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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
91.8%
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958 out of 1019 reviews
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4.0
87 Reviews (87)
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Conditions
3.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
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4.1
186 Reviews (186)
5 Stars
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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6772 yards
Slope 138
Rating 72.7

The 18-hole Old South Golf Links in Bluffton, S.C. is a public course that opened in 1991. Designed by Clyde Johnston, Old South Golf Links measures 6,772 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 129 and a 72.4 USGA rating. The course features four sets of tees for different skill levels.

Johnston designed Old South Golf Links in keeping with the beautiful Lowcountry's natural landscape. "Old South Golf Links was designed not only to provide an enjoyable yet challenging golf game, but also to preserve the natural beauty of the land," he said. "I felt that this was an opportunity to allow the golfer to experience up close the uniqueness of the site, its natural amenities and spectacular views."

The variety of the setting from oak forest to open pasture to tidal salt marsh, provided an opportunity to vary the design elements and strategy of play.

Old South Golf Links is open to the public seven days a week. There is a clubhouse, restaurant and full-line pro shop on site.

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Course Details

Year Built 1991
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire. No cutoffs, gym or jogging shorts, bathing suits, tank tops, halter or tube tops, tee shirts and blue jeans or any other denim.

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4.2
1019 Reviews (1019)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 38
Brunch 20
19th Hole Scenic Views 15
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 99
Forced Carries 89
Bunkers 71
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 87
Advanced Golfers 70
Locals 47
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 62
Near Local Attractions 52
Worth the Drive 46

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Handicap 10-14
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4.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

One of our favourites when in HHI

We actually got to play here twice this visit. It is a great and fun track with some interesting holes. I played the white tees which suited my game.I would suggest this to anyone in the area. golf Now offers the best price. Full price in the morning is too steep for me.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Old South Golf Links
Commented On 06/09/2019

Thank you for the great review, Please come back and see us again soon.

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Low Country Track

Squeezed in an enjoyable 9 with my son in law in perfect weather. Course in decent shape overall. Several of the greens had some discolored/bare areas and were s-l-o-w -- but they rolled pretty true. This course plays different from every tee: choose wisely.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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OldSouthGolfMGT
Commented On 05/16/2019

Thanks for your 4-star review. Those areas on a couple of greens are being addressed over the summer by our maintenance department. We hope you get to play the back 9 too on a future round.

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course great but spotty greens.

The course was in great shape, with the exception that quite a few greens had burned out/diseased spots.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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OldSouthGolfMGT
Commented On 05/14/2019

We appreciate hearing from you. We do have a few areas on the greens where the winter grass has receded and the summer Bermuda grass has not transitioned well. These are being addressed by our superintendent. We hope to see you at Old South again soon.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Better than expected

Played this course today after setting up a tee time on GolfNow. Was paired up with 3 nice guys 2 of which were mid handicappers like myself and a fourth who was very very good. Since we were the first tee time we were finished in 4 hours so the pace of play was fast. The conditions of the tee boxes and fairways were above average and although the greens were slow and on a few of them (2 or 3) were bare spots they were fine. The layout of the course was interesting and two of the doglegs were short par fours with unique landing areas. I would recommend this course if you are looking for a reasonably priced tract in the Bluffton/ Hilton Head area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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OldSouthGolfMGT
Commented On 05/13/2019

We appreciate the 5 star rating and that you took the time to post your review. We hope you have an opportunity to play Old South again soon.

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Course was in great shape, greens a little slow but good otherwise.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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OldSouthGolfMGT
Commented On 05/13/2019

Thanks for your 4 star review and we are glad you enjoyed your round of golf at Old South.

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4.0
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First Time Playing

Soggy Start

Unexpected rain hit the area about a half hour before my tee time. I decided to go ahead and tee off in the rain since I had already paid for the round. Holes 1 & 2 were in a downpour but things started clearing up on Hole 3. By Hole 6 no Loren sign of rain and the back nine was bathed in sun.

I really enjoyed the layout of this course and from the white tees I got to hit almost every iron in the bag. Mixture of holes that you can hit all out and those that required some thought.

The fairways were excellent however the tee boxes were rough and the greens were a bit hairy (slow with some dead spots). The hole placements were in areas not around dead spots.

I imagine in a few weeks this course will be perfect and should be on everyone’s play list.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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OldSouthGolfMGT
Commented On 05/13/2019

We are glad you were only rained on for a couple of holes. Waiting out Mother Nature often has its rewards. We hope to see you at Old South again.

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Played On
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Loved it

Absolutely beautiful! Will definitely play every year that we vacation here

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Old South Golf Links
Commented On 05/20/2019

Thank you for the awesome review! We enjoy having you back each year while you are on vacations. Thanks for coming out and we hope to see you again this Summer.

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OldSouthGolfMGT
Commented On 05/09/2019

We are glad you enjoyed Old South and look forward to seeing you again!

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Longer Day tan necessary

Although course not very busy (1PM) starter held us at shack . We saw a single tee off. We were a twosome. A single shows up and he sticks him with us. He had not played in a year. Searched for his balls much of the day. Open course and could have played in one hour less as a two some and he had followed as single player.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Old South Golf Links
Commented On 05/17/2019

Thank you for the 4-Star review! Sounds like you enjoyed the pace of play today, thanks for coming out and we hope that you will give us another try in the near future.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Old South Golf Links
Commented On 05/08/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Old South Golf Links. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

By far the best course we have played in the last 2 weeks at HHI. Excellent condition and fun layout. You don’t just bomb drivers off the tee on every hole.
Highly recommend this course!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Old South Golf Links
Commented On 05/08/2019

We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back!

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OldSouthGolfMGT
Commented On 05/02/2019

We appreciate your 5-star review and that you took the time to let others know what a great golf course we have here at Old South Golf Links. We hope to see you again!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Old South Golf Links
Commented On 05/08/2019

Thank you for the 4-Star review!

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Old South in April

This is our "go to" course every year. Good breakfast, nice driving range & chipping/putting area. Greens were very slow, 1st cut around greens spongy & high. Sand in bunkers ample and par 3's reachable for seniors like me. We schedule Old South every year, enjoyed. DEH

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Old South Golf Links
Commented On 05/08/2019

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We love being your "go to" course in Hilton Head Island! Thank you for playing Old South Golf Links, we hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

What an elegant southern golf course beautiful greens long friendly Green belts just the ultimate and a good southern golf course

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Old South Golf Links
Commented On 05/08/2019

Thank you for the 5-Star review! We are so pleased with the great compliments regarding our course conditions.

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OldSouthGolfMGT
Commented On 04/29/2019

We appreciate the 5-star review and are glad you enjoyed your day at Old South Golf Links.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun course

Always love playing Old South when I visit Hilton Head.
The layout is interesting, challlengin and fair.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Old South Golf Links
Commented On 05/08/2019

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Old South Golf Links.

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OldSouthGolfMGT
Commented On 04/29/2019

Thanks for your 4 star review. We are always glad to hear from repeat customers.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Replay

Second time to play course and enjoyed as much as first time. Nice to play a course where you have to think your shots rather than just bomb the driver. Would recommend the course and look forward to returning.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Old South Golf Links
Commented On 05/08/2019

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round at Old South Golf Links! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OldSouthGolfMGT
Commented On 04/23/2019

We appreciate your 5-star review and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun layout in good shape

I have played Old South on several occasions and find it enjoyable most every time. Today s round was played in extremely windy conditions whicuh made holes 6&7, and 16&17 which are out on the marsh almost impossible. These holes are very exposed and as such are very difficult on a windy day. The rest of the layout is very fair and the layout has good variety. The conditions were good with the overseed still present on the burmuda greens that some may consider slow. Overall a good experience highlighted by a great BLT sandwich i the restaurant after the round. Just be cautious if its a windy day. Could be hard on your golf ego.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Old South Golf Links
Commented On 05/08/2019

We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back!

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OldSouthGolfMGT
Commented On 04/29/2019

Thank you for the feedback. Timing is everything so we hope you get to play again on a calmer day to keep your score where you wish it to be.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Old South. Classic course

Very good layout. Friendly staff. Course in great shape overall tee boxes and a few greens off, but otherwise fine. If the wind is up it is a good challeng . But a fair coure . 17 handicap and shot 85 with a few foot wedges.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Old South Golf Links
Commented On 04/26/2019

Thank you for the 4-Star review, we appreciate the great feedback regarding our course conditions and our excellent staff. Thanks for coming out and we hope to see you again soon.

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OldSouthGolfMGT
Commented On 04/23/2019

We are glad you enjoyed your round at Old South and played well. Please give us another visit in the near future.

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Change of Pace

Playing most of my rounds at Palmetto Dunes and was looking to change it up. Enjoyed the course staff and members. Would definitely play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 04/26/2019

Thank you for the 5-Star review, we appreciate the great feedback regarding our course conditions and our excellent staff. Thanks for coming out and we hope to see you again soon.

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OldSouthGolfMGT
Commented On 04/17/2019

We are so glad you changed up your usual courses and discovered Old South Golf Links. We appreciate the 5-stars and hope to see you again soon.

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Old South Golf Links
Commented On 04/26/2019

Thank you for the 5-Star review!

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Commented On 04/26/2019

Thank you for the 5-Star review!

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OldSouthGolfMGT
Commented On 04/16/2019

We hope you get to play Old South again soon and appreciate your 5-star review.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Old South Golf Links
Commented On 04/15/2019

Thank you for the 4-Star review!

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Commented On 04/15/2019

We appreciate your 4-star rating.

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Commented On 04/15/2019

We appreciate the 4-star review.

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