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1288 Reviews (1288)
5 Stars
555
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
25
1 Stars
12
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
92.6%
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4.3
172 Reviews (172)
5 Stars
68
4 Stars
87
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
92.4%
Recommend this course
159 out of 172 reviews
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4.3
248 Reviews (248)
5 Stars
109
4 Stars
118
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
93.5%
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232 out of 248 reviews
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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.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

Reviews

4.3
1288 Reviews (1288)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 39
Brunch 20
19th Hole Scenic Views 15
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 100
Forced Carries 91
Bunkers 72
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 89
Advanced Golfers 71
Locals 48
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 62
Near Local Attractions 53
Worth the Drive 47

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Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun layout. Has some length from the blues. Greens a little slow. Priced appropriately at $75.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
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I Recommend This Course
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course, friendly staff. A new Hilton Head faorite

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/24/2020

We are happy to hear we made your favorites list. We hope you and your friends have another round at Old South soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great diversity in design.

Love the course. Versatile layout. Played on a windy day which made it very challenging. Very much enjoyed the round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/23/2020

Thanks for your great review. Be sure to keep us on your "must play" list and come for another round at Old South soon.

Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/23/2020

We are glad you enjoyed Old South. Thanks for your 4 star review.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Very Nice course to play - Recommend

The course was in good shape. Overall the layout was good a few unique holes. It was the first time playing so would enjoy playing again. I would recommend playing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
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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Commented on 09/22/2020

We appreciate your 4-star review and hope to see you at Old South again.

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great value and views

In searching for a place to play this place kept surfacing and did not disappoint a couple of really memorable holes and great views of the water

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/22/2020

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your day at Old South and we appreciate the 5-star review.

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/22/2020

Thanks for your 4 star review.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Extremely forgiving and fun

Called in the late afternoon and got on easily with my 8 year old son. Course was beautiful and greens were large and forgiving. We had a blast playing there and will make this a yearly treck. . My son just missed the 12 foot gator behind the clubhouse with his wedge. Great memory.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 09/22/2020

We love to see juniors at Old South and accommodate them with their own set of tees and junior scorecards. Keep us on your must play list.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/22/2020

Thanks for your 5 star review. Keep Old South on your list of "must play" courses and we hope to see you here again.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/15/2020

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

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course. Challenging layout. Well maintained.

Will play on every visit. Loved the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/15/2020

We are glad to hear Old South is on your "must play" list! Thanks for the 5 star review.

Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Quirky, but neat.......until

Greens are SLOW. That said, the course is in great shape. It’s a target golf course, and if you miss those spots, you’re in big trouble. Staff was nice, starter was really cool. I played as a single, and flew through the first 8 holes. I caught up with the threesome on 9, but their pace was OK..........until the 12th hole (#3 on the course since we started on the back 9). We hit a group of foresome after foresome that we’re unbearably slow. It took over an hour to get through the next 3 holes. No ranger in sight. I quit on 7 because I couldn’t take it anymore. Told the bag drop guy, and he just stated that it was because I was a single that it felt slow, even though I told him it was over an hour since 3.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/15/2020

We regret your round was slow but as a single that's to be expected when you have foursomes ahead of you. Try us again with a foursome - pace of play is maintained at 4 hours and 20 minutes.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 09/15/2020

Your 4 star review is very much appreciated. We hope to see you back at Old South soon.

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Commented on 09/09/2020

We appreciate your 4 star review and hope to see you back again at Old South.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout and views.

Course was in excellent shape. Both fairways and greens. Only negative was cart path only due to heavy rain night before. Played fairly well and enjoyed the scenery. Would recommend this course to all.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 09/09/2020

We are glad to receive your 4 star review and to hear you enjoyed Old South Golf Links.. We wish we could control "Mother Nature" but we can only deal with what she delivers to keep our course in overall great condition. We hope you get to play again.

Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

The course was in excellent condition. Played in 3 1/2 hours. Great course and worth the money.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/08/2020

We appreciate your 4 star review. Keep Old South on your list of "must play" when next in the low-country.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Labor Day Suprise

Last minute booking, awesome course. We had a great time! Such an interesting course.
Loved it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/08/2020

Thanks for your great 5 star review. Old South is an awesome course and we hope you get to play again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice people, nice course

Played front 9 only.. Other than quirky hole 7 layout sharp dogleg with unclear direction. Very enjoyable round. Clubhouse staff very accommodating and friendly. Course was in good shape given the heat. Hole #8 was challenging. Fun time.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/08/2020

We hope you get to play the back 9 soon. Every hole at Old South is unique and we know you would enjoy the rest of the course.

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