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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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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
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3 Stars
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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%
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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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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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Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

fun, fun,fun

Fun course, good layout,,good conditions. Very scenic.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/08/2020

Thanks for your 4 star review!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/08/2020

We appreciate your 5 star review and hope to see you at Old South again soon.

Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Enjoyable course

Course is well maintained, nice layout and scenery.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/31/2020

Thanks for your positive comments and the 4 star review.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/31/2020

We greatly appreciate your 5 star review.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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 08/31/2020

We appreciate your 5 star review and hope to see you here again.

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

Fun Fun Fun

Loved this course very fun to play. We played a little late in the evening and the greens were a little slow but no big deal all of the green roll true... Beautiful course...

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/26/2020

We are pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your day at Old South Golf Links. Thanks for the great review.

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/26/2020

Thanks for your 5 star review!

Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Nice layout with interesting holes.

Course is in great shape. More target golf than grip and rip with some shorter holes. Greens are a bit slow but rolling very nicely.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/26/2020

We are pleased you enjoyed your round at Old South and appreciate your great review.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Ron

Good course; layout was good. The tee boxes and greens were not recently mowed making putting very difficult.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/26/2020

Thanks for your 4 star review. Not sure why greens wouldn't have been mowed unless it was a weather issue as we have had some severe thunderstorms lately.

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

great course

this is a challenging course that has come up in quality since last year. really enjoyed the course. nice driving range , chipping and putting green. good good good all the above.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/26/2020

Old South can be a challenge especially if it's your first round here. Be sure to play again now that you know the layout and the great conditions.

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Commented on 08/20/2020

We are glad to be on your list for play when in the Low-country. Thanks for the 4 star review.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course, poor conditions

We played knowing the greens were aerated the week before and the fee they charge reflected the fact they were still coming back but the course had other condition issues. It was clear that the ownership has not been spending the money to keep the course in top shape. The bunkers were in poor condition and inconsistent, there was debris on the course and as mentioned the greens were poor.Even after aerafication the greens should be cut and these were very shaggy and bumpy. The layout is great and we heard great things but were disappointed in the conditions. The range was in poor shape as well.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/26/2020

The rate is always reduced after aerification but it sounds like you played just after a storm. Our limited maintenance crew may not have had time to repair and replenish bunkers and pick up all debris. As with many businesses, staffing has been a challenge this year.

Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

AERATION ALERT! GIVE IT A FEW MORE WEEKS!

Played Old South 4 years ago and it was in much better shape. Didn't remember it being such a blah layout. Greens recently aereated and still showing signs of it, with holes present along with sandy topdressing. Tee boxes also aereated. Marshes are mostly dried up due to summer heat. Just not in great shape overall, and I saw no warnings of aeration when i booked online. Slightly disappointing. Give this course a few more weeks to heal before you pay to play here.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/20/2020

We regret you didn't enjoy your day at Old South. The marshes are influenced by the tide. If you had played at high tide the holes would be much more memorable. Aerification notice was on GolfNow and given by staff.

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

My favorite HHI area track

I absolutely love this course. The greens were punched last week which obviously detracts from the experience, but the overall conditions made up for it. By next week the greens should much better.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/20/2020

We love Old South too and appreciate your 5 star review. We hope you can get in another round while you're here.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great time

The staff were really friendly. Course was great. Took my 11 year old daughter And the junior set up was great.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/20/2020

We greatly appreciate your 5 star review and for mentioning that we do try to make golf at Old South fun for all juniors. They are the future of our sport.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/20/2020

Thanks for your 4 star review.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/20/2020

We appreciate the 4 star review.

Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Aerated greens

This course is beautiful to play with breath taking scenery.! I wasn't aware they had aerated the greens which made putting difficult. But I went back to my booking and did see where they did mention aerating the greens--my bad The only other concern was that the tee boxes were not all level and there were a lot of bare spots . That was the same issue two weeks ago when I played there.
My overall evaluation of this course is one of the most beautiful courses I have played and is a must play course

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/20/2020

Thanks for the 4 star review. The maintenance was posted on GolfNow as we do want guests to be aware of this necessary maintenance when it is done.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Good time

The course is nice to play and challenging at times but we ran into the issue of aeration and was not fun putting on the greens.
I will play this course again

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/11/2020

We appreciate the 5 star review. Keep Old South on your "must play" list.

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