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Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.3
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4.0
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4.1
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Conditions
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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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4.0
First Time Playing

Great day.

Beautiful course. Greens nice, a few blight spots. Fairways lush. Very enjoyable place. Marsh section is beautiful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 04/15/2019

Thank you for the 4-Star review! We are so glad that enjoyed your round today! Thanks for coming out and we hope to see you again RBC Heritage Weekend!

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Commented On 04/15/2019

We are glad you enjoyed your day at Old South and hope you will be back soon!

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Conditions Average
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Friendliness Good
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Commented On 04/15/2019

Thank you for the 4-Star review!

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Commented On 04/15/2019

Thanks for your 4-star review.

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4.0
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First Time Playing

Very good layout

Fun course to play. Several holes on the marsh. No two holes alike. Helpful to have played at least once before.
Greens are slow. Everyone was very friendly. Will play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented On 04/15/2019

Thank you for the 4-Star review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your round today! Thanks for coming out and we hope to see you again Heritage Weekend!

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Commented On 04/10/2019

We are glad you enjoyed playing Old South with great variety to the layout and the friendliest staff. We hope to see you again.

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5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
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Commented On 04/10/2019

Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon.

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Commented On 04/08/2019

We appreciate your 5-star review.

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fantastic Course

Not quite in the posh part of Hilton Head, but this course gives you all you could want and is a great value. There were a couple of bad spots on a couple of greens but overall course was in excellent shape. Coming from California, great to play in the GA (SC) pines and with the Gators.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 04/10/2019

Thank you for the great review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your round today, thank you for making the long trip from California to come see us!

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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 04/10/2019

Thank you for the 4-Star review!

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Old South Early Spring

Course was in excellent shape given the time of year, particularly the greens. Definitely a course I look forward to playing again

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented On 04/15/2019

Thank you for the 5-Star review! We are so glad that your pace of play was up to par today! Thanks for coming out and we hope to see you again RBC Heritage Weekend!

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Commented On 04/08/2019

We look forward to seeing you here at Old South again. Thanks for the 5 star review.

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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented On 04/10/2019

Thank you for the 4-Star review, please come back and see us again soon!

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Commented On 04/02/2019

Thanks for your 4 star review.

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Layout Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented On 04/10/2019

Thank you for the 5-Star review.

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Commented On 04/02/2019

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

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Rich H

Always enjoy playing Old South, especially when you get a hole in one on #8. Interesting layout and course in good condition.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented On 04/10/2019

Congratulations on your Hole-in-One! That is exciting news! Thanks for coming out and we hope to see you again this Masters Weekend!

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Commented On 04/01/2019

Thanks for the 5-star review and congratulations on your Hole in One! We hope to see you back for another round.

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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

One of my favorites

Old south.is one of my favorites for good reason. Fun layout, well maintained, and friendly staff. A must play each trip to Hilton head!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 04/10/2019

Thank you for the 5-Star review, we appreciate the great feedback regarding the value of our course. Thank you for taking the time to make the trip to come see us!

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Commented On 04/01/2019

Thanks for the 5 stars and for letting others know what a fun, friendly place Old South truly is. We hope to have you back again soon.

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5.0
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First Time Playing

Beautiful views

This a very scenic course. It was challenging but fair. Not too many carries. I would suggest a map of the holes on your scorecard. For first timers at your course, there are some very tricky holes out near the marsh. Holes number 7 and 16. Overall , course is in very good condition and I really enjoyed it.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented On 04/02/2019

Thank you for the 5-Star review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your challenging round today. Thanks for coming out and we hope to see you again soon.

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Commented On 03/28/2019

We are so glad you enjoyed your day of golf at Old South and appreciate the 5 star review. Yardage books containing a full map of the layout are available in golf shop. We hope to see you back at Old South soon.

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5.0
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First Time Playing

Great old course

Great layout and pace of play was excellent. This was my first time playing near Hilton Head and it was a great value. 41 back and 38 front. Greens were slow but challenging. Had a great time and would recommend this golf course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 04/02/2019

Thank you for the 5-Star review, we appreciate the great feedback regarding the value at Old South Golf Links. We are so glad that the pace of play was up to par on this particular day. Thank you for coming out and we hope to see you again this weekend!

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Commented On 03/27/2019

We appreciate the 5 star review and hope Old South will always be on your "must play" list when you visit the low-country of SC.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented On 04/02/2019

Thank you for the 4-Star review!

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Commented On 03/27/2019

Thanks for your 4 star review.

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OldSouthGolfMGT
Commented On 03/26/2019

We appreciate the 4 star review and hope you play at Old South again soon.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

Course ok staff not so much

Most greens in good shape and fairways average but early spring just yet. Pro shop staff could not be bothered. Starter great guy.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented On 04/02/2019

Thank you for your honest review, we appreciate you coming out to see us and hope that next time we can increase your overall star rating!

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Commented On 03/26/2019

It is rare that guests find our shop staff less than very friendly so we apologize if you felt slighted. We hope you can play again when conditions are prime for spring and summer.

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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Solid Track

Enjoyed our round at Old South. Was great to play a course not completely carved through houses or condos. Great low country feel. Staff were top notch, helpful, and friendly all around. Golf now rate was good, and course is a good value at $64 each with cart. Was a little nervous hearing the course may be having some issues with the greens, but nothing we noticed really. A few rough patches on a couple greens, but nothing outlandish or out of the ordinary from what we normally experience. Greens rolled true but were a bit slow.. I would guess rolling closer to 8 maybe 9. Fairways in good shape. Layout was good, several forcedCarrie's, even from the forward tees where my wife and kids played,

Overall great time, would certainly play again and recommend as a great value course a bit different than the resort courses.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 04/02/2019

Let us first start by thanking you for the great review. This is the experience we strive to provide. We partner with GolfNow because we believe in offering our golfers the best opportunities in golf, whether that be with our website or our partner’s. We will continue to work hard and create an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Old South Golf Links, we hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented On 04/02/2019

Thank you for the 4-Star review!

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Played again

We played it a few days ago and came back and played it again. The course was in good condition and in spite of the heavy bookings our foursome finished in a little over 4 hours. The greens and fairways were in good shape. The greens were a little sow but were well kept. We'll be back next year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 03/22/2019

Thank you for the 5-Star review, we appreciate the great feedback regarding our course conditions, especially after the weather we have received. Thanks for coming out and we hope to see you again soon.

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Handicap 15-19
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2.0
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Previously Played

Better courses nearby

Played alone and did not catch anypne until the 16th. Grèens were heavily damaged and really slow. I don't know why this cpurse is ratef so high when there are a dozen coures in the area that are so much better confdtion wise and value wise.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 03/22/2019

We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We apologize that our course conditions were not up to your expectations. We have received a ton of bad weather this winter and the greens are still recovering. Thank you for coming out and we hope you will give us another try in the near future.

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Commented On 03/12/2019

We regret you did not seem to enjoy your day at Old South. There are a few areas on a couple of greens that are in need of repair which can be addressed now that spring has arrived. Our greens tend to be slow in cooler weather but will improve with the warmer temperatures.

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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Great course but don’t do the green competition

Got there an hour early to hit balls, very friendly bag drop guy said a group hadn’t turned up if we wanted to get out sooner rather than later, went in to check with Pro shop only to be told that we couldn’t cos we were GolfNow Hot deal, he even wrote ‘hot deal’ on the ticket!!
Really unfriendly New Yorker, even his colleagues joked he was ‘wired a bit different’ went to see Mike the starter from Long Island who was an absolute gentleman and put us out straight away, we were behind two 4balls so we took 4 hours, greens were great, very green if a little slow and fairways had more lush grass than I remember, the players assistant was also extremely helpful! They do a ‘hit the green’ competition on the par 3’s, you bet between 20 and $100 dollars and if you hit the green you get double your money to spend in the pro shop, I won $100 but it was only to be used on full price ($78 for a shirt) items, anything on the sale rack was not included which was a bit naughty! Overall a great day and would recommend!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented On 03/15/2019

Hello Golfbhoy74. Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff regarding any issues with the pro shop staff, we appreciate you pointing this out to us. Thank you for coming out and we hope to see you again in the near future!

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