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4.3
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%
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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
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

One of best values around

Visibly beautiful track. Not overly quirky or unfair. Great value and helpful staff. Truly care about 4 pace of play. A few greens have some damage and they were slowest I have played in HHI. Flew around on front but they let people off on 10 that held us up all back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 08/06/2020

Thanks for the 5 star review and we are glad that overall you enjoyed your day at Old South. We always do double tees in the summer to accommodate the most players in the "cooler" morning hours. Pace of play sometimes changes if you play the first 9 in less than our recommended 2 hours and 10 minutes. We hope you will have another round at Old South soon.

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 Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Just OK

Greens are very slow. Some have some issues, but were all playable. No real rough to speak of.
Tight lies everywhere. Not the type of course that I am used to playing, since I'm from up north.
It was OK, but not my style of golf.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/30/2020

We appreciate your thoughtful comments. Our course is low-country style and offers a change of scenery to those from northern regions. Most courses here will be similar.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course

Awesome first time experience. Interesting layout on many holes but allows you to score well on other holes too. Fairways perfect. Most greens in good shape and bunkers were great. Marshland/River Views from 3 holes! So far I’d say this is my favorite down here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great day

Really enjoyed the course. A bargain just outside HHI. Fairways in great shape, greens nice but a little slow due to rain. Staff very friendly. Will definitely be back!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/30/2020

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

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/28/2020

Your 5-star review is very much appreciated.

Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Covid conditions

The clubhouse was open but the snack bar was not. That is why I gave it a low score.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Hot

Temps in the 90’s. Absolutely no water on the course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/23/2020

A complimentary bottle of water is provided for each customer in the golf shop and is sold at $1.00/bottle after that. We also have a beverage cart circulating each day. In order to remain open during the pandemic we were required to remove water coolers, rakes and sand bottles. We regret the inconvenience but water was available.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Starter is the BOSS

Don’t park tour cart wrong or you will get punished!!!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/30/2020

We appreciate the 4-star review. We do have designated cart parking areas at the driving range so we are not sure what happened here. We hope you will play again since you enjoyed the course.

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

Course was awesome

The course was in great condition. There were a few spots on the greens that were still not filled in all the way but overall it was a beautiful course that I loved playing. We were told though we’d see a drink cart at least once or twice but we played 18 holes and did not have a singe drink. And at 90+ degrees that was not enjoyable.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 07/22/2020

We are glad you enjoyed your day at Old South and regret you missed the beverage cart. Our employee was out there from 9:00 - 5:00 so we don't know how a group could be missed. If there is ever an issue again please call the golf shop we will send the beverage cart to your location.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Just go and play! Great course and topography. Really enjoyed

It was a pleasure to play. Tried blue finished whites. Beautiful setting. Thank you

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 07/21/2020

Thanks for the 5 star review! The blues can be a challenge at Old South so we are glad you moved up to the whites to enjoy your day. We hope to see you back.

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great Layout, Nice Fairways

I play here about once/month. Last time 7/19/20 all was great except some bad spots on greens. Under-watered? Heat stressed? Hard to say. Pin position designed to avoid bad spots but I still had to move my ball 2-3 times to avoid sore spots under repair.
I’ll go back in SEP and play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great course

Greens and fairways were some of the best in the area

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/20/2020

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

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/16/2020

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

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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