Barony at Port Royal Golf Club

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4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
93.8%
Recommend this course
115 out of 124 reviews
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4.3
33
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4.4
Value
4.5
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4.4
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4.4
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
97.0%
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32 out of 33 reviews
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4.0
75
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4 Stars
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1
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4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
93.3%
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6543
Slope 137
Rating 71.9
Type Resort
The Barony Course at Port Royal Golf Club constitutes 18 of this well-known island facility's 54 holes. Playing to just 6,543 yards from the gold tees, Barony is a very enjoyable course for all skill levels. The back nine in particular is a fine mix of long and short holes. Like its sister courses at Port Royal, Barony begins and ends at the club's beautiful Antebellum-style clubhouse. From the tee, many of the holes on Barony appear to be relatively open. But as you approach the green the real challenge of the course becomes clear. The greens are small and protected by deep bunkers and Bermuda rough, demanding an excellent touch with the medium and short irons. This is a course where accuracy, not length is the key factor.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6543 yards 71.9 137
Gold (W) 72 6543 yards 77.5 136
Blue 72 6223 yards 70.3 125
Blue (W) 72 6223 yards 75.7 132
White 72 5964 yards 69.2 121
White (W) 72 5964 yards 74.3 129
Green 72 5183 yards 70.3 122
Scorecard for Barony
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 71.6/135 W: 77.5/136 368 170 523 395 346 179 378 362 513 3234 339 524 426 358 161 489 203 365 408 3273 6507
Blue M: 70.8/123 W: 75.7/132 356 170 499 375 339 168 365 339 476 3087 331 512 411 348 151 466 187 347 394 3147 6234
White M: 69.6/121 W: 74.6/131 333 158 483 365 328 158 352 327 467 2971 319 500 390 326 136 449 172 336 383 3011 5982
Black M: 68.1/113 W: 71.2/131 291 121 422 340 310 134 321 288 460 2687 282 458 368 298 125 439 155 306 355 2786 5473
Green M: 66.7/110 W: 70.9/126 291 121 422 290 304 127 316 288 403 2562 282 396 363 256 107 409 142 301 350 2606 5168
Handicap 5 15 13 3 7 17 11 9 1 10 2 6 8 16 12 18 14 4
Par 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 4 5 36 4 5 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 7 9 15 5 11 17 3 13 1 10 8 4 6 14 16 18 12 2

Course Details

Year Built 1963
Golf Season Year round
Architect George Cobb (1963)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

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4.1
124
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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice resort course in good shape

Nice resort course with excellent greens. Fun layout. Not too demanding for novices. Front nine a little tighter with condos and houses lining the fairways. Back nine more senic when getting out near the ocean

Overall a pleasurable experience with welcoming staff .

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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PortRoyalGolfShop
Commented On 11/14/2018

Thank you for playing and your feedback on Barony - I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the layout!

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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun Day-Good Course

Very nice course and condition. Only on five minute delay. Good practice area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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PortRoyalGolfShop
Commented On 11/14/2018

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your round at Barony, thanks for coming out to play!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Brainy course

Good value, greens in great shape, directions could use some effort, overall good time.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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PortRoyalGolfShop
Commented On 11/01/2018

Thanks for coming out to play Barony and your feedback! Glad to hear you enjoyed and hope to see you on a future trip to HHI.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Barony has a good mix of challenging holes

The course was in great shape and the greens were perfect - not too fast or slow. The staff were very friendly. We would definitely play Barony again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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PortRoyalGolfShop
Commented On 10/25/2018

Thank you for coming out and playing Barony - glad to hear you had a good time!

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Ben

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

Great layout, moderately challenging

Course is in great shape. Greens rolling well. Staff is super helpful. Clubhouse is being redone, so there’s a little hassle getting around, but no big deal. Course is challenging without being punished for every errant shot.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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PortRoyalGolfShop
Commented On 10/18/2018

Thanks for playing and your feedback to Barony! Glad to hear you had a good time and hope to see you on your next trip to HHI.

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Value

Fun course and. A great value especially with a hot deal. Course layout was fun fairways and rough in good shape greens were in poor shape

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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PortRoyalGolfShop
Commented On 10/18/2018

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed Barony and it's layout - it's definitely fun to hit the different shots the course requires!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I have played this course several times in the past and the greens have been in better condition. The greens were a little slower than normal and seem to have two different types of grass on some holes. Otherwise the course was as expected.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
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PortRoyalGolfShop
Commented On 10/18/2018

Thank you for playing and your feedback on Barony! Hope your travels are well and that we see you on a future trip to HHI.

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Ben

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

We had a great time! They got us out 15 minutes early. The course was in good shape. We had to quit playing on the back nine, but was given a rain check for nine holes which I thought was really nice !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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PortRoyalGolfShop
Commented On 10/18/2018

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your round, and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip!

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Ben

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great deal on golf now. My wife and I had a wonderful time!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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PortRoyalGolfShop
Commented On 10/08/2018

I'm glad to hear you were able to take advantage of a great deal and had a good time at Barony. Hope to see you on your next visit to HHI!

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Ben

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course!

Overall, the course was in good shape. I played the white tees. Probably should've moved up one because I'm not long off the tee. As many have said, keep it straight off the tee! I would play this course again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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PortRoyalGolfShop
Commented On 10/08/2018

Thanks for playing and your feedback!

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Ben

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

Hilton Head Golf - Old School Style

A beautiful, 1960s-era course with some ample fairways but also some tight ones, with plenty of hazards if you don’t hit it straight. It’s only 6500 yards from the tips, and it’s a fun 6500. Mostly smaller greens means you’d better have your iron game ready. The greens were very smooth, but a little - not a lot - slower than Palmetto Hall. They roll true and give you a chance to bang it into the back of the cup. Fun course and a great value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented On 10/08/2018

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed Barony's layout! It's definitely a fun course with a little challenge to it. Hope your travels are well and we'll see you on a future trip to HHI!

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Ben

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

Nice experience

Barony has wide fairways, small greens and the best sand in the traps on HHI. You have a variety of tees to choose from with the longest being 6500 yards.

The course is in good condition although the greens are slow.

Have fun.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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PortRoyalGolfShop
Commented On 09/20/2018

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your round on Barony! Thank you for playing and your feedback, hope to see you on a future trip to HHI.

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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
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Fun course on a hot day.

Played the course after opening from post hurricane closure, and was in overall good condition. Nice practice facilities. Tees and fairways well grassed. The greens were a bit on the slow side (part of the issue was we did not get to the practice green to adapt for speed). The sprinkler heads are marked for distance, if you can find them. (Posts, every 50 yards, would be helpful.) I would play the course again and recommend with the stipulation that you practice putt before going out on the course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

great course and friendly staff

great course, friendly staff, great facilities, a little pricey if you don't catch a deal. The layout is good and the course is not overly tough. Well worth giving a try.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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PortRoyalGolfShop
Commented On 09/17/2018

Our team appreciates you playing Barony and your feedback! Glad to hear you enjoyed and hope to have you back on your next visit to Hilton Head.

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Ben

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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Accuracy Is Key

This is a nice course with friendly staff and a solid practice facility. The course is short, I played from the longest tees and could only hit driver on the par 5s and one par 4. The fairways are wide and the layout requires you to work the ball in both directions. Tee boxes and fairways were in excellent condition! Greens were slow due to a top dressing of sand from aeration a few weeks ago, but should be perfect in a week or so. The greens are quite small requiring accuracy on tee shots and approach shots. There is not much water or hazards so I would recommend this course as a fun outing for beginner-intermediate players.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 09/17/2018

Thank you for playing and for your feedback on Barony. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your round!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Nothing Special

Nothing special about this course that would cause me to hurry back. Pretty typical HHI target golf. Did not think that the course was in as good of shape as some recent reviews claimed. Would rather drive another 15 minutes off the island and play HH National, Eagles Point (which I believe to be comparable in layout and conditions) and probably save about $50. Highlight of the day was Robber's Row Grill. Sad when 19th hole is the best part of round.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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PortRoyalGolfShop
Commented On 07/30/2018

Thank you for playing and your feedback - I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the Grille!

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

Great greens

Our tee time was early and I was a little concerned the course would be very wet and muddy after heavy rain the night before. The course drained extremely well with only a few damp areas. After reading other post about the greens I thought I would be putting on a bumpy surface. I was proven wrong again! The greens rolled great and the speed was perfect. The course is challenging and requires a good approach shot! Plan on playing Robbers Row tomorrow!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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PortRoyalGolfShop
Commented On 07/20/2018

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your round on Barony! We're fortunate to have great drainage on the course to deal with these summer rains. Hope your travels are well and that we see you on a future visit to Hilton Head.

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