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4.1
261 Reviews (261)
5 Stars
77
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
8
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
89.6%
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238 out of 261 reviews
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4.0
38 Reviews (38)
5 Stars
12
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
84.2%
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32 out of 38 reviews
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4.1
79 Reviews (79)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
86.1%
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68 out of 79 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6543 yards
Slope 137
Rating 71.9

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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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

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in South Carolina (2017 #24)

Reviews

4.1
261 Reviews (261)

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Water Hazards 6

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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
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Barony Port Royal

I’m not sure how you would communicate this to your customers prior to booking, but the greens were in terrible shape due to aeration. If we had known this or had the Pro Shop attendant brought this to our attention prior to paying we would have chosen another time and course. Not worth the 85 dollar green fee.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great time

It's been a while, since I was last on HHI. My son & myself wanted to play a plantation course that was affordable & anyone could play. We were so glad to play at the Port Royal Barony Course. A very friendly & helpful staff made our round even more enjoyable!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
960fb115-e5b2-53c9-89f9-db896c12883a
Commented on 07/30/2020

I'm glad to hear our team helped make your day! Thank your playing and hope to see you on a future trip to the Island.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Excellent

Played all over HHI for years , staff here are outstanding- course in great condition....strongly recommend

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
960fb115-e5b2-53c9-89f9-db896c12883a
Commented on 07/30/2020

Thank you for playing - appreciate your feedback and hope to see you on your next trip to HHI!

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice Resort Course

There are some bald spots and the greens were punched fairly recently so some putts went awry - couldn’t have been my putting! I enjoy Barony each year when I visit HHI.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
960fb115-e5b2-53c9-89f9-db896c12883a
Commented on 07/30/2020

Thank you for playing and your feedback! Glad to hear you enjoyed your round and hope to see you on your next visit.

Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Barony course didn’t disappoint

I was pleasantly surprised to be allowed out alone to play today. The course was not really full so the pace of play was also nice. One or two of the greens were a bit patchy but generally good.
The layout is fair but there are a couple of tricky holes if you don’t put your ball in the right spot off the tee.
I will be back again soon.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
960fb115-e5b2-53c9-89f9-db896c12883a
Commented on 07/30/2020

I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the day! Thanks for playing and hope to see you soon.

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

nice Course with 1 problem

We had a good time playing until 6pm with 5 holes left. They decide to water the tee boxes. We got soaked teeing off as did our carts and clubs. If you let people tee off at 3 then let them finish before watering. Tee boxes need work, the fairways were in great shape and the greens rolled nice but need a little attention. Very nice layout

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
960fb115-e5b2-53c9-89f9-db896c12883a
Commented on 07/30/2020

Dear brady14,

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed a majority of the round, and my apologies on the sprinklers! While we need to water late in the day due to the summer heat, you definitely should not be affected by that at the end of your round.

Best,
Ben

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very enjoyable

Great layout. Good condition. Greens were nice. Friendly staff.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great course

Course was in great condition. Staff was attentive and friendly. The only problem I had was it seemed to be one beverage cart for two courses. I would recommend stocking up at the clubhouse on water or whatever you are drinking. We saw the cart once in 11 or 12 and that was it. There is no turn house and the clubhouse is to far away for the turn. That was
It. Otherwise we enjoyed ourselves. I would play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Excellent course

This course is excellent for a getaway trip down to Hilton Head, I will definitely be returning.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great staff; course condition was just “OK”

Some interesting holes but with the greens punched and sanded, made for a frustrating round. Staff are super friendly and professional.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course.

Entire course had been recently aerated but fairways were still good. Since greens were still a little bumpy I can’t judge their normal condition, but they rolled well. Played as a single for 14 holes before finishing with a threesome. Played in 2 1/2 hours. It’s a nice course and my voucher made it a great bargain for $35. Grass around greens and bunkers needs some improvement, but outside of that I didn’t have a bad lie all day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome Course

Very nice course that is pretty friendly to the average player and rewards good shots. Very nice greens !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great service

Three guys working out front, Chris, Alex and Matt, are outstanding. They work hard to ensure your cart is sanitized and are keenly aware of keeping a safe distance yet still find a way to provide outstanding service. My wife and I have played here a lot over the past 2 weeks. We finish a round in a little over 3 hours. I'm an 18 handicap and she's a 27 so it's not like we're shooting 80's to move fast. Players are well spread out so we rarely see others. Enjoy playing here a lot.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Challenging track

This is course is quite the surprise. From tees to the most amazing greens in all of Beaufort county, this course is one any golfer must play. The fairways are coming out of dormant mode and I can’t say enough about the greens. If you like dog legs this course has more than it’s share of them. This is not a course you can just pound the ball down the fairway. Definitely a gem in the Low Country. Will be back again for sure.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Barony

Always enjoy playing this course when on the island. The fairways were still dormant and the ruff was pretty thick but the greens were wonderful.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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