Barony at Port Royal Golf Club

4.0359470588 4.0 stars from 5 (105)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6543 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 71.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 105 Reviews
5 stars:
29
4 stars:
59
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

97 out of 105 reviews


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"Great greens"


Blaney555's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"The greens and fairways was great"


Joachim4453132's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I booked my tee time last minute and was very pleased with the outcome. Meet two other players and we had a blast. Did not loose a ball and shot a 82 on this course first time playing it .And I played from the blue markers.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/10/2018

That's some good playing there! Thank you for playing Barony and your feedback.

Best,

Ben


"Great course, greens need work"


GuyLefty's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What a great condition course, on vacation and played here. Got a great deal to play here. Fairways, rough great shape. Greens need work, patches and bumps on most greens or this place would of gotten a 5. Staff very nice and pace was great. Would come back here again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/10/2018

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the course - thanks for stopping in on your vacation and playing!

Best,

Ben


"Glad I went back"


jbowman51's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course several years ago and felt it was overplayed and under cared for. That is not the case now. Course was in great shape and greens were among the best played in a two week span in the area. Layout is challenging and back nine has some unique looks. Several dog legs add to some precision shot making. Got an afternoon deal that was a fabulous deal.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/29/2018

We appreciate you coming out to play and your feedback about Barony. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the layout, as it's an interesting and fun track. Our maintenance team has been working hard to provide a great product, thank you for noticing and appreciating their work!

Best,

Ben


"Nice course in Hilton Head"


Terry1964078's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The layout was nice and well kept. The greens were slower than what I’m accustomed to and a little patchy. Overall a very nice course that I will try and play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/29/2018

Thank you for coming out and playing Barony! Hope your travels have been well and we look forward to seeing you on a future trip to HHI.

Best,

Ben


"Great course"


Wayne8740897's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was great course as always, we played four different courses at HHI this week and this one we liked the most. We will return again, it has become one of our staple courses at HHI.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/25/2018

Thanks for coming out and playing, glad to hear you had a great time!

Best,

Ben



randallfisher's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun round of golf"


u511778588's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape, staff were great. Would play again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/15/2018

I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your round and our staff treated you well! We appreciate you coming out to play Barony.

Best,

Ben



Joenaughton's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Outstanding Conditions and GREAT prices"


tomkleinhhi's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Barony is more suited for low handicappers, as it is a typical tight Hilton Head course. Play was very slow. If you don't have a sub 12 handicap, please don;t play from the back tees, you will be holding up everyone else


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/15/2018

Thank you for playing Barony and leaving your feedback!

Best,

Ben


"Robbers Row Review"


DansGN's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Arrived early for my round here in Hilton Head and was told that the Barony course had just been aerated this week so they promptly switched me to the Robbers Row course. I was able to get off immediately (prior to my tee time) as a single. Course was in good shape. By the 12th hole caught up to a 3 some who offered to let me join them but not to play through. Decided to finish the round as a single. Had a little rain from 16 on but not too bad. Effected the speed of the greens though. When I finished the individual wiped off my clubs and offered to drive me to my car. Very accommodating and was a good value. Would like to play again and would recommend.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/15/2018

I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your round and just beat rain! Hope your travels are good and that we'll see you on a future visit.

Best,

Ben


"Picturesque golf course"


fishyracer24's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Picturesque golf course that is in great shape... it can be a little long and very challenging, but lots of fun to play!!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/15/2018

Thank you for visiting and playing Barony, we appreciate your feedback!

Best,

Ben




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice course but lots of traffic"


u245816047's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was able to get a good rate on this course through golf now. The course layout is nice and the staff was very attentive and pleasant. The only critique I have of the course is that it shows that a lot of people play on it. For all the other courses in the Hilton head area that I played last week, this course was not in great condition comparatively. The greens had decent speed, and several fairways were in good shape. The only visible wear you could see Were from ball marks on the greens, and from the tee boxes. That being said, the course had character and is a nice layout.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/21/2018

Thank you for playing here at Port Royal! We are happy you enjoyed your experience with us. Our staff is eager to please and make your visit memorable. Please come back after our aerification this week and see Barony healed after the in-season traffic!

All the best,

Josh



u827741874's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



chicorodriguez's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good value"


u000001792057's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good condition and we would play again, starter Tony very good


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/11/2018

Thank you for playing Barony and your feedback. Tony's one of our best and we're fortunate to have him on our team. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the round!

Best,

Ben


"Enjoyable"


u641231532's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Off the tees the course seems deceptively easy; however, the bunkers are strategically placed and there are enough hazards to challenge the low handicap golfer. Green side bunkers and undulating greens make this course both challenging and fun. The greens were in great shape.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/11/2018

Thank you for your recent round and feedback about Barony! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your time, and we hope to see you on your next visit to the Island.

Best,

Ben


"Poor Course Condition"


skscha31's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

The course was in poor condition. At least 50% of the greens were diseased & all of them had weeds growing in the area adjacent to the greens. The bunkers had not been raked in sometime so they were hard & difficult to hit out of. The fairways were weedy & in generally poor condition. The 9th hole does not take you back to the club house so if you want something to eat or drink take it with you. We only saw the drink cart at the 2nd & 17th holes.

We had played 3 other courses with similar pricing prior to this & they were all in great shape so we were surprised & very disappointed with the Barony course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 04/23/2018

I'm sorry to hear about your experience.

If you would like, I'd be happy to talk with you about your experience. The phone number to my office is (843) 681-1765.

Best,

Ben Smith

Director of Golf

Port Royal Golf Club


"Nice Course"


Cass1md's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Had a great time and enjoyed the golf a great deal. Do not purchase a sweet tea in the clubhouse unless you are willing to pay $4 for a 16oz drink.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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