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4.3
364 Reviews (364)
5 Stars
143
4 Stars
169
3 Stars
38
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
90.1%
Recommend this course
324 out of 364 reviews
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4.6
46 Reviews (46)
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
93.5%
Recommend this course
43 out of 46 reviews
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4.4
114 Reviews (114)
5 Stars
56
4 Stars
46
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
91.2%
Recommend this course
104 out of 114 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7018 yards
Slope 137
Rating 74.7

Oyster Reef features elevated tees and lush fairways lined by thick stands of live oak and pine. Numerous doglegs accented by strategically located mounds and fairway bunkers, call for well-planned tee shots. Varying sizes of greens with well-defined tiers place a premium on precise approach shots.

The par-3 sixth hole, which plays 192 yards from the back tees to a green set against a backdrop of Port Royal Sound, is one of the most visually spectacular holes on Hilton Head. Oyster Reef is now a semi-private member-owned club with a limited number of tee times for guest play,

The carefully-maintained facility, designed by noted course architect Rees Jones, continues to be a favorite destination for serious golfers as well as a favorite with locals.

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Course Details

Year Built 1982
Golf Season Year round
Architect Rees Jones (1982) Keith Evans (1982)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in South Carolina (2018 #25)

Reviews

4.3
364 Reviews (364)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 21
Water Hazards 14
Narrow Fairways 11
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 14
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 12
Playing Multiple Courses 11
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 13
Near the Airport 7
At a Resort 6

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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5.0
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Previously Played

Great layout. Plenty of room. wide fairways. If you miss one you just hit a bad shot.

Oyster Reef is one of our favorites on Hilton Head.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Fabulous

Even though it took 4:40 to get around loved the place

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/24/2020

Thank you for your comment, we loved having you out and cant wait to see you again!

Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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Nice layout, course in good condition. However we departed after 9 holes as it took just shy of 3 hours to play the nine.

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

Oyster reef

Nice coarse. Great layout. Friendly staff. I will play there again

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/24/2020

Thank you for your comment, glad to have you out, come back soon!!

Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 02/24/2020

Thank you for your rating, come play again soon!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

great course

well organized, nice driving range, great round of golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 02/24/2020

Thank you for playing with us. We appreciate the kind words!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/24/2020

Thank you for your rating!

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

It was OK

Played on a windy day. Range was closed.
Good layout with tight fairways and the greens were in very good condition. Can’t say the same with the fairways, especially the front nine. Dry and uneven cut. Experienced better ones at other golf courses. Would I play it again? Not sure.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 02/24/2020

Thank you for your comment! we would Love to get you back out here soon!

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

excellent course conditions, tee boxes, fairways, and greens. contrary to January reviews here, the greens were very slow, but true and in very good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Check in not organized

Arrived 50 minutes before my tee time. Had arranged to play an individual that I had played with the previous day. Good player and we had a nice time. Only knew his first name and confirmed that he was there with his wife and I would be the fourth. Hit some balls and then made my way to the practice green about 15 minutes before the scheduled tee time. Finally, I approached the starter to show him my ticket . At no time did he ever ask me who I was while I practiced in front of him. I asked him about the couple I was scheduled to play with and he responded that he just sent him out with another twosome. He said I was late so I sent them ahead. I could either hustle or wait two more groups. WHAT!. I was not late!, Not a good way to start your round.
I wanted a golf game with someone of a similar handicap. I was paired with three nice guys but not one of them came close to breaking 100.

Get organized and have your your marshalls communicate with your pro shop.

Overall, the course condition and layout is quite good.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 02/24/2020

Thank you for your rating! We apologize for the inconvenience, we have addressed this to all employees and will do our best to make sure this does not happen to you, or any other guests again. We appreciate you playing with us and would love to have you back!

Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/24/2020

Thank you for your rating!

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

Bass Man

Very good course beautiful layout very challenging and very well-maintained for the off-season I thought it was in great condition will definitely go back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 02/24/2020

Thank you for the kind words. We were happy to host you and hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Retired golfers from Florida

This course was surprisingly good. Greens were new since last time we played here. They were super fast and true. A gorgeous setting not too tight. A great value and nice carts.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/09/2019

Thank You For your comment we are glad you enjoyed your visit!

Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Course

The course was in very good shape. The 6th hole is the prettiest hole on the island. They should switch the 9s around. The front 9 is more interesting than the back nine.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/09/2019

thank you for your comment we appreciate your input

Played On
Handicap 10-14
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 Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/26/2019

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