Oyster Reef Golf Course

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4.1
230
5 Stars
76
4 Stars
116
3 Stars
28
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.1
87.7%
Recommend this course
201 out of 230 reviews
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4.4
29
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
29 out of 29 reviews
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Average Rating
4.1
93
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
50
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
88.2%
Recommend this course
82 out of 93 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7018
Slope 137
Rating 74.7
Type Semi-Private
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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 7018 yards 74.7 137
Blue 72 6440 yards 72.2 124
White 72 6071 yards 70.5 119
Green (W) 72 5288 yards 71.1 120
Scorecard for Oyster Reef Golf Course
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: 74.5/134 391 514 175 375 455 192 400 430 542 3474 378 171 524 423 384 541 209 453 461 3544 7018
Blue M: 71.9/124 364 480 168 364 397 160 368 400 511 3212 353 135 491 385 362 504 165 412 421 3228 6440
White M: 67.7/122 W: 75.6/133 342 463 145 341 372 146 346 382 478 3015 343 130 470 363 340 470 145 388 407 3056 6071
Black M: 67.6/116 313 433 133 323 360 129 330 332 461 2814 328 110 419 334 269 460 115 377 378 2790 5604
Green M: 67.0/112 W: 71.2/121 267 427 118 318 326 122 292 326 455 2651 320 93 414 328 266 429 107 344 337 2638 5289
Handicap 16 2 18 12 8 14 4 10 6 13 17 9 11 3 1 15 5 7
Par 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 4 5 36 4 3 5 4 4 5 3 4 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 13 1 17 11 9 15 7 5 3 12 18 6 4 10 2 16 8 14

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

Reviews

4.1
230

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 20
Water Hazards 13
Narrow Fairways 10
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 13
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 11
Playing Multiple Courses 10
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 12
Near the Airport 7
At a Resort 6

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

First time

Great course with very reasonable pricing. Very challenging yet fair.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Birdman

Course had a lot of dog leg left and quite bit of sand on the course. Deep fairway pot bunkers with uplifts that were challenging if you got in one. Around the greens they were deep but very fair. Good white sand and really enjoyed the challenge of deeper rough bermuda (very challenging to get out of), made you want to stay out of it! Fairways very nice and greens had just recently been replaced so were nice but will be nicer with time.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice day!

Took 5 hours to play because of the cart path only rule. We had a lot of rain two days ago. The course should not make a blanket statement about cart parts only. There were many holes where one could have driven in the fairway.

The greens were true but slow. Overall the course is in good shape for December.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great Course and Challenging

A great course with a challenging layout. The day I played was wet and cart path only. The day was cool (in the low 50's) and a 15 mph wind so conditions could have been better. 2 of us finished in 4 hours as there were 2 4-somes ahead of us. Fairways and tee boxes were in good shape. The greens were rebuild recently and were full but a little slow. I assume that is because they were fairly new. The staff was great, especially the starter who gave us several tips (this was our first time to play the course. I would definitely recommend this course and will play it again when I come back to HHI.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 11/25/2018

Thank you for the review.

We hope to have you back when the weather is better.

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

Nice layout and in great shape

The signature hole #6 was fun to play due to sand trap, wind and view of the bay. I'm looking forward to playing the course again when I'm back on HHI.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented On 11/25/2018

Thank you for the kind remarks. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Oyster Reef 11/10/18

Very good course. Condition very good.

Pace of play below average

I like this course better than most.

Challenging layout

I will definitely play here again.

Thanks for the opportunity.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

scolars

Whenever I can get a good price on Golf Now, I play here. It is an interesting layout with plenty of excellent golf hoes and vistas. It was a little wet from recent rains but it did not affect our play. The price included golf balls for the range. The starter was excellent handling a busy day. The staff is friendly and efficient. I would recommend this to all who like to play golf. Make sure you play the right tees for you.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 11/25/2018

Your review is very appreciated. We are looking forward to seeing you again.

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Played On
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 Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

One of Hilton Head's Best

By far, this is our favorite course in the area. Staff is friendly and accommodating. Great shape. Fun to play but challenging.

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

Would play here again.

Glad to say that we would play here again, as the previous time was disastrous, due to people starting both on one and ten, which was fine, except that the Starter, when players crossed over from nine to play the first Nine, gave precedence to them, one after the other, whilst those of us with start times on the front nine, had to wait up to over one ( 1 ) hour to tee off, whilst watching the starter let up to 5 lots go off in front of us. I have finally got to compilain about this!!!!!!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented On 11/25/2018

I am sorry to hear that your round was not as enjoyable as you were hoping. We do not double tee, so we are not sure what happened that day. We would love to have you back the next time you are in town.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Course

Played for the second time this trip and going to play it at least two more times, course is in great shape, played with is three some had a great time, staff is first class a must play when here on Hilton Head.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Great course Great Staff

Many golfers told me to play this course ,I am so very glad I did. The course is in great shape. Perfect greens and sand traps. Fairways were lush and green. Tee boxes on some holes are in need of some rest time. Layout is fun to play . The whole staff is first class. Ian at bag drop. Chris in pro shop. Tom our starter. Mike course ranger.Carol cart girl. I also met the food and beverage buyer after my round . My thanks to her for making a great Bloody Mary.

The staff is well trained in customer appreciation. This is a first class golf club. You will be glad you played Oyster Reef I sure did.

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

Great course & nice rebuild. Will take another

Year for the new greens to hold well.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful Course

Great course and fun for the money. The signature hole number six was awesome!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Must Play

A great mix of hole types from grip and rip to strategic dog legs keeps your attention. Add in a series of very good par 3’s and providing that you play the right tees for your game, this is a course that you will want to play again. Updated bunkers and sand, new greens, consistent conditioning, a very nice clubhouse with a range right outside and excellent staff put Oyster Reef in the upper level of available courses and a must play for all handicaps.

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