Oyster Reef Golf Course

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4.2
264
5 Stars
91
4 Stars
129
3 Stars
33
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.2
89.6%
Recommend this course
234 out of 264 reviews
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Average Rating
4.3
61
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
27
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
98.4%
Recommend this course
60 out of 61 reviews
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Average Rating
4.2
88
5 Stars
34
4 Stars
41
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
90.9%
Recommend this course
80 out of 88 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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Oyster Reef Golf Club
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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

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Reviews

4.2
264

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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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun course but greens need work

Always enjoy playing Oyster Reef, great course layout and very friendly staff. Pace of play was unusually slow. Greens were not in great shape compared to other local courses we've played. Regardless, enjoyed the afternoon and will return.

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

Great Layout - Poor Greens

This is a very challenging layout, but the greens were in very poor shape with lots of bare spots.

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

A little beat down, but worth it.

Course was overall in good shape. The greens on the front nine were a bit rough with quite a bit of fungus on them. Greens on the back nine were much better. The practice green didn’t mimic course greens at all. Driving range was very rough. Overall, fairways and tee boxes were in decent shape. Staff was friendly. Highly recommend taking advantage of hot deals rate for this course.

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

pleasantly surprised

My wife and I had played this course several times a long time ago. The pace of play was brutal every time and we vowed never to come back. Well, we decided to try again. The course was packed but they had a ranger moving play along. We ended up playing in 4 hours and 10 minutes. Not bad for a foursome on a heavily booked day. The fairways and greens were in good shape, The greens were in really good shape but the speed was inconsistant. We were told by our playing partners that they were replaced recently so they were not mowed very tight.The tee boxes were beat up and the rough was very hard and patchy. We will play it again in the future. But overall it was a good experience.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Still growing in

Great welcome at the bag drop, in the shop and by Dennis the Starter. Conditions are still growing in, but Oyster Reef is a challenging well thought out
layout. A great variety of holes. Pace was 4.5 hours for a 12 noon start time.
Warm Spring air should encourage the growth to bring the rest of Oyster Reef to Life

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice round on a beautiful day

The day was gorgeous, We were paired up with another couple. Pace of play was great, and had a great time. Nice course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs sun and warm weather

Dormant Bermuda fairways and greens. Very slow greens hard to read and hard to get to the hole. Needs another two weeks. . .

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
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 Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course was in fair condition. The tees and greens could use some work, but it was much better than 2years ago when I played. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The pace of play was awful the front nine, but the ranger got on it and the back nine was smooth and took half the time.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Enjoyable course

Nice course in good condition. Greens are nice and not too fast. A lot of dog leg holes, but playable. Sand very strategically placed on some fairways and greens to make it a little more challenging. Need to go over water on 2 par 3s on the back, but doable for Men and Women. Looks like a lot of water on the course, but most of it does not come into play. One signature par 3 hole on the back has an ocean (or bay) view. Also has a very nice bar and patio.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Oyster Reef golf

A must play in Hilton Head. Course in great shape for this time of year. Will try and play again soon.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Place!!!

Oyster Reef is a must play when visiting HHI. The people are very friendly and helpful!!! The course layout provides some thinking, which I like!!! The tee boxes and some greens are transitioning grasses so they were not in the best shape but no bad at all. I will be back the next time I visit the Island!!!

Conditions Good
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 Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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 Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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