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4.2
322 Reviews (322)
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.3
90.1%
Recommend this course
285 out of 322 reviews
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4.3
58 Reviews (58)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
87.9%
Recommend this course
51 out of 58 reviews
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4.3
120 Reviews (120)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
51
3 Stars
10
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
93.3%
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112 out of 120 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

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Reviews

4.2
322 Reviews (322)

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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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Used cart

Great Course! Great Staff!

Course is in great shape. Really fun course to play with many doglegs. Also, no forced carries over water or marshes. Very playable but yet challenging. Staff is exceptional.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented On 09/14/2019

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5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 09/14/2019

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

First time here, but not the last

I really enjoyed this course. Fun layout and in really good shape. Staff was very friendly also.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 08/19/2019

Thank you for the comments.
We are excited to see that you enjoyed your round.
We look forward to seeing you again.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Oyster Reef is a must play in HHI

Have been playing course since 1990. Great tract and always in great shape.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented On 08/09/2019

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Georgia Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Awesome Course in great condition - Slow Greens

I have played Oyster Reef several times before. Every time I play the course I have a great time and the course is always great.
The people in the pro shop and the starter are very friendly and great. It is nice to have range balls included in the price of the greens fee. The practice facilities are top notch.
The greens today were very shaggy and much slower and bumpier than they have been in the past. It looked like the greens had not been cut in several days and for that reason they were quite slow.
The course is great with tons of old oak trees draped with Spanish Moss which adds to the beauty and charm of the place. The fairways and tee boxes are lush and nice. The fairways are always great, but challenging with lots of fairway bunkers, humps and undulations. The course is definitely a second shot course where the accuracy of the second shot is at a premium as most of the greens are raised and elevated..
I wish there were ball washers around the course. It was pretty muddy today and there was not one single ball washer anywhere on the course.
Overall a great course and lots of fun with lots of challenges and a true test of golf.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented On 08/09/2019

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Tourist Loved It

Lots of choices, but definitely enjoyed the one we made. Great starter, great views, challenging. Loved it!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 07/24/2019

Thank you for the review.
We are glad you enjoyed Oyster Reef and look forward to having you again soon.
Go VOLS

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented On 07/24/2019

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Connecticut Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Sweet Track (but not surpising)...

I have always loved Oyster Reef, but have missed playing there the last couple of years. I'm super-glad I made it this year.

Conditions were PERFECT. Course is WELL-DESIGNED. Bunkers are BRAND-NEW and PERFECT. Greens are BRAND-NEW and PERFECT.

Staff -- from bag drop through restaurant staff -- are super-friendly.

Can you tell that I love this place yet?

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented On 07/24/2019

We are glad you came out, sorry we have missed you the last couple of years we hope the renovation was worth the wait! Come see us again!

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Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course, excellent service

First experience here. Great course with great service. Will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented On 07/24/2019

Thank you jbowers37 we enjoyed having you out and cant wait to have you back!

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Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Love this course!

I try to play Oyster Reef at least every other year I come to HHI. It was in pristine condition and we teed off early so the greens were a little wet, but rolled true and sped up as the weather warmed up. No gators this year but plenty of wildlife...ie. Blue Herons, Egrets that I love to see in the low country. The signature 6th makes for a great photo op!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented On 07/24/2019

Thank you for sharing! We are so glad you enjoyed our scenic views and wildlife! The alligators will be waiting for you to get back and we cant wait to have you!

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

Course was in great condition.. even with front 9 greens sanded.. staff friendly and accommodating.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 07/24/2019

We appreciate your kind words. Come back and see us again soon!

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful course in excellent condition

Very friendly staff. Great course. Greens in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 07/24/2019

Thank you art437! We are glad you came to play and cannot wait to have you back!

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great spot

Oyster reef was very playable for a senior. Pace was f play was good fairways and greens were in good shape. Staff was friendly and helpful

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 07/24/2019

Thank you for your review! We look forward to having you back at Oyster Reef soon!

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

Loooong but lovely course

This course, at more than 5300 yards from the forward tees, is way too long for all but the best women golfers and our pace of play was very slow today. But the course was in excellent condition and the people who work there are extremely nice. I would definitely play here again even if I can’t hope to score well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 07/24/2019

Thank you for your review! we are sorry the course played so long and the pace of play was slow! Come See us again soon!

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course-Fun to play

I had a great time playing. Worth the time.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 07/24/2019

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Oyster Reef

One of the best on HHI. First played OR in 1990. Still love it! Played with another single and finished 18 in 3h 13m, awesome.....

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