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4.4
462 Reviews (462)
5 Stars
199
4 Stars
205
3 Stars
43
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
92.6%
Recommend this course
416 out of 462 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.5
92 Reviews (92)
5 Stars
52
4 Stars
34
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
93.5%
Recommend this course
86 out of 92 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.5
140 Reviews (140)
5 Stars
80
4 Stars
53
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
93.6%
Recommend this course
131 out of 140 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

4.4
462 Reviews (462)

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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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Never played!

Honestly, we never played and tried for two days to cancel our tee time. So this review is more for Golf Now than the course. Golf Now gives absolutely no way to cancel. We had car trouble while on vacation and had to cancel. The average rating on staff friendliness at Oyster Reef was due to the fact that we tried to call the course to cancel, had to leave a message for a return call which was never returned. I’m still checking my credit card to see if I was charged for the game. Communication is terrible at Golf Now and Oyster Reef.

Friendliness Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 62
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Nice day.

Great Day!!!! All day!!!!! Tee to green well put together.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lovely day

Enjoyed a wonderful morning of fun golf. Course was in great shape and all staff most pleasant.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/11/2020

Thank You for playing with us! Come back and see us again!

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 09/11/2020

Thank You for playing with us! Come visit again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

This course is a very good layout. Challenging but playable

I played this course four times last week and it is still one of my favorite courses on Hilton Head Island.

Course condition was very good except for the speed of the greens which were extremely slow. I assumed they are letting the greens grow longer for the fall and winter.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/11/2020

Thank You For your rating!

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
5.0

Great layout

Oyster Reef is a terrific layout. It seems like nearly every hole moves - doglegs aplenty, and that makes the course interesting. The beautiful pines provide a wonderful backdrop. The greens are not terribly fast, but they are comparable with most HH courses.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/11/2020

Thank You for the kind words! Please come back again!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

The course was great. We were paired up with a couple of great guys and enjoyed the round. We ate lunch and had half off wine. I highly recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/01/2020

We appreciate the feedback! We hope to see you guys again soon!

Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Best conditioned course played in Hilton Head of 6

Tree lined but generous fairways in excellent condition.Greens were smooth but a little slow. Altho wet the traps were in good condition and consistent. Course is interesting good variety of left and right doglegs, good par 3s, all the greens were well trapped. Beautiful old moss covered oaks make course picturesque. Pace of play was excellent but then there were few players this day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/01/2020

Excellent! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the course!

Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/01/2020

Glad to hear you enjoyed your overall experience! Hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/01/2020

We appreciate the review and hope to see you all again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is in great shape! Enjoyed the course very much.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/01/2020

Thank you for your Feedback! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience!

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 08/20/2020

Thank yo for the review.
We look forward to seeing you again.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful

Great golf course not gimmicky or too much of a resort feel. Favorite course in the area by a mile.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/20/2020

Your comment is very much appreciated. Please come back and see us.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Good solid course, Good value

Highlight was the the two holes that are on the water. Very nice.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/20/2020

Thank you for the review.
We are glad you enjoyed your round with us.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun day in LowCountry

Played first thing in the morning before the heat and it was great ...

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/20/2020

Thanks for the comment.
We look forward to having you play with us again.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

O.K. Course

The layout was nice but unremarkable. The greens were extremely slow and frustrating.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/15/2020

We apologize for the green speed, due to a hot and dry summer we prefer to use caution on the height we cut the greens. We do this in order to protect the greens from burnouts due to hot and dry conditions. We look forward to having you back.

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