Soak up the Lowcountry scenery at Old South Golf Links in Bluffton, South Carolina
BLUFFTON, S.C. -- The views from Old South Golf Links are the best in Bluffton -- and better than most courses on Hilton Head Island, too.
Five holes dance into the Intracoastal marshes of Mackays Creek with the Calibogue Sound on the horizon. Three holes -- the dangerous par 4s at no. 7 and no. 16 and the par-3 eighth -- end at island-like greens. When the tide seeps in, this Clyde Johnston design really shines. It embodies the spirit and beauty of the Lowcountry.
"Golfers get mesmerized [by the setting]," said Jim Uremovich, head professional at Old South Golf Links. "They get lost out there. Regardless if they are playing bad, they enjoy it."
The 6,772-yard course opened in 1991, helping to put Bluffton on the map as a golf destination (along with neighboring Hilton Head National). Houses spoil the ninth hole only. The rest are one with nature, isolated from the bustling outside world.
Water and wetland lurk on all but three holes. Overhanging branches from old oaks squeeze the fairways in spots, especially at no. 1. A century-old Live Oak blocks the approach on no. 10.
If you've got game and a camera, then Old South is the place to play.
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