Old South Golf Links

Bluffton, South Carolina | 18 holes | Links | Par: 72 | 6772 yards

Designer Clyde Johnston had his work cut out for him when he created the Old South Golf Links in Bluffton - a pure Southern golf experience that plays just over 6,700 yards.

Designer Clyde Johnston had his work cut out for him when he created the Old South Golf Links in Bluffton.

"We had fresh water wetlands as well as the salt marsh - those always bring issues with the permitting agencies," Johnson said. "We also discovered a couple archeological sites on the property which took a while to excavate, catalogue and write-up a big report."

Once the paperwork was completed, however, Johnson put together a course that lives up to its name - it is a pure Southern golf experience. The course plays just over 6,700 yards and pleasantly wide fairways will help keep your ball in play. But keep in mind the Bermuda grass you're playing on - don't expect too many distance-enhancing rolls.

"Old South's quite an enjoyable round, and the challenge is manageable," said TravelGolf.com writer Jeffrey A. Rendell.

Par, yardages and course ratings

Tee Par Yardage Rating Slope
Gold 72 6772 72.7 138
Red (W) 71 4776 68.2 117
Blue 72 6354 70.4 132
White 72 5779 68.6 116


At a glance

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Brad Bartell, Clyde Johnston, MacCurrach Golf
  • Type: Public
  • Style: Links
  • Built in: 1991
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Visitor Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Search tee times

Practice facilities

  • Driving range: Yes
  • Putting green: Yes


  • Teaching pro: Yes
  • Golf school / golf academy: Yes


  • Pro: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - included in green fees
  • Pull carts: Yes


50 Buckingham Plantation Dr
Bluffton, South Carolina 29910
Beaufort County
P: (800) 275-8997, (843) 785-5353
F: (843) 837-7375

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • 4 stars out of 5
    by Gary Buel
    on July 11th, 2017 17:51
    Nice track. We'll maintained greens, fairways, and tee boxes. Ball sits up nice in fairway and greens roll nice. Some unique holes that make the round interesting. Staff very attentive. Only negative was the gnats, buy the bug spray they sell at the course to keep the bugs off of you. Enjoyed it very much.
  • 4 stars out of 5
    by Stan
    on October 10th, 2015 14:21
    Course in great shape even after the hard rain this month. Pace of play was very good and offered a great way to buy something from their pro shop wiith hit the green double you bet. My wife and I really enjoyed the corse and would highly recommend for a great afternoon of golf
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