Old Tabby Links

Spring Island, South Carolina | 18 holes | Links | Par: 72 | 7135 yards

A view of a fairway at Old Tabby Links
A view of a fairway at Old Tabby Links

Old Tabby Links golf course, which opened in 1993, epitomizes Spring Island's nature-first philosophy.

The front nine of this Arnold Palmer golf course weaves through a 150-year-old live oak forest. The back nine presents a totally different look. The first six holes meander through what used to be quail-hunting pastures. The last three border the marsh and present magnificent views of the Chechessee River, with the Broad River, Parris Island and Port Royal off on the horizon.

Thoughtfully shaped to respect its natural surroundings, the golf course is distinguished not only by its playability but also by for its respect to its natural surroundings. Neither a home nor another fairway can be seen from many of the holes. Old Tabby Links measures 7,135 yards from the longest tees for a par of 72.

The 17th hole, a beautiful and treacherous waterside par-3, is the course's signature hole. It has been ranked as one of the top 18 holes Palmer has created.

Par, yardages and course ratings

Tee Par Yardage Rating Slope
Palmer 72 7135 73.5 142
Back 72 6581 71.6 135
Composite 72 6275 71.2 132
Member 72 6030 70.7 124
Green 72 5663 67.8 112
Green (W) 72 5663 73.3 137
Forward (W) 72 5022 69.6 123

At a glance

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Arnold Palmer, Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay, MacCurrach Golf
  • Type: Private
  • Style: Links
  • Built in: 1992
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Visitor Policy: With member only
  • Tee times welcomed:

Practice facilities

  • Driving range: Yes
  • Putting green: Yes


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


  • Pro: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes
  • Pull carts:


  • Week days: $176 - $195
  • Weekends: $176 - $195


A sunny day view of a hole at Old Tabby LinksA view of a hole with water coming into play at Old Tabby LinksA view of hole #15 at Old Tabby Links.A view of a fairway at Old Tabby Links

42 Mobley Oaks Ln
Spring Island, South Carolina 29910
Beaufort County
P: (866) 740-0400, (843) 987-2200, (843) 987-2013
F: (843) 987-2025
W: www.springisland.com

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • 5 stars out of 5
    by PR
    on September 17th, 2021 16:36
    Awesome! Calm, quiet, beautiful. Most enjoyable round of my life.
  • 5 stars out of 5
    by Travis
    on July 05th, 2014 17:43
    Absolutely beautiful golf course. I found every hole was challenging in its own way.
  • 4.5 stars out of 5
    by david
    on March 07th, 2013 16:27
    Great golf experience. Never crowded, no impeding housing, a well maintained course with great views of marsh and rivers. A few holes are quirky but there are many very strong holes and no clunkers. It's Palmer golf--wide fairway landing areas and narrowing at the greens. The recent renovation has improved the look of the course and improved some of the more questionable holes, especially 10 and 11. There are 4 strong and quite different par threes. The par 5's are all very good holes. Some people dislike 2, 7 and 8, which are probably the weaker of the par 4's, but you will remember them. Very solid upper tier golf course but not a world class course.
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