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Old South Golf Links Golf Course

Hilton Head Island has some great courses, a majority of which are on the main island, there is a number which is just over the bridge into Bluffton. Old South Golf Links is just one, it opened its doors in 1992 and was recognized by Golf Digest in the “Top Ten New Public Golf Courses”. Located in the Lowcountry amongst the Intracoastal marshes of McKay’s Creek Old South Golf Links winds its way between the rolling terrain and towering oaks, measuring 6,772 yards from the Gold Tees it is a great to test and a popular choice for local and visitors alike.

Why not read our guide to the best golf courses in Hilton Head here. Including some of the best golf courses in South Carolina.

Designed by Clyde Johnston, Old South Golf Links is 7,400 yards from the Championship tees and has a slope rating of 129.

Review of Old South Golf Club in Hilton Head

Johnston developed the Old South Golf Links in line with the gorgeous natural landscape of the Low Country. Old South Golf Links was intended not only to provide a fun yet exciting golf game but also to conserve the natural scenery,. Its natural amenities and spectacular views make this course a joy to play.
The wide range of settings, from the oak forest to the open grassland to the tidal salt marsh, presented an opportunity to differ the design and strategic thinking of the game.

The 16th hole on the golf course is among the most demanding and idyllic par 4’s in the Low Country. With the tee boxes wedged deep into the woods, the green is hidden from sight on the left side of this lengthy dogleg. The fairway is 220 yards away from the tips and is sewn in with trouble on three sides. Leave your golf ball short or left and you will be reloading as the ball will inevitably be wet, Fire long and you will be deep in the trees, and a tee shot to the right, even though generally playable, will require a long iron to find the tricky green. A great drive down the middle of the fairway leaves a player with a 170 yard second shot across the salt marsh to a wonderful two-tiered island green, From here if you look beyond the green you will be rewarded with a grand view of the inland waterway and Hilton Head Island.

We recommend staying at the Sea Pines Resort and pairing your golf with a round on the stunning Harbour Town Golf Links.

Hilton Head is one of the most popular golf breaks we offer. Please have a look at our favourite hotels and golf courses.

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