Old South Golf Links

50 Buckingham Plntn Drive,

Bluffton, South Carolina SC 29910

  • Office

    +1 (800) 257 8997
  • Pro shop

    +1 (843) 785 5353
  • Fax

    +1 (843) 837 7375
  • Golf pro

    Jim Uremovich (PGA, Head Professional)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland, riverside and residential.

  • Designer:

    Clyde Johnston

SSS or slope






How to get there:

3 miles W of Hilton Head Island off Highway 278

Approx 20 miles north of Savannah, leave I-95 at exit 8 and follow Hwy 278 East direction Hilton Head Island. After approx 16 miles turn right into Buckingham Plantation Drive and follow road to golf clubhouse.

Old South Golf Links

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1991

Old South Golf Links commands a solid reputation with both local and visiting golfers alike. Located on the last bit of mainland before crossing two bridges onto Hilton Head Island, the course is laid out on what was once part of the Buckingham Plantation.

This Clyde Johnston design straddles Buckingham Plantation Drive, with live oak forests, small lakes and marshlands frequently lining the not overly wide fairways. The gently rolling terrain combines with several marshside holes, where island greens offer wonderful views out onto the expansive wetlands beyond.

Not only did Johnston preserve the natural beauty of the land, his design allows golfers to experience a classic and natural Carolina landscape. As Johnston himself apparently said: "the variety of the setting from oak forest to open pasture to tidal salt marsh provided an opportunity to vary the design elements and strategy of play.” And not forgetting the abundant natural and scenic views.

List of courses: Hilton Head, SC


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes at peak times in high season (mid-March thru' mid-May; mid-Sept thru' Nov): $115. Golf cart included.

Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2024].

Other information

Walking permitted.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

The nearby town of Bluffton, which was originally part of a royal parcel of land awarded to Lord Colleton, has a rich and fascinating history. Located on a high bluff overlooking the May River, Bluffton was a pastoral country retreat for wealthy plantation owners in Savannah and Beaufort in the 19th century.

Over the years, the area became popular with hunters, who enjoyed the rustic splendour of the Lowcountry woods. Today, Bluffton has become an increasingly popular area to call home, extending the appeal of Hilton Head Island to the mainland, and extending the range of golf courses on offer.


  • Hilton Garden Inn Hilton Head

    1575 Fording Island Road, Hilton Head, SC 29926

    +1 (843) 837 8111

    Visit website

    The Hilton Garden Inn Hilton Head is located on the beautiful inter-coastal waterway just across the bridge onto Hilton Head Island. DIRECTIONS : From I-95 take exit 8 and head east on Hwy 278, direction Hilton Head Island. After approx 15 miles the hotel is on the left.

    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Old South; Hilton Head National; Crescent Pointe; Country Club of Hilton Head; Oyster Reef; Palmetto Hall (2 courses); Golden Bear at Indigo Run.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Eagle's Point; Old Carolina; May River at Palmetto Bluff; Shipyard; Palmetto Dunes (3 courses); Port Royal (3 courses); Sea Pines (2 courses); Harbour Town.

  • Holiday Inn Express - Bluffton

    35 Bluffton Road, Bluffton, SC 29910

    +1 (843) 757 2002

    Visit website

    DIRECTIONS : From I-95 take exit 8 and head east on Hwy 278, direction Hilton Head Island. After approx 10 miles turn right into Kitties Crossing Plaza. Hotel is behind the Food Lion store.

    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Eagle's Point; Old Carolina; Crescent Pointe; Hilton Head National; Old South.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      May River at Palmetto Bluff; Country Club of Hilton Head; Oyster Reef; Palmetto Hall (2 courses); Golden Bear at Indigo Run; Palmetto Dunes (3 courses); Shipyard; Port Royal (3 courses); Sea Pines (2 courses); Harbour Town.

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