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89 Old Carolina Dr
Bluffton, SC  29910-8918
United States
P: (843) 757-8311
Old Carolina Course

9 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

36 par | 3,400 yards

Bermuda grass

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Old Carolina Golf Course

The 9-hole "Old Carolina" course at the Old Carolina Golf Club facility in Bluffton, South Carolina features 3,400 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36. Designed by Clyde B. Johnston, ASGCA, the Old Carolina golf course opened in 2006. Ed Douglas manages the course as the General Manager.


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Reviewed January 06, 2023

This course is closed for business.

Reviewed April 18, 2013

I play Old Carolina every time I visit. It is remarkable to see how much improvement this course shows over time. It is a site to be seen today. An outstanding 9-holes that present a real challenge. The many hazards, wetlands, sands traps, and grass bunkers. Very friendly staff and and an awesome
bar on site, a meal at The Pub is a must!

Reviewed November 24, 2012

Nice course. Reasonable price. Quick round.

Played Old Carolina's 9 holes on a cool Friday morning - the Friday after Thanksgiving. It was quite chilly at the start, which for me was 9AM. As such, I was the first one out, which made for a very quick round of golf.

Old Carolina is a typical Hilton Head area layout - in a development, largely flat, and with pockets of water all over the place. There are some environmental wetlands areas that come into play. In fact, every hole had either water or wetlands to deal with. On most holes though, if you hit it straight, you can avoid the nasty stuff. My favorite hole here was #8, which requires a second shot over an environmental area. It plays, in my opinion, a bit harder than its course and slope rating suggest.

One cool feature of this course was the presence of yellow tees, all of which make every hole less than 200 yards. The nine holes from the yellows measure just over 1100 yards (the course from the very back tees measures just over 3400 yards). A great way for beginners to learn how to play and a great way to speed up pace of play.

The cost to play was very reasonable - only $19 for 9 holes and that included a cart.

I was looking for a quick, reasonable 9 hole round on this Friday morning, and I found it. A recommended play if you are in the area.

Reviewed October 24, 2012

Reviewed February 13, 2010

Great restaurant on site, super friendly staff at the course. No practice facilities. Local rule on #1 is "hit 'em till you like one". Course is more difficult than it looks. Lots of undulation in the greens and most fairways have mounds on the edges if not in the fairway. Par 3's are where you can lose lots of strokes if you don't play them well.


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Daniel G. 22 52 30 05/07/10
2 Christopher H. 20 89 69 06/24/04
3 John G. 26 102 76 04/17/05
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Golf Course Information

About Old Carolina

Old Carolina Golf Club

Community facility

9 regulation holes

Awards at Old Carolina

No recent major awards have been noted.

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Course Staff

Ed Douglas, General Manager
Steven Keller, Superintendent

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