Old South Golf Links is a multi-awarded golf vacation spot that is almost always teeming with a mixture of professional and amateur golfers. This 18 hole, public golf course spanning 6,700 yards is a certified championship course and winner of several awards from various stakeholders in the golfing industry. It won the Golf Digest 4-star “Places to Play” and was recently named by the Lowcountry Monthly Magazine as the “Course of the Year for 2009”. In addition, it is also included in the list of “Hilton Head’s Favorite Golf Courses” in the Golfer’s Guide online survey.
A masterpiece of a professional golf course designer named Clyde Johnston, Old South Golf Links offers nothing but a superb golfing experience peculiar to Southern Carolina. It features seven marsh front holes, three island greens, towering live oaks, rolling terrain and gorgeous Lowcountry style clubhouse.
The first hole at the magnificent Old South Golf Links is bounded on the left by a creek that drifts toward the fairway on the tee side. A bunker is settled in between, and a row of trees and grass pot bunkers comes next. Several mounds and a couple of sand bunkers are also positioned. Meanwhile, the second hole at this popular golf vacation destination features a fairway that resembles a tennis court, with its 150-yard posts that stands on top on a ridge.
Holes No. 6 and 8 are considered by many as a bit awkward considering the minuscule distance between these areas. Good thing that golf holes around these parts of the Old South Golf Links stretch into the marsh. The holes at the 12th through 15th wanders through the trees; hence players have to be more careful when positioning their tee shots. The most interesting part of this Hilton Hills golf is probably the 16th hole. It features a nearly 90-degree dogleg through the marsh that spans 355 yards.