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Port Royal Golf Club - Barony Course

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Address: 10 Clubhouse Dr, Hilton Head Island, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3804
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+1 843-681-1700
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Designed by George W. Cobb and built in 1963

The Barony Course was designed...

Designed by George W. Cobb and built in 1963

The Barony Course was designed by George W. Cobb in the early 1960's and was one of the first courses on the Island. From the tee box, many of the holes appear to be relatively open, but as you approach the newly resurfaced Bermuda greens, the real challenge becomes clear. The greens are generous and protected by thick rough and unforgiving bunkers, entitling the golfer to have good touch with mid to short-range iron shots. This is a course where accuracy, not length, is paramount.

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Good course

They have cleaned up the course nicely post hurricane. The green were excellent and the course is a good value.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Tilton, New Hampshire
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Tilton, New Hampshire
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69 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

They have cleaned up the course nicely post hurricane. The green were excellent and the course is a good value.

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Rochester, New York, United States
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is unbelievable how many trees were damaged by Matthew. The team at the course have worked hard to get things back up to normal. The course is in great shape. It is close to a number of resort and if you just want to practice it is very reasonable to use the putting greens and driving range.

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Thank Patricia K
Ben S, Head Golf Professional at Port Royal Golf Club - Barony Course, responded to this review

Dear Patricia K, Thank you for your recent visit and feedback about our Barony Course! It certainly looks a little different without as many trees - there's more space to hit the ball and more sunshine on the course. I appreciate that you noticed the hard work of our maintenance team as they've kept the playing conditions up and repaired... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recently visited the barony course, which I was looking forward to playing. Played here several years ago, and it is much improved. Let me just tell you, the bag drop guy are AMAZING!!! Matt, Craig, and Mike will make your day, even when you play horribly like me. From the time we arrived, we felt as if we were family.... More 

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Ben S, Head Golf Professional at Port Royal Golf Club - Barony Course, responded to this review

Dear Golferusa1235, Thank you for your recent visit and feedback about our Barony Course! We're very fortunate to have some outstanding team members between our bag drop staff and maintenance teams that have worked hard to make Port Royal a special place. Thank you for sharing your experience, hope you have great travels home and that we'll see you on... More 

Chocowinity, North Carolina
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244 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This area was hit pretty hard by Hurricane Matthew too, but the cleanup is amazing. The Port Royal Plantation had thousands of trees come down, many on or near the golf course. The fairways are in great shape and the greens perfect! We have played this course many, many times and have never been disappointed by the service, staff, pro... More 

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Thank John M
Ben S, Head Golf Professional at Port Royal Golf Club - Barony Course, responded to this review

Dear John M, Thank you for your recent visit and feedback on Barony! We definitely have had our work to do since the storm and appreciate your feedback on our recovery. Hope your travels have been good and that we'll see you soon! Best, Ben More 

Hamiota, Canada
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52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

The staff are excellent......Mike and Greg always give you a warm welcome and invite you back. Their assistance with the carts and clubs is great! They made us feel very welcome and like we were locals during our stay. Hope to see you next year!

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Thank Wonda666
Ben S, Head Golf Professional at Port Royal Golf Club - Barony Course, responded to this review

Dear Wonda666, Thank you for your recent visit and feedback about Mike and Greg! We're fortunate to have them as a part of our team. I hope your travels have been good and that we'll see you on your next visit to Hilton Head! Best, Ben More 

Brielle
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80 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Have played Barony several times and of the three courses I have found it to be the easiest of the three at Port Royal. That said you do need to be a fairly straight hitter and i have found it better to be straight than long and not hit the fairway.

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Thank Michael P
Ben S, Head Golf Professional at Port Royal Golf Club - Barony Course, responded to this review

Dear Michael, Thank you for your recent visit and feedback about Barony! It is definitely a course that favors accuracy over power, and I'm glad you enjoyed the challenge. Hope your travels have been well and that we'll see you on your next visit to Hilton Head! Best, Ben More 

Tampa, Florida
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39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

The descriptions of this course are accurate....that is your shots need to be accurate. No playing sprayed shots off neighboring fairways. Get your straight game going and you'll do fine. Also, make sure your sandtrap play is working well. Undulating greens are true enough and slow enough to be friendly to weekend golfers. The staff were friendly to newcomers....a trait... More 

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Ben S, Head Golf Professional at Port Royal Golf Club - Barony Course, responded to this review

Dear Gary B, Thank you for your recent visit and feedback on Barony! It's definitely a course that rewards accuracy over power. Hope your travels have been well and that we'll see you on your next visit to Hilton Head! Best, Ben More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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1,744 reviews
260 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 929 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Classy place... everything is in order here. The course was in fine shape and a challenge. Service is excellent... friendly starter and club house staff. Could see being a member here if I lived on the island. Good food too.

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Ben S, Head Golf Professional at Port Royal Golf Club - Barony Course, responded to this review

Dear WINEandTRAVEL, Thank you very much for your recent visit and feedback on Barony! We've got some great people on our service teams and I'm glad to hear they treated you well. Hope your travels are good and that we'll see you on your next visit to the Island! Best, Ben More 

Buffalo, New York
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90 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

My brother in law and I went golfing behind our Royal Dunes time share We played on the Barony. Course They currently have a $49 special Check their website for details My brother in law is a pretty good golfer where I am a duffer The course is definitely interesting. There is plenty of challenge with the holes including water,... More 

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Thank John S
Ben S, Head Golf Professional at Port Royal Golf Club - Barony Course, responded to this review

Dear John S, Thank you for your recent visit and feedback on Barony! You'll be happy to know that I don't really like our tee markers either, so we've got that in our plans to replace this fall and replace with something better. Hope your travels are good and that you'll come check them out on your next visit to... More 

Dallas, Texas
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Played with uncle and cousin last week. Really enjoyed our round. Not long, but don't let that deter you. Very much a shot makers course. Facilities and staff always great. Saw cart person multiple times, so we were well hydrated. And for the money course was in really good shape. Greens holding well, fairway and rough in good shape. A... More 

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Thank Clayton H
Ben S, Head Golf Professional at Port Royal Golf Club - Barony Course, responded to this review

Dear Clayton H, Thank you for your visit and feedback of our Barony Course! I'm glad to hear that our staff treated you well and that you enjoyed the golf course. Our maintenance team has been working hard through the heat to keep it in good condition. Hope your travels have been well and that we'll see you again! Best,... More 

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