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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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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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Nice course

Obviously HH took a hurricane hit in 2016 but Port Royal has done a great job coming back online. Course was well maintained and greens were in good shape.

Reviewed 31 March 2017
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Pottsville, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This is a great course. The fairways and the greens are excellent. The clubhouse is very nice and well stocked, and the staff is excellent. You can not go wrong playing this course.

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

Dear Bob P, Thank you for your feedback and recent visit to Barony! Our maintenance team has done a great job with the golf course, I'm happy that their hard work is showing. Hope that your travels have been good and that we'll see you on your next trip to Hilton Head. Best, Ben More 

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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Obviously HH took a hurricane hit in 2016 but Port Royal has done a great job coming back online. Course was well maintained and greens were in good shape.

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

Dear Carl B, We definitely were affected by Hurricane Matthew, but our maintenance crew has done a great job bringing Barony and Robber's Row back. Thank you for playing and your feedback, I appreciate it! Best, Ben More 

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75 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Golfed the Barony course. Staff are really friendly and welcoming from start to finish, from arrival to departure. The course is recovering from the hurricane and while there are some rough spots, it beats three feet of snow. Visible yardage markers would be helpful. A really nice area and it looks and feels like a course in early season. Very... More 

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

Dear Brad W, Thank you for your feedback on your recent round at Barony. I'm lucky to work with a team of great people, and it's good to hear they made you feel welcomed on your trip. I appreciate you playing golf at Port Royal - hope your travels are well and we see you on a future visit! Best,... More 

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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We chose to play this course sight unseen based on reviews on line, including Trip Advisor. With mostly positive reviews and people raving about the condition of the course we booked a tee time. The overall experience was a total disappointment. I am not sure what this course looked like pre-hurricane, but it appears that up to 30% of the... More 

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

Dear Craig M, First off, thank you for your visit and feedback about Barony. I'm sorry to hear that our team failed to meet your expectations. If you'd like, I'd be happy to talk with you about your experience. Please feel free to call me at 843-681-1765 or email bsmith@heritagegolfgroup.com. Best regards, Ben Smith Head Golf Professional More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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507 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

The course is in rather decent shape following the devastaton that hit the island after Hurricane Andrew blew through last October. Greens run smooth and are in he mid -to-fast speed. Many areas still under repair, but mostly playable for the most part.

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

Dear t-bonetraveller, Thank you for your visit and feedback about our Barony Course! The hurricane definitely gave the crew much to work on, and I appreciate that you noticed their efforts as we bring the golf courses back to better conditions than before. Hope your travels are well and that we see you on a future visit. Best, Ben More 

Vestal
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82 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The Barony course is in very good early season condition, The greens are excellent, the traps have nice soft sand and the fairways are good. The Bermuda should start coming out of winter dormancy soon as the winter has been mild. Find some coupons to get a reasonable rate, the rack rates are high

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

Dear MB_Hawkins, I appreciate your recent visit and feedback about Barony. Our maintenance team has been hard at work to make sure the playing conditions are good, and they've really done some great work this winter. Hope that your travels are good and that we'll see you on your next Hilton Head visit! Best, Ben More 

Tilton, New Hampshire
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72 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 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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Thank ChasM8
Ben S, Head Golf Professional at Port Royal Golf Club - Barony Course, responded to this review

Dear ChasM8, Thank you for playing Barony and leaving your feedback! I appreciate that you noticed the work our maintenance team has put into the clean up effort. Hope that your travels have been good and that we'll see you on a future trip to Hilton Head! Best, Ben More 

Rochester, New York, United States
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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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Reviewed 30 January 2017 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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Thank Golferusa1235
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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260 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
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 

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