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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
Phone Number: +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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Nice course for us normal weekend duffers

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 October 2016
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Brielle
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71 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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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 20 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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257 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 896 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 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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84 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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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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8 attraction reviews
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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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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 

Great Meadows, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Everyone was so friendly...from the pro-shop check in to the guys on the course assisting me. I made all my plans through Nickki Riemer, Leisure Sales Manager from The Heritage Collection on Hilton Head Island. She arranged everything for us including my club rentals which were there waiting for me! The course was in great shape and the views and... More 

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

Dear howieweiss84, Thank you for your visit and playing golf with us at Port Royal! We're lucky to have great people like Nikki on our team to take care of our guests so that all you have to do is enjoying playing golf. Hope your travels have been good and that we'll see you on a future trip to Hilton... More 

Bedford, Virginia
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Was here with a large group spending several days playing golf. Nothing about this course stands out, except for the average greens, really hard tee boxes and poorly maintained fairways. Wouldn't be a popular choice with our group for a return visit.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Stay away for awhile . 109.00 to play golf in a cow pasture. Greens were beat up, no grass in fairways, rough is mostly dirt. Tell the shareholders to provide value or they are going to fail. What a shame. 12 golfers won't be back to HHI

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Charleston, SC
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30 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

By South Carolina standards, this is actually probably two stars. Greens were not great and the course itself is just okay. Of the three courses at Port Royal, this is probably number 3 in quality. Played in the morning and didn't see a beverage cart until finishing the 17th hole. Probably need to improve that.

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

Dear CarolinaDiver, I'm sorry to hear that we failed to meet your expectations during your recent visit. Please feel free to reach me at (843) 681-1765 or via email at bsmith@heritagegolfgroup.com as I would appreciate the opportunity to review what happened during your visit. Best, Ben Smith Head Golf Professional More 

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

The folks out at port Royal do it well! From the pro shop, cart guys to restaurant amazing ! Thanks so much to Jaylen for the wonderful service table side in the clubhouse. We'll definitely be back before returning north. The prix-fix menu was very tasty - thanks chef😀😀😀 . The course itself was in good shape for the time... More 

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

Dear eb_trinity, Thank you for your visit and feedback on Port Royal! We're very fortunate to have Jaylen as part of a great team here, helping to make our experience special. We look forward to your next visit! Best, Ben More 

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