This is a fantastic and truly great golf course. Pete Dye designed a sea side masterpiece for 1991 Ryder Cup but it doesn't play exactly like a British Links course because of the grasses used. The layout is varied, very challenging and interesting. You see the ocean from every hole. The course is very difficult and has the highest slope rating of all courses in the US. Most often the landing areas for the tee shots are generous. However, the holes tend to get a lot tighter as You get closer to the greens. Most greens are elevated and hence not easy to hit. And when You miss them, the scramble shots are difficult. The signature hole has to be the very tough par 3 17th hole which is 221 yards from the black tee (165 yards from the regular men's tee) over water all the way to a tiny little green. The unassuming clubhouse is very comfortable and the food there is very good. The customer service is impeccable. We rented a beach villa, that was very comfortable, through the The Kiawah Island Resort. You can also choose to stay at their hotel called The Sanctuary. This hotel has two excellent restaurants. All in all, Kiawah Island and the Ocean Course are first class throughout.