Overview of golf course named Ocean at Kiawah Island Resort

Ocean at Kiawah Island Resort

Kiawah Island, United States
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Holes

18

Par

72

Built

1991

Type

Links Course

Architect

Pete Dye

Pete Dye created the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, and it's a doozey. Fortunately the stunning seaside vistas help to distract most players from the punishment that Dye's design metes out, as does the knowledgeable and reassuring staff. Some will recall the 1991 Ryder Cup here, when no one was immune to the incessant breezes. The front nine features tight fairways lined with bunkering; the back offers more of a links-like experience with ample fairways and greens defended by more bunkers. The most memorable hole is the watery par 3 17th. The layout is not really walkable owing to the distances between the clubhouse and the 1st and between the two nines, though renovations in the early 2000s made it so that the 18th winds up at the clubhouse. When planning a trip here be sure to allow for the considerable time it takes to get to the clubhouse from the entry gate.

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Hcp 12 13 courses played
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19 November
2 year after I had hip surgery I treated myself to the Ocean Course. Awesome, this was the first time I had a caddie. Loved the stories and the insight to get around the course. Hope to make it again.
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1 April
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.
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Events

Hosting golf course for the event: The 2018 Masters
6 - 16 April 2018
The 2018 Masters
Ocean at Kiawah Island Resort
Hosting golf course for the event: The 2018 Masters
6 - 16 April 2018
The 2018 Masters
Ocean at Kiawah Island Resort

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