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Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Resorts, The

1000 Ocean Course Dr
Kiawah Island, SC 29455
Phone: (843)768-2121Fax: (843)768-6093


This resort, which was named to "GOLF Magazine's" 1998 list of "Silver Medal Resorts," features four outstanding eighteen hole courses.The Ocean Course (1000 Ocean Course Dr., Kiawah Island, SC 29455) which has an island green, played host to the 1991 Ryder Cup. The difficulty on this course is due to the numerous dunes, marshes, and sand bunkers spread throughout its design. Water hazards come into play at least sixteen times. The fairways are wide open, but there is no rough. There are a variety of greens that vary in size. This is a very scenic course with a view of the ocean on every hole.The signature hole is #17, a 197-yard, par 3, requiring a tee shot over water, and if you miss the green you are in serious trouble."GOLF Magazine" ranked it 91st among the "Top 100 Courses in the U.S." for 1995, 90th in 1997 and 72nd in 1999. The same publication selected it 10th under the category of the "Top 100 Courses You Can Play in the U.S." for 1998. "GOLFWEEK" placed it 88th among "America's 100 Best Modern Courses" for 1997, 58th in 1998 and 60th in 1999.Undoubtedly one of Pete Dye's most superb designs, The Ocean Course received worldwide attention as the host of the dramatic 1991 Ryder Cup matches, dubbed "the War at the Shore," and the 1997 World Cup of Golf. A recent article in Cigar Aficionado rated it the 4th most difficult course in North America. At 7,296 yards, The Ocean Course offers spectacular views along two and one half miles of Atlantic Ocean. With ten holes directly on the Atlantic and the other eight winding through the surrounding marshes and dunes, The Ocean Course offers a natural links-style environment reminiscent to the great courses of Scotland, and boast upwards of 50 sand bunkers.Forecaddies accompany all groups until 2pm tee times. No walking caddies (although discussions on implementing such a program are underway.) The head golf professional at The Ocean Course is Brian Gerard. Current green fees are $225 outside and $170 for guests of the resort.Golf Packages are available, and you may make your tee time reservations when making your hotel accommodations. The green fees for each of the four courses are seasonal and subject to change several times throughout the year. Guests may stay in villas overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, lagoons, tennis courts or the fairways. The villas include complete kitchens. There is a 150 room Kiawah Island Inn also available for room accommodations. Amenities and activities include tennis, bike rides, nature tours, kayak tours and 10-mile-long private beach. In West Beach, located by the Kiawah Island Inn, you may dine poolside at the Sundancer Grill, at the formal Atlantic Room or the informal West Beach Caf. In East Beach you may dine poolside at the Night Heron Park Grill or The Village Bistro. Osprey Point's Clubhouse offers formal dining while The Ocean Course Grill offers a more relaxed menu (and some of the best Crabcakes and burgers in the Lowcountry). Mingo Point offers Lowcountry barbecues with a pig-pull and a Carolina oyster roast. Dining is along the beautiful Kiawah River to the melodies of the coastal area's finest Bluegrass musicians. For more information or reservations call (800) 654-2924 or (843) 768-2121.


Holes: 18Greens: Tidwarf GrassFairways: Bermuda Grass

Tee Information:
TeeParYardageCourse RatingSlope
Tournament72729678152
Championship72655274.5142
Regular72603171.9134
Forward0000

Greens Fees:$125 +
Course Type:resort
Dress Code:No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required
Season:Open all year
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