Ocean Course
at Kiawah Island Resort, The

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18-Hole (Resort)
Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Resort, The
1000 Ocean Course Dr
Kiawah Island, South Carolina 29455
United States
Phone: (843)768-2121

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About the Club

Year built: 1991
Designer: Pete Dye
Club type: Resort
Season: Open all year
Guest Policy: Open
Dress Code: No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required
Metal Spikes: Allowed
Fivesomes: Allowed
Green Fees: $245.00

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Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
Service: Service: 0

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About the course

This resort, which was named to GOLF MAGAZINE's 2004 list of "Silver Medal Resorts," features five outstanding eighteen-hole courses.

The Ocean Course (1000 Ocean Course Dr., Kiawah Island, SC 29455) played host to the 1991 Ryder Cup and is scheduled to host the 2007 Senior PGA Championship and the 2012 PGA Championship.

The difficulty on this course is due to the near constant wind and numerous dunes, marshes, and sand bunkers spread throughout its design. Water hazards come into play at least sixteen times. 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. GOLF MAGAZINE ranks this course 33rd of the "Top 100 Courses in the U.S." and 56th of the Top 100 Courses in the World.

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. At 7,356 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. In 2002 and 2003, Pete Dye made architectural changes to seven holes on the Ocean Course, resurfaced all greens with Paspalum. Many of the tee boxes were also enlarged and new tee boxes added on four holes. In addition, much of the bunkering throughout the course was modified. The most significant architectural change, however, took place on No. 18 where Dye moved the entire green complex out toward the ocean where he originally wanted to place the green. This change will make for on! e of the most dramatic finishing holes in golf. Standing at the top of the hill on 18th fairway, the player's second shot will be almost directly toward the pounding surf of the Atlantic. Future plans call for a new clubhouse near the 18th green.

Walking caddies are available with no caddie fee, only a gratuity. Rounds cost the same whether walking or riding.

Golf Packages are available, and you may make your tee time reservations when making your hotel accommodations. The green fees for each of the five courses are seasonal and subject to change several times throughout the year.

Greens:  Other
Fairways:  Bermuda Grass
Number of Sand Bunkers:  51-60
Water Hazards in Play:  No


Tournament 7296 77.2 144 72
Championship 6552 73.4 139 72
Regular 6031 71.1 133 72
Forward 5327 67.4 118 72

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