• Type: Resort
  • Address: 1000 Ocean Course Dr
  • City: Kiawah Island
  • County: Charleston
  • State: South Carolina
  • Zip: 29455
  • Call to Book Tee Time: (843) 768-2121

Let's take a look at Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Resort, The. This course was built in 1991 in Kiawah Island. Pete Dye designed this 18 hole course. Metal spikes are allowed at Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Resort, The. This is a Resort course. If you want to find the course using GPS the longitude is -80.02583098576 and the latitude is 32.612041228239.


    Kiawah Island Ocean Course Review
    Kiawah Island Ocean Course Review

    Kiawah Island Ocean Course Review

    The Kiawah Island Ocean Course was founded in 1991 and it was designed by architect Pete Dye, featuring 7356 yards of golf from its longest tees for a 72 par. To put it bluntly, if it ever was a perfect match between a piece of real estate and a golf-course designer, the Kiawah Island Ocean Course fits the description one hundred percent. It is said that Pete Dye fell in love with the grassy dunes that make the terrain upon which the Kiawah Island Ocean Course was built when he first walked the seaside land. The outstanding mlange between the vast saltwater marshes and the epic ocean views captivated him instantly, according to his 1995 memoirs Bury Me in a Pot Bunker. And to get an idea about how good this golf course really is, superlatives aside, you must know that the Kiawah Island Ocean Course hosted the 2007 and 2012 Senior PGA Championships and it will be hosting the future 2021 PGA.

    What makes this golf course truly unique is the fact that its hugely affected by the wind, due to its ocean-side location, and from one round to the next, playing here you may experience up to an eight club difference on holes, depending upon the strength and the direction of the wind. Needless to say, playing the Kiawah Island Ocean Course is massive fun and Pete Dye even designed 2 courses into 1 at Kiawah Island Ocean Course, i.e. one for a westerly wind and one for an easterly wind. Also, this golf course comes with more seaside holes (ten of them, right along the ocean) than any other in the Northern Hemisphere, whilst offering terrific views over the beautiful Atlantic coastline. Bottom line, the Kiawah Island Ocean Course may be one of the toughest to play in the world, but its also fair and it will make for an unforgettable experience, being immensely fun yet difficult, located on a gorgeous setting and being a must-play course if youre in the neighborhood sort to speak.

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Golf Course Info

Golf Course Information


  • Number of Holes: 18
  • Year Course Built: 1991
  • Course Designer: Pete Dye
  • Location Time Zone: EST
  • Daylight Savings Time: yes
  • Season Availability: Open all year
  • Latitude: 32.612041228239
  • Longitude: -80.02583098576


  • Metal Spikes Allowed: yes
  • Play Fives: yes
  • Guest Policy Rules: Open
  • Dress Code Policy: No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required


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