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Kiawah Island Golf Resort: The Ocean Course

Kiawah Island, SC Public

4.8

Panelists

326 Reviews

Overview

Often considered to be the first course designed for a specific event—the 1991 Ryder Cup—this manufactured linksland-meets-lagoons layout might well be Pete Dye’s most diabolical creation. Every hole is edged by sawgrass, every green has tricky slopes, every bunker merges into bordering sand dunes. Strung along nearly three miles of ocean coast, Dye took his wife’s advice and perched fairways and greens so golfers can actually view the Atlantic surf. That also exposes shots and putts to ever-present and sometimes fierce coastal winds. The Ocean Course will forever be linked with Phil Mickelson and his improbable victory at the 2021 PGA Championship.

About

Holes 18
Price $463
Facility Type Public
Designer Pete Dye, ASGCA

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Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.8

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Character
8.06
Challenge
8.29
Distinctiveness
8.06
Layout Variety
7.82
Fun
7.4
Aesthetics
8.15
Conditioning
7.72

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