The Kiawah Golf Blog

Preparing a Course to Host a Major

When it comes to preparing a course to host a major golf championship, The Ocean Course Superintendent Jeff Stone is no stranger to the game. He began his career at … Read More

Rory McIlroy Returns to The Ocean Course

Rory McIlroy winning the 2012 PGA Championship

Rory McIlroy returns to The Ocean Course this May nine years after storming to a record-breaking win at the 2012 PGA Championship. He shares his recollections of his astonishing victory, … Read More

Kiawah Island Invests in Course Improvements

Rory McIlroy holed the winning putt at the 2012 PGA Championship at The Ocean Course and became the first golfer to win a major championship on Seaside friendly paspalum grass. The players universally praised the putting surface and endorsed the decision to convert from Bermuda to paspalum as the right one. … Read More

A Caddie’s Guide to The Ocean Course

Mark Bloomer has served as a caddie at The Ocean Course for 16 years. As one of the longest tenured caddies on the course, he knows all the varied nuances and beguiling snares Pete Dye cleverly disguised throughout. He has also grown to appreciate how unique many of its attributes are compared to any other U.S. golf course — natural elements that add to its intrigue and launch it to the top of every golfer’s bucket list. … Read More

Turtle Point Golf Course Renovation

Under the consultation of course designer, Jack Nicklaus, Turtle Point is undergoing a top-to-bottom renovation. While not much is changing the fairways on the course other than bunkering, all of the green complexes have have substantially changed. … Read More