Check out new Ocean Course App for Droid and iPhone

Golf Digest, the world’s leading golf publication, and Kiawah Island Golf Resort, host of the 2012 PGA Championship, jointly released the Kiawah Island Golf Resort Flyover Application/Ocean Course app powered by Golf Digest, a free iPhone and Android companion application designed to enhance the experience of playing The Ocean Course.  The application, an extension of the existing business relationship between Golf Digest and Kiawah Island Golf Resort, allows users to virtually tour Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course, site of the 2012 PGA Championship, through a virtual flyover experience of all 18 holes. The app allows golfers to use it when playing the Ocean Course themselves to gauge distances each hole.


“I have played at Kiawah Island Golf Resort many times and what is remarkable is how this app brings out every detail of the course. From the significant bunkers to the trees that guard the approach on the 3rd hole, this app makes me feel like I’m playing the Ocean Course all over again,” said Golf Digest President & Publisher Peter K. Hunsinger. “The app is a tremendous example of what Golf Digest as a brand can execute on behalf of our valued partners.”

Through the Kiawah Island Golf Resort Flyover Application powered by Golf Digest, iPhone & Android users can:

  • Virtually tour the Ocean Course on Kiawah Island through a moving aerial flyover from tee to green on all 18 holes, including undulations, hazards and permanent structures on the course

  • Access complete hole information for all 18 holes, including GPS-enabled yardages from each set of tees and various points on the fairway, as well as close-up inset images of each green with depth readings

    Learn about the Ocean Course’s design, history, past events and critical acclaim

  • Share course information and the application with fellow golf fans via Facebook, Twitter & email directly through the app

  • See local weather conditions in real time

  • Browse an exclusive Kiawah Island photo gallery

  • Put the app to practical use when playing the Ocean Course via flyover technology


The free application is available now and can be downloaded here: