Play The Ocean Course Before the Next PGA Championship at Kiawah
Kiawah Island boasts an extraordinary golf legacy marked by challenging moments and memorable victories. It all began with The Ocean Course’s stunning debut as host of the 1991 Ryder Cup Tournament. The outcome of this dramatic “War by the Shore” was determined by the final putt of the final match with America finally reclaiming the cup.
The spotlight returned to Kiawah several more times over the years, elevating The Ocean Course to an elite rank as host to every major PGA of America championship. In 2021, the PGA Championship will return once more to The Ocean Course to add more awe-inspiring moments to the story. In the meantime, you can play Kiawah’s five top-ranked resort courses to write your own tale:
The Ocean Course | In addition to its worldwide acclaim, this 5-Star Pete Dye design boasts the most seaside holes of any course in North America. Ten tightly embrace the Atlantic shoreline with the remaining eight running parallel for inspiring panoramic views throughout your round.
Insider tip: Practice flighting your ball as low as you can. The winds can be brutal, so a low draw is preferable.
Oak Point | This Clyde Johnston design comes out of an extensive six-month renovation in October 2015. Improvements include tees, fairways and greens regressed with Paspalum Platinum, as well as recontoured bunkers and fairways, and tees and greens restored to their original sizes and shapes.
Insider tip: Feel comfortable hitting a driver off of most tee boxes as the renovation has opened up the landing pages, as well as approaches into the greens.
Turtle Point | You will need to utilize all the clubs in your bag to conquer this Jack Nicklaus design. It’s one of the longest courses on the island and features narrow fairways with strategically located water hazards and bunkers.
Insider Tip: Savor your views on 14 green and 15 and 16 tees. The ocean is flip wedge to your left.
Osprey Point | Coming up on the one-year mark since its renovation by course architect Tom Fazio, players have resoundingly applauded the sweeping changes that have returned Osprey Point to its original glory.
Insider Tip: Fazio gives you a safe option on every hole. Think “risk/reward” when you tee it up.
Cougar Point | Gary Player’s Cougar Point showcases an impressive combination of short and long par-4s, great risk/reward par-5s and wonderfully scenic and challenging par-3s to keep you on your toes.
Insider Tip: The marsh that defines the beauty of this course changes it visual appeal every day. Try to play it more than once.
Want to learn more? You can gain an insider’s knowledge of all five championship courses with hole-by-hole tours, compelling videos and comprehensive course reviews on Kiawah’s informative golf site.
To plan your Kiawah golf getaway, call 800.654.2924 or choose a value-added Stay and Play Package that’s just right for you. By reserving directly with Kiawah Island Golf Resort, you’re ensured exclusive benefits and savings, complimentary island transportation and the best selection of accommodations.
Traveling with a non-golfer? The resort also offers a five-star spa, three pool complexes, more than a dozen dining choices, a 10-mile beach, tennis, biking, paddle sports, shopping and recreation. Guests can also enjoy the charm, culture and history of Charleston, an easy 30-minute five from the island.