501 yards, Par 4
With the Atlantic just to the right, the 501 yard par-4 eighteenth finishing hole is one of the strongest on the course. Driving to a fairway that rolls up, and then falls away to the right, the best drives will hug the right side of the fairway. Longer players may have a significant advantage if they challenge the right side carry the crest of the hill and reach the lower level of the fairway resulting in a much shorter second shot. The elevated green is open from the right and runs away to the back left. Into the wind, most players will not be able to reach the bottom of the fairway slope and they will face a 200 plus yard second shot to a narrow well protected green. The wind will determine whether players fire at the flag with mid irons or simply try to hit the green with long irons or fairway metals.
Hole descriptions by Brian Gerard, PGA Director of Golf, Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Photo: Kiawah Island Golf Resort
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