Kiawah Island Club


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10 River Course Ln
Kiawah Island, SC 29455-5203
(843) 768-5715
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Course Details/History

  • Architect Name – Thomas Fazio, ASGCA
  • Greens Grass Type – Bermuda Grass
  • Regulation Length Holes – 18
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  • Resort, 90 holes, $275 - $360

    Kiawah Island is consistently ranked as one of the top courses in the U.S. and the World by Golf Magazine's panel of experts.

    This resort, a regular presence on GOLF Magazine's list of Gold and Silver medal resorts, features five outstanding 18-hole courses.

    The Ocean Course played host to the 1991 Ryder Cup and is scheduled to host the 2012 PGA Championship.

    The difficulty on this course is due to the near constant wind and numerous dunes, marshes, and sand bunkers spread throughout its design. Water hazards come into play at least 16 times. The greens vary in size. This is a very scenic course with a view of the ocean on every hole.

    Undoubtedly one of Pete Dye's most superb designs, The Ocean Course received worldwide attention as the host of the dramatic 1991 Ryder Cup matches, dubbed "the War at the Shore."

    At 7,356 yards, The Ocean Course offers spectacular views along two and one half miles of Atlantic Ocean. With 10 holes directly on the Atlantic and the other eight winding through the surrounding marshes and dunes, The Ocean Course offers a natural links-style environment reminiscent of the great courses of Scotland. In 2002 and 2003, Pete Dye made architectural changes to seven holes on the Ocean Course and resurfaced all the greens with Paspalum.

    Many of the tee boxes were also enlarged and new tee boxes added on four holes. In addition, much of the bunkering throughout the course was modified. The most significant architectural change, however, took place on No. 18 where Dye moved the entire green complex toward the ocean.

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    This Club has multiple courses:

    • Ocean Course
    • Turtle Point
    • Cougar Point
    • Oak Point
    • Osprey Point
    Design - Ocean Course at Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Resort
    • Year Built: 1991
    • Designer: Pete Dye
    • Greens Grass Type: Seashore Paspalum
    • Fairways Grass Type: Seashore Paspalum
    • Water Hazards: Yes
    • Sand Bunkers: 51-60
    • Yardage Markers: 200, 150, 100 Yrd Markers and Sprinkler Heads Marked
Tournament tee7275.11457,119
Fazio tee7272.21356,658
Kiawah tee7270.31326,219
Forward tee7270.21225,209
Forward (L) tee720.005,209
Front Nine
Tournament tee4055582073783431794825474223521
Fazio tee3795381893693211604325054083301
Kiawah tee3604991753472841363974833863067
Forward tee3194481402992441043324092912586
Forward (L) tee3194481402992441043324092912586
Back Nine
Tournament tee4453882025164444215292134403598
Fazio tee4213691764984163975011684113357
Kiawah tee4093261484763913784731494023152
Forward tee3132901093913373454131272982623
Forward (L) tee3132901093913373454131272982623
*Par value varies depending on tee boxes used.