Course Spotlight

An Insider's Look at the 18th Hole of the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island

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Honorary President Suzy Whaley gave an in depth look at some of the unique elements of the 18th hole at Pete Dye's Ocean Course design that has proven to be challenging for the stacked field at the 2021 PGA Championship.
The final hole proves just as daunting as the rest of the course. After coming off of the often unforgiving 17th, players are confronted with the 505 yards dogleg right, par-4 18th. Due to its proximity to the ocean, the wind is an integral part of the experience on the final hole.
During the third round of this year’s championship, the pin was located at the back left of the green, making an already lengthy trek that much harder. 
We’ll let Suzy give you the full rundown of why it’s causing disruption within the field.