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Keys to Kiawah: Stephen Youngner, PGA, Shares How to Attack the Ocean Course

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The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, a Pete Dye design and the host of the 2021 PGA Championship. It is also the longest major championship course in history, playing at 7,876 yards. One other thing about the site: it's characteristically challenging for everyone from the average golfer to the world's best.
So what is the secret to conquering The Ocean Course? What makes it tick? There may not be a one-size-fits-all answer here, but there are some things to know that will give you some clues, and who better to ask than someone spends every day at the site?
We asked Stephen Youngner, PGA Head Golf Professional at The Ocean Course what he considers the keys to success at Kiawah. Together, we put together a series where he breaks down ways to make playing The Ocean Course a little more feasible.
He breaks down the best strategies for competing with Kiawah’s quirks from deep, sugar sand bunkers to the true and fast paspalum grass on the greens. Let Stephen Youngner hand you the Keys to Kiawah.
Keys to Kiawah: Bunker Play
Keys to Kiawah: Putting
Keys to Kiawah: Driving Tips
Be sure to tune into PGA Coaching Live presented by Cadillac at next week during the 103rd PGA Championship at the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island for more great coaching tips from PGA Professionals.