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Address: 12 Kiawah Beach Dr, Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, SC 29455
Phone Number: 800 576 1570
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Activities: Golfing
Description: Highly recommended golf course with dramatic views of the Atlantic.

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Just play it!!

Played 36 today at the ocean course and all i can say is its an incredible course in very good shape. I found the greens to be in great shape contrary to some prior posts. Used a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Los Angeles
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Los Angeles
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Played 36 today at the ocean course and all i can say is its an incredible course in very good shape. I found the greens to be in great shape contrary to some prior posts. Used a caddy for both rounds. Take advantage of their replay rate. Great facilities and friendly service. Just driving out there was a treat.

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IRELAND
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24 reviews 24 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Basically the putting surfaces are very poor and they know it! Blamed it on winter weather but we played a number of the other courses in the complex (except Osprey which we were advised by staff was in pretty poor condition) and the greens were excellent.

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183 reviews 183 reviews
52 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Wow! What a freaking terrific course and even better experience! First, what a beautiful maze back to Ocean Drive and Ocean Course! Next, the clubhouse and men's locker room are top notch and helped make a great experience. Third, the customer service from bag drop to check in to servers in Ryder Bar to starter and of course, the caddies.... More 

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Orlando, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

First, let me say that the clubhouse, staff, and caddies were fantastic. We were treated incredibly well and our experience was very enjoyable. However, the MAIN issue I had was that the greens on the course were in AWFUL shape. I know that the harsh winter is not something that can be easily recovered from but I think, as a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Play the proper tees and listen to your caddie. I was very intimidated playing the course, but afterwards came away thinking if I played it again i could do better. The caddies know every nook and cranny of the course and most importantly how to play the wind. Forget your Garmin device, the yardage is useless, its what club will... More 

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Kaysville, Utah
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231 reviews 231 reviews
135 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The Ocean Course is certainly on most golfers bucket list. It is currently ranked #3 public course by Golf Digest. The green fees for non resort guests are $370 plus forecaddie or caddie fee. We had a forecaddie and they recommend $35/bag for them. The course was not in peak shape because of the harsh winter but it was a... More 

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Phillipburg
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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This is where good golfers go to die. Played in sustainable winds of 30 to 35 mph with a high of 40 degrees. The caddie was phenomenal and once I got used to aiming 20 yards out of bounds so the ball will,land in the fairway all was good. This made Beth PAge black look like your local mini golf... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We play this course every February. The weather has apparently taken a toll this winter. Very little grass on the fairways, greens were rock hard and difficult to hold, and the ocean has dangerously encroached the driving range. Despite the absence of wind we really didn't enjoy the round. For some reason the recently renovated Osprey Point is in peak... More 

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Columbia, MO
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The Ocean Course is spectacular. When you walk in the clubhouse, there is a huge picture window where you can see the waves crashing in just a few yards away. The course itself is difficult, but mostly just around the greens. The fairways are pretty wide and forgiving. The toughness is the wind, and the plateau greens...you're going to miss... More 

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Holiday, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Truly and incredible experience. Just the views and sense of awe is worth the trip. really you course though, and tougher as the wind was howling down the beaches during our round.

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