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The Ocean Course

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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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Highly recommended golf course with dramatic views of the Atlantic.

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Unbelievable Experience

The views and scenery on this course are unsurpassed. That being said, the course is incredibly difficult with the wind. We played in a 15-20 mi/hr wind with gusts up to 30. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The views and scenery on this course are unsurpassed. That being said, the course is incredibly difficult with the wind. We played in a 15-20 mi/hr wind with gusts up to 30. The course is absolutely relentless if your game is slightly off like mine was that day. The caddies were great and were extremely useful. I can't wait to... More 

Thank tbooker127
Bethesda, Maryland
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361 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

The course is hard given the wind, but the fairways are wide, and trouble is easy to spot. Caddies are great, and the placement of the Ladies Tees helps you avoid many pitfalls if you are not a super long driver. Fun course to do at least once- you will probably be inspired to work on your game and come... More 

Thank Sheryl B
Endicott, New York
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179 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Something any golfer should do is play the Ocean Course at least once. I have been lucky enough to play it three times. Its expensive no question but worth it at least once. You are treated like a VIP - greeted and brought out to your caddie. They are very helpful and very nice. But mostly its about being in... More 

Thank JmpPsu2004
Hanover, Massachusetts
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190 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We drove over from Charleston to play the Ocean Course. Allow plenty of time if you do this as it is an all back roads drive with plenty of stop lights. Even when you get out to Kiawah, the ocean course is a long way from the entrance to the island. The course was in perfect shape and the greens... More 

Thank parcapecod
Irving, Texas
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Course conditions were perfection. Our double bagging walking caddie Mark B did an outstanding job, highly knowledgeable and professional. If you are even considering this course...JUST DO IT!!

Thank b_travels_12
Seabrook Island, South Carolina
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

The ocean coast is located at the tip of Kiswahili island and is very elegant. Dining on the porch overlooking the ocean. Prices are very high. Food is good and service is excellent. Nice place for lunch. Prices reasonable.

Thank Sandy L
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
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37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Course was in very good shape, no carts before 12 noon and a caddy is required. the caddies assigned to me were very knowledgeable. views from the course are incredible recommend this course to any serious golfer.

1 Thank Sandrea K
Southlake, Texas
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The Ocean Course was on my "bucket list" of courses to play, and it certainly did not disappoint. The drive from the resort to the course is fantastic, and feeling the strong wind as you walk up to the clubhouse provides you with a bit of foreshadowing of what to expect during the round. The staff, facilities, and grounds were... More 

2 Thank Rob C
York, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

While I am not a golfer, my dad is a big golfer. So while I was down in Charleston, I stopped here to get some pictures for him and go to the club house. The course looks beautiful. It is obviously a little expensive because it is right on the beach. They have a pretty cool gift shop as well.... More 

Thank Kirsten D
Newport, Rhode Island
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

I have been wanting to play the Ocean Course for a long time, and it didn't disappoint. The course was in impeccable shape and I love the finishing hole with the ocean and the clubhouse (make a great 2nd shot, they are watching from the porch). It is essential to have a caddie or forecaddie. Try to go out early... More 

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