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The Ocean Course

Address: 12 Kiawah Beach Dr, Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, SC 29455
Phone Number: 800 576 1570
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Golf Courses, Sports
Activities: Golfing
Owner description: Highly recommended golf course with dramatic views of the Atlantic.
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Type: Golf Courses, Sports
Activities: Golfing
Owner description: Highly recommended golf course with dramatic views of the Atlantic.

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English first
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Played the Ocean course for my birthday, the course was nice, perhaps i had been spoiled, by spending 10 days in Scotland in July, playing some stunning ocean front courses. Club house restaurant and food were fantastic, with one of the most spectacular views i have ever seen from a restaurant window. This is now the bad service. Half way... More 

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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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175 reviews 175 reviews
52 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I walked 36 twice while here. The golf course is excellent. Greens were rough as they had been punched.

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Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

I'm a 15 handicap, and had heard the course was extremely difficult. It was difficult (I shot a 96) but I honestly expected worse! : ) The course is beautiful, but as one reviewer mentioned, no views of the ocean on the front nine, and few on the back nine. Advice: I played early morning. Play later in the day.... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Ocean Course was great to play, especially having seen it on TV. Had the same caddie both days and he was awesome. Don't know that I can recommend the course in the dead of summer. Even with the wind it is hot to the point of being uncomfortable. But the condition was great considering the heat. Pace of play is... More 

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Expensive, but worth it. The course is set up to the highest standards, and the caddies are a great help. Hard, but lots of fun.

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Palm Beach, Florida, USA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

The Ocean Course was nice, challenging at times with the wind off the ocean, but not all it's cracked up to be. It was on my husband's "bucket list" so we went to Kiawah just to play it. The food & service at their restaurant was super.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I loved the view here, but the service was a bit shotty. We thought maybe it was going to be worth the wait after an hr an a half, but the food was pretty average, which was surprising for such a high end resort. I would go back for a drink and catch the sunset, but I would not eat... More 

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Arcata, California
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103 reviews 103 reviews
27 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This is a gorgeous track replete with both a Ryder Cup and PGA Championship pedigree. As one would expect it is also a difficult course. The bunkers are huge, steep faced and have hard bottoms. Even though you are allowed by local rules to both ground your club and take practice swings they still pose a major challenge for the... More 

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Kiawah Island, South Carolina
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73 reviews 73 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Terrific course with great ocean views from most holes but it is very hard. Take a caddy as it. Is almost essential for first timers.

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Northern New Jersey
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231 reviews 231 reviews
78 attraction reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I was really pumped to hit the links after snagging a sweet tee time a few months in advance. I knew this would cost a pretty penny but was willing to pay because of the amenities and the scenic views on each hole. I was surprised that the front 9 offered zero ocean views...not even a glimpse...and the back 9... More 

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