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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

Highly recommended golf course with dramatic views of the Atlantic.

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PGA Course on the Ocean!

What's not to love! Challenging links-like course, beautiful scenery. Expect to loose a lot of balls...

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2016
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437 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

What's not to love! Challenging links-like course, beautiful scenery. Expect to loose a lot of balls...

Thank OklahomaMomOf3
Bath, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

The only true course worth playing at Kiawah Island - The Ocean Course, well away form all houses, tress, no buggies, true golf feeling next to Atlantic with water, waste bunkers, snakes and alligators, course in great condition all round. You can taste the atmosphere and history walking the fairways.Caddy comes one between two, bit odd but essential, some confusion... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

All the hype and all the stories.. .but behind these lie a beautiful, excruciatingly difficult golf course along the Atlantic coast. As an example, I started off well, 1 over par after 4 holes.. then the course bit down hard on me from hole 5 on. For one, I wasn't used to playing on a hardpan, sandy lie.. definitely not... More 

Thank CurtKwak
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

What a course!It Must be on your bucket list. Play in the morning with a caddie. Try to get Willie Strickland! Bring your camera and have fun; enjoy the experience and don't worry about your score as the wind will dominate! Be sure and end with a drink at the Ryder Cup bar!

Thank Judilaw
Amarillo, tx
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

So much to say: First and foremost - our caddy bragged about what a great golfer he is, and our nice, but naïve English partners offered to have him hit a drive. He did. He also let go of the driver and it helicoptered into a nearby pond where it came to rest about 8 feet from an 8 foot... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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374 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Had a blast! Great course condition, views of the ocean beside you, and very knowledgeable caddies! What more can a golfer ask for? This is near the top of the bucket list courses to play!

Thank Brad945
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

This famous course has hosted major championships and the Ryder Cup. It was in excellent condition, the caddies were super and the challenge of the course was what we expected. Listen to the starter and caddies and play the correct tee boxes as the course is very difficult.

Thank David S
Charlottesville, VIrginia
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

My husband and I recently splurged and played the Ocean Course. They were nice enough to allow him the use of a cart in the morning (carts are not allowed until the afternoon) due to his disability. However you must still have a walking caddie. At the end of our round the caddie told us there was a $70 fee... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

We were lucky to play on a day without wind, and it was one of the more memorable courses I have ever played. I have played a number of courses in the US and the Caribbean, and this one stands out. The fairways and greens were in really good shape, and the dramatic scenery is incredible. I can't wait to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

If you are a golfer you know this is a must play bucket list course. My advice is to walk the course. If you rent a cart you are not allowed to leave the cart path anyways and why would you want to speed up the round? Walking proved to be the best way to immerse yourself in the moment,... More 

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