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The Ocean Course

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Address: 12 Kiawah Beach Dr, Kiawah Island Golf Resort, Kiawah Island, SC 29455-5677
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+1 800-576-1570

Highly recommended golf course with dramatic views of the Atlantic.

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Fantastic experience

The course and setting are as excellent as the reviews and ratings would suggest. Staff did a great job of keeping things moving. Our caddy, Joe, was excellent and helped me... read more

Reviewed May 23, 2015
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed May 23, 2015 via mobile

The course and setting are as excellent as the reviews and ratings would suggest. Staff did a great job of keeping things moving. Our caddy, Joe, was excellent and helped me score much better that I would have ever hoped on such a difficult course.

Thank mlb-atl
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2015

a very important golf experience for anyone who loves the game. very high end caddies. beautiful surroundings.....super challenging course.

Thank tigerIS
long island
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101 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2015

Played the ocean course this Sunday and had perfect weather. My caddie, John, was excellent and enhanced my golfing experience. The course was in great shape, greens were honest, the rough wasn't super tough to hit out of. Practice facilities were also well kept - titleist balls on the range. Played some great courses all over the world, this is... More 

Thank mous
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55 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2015

Armed with hundreds of golf balls and dire warnings ringing in our ears we arrived to play the Ocean Course. In short, it's as good as advertised but not as difficult as was expected. I suspect this was due to the incredibly benign weather - 22c and a gentle breeze off the sea. Our three ball plays 6,600 yards at... More 

1 Thank Flaherty99
Los Angeles
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank mtufenk
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30 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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.

3 Thank IrelandAmigos
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448 reviews
179 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

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 

1 Thank Bandit2118
Orlando, Florida
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank David H
San Francisco, California
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Tony D
Kaysville, Utah
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361 reviews
208 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank Ryan R

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