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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
Phone Number: 800 576 1570
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Highly recommended golf course with dramatic views of the Atlantic.

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How about a little sand in the bunkers?

By any measure this is a fantastic golf experience - nice layout, beautiful views, challenging holes, good service, golf history. But for what you're paying ($370 green fee + $70... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 9, 2014
skodie
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

By any measure this is a fantastic golf experience - nice layout, beautiful views, challenging holes, good service, golf history. But for what you're paying ($370 green fee + $70 caddie tip), they should spend a little money on bunker maintenance. No sand in the bunkers, haven't been raked, so you're hitting out of hard pack or mud. No consistency,... More 

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1 Thank skodie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

Great course. Terrible caddies, they think they know everithing and they are insoportable!!!!! They should get people more humble that can be more sympathetic. It is realy a bad expetience. The course is great but these guys are terrible. If you can avoid the caddy.

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usa
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We paid over $350 for a round on this beautiful course, It was one of the nicest courses I've ever played however the low rating is strictly for the pace of play. I cannot believe I paid almost $400 for a round which took 6 hours to complete. For a course with this kind of prestige, I found it surprising... More 

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

If you love golf, you should play this course. Bring your "A game," your credit card for a significant greens fee, and some cash for a good tip for your caddy (very highly recommended, my most recent one, Phil, was terrific - and had carried over 2000 rounds), and you'll have a great day. I've been playing golf for over... More 

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Thank Jim M
Nashville
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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Great Course but get a caddy and walk as fore caddy was poor and you spend too much time on the cart paths which are often below fairway level.

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Thank Michael P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

From the start its is a wonderful experience. Friendly staff from the clubhouse to the bar and food afterwards. If you love the game of golf you need to play this course! First you start on a beautiful golf range which is next to the ocean and then your caddie gathers your things and makes sure you're squared away. Then... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Beautiful views of the ocean and nearby properties. Immaculate conditioning. Fast greens and fairways. But when the wind blows - WATCH OUT! Have fun and "Tee It Forward."

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charleston
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The golf course is both challenging and beautiful, juxtaposed to the ocean/nature at its best. The bar and restaurant at the finish of the 18th hole are excellent. Sunset at the bar, sipping a fine martini may be hard to beat.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My husband said he enjoyed it as much as playing Pebble. It is extremely challenging but he thought that views of the ocean and the intracoastal were spectacular.

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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This place is all about the views and atmosphere. The service is top notch, efficient and plenty of staff to keep you well fed and beverage filled. I didn't think the food was that amazing to be the best on the island. However for the price it was really great. I would go here again just for the view of... More 

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Thank Jolene H

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