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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: +1 800-576-1570
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Highly recommended golf course with dramatic views of the Atlantic.

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Spectacular round of golf

The Ocean Course is a bucket list course like St Andrews, Pebble Beach or Pinehurst. It is a true links course very similar to Scottish Golf Courses but with more water. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Cary, North Carolina
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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ocean Course is a bucket list course like St Andrews, Pebble Beach or Pinehurst. It is a true links course very similar to Scottish Golf Courses but with more water. The layout is challenging but there are several tees for average to accomplished golfers. The winds were about 25 mph when we played which added to the challenge. A... More 

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Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We have played many of the top 50 courses in the world and this definitely makes it to my top 10. Immaculate condition (but then again it is nearly $400 a round) and a great layout. Challenging enough but not ridiculous. Bring a good game and if you are a decent female player (250 yard drives, single HC), do pick... More 

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Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Played a couple of rounds here. One of my favourite courses, but one that asks for your best game. If you play this for the first time, use a caddie. Some of the holes don't play just like they look.

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Montrose, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

I have wanted to play this course since i first saw it on Ryder Cup 1991. We had a superb day and the overall experience was 100% top-notch. Understandably it is pretty expensive, but well worth it, as a once in a lifetime game of golf. This was the BEST course i have played in the USA, better than Pebble... More 

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Ireland, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

You can only play after midday here if you wish to take a golf buggy and a fore caddy is mandatory Cart path only so not really an enjoyable experience when you have to guess which club to take to your ball. Forecaddy was inclined to rush us as his objective was to get around in record time. He gets... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I've played this course three times, and I enjoy it more each time. I've ridden it in carts and walked it with caddies. Walking with caddies is by far the better experience. I'm a 12.5 handicap and felt like a 16 on this course. Most of the holes are very playable and you can recover if you spray it a... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Great round with outstanding weather, Robbie went above and beyond to help get us going without a hitch. Also swinging around for drinks and some wings proved to be a great idea.

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South Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Our son got to play the course as part of 1rst T. Beautiful! Most folks there looked as we did, blessed to be there!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Beautiful day playing one of the best courses in the USA. Or caddie Robert was great, the sights were awesome, and lunch and dinner were incredible/

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Raleigh, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed our round at the Ocean course. It is a unique golf challenge that winds it way through marsh land with some ocean views but you never feel like you are right next to the ocean. We were a foursome and had caddies who double bagged. Overall, it is one of the top courses you can play in the... More 

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