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Kiawah Island

Play the Nation’s Most Awe-Inspiring Resort Golf Courses

The biggest names in golf have made their mark on Kiawah’s championship courses—both as designers and pro players putting their skills to the ultimate test during the 2021 PGA Championship and other top-level tournaments. 

Day 1: The Ocean Course

Join the ranks of avid golfers who have The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort on their must-play list for a true test of skill. Located on the eastern-most end of the island, The Ocean Course boasts the most seaside holes in the Northern Hemisphere with ten hugging the Atlantic and the other eight running parallel to those. Although it was originally planned to sit behind the dunes, designer Pete Dye’s wife, Alice, suggested raising the entire course to give players unobstructed views of Kiawah’s stunning coastline from every hole. One catch? This improved view made the course substantially more demanding as it also exposed play to the Atlantic’s brisk and unpredictable breezes.

Day 2: The Turtle Point Course

After a comprehensive nine-month renovation led by Jack Nicklaus and members of his architectural team, Turtle Point reopened in late 2016 to rave player reviews. Sweeping improvements included regrassing with Paspalum, rebuilding of all bunkers, laser-leveling all tee boxes and reestablishing irrigation throughout the course.

Turtle Point exemplifies Jack Nicklaus’ firm design philosophy to “make the player use his mind ahead of his muscles—to control his emotions sufficiently to really think through his options before drawing a club from the bag.”

Tournament Format:
Individual Match Play with Handicap

  • Each player competes against all others in the competition by comparing a total score for the round.
  • Handicaps will be assigned by subtracting the lowest handicap from the higher handicap, then assigning the difference to the weaker player.
  • A person can score no higher than a net double bogey.
  • Players need to hole out on every hole.
  • Each hole score for every hole in the round is added up to calculate your final score.
  • *Organizers reserve the right to modify the format up to 24 hours before the match.