Kiawah Island's Ocean Course beckons

May 19, 2021 08:46 PM

The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island (S.C.) Resort was designed for the specific purpose of hosting the 1991 Ryder Cup, which became contentious and known as the "War by the Shore." Right from the opening tee shot, the Pete Dye design — which included an assist from Dye's wife Alice, also a noted course architect — is a relentless test of any player's game. While there is a lot of forgiveness in Dye's par-72, 7,849-yard design, the unpredictable winds add an element of intrigue to each shot on the 10 holes that run along the Atlantic Ocean — the most in North America — and the remaining eight that are raised above dune level and are also exposed coastal breezes. Have Clubs Will Travel host David Wood showcases several of the memorable holes on a course that is hosting its second PGA Championship in 2021.

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