What Is Exclusive In Kiawah Island For Golfers?
Some of the most notable golf courses are here
Situated in South Carolina in United States, Kiawah Island has a very few golf courses but all of them are well known among the golf community of the world. The golfers come here to experience the game of golf in the championship courses of the island. The island has hosted several championships like 1991 Rider Cup, the 2012 PGA Championship and will also host the 2021 PGA Championship. Some of the best golf courses from Kiawah Island have been listed below:
The Ocean Course
It was designed by Pete Dye in 1991. He took into consideration the easterly winds and the westerly winds that affect the area and designed the golf course with precision. It has 10 seaside holes running along the Atlantic Ocean. The spectacular views of the ocean are cherished by even the champions of golf. Surfaced by Bermuda grass, it was ranked as the “toughest course in America” by Golf Digest in 2010.
Designed by Tom Fazio, it was ranked among the “50 Best Golf Courses for Women” by the magazine, Golf for Women. This golf course has a high slope rating making it one of the most challenging golf courses of the world.
Designed by Jack Nicklaus, Turtle Point is a par 72 course. Spread over 7000 yards, it has received several accolades from the best Golf magazines. Tournaments like Carolina Amateur have been held here. It is a low profile course, but it delivers a high profile golfing experience.
The Oak Point golf course was designed by Clyde Johnston. The course is laid on the lands that formerly grew indigo and tomato. The Kiawah Island Golf Resort bought this golf course in 1997. Kiawah River is in the close proximity of this course. Surrounded by maritime forests, the architect of the course laid out this course beautifully on the rolling landscape. You will find undulating fairways along with challenging greens here.
Gary player designed this course in 1996. It was originally named as Marsh Point. Some of the important features of this course are a mixture of long and short par-4s, most rewarding par-5s and the scenic beauty of par-3s. The very well thought out strategic layout of this course makes the golfer think their way throughout the course. The most beautiful hole of the island, Hole number 17 is located on this course.
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Review green fees and other expenses not included in your golf holiday package. You want to make sure there are no hidden fees or surprises that could make your trip a bust.
Make plans flexible. Be open to doing other activities besides golf. Make the most of your time on the course and be considerate of other golfers.
Have a list of must-pack items created before you pack. You can get this information from other golfers you know that have taken a similar holiday. You can also review this information through trusted golf publications offering travel tips. You will also want to learn about how to take items you will use on the course such as golf clubs. You could have them sent ahead to your destination before your arrival.
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