Located in South Carolina, this golf course is the most recognized Ocean course in North America. Built in 1991 by Pete Dye, it is the fourth public golf course in the United States ranked 25th amongst the 100 greatest U.S golf courses -Golf Digest.
The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Resort was designed as two courses in one. One for an Easterly wind and one for a Westerly wind. One great fact about this golf course is that there are no prevailing winds, so if you are looking for a course with limited winds, this is the perfect one. Dye took this into consideration through the designing process. This golf course is also successful in containing more seaside holes than any other course in the Northern Hemisphere, ten along the Atlantic Ocean and eight running parallel to these. This is perfect for a great view and a cool breeze on a hot day.
Even though the Ocean Course was only built in 1991, it has acquired many successful years. Starting in the year it was created, it instantly gained the publics attention as the host of the War by the Shore, in the Ryder Cup Matches. Then went on to host the 1997 World Cup, 2001 VBS Cup, 2003 World Cup, 2005 PGA Professional National Championship, 2007 Senior PGA, and the 2012 PGA Championship.
The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Resort is the fourth course to have hosted each of the PGA’s of Americas Championships and is one of only seventeen 5-star courses located in North America.