Kiawah Island Ocean Course

Designer: James Olcott

Course Description:

The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island #4 Public Golf Course in U.S. and Ranked 25th amongst the 100 Greatest U.S. Golf Courses – Golf Digest

Tournaments Hosted

Year Event Tour Winner
No hosted tournaments for this course.

Other Courses by James Olcott

Course Name Theme Par
Cherry Hills Rural 73
Oasis Tropical 72
Bermuda x Delta 72
Bermuda Tropical 71
Crystal Lake Harvest 72
Kiawah Island Delta 72
Emerald Isle Tropical 72
Deer Creek G.C Countryside 71
IRON HORSE G.C Rural 71
Quivira Golf Club Delta 72
KOHANAIKI RESORT Tropical 72
Velvet Valleys Alpine 72
TPC Kansas City Rustic 72
LIONS GATE Highlands 72
ARCHERS LANDING Highlands 72
BIG NUGGET GOLF CLUB Desert 72
Colonial Valley Boreal 72
COYOTE SPRINGS GOLF CLUB (Twilight) Steppe 72
Hillcrest Country Club Autumn 72

Member Reviews:


If this was presented to me as a fictional course, I would say that it is a decent course, perhaps a bit rough around the edges, but definitely not the worst I have seen. The course is very playable with enjoyable greens, and while it doesn't have a ton of extra details, it is a decent looking Delta course. 

This course is named Kiawah Island Ocean Course, however, so I must judge it as a representation of the real course, which is one of my favorites. Unfortunately, this course shares little in common with the real course other than a name and some scorecard yardages. The 3rd hole in particular sticks out, as it lacks the tree in the middle of the fairway, and the green is at a totally wrong angle. It just really doesn't represent the real hole at all, and this is true for pretty much every hole on the course. I did like the 17th, though.
Reviewed by: Craig LeVasseur on 1/1/2016
Great Detail
Reviewed by: Jason Chippendale on 4/9/2017