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.
A perennial favorite among PGA TOUR players, as it places a premium on finesse, imagination and shot making, rather than strength. Featuring a collection of par threes ranked amongst the world's finest and a par-4 18th hole considered one of the most feared in all of golf, Harbour Town Golf Links has undergone many recent enhancements. A Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, this award-winning course is consistently rated one of the best in the U.S. by such authoritative publications as Golf Digest, GOLF Magazine and Golfweek.
This Tom Fazio-designed course is highly regarded and regularly ranked in the Top 100 in the U.S. by both Golf and Golf Digest. Rolling fairways. Rustling palms. Challenging enough for golfers of every level. Massive dunes and oceanside finishing holes recall the game’s Scottish birthplace. The famed 18th hole offers a new challenge. The ocean-side hole has been redesigned and is now a par 3, making the entire course a par 70.
For the avid golfer, a round of golf at the May River Golf Course is a journey to nirvana. Take in the majesty of century-old live oaks and serene native landscapes as you linger on the scenic, 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Course. Woven throughout the May River Forest are 7,171 yards, with several holes on the banks of the river. Plus, enhance your game in the world-class practice facility. Treat yourself to the ultimate golf paradise.
Regardless of where you come down on this renowned quartet, you'll never have a better opportunity to test yourself against each man's philosophy of golf than a long weekend at Barefoot Resort in North Myrtle Beach. Start with Dye, the legendary "Marquis de Sod," whose devilishly difficult designs include Kiawah Island's Ocean Course, site of the 1991 Ryder Cup and 2012 PGA Championship. At Barefoot Resort, Dye used all the land's elements-gently rolling terrain, dunes, exposed sand and water-to fashion a course (the only semi-private facility in the four-course resort) that penalizes wayward shots as only he can