Check the yardage book: Kiawah Island Golf Resort's Ocean Course for the PGA Championship

Take a look at the hole-by-hole maps provided by Puttview for this week's PGA Championship at the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf (...)

Check the yardage book: Kiawah Island Golf Resort's Ocean Course for the PGA Championship

Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s Ocean Course takes its second turn as host of the PGA Championship this week, welcoming players and fans back to the South Carolina seaside just south of Charleston.

The Ocean Course was designed by Pete Dye and opened in 1991 after a somewhat frantic effort to complete construction before that year’s Ryder Cup, which the Americans won over the European team and that has become known as the “War by the Shore.”

Unlike most linksy courses, which play beneath and around the dunes, the Ocean was built atop the dunes at the suggestion of Dye’s wife, Alice. This provides fantastic views of the Atlantic but subjects the players in this week’s major championship to the full force of the coastal winds. Individual holes will play very differently this week depending on the weather.

Playing 7,846 yards with a par of 72 for this year’s event, the Ocean Course has earned high praise since its opening. It is ranked No. 1 on the 2021 Golfweek’s Best Courses You Can Play list for public-access layouts in South Carolina. It also ranks No. 9 on the 2021 Golfweek’s Best Resort Courses list for the whole United States, No. 9 on the Top 100 Courses You Can Play list for the U.S. and No. 14 for all Modern Courses opened in or after 1960 in the U.S.

The Ocean Course is part of the large and charming Kiawah Island Golf Resort, which is home to four other courses: Osprey Point by Tom Fazio, Oak Point by Clyde Johnston, Turtle Point by Jack Nicklaus and Cougar Point by Gary Player. And beside miles and miles of beaches, the resort is home to a five-star oceanfront hotel and luxurious villa rentals, several fun pool complexes, a marina, hiking trails and more, making it a top Lowcountry destination.

Thanks to yardage books provided by Puttview – the maker of detailed yardage books for more than 30,000 courses around the world – we can see exactly the challenges that players face this week. Check out each hole below.

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Photos: Best shots from the PGA Championship at the Ocean Course At Kiawah Island

The best players in the world are bound for South Carolina to compete in the second men's major championship of the golf season. Kiawah (...)

Photos: Best shots from the PGA Championship at the Ocean Course At Kiawah Island

The best players in the world are bound for South Carolina to compete in the second men’s major championship of the golf season.

Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s Ocean Course plays host this week for the 103rd PGA Championship. This is the second time the course will host a major championship following the 2012 PGA Championship, won by Rory McIlroy. It also hosted the 1991 Ryder Cup, known as the “War on the Shore.” The Ocean Course plays as a par 72 and measures out to 7,849 yards.

Take a scroll through the best photos of the week from the 2021 PGA Championship at Kiawah Island.

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