Venue Info

Venue
      Promoter

Kiawah Island Golf Resort (Ocean Course)
South Carolina
USA

Website: www.pga.com/pgachampionship/2012

      Kerry Haigh
PGA of America
100 Avenue of the Champions
Palm Beach Gardens
Florida 33418
USA
Tel: +1 561 624 8499 
Fax: +1 561 624 8429
Email: khaigh@pgahq.com

Course Info

Probably no other golf course in the world outside of the United Kingdom and Ireland is affected as much by the wind. From one round to the next, a player can experience up to an 8-club difference on holes depending upon the direction and strength of the wind a fact that became readily apparent at the famed 1991 Ryder Cup held at The Ocean Course. During the relatively benign practice rounds, players hit 7 and 8-irons into the treacherous par-3 17th hole. By Sunday, with a stiff wind in their face, players were hitting everything from 3-irons to 3-woods.

Located on the eastern-most end of Kiawah Island, The Ocean Course has more seaside holes than any other course in the Northern Hemisphere -- 10 right along the Atlantic with the other eight running parallel to those. Course architect, Pete Dye, used the natural beauty of Kiawah's seaside environment to develop an old links look reminiscent of the celebrated seaside courses of Great Britain and Ireland.

Although it was originally designed to sit behind the dunes, Dye's wife, Alice, suggested raising the entire course to allow players unobstructed views of Kiawah's beautiful Atlantic coastline from every hole. This improved view, however, made the course substantially more demanding as it also exposed it to the area's brisk and unpredictable sea breezes.

Card of Course

Kiawah Island Ocean Course


HoleParYardsMetres HoleParYardsMetres
14396362 104447409
25557509 115593542
34390357 124412377
44458419 134497454
53188172 143238218
64480439 154444406
75579529 165581531
83198181 173223204
94494452 184501458
Out3637403420 In3639363599
7276767019


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HoleParYardsHoleParYards
14396
25557
34390
44458
53188
64480
75579
83198
94494
104447
115593
124412
134497
143238
154444
165581
173223
184501
Out363740In363936
Tot727676

Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
T1NA, KevinUSA -
T1O'HAIR, SeanUSA -
T1VERPLANK, ScottUSA -
T1ADAMS, BlakeUSA -
T1ALLENBY, RobertAUS -
T1BADDELEY, AaronAUS -

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