Kiawah National Pro-Am

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The National Pro-Am

“Serious Golf… Serious Competition”

March 8 – 12

 

PGA club professionals* from all across the U.S., along with three of their members, will tee it up during the 15th Annual Kiawah Island Golf Resort National Pro-Am. The 72-hole stroke play event, sponsored by Club Car, will be held on four of Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s championship courses: Pete Dye’s world-famous Ocean Course, Jack Nicklaus’ Turtle Point, Gary Player’s Cougar Point and Tom Fazio’s Osprey Point.

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Over the past 20 years, the resort has made a concerted effort to upgrade the facilities on the resort to make Kiawah the finest golf destination in the U.S.  This includes new clubhouses at Osprey Point, Turtle Point and The Ocean Course as well as course renovations at The Ocean Course, Turtle Point and, last year at Osprey Point.  This year, Oak Point undergoes major renovations.

In 2003, the resort built a new clubhouse at Oak Point and, the following year, major changes were made to a number of holes, removing a quirky hole, adding a par-3 and converting a par-4 into a par-5.

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The Friendship Cup

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The 10th Annual Friendship Cup — “Golf’s Fifth Major” March 10 – 13, 2016 (Thursday to Sunday with tournament rounds on Friday & Saturday)

 

Now in its 10th year, a two-man tournament for male amateur players, The Friendship Cup is contested on the world famous Ocean Course, site of the 2012 and 2021 PGA Championship, and the Tom Fazio designed Osprey Point Golf Course.

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Fall Golf Packages

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Kiawah Island Golf Resort announce Fall Golf Packages for play September 3 – November 7, 2015

Villa fall golf package rates from $216* per person, per night

Sanctuary fall golf package rates from $382* person/night midweek and $429* person/night weekend

 

Packages include: 

• Luxurious hotel accommodations at The Sanctuary or a spacious villa

• A round of golf per day (a surcharge applies for rounds on the Ocean Course)

 

* Rates are per person, per night based on availability 9/3-11/7/15.  Rates reflect 4 golfers in a 2-bedroom West Beach Scenic View Resort Villa or 2 golfers in a Garden View guestroom at The Sanctuary. Minimum stay of 2 nights and 2 rounds required. Taxes & fees additional. Surcharge for The Ocean Course. 

 

 

SCPRT Photo Shoot on No. 18

SCPRT Photo Shoot on No. 18

The South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism (SCPRT) recently came to The Ocean course to shoot a commercial and take images for a print ad campaign.  The SCPRT Photo Shoot was conceived by its ad agency, BFG, and the production company, Genesis Creative.

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The Golf Channel’s Morning Drive covered the PGA’s announcement of The Ocean Course hosting the 2021 PGA Championship.  Here’s the footage:

http://www.golfchannel.com/media/ocean-course-host-2021-pga-championship/

The 103rd edition of the Championship in August 2021 returns to the renowned Pete Dye-designed oceanfront layout in South Carolina after its first visit in 2012, when Rory McIlroy captured the Wanamaker Trophy by a record-setting margin. The Ocean Course is one of four venues to host each of the PGA of America’s major championships – the Ryder Cup (1991), the Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid (2007) and the PGA Championship. The Ocean Course also hosted the 2005 PGA Professional National Championship.

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Wanamaker on TOC

The PGA of America announced today that it will conduct the 2021 PGA Championship on The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort.

The 103rd edition of the Championship in August 2021 returns to the renowned Pete Dye-designed oceanfront layout in South Carolina after its first visit in 2012, when Rory McIlroy captured the Wanamaker Trophy by a record-setting margin. The Ocean Course is one of four venues to host each of the PGA of America’s major championships – the Ryder Cup (1991), the Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid (2007) and the PGA Championship. The Ocean Course also hosted the 2005 PGA Professional National Championship.

“Ever since The Ocean Course was introduced to the world, it has been a supreme test for the greatest players in golf,” said PGA of America President Derek Sprague. “From a down-to-the-last putt thriller of a Ryder Cup in 1991 to Rory McIlroy closing a record-setting performance in the 2012 PGA Championship, there has never been a shortage of thrills on The Ocean Course. We anticipate that tradition of excellence continuing in the 2021 PGA Championship.”

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Oak Point's 18th hole
Oak Point’s 18th hole

Over the past 20 years, the resort has made a concerted effort to upgrade the facilities on the resort to make Kiawah the finest golf destination in the U.S.  This includes new clubhouses at Osprey Point, Turtle Point and The Ocean Course as well as course renovations at The Ocean Course, Turtle Point and, last year at Osprey Point.  This year, Oak Point undergos major renovations.

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Kiawah Caddie Brandon Hartzell on Golf Channel’s “Big Break”

 

Brandon Hartzell is sworn to secrecy. The Ocean Course caddie competed in The Golf Channel’s “ Big Break ” reality show in September, but can’t reveal the results.

Hartzell, a 27-year-old caddie at Kiawah Island’s most famous golf course, was one of 12 golfers competing in the latest version of the reality program — this one titled The Palm Beaches — that begins airing at 9 p.m. Monday. At stake is $120,000 in cash and prizes, along with an exemption into the PGA Tour’s 2015 Barbasol Championship.

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Bill and Susan Wernecke at The Ocean Course clubhouse

Bill and Susan Wernecke, Links Magazine Kiawah trip winner recently wrote this letter to Jack Purcell, Publisher of Links, giving an overview of the experience:

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