Author Archives: Mike Vegis

Let the renovation begin… finally! The renovation work is underway at Osprey Point with the focus on re-grassing all of the tees, fairways and greens with Paspalum (the same grass we have on the Ocean Course), return the greens to … Read More

    On Thursday, May 1, Osprey Point closed for the summer for major renovations.  Since 1988, the Tom Fazio-designed Osprey Point has been a guest favorite on Kiawah Island.  Using the natural beauty of the maritime forest on the … Read More

No. 9, The Ocean Course at Sunrise By Bob Gillespie, South Carolina’s PRT Golf Insider When it comes to a national audience, few publications these days exceed the coast-to-coast reach of USA Today. So when its readers were asked to … Read More

On March 9-13, teams from around the country converged on Kiawah Island Golf Resort to compete in the 15th Annual Kiawah National Pro Am sponsored by Club Car.  One pro and three amateurs took on four of the resort’s courses … Read More

Friendship Cup 2014

The eighth annual installment of Golf’s Fifth Major, the Friendship Cup, was held March 6-9 at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. The 36 hole tournament consisting of 92 teams playing in a two man best-ball format was contested at the world-renowned … Read More

Women’s Golf Getaway

Natalie Payne of the resort staff handles our special events.  She put together our yearly “Women’s Golf Getaway.”  While not a traditional golf tournament, this weekend provides exceptional value for women golfers of all levels of play. Two LPGA Professionals … Read More

Ocean Course Flyover

As many of you know, we have an Ocean Course app available on the Apple App Store (Search “Kiawah Island Ocean Course”) or for Androids at Google Play ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bestapproach.kiawah).  This is a complete GPS assisted yardage calculator for use when … Read More

Check out our recently released  History of Ocean Course Championships online video.  Narrated by CBS golf commentator (and winner of the 1991 Open Championship), Ian Baker Finch, the video uses interviews of course designer, Pete Dye, as well as interviews … Read More

Ocean Course Acreages

While most golf courses have a lot of grassy areas and between its holes, not so on The Ocean Course.  If you look at the total Ocean Course acreages, it’s not that much – just a tiny bit over 85 … Read More

Jarett Berman used to work in Charlotte in the sports department at WCNC, the NBC affiliate.  He helped cover the run-up to last year’s PGA Championship.  He’s since moved to Miami to be a sports producer at WSVN-TV.  So, when … Read More