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  1. Here are my thoughts from my GolfAdvisor.Com Review What can be said that hasn't already been said about Ross' finest work of art in #2? I can tell you this much, no picture or video or painting can do it justice if you haven't seen it for yourself. It is like stepping back in time and playing something that is out of a golf course design museum. Conditions were a perfect 10 and as one caddie said, it is US Open ready right now. So much has been said about the greens and rightfully so, they are unlike anything you have ever seen. When you miss and you will miss(or not hold) a green, your chip shot will be hit with no perspective for distance, It will inevitably be up hill without sight of the hole and off a tight lie. It is something to behold. Tee to green is fair but the fairways are on the tighter side and a miss will be left to fate in the copious amounts of sand and wire grass where you will undoubtedly find your ball but be praying for a good lie while looking. This is a course that demands precision and short games will be exposed. Still no matter the score, the more you reflect on it, the more you will love it. It is an experience akin to the Old Course, Muirfield, Pebble, etc. It is a must -do and one you will want to do again. No trip to Pinehurst is complete without a visit here. After your round, you will sit on the veranda, cocktail in hand and watch this beauty as the sun sets and the pines cast their shadows across the landscape. You will reflect on shots made and missed, then yearn to walk it again,
  2. Played both in May. Pine Needles was my favorite. Conditions were pristine and it was more of a "championship" course. Mid Pines was also great but for the course alone I would pick Pine Needles.
  3. Just got back from a trip to Kiawah Island for the first time and I highly recommend the trip. We stayed in an oceanfront villa that was amazing and played Osprey, Ocean and Cougar. The Ocean course was in a class all its own and way more enjoyable than I had thought going in. The conditions were perfect. We played on a 20mph day but it was still very enjoyable. Osprey and Cougar were also excellent courses with immaculate conditioning. Our wives also had a fun time and are not golfers. We ate at Atlantic room, Jasmine Porch Breakfast, as well as Cougar Point and Osprey clubhouses for lunch. All the food, beers, etc were fantastic. Staff was very friendly as well. I have been to Hilton Head and played golf there before but thought Kiawah was far better in every way. I hope to make it back again one day.
  4. thank you for the replies. We changed Turtle Point to Cougar Point. House lined doesn't sound too fun to me. Plus new Cougar Clubhouse looks like it is pretty sweet.
  5. Good friend of mine and our wives are heading for 3 nights in Kiawah and 1 in Charleston next week. Staying in a villa and playing Osprey Pt, Turtle Pt, and Ocean Course. Appreciate food and drink recs as well as maybe things to do for the ladies while we are out playing golf. Will hit the spa I am sure. We will be spending one afternoon and night in Charleston as well so any restaurant recs would be great!
  6. going to kiawah in october. Hope Dorian spares the island
  7. #2 and all other great, expensive courses really boils down to how much do you value golf, golf course, architecture, history etc. If you love all of the above then you are likely to have no problem paying a good amount to play a course like Pebble, #2, etc every now and then. Just be glad we are able to play #2, most of the best golf courses in America will never be stepped foot on by golfers, even if they would pay such prices. Not so in the UK which is a whole other argument.
  8. We booked the trip for October to the island. Need to find an in to play Watson’s links course at kiawah island club. It looks awesome
  9. > @"North Butte" said: > > @tacrispy said: > > Thank you for replies. What two other courses on the island would you suggest to play with the ocean course? > > > > If we go I’m guessing we will stay in a villa and probably try to do a day and night in Charleston > > No way I'd waste a day on Kiawah (and something like $200+) on a generic resort course when I could play another round on the Ocean Course. good take. I will have to check and see how that changes the price! Know anyway to get on Country Club of Charleston?
  10. interested also. Heading down this week. Have played Kiva and Peninsula and thought both were very nice in the past. Interested in Gulf Shores Golf Club of Craft Farms. Should I try one of those or stick with what I know is good?
  11. What is the course conditions like in middle of October? will we be missing maintenance season?
  12. Thank you for replies. What two other courses on the island would you suggest to play with the ocean course? If we go I’m guessing we will stay in a villa and probably try to do a day and night in Charleston > @krtgolfing said: > > @tacrispy said: > > Thank you for replies. What two other courses on the island would you suggest to play with the ocean course? > > > > If we go I’m guessing we will stay in a villa and probably try to do a day and night in Charleston > Do you belong to a private club? If so you could try and get on River or Cassique. If not I would go with Cougar and Osprey. > Semi private club. I am not above calling and trying though haha!
  13. Thank you for replies. What two other courses on the island would you suggest to play with the ocean course? If we go I’m guessing we will stay in a villa and probably try to do a day and night in Charleston
  14. Fellow golfers, Tossing around ideas for a mid-October golf trip with the wives ad giving Kiawah a look. My question is about the Ocean Course. I know it is difficult but i see really extreme views on the course itself from magical and bucket list to way overrated and overpriced. Just curious to hear the opinion of the WRX'ers. Also, looking at Hilton head. We have been there before and really enjoyed Harbor Town but have not had opportunity to play Atlantic Dunes or Herron Point so definitely not opposed to going back there. Pinehurst was/is amazing but seems like the non-golfing wives would get bored there pretty quick Thanks
  15. I am not sure about within the last month but we played it the last day of may and it was a 10/10 in conditions. Absolutely perfect. It was the week right after the US Sr Women's Open.
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