Ocean Winds at Seabrook Island Resort
|Hawk M: 73.2/141||397||393||544||406||193||523||383||199||417||3455||395||535||193||373||333||177||497||396||411||3310||6765|
|Mallard M: 72.0/138||376||376||520||389||177||503||368||184||410||3303||383||530||175||358||321||161||472||380||390||3170||6473|
|Osprey M: 70.9/135||356||360||502||373||157||484||353||169||391||3145||351||498||157||343||297||145||451||365||368||2975||6120|
|Egret M: 68.7/130 W: 74.6/133||345||347||486||357||142||474||333||162||387||3033||333||473||148||335||292||117||433||357||342||2830||5863|
|Finch M: 67.2/127 W: 72.6/129||318||327||470||341||125||455||314||148||364||2862||314||442||130||320||260||80||395||345||320||2606||5468|
|Heron W: 68.5/121||318||251||400||261||125||455||314||108||268||2500||314||442||130||283||260||80||395||267||275||2446||4946|
First time playing the course. Our foursome traveled in from VA spent $750. on golf, purchased a few hundred dollars in the pro shop and were treated like the staff was doing us a favor! Extremely unfriendly. We belong to several private clubs in VA and NC and were shocked by the poor customer service.
We did enjoy the course. The grass was in great shape!
We only payed $50 because our foursome all had Charleston Tee Time discount books. Normally it is about $150. What a wonderful course. Beautiful layout and the greens were SUPER fast. Unfortunately I had one of those days where nothing was going where I wanted it to go. This is a tight course so not playing well was greatly exaggerated.. Still had a great day though.
Best Shape Ever
I have played Seabrook (both 18s) several times. While the course is usually in really good condition (especially for a resort course), today the Ocean side is in fantastic condition. The greens were clearly verticut and aerated a few weeks ago, but they are rolling smooth and the fairways are immaculate. Kudos to Seabrook for keeping this as a great course to play in the area.
Every hole is picture worthy
What an amazing course - beautiful everywhere and fun to play. I can’t wait to go back!
Great layout, great condition
This course has a classic look and feel, not overly manipulated to create the holes. The greens were in perfect condition and rolling very fast. This underrated gem is on par (or better) than most of the neighboring Kiawah courses that are better known.
Prettiest Course ever played
This course was the prettiest course we ever played. Very challenging, greens very fast, but fair. Not alot of breaks on the greens, but speed is the issue. It helped to have the GPS in the cart to see what we were hitting into. Great layout, southern charm. Clubhouse staff and starter were very friendly. Private course conditions.
Barrier island golf with a good variety of holes.
When I was researching courses to play in South Carolina, one of the first thoughts I had was wanting to play on a barrier island. As I was scanning reviews and pictures of courses I ran into a picture of a sign that read “please don’t feed the alligators.” It was at this point that the courtship between the Ocean Winds course at Seabrook Island Resort began.
Ocean Winds, perhaps surprisingly, doesn’t offer a ton of ocean views, but it doesn’t promise that. What it implies, and delivers on, is stiff ocean breezes as you work your way around the course. This is especially true of the back nine which is far more open – both in the width of the fairways and the vegetation around them – than the front.
Indeed, the front and back nine’s are quite different. The front has numerous dense stands of tall trees and very narrow fairways, especially (at least the way I play) in the landing areas. Being a little bit off could easily leave you in the woods, likely in a place dense enough to require a pitch out rather than a recovery shot. Between the distance lost on the shot that hit the trees and the often necessary escape shot, bogeys come easy should you misfire on a tee shot.
The tradeoff is that it’s a beautiful stroll filled with wildlife, we saw deer on multiple holes for example, through some pretty straight forward (literally and figuratively) holes. Without a lot of angles or elevation changes, you can rely on your stock club length and a mistake is never compounded by leaving yourself short sided on a dogleg.
While the fairways on the back are still a bit narrow, the landing areas open up more than on the front. More significantly though, there are far fewer trees and as such this side of the track is more forgiving to a slightly wayward tee shot.
This does not mean the course suddenly get easy, however. The open spaces invite winds coming off the ocean and those breezes seldom decline to attend. A slight fade can turn into a slice fairly quickly by catching a prevailing wind. The good news is that recovery is much more likely, even for significantly more unwieldly shots.
There are relatively few bunkers on this course, not really needed because of the tree and wind protection. However, there is a decent amount of water to keep you honest as you move your way around. We found the course to be in very good condition.
I found the staff to be quite attentive as well as being very friendly. This included a 10-15 minute “tutorial” in the pro-shop on different grass types and how to properly care for the course (e.g. divots and ball makrs on the green) while you are playing on each type. This may have been the most instructive 15 minutes of my trip! Also, not overly surprisingly based on the “do not feed” sign… we found the gators to be, if not friendly, at least not overly aggressive.
Overall the experience at Seabrook Island was really good. I’d certainly enjoy returning and playing the Oaks course as well.
GREAT place. It was a perfect day...course was oerfect. Greens were receptive and true. Cant wait to play again