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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6765 yards
Slope 144
Rating 73.1

The Ocean Winds course, designed by Willard Byrd, is a classic, but tricky seaside layout which requires lots of shot planning. The tricky ocean breezes and narrow fairways will really test your shot making ability. This par 72, 6805 yard course winds you through some of the most spectacular views of this 2,200 acre barrier island. The natural beauty of Ocean Winds will bring you back time and time again.

More wind and water give golfers ample opportunities for trouble throughout the course, however the front and back nines play completely different. The front nine is more straightforward, which will lull you into the back nine which gives a player a wilder and more scenic island ride.

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Hawk 72 6765 yards 73.1 144
Mallard 72 6473 yards 71.9 140
Osprey 72 6120 yards 70.8 138
Egret 72 5863 yards 68.6 131
Finch 72 5468 yards 73.9 129
Heron 72 4946 yards
Scorecard for Ocean Winds
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
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
Handicap 13 9 5 1 15 7 11 17 3 10 4 16 12 14 18 6 2 8
Par 4 4 5 4 3 5 4 3 4 36 4 5 3 4 4 3 5 4 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1975
Fairways Champion Ultra Dwarf Bermuda
Greens Champion Ultra Dwarf Bermuda
Golf Season Year round
Architect Willard Byrd

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

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4.5
10 Reviews (10)
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Handicap 15-19
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4.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Nice course at the beach

I would not return to Seabrook since it is way too sleepy for me and my buddy. For families, I am sure it is great...and for Dad to sneak out and play 18, it's great. Course was in fantastic shape, tee to green. Range, putting and chipping areas were good. Staff was friendly for the most part. The layout was decent and somewhat challenging with a lot of marsh, but not memorable. Could only see the ocean from 1 hole, but could hear it though out the round. I would never pay the $150+ rack rates, but for a stay and play or a deal, you will enjoy it. Watch out for the alligators!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Very nice course at the beach

I would not return to Seabrook since it is way too sleepy for me and my buddy that went. For families, I am sure it is great...and for Dad to sneak out and play 18, this is a great course. It was in excellent condition, tee to green. Pro shop was well stocked and staff was friendly for the most part. Range, putting green and chipping areas were all above average. We enjoyed the course but it was not a tremendously memorable course. And the rack rates are way to high in my opinion...if you can get a deal as we did, then go for it. I would not pay $100+ for it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Unfriendly Staff

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great day

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

Every hole is picture worthy

What an amazing course - beautiful everywhere and fun to play. I can’t wait to go back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Idaho Advisor
First Time Playing
Windy weather

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.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Beautiful Course

GREAT place. It was a perfect day...course was oerfect. Greens were receptive and true. Cant wait to play again

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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