The PGA Tour juggernaut rolls into South Carolina this week for the 94th PGA Championship at The Ocean Course in Kiawah Island.
Situated at the eastern most end of Kiawah Island the Ocean course has more seaside holes than any other course in the northern hemisphere with ten holes running along the Atlantic while the other eight run parallel to those.
In recent years the course has hosted the 1997 and 2003 World Cups, 1991 Ryder Cup and 2007 Senior PGA Championship.
The course measures a daunting 7676 yards and is the longest course in Major Championship history. It is a Par 72 with a rating of 77.3!!! The stimpmeter is 11.5. Greens are sea isle supreme paspalum, poa annua.
This is a Peter Dye designed course and like all Dye designs it has several unique aspects. Other Dye courses include TPC Sawgrass (Players Championship), Harbour Town (RBC Heritage), TPC Louisiana (Travelers Championship), River Highlands (Travelers Championship) and Whistling Straits (2010 PGA Championship)...