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Ocean Winds

The Ocean Winds course, designed by Willard Byrd, is a 6,765-yard, par 72 course that takes you to the Atlantic Ocean where swirling breezes provide a challenging test of ability.

Course Closures:  Beginning April 20th, 2020, Ocean Winds course will be closed for renovations through September 2020.

Holes: 18 | Par: 72 | Rating: 75.1 | Slope: 145 | Yardage: 6,828

Hole 1

View Flyover Par 4

Atypical of most opening holes, the first of Ocean Winds requires a decision to be made off the tee. A medium length par 4 with a tight landing area, the bunker and large live oak guarding the left side of this dogleg left take cutting the corner with a driver out of the equation for most. Out of bounds to the right and on the far side of the fairway make one cautious about being overly aggressive, but a conservative play will leave a long approach to a well guarded green.

  • Hawk
    392 Yds
  • Mallard
    338 Yds
  • Osprey
    329 Yds
  • Egret
    312 Yds
  • Finch
    257 Yds
  • Heron
    257 Yds

Hole 2

View Flyover Par 5

Staying farther left than right is the play, though the view from the tee may tell a different story. Bunkers and overhanging tree limbs down the right side of the fairway are cause for concern from the tee. Experienced players take a route left to left-center off the tee and allow the slope of the fairway to add more yards to their drive. From there, it’s clear this hole is more about the approach than the drive, as this wide but shallow green is guarded in front by a large bunker.

  • Hawk
    498 Yds
  • Mallard
    490 Yds
  • Osprey
    473 Yds
  • Egret
    448 Yds
  • Finch
    396 Yds
  • Heron
    365 Yds

Hole 3

View Flyover Par 4

Snaking its way through strands of palmettos and live oaks, the first par 5 of the day puts a premium on accuracy, especially off of the tee. One may be more aggressive with the second shot, but to err right could prove to be tragic, as large trees and bunkering on the right side of the green make a wedge to the green from this angle very difficult. Staying a wee left with the second makes for an open wedge shot to a green that slopes directly toward the player.

  • Hawk
    407 Yds
  • Mallard
    375 Yds
  • Osprey
    366 Yds
  • Egret
    356 Yds
  • Finch
    339 Yds
  • Heron
    268 Yds

Hole 4

View Flyover Par 4

Well known for the rookery in the lake that follows the hole down the left, the right fairway bunker challenges the player to make a decision regarding how aggressive they want to be. A shot the finds the fairway bunker is nearly a full stroke penalty, as advancing the ball forward is difficult with many palmettos found between the player and the green.

  • Hawk
    398 Yds
  • Mallard
    361 Yds
  • Osprey
    351 Yds
  • Egret
    336 Yds
  • Finch
    324 Yds
  • Heron
    270 Yds

Hole 5

View Flyover Par 3

The obvious challenge to the opening par 3 is the water and the bunkers that surround the large green. That’s really all that can be said. Good luck.

  • Hawk
    173 Yds
  • Mallard
    157 Yds
  • Osprey
    139 Yds
  • Egret
    126 Yds
  • Finch
    112 Yds
  • Heron
    112 Yds

Hole 6

View Flyover Par 5

One of the widest fairways on the course, the sixth is a par 5 with a slight bend at the closing one hundred yards of the hole. As with many par 5’s the second shot is the key. If played too far left, a live oak will block a short iron or wedge approach, while a shot down the right offers the best angle to attack the pin, though a small bunker guards the corner about 100 yards short of the green.

  • Hawk
    544 Yds
  • Mallard
    520 Yds
  • Osprey
    492 Yds
  • Egret
    464 Yds
  • Finch
    432 Yds
  • Heron
    390 Yds

Hole 7

View Flyover Par 4

This dogleg right par 4 requires a tee shot to the left of the tall live oak. The approach is to a large green that is receptive to most any iron.

  • Hawk
    426 Yds
  • Mallard
    400 Yds
  • Osprey
    388 Yds
  • Egret
    373 Yds
  • Finch
    335 Yds
  • Heron
    251 Yds

Hole 8

View Flyover Par 4

You’ll feel the ocean breezes on the long par 3 eighth, as the closing two holes on the front nine head directly back toward the ocean. The green is narrow and trouble is found on three sides. Playing short and left and allowing your short game to make your par is the wise strategy.

  • Hawk
    375 Yds
  • Mallard
    355 Yds
  • Osprey
    336 Yds
  • Egret
    312 Yds
  • Finch
    303 Yds
  • Heron
    303 Yds

Hole 9

View Flyover Par 3

Don’t judge the ninth solely by the openness and the yardage. You’ll find a headwind the vast majority of the time that is more than willing to help your mid/long iron approach find the water on the left or right. Choose your approach club carefully, as the green quickly slopes away from the player and feeds a narrow bunker behind the green that is hidden from the fairway.

  • Hawk
    198 Yds
  • Mallard
    172 Yds
  • Osprey
    158 Yds
  • Egret
    140 Yds
  • Finch
    117 Yds
  • Heron
    117 Yds

Hole 10

View Flyover Par 4

The tenth turns hard to the right and follows the dunes down to the green. An agressive tee shot can find the water at the end of the fairway, forcing the player to consider a shorter club. The approach should be played below the hole, leaving an uphill putt. Above the hole, combined with the sea breezes can result in a challenging two putt.

  • Hawk
    410 Yds
  • Mallard
    396 Yds
  • Osprey
    370 Yds
  • Egret
    343 Yds
  • Finch
    309 Yds
  • Heron
    240 Yds

Hole 11

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A straightforward par 5 the eleventh appears, at first glance, to be gracious with a relatively wide fairway from tee to green, however the fairway narrows as you near the back to front sloping green.

  • Hawk
    504 Yds
  • Mallard
    482 Yds
  • Osprey
    463 Yds
  • Egret
    443 Yds
  • Finch
    402 Yds
  • Heron
    402 Yds

Hole 12

View Flyover Par 4

A severely sloping green, back to front and right to left, guarded by a large bunker leads one to consider laying up on a par 3. However, if confident in club selection and able to carry the greenside trap, the green is receptive and funnels many shots toward the more popular pin placements.

  • Hawk
    393 Yds
  • Mallard
    358 Yds
  • Osprey
    345 Yds
  • Egret
    323 Yds
  • Finch
    284 Yds
  • Heron
    284 Yds

Hole 13

View Flyover Par 3

Heading out to sea, the view from the thirteenth tee box can be misleading. Two dunes give an illusion of a narrow path of fairway that gently climbs uphill toward the green. However, just beyond the right dune the fairway quickly widens offering a wider than expected landing area, contrary to the left, which does not widen at all.

  • Hawk
    182 Yds
  • Mallard
    165 Yds
  • Osprey
    141 Yds
  • Egret
    127 Yds
  • Finch
    114 Yds
  • Heron
    90 Yds

Hole 14

View Flyover Par 4

A short par 4, greedy players looking to prove their mettle may elect a driver off the tee, leaving them a short wedge to a small, severely sloping, well-guarded green. However, bunkers on the left and hazard and out of bounds on the right call for a very accurate tee shot, thus prompting consideration of a fairway wood, rescue club or even long iron.

  • Hawk
    389 Yds
  • Mallard
    356 Yds
  • Osprey
    340 Yds
  • Egret
    298 Yds
  • Finch
    282 Yds
  • Heron
    282 Yds

Hole 15

View Flyover Par 5

The signature hole of Ocean Winds, this par 3 offers spectacular views of the marshland that makes golf and life on Seabrook so special. A picturesque live oak on the right may cause the eye and alignment to err slightly more left, but accuracy of all kinds is key to hit this small, well protected, intimidating target.

  • Hawk
    506 Yds
  • Mallard
    486 Yds
  • Osprey
    456 Yds
  • Egret
    442 Yds
  • Finch
    421 Yds
  • Heron
    380 Yds

Hole 16

View Flyover Par 3

The landing area of the drive is crowned, though you may not notice it. Built across a marsh, the short par 5 sixteenth hosts a fairway that is deceivingly difficult to hit and hold as balls hit slightly left or right will tumble unforgivingly toward the protected natural areas that bookend the fairway. Long hitters may be able to carry much of the crowned traditional landing area, but the landing area of the second shot is narrow. A short iron to a beautifully shaded green completes the challenge.

  • Hawk
    162 Yds
  • Mallard
    148 Yds
  • Osprey
    132 Yds
  • Egret
    123 Yds
  • Finch
    101 Yds
  • Heron
    101 Yds

Hole 17

View Flyover Par 4

This double dogleg par 4 is considered to be the most challenging of all 36 on Seabrook Island. Requiring a fairway wood or rescue club off the tee, the same club may have to be considered on the second. Cutting the left corner from the tee is an option, but the carry to a sliver of fairway is nearly 100% over protected wetlands. The second shot will be long and to a well bunkered green that slopes severely from back to front.

  • Hawk
    402 Yds
  • Mallard
    382 Yds
  • Osprey
    364 Yds
  • Egret
    354 Yds
  • Finch
    314 Yds
  • Heron
    314 Yds

Hole 18

View Flyover Par 4

The finale to the adventure on Ocean Winds is a sharp dogleg left par 4 with a pond providing protection from any aggressors who attempt to shave yards off of their approach with an aggressive line to the left. The second is to a small green with a small bailout area, long and left, but little margin for error is given on the right.

  • Hawk
    421 Yds
  • Mallard
    400 Yds
  • Osprey
    378 Yds
  • Egret
    354 Yds
  • Finch
    295 Yds
  • Heron
    240 Yds
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Hole Numbers123456789101112131415161718Totals
Hawk3924984073981735444263751984105043931823895061624024216780
Mallard3384903753611575204003551723964823581653564861483824006341
Osprey3294733663511394923883361583704633451413404561323643786021
Egret3124483563361264643733121403434433231272984421233543545674
finch2573963393241124323353031173094022841142824211013142955137
heron257365268270112390251303117240402284902823801013142404666
Par45443544345434534472

Instruction

Our recently renovated state-of-the-art practice facility includes a 40,000 sq. ft. practice tee, an adjacent fairway bunker, 5 target greens, 2 large putting greens totaling over 18,000 sq. ft., and a separate short game area with 3 bunkers, a short fairway and a 3,000 sq. ft. green. Private and group instruction and tournament coordination are also available from our PGA professionals.

Golf Groups & Outings

The Seabrook Island Club offers several organized golf groups which are available to all members. We also welcome the opportunity to host outside tournaments including fundraising charity events

Contact the Golf Pro Shop

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