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Ocean Winds

The Ocean Winds course, designed by Willard Byrd, is a 6,802-yard, par 72 course that takes you to the Atlantic Ocean where swirling breezes provide a challenging test of ability. A recent renovation by Rees Jones, Inc. now makes this course even more incredible.


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Holes: 18 | Par: 72 | Rating: 74.1 | Slope: 144 | Yardage: 6,802

Hole 1

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Ocean Winds Golf Course Hole 1 Overview

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
    401 Yds
  • Mallard
    375 Yds
  • Osprey
    360 Yds
  • Egret
    342 Yds
  • Finch
    310 Yds
  • Heron
    297 Yds

Hole 2

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Ocean Winds Golf Course Hole 2 Overview

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
    389 Yds
  • Mallard
    365 Yds
  • Osprey
    345 Yds
  • Egret
    330 Yds
  • Finch
    315 Yds
  • Heron
    272 Yds

Hole 3

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Ocean Winds Golf Course Hole 3 Overview

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
    534 Yds
  • Mallard
    520 Yds
  • Osprey
    499 Yds
  • Egret
    486 Yds
  • Finch
    431 Yds
  • Heron
    401 Yds

Hole 4

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Ocean Winds Golf Course Hole 4 Overview

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
    443 Yds
  • Mallard
    395 Yds
  • Osprey
    375 Yds
  • Egret
    363 Yds
  • Finch
    321 Yds
  • Heron
    292 Yds

Hole 5

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Ocean Winds Golf Course Hole 5 Overview

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
    194 Yds
  • Mallard
    173 Yds
  • Osprey
    155 Yds
  • Egret
    140 Yds
  • Finch
    123 Yds
  • Heron
    90 Yds

Hole 6

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Ocean Winds Golf Course Hole 6 Overview

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
    522 Yds
  • Mallard
    510 Yds
  • Osprey
    484 Yds
  • Egret
    470 Yds
  • Finch
    425 Yds
  • Heron
    384 Yds

Hole 7

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Ocean Winds Golf Course Hole 7 Overview

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
    381 Yds
  • Mallard
    370 Yds
  • Osprey
    353 Yds
  • Egret
    333 Yds
  • Finch
    314 Yds
  • Heron
    278 Yds

Hole 8

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Ocean Winds Golf Course Hole 8 Overview

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
    195 Yds
  • Mallard
    183 Yds
  • Osprey
    167 Yds
  • Egret
    160 Yds
  • Finch
    140 Yds
  • Heron
    107 Yds

Hole 9

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Ocean Winds Golf Course Hole 9 Overview

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
    418 Yds
  • Mallard
    409 Yds
  • Osprey
    391 Yds
  • Egret
    383 Yds
  • Finch
    319 Yds
  • Heron
    282 Yds

Hole 10

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Ocean Winds Golf Course Hole 10 Overview

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
    394 Yds
  • Mallard
    379 Yds
  • Osprey
    347 Yds
  • Egret
    333 Yds
  • Finch
    312 Yds
  • Heron
    284 Yds

Hole 11

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Ocean Winds Golf Course Hole 11 Overview

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
    529 Yds
  • Mallard
    523 Yds
  • Osprey
    505 Yds
  • Egret
    473 Yds
  • Finch
    435 Yds
  • Heron
    388 Yds

Hole 12

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Ocean Winds Golf Course Hole 12 Overview

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
    195 Yds
  • Mallard
    175 Yds
  • Osprey
    158 Yds
  • Egret
    148 Yds
  • Finch
    125 Yds
  • Heron
    100 Yds

Hole 13

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Ocean Winds Golf Course Hole 13 Overview

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
    375 Yds
  • Mallard
    363 Yds
  • Osprey
    343 Yds
  • Egret
    335 Yds
  • Finch
    320 Yds
  • Heron
    273 Yds

Hole 14

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Ocean Winds Golf Course Hole 14 Overview

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
    352 Yds
  • Mallard
    346 Yds
  • Osprey
    329 Yds
  • Egret
    318 Yds
  • Finch
    281 Yds
  • Heron
    228 Yds

Hole 15

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Ocean Winds Golf Course Hole 15 Overview

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
    181 Yds
  • Mallard
    165 Yds
  • Osprey
    145 Yds
  • Egret
    117 Yds
  • Finch
    90 Yds
  • Heron
    80 Yds

Hole 16

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Ocean Winds Golf Course Hole 16 Overview

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
    492 Yds
  • Mallard
    466 Yds
  • Osprey
    446 Yds
  • Egret
    433 Yds
  • Finch
    397 Yds
  • Heron
    343 Yds

Hole 17

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Ocean Winds Golf Course Hole 17 Overview

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
    396 Yds
  • Mallard
    380 Yds
  • Osprey
    365 Yds
  • Egret
    357 Yds
  • Finch
    325 Yds
  • Heron
    298 Yds

Hole 18

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Ocean Winds Golf Course Hole 18 Overview

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
    411 Yds
  • Mallard
    390 Yds
  • Osprey
    369 Yds
  • Egret
    348 Yds
  • Finch
    319 Yds
  • Heron
    277 Yds
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Hawk4013895344431945223811954183945291953753521814923964116802
Mallard3753655203951735103701834093795231753633461654663803906487
Osprey3603454993751554843531673913475051583433291454463653696136
Egret3423304863631404703331603833334731483353181174333573485869
Finch310315431321123425314140319312435125320281903973253195302
Heron29727240129290384278107282284388100273228803432982774674
Par44543543445344354472

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, and hosts several fundraising charity events throughout the year.

Contact the Golf Pro Shop

Open daily, 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Seabrook Island is Charleston's only Truly Private Ocean Front Community. Membership in the Seabrook Island Club is required for ownership. Amenity use is for Members and their Guests Only.
The Lakehouse is for use by Property Owners and their Guests as well.