Ocean Course Scorecard

Inspired by traditional Scottish links design, the 6,811 yard, par-72 Ocean Course is a true masterpiece of beauty, strength and strategy.

Designed in 1928 by famed British architect, Herbert Bertram Strong, it is the area's first resort course. Lacking earth moving equipment, Strong used 100 mules dragging slip pans to shape course contours, dredge lagoons and build up a series of earthen mounds that dot the fairways creating dramatic undulations.

Praises have followed the Ocean Course from the very beginning. In 1939, the Ocean Course was selected to host the prestigious Ryder Cup Matches. Unfortunately, just months prior to the scheduled event, it was cancelled due to the onset of World War II. In 1942, after completing a match, golf legend Bobby Jones commented, "it's a course to challenge professionals". Five times in its history, the Ocean Course has proudly served as the site for the U.S. Open qualifying round.

The Ocean Course's 101 strategically positioned sand bunkers enhance the beauty and increases the challenge of the golf experience. Designed to accommodate defensive pin positions, the elevated greens place a demand on thoughtful and accurate approach shots. The course's signature hole is the par 3,157 yard 9th, which is thought to be the first-ever island green designed.

 

Ocean Course Profile

  Year Opened    1928 
       
  Course Designers   British Architect, Herbert Bertram Strong - 1928
Redesigned by Robert Trent Jones - 1947
Restored by Bobby Weed - 1998
       
  Course Statistics   Tees
 Yards Par  Rating  Slope 
Gold  6,811  72  73.2  130
Blue 6,498 72 72.0  128
White 6,066  72 70.0  126
Green 5,618  72 68.2  119
Red 4,967  72 70.0  117
               
  Course Record   PGA Golfer, Gay Brewer (63)
       
  Greens   Flora Dwarf Bermuda

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