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#1 Papa Johick

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:30 PM

Sooooo a friend of mine has some great savings for golf he gets in a booklet every year and one of them is getting a discounted price at Oak Point down on Kiawah. I have been looking around here for a bit and haven't seem to find any love for the course, and I'm just wondering why? I mean I have read about how great the other courses are around there, but not much talk of this one. We are going to go play Saturday and just want a heads up of how it plays, and any helpful tidbits.

PS I just moved to Charleston so I'm not too worried about missing out on the other courses. I don't plan on moving away any time soon, so I'll have many years to look forward playing the Ocean course and the others.


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:54 PM

I played Oak Point about 6 or 7 years ago.  I thought it was an enjoyable course and don't recall anything outright bad about it.  I think that because it is located away from the resort it probably doesn't get a whole lot of play.  I'm sure you'll enjoy it and have a great time.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:12 PM

I just played Oak Point, along with all 6 other courses at Kiawah (4 resort, 2 private), this past April.  I think the trouble with Oak Point is that it gets compared to the courses that are around it.  I thought the course was very enjoyable (I liked it more than Rivertowne in Charleston).  Note that it is the only course of the resort that is not located on Kiawah Island (just down the road off the island).  I do admit that it is a step below the other resort courses (Cougar, Osprey, Turtle, and of course the Ocean), but if you are getting it on the cheap, its a course you shouldn't pass up.

Side note, one thing you should investigate is the replay rate for the resort courses.  I'm pretty sure if you got onto Kiawah Island (or called ahead to Cougar point to arrange a tee time in afternoon), you can get a replay for about $75 for Cougar.  Either way have fun.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:39 PM

Thanks guys!


Ya haven't attempted to try out rivertowne yet. Too much money for me at the moment. I have gone to legend oaks which is north west towards Summerville and Charleston national which I really liked.

Edited by Papa Johick, 29 January 2013 - 08:41 PM.


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:43 PM

I personally loved rivertowne.  I got the chance to play it right after the LPGA event so I obviously a little biased.  Oak point is a terrible course, but its just so easy from what I remember it.  However I only got to play a couple of holes before it started raining but Im sure it has some decent holes out there.


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:56 PM

Oak Point is definitely a step below the rest of the resort courses but not a bad value.  Played it only once and like a previous poster was rained out before I finished.

Interestingly, even though it was not originally part of the Kiawah Island resort but rather purchased later, the oak tree that serves as the Kiawah logo is a backdrop on one of the par 3 s of the Oak Point course.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:40 AM

I'll echo what some others have said in that Oak Point is a pretty nice course, but it gets compared to and overshadowed by the other courses on Kiawah. It's the redheaded step child of the resort. It has some really nice holes, some that are a little funky but overall it's a pretty fun track.

Depending on where you live Dunes West is probably the best value in the Charleston area. It's a nice layout and the course is always in great shape. I really enjoy Rivertowne but it's way overpriced compared to other non-resort courses in town.

Definitely make sure you get the coupon book next year. It's the best deal in town!

View PostPapa Johick, on 29 January 2013 - 03:30 PM, said:

Sooooo a friend of mine has some great savings for golf he gets in a booklet every year and one of them is getting a discounted price at Oak Point down on Kiawah. I have been looking around here for a bit and haven't seem to find any love for the course, and I'm just wondering why? I mean I have read about how great the other courses are around there, but not much talk of this one. We are going to go play Saturday and just want a heads up of how it plays, and any helpful tidbits.

PS I just moved to Charleston so I'm not too worried about missing out on the other courses. I don't plan on moving away any time soon, so I'll have many years to look forward playing the Ocean course and the others.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:07 PM

Beware of the largest alligator on the planet....can't remember the hole number, but it was the hole with a blind tee shot, and lake on the right.

Was there in January, and not really thinking about alligators during cold weather. Being from Texas...don't really think about alligators on the golf course anyway.

He was on the bank....sunning himself. He was ginormous.
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:48 PM

View Postmrfullwm, on 30 January 2013 - 09:40 AM, said:

I'll echo what some others have said in that Oak Point is a pretty nice course, but it gets compared to and overshadowed by the other courses on Kiawah. It's the redheaded step child of the resort. It has some really nice holes, some that are a little funky but overall it's a pretty fun track.

Depending on where you live Dunes West is probably the best value in the Charleston area. It's a nice layout and the course is always in great shape. I really enjoy Rivertowne but it's way overpriced compared to other non-resort courses in town.

Definitely make sure you get the coupon book next year. It's the best deal in town!

Ya I plan on it. I was going to this year, he didn't tell me that I had to order it in December.

View PostReidman, on 30 January 2013 - 01:07 PM, said:

Beware of the largest alligator on the planet....can't remember the hole number, but it was the hole with a blind tee shot, and lake on the right.

Was there in January, and not really thinking about alligators during cold weather. Being from Texas...don't really think about alligators on the golf course anyway.

He was on the bank....sunning himself. He was ginormous.
Thanks for the heads up haha I didn't think they were out in this colder weather

Edited by Papa Johick, 30 January 2013 - 01:52 PM.


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:31 AM

after a little more research....he was on Hole 12....big lake on the right that you can't see from the tee.

This was in 2007 or so...before phone cameras were the norm. I certainly wish I had one at that moment...its like the big fish that got away story.

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