Kiawah Island Golf Resort has announced that from August 1-7, 2011, The Ocean Course will be set up in the same conditions as it will the following year during the 2012 PGA Championship, including greens speeds, rough lengths and rough lines with tees set at the PGA indicated length of a mind-numbing 7,606 yards. This will give guests an opportunity to test their skills against what the PGA Tour players will face the following year and gives them a chance to win a great Kiawah Island Golf Resort golf vacation package.
“It’s the dream of serious golfers everywhere, whether a scratch or a 30+ handicap to play one of the world’s great courses in the same conditions as the professionals play it in a major championship,”explains Brian Gerard, Kiawah’s Director of golf. “During this special week, we’ll give our guests achance to see how their games compare to the best players in the world.”
For the week, there will be a low-net competition for players taking the challenge. The winner will receive a two-night stay in the resort’s Forbes Five Star/AAA Five Diamond oceanfront hotel, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, for a foursome that includes two rounds of golf including one on The Ocean Course. To be entered in the challenge, players must present proof of a certified USGA Handicap and play the course with one of the resort’s caddies to verify the player’s score. In the event of a tie, a winner will be determined by a matching of the cards.
The PGA Challenge is open to everyone at normal golf rates and packages are available.
Kiawah Island Golf Resort, 800-576-1570, www.kiawahresort.com/packages/golf/