9. Kiawah Island Golf Resort (Ocean)

Kiawah Island, S.C.

No. 17, 221 yards
Easily the scariest hole on one of America’s most grueling courses. Pete Dye, the "Marquis de Sod," virtually ensures that players will go home unhappy after tackling this diabolical one-shotter. With deep bunkers on the left and a bulk-headed pond in front and to the right of the elongated green, there is virtually no bail-out here. Just ask Mark Calcavecchia, who shanked his tee shot here during the 1991 Ryder Cup matches played on the Ocean Course. As if the bare-knuckled challenge is not enough, the lake is a breeding ground for water moccasins, a poisonous snake. Leave your ball retriever in the bag.

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