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Hey everyone, My fiancee and I are planning to drive her car from her current home in Miami, FL back home to Boston, MA. We have a pretty tight timeline in June but were hoping to cross off The Ocean Course at Kiawah on our course bucket list. Although the weather might not be ideal in June (little hot for this Northerner), we have a wedding looming next year and don't know the next time we'll be able to play it. Unfortunately Kiawah is closed for aeration that week. I've played a few munis that are being aerated and although the greens might be a little bumpy, they take care of the aeration during the wee hours of the morning and near sunset. 

I checked Harbor Town in Hilton Head and while they are open the week in question (June 11-15), they are also aerating. (Although it says aeration from June 1-15) so perhaps the conditions will be better. Part of me would rather play these courses in their best conditions to truly experience them. 

On the drive we will be staying overnight with a friend in the DC area who often plays Congressional but with golf in the Carolinas did not think we had time to play. I might see if he can get us on the course. 

Any thoughts on playing nicer courses during aeration? Any course recommendations on the drive up from Florida? Maybe Pinehurst or Greenbrier? Thanks!

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I found this schedule for the Pinehurst area:

https://www.villageofpinehurstgolf.com/images/downloads/course-maintenance.pdf

It looks like you won't have a problem finding someplace to play around there in June.  With the newer grass varieties, many times the greens are just fine immediately after aerification.  

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Aeration really has minimal affect on your score, and you'll usually garner significant discounts playing a recently aerated course.  

I say go for it! 

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