Golfers, nature enthusiasts and beach lovers are all drawn to this pristine barrier island, Kiawah Island, located just 25 miles from historic Charleston, South Carolina. With ten miles of sandy shoreline, lush maritime forests, lagoons and saltwater marshes, the setting for Kiawah is ideal for guests who want to decompress and immerse in a nature wonderland.
An impressive list of golf course designers have capitalized on the spectacular terrain, lagoons and flora to create five 18-hole courses at Kiawah Island Resort. Some of the biggest names in golf course architecture have a course design at Kiawah, including Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, Tom Fazio and Gary Player.
Pete Dye’s iconic Ocean Course elevated Kiawah Island’s golf vacation status when it debuted in 1976, and the resort’s other courses receive impressive accolades. Guests stay at the luxurious Sanctuary hotel and spa or multi-bedroom villas. After golf, popular pastimes include bike riding on the flat sand beaches, paddle boarding and nature walks.