One of America’s greatest courses, this stunning seaside Pete Dye design is ranked the No. 4 Best Public Golf Course in the U.S. by Golf Digest. Site for the legendary “War on the Shore” 1991 Ryder Cup, it has 10 holes hugging the Atlantic and the remaining eight running parallel to those.
Osprey Point Course
“Playability” is the word often used to describe this scenic Tom Fazio designed beauty that was completely renovated in 2014. It has generous landing areas on most holes with smallish greens that run true. In addition to picturesque natural lagoons, you’ll see wildlife relishing the pristine surroundings as much as the golfers.
Cougar Point Course
An ideal choice for a wide range of handicaps, Cougar Point golf course, a Gary Player designed course has a great collection of fun-to-play dogleg holes. Rolling fairways with beautiful oak trees and massive, raised bunkers add lots of character to the course as does the Kiawah River, which comes into play on three holes on the front nine.
Oak Point Course
Situated on the grounds of a former cotton and indigo plantation, Oak Point golf course, a Clyde Johnston design has often been described as the place “where Scottish links golf meets South Carolina’s Lowcountry.” Johnston combined the contours and bunkering of Scottish links courses with coastal South Carolina marshes and waterways.
Turtle Point Course
Turtle Point golf course, opened in 1981 and refurbished in 2016, it’s one of Jack Nicklaus’ earlier designs. Some inland holes have lakes and there are three gorgeous holes on the ocean (14, 15, and 16) where you can hear the waves crashing on the beach. The views from the 16th green are especially inspiring.