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Kiawah Island

Kiawah Island is the golfing jewel of South Carolina, with a variety of world renowned courses and top class amenities, there aren’t many better places to tee off. Located southwest of Charleston, Kiawah is a barrier island that boasts beautifully maintained courses, a huge number of coastal holes, and breathtaking views of the Atlantic.

Golf courses on Kiawah Island are known for being some of the best, with the PGA Championship and Ryder Cup previously being hosted there, and the Ocean Course ranking among the top 70 in the world. Premier Golf can help to arrange the ultimate vacation to Kiawah Island Golf Resort, ensuring that every aspect of your trip goes smoothly, and all of your requirements are met.

Golf Courses at Kiawah Island

Kiawah Island golf consists of teeing off at their world-class courses, experiencing a warm breeze coming from the Atlantic, and viewing the waves crashing onto the sand. But despite being a picturesque location, golf on Kiawah Island is as challenging as it is beautiful, and its courses will be a test for even the most seasoned golfer.

Ocean Course

Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s Ocean Course was designed by Pete and Alice Dye and opened in 1991, just before one of the most contentious Ryder Cups was held there. The course is rumored to have the most seaside holes in the Northern hemisphere, with eight of them hugging the Atlantic. Some of the ground was even artificially raised at the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, showing just how much dedication went into maintaining the unrivaled sea view.

Osprey Point

Designed by Tom Fazio, Osprey Point was renovated in 2014 and is another one of Kiawah Island’s beautiful courses that compliments its natural surroundings. There are plenty of natural water features which were designed not only to bring challenge, but for players to think more about strategy when they tackle this course. Osprey Point’s holes are all unique, with four memorable par-5s, four difficult par 3-s and ten excellent par-4s.

Oak Point

Another celebrated Kiawah Island golf course, Oak Point is often seen as a combination of classic Scottish links with South Carolina golf. Course architect Clyde Johnson combined South Carolina waterways and marshes with classic links’ bunkers and contours to create a truly unique playing experience. Oak Point is situated next to the Kiawah River and neighbors the maritime forest, and has been designed to favor a strategic approach over power.

Facilities at Kiawah Island

Kiawah Island golf packages can be tailored to your individual specifications, and with a variety of luxury accommodation options including resort villas, private homes, and cottages at the Ocean Course, there will be something to suit everyone’s taste.

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is renowned for its unspoilt sea views and exceptional facilities including a top class fitness center and a number of swimming pools. Their famed southern hospitality will mean you are well looked after during your stay, with staff making sure to cater to your requests.

The resort villas are another popular choice among golfers. Staying here will give you access to the two interactive pool complexes, on top of the option to have your villa stocked with your preferred food, and free transport to any resort-owned venue, meaning your trip can start as soon as you arrive.

Kiawah Island Resort has over ten highly rated eateries, from a premier steak house, to a seafood restaurant, and a classic American pub. As well as amazing food and drink, The Sancuary’s spa is rated five stars by Forbes, and there are options to play tennis and ride bikes across the resort, meaning plenty of options for varied activities on any golf trip to Kiawah Island.

Beautiful sea views
World class courses
Excellent facilities
Delicious food

Other Attractions Near Kiawah Island

Located just 25 miles away from Kiawah Island is Charleston, home to many interesting and historical attractions, shopping opportunities, and restaurants. The city itself is popular with tourists, and was ranked as ‘best city in the world’ in 2016 by Travel + Leisure Magazine.

A visit to Charleston will include seeing any of the number of museums, viewing Fort Sumter, and visiting The Battery, a defensive seawall and promenade which boasts classic southern mansions and old cannons.

How to get to Kiawah Island

Kiawah Island can easily be accessed by car, and for those traveling from Charlotte, Orlando, Atlanta, or Raleigh, the journey can be made in under six hours. Most major airlines also fly to Charleston, and from there, Kiawah Island can be reached in around 35 minutes by heading south.

Premier Golf can help arrange your golf vacation for you, from booking tee-times and transfers to recommending courses. You can sit and relax as everything is organized for you, so you can start your golf vacation as soon as you reach Kiawah Island.

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