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The 5 Fantastic Courses Offered By Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Kiawah Island golf resort in South Carolina is one of the best vacation destinations for any enthusiast. Here are its 5 top notch courses that every golf traveler there must book tee times at.


If you’re looking for the perfect vacation spot as a golfer traveling to South Carolina, you’ll be hard-pressed to find anything that offers a more complete experience than Kiawah Island Golf Resort.  That’s because the course offers not one or two, but rather 5 fantastic courses designed by true legends of the game to provide you with the perfect type of challenge, no matter your skill level.  That makes this one of the most perfect places for just about any golfer to visit, and the island community is going to ensure you find a true relaxing oasis even if you’re not there for the golf. 

If you’re not quite sold on the experience that Kiawah Island Golf Resort offers, you just have to look a little deeper into the types of courses you’ll be able to play on.  Here are the specifics about the 5 on offer, and the enjoyment you can expect on each:

1) The Ocean Course

One of the premier golfing experiences in all of the Carolinas, this is a championship course designed by the one and only Pete Dye.  This is also the site of one of the most dramatic Ryder Cup victories for the United States, in which they won on the last stroke posting a 1 point victory back in 1991 when the course was first opened.  What you’ll find here is a 72 par challenging 7,296 yard course from the furthest tees on each hole.  That is going to ensure that you have plenty of opportunity to test your mettle, but there are also more forward tees if you’re not up to the challenge just yet. 

2) Osprey Point Golf Course

Another legendary course, this was actually designed by world renowned contemporary golf architect Tom Fazio.  Uniquely utilizing natural elements such as salt marshes, oak, pine and palm trees, as well as naturally growing magnolias this is one of the most beautiful and challenging courses the US has to offer.  That means you’ll find plenty of strong holes across it’s 6,871 yard construction, and par 72 difficulty rating over the 18 holes.

3) Turtle Point Golf Course.

Another one of the premier Kiawah Island Golf Resort experiences, here you’re going to find a championship quality course designed by the legend Jack Nicklaus himself.  In fact, it features course renovations to it’s overall design as recent as 2002, so you know it’s a more contemporary and brilliant design than many courses you’ll play in the past.  What’s more, it was also host to the 1990 PGA Cup matches, meaning it’s truly a professional grade course fully designed to test any golfers mettle.  7,937 yards of difficult par 72 golf await you here, and it’s bound to provide a good challenge.

4) Cougar Point Golf Course.

Featuring a par 72 layout that stretches across 6,861 yards of actual course play, this is one of the more beautiful courses you’ll find on the entire island of Kiawah.  This course, designed by Gary Player is actually famous for it’s three holes midway through the front nine that you will play.  That’s because they afford you fantastic panoramic views of the Kiawah river, making your golfing experience truly worthwhile visually, as well as the challenging play you’ll be experiencing.

5) Oak Point golf course

This Clyde B Johnstone course offers another view on the panoramic presence of the Kiawah river.  What’s more, it provides longer fairways as well as surprisingly deceptive flats, because of it’s construction on old plantation land.  The course stretches over a par 72 difficulty that encompasses 6,759 yards altogether.  While not one of the most popular courses, it’s still a top course to play, and provides a challenging experience for the novice golfer, while still staying perfectly testing even for old pro level golfers.

But something that Kiawah Island Golf Resort offers beyond just championship quality golf, is a total feel that’s unlike any other type of resort in the area, because of everything else that’s offered.  On the resort grounds you’ll find plenty of stores for shopping, as well as several eateries where you can enjoy a different type of dinner every night of your stay.  There is also a full spa, and even a world class tennis center, so you can switch up your sport if you’re looking for something a little more physically demanding some days.

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