Kiawah Island Golf Resort Courses

The Charleston, South Carolina area is a great place to live or have a vacation home.  The weather is great, the beaches are fantastic, golf courses are abundant, there are many historical sites, the architecture is unbelievable, the dining is unbeatable, and the people are the friendliest in the country.  It is because of these reasons that I believe Charleston SC Real Estate is truly unique.  I look forward to helping you with any of your real estate needs in Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester counties. Today’s article is titled:

Kiawah Island Golf Resort Courses

Day visitors are welcome to play golf at Kiawah Island Golf Resort.  Take a caddy and walk in the footsteps of golf’s greatest players on the famous Ocean Course.  You can choose from five extraordinary golf courses designed by Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, Gary Player, and Clyde Johnson. 

1.  Kiawah Island Golf Resort Cougar Point Course

Cougar Point is designed by Gary Player.  This par-72 layout features holes playing directly along broad expanses of tidal marsh, offering panoramic views of the Kiawah River.  Cougar point is designed to challenge scratch players while providing an enjoyable round for players of all skill levels.  Green fees range from $150 – $250.  Cougar Point is located at 12 Kiawah Beach Drive, Kiawah Island, South Carolina.

2.  Kiawah Island Golf Resort Turtle Point Course

Turtle Point designed by jack Nicklaus was opened in 1981 and total renovated in 2000.  Turtle Point has a low profile design that takes advantage of the islands natural contours and dune ridges.  The course flows seamlessly through interior forests of hardwoods and palmettos, along blackwater lagoons, and finally to three spectacular holes along the Atlantic Ocean.   Green fees are $150 – $250.  Turtle Point is located at One Turtle Point Drive Kiawah Island, South Carolina.

3.  Kiawah Island Golf Resort Osprey Point Course

Cougar Point is designed by Tom Fazio and opened in 1988.  Set amid pristine lagoons, marshes and maritime forests Osprey Point offers panoramic views from every hole.  The setting for the course features four large natural lakes and fingers of saltwater marshes.  Osprey Point was recently awarded 4 ½ stars in Golf digest’s “Best Places to Play” readers poll.  Green fees are $150 – $250.  Osprey Point is Located at 1000 Governors Drive, Kiawah Island, South Carolina.

4.  Kiawah Island Golf Resort The Ocean Course

The Ocean Course is one of Pete Dye’s most superb designs.  The Ocean Course has been selected as the host site for the 2012 PGA Championship.  It first received attention as the host of the 1991 Ryder Cup Matches.  In 2007 it hosted the Senior PGA Championship.  The Ocean course was named by Golf Digest as “America’s Toughest Course”.  The Ocean course is a 7,356 yard course which offers spectacular views along tow and half miles of the Atlantic Ocean.  Green Fees are $280 – $390.  The Ocean Course is located at 1000 Ocean Course Drive, Kiawah Island, South Carolina.

5.  Kiawah Island Golf Resort Oak Point Course

Oak Point Golf course is located in Kiawah River Estates on nearby Johns Island.
Oak Point opened in 1989 and was designed by Clyde Johnson.  It was built on the grounds of an old indigo and cotton plantation.  The lay of the land dictated a design that is reminiscent of Scottish golf.   Green Fees are $90 – $170.  Oak Point Course is located at 4394 Hope Plantation Drive, Johns Island, South Carolina.

6.  Kiawah Island Golf Resort River Course

Kiawah's only private golf course is a 7,039 course designed by Tom Fazio and provides challenging play.  Eight of the homes parallel the Kiawah River for over one mile with the remainder playing through a maritime forest setting.  The river Course is the site of the first English settlement on Kiawah Island.  The river course opened in 1995 and has received many awards including Golf Digest's "1996 top five new private courses in the US award", it was also ranked 38thin "America's Best 100 Residential Courses" by Golfweek magazine in 2005.  The Ocean Course is located about one hour from downtown Charleston.

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0 Replies to “Kiawah Island Golf Resort Courses”

  1. I stayed at Kiawah Island Golf resort with my five friends in 2009. We had a fantastic time; the resort was absolutely picturesque and has ideal location. We didn’t play golf however walked around the Golf course that was look very nice.

    Best Regards,

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