Forbes Travel Guide names their 6 top lavish fall golf getaways and three of them are in the Kiawah Island Golf Resort family.  The six includes The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, it’s two sister properties, Keswick Hall and Golf Club and the Inn and Club at Harbour Town.  Additionally, the list includes the Four Seasons Resort Nevis in the West Indies, the Grace Bay Club in the Turks and Caicos and California’s St. Regis Monarch Beach.

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Tennis serve

GOLF Magazine recently named the 10 best resorts for tennis loving golfers and, needless to say, Kiawah Island Golf Resort ranked high.  Below is a link to the article. Read More

Matt Ginella’s Buddy Trip Upgrade at Kiawah Island | Golf Channel       Buddy Crash on Kiawah

Sure, everyone know Kiawah’s Ocean Course is on the bucket list of any serious golfer.  Well, The Golf Channel Morning Drive’s Matt Ginella (MattyG) recently visited Kiawah and The Ocean Course and surprised an unsuspecting threesome with a “Golf Upgrade!”  Time for a Buddy Crash on Kiawah!

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Ocean Course 18 Bunker Shot

Matt Ginella, travel editor at The Golf Channel, recently came out with his list of the top 10 buddies trip destinations in the U.S. that included Kiawah Island Golf Resort.  He also named The Ryder Cup Bar in The Ocean Course clubhouse as the best 19th hole in Golf.  Here’s what he had to say:

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Kiawah National Pro-Am


The National Pro-Am

“Serious Golf… Serious Competition”

March 8 – 12


PGA club professionals* from all across the U.S., along with three of their members, will tee it up during the 15th Annual Kiawah Island Golf Resort National Pro-Am. The 72-hole stroke play event, sponsored by Club Car, will be held on four of Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s championship courses: Pete Dye’s world-famous Ocean Course, Jack Nicklaus’ Turtle Point, Gary Player’s Cougar Point and Tom Fazio’s Osprey Point.

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Kiawah -Oak 9

Over the past 20 years, the resort has made a concerted effort to upgrade the facilities on the resort to make Kiawah the finest golf destination in the U.S.  This includes new clubhouses at Osprey Point, Turtle Point and The Ocean Course as well as course renovations at The Ocean Course, Turtle Point and, last year at Osprey Point.  This year, Oak Point undergoes major renovations.

In 2003, the resort built a new clubhouse at Oak Point and, the following year, major changes were made to a number of holes, removing a quirky hole, adding a par-3 and converting a par-4 into a par-5.

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The Friendship Cup

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The 10th Annual Friendship Cup — “Golf’s Fifth Major” March 10 – 13, 2016 (Thursday to Sunday with tournament rounds on Friday & Saturday)


Now in its 10th year, a two-man tournament for male amateur players, The Friendship Cup is contested on the world famous Ocean Course, site of the 2012 and 2021 PGA Championship, and the Tom Fazio designed Osprey Point Golf Course.

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Fall Golf Packages

Ryder Cup Bar wrap-around porch

Kiawah Island Golf Resort announce Fall Golf Packages for play September 3 – November 7, 2015

Villa fall golf package rates from $216* per person, per night

Sanctuary fall golf package rates from $382* person/night midweek and $429* person/night weekend


Packages include: 

• Luxurious hotel accommodations at The Sanctuary or a spacious villa

• A round of golf per day (a surcharge applies for rounds on the Ocean Course)


* Rates are per person, per night based on availability 9/3-11/7/15.  Rates reflect 4 golfers in a 2-bedroom West Beach Scenic View Resort Villa or 2 golfers in a Garden View guestroom at The Sanctuary. Minimum stay of 2 nights and 2 rounds required. Taxes & fees additional. Surcharge for The Ocean Course. 



SCPRT Photo Shoot on No. 18

SCPRT Photo Shoot on No. 18

The South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism (SCPRT) recently came to The Ocean course to shoot a commercial and take images for a print ad campaign.  The SCPRT Photo Shoot was conceived by its ad agency, BFG, and the production company, Genesis Creative.

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The Golf Channel’s Morning Drive covered the PGA’s announcement of The Ocean Course hosting the 2021 PGA Championship.  Here’s the footage:

The 103rd edition of the Championship in August 2021 returns to the renowned Pete Dye-designed oceanfront layout in South Carolina after its first visit in 2012, when Rory McIlroy captured the Wanamaker Trophy by a record-setting margin. The Ocean Course is one of four venues to host each of the PGA of America’s major championships – the Ryder Cup (1991), the Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid (2007) and the PGA Championship. The Ocean Course also hosted the 2005 PGA Professional National Championship.

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