Summer Concert Series

The 2015 Summer Concert Series is upon us!

Beginning Saturday, May 30, the fun begins with Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s 2015 Summer Concert Series! The Summer Concert Series is a family friendly event of music held Saturday evenings on The Grand Lawn of The Sanctuary. Each concert will host a different regional band for this complimentary event sponsored by the Town of Kiawah Island.

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The Wells Gallery in The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

The Wells Gallery in The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Artist Junko Ono Rothwell often displays at The Sanctuary’s Wells Gallery.  Junko recently received the First Place Award for her painting, “Market in Guatemala” in the Southeastern Pastel Society’s 2015 Juried Members Exhibition. The Southeastern Pastel Society has over 200 members throughout the southeastern U.S. and countries as far away as Japan.

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Fresh off the heels of being named the No. 1 tennis resort in the world by TennisResortsOnline.com, Kiawah Island Golf Resort announced the creation of the Barth Tennis Academy.  Named after Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s long-time Director of Tennis, Roy Barth, the Barth Tennis Academy targets players seeking success in national, sectional and state-level tournaments as well as preparing players for college tennis.  The academy will run each week of the summer, from May 25 through September 4, 2015.

Each week, participants of the academy will train at the world-class facility of The Roy Barth Tennis Center at Kiawah Island Golf Resort under the guidance of Roy Barth, a former world-ranked player, his son, Jonathan,  who will be running the day-to-day operations, and his award-winning staff.

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What is Kiawah Island known for around the world?  One could argue a myriad of things, and one would be correct.  However, this beautiful South Carolinian gem is arguably known best for its one-of-a-kind designer fairways and greens, drawing golfers from far and wide.  What about Kiawah Island for the golf inept?

Are you visiting Kiawah Island with a golf enthusiast but barely know the difference between a driver and a nine-iron?

Good news – Kiawah Island has something for everyone.  Yes, even you.  If you, like me, are among the world’s abounding golf-inept, I encourage you to choose a visit to Kiawah Island for some, or all, of the umpteen activities that don’t involve swinging a nine-iron.

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For the eighth time in the last ten years, readers of the leading on-line tennis travel website, TennisResortsOnline.com, has named Kiawah Island Golf Resort as the top tennis resort in the world. Below are the TennisResortsOnline.com’s top-10 tennis resorts for 2015:

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Andrew Harper has named the Sanctuary as one of their top 10 Family Friendly hotels. Andrew Harper is a full-service luxury travel company that produces the most respected publication in the business, The Hideaway Report, and provides personalized travel-planning assistance, bespoke tours and valuable travel privileges to its subscribers.   Per their web site:

We are pleased to introduce a new and invaluable way to sort through our recommended properties: hotel categories. By selecting a category on the right column of any hotel page, you can easily access a full bank of properties from around the world that share a common theme. Find an exceptional Harper-recommended hotel that pertains to your interests – whether it be the great outdoors, safari camps or family-friendly hotels.

To showcase our new categories, we’ve included a list below of 10 Family Friendly properties. Though there are numerous properties in the Family Friendly category, these 10 are chosen time and again as Andrew Harper reader favorites.

Follow this link for details:

https://www.andrewharper.com/articles/view/family-friendly-hotels-andrew-harper/

Summer is here and it’s time for Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s longest running tradition, the Monday night Mingo Point Oyster Roast and BBQ. (as well as special Mingo nights around Easter, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas)

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Greens of Distinction

Corporate Meetings and Incentives magazine has named The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort its 2015 “Greens of Distinction” Golf Resort Award Winner

Subscribers to Corporate Meetings and Incentives magazine, on of the top business meeting magazine in America, were asked to vote for the resort, hotel or conference center that best served their needs with golf programs during the past year. Selections were based on meeting facilities, overall hospitality, golf staff assistance, course condition and design, and tournament arrangements that effectively hosted meetings and incentive travel programs.  The best will be named “Greens of Distinction” award winners.

We are proud to have won this prestigious award for eight years in a row.

 

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Excited giggles can be heard from participants as looks of anticipation are exchanged around the court. Poised at the junior-size net, they wait their turn to take part in a fun learning game.  It’s Tiny Tot Tennis at Kiawah Island. For most of these four- to six-year-olds, it’s the first time they’ve ever been on a tennis court. The first time they’ve ever held a tennis racket. Of course, they’re having a blast!

Kiawah’s Tiny Tot Tennis program started the year the resort on Kiawah Island opened over 39 years ago as one of the first initiatives started by Kiawah’s longtime Director of Golf, Roy Barth.

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From dailymeal.com, written by Angel Postell – http://www.thedailymeal.com/eat/under-radar-chef-jonathan-banta-atlantic-room-ocean-course-kiawah-island-resort

 

Chef Jonathan Banta from The Atlantic Room in The Ocean Course Clubhouse

Chef Jonathan Banta from The Atlantic Room in The Ocean Course Clubhouse

Chef Jonathan Banta is one of the happiest, nicest chefs you will ever meet. Even while wadding in knee-high mud at last year’s Hogs for the Cause event in New Orleans, Banta was as chipper as he could be. This was on very little sleep and after hours of gruesome cooking. It was there that we first took note of this somewhat unknown chef. This “under the radar” description stems from his restaurant’s location, inside the pristine and ultra-lush Kiawah Island Resort. He presides as chef de cuisine at The Atlantic Room at The Ocean Course, a position he has held for over five years.

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