FBF — Kiawah Island/Sanctuary Awards and Recognitions

Aerial of The Sanctuary

Aerial of The Sanctuary

 

Since opening nearly 10 years ago, The Sanctuary and, in turn Kiawah Island Golf Resort, has garnered numerous awards and recognitions.  As part of our weekly Flash-Back-Friday weekly posting leading up to our 10-year anniversary, here are just a few:

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

  • T + L Family 10 – World’s best family vacations (#10) Travel + Leisure (2014)
  • Best American Beach Resort (#2) – Conde Nast Traveler (2014)
  • Five Diamond Award – American Automobile Association (2014)
  • Five Star Award – Forbes Travel Guide (2014)
  • Top Resorts on the U.S. (#4) – Conde Nast Traveler (2013)
  • Top Continental US and Canada Resorts (#11) – Travel + Leisure (2012)
  • Top property in the world (#75) Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Award (2013)
  • Top Beach Resort (#15) – Andrew Harper Readers’ Choice (2013)
  • Top Family Resort in the world (#19) – Andrew Harper Readers’ Choice (2013)
  • Top Golf Resort in the world (#4) – Andrew Harper Readers’ Choice (2013)
  • Gold List Award – Conde Nast Traveler (2012)
  • Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary – Audubon International (2012)
  • Superior Deluxe Hotels – Travel Weekly (2012) (one of 30 in the U.S. and 106 world-wide)

 Kiawah Island Spa (at The Sanctuary)

  • Five Star Award – Forbes Travel Guide (2013)
  • Best Hotel Spas in America (#11) – Travel + Leisure (2011)
  • Top 100 Resort Spas-U.S. Mainland (#18) – Conde Nast Traveler (2012)
  • World’s Best Spas-U.S. (#10), World (#30) – Travel and Leisure Magazine (2013) 

Kiawah Island Golf Resort Awards and Recognitions

  • Platinum Resort – Golf Magazine (2014)
  • Top U.S. Golf Resort (#3) – Conde Nast Traveler (2012)
  • 10 Best Resorts for Family Reunions (#2) – TripAdvisor’s Family Vacation Critic
  • Conde Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence-Most Excellent Golf Resort (2011)
  • Travel + Leisure’s Top Family Hotels in the U.S. & Canada (#13) (2011)
  • Best U.S. Golf Resort (#2) – Global Traveler magazine (2011)
  • Top U.S. Resort (#1) – Golf World magazine (2010)
  • One of the “Top 25 Golf Resorts in the World” – Links Magazine (2013)

 Kiawah Island Golf Awards and Recognitions

Rankings:

  • #1 Golf Course in South Carolina (The Ocean Course) – Golf Digest (2012)
  • #2 Golf Resort in the World – CNN Go (CNN International) (2012)
  • America’s Toughest Course (The Ocean Course #1) – Golf Digest (2012)
  • America’s Toughest Course (The Ocean Course #4) – GOLF Magazine (2012)
  • Top 100 You Can Play (The Ocean Course #5) – GOLF Magazine (2012)
  • America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses (The Ocean Course #4) –Golf Digest (2013)
  • Top 100 Modern Courses in America (The Ocean Course #17) – GolfWeek (2013)
  • Top 100 Courses in America (The Ocean Course #21) – Golf Digest (2013)
  • Top 100 Courses in the World (The Ocean Course #60) – Golf Digest (2014)
  • Top 100 Courses in the U.S. (The Ocean Course #25) – GOLF Magazine (2013)
  • Top 100 Courses in the World (The Ocean Course #43) – GOLF Magazine (2013)
  • Architects’ Choice Top 100 Golf Courses (The Ocean Course #33) – Golf Course Architecture Magazine (2013)
  • Top 100 Resort Courses in America (The Ocean Course #8) – GolfWeek (2013)
  • Top 10 Courses in the U.S. and the World (The Ocean Course) – Travel Channel (2014)
  • Course Ratings: (2010)
    • 5-star rating (The Ocean Course) – Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play” guide
    • 4 ½ -star rating (Turtle Point, Osprey Point and Oak Point) – Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play” guide
    • 4-star rating (Cougar Point) – Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play” guide
    • No. 14 (Osprey Point) – Golf Digest’s “Top 50 courses for women”

Kiawah Island Tennis

  • No. 1 Tennis Resort in the World – tennisresortsonline.com (2013-Seven of the last nine years) (Currently No. 2.) 

Kiawah Island Meetings Awards and Recognitions

  • Pinnacle Award – Successful Meetings (10 years)
  • Gold Key Award – Meetings & Conventions (9 years)
  • Gold Tee Award – Meetings & Conventions (13 years)
  • “Stars of the South” Award – Meetings South (8 years)
  • Golden Links Award – Corporate Meetings & Incentives (11 years)
  • Planners’ Choice Award – Meeting News (10 years)
  • Greens of Distinctions – Corporate Meetings & Incentives (7 years)
  • One of the “South’s Top 18 Golf Retreats For Groups” – ConventionSouth Magazine (2014)

Kiawah Island Dining

  • Best of Award of Excellence (Ocean Room) – Wine Spectator
  • Best Down Home Cookery (Jasmine Porch) – Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report
  • Restaurant of the Year (Ocean Room) – Charleston Post and Courier (2010)
  • Only Forbes 4-star/AAA 4-diamond steakhouse in the U.S. (Ocean Room) (2012)

Kiawah Island

  • No. 4 island in the world (behind Maui, Kauai & Maldives) – Conde Nast Traveler (2013)
  • Happiest Seaside Town – Coastal Living (2012)
  • Top 10 beaches in America (#9) – Dr. Stephen Leatherman (aka Dr. Beach) – www.drbeach.org (2013)
  • No. 4 island in North America – Travel + Leisure (2012)

 

 

 

 

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