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The prestigious Travel + Leisure magazine named The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort as  the 3rd best family beach resort in their World’s Best Awards.  This was announced in the January issue:


Here is the top 10:

No. 1 Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Kapolei, HI

No. 2 Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa

No. 3 Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, SC

No. 4 Cloister at Sea Island, GA

No. 5 (tie) Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, HI

No. 5 (tie) Hammock Beach Resort, Palm Coast, FL

No. 7 Disney’s Vero Beach Resort, FL

No. 8 Disney’s Beach Club Resort, Lake Buena Vista, FL

No. 9 LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort, Naples, FL

No. 10 (tie) Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, HI

No. 10 (tie) Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater Beach, FL


Kiawah Comedy Weekend



We are all here for a spell. Get all the good laughts you can. – Will Rogers


It’s as if Will Rogers read our minds! Come join us at the second annual Kiawah Comedey Weekend Friday, January 29 and Saturday, January 30, 2016. This special comedy weekend featuring two nights of nonstop laughter with some of the nation’s most acclaimed comedians. Enjoy two nights with different lineups of nationally recognized, clean comedians each night. Comedians will have credits including shows such as the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, David letterman, Jimmy Kimmel, Craig Ferguson and networks including Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime, CMT and many more.

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As ambassadors to Kiawah Island, nature, and our guests, we’re proud to contribute in every way possible to preserving our planet and promoting green conscientiousness. Part of what makes Kiawah Island so special is its natural beauty, and we want to be able to continue sharing that with you and your delegates for many years to come.

When planning your next meeting or conference on Kiawah Island, talk to us about how you can make a difference in helping the environment, and consider these simple tips for holding a green meeting.

Opt-in to conservation efforts.

During your stay with the Kiawah Island Golf Resort, you’ll have the opportunity to reduce overconsumption in many ways. The simplest things you can do to participate are:

• Turn lights and air conditioning off before exiting your hotel rooms
• Reuse the linens in your rooms instead of having them washed each day
• Pull curtains or blinds closed to help keep your room cool when you leave for the day
• Use bins and supplies available for recycling

Go paperless.

In today’s digital world, there’s much less of a need for printed materials. Consider making key meeting materials available online, such as itineraries and schedules, directions, presentation documents, registration forms, and more.

Enjoy sustainable meals.

Sustainable food is harvested in a manner that does not risk the health or future of the harvested population. We take great pride in offering our guests locally sourced, sustainable and organic food as much as possible.

When you dine in our restaurants, on the Jasmine Porch, The Ocean Room, Tomasso, and the Atlantic Room, you’ll enjoy farm-to-table dining while supporting our local economy, as well as our sustainable seafood initiative.

Reduce waste.

Opt for waste-reducing materials for your event. For example, request to have several water stations set up around your meeting room, instead of having bottled water. Or, consider other ways to employ bulk dispensing, instead of individually wrapped items (condiments, snacks, milk/cream, and so on).

Communicate your efforts.

Tell your guests about what you’re doing to ensure your meeting on Kiawah Island is as environmentally-friendly as possible. Ask for their help and participation, as well as for their ideas on how else you can reduce the impacts of your meeting together.

Bonus Tip: If you’re sending out a meeting evaluation post-conference, be sure to include a line for guest feedback on ‘green’ initiatives!

Corporate Meetings and Incentives magazine named The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort its 2015 “Greens of Distinction” Golf Resort Award Winner. Get in touch to start planning your meeting on Kiawah Island today.

Turtle on TOC

David Drye works part time at Sanctuary Golf Shop. He also volunteers onthe Kiawah Island Turtle Patrol where he was working on the morning of Sunday, July 5. Someone from the City of Kiawah Island’s beach patrol stopped them on the beach and said that he had found a turtle in distress – there was a loggerhead on The Ocean Course. Drye and the others from the Turtle Patrol drove down by The Ocean Course with him and found a single turtle track going into the dunes. Following the tracks, they found a loggerhead who apparently got disoriented and meandered over onto the golf course near the 14th hole. According to Drye, she had been out of the water anywhere between 8-12 hours so she was quite exhausted and quite overheated. They did what they could to cooled her down while the beach patrol guy drove his truck to the beach access near The Ocean Course clubhouse and back out to the turtle near the 14th hole. Along the way, he got some volunteers from The Ocean Course staff. Once reaching the turtle, they worked together to load the turtle onto the truck and drove it back to the beach access at The Ocean Course driving range. Once there, they put her back on the beach where she immediately rejoined her natural ocean environment.

According to Drye, the Turtle Patrol checked her tracks and found that she had not laid her eggs as of yet. Hopefully, she has done so since then.

Eighth Annual Gourmet & Grapes Benefiting Hollings Cancer Center to be Held February 19-21, 2016, at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort Food & Wine Celebration Offers Array of Culinary Events Featuring Acclaimed Chefs

2015's participating chefs at the Seventh Annual G&G Gala

2015’s participating chefs at the Seventh Annual G&G Gala

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Womens Tennis Weekends

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Year after year, the tennis programs at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, under the direction of Hall of Fame Tennis Pro Roy Barth, receive many of the sport’s highest accolades, including being ranked #1 Best Tennis Staff and #2 Best Tennis Instruction & Programming by  For Kiawah’s Womens Tennis Weekends, the resort offers five weekends in 2016 to choose from…

  • January 15 – 17
  • January 22 – 24
  • January 29 – 31
  • February 5 – 7
  • February 12 – 14

If you are looking to improve your game and meet other tennis enthusiasts, we invite you to bring your friends and team members to an unforgettable experience at Kiawah’s Womens Tennis Weekends in a perfect setting for a weekend of intense instruction and relaxation.

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Womens Golf Escape

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New this Fall — Womens Golf Escape – “Learn the Game, Improve your Game, Keep your Game”

For Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Level Golfers

October 18-21 (Sunday – Wednesday with instruction on Monday & Tuesday)

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 Women's golf getaway

Situated on a Lowcountry island of spectacular natural beauty just 21 miles from historic Charleston, Kiawah Island Golf Resort invites you to participate in our tennis and golf instructional special events.

While each program has a different personality and agenda, all offer the gracious personal service, delicious cuisine and exceptional resort amenities to which our guests have grown accustomed.

All events offer single or double occupancy accommodation options for guests at The Sanctuary and many more options in our privately owned villa and home collection. Significant others and families are encouraged to join attendees and participate in the many other amenities Kiawah Island Golf Resort has to offer.

2015  Special Events

NEW – Women’s Golf Escape – “Learn the Game, Improve your Game, Keep your Game”

For Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Level Golfers

October 18-21 (Sunday – Wednesday with instruction on Monday & Tuesday)

Enjoy golf instruction from some of the best teaching professionals in the country, golf rounds and relaxation on Kiawah Island. This Fall Women’s Golf Escape offers programs designed for beginner, intermediate & advanced golfers looking to take your game to the next level with specific tips to KEEP your game through the “off” season. 4:1 student to pro ratio.


2016  Special Events


Women’s Tennis Weekends

January 15 – 17

January 22 – 24

January 29 – 31

February 5 – 7

February 12 – 14

 Women's tennis

During these weekend events, our dedicated tennis staff offers award-winning instruction, drills and court time while you enjoy meeting other tennis players from across the country. Kiawah is ranked # 2 in the world by

Women’s Golf Getaway – “Golfing Gals Bootcamp”

For Beginner & Intermediate Level Golfers

February 25 – 28 (Thursday – Sunday with instruction on Friday & Saturday)

In true “bootcamp” style, this weekend is designed to improve your golf game fast! Attendees will rotate through short game, long drive and trouble shot stations with seasoned golf professionals and then take those skills to the course with 9 holes of on-course instruction. 4:1 student to pro ratio.

To request additional information for all events and view updated agendas with times and locations, photos and information about speakers and partners, please visit  or contact or 843-768-2880

Special Event Weekend Reservations: 800-654-2924



Submit Your Photo To Win A Stay at The Sanctuary With Golf

 From nature lovers and families to outdoor adventurers and golfers, Kiawah Island has inspired many. So come photograph the native plants and wildlife. Compose a family portrait on the beach. Snap away on the salt marshes from your kayak. Take a selfie on the legendary Ocean Course. Capture what genuinely moves you and shows the world what makes North America’s Number One Island #MyKiawahTrip. The contest winner will receive a Stay at The Sanctuary with Golf, so encourage your family and friends to vote for your Kiawah Island photo submission.

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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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