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 tennisresortsonline.com.

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 www.kiawahresortevents.com  or contact special_events@kiawahresort.com 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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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.

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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.