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Osprey Point Golf Course

Osprey Point Golf Course

Osprey Point Golf Course

Generally, courses of the caliber of Osprey Point are in private club settings with restricted memberships and high membership fees. In fact, its architect, Tom Fazio, originally developed it as a members’ only type course. However, since Osprey Point is now part of Kiawah Island Golf Resort, anyone can enjoy this beautiful Lowcountry gem. Not only is Osprey Point a world-class layout, Osprey Point’s large, elegant clubhouse is available for guest’s use. It’s a favorite of not only after-round libations and dining, it’s a favorite location for wedding receptions and special event functions.

Did You Know?

Osprey Point Golf Course was recently awarded a near-perfect 4½ stars in Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play” reader’s poll where it was considered one of the best values in South Carolina.

A favorite of resort guests, Fazio used a superb natural canvas to create a masterpiece in playability and variety. The setting for the course features four large, natural lakes, fingers of saltwater marsh, and dense maritime forests of live oaks, pines, palmettos and magnolias. Into that backdrop, Fazio blended a par-72 layout that takes advantage of its setting. The course offers a wide variety of holes, each presenting its own unique challenges and beauty, which are bound to produce an enjoyable round. Each hole is unique and memorable. There are four distinctive par-3s, four extremely distinctive par-5s and ten outstanding par-4s ranging in length from 340 yards to 461 yards from the championship tees.

Since Fazio’s design was for a member’s only type of course, Osprey Point is very playable for the average golfer. It features generous landing areas and few forced carries. From the proper tees, the course poses appropriate challenges to the better golfers and fairness to the high-handicapper, senior golfers and junior golfers.

For the better player, the course is very challenging with plenty of hazards to avoid, numerous risk/reward options and doglegs that go both left to right and right to left, requiring a premium on both accuracy and finesse.

Osprey Point is ranked 10th in Golf For Women“ magazine’s list of the “50 Best Golf Courses for Women,” It was also recently awarded a near-perfect 4½ stars in Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play” reader’s poll where it was considered one of the best values in South Carolina.

The New and Improved Osprey Point Reopens For Play!

After nearly five months of renovations, Osprey Point reopens for play. Governor's Club Members, Property Owners and Resort Guests alike have all been anxiously awaiting this day.

We want to thank each of you for your patience and understanding as we labored through this exciting project. The maintenance and construction crews have worked relentlessly throughout the hot and humid summer, laboring over every detail to get each hole just right. Here is a recap of their tremendous accomplishments:

  • Re-grassed all tees, fairways and greens with Paspalum Platinum, the same grass used on the Ocean Course
  • Returned all greens to their original size and contours
  • Built an entirely new practice putting green, nearly three times the size of the old practice green
  • Laser leveled all tee boxes, including the driving range tee
  • Improved drainage and re-contoured fairways on holes 2 & 18, as well as other areas throughout the course
  • Rebuilt all bunkers, adding a new type of sand
  • Built ten new forward tee boxes
  • Re-decked two bridges

As players arrive to Osprey Point, they will be greeted by refreshed landscape around the Club House, new Fall merchandise in the Pro Shop and new Club Car golf cars in the staging area. On the course, although there were not wholesale changes to the lay-out, we did make subtle changes that should improve Osprey Point aesthetically as well as strategically. With a bunker added here, removed there, and improved contours to a fairway or two, we anticipate players experiencing a much more enjoyable round of golf than they did before.

Once again, we thank you, and encourage you to come play and experience for yourself the new and improved Osprey Point Golf Club. We look forward to hearing your thoughts and impressions of the renovation.

Course Aerification

Will be from August 13 - 15, 2015.

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Guest Testimonials

Sinking a shot

"Fantastic golf course, beautiful island, great beaches."

Grieff Liberty Township, NJ
Putting on the green

"The golf courses at Kiawah Island were spectacular."

Scharf Keller, TX