Golf - Special Events

Special Events & Tournaments

Kiawah Island Golf Resort was recently rated the #1 golf resort in the country by Travel + Leisure Golf. We are proud to host not only many prestigious golf tournaments for the professionals but fun and competitive tournaments and event weekends for people of all levels in the game.


Women's Golf Getaway

women golf getaway

February 19 - 22, 2017

In true "bootcamp" style, this event 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.

Learn More and Sign Up Here


Annual Friendship Cup

Friendship Cup

March 9 - 12, 2017

Now in its 11th YEAR, this two-man tournament for male amateur players, will be contested on the world famous Ocean Course, site of the 2012 and 2021 PGA Championship, and the Tom Fazio designed Osprey Point Golf Course.

For more information and to sign up online, visit here.

View Past Friendship Cup Champions Here


The National Pro-Am

National Pro-Am

March 5-9, 2017

PGA club professionals* from all across the U.S., along with three of their members, will tee it up during the 18th Annual Kiawah Island Golf Resort National Pro-Am. The 72-hole stroke play event, sponsored by Club Car, will be held on four of Kiawah Island Golf Resort's championship courses: Pete Dye's world-famous Ocean Course, Clyde Johnston's Oak Point, Jack Nicklaus's Turtle Point (newly renovated) and Tom Fazio's Osprey Point.

The tournament format includes four-man best ball gross and net, as well as professional stroke play. Prizes are awarded to the top net and gross amateur teams and professionals also compete for a separate purse. Players will use 75% of their USGA handicap, with a maximum Course Handicap of 18 allowed. PGA professionals may bring up to six amateurs. The professional's score will be used for each 3 man team.

Note: USGA handicaps are required.
The Ocean Course is walking only. Caddies available upon request.

It is important that all players understand the new USGA Rule, 14 - 1b Anchoring the Club, will be in effect and adhered to during this competition. Please review how this rule may affect you or your team by visiting
*Professionals must be PGA members or apprentice in good standing.

Tournament Package

Tournament Package Includes:

  • Four nights in a 3 bedroom condo
  • Opening banquet at Mingo Point
  • Welcome amenity bag
  • Breakfast on tournament days (4)
  • Four rounds of golf
  • Three scoring parties
  • One awards luncheon

View the 2017 Winners here (.pdf).

For more information on this event including collateral and registration information, please contact: or call (843) 768-2860.