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Kiawah Resort’s Golf Awards & Accolades

2014 Golf Course Rankings:

  • Top 100 You Can Play (The Ocean Course #5) - GOLF Magazine (2014)
  • Top 100 Courses in the World (The Ocean Course #60) - Golf Digest (2014)
  • Top 10 Courses in the U.S. and the World (The Ocean Course) - Travel Channel (2014)

2013 Golf Course Rankings:

  • Among America's 100 Greatest Public Courses (The Ocean Course #4) - Golf Digest
  • Among Top 100 Courses in America (The Ocean Course #21) - Golf Digest
  • Top 100 Courses in the U.S. (The Ocean Course #25) - GOLF Magazine
  • Top 100 Courses in the World (The Ocean Course #43) - GOLF Magazine
  • Architects' Choice Top 100 Golf Courses (The Ocean Course #33) - Golf Course Architecture Magazine
  • Top 100 Resort Courses in America (The Ocean Course #8) - GolfWeek

2012 Golf Course Rankings:

  • #1 Golf Course in South Carolina (The Ocean Course) - Golf Digest
  • #2 Golf Resort in the World - CNN Go (CNN International)
  • America's Toughest Course (The Ocean Course #1) - Golf Digest
  • America's Toughtest Course (The Ocean Course #4) - GOLF Magazine
  • Top 100 You Can Play (The Ocean Course #5) - GOLF Magazine
  • Top 100 Modern Courses in America (The Ocean Course #19) – Golfweek
  • America's 50 Toughest Golf Courses (The Ocean Course #1) - Golf Digest Magazine

2012 Golf Resort Rankings:

  • Forbes Five Star - The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort – Forbes Travel Guide
  • Forbes Five Star - The Spa at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort - Forbes Travel Guide
  • AAA Five Diamond - The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort - American Automobile Association
  • Green Awards: The top eco-friendly resorts - Kiawah Island Golf Resort - GOLF Magazine

2011 Golf Course Rankings:

  • Top 100 You Can Play (The Ocean Course #4) - Golf Magazine
  • Among Top 100 Courses in the U. S. (The Ocean Course #27) – Golf Magazine
  • Among Top 100 Courses in the World (The Ocean Course #45) - Golf Magazine
  • Among Top 100 Courses in America (The Ocean Course #26) - Golf Digest
  • Among Top 100 Public Courses in America (The Ocean Course #4) - Golf Digest
  • Top 100 Modern Courses in America (The Ocean Course #20) – Golfweek
  • America's Best Resort Golf Courses (The Ocean Course #9) – Golfweek
  • 50 Best Courses for Women (Osprey Point #11) - Golf Digest

2011 Golf Resort Rankings:

  • Top Golf Resort in the U.S. (#2) - Global Traveler magazine's Readers' Choice Poll
  • Top Golf Resort in the World (#4) - Conde Nast Traveler magazine's Readers' Choice Poll
  • Conde Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence - Most Excellent Golf Resort
  • Gold Tee Award - Meetings & Conventions
  • Forbes Five Star - The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort - Forbes Travel Guide
  • Forbes Five Star - The Spa at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort - Forbes Travel Guide
  • AAA Five Diamond - The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort - American Automobile Association

Kiawah Resort Golf Tournaments:

  • The Ocean Course, host: 2012 PGA Champsionship
  • 2007 Senior PGA Championship
  • 2001 UBS Warburg Cup
  • 2003 and 1997 World Cups
  • 1991 Ryder Cup

2010 Golf Course Rankings:

  • Top 100 Modern Courses in America (The Ocean Course #17) – Golfweek
  • 50 Best Courses for Women (Osprey Point #14) - Golf Digest

2010 Golf Resort Rankings:

  • No. 3 Resort on the U.S. Mainland - Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Poll
  • No. 1 Island in North America – Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Poll
  • No. 2 Golf Resort in the U.S. - Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Poll
  • No. 1 Golf Resort in the Southeast - Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Poll
  • Forbes Five Star - The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort - Forbes Travel Guide
  • Forbes Five Star - The Spa at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort - Forbes Travel Guide
  • AAA Five Diamond - The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort - American Automobile Association
  • Gold Tee Award - Meetings & Conventions
  • Among America's 100 Best Golf Shops (The Ocean Course Golf Shop) - Golf World
  • Among America's 100 Best Golf Shops (The Sanctuary Golf Shop) - Golf World