Completely renovated in 2015, the new and improved Oak Point offers guests the greatly enhanced playing surface of Paspalum. Renovations also significantly added to the strategic challenges of the design elevating Oak Point to the championship level of the resort's other courses.
More than any other course on the resort, Oak Point has gone through dramatic changes over the last couple of years, greatly enhancing both the quality of golf and the overall guest experience.
The resort purchased Oak Point in 1997, rounding out the championship rotation of five courses that makes Kiawah Island Golf Resort one of the world’s great golf destinations. Clyde Johnston, a noted Southeastern golf course architect, designed Oak Point on the grounds of former cotton and indigo plantation.
With its close proximity to the Kiawah River and the Haulover Creek, with its surrounding maritime forest, Johnston was able to mold the rolling landscape into a first-class layout. Undulating fairways and challenging greens are some of the unique features of Oak Point.
Oak Point received a near-perfect 4½ stars from the readers of Golf Digest magazine in their biennial “Best Places to Play” poll.
Oak Point is a shotmaker’s course. Strategy and a thinking approach to the golf course will be rewarded over pure power. In this sense, it is a bit of a throwback to the classic courses of the 1920s where the ability to place the ball in a certain portion of the fairway or a certain spot of the green was more important than power.
Throw in the beautiful vistas and it is easy to understand why Oak Point recently received a near-perfect 4½ stars from the readers of Golf Digest magazine in their biennial “Best Places to Play” poll where it was rated one of the best values in South Carolina.
"I recently had a chance to play Oak Point at Kiawah Island, I found the course to be in excellent condition, especially the greens as they were rolling smooth and true. I thought the design of the course was excellent, one that could present a appropriate challenge to golfers of all capabilities. There is a nice mix of holes both long and short as well as dog legs right and left. I especially enjoyed the par 3's, they provided an opportunity to play various clubs and shots. There is also a natural beauty to the course, with several holes playing thru majestic Oak trees, while others play along side the native tidal marsh areas."
"I was also impressed with the staff at Oak Point, everyone was friendly and attentive, just what one would expect at a first class golf resort facility. All in all, I would highly recommend Oak Point to any level golfer who is looking for a memorable golf experience."
“After playing the world renowned Ocean Course at Kiawah, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I teed it up on Kiawah’s Oak Point Golf Course the next day. Oh boy, was I impressed! It was a fun, yet challenging golf course with tight driving holes and undulating greens. It proved to be a fun and enjoyable golf course for all levels of golfers. I will not hesitate to play Oak Point again!”