SOUTH CAROLINA, USA
90 holes of championship golf means that this is the no.1 resort in N.C. The courses include The Ocean, Turtle Point, Osprey, to name but a few. The Ocean course, designed under the stewardship of Pete Dye, has been ranked the number 4 public golf course in the US by Golf Digest. Kiawah Island’s hosting of the 2012 PGA National event was a smashing success, cementing its reputation as a world-class resort. With Island-style tee boxes, rolling fairways, and fast sloping greens, Kiawah Island Ocean course is truly magnificent. It’s a Par 72 and 7365 yards in length. Cross your fingers for a calm day!
Constructed in 1991 by Pete Dye, this course has an interesting character: with no prevailing winds, Dye designed the course as a combination of two – one for an East wind, one for a West. The Ocean has an illustrious championship history, having hosted the Ryder Cup, World Cup of Golf and PGA Professional National Championship. A slice of golfing history.
An early Jack Nicklaus design. The master constructed this course with the intention of challenging not only a player’s skills, but his mindset. Turtle Point demands deliberation, forethought and care. Played right, it can provide a truly excellent golfing experience.
Originally designed by Tom Fazio as a members-only course, this world-class Par 72 gem is now available to all. Unlike some courses, Osprey Point is very playable for golf enthusiasts, and it’s a delight to see how Fazio used the natural scenery to his advantage when crafting this stunning course.
Honed to perfection through a great deal of change and upheaval over the last few years, Oak Point has had some of its more terrifying edges sanded off. Altogether mellower, Oak Point still requires a great deal of strategic thought, and is as taxing on the mind as it is on the body. A real challenge for those prepared to meet it, set on a beautiful course.
Voted ‘Golf course of the year’ by the South Carola Golf Course Owner’s Association, Cougar Point is beginning to be noticed for its stunning vistas and sweeping views. Like the other Kiawah courses, Cougar Point presents a few puzzles, and you tend to find that as you grow used to the complexities and difficulties of the course, you grow fond of it. A real winner.
The very heart of Southern Hospitality, the Sanctuary Hotel is a beautifully-appointed, luxurious choice when you’re looking for somewhere to wind down after a round or two on the world-class Kiawah championship courses. With 255 rooms and a gigantic Presidential suite, the Sanctuary boasts a full complement of facilities, amenities and activities. With six separate restaurants serving a range of cuisines and a number of beautiful bars, the Kiawah is hard to beat for hospitality.