Kiawah Island is a beautiful island barrier located few miles away from the historic Charleston. Considered as a major U.S. tourist destination, Kiawah Island holds some of the world’s finest villas, stunning pristine beaches, and highly acclaimed golf courses. It was also hailed as one premier golf destination in the east Coast. The award-winning courses designed by golf icons like Nicklaus, Player, Fazio, and Dye are thriving in the skinny island from the dense wooded interior to the breezy oceanfront of the island.
Designed by Clyde Johnston, the Oak Point course has the Scottish-American style played in a par-72 layout. The course has become the border of the historic Haulover Creek and the Kiawah River and was built on places where an old Indigo and cotton plantation once stands. The rounds of golf take its finish along the panoramic Kiawah River and the 18th hole that overlooks the Haulover Creek. This is a stay and play facility.
This par-72, 6,861 yards of play from the back tees lies above the former Marsh point Golf Course. A Gary Player designed layout, the Cougar Point is 600 yards longer than the old course and now features the famous three-hole stretch midway through the front nine. When starting at the par 5, 15th hole, players are given four magnificent finishing holes which culminate with the dramatic par four 18th hole.
Osprey Point is a classic tom Fazio design that features four large natural lakes, a number of saltwater marshes, and dense maritime forests of pines, century live oaks, magnolias, and the palmetto palms. The entire layout stretches 6,871 yards, par 72 plays from the back tees. Strong holes include the 453-yard, par fourth ninth and a pair of threes longer than 200 yards. The course was lengthened to 6, 871 yards.
This 6,914-yard of play from the back markers has the par fours stretching at about 420 yards or longer that challenges every skilled golfer. Opened in 1981, the Turtle Point is considered as a low-profile design with fairways and green settings that are blended with the existing landscape minus the artificial mounding and radical features. The Turtle Point is a Stay and Play facility.
The Ocean Course has already hosted several golf championships like the 1997and 2003 World Cup and the 2001 UBS Warburg Cup. The course which was designed by Pete Dye, underwent renovation that included the relaying of all the greens and tees and moving the 18th hole 40 yards toward the ocean in order to come up with a magnificent closing hole. This layout which is famous for the Ryder Cup also acclaims as the site for the dramatic “War by the Shore.”
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