Kiawah Island Golf Resort


Located on a beautiful barrier island just a few miles from historic Charleston, South Carolina  lies Kiawah Island Golf Resort, the Official Golf & Tennis Resort at Kiawah Island.

Your golf and family vacation begins at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Come see why Kiawah is rated the Best U.S. Golf Resort in addition to the Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence—Most Excellent Golf Resort.

  • You can choose from one of five incredible golf courses and play where the pros play—including the legendary Ocean Course, host of the 1991 Ryder Cup and 2012 PGA Championship.
  • With 24 Har-Tru, clay and hard courts and a myriad of instructional programs offered at the #1 Tennis Resort in the World, as ranked by, you’ll be ace of the baseline in no time.
  • From kayaking and nature tours to bicycling and days spent at the beach, our recreational activities are sure to please everyone. It may explain why we were voted “No. 1 island to visit in the U.S. mainland” by Conde Nast Traveler
  • Stay at our iconic oceanfront Sanctuary Hotel, a beautiful seaside mansion recognized with the Forbes Five Star Award, AAA Five Diamond and the “Top Property in the World” rated by Andrew Harper Reader’s Choice.
  • Choose from a wonderful array of beach vacation rental homes and villas featuring exclusive guest benefits—the perfect option for families and groups of any size, and budgets of every range.
  • Dine at a dozen restaurant and lounges, including The Ocean Room, the resort’s premier steakhouse; The Atlantic Room, our signature seafood restaurant; Tomasso at Turtle Point, serving Charleston’s finest Italian fare; and Jasmine Porch, where authentic Lowcountry cuisine is paired with Southern charm.

The staff at Kiawah Island Golf Resort invites your family or group to visit and enjoy all that we have to offer, and enjoy a gracious tradition of world-class golf, tennis, accommodations, dining and hospitality.

Accommodations :

The Sanctuary Hotel

Located along the pristine shores of Kiawah Island, South Carolina, this exquisitely designed oceanfront hotel, just 21 miles from downtown Charleston, captures the spirit, history and charm of the beautiful south. Come walk through the front doors and experience a seaside mansion, where you will be surrounded by the grandeur of the architecture and hospitality at its finest. This beautiful seaside mansion is waiting to envelop you in its service and southern hospitality.

The Sanctuary offers 255 spacious rooms and suites,

Nine suites offer 1,200 square feet, including spacious living room with parlor and large balcony. The Governor’s Suite (1,538 sq. ft.) features a large ocean view balcony, gracious living and dining areas and a king bedroom. The Presidential Suite boasts 3,000 square feet, including a vaulted beam ceiling, living room fireplace, a grand oceanfront balcony and private concierge service. Please ask your Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort reservation specialist about our suite options so that you may reserve the one that best suits your desires.

If you are looking for a weekend getaway, a luxury spa indulgence or championship golf outing, it’s just a short drive to this nearby Charleston, SC hotel. Planning an unforgettable wedding ceremony, or a weekly business meeting, sales presentation and conference? Our exclusive luxury beach hotel and friendly, highly professional staff will make sure your stay or event is a memorable one.

Villa Rentals :

Selecting your villa accommodations at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is easier than ever. You can choose your level of appointments and amenities; the number of bedrooms that you need and the type of view that you are interested in. Our reservation specialists are ready to help you choose what best fits your needs.

Premier Villa Rentals :

Featuring solid surface counter tops and upgraded appliances Kiawah’s Premier Villas are spectacular in design. These villas are ideal for guests who seek the very finest vacation experience. Available in ocean, partial ocean and scenic views.

Deluxe Villa Rentals :

Kiawah’s mid-priced villa rental option, these inviting villas offer upscale, well-appointed accommodations. Tasteful decor features quality furnishings and contemporary kitchens and bathrooms. Available in ocean, partial ocean and scenic views.

Resort  Villa Rentals :

Our most economical accommodations offer all the necessities for a comfortable stay and all the services and benefits of being a Kiawah Island Golf Resort guest. You’ll find pet friendly rental units and your choice of ocean and scenic views.

Ocean View :

With Kiawah’s Ocean View vacation rentals, you’ll be dazzled by spectacular panoramas of the Atlantic Ocean and stunning vistas of the white sandy beaches below.

Partial Ocean View :

Views of the Atlantic, combined with the incredible natural surroundings and golf courses, make for the best of both worlds when you book a Kiawah Partial Ocean View rental.

Scenic View :

Lush gardens, lazy lagoons and world-class golf courses: The gorgeous scenery at Kiawah cannot be surpassed, as you’ll soon discover with a Scenic View rental.

Location :

East Beach

Featuring a variety of oceanfront cottages, villas and townhouses, East Beach is also home to Night Heron Park. Enjoy 21 acres of great family-friendly activity, including a nature center, a soccer field, lighted basketball court, a volleyball court, playgrounds and bike rentals.

  • Close to The Sanctuary Hotel
  • Turtle Point Golf Course and Tomasso (Italian Restaurant)
  • Tommy Cuthbert Golf Learning Center
  • Roy Barth Tennis Center
  • East Beach Conference Center
  • Town Center Market
  • Night Heron Park, Night Heron Grill, Adult Pool, Family & Children’s Pools
West Beach

With a wonderful array of golf courses, markets and restaurants—as well as a wide range of beautiful villas, condos and premier & private homes—Kiawah’s West Beach area has everything you need to make your stay as relaxing (or as active) as you like!

  • West Beach Tennis Center
  • The Straw Market – Southern Kitchen, Inn Side Scoop, The Fitness Room
  • West Beach Pool
  • Cougar Point Golf Course

Selecting your Premier or Private Home accommodations at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is easier than ever. You can choose your level of appointments and amenities; the number of bedrooms that you need and the type of view that you are interested in.

Dining :

One resort – More than a dozen restaurants, cafes & lounges

The flavors of Kiawah are chef driven and locally inspired. Wherever you dine, you’ll find creative menus showcasing seasonal ingredients from the Lowcountry’s farmers and fishermen. Indulge in a variety of fare, from fine steaks and fresh-caught seafood to favorite Italian dishes and authentic Southern cooking. Our culinary team invites you to enjoy a wonderful meal, great value and an array of stunning island settings.

From an unparalleled steakhouse experience to gourmet sandwiches and specialty drinks to traditional Lowcountry favorites, The Sanctuary features a bounty of regional delights and mouth-watering dining options for every palate.

Start the day with a leisurely breakfast on the oceanfront before your morning tee time. Enjoy a casual lunch poolside or overlooking the sea, then later treat your taste buds to one of the best steak or seafood dinners in South Carolina—or order a delicious home-style take-out meal to enjoy in your resort villa or rental home. At Kiawah Island Golf Resort, there is a dining experience to complement every mood and moment. Bon appétit!

We also offer 24-hour room service for those times when you simply can’t tear yourself away from your own private ocean view.

Golf :

#1 Golf Resort in South Carolina

Kiawah Island Golf Resort offers challenging golf courses and hotel vacation packages in a beautiful natural setting near historic Charleston, South Carolina. Equally appealing, our villa and golf vacations provide celebrated traditions flavored with the spirit of world-class competition and Southern hospitality.

Courses Designed by the Biggest Names in Golf

For an unsurpassed golf experience, play on the five legendary courses at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, designed by five legendary architects: Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, Gary Player, and Clyde Johnston.

Play Where the Pros Have Played

Ever wonder how your game stacks up against the best in the world? Kiawah is only the fourth course in the U.S. to have hosted every major American PGA event, including the 2012 and 2021 PGA Championship, and The Ryder Cup. It’s time to bring your “A” game and see how you rank, or be inspired by some of the best courses in the country.

The Ocean Course

One of only four courses in the U.S. to have hosted every major PGA event in the country.

Host of the 1991 Ryder Cup and the 2012 PGA Championship, The Ocean Course was designed by the legendary Pete Dye, and is one of only four courses in the U.S. to have hosted every major PGA event in the country.

Turtle Point

This course requires accuracy and a strong mental game.

This exciting course was designed by Jack Nicklaus and has been selected to hold many important championships including the Carolinas’ Amateur, the Carolinas’ PGA, the South Carolina Amateur and the 1990 PGA Cup Matches.

Osprey Point

Designed by Tom Fazio, Osprey Point is a favorite of members and guests alike.

Originally designed as a members’ only layout by Tom Fazio, this beautiful South Carolina Lowcountry course has long been a favorite of members and guests alike for its playability & variety—and after-round libations & dining.

Oak Point

When it comes to Oak Point, a strategic approach will be rewarded over pure power.

With its undulating fairways and challenging greens, the Clyde Johnston-designed Oak Point Golf Course is built for shotmakers, where strategy and a thinking approach will be rewarded over pure power.

Cougar Point

Redesigned by Gary Player, Cougar Point’s great layout keeps players thinking.

Cougar Point is a great strategic layout redesigned by Gary Player, where players need to think their way around short and long par-4s, great risk/reward par-5s and extremely scenic and challenging par-3s.

The Golf Learning Center

Whether you’re a scratch golfer or an absolute beginner, Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s full-range of innovative and instructional programs, private lessons, group and corporate clinics, and multi-day golf schools will improve your game.

Caddie Services

If you’re going to navigate the seaside links and unique challenges of the world-renowned Ocean Course, the experience of having a walking caddie or forecaddie by your side is almost as rewarding as the course itself.

Tips From The Pros

Get the latest information and tips from our resident PGA-certified Class A Professionals at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, and take your game to the next level.

Spa :

Your Ultimate Retreat
  • The soft call of ocean waves gently lapping against the coastline.
  • Signature services inspired by lush greenery.
  • Botanical extracts, nourishing seaweed, mineral-rich mud and natural enzymes that calm, heal, and restore.

The transition into your relaxation and renewal experience begins in the tranquil setting of The Spa. Like our signature treatments, the inspiration for the design of our 12-room spa comes from the area’s Southern flora, heritage and charm.

To start the journey of transformation, escape to our aqua retreat, complete with a spacious vitality mineral whirlpool, steam room and sauna. The relaxing ritual of water, steam and rest prepare you for the pleasure of customized spa treatments, using the very finest of Lowcountry offerings derived from botanical extracts, nourishing seaweed, mineral-rich mud and natural enzymes. After your treatment, relax in one of our garden-inspired solariums, and let time stand still as you sink into your spa experience—then awaken in a world of utter bliss and contentment.

Tennis :

Kiawah, #1 Tennis Resort in the World and #1 Best Tennis Instruction and Programming by! With two complete tennis complexes located on our 10-mile Island, you’ll always be close to a championship court. Choose from the Roy Barth Tennis Center—featuring nine Har-Tru clay courts and three hard courts—or the West Beach Tennis Club, with 10 Har-Tru courts and two lighted hard courts. No matter where you play or practice, the result is the same: You’ll experience the ultimate go-for-the-gold standard in service, instruction, and above all, enjoyment.

The Roy Barth Tennis Center and the West Beach Tennis Club both offer a weekly menu of programs for adults and juniors, including instructional clinics, mini-camps, round-robins, and private lessons. All fall under the leadership of Roy Barth, the Director of Tennis at Kiawah for over 35 years and a founding member of the ATP Tour.

From basic strokes, strategy and angles, to visualization and supervised doubles play, our team of certified professional coaches covers all aspects of the game, and will take your game to the next level. Guaranteed.

 Recreation :


When it comes to indoor and outdoor recreation, there’s a reason why Kiawah Island Golf Resort has been recognized with the prestigious Premier Recreation Operation Award five times in the past seven years. It’s because we’re renowned for our abundant array of recreation programs, eco-adventures, miles of trails, water sports and diverse wildlife—all set against the backdrop of one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

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