5 Amazing Kiawah Island Golf Courses You Need to Play

Feel the ocean breeze and admire breathtaking views of the Atlantic while you play some of the absolute best Kiawah Island golf courses. It’s not too late to tee it up in one of the East Coast’s premier golfing destinations! Below are five bucket list courses that you must play on your next Kiawah Island, SC, vacation! Download our free destination guide to make sure you don’t miss out on all the exciting things you can do in between rounds. Grab your clubs and your range-finder, stunning Kiawah Island awaits.

The Best Kiawah Island Golf Courses

Kiawah Island Golf Resort is home to five public golf courses that are known around the world for their beautiful layouts and world-class conditions. From The Ocean Course to Osprey Point, there is a course for any skill level and price range. Find the course for you and get ready for the golf vacation that you’ve been dreaming about all year!

1. The Ocean Course

Home to past PGA Tour events, two PGA Championships, and the 1991 Ryder Cup, Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course is without a doubt the best and the toughest course that the resort has to offer. The Ocean Course is ranked No.3 on Golf Digest’s “America’s Top 100 Public Courses” and No.1 on “America’s 20 Toughest Courses.” Marvel at some of the best views on the island while fighting against the wind to avoid losing a ball in the Atlantic Ocean. If you’re an experienced golfer looking for the round of a lifetime, this is definitely a course to put on your bucket list.

2. Osprey Point

Osprey Point is another incredible course that, like many of Tom Fazio’s designs, champions playability over showmanship, delivering an enjoyable experience for players of all skill levels. This course doesn’t offer the same flashy pageantry or spectacular oceanside views as The Ocean Course, but it still presents players with pristine conditions and beautiful marshland scenery. After your round, grab a drink at FortyEight Wine Bar or spend some time shopping in Freshfield Village’s charming town center!

3. Cougar Point

Cougar Point is the most recently renovated course with changes made in early 2017. A close third behind Osprey Point, the course was designed by Gary Player and gives players some amazing views as it weaves its way around the Kiawah River. With a good mix of short and long par fours and some great risk-reward par fives, Cougar Point is a great course to warm up with before you take on The Ocean Course.

4. Turtle Point

This course features three waterfront holes and a traditional design with narrow fairways and plenty of hazards. Turtle Point is another course that will test even the best golfer and, although it lacks quite the same level of splendor, presents a similar level of difficulty to that of The Ocean Course. Due to it’s demanding tee-shots and plentiful out-of-bounds markers, Jack Nicklaus’s classic design attracts Kiawah’s better players and is a great stop for anyone making their rounds through Kiawah Island’s best courses.

5. Oak Point

Another Tom Fazio course, Oak Point combines natural lakes, saltwater marshes, and dense forestry, making for a unique course that plays unlike any other in the area. The course underwent major renovations in 2015 to bring it up to speed with the rest of Kiawah Island’s immaculate golf courses and now competes with the best courses on the island. A demanding track for beginners and a fair test for more advanced players, Oak Point, should not be left out of your Kiawah Island Golf adventure.

Recharge After Your Round at Andell Inn

After a long day of 18 or 36 holes on some of the best Kiawah Island golf courses, there is nothing more rewarding than taking a few moments to regain your strength. With luxurious accommodations, modern amenities, and a convenient location, the absolute best place to unwind is with the Andell Inn.

For an incredible experience, check out our King Studio Apartments. Designed for comfort and efficiency, the King Studio Apartments include kitchens, spacious work areas, waterfront views, and so much more! Make the most out of your Kiawah Island vacation and book your stay with us before our limited time, low rates end! As a part of the Marriott Hotel Rewards program, don’t forget to use your points when planning a trip.

View of the King Studio Apartment