Your Guide to Kiawah Island’s Golf Courses

If you are visiting Kiawah Island, South Carolina and love golf, you could not have picked a better place. The island is world renown for its championship golf courses, which have been designed by the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Gary Player, Clyde Johnston, Tom Fazio and Pete Dye. The island was the location of the famed 1991 Ryder Cup and the 2012 PGA Championship, and numerous World Cup matches. What’s more, visitors can play on many of the best courses on the island. Pick your favorite and spend a day practicing your swing, or stay at a Kiawah Island hotel and make it a golfing weekend. Here are the five that are open to the public.

The Ocean Course

Ranked by Golf Digest as the #4 public golf course in the United States and the 25th best golf course in America, The Ocean Course not only has a great view of the ocean but has more seaside holes than any golf course in the northern hemisphere. It was designed by Pete Dye and has 18 holes, with a par 72.

Osprey Point

Designed by Tom Fazio, Osprey Point is a very popular golf course among island visitors. The course boasts spectacular lagoons, saltwater marshes, and forests. Each hole was designed to be both unique and challenging, and it has 18 of them, with a par 72.

Turtle Point

Turtle Point was designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus. The recently renovated course has a traditional design, making it a favorite among more experienced golfers. It is one of the longest courses on the island and has 18 holes, with a par 72.

Cougar Point

The winner of the “Golf Course of The Year” by the South Carolina Golf Course Owners Association, Cougar Point was designed by another golf legend: Gary Player. It is famous for its gorgeous vistas in the middle of the course’s front nine. It has 18 holes, with a par 72.

Oak Point

Designed by Clyde Johnston, Oak Point was rated by Golf Digest as not only one of the best places to play but also one of the best values. It is considered a throwback to the golf courses of the 1920s when power was less important than the ability to place the ball in just the right spot. It has 18 holes, with a par 72.

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