Nov 19, 2017

Kiawah Island Golf Resort - Coastal Carolina Golf Mecca

By Sean Crogie   Posted at  11/19/2017 03:34:00 PM   No comments

Having time to decompress after a great but quick trip to Kiawah Island I come to two conclusions. There's only been one other time I've had such a fulfilling and relaxing golf trip and that was my week long trip a few years back to Cape Breton Nova Scotia to play the likes of Cabot Links and Cape Breton Highlands.

Secondly If your looking for a place to be pampered both on and off the golf course, Kiawah Island Golf Resort should be #1 on your list.

Being part of coastal South Carolina and only 21 miles from historic Charleston. I was in awe of the five Championship courses which abound on this amazing stretch of barrier island. Having played 3 this week over a two day span, I can honestly say for any level of golfer you will be challenged and awed by the beauty of the courses and the surrounding lowland terrain.


The Ocean Course

Designed by Pete Dye where else can you follow in the steps of those golfers that battled it out for the 1991 Ryder Cup. Also home to the 1997 and 2003 World Cups, the Ocean Course will play host to another PGA Championship in 2021. I'm already trying to figure out how to get back there for that Major.




You will fall in the love with the Ocean Course


 The live oak vistas are amazing


Osprey Point

Designed by Tom Fazio with renovations that happened during the summer of 2014 a spectacular course with great scenery that will test all abilities of golfers.


Fun and playable par 3s at Osprey Point


Cougar Point

Designed by Gary Player and renovations that just finished up a little over a month ago. This course shines in a plethora of challenges that not only includes the Coastal Carolina breezes but greens that require accuracy and precision. A must play if you can't play all 5.


Redesigned bulkheads a la Gary Player - Carolina perfection.



All the courses including Cougar Point were in top condition








About Sean Crogie

Father of 3, #golf writer, full-time mail carrier, part-time @RideauViewGolf Turf Team #PJ20 fan, golfing nomad.
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