Join the ranks of avid golfers who have The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort on their must-play list for a true test of skill. Located on the easternmost end of the island, The Ocean Course boasts the most seaside holes in the Northern Hemisphere, with ten hugging the Atlantic and the other eight running parallel to those. Although it was originally planned to sit behind the dunes, designer Pete Dye's wife, Alice, suggested raising the entire course to give players unobstructed views of Kiawah's stunning coastline from every hole.
What began as a members-only golf course on the island, noted for its playability, has evolved into a championship-level course with a world-class layout that was completely renovated in 2014 under the direction of course architect Tom Fazio. Today's Osprey Point still delivers on its playability and natural beauty and gets rave reviews for its pristine conditions and elegant clubhouse.
After a comprehensive nine-month renovation led by Jack Nicklaus and members of his architectural team, Turtle Point reopened in late 2016 to rave player reviews. Sweeping improvements included re-grassing with Paspalum, rebuilding of all bunkers, laser-leveling all tee boxes, and re-establishing irrigation throughout the course.
The proud recipient of the 2019 Charleston Golf Course Owners Association Course of the Year, Oak Point delivers a superior playing surface with its re-grassing in Paspalum and greater strategic challenges through a refreshed design. Originally conceived by Clyde Johnston, a noted Southeastern golf course architect, Oak Point sits by the Kiawah River and Haulover Creek, surrounded by maritime forest.
Following an extensive 10-month renovation in tandem with Gary Player Design, Cougar Point reopened on October 1, 2017, to rave reviews - winning over Kiawah Island golfers with its dramatic marsh vistas and superior playability. Whether you've played the old Cougar Point or have never stepped foot on its greens, this renovated course is a must-play at the resort. Cougar Point's short and long par 4s, great risk/reward 5s, and extremely scenic and challenging par-3s demand that you approach your round with a smart strategy.
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