Kiawah Island Golf Resort is a luxurious oceanfront retreat located in the heart of South Carolina.
The resort is located on a secluded island with lush, natural surroundings, breath-taking ocean views and endless activities. With fantastic golf courses, exciting water sports, a luxurious full-service spa and award-winning restaurants, Kiawah Island Golf Resort provides a spectacular travel experience you'll never forget.
The Sanctuary part of the resort welcomes guests with the ultimate in five-star elegance and comfort. With finishes of Charleston brick, stucco, wood, copper and iron, the ambiance reflects the design of a grand seaside mansion. The hotel exudes gracious Southern hospitality, offering a range of well-appointed rooms and suites, all of which come with private balconies overlooking stunning coastal scenery. If they choose, guests can complete their stay with exclusive access to the club's private lounge and concierge services.
In addition to The Sanctuary, Kiawah Island Golf Resort offers more than 500 other accommodations located next to the ocean, dunes and pristine golf courses. Vacationers are invited to create their dream vacation with options ranging from charming villas to a curated collection of private and upscale homes. Ocean Course Cottages, located on the famous course of the same name, provide a stay that will allow you to enjoy golf accompanied by a dedicated concierge.
Five championship golf courses designed by world-renowned architects grace the island. While each course offers its own unique playability, perhaps the most challenging is the famous Ocean Course, host of the 1991 Ryder Cup and the 2012 and 2021 PGA Championships. Carefully designed by Pete Dye, The Ocean Course boasts the largest number of seaside holes in the Northern Hemisphere, with unobstructed coastal views from each.
Located 20 miles from Charleston with 10 miles of private beach, Kiawah Island is widely known for days filled with wonder and discovery. Wildlife, including white-tailed deer and dolphins, can be easily spotted while exploring the island or cycling along the coast. Tennis and popular water activities such as boating, kayaking and paddle boarding offer endless unforgettable adventures.
The collection of 15 restaurants, cafes and bars creates culinary explorations that stay true to its coastal Carolina roots. At The Sanctuary, The Ocean Room, the hotel's steak bar, serves artisan dishes with locally sourced ingredients, which can be paired with their 1,000-label cellar-aged wine list. Jasmine Porch specializes in timeless dishes such as crab bisque and shrimp and grits. The Atlantic Room, a favourite restaurant located at The Ocean Course Club, is known for its modern American cuisine and fresh regional catch sourced through partnerships with local fishermen.
For those looking to recharge and renew, the resort's luxurious five-star spa is a well-deserved indulgence. The Spa at The Sanctuary can delight guests with specialized services derived from and inspired by the ocean, salt marshes and maritime forests of Kiawah Island. Every spa experience, whether it's a single massage or an all-day pampering, is focused on soothing not only the body, but also the mind and spirit.
With endless vacation options and island amenities, Kiawah Island Golf Resort is the ideal destination for those seeking an authentic coastal retreat in this unusual part of the world. Whether you want to relax, rejuvenate, or simply escape the routine of everyday life, Kiawah Island is waiting for you. 22 tennis courts, including ten new Har-Tru clay courts, all tucked into the resort's stunning surroundings and bordered by fragrant oleander, rustling palmettos, swaying pampas grass and vibrant flowers.