• Kiawah Island Golf

World-Class Golf, Right Outside Your Door

Though Kiawah Island is less than 14 square miles in size, this intimate community boasts five public golf courses and two private courses. These courses have each earned accolades and praise from the golf industry, and The Ocean Course itself is one of only four golf courses ever to have hosted each type of PGA event. And as an Owner at Timbers Kiawah, you can play each of the five legendary courses. 

Our Kiawah Island Golf Courses

  • The Ocean Course

    Many of the major golf tournaments in the world have been hosted at The Ocean Course, and all major golf publications rank it among the best. Designed by golf legend Pete Dye and featuring 18 oceanfront holes, the course is almost never played the same way twice as the wind varies in both strength and direction. In fact, Dye accounted for this and essentially designed two courses in one: one for westerly winds and the other for easterly. Thanks to this design, it’s no surprise The Ocean Course is so well-loved; however, that love is hard won.

  • Osprey Point

    Osprey Point takes the player inland, at least, as inland as one can be on Kiawah Island, snaking through forest and saltwater marshes. Tom Fazio originally designed this course as a private, members-only course, but this casual player-friendly course is now open to the public. Next time you play Osprey Point, be sure to stop by the clubhouse after for a 19th hole libation.

  • Oak Point

    Oak Point is a classic course, calling for precision rather than strength, as the right shot is often better than the longest. Oak Point runs along the Kiawah River and Haulover Creek, creating undulating fairways and challenging greens. Renovated in 2015, the course received 4.5 stars from the readers of Golf Digest magazine in their “Best Places to Play” poll.

  • Turtle Point

    Kiawah Island draws people, and among them are some of the world’s best course designers. Turtle Point is a Jack Nicklaus project that focuses primarily on the mental game. The Golden Bear himself said the course’s goal is, “to make the player use his mind ahead of his muscles.” This course is great for seasoned players and includes narrow fairways and strategically placed water hazards.

  • Cougar Point

    Cougar Point features dramatic vistas and wide open fairways, making this Kiawah Island golf course more playable for your average golfer. Experienced players will enjoy the course as well, because while the course is forgiving, there is definitely a correct spot to land your drive, as unseen hazards around the long par 4s can be avoided by strategic placement. Hole 17 is said to be one of the prettiest and most challenging holes on the island.

  • Cassique (Kiawah Island Club members-only course)

    Inspired by traditional Irish and Scottish courses, Cassique features a classic links-style design. Cassique has hosted several championship tournaments and, as with The Ocean Course, is subject to shifting winds. Cassique is also the first course designed by Tom Watson, the five-time winner of the British Open.

  • The River Course (Kiawah Island Club members-only course)

    The River Course, as the name suggests, winds along the Kiawah River and Bass Pond for eight holes, with the remaining holes along marshes and ponds. Golfweek has ranked this course among the best residential courses in America. The course spans over 7,000 yards and makes for a challenging and long game. Nature lovers will also appreciate the site’s certification as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.