Updated: May 21, 2015
Kiawah Island Golf Course Reviews:When you think of golfing in South Carolina, the first place that might pop into your head is Myrtle Beach. Think again, Kiawah Island is an incredible spot for golf and certainly having the 2012 PGA Championship held at their famed Ocean Course shouldn't hurt their popularity at all. Kiawah Island golf has a course for everyone. I was able to play the Cougar Point course years ago and I was looking forward to trying the Ocean Course on my recent trip but the day I arrived they were aerating the greens and it wouldn't be open the week I was there. Just bad luck. The good news is there are 3 others courses on the island so lack of golf opportunities is not a worry. The only concern I had was being able to play when the weather wasn't so darn hot and humid. Early morning hours are the best and that is usually when the tee times get booked up. If you can play in 90 degree weather during the afternoon, you will probably have the course to yourself.
Golf Courses on Kiawah Island - There are 5 championship courses to choose from and from experience most have plenty of water to deal with. After all, you are playing on an island with lots of marshes and waterways. Even if you do lose balls in the water, the view from many of the fairways is simply spectacular with wildlife all over. Which course is best for you? How about if your entire family wants to play? Oak Point is the cheapest of the bunch. The Ocean Course is the most costly. They do run family golf specials after a certain time each day (usually 5PM or later) where tee times are reserved on each course so your family can get out for a relaxing round. Kids play for free when the adults play during these times. There are golf clinics and lessons available each day as well. For an idea of green fees, see the list below:
Turtle Point at Kiawah Island Golf Resort - Green Fees $150-$250
Osprey Point at Kiawah Island Golf Resort - Green Fees $150-$250
Oak Point at Kiawah Island Golf Resort - Green Fees $90-$170
Cougar Point at Kiawah Island Golf Resort - Green Fees $150-$250
Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort - Green Fees $280-$390