Kiawah Island Resort, Oak Point Course

Posted on 16 October 2010   Featured, Golf Courses, Kiawah Island Golf Courses

Kiawah Island Resort, Oak Point Course

(18 hole, public)

1 Sanctuary Beach Dr
Kiawah Island, SC 29455

photo credit: Kiawah Island Golf Resort

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  1. Golfing on Kiawah Island

    There are plenty of activities to do while at Kiawah Island. The most well know activity is the golfing on the island. I will mention a few of the other activities and then talk about golf. You can never go wrong on a vacation with a bike ride and seeing nature. There are thirty plus miles of asphalted bike paths on Kiawah Island. This is the best way to tour the island since it starts at one end of the island and runs alongside the main parkway. It is mostly set back in the trees away from the parkway but still a beautiful site. You can also ride along the hard-packed sand for ten miles with little effort on your ride. Then there are the nature activities you can go on. You can learn about Logger Head Turtles at the Nature Center in Night Heron Park. There are two towers that over look the marsh of the island. The first one is Marsh View Tower, which overlooks Cougar Point golf course and the marsh. The second one is Marsh Island Tower, which overlooks the boardwalk and marsh. You can go canoeing and kayaking either on a tour or family kayaking.

    There are five different golf courses on the island. They are just wonderful courses for those that are excellent golf players and for those that are not so excellent golf players. The five courses are the Ocean Course, Turtle Point, Osprey Point, Oak Point, and Cougar Point.. The Ocean Golf course just got ranked 25th in Golf Digest’s 100 Greatest U.S. Golf Courses List and 4th on Best Public Course List. The course also hosted the 2007 Senior PGA. The Turtle Point course is designed very traditional for a golf course with narrow fairway corridors, small greens, strategically placed water hazards and plenty of out-of-bounds. It is one of the longest courses on the island and players need to be able to hit the ball well otherwise they will struggle for par. The Osprey Point course includes four large, natural lakes, saltwater marsh, and dense forests of live oaks, pines, palmettos and magnolias. It is a course for the better golfers, senior golfers and junior golfers. Oak Point Course has gone through many changes over the last couple of years compared to the other courses. This course is more of a strategy and thinking approach compared to pure power. The last course on Kiawah Island is Cougar Point. This course was redesigned in 1996 to feature a blend of short and long pars of three, four, and five. Golfers need to have a great strategy to get through this course.

    For more details on these courses, you can check out my blog at

    Melissa Cross on 27 April 11, 6:12am

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