Kiawah Island Golf Resort: An Oasis Off South Carolina

Five golf courses are available for play at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina. Photograph by Patrick O'Brien.

One place that offers all the outdoor activities you could want in a luxuriously natural setting is Kiawah Island Golf Resort. About 45 minutes outside of Charleston, the property sits on 10 miles of pristine land tucked between the Atlantic Ocean and Kiawah River.

Storybook lagoons and salt marshes, as well as a long stretch of shoreline, skirt the resort’s namesake golf courses — five in total. Accessibility to an unspoiled slice of the Lowcountry makes it the ideal retreat for wildlife lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Kiawah Island Golf Resort South Carolina
Nature is at its pristine best on Kiawah Island. Photograph by Kiawah Island Golf Resort.

Discover Kiawah Island Golf Resort on Your Own or With an Expert Guide

Stroll the grounds on your own or join a guided tour to learn about the surroundings and the wealth of creatures that live there, including deer, bobcats, gray foxes, raccoons, river otters, ospreys and alligators. For an additional workout — and a different perspective — tour the grounds on a bike, kayak or standup paddleboard, all of which are available for rent.

After a day of exploration, indulge in a relaxing treatment at The Sanctuary Spa, which is in the resort’s Forbes Five Star-rated hotel, or treat yourself to a fine cut at The Ocean Room — recipient of both Forbes Four Star and AAA Four Diamond ratings. To learn more or book your stay, visit

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