Located just 21 miles from Charleston, Kiawah Island is a hub of recreational activities – home to 10 miles of sandy beach, two highly-ranked tennis centers and the Kiawah Island Golf Resort. It's here you'll find the island's five championship golf courses, the same courses that have hosted every major PGA of America event, including the PGA Championship in 2012.Ocean Course Clubhouse — Photo courtesy of Kiawah Island Golf Resort
The Pete Dye-designed Ocean Golf Course has been ranked as the top course in South Carolina by Golf Digest, thanks to its unrivaled views of the Atlantic Ocean (it has more seaside holes than any other course in the Northern Hemisphere) and challenging, unpredictable wind changes.Hole 1 at Ocean Course — Photo courtesy of Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Turtle Point, designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus, is a favorite among advanced players due to its small greens, water hazards and narrow fairways, while Tom Fazio's Osprey Point is delightfully playable for average golfers and experts alike. Oak Point and Cougar Point courses both hug the banks of the Kiawah River, the former offering a finesse-over-power challenge in ball placement and the latter featuring scenic vistas and natural challenges.In the sweetgrass — Photo courtesy of Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Golfers looking to improve their game can sign up for private lessons, group instruction or multi-day golf programs at Kiawah Island Golf Resort's Golf Learning Center. With instruction in long game, short game and mental game, complete beginners and seasoned players can equally benefit.