Kiawah Island Golf Resort (Osprey Point course)


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Kiawah Island Golf Resort (Osprey Point course) Est. 1986

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Kiawah Island Golf Resort (Osprey Point course): This scenic, testing and thoroughly enjoyable golf course, occupies a quiet setting in a dense maritime forest. Four large natural lakes, several fingers of saltwater marsh and many connecting water channels are all integral to the challenges of this excellent Tom Fazio design.

Originally conceived as a member’s only course, Osprey Point is very playable for the average golfer. It features generous landing areas and few forced carries. However, the presence of water is a constant that flows through the design. If water is not flanking the usually good-width fairways, then a mix of live oaks, pines, palmettos and magnolias will be. Strategically placed bunkering also makes its presence felt, sometimes in the middle of the fairway.

Osprey Point possesses a wonderful variety of straightaway and dog-legging holes, with fairways leading to often elevated greens. Deep pot bunkers complement an array of shallower more open bunkering. While some sections of the layout are quite open, other stretches are more tree-lined. A respite from the lakes, ponds and small canals generally comes at pairs of holes. On the front nine the 4th and 5th, and 7th and 8th are less intimidating thanks to a relative absence of water. On the back-nine the short par-4s at 13 and 14 provide an opportunity to "regroup" before taking on the water-laden closing stretch.

The par-3 15th elegantly combines water, golf and real estate into a wonderfully picturesque golf hole; take away any one of these elements and the hole would be the poorer for it. Water inevitably plays its part in the final trio of holes, with the par-5 18th also boasting an extravagantly undulating fairway. Many adventurous souls, with eagles in mind, have foundered in Canvasback Pond, which lines the left-side of the closing hole from tee-to-green.

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Making Contact

Kiawah Island Golf Resort
700 Governors Drive,
Kiawah Island, South Carolina SC 29455
USA
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Office   +1 (800) 654 2924
Pro Shop   +1 (843) 266 4640
Fax

  +1 (843) 768 2736

Email   reservations@kiawahresort.com
Website   www.kiawahresort.com
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Golf Pro
 
Brian Gerard (PGA, Director of Golf)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - no effort to walk.
 
Surroundings: Woodland, lakeside and residential.
 
Designer: Tom Fazio
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6932 6326 5023
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 73.3 70.6 70
 
At the Same Location:
Kiawah Island Resort is home to five 18-hole championship courses: The Ocean Course (par-72, 7356 yards from the back tees); Osprey Point (par-72, 6932 yards); Turtle Point (par-72, 7061 yards); Cougar Point (par-72, 6875 yards), and just before you get onto the Island, Oak Point (par-72, 6701 yards).
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How2Get There?

26 miles SW of Charleston
From the centre of Charleston, take Hwy 17 West. After crossing the Ashley River Bridge (with Holiday Inn rotunda on your left) turn left onto the 171 (Wesley Drive / Folly Bridge Blvd). After 1 mile turn right onto the 700 (Maybank Hwy). After approx 7 miles at crossroads, turn left onto Bohicket Road (Main Road*). After approx 10 miles turn left at roundabout, direction Kiawah Island (turn right for Seabrook Island). After 1 mile stop at gatehouse. After 3 miles stop at second gatehouse. 100 yards after gatehouse turn right into Governors Drive. After 3 miles turn right into Osprey Point clubhouse. (* Note : Main Road also connects directly to Hwy 17, ten miles west of Charleston).

Essential information

Green Fees:
2017 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season: $232. [Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play rates and packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

The Osprey Point and Ocean courses are located within the Vanderhorst Plantation, Kiawah's upmarket residential community. According to historians, the Vanderhorst family who owned most of Kiawah Island in the late 1800's, farmed the Osprey Point location for timber. Until Hurricane Hugo (September 1989) Osprey Point was thick with pine trees; however, the storm took out over 30 percent of all the trees on the course. The Sanctuary Hotel provides luxury resort accommodation on Kiawah Island. This was formerly provided by the now closed Kiawah Resort Inn in the West Beach area of Kiawah Island.

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Location

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Latitude: (32.614237)
Longitude: (-80.052770)
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The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort AAA 5-diamonds
One Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island, SC 29455
+1 (843) 768 6000
www.thesanctuary.com

Located along the pristine shores of Kiawah Island, this luxurious oceanfront hotel, just thirty minutes from downtown Charleston, captures the spirit, history and charm of the beautiful south. It also provides the perfect base from which to discover Kiawah Island's five championship golf courses.

Golf at this hotel Kiawah Island's five championship courses are all within a short drive : Ocean Course, Turtle Point, Cougar Point, Osprey Point and Oak Point.
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Golf within 5 miles No
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Golf within 20 miles Patriots Point; The Links at Stono Ferry; Shadowmoss Plantation.
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Kiawah Island Villas 
Kiawah Island, SC 29455
+1 (843) 768 6000
www.kiawahgolf.com

Resort villas of different sizes and price options are available on a vacation rental basis, providing an ideal base from which to discover Kiawah Island and its fabulous array of championship golf courses.

Golf at this hotel Kiawah Island's five championship courses are all within a short drive : Ocean Course, Turtle Point, Cougar Point, Osprey Point and Oak Point.
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Golf within 5 miles No
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Golf within 20 miles Patriots Point; The Links at Stono Ferry; Shadowmoss Plantation.
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