Kiawah Island Golf Resort (Turtle Point course)


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Kiawah Island Golf Resort (Turtle Point course) Est. 1981

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Kiawah Island Golf Resort (Turtle Point course): Turtle Point is located in a wonderfully quiet and mainly natural setting, the closest of the five Kiawah Island Resort courses to the flagship Sanctuary Hotel. This early Jack Nicklaus design was the second of the Kiawah Island golf courses to be built. It remains a thoroughly enjoyable test of golf, offering three oceanside holes into the bargain.

Predominantly played through a wooded environment of palmetto palms, live oaks, pines and magnolias, a dramatic change of scene awaits at the short par-3 14th. Here you emerge from the woodland to be greeted by the layout's three Atlantic-facing holes. The oceanside trio includes the short par-4 15th, bookended by two short testing par-3s at 14 and 16. The par-4 17th brings you back inland, and leads onto the excellent long par-4 18th, dangerously flanked by water up the left side and in front of the green.

This always popular Kiawah Island course does not take kindly to wayward long-hitting. The demands here are recuringly for accuracy and strategy versus length. From the tips, at over 7,000 yards, your fairway woods and long irons will need to be struck straight and true. Each tee gives you a good view of the hole ahead, which may convince you that cautious course management has a premium over "rip it" and "go find it" golf. In addition to some out-of-bounds, several small lakes and ponds also threaten alongside the tightish fairways and around the small greens. There's also plenty of stylish bunkering to factor into your shot-placement.

With real estate generally kept well behind the tree-line, there's always a pleasantly natural feel to this relatively flat but thoroughly absorbing layout. An elegant and challenging course, with its three oceanside holes adding an exciting extra dimension.

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Making Contact

Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Turtle Point Lane,
Kiawah Island, South Carolina SC 29455
USA
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Office   +1 (800) 654 2924
Pro Shop   +1 (843) 266 4050
Fax

  +1 (843) 768 2736

Email   reservations@kiawahresort.com
Website   www.kiawahresort.com
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - no effort to walk.
 
Surroundings: Woodland, residential and seaside.
 
Designer: Jack Nicklaus, who returned in 2000 to renovate and lengthen his original design.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7061 6159 5210
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 74.2 69.9 71.5
 
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?

23 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. 2.8 miles after gatehouse (just before second gatehouse) turn right into Green Dolphin Way. After o.5 miles turn left into golf 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
Excellent
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Did you know?

The Turtle Point course has hosted many important championships including the Carolinas’ Amateur, the Carolinas’ PGA, the South Carolina Amateur and the 1990 PGA Cup Matches, the club professionals version of the Ryder Cup. 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: (32.607468)
Longitude: (-80.086942)
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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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