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Kiawah Island Golf Resort

4394 Hope Plantation Drive,

Johns Island, South Carolina SC 29455

  • Office

    +1 (800) 654 2924
  • Pro shop

    +1 (843) 266 4100
  • Fax

    +1 (843) 768 2736
  • Golf pro

    Brian Gerard (PGA, Director of Golf)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Residential and woodland.

  • Designer:

    Clyde Johnston
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6701
5901
4954
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
73.8
69.8
69.8

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).

Location

Latitude:

32.616512

Longitude:

-80.140935

How to get there:

19 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 9 miles turn left into Oak Point Golf Course / Hope Island Plantn. From gatehouse follow road to golf clubhouse. (* Note : Main Road also connects directly to Hwy 17, ten miles west of Charleston).

Kiawah Island Golf Resort (Oak Point course)

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1991

Kiawah Island Golf Resort (Oak Point course): Oak Point sits on the opposite bank of the Kiawah River from the other Kiawah Island courses. Although accessed before you arrive on Kiawah Island itself, the course is very much part of the Kiawah Island family, benefitting from the same high standards of maintenance and presentation.

Laid out on the gently undulating terrain of a former cotton and indigo plantation, the course contains plenty of variety, with several tree-lined holes and others in a more open aspect. At the close of each nine-hole loop, you'll enjoy wonderful views onto Haulover Creek and the expansive marshlands of the Kiawah River. Residential properties are more noticeable here than on the other Kiawah courses, with fewer trees screening them, but rarely are they "in play". Water hazards and marshland, sometimes clearly visible from the tees and fairways, other times less so, are very much in play on several holes. It helps to take a course guide/yardage book on your first outing.

Oak Point's closing stretch is well worth waiting for. The par-3 15th is a continuation of an excellent collection of five well-bunkered and water-protected par-3s. The long straight heavily bunkered 17th is the fifth of the five par-5s, with water threatening on the left from the tee. However, it's the terrific par-4 18th that steals the show. This wonderful closing hole is played alongside the expansive marshland of the Kiawah River, with the marsh cutting in twice, once across the fairway and again in front of the green.
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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season: $232.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Oak Point was built on the grounds of an old Indigo plantation. (Indigo is a tropical plant from which a dark blue dye is extracted, formerly much used in the production of ink). 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.

Where2Stay

  • The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf ResortAAA 5-diamonds

    One Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island, SC 29455

    +1 (843) 768 6000

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    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.

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Patriots Point; The Links at Stono Ferry; Shadowmoss Plantation.

  • Kiawah Island Villas

    Kiawah Island, SC 29455

    +1 (843) 768 6000

    Visit website
    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.

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Patriots Point; The Links at Stono Ferry; Shadowmoss Plantation.

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