Get Your Free 2019 Vacation Guide

Download your free guide or request a copy by mail below, and start planning your one-of-a-kind South Carolina adventure today.

Vacation Guide Cover
View Our Other Guides
Kiawah Island Golf Resort - Turtle Point

Kiawah Island Golf Resort - Turtle Point

Historic Charleston & Resort Islands

Historic Charleston & Resort Islands

One year before the Ryder Cup Matches were played at The Ocean Course, Kiawah hosted the club professionals' version of the international match-play competition when the 1990 PGA Cup Matches were played at Turtle Point. The PGA of America is just one of many organizations that have selected the Jack Nicklaus design as the site of a premier event. More recently, the course has hosted both the Kiawah Pro-Celebrity Challenge, and the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday after the Masters tournament.

Opened in 1981, Turtle Point is a low-profile design in which fairways and green settings are blended into the existing landscape without the artificial mounding and radical features that became so popular later in the decade. At 6,914 yards from the back markers with five par fours stretching 420 yards or longer, the course offers a tough test for all golfers. And the 412-yard 15th, the middle hole of a spectacular, three-hole oceanfront trio, with its tiny green tucked into the dunes, can be the hardest hole on the course, depending on the wind of the Atlantic.

In 2002, the resort opened a beautiful new clubhouse – the centerpiece of a Nicklaus-led renovation of the course that saw several green complexes reshaped and remodeled. The project also saw the construction of a 24,000-square-foot teaching facility.
Visit the Website Coastal & Islands
Kiawah Island
Coastal & Islands
One Sanctuary Beach DR,
Kiawah Island, SC 29455
(843) 768-2121
Info & Amenities
Architect
Jack Nicklaus
Number of Holes
18
Green
TifEagle Bermuda
Golf Packages
Yes
Pro Par
72
Pro Rating
74.2
Pro Slope
136
Pro Yards
7061
Men Yards
6503
Senior Yards
6210
Ladies Yards
5210