Resort Awards and Accolades

 

AAA-5-Diamond-logoForbes-2021-logoThe Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

  • Five Star Award – Forbes Travel Guide (2021)
  • Five Diamond Award – American Automobile Association (2019)
  • Top 500 Hotels in the World — Travel + Leisure (2021)
  • Best Resort Hotels in the South – Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards (2020)
  • Best Resorts in the South – Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards (2020)
  • Best 25 Hotels in the U.S. — U.S. News & World Report (2021)

The Spa at The Sanctuary

  • Five Star Award – Forbes Travel Guide (2021)

Kiawah Island Golf Resort

  • Rankings:
    • Best Courses You Can Play (The Ocean Course) – Golfweek (2021)
    • Golf
      • Top 100 Courses in the World (The Ocean Course) (2020/21)
      • Top 100 Courses in the US (The Ocean Course) (2020/21)
    • Golf Advisor
      • Golfers’ Choice — South Carolina (2021)
        • The Ocean Course (1st)
        • Turtle Point (8th)
        • Cougar Point (19th)
    • Golf Digest
      • America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses (The Ocean Course) (2021/22)
      • Best Golf Academies — Southeast (2020)
      • Best Golf Resort — Carolinas (2020)
      • Best Courses in Every State (The Ocean Course) — South Carolina (2019/20)
    • Best Course in South Carolina (The Ocean Course) – South Carolina Golf Raters (2021)
  • Tournament Golf:
    • The Ocean Course, host:
      • 1991 Ryder Cup, 1997 and 2003 World Cups, 2001 UBS Warburg Cup, 2007 Senior PGA Championship, 2012 PGA Championship, 2013 Carolina Amateur, site of the 2021 PGA Championship

Kiawah Island Tennis

  • No. 1 Tennis Resort in the World – tennisresortsonline.com (2019) – No. 1 12 of the last 14 years

Kiawah Island Meetings

  • Gold Medal, Best Golf Resort Southeast – Northstar Meetings Group Stella Awards (2020)
  • Top Service, Meeting Space, Rooms and Amenities – Meetings Today Best of Meetings Today (2020)
  • Platinum Award — Smart Meetings (2020)
  • Best Beach Hotel – Smart Meetings Smart Stars Awards (2020)
  • Top New or Renovated Award – ConventionSouth Editors’ Awards (2021)
  • Best U.S. Golf & Spa – Prevue Meetings & Incentives Visionary Award (2020)

Kiawah Island Dining

  • Forbes Four Star (Ocean Room) (2021)

Kiawah Island

  • Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards (2020)
    • Top Islands in the Continental US
    • Top 10 Island Beaches in the World
  • Top 10 Islands in the Continental US – Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards (2020)
  • Top 10 beaches in America (#8) – Dr. Stephen Leatherman (aka Dr. Beach) (2020)
  • 10 Most Beautiful Private Islands in The World – Departures Legend Awards (2019)