Resort Awards and Accolades

 

AAA-5-Diamond-logoForbes-2017-logoThe Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

  • Five Star Award – Forbes Travel Guide (2019)
  • Five Diamond Award – American Automobile Association (2019)
  • Best Resorts in the South – Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards (2019)
  • Accommodation of the Year – Golf Advisor Travel Awards (2018)

Kiawah Island Spa (at The Sanctuary)

  • Five Star Award – Forbes Travel Guide (2019)

Kiawah Island Golf Resort

  • Rankings:
    • Top 100 Resorts in North America (#4 for General Excellence) – GOLF (2019)
    • #1 Golf Course in South Carolina (The Ocean Course) – Golf Advisor (2019)
    • Best Courses You Can Play (The Ocean Course) – Golfweek (2019)
    • Golf Digest
      • America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses (The Ocean Course) (2019)
      • Best Golf Academies – Southeast (2019)
      • Best Golf Resort – Carolinas (2019)
    • Best Course in South Carolina – South Carolina Golf Raters (2019)
  • 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 (2019)
  • Best Island Hotel – Smart Meetings Smart Stars Awards (2018)
  • Top Service, Meeting Space, Rooms and Amenities – Meetings Today Best of Meetings Today (2018)
  • Best for Excellence, Creativity and Professionalism – ConventionSouth Readers’ Choice Awards (2018)

Kiawah Island Dining

  • Forbes Four Star (Ocean Room) (2019)
  • Best Hotel Dining in South Carolina (Ocean Room) – The Daily Meal (2018)
  • Best of Award of Excellence (Ocean Room) – Wine Spectator

Kiawah Island

  • 10 Most Beautiful Private Islands in The World – Departures Legend Awards (2019)
  • Best Islands in North America (#2) – Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards (2019)
  • Top 10 Islands in the Continental US (#10) – Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards (2019)
  • Top 10 beaches in America (#8) – Dr. Stephen Leatherman (aka Dr. Beach) (2019)