Host Small Meetings at Kiawah Island
While there are numerous venues to creatively host small meetings at Kiawah Island, one of the newest and most intriguing are the four Cottages at The Ocean Course. Debuting last June, immediately on the heels of the 2021 PGA Championship, the four cottages overlook the driving range with the Atlantic Ocean providing a dramatic backdrop.
For small groups, the cottages provide exclusive, flexible accommodations opportunity depending on group size. For example, an executive or board retreat could occupy all four cottages (each containing four separate king guestrooms), simply a single cottage, or any number in between. The Cottage Experience would also be ideal for a small incentive program to reward top performers.
The four cottages serve as the epicenter of a fully immersive bucket-list golfing experience at the course that hosted the famous 1991 Ryder Cup, the 2009 Senior PGA Championship, the 2012 PGA Championship and the 2021 PGA Championship. The cottages, designed by the renowned Robert A.M. Stern Architects in a style that complements the firm’s earlier clubhouse design, offer world-class accommodations directly on the course and in the shadow of the clubhouse. Each cedar shake structure provides more than 3,800 square feet of livable space. And each contains two en suite bedrooms upstairs and two downstairs, with a spacious shared common living area comprised of an open-plan living room and kitchenette with a bar for entertaining.
In addition to accommodations in The Cottages at The Ocean Course, groups will receive daily rounds of golf with unlimited access to the driving range, daily breakfast either in The Ocean Course Clubhouse or in their cottage and a unique welcome amenity. A dedicated concierge will help make all arrangements before and after arrival. The concierge will also work with each group to create a truly bespoke itinerary of dining, receptions (including on the terrace lawn beside the clubhouse, providing dramatic views of the course and Atlantic Ocean) and recreational activities when a break from the golf course is welcomed. One of the favorite activities small groups enjoy is shotgun shooting biodegradable clays from the deck of one of the resort’s chartered boats. The Ocean Course Chef John Ondo, who currently serves as South Carolina Chef Ambassador, can prepare private wine- or spirits-paired culinary experiences served in one of the clubhouses private dining rooms.
And when the time comes to focus on business, The Ocean Course clubhouse offers meeting space, including the spacious Pete Dye Boardroom, providing a focused atmosphere to maximize productivity. The clubhouse’s banquet team has a separate prep kitchen upstairs, allowing groups to dine discreetly, even for a working lunch in the boardroom.
On the course, groups can divide up into teams to compete in a Ryder Cup match-play format, an ideal teambuilding exercise. Off the course, the resort Recreation Department can create and customize many types of teambuilding events for your group, such as beach olympics or bicycle scavenger hunts. After rounds or during downtime, the cottages spacious ocean-facing porches provide a perfect spot for informal conversations.
Next time you have the opportunity to host a small meeting at Kiawah Island, be sure to reach out to the Kiawah Island Golf Resort Group Sales Team to discuss this highly distinctive option.