Hosting Championship Events On Kiawah Island
Kiawah Island Golf Resort has played host to multiple PGA tournaments—including the 1991 Ryder Cup, 2007 Senior PGA Championship, 2012 PGA Championship and 2021 PGA Championship. These high-profile events epitomize the caliber of service and meeting experiences that you and your attendees will have the pleasure to enjoy at the Resort.
Reward and entice your team by selecting a destination famed for prestige and international appeal. With an enduring history of indelible sporting moments, Kiawah Island Golf Resort delivers custom-crafted meetings and events complemented by varied amenities and a service culture that ensure your event is without equal.
Expert tip: Themes of resiliency, perseverance and optimism are ideal to promote in corporate training sessions, team-building events, product launches and incentive travel. These themes become more tangible for attendees in a setting where those characteristics were demonstrated on a world stage, as Phil Mickelson accomplished with his record-breaking victory in the recent 2021 PGA Championship.
Kiawah Island Golf Resort is custom designed for hosting both intimate and large-scale events, seamlessly and successfully. Accommodations in The Sanctuary, our Forbes Five-Star oceanfront hotel, as well as Resort Villas and Private Homes welcome your attendees to a personal haven nestled within scenic settings throughout our coastal paradise. Indoors and out, our elite event venues showcase the natural beauty of our idyllic island for a deeply inspirational setting.
Imagine the delight of your attendees when you extend the opportunity to play The Ocean Course, an iconic Pete Dye design, or one of our four other championship golf courses. To ensure a flawless day on the greens, our Resort’s Golf Group Sales Team Members are experts in designing outings, instructional programs, tournament-style play and other customized golf experiences for 12 or more players. Around the Resort, attendees can also reconnect with nature, enjoy the competition of tennis, discover bliss in The Spa at The Sanctuary and deepen their engagement through team-building.
No matter your attendees’ points of origin, our unspoiled barrier island is easily accessible by car or air travel from locales along the Eastern Seaboard. Newly expanded flight routes into nearby Charleston International Airport now make arrivals to Kiawah Island more convenient than ever before.
As professional golf tournaments require extensive preparations, so too do organizational gatherings. With face-to-face meetings and events quickly returning to pre-2020 levels, our Group Sales Team encourages planners to allow ample lead-time so we can help secure the preferred dates, event venues, group accommodations and customizable services that ensure your event inspires and motivates all participants.