Kiawah Named One of World’s Top Golf Resorts By LINKS Magazine

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Kiawah Island Golf Resort has been honored as one of the 25 Top Golf Resorts in the world by LINKS Magazine.

The listing, which will appear in the Fall 2013 issue of LINKS, is part of the magazine’s special 25th Anniversary Edition, which singles out significant people, places, and moments in golf past and present.

In describing the resorts on this exclusive list, author Brian McCallen wrote, “It takes a serendipitous location coupled with peerless golf, a splendid hotel, excellent dining, and impeccable service to qualify.”

The resort list is being pre-released at and the editors are encouraging feedback and reader comments.

LINKS Magazine was founded in 1988 with the mission of speaking to an audience of devoted golfers who share a passion for the best the game has to offer. It specializes in the most in-depth and reader-relatable information on courses, clubs, and communities throughout the United States, United Kingdom, and golf’s emerging destinations around the world.

Kiawah Island Golf Resort is known primarily for its golf, with its premier course, The Ocean Course, hosting last year’s PGA Championship.  The prestigious Conde Nast Traveler magazine named the resort as the third best on the U.S. Mainland in 2012.  The resort’s hotel, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort has earned both a Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond ratings.  The resort’s spa also earned a Forbes Five Star Rating.  In addition, Coastal Living magazine named Kiawah Island its “Happiest Seaside Town” in 2012.

In addition to the 255-room oceanfront hotel, the resort manages nearly 500 villas (ranging from one to four bedrooms) and 90 private homes (ranging from three to eight bedrooms) for vacation rentals.  Summer villa packages start at $225/night.  For more information, visit

Kiawah Island Golf Resort features five golf courses, two tennis centers, 10 miles of beach, 35 miles of bike trails, 11 dining establishments, two pool/water park complexes and an award-winning nature and recreation program on a barrier island just 21 miles south of beautiful and historic Charleston, South Carolina.