Award-winning Meetings at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Kiawah Island Golf Resort continues to garner awards and accolades for its meeting offerings.  Such recognition reflect the level of service, hospitality, facilities and recreational activities attendees enjoy while meeting at the resort. Meetings planners also cite as a plus the wide selection of accommodations, ranging from the luxurious Forbes Five Star/AAA Five Diamond Sanctuary hotel to more than 500 Resort Villas and Private Homes. With the recent opening of the new West Beach Conference Center, meeting planners and attendees will find the resort’s facilities to be better than ever.

West Beach Conference Center
West Beach Conference Center

But don’t just take our word for it. Browse this list of recent awards from respected industry experts that recognize the resort’s meetings capabilities.

  • 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)
  • Best Beach Hotel – Smart Meetings Smart Stars Awards (2020)
  • Top New or Renovated Award – ConventionSouth Editors’ Awards (2020)
  • Best US Golf & Spa Resorts – Prevue Meetings & Incentives Visionary Awards (2020)

In addition to these strictly meetings-focused awards, meeting attendees will also marvel at the overall appeal of the resort that has caused such esteemed travel authorities as Condé Nast Traveler (among the top three Best Resorts in the South and Best Islands in North America in CNT’s 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards) and Travel + Leisure (Best Resort Hotels in the South and Top 10 Islands in the Continental U.S. in T+L’s World’s Best Awards). Furthermore, the most widely regarded beach authority, Stephen Leatherman (aka, Dr. Beach) perennially ranks Kiawah Island among the top 10 beaches in the U.S.

And not to forget that golf is in our name for a reason. Accumulating more accolades from leading golf publications than can be listed here, Kiawah Island Golf Resort regularly gains top marks from Golf magazine, Golf Digest, GolfAdviser and Golfweek. A few recent accolades include Top 100 Courses in the World (The Ocean Course), Best Courses You Can Play, Top 100 Resorts in North America, Top Golf Course in South Carolina and Top 25 Off-course Amenities. And for those who want to refine their game, Golf Digest ranked the Tommy Cuthbert Golf Learning Center Best Golf Academy in the Southeast. When meeting attendees aren’t focused on business, they have the opportunity to tee off on the host course of the 2021 PGA Championship.

Attendees who would rather swing a racquet than a club can take to the 22 newly renovated courts at the Roy Barth Tennis Center for play, lessons or clinics. The success of Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s tennis programs over the past four decades have earned it a number one international ranking for 12 of the past 14 years by Then with 10 miles of pristine beach, 30-plus miles of paved bike trails and a full array of nature activities on and off the water, there is plenty to fill attendees’ downtime. And since meetings can’t operate on an empty stomach, Kiawah Island Golf Resort offers a myriad of dining options, whether a catered meal in one of our banquet venues or a chef prepared repast, from casual to elegant, at one of our more than a dozen restaurants.

To begin planning your next meeting at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, submit an RFP or contact our sales team at 800-576-1585.