The Journey Begins the Moment You Land
Kiawah Island Golf Resort is located on one of South Carolina’s most unspoiled barrier islands. Less than 25 miles from the bustling streets of historic Charleston, Kiawah Island extends into the Atlantic Ocean, revealing ten miles of pristine shoreline to the gentle, blue surf. Part of South Carolina’s acclaimed Lowcountry, the island is a paradise of lush maritime forests and winding saltwater marshes where local flora and fauna thrive.
Meeting the Beauty That is Kiawah Island
Your group’s journey begins as soon as you touch ground, whether you fly into Charleston International Airport (CHS) or Charleston Executive Airport (JZI) on neighboring Johns Island. While en route to the island, you are visually peppered with picturesque coastal scenery as you flow in and out of graceful tree canopies, making your way to the shore.
Opportunities abound once you reach the island and are exposed to limitless habitats not found elsewhere. Kiawah Island invites you to enjoy walking tours during your stay with our Naturalists as they introduce you to the natural allure of the island. Schedule bicycling sessions on winding paths throughout the community. Enjoy adventures during your travels between the airport and the resort—by leisurely exploring intriguing landmarks, cultural must-sees and unique historical sites along the way.
The Progressive Club — Johns Island, SC
Located on Johns Island, the largest island in South Carolina, The Progressive Club is crucial to any discussion relating to the significance of Lowcountry African American civil rights activism. The Progressive Club was founded in 1948 by two African American Johns Islanders, Esau Jenkins and Joe Williams. The historic clubhouse was built in 1963 and provided a headquarters and “Citizenship School” where African American citizens could register, vote, and become aware of the political processes of their communities. Although the club is now closed, the building’s remains still stand.
Today, a diverse group of Islanders continue to work tirelessly to foster a legacy of intergenerational education, empowerment and community service in the Lowcountry and beyond. The Progressive Club was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007 and added to the African American Civil Rights Network in September 2021 for its connection to the civil rights movement.
Angel Oak Park – Johns Island, SC
Nestled in Angel Oak Park, you’ll find a 300- to 400-year-old, 65-foot high “Lowcountry Treasure.” Known as the “Angel Oak,” this Southern Live Oak tree is a cherished historical site and focal point of one of the City of Charleston’s public parks. The Angel Oak is considered the largest Live Oak Tree east of the Mississippi River and receives approximately 400,000 visitors each year. The tree has a circumference of 25.5 feet, shading for 17,000 square feet, and is the perfect place for your team to gather on their way to Kiawah Island Golf Resort.
Farmers Markets & Produce Stands – Johns Island, SC
The culinary team at Kiawah Island Golf Resort strongly supports partnerships with local famers, fishermen and food and beverage purveyors. The aromatic farm-to-table flavors that grace the menu at the resort are a sampling of the abundantly fresh organic produce, eggs, chicken and pork ethically grown, raised and harvested locally. Farmers markets and produce stands are a staple of authentic Lowcountry cuisine and paramount to any southern recipe.
Shop like our chefs—by visiting local destinations on Johns Island to enjoy the same opulent tastes savored in our award-winning restaurants, including Sea Island Farmers Market, Rosebank Farmers Market, Fields Farms Produce Market and the market at Storey Farms.
Greenways and Waterways – West Ashley / Johns Island, SC
Near and dear to all those who visit the Lowcountry is the preservation and appreciation of scenic natural resources including greenways and waterways. Journey through these natural South Carolina treasures on your way to Kiawah Island Golf Resort.
Once a railroad corridor, the West Ashley Greenway is a favorite among local bikers and joggers alike. Navigate along an eight-mile scenic trail that travels from suburban Charleston west to the scenic wetlands that surround this charming city.
Situated on 85.5 acres at the foot of the Limehouse Bridge on Johns Island, Stono River County Park marks the start of the West Ashley Greenway. Spectacular Lowcountry river views can be seen from 1.5 miles of wooded trails and marsh boardwalks ideal for walking, jogging and cycling.
The Natural Choice for Meetings
There’s never been a better time for in-person meetings at the naturally stunning and socially inviting Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Get an up-close look at our extraordinarily diverse meeting options and accommodations. Your group will be greeted by an exciting array of dining and recreational activities to make meeting at Kiawah Island Golf Resort even more memorable. Contact our group sales team to customize an inspiring and rewarding program that enlivens the senses and provides a lasting, meaningful experience for all.