Kiawah Resort’s Golf Awards & Accolades

2016 Golf Course Rankings:

  • Among Top 100 Courses in World (The Ocean Course #44) – Golf Digest
  • Best Golf Resorts in The Americas – Golf Digest
  • Platinum Resort – Golf Magazine

2015 Golf Course Rankings:

  • Top four U.S. Resorts – Best Overall US Resorts (golf, lodging, dining, and activities), Best US Golf Resorts for Beach Lovers, Best Resorts for Family Foursomes, and Best US Resorts for Golf & Tennis – Golf Odyssey newsletter
  • Top 100 Modern Courses in America (The Ocean Course #14) – GolfWeek (2015)
  • Top 100 Courses in America (The Ocean Course #20) – Golf Digest (2015)
  • Among Top 100 Public Courses in America (The Ocean Course #3) – Golf Digest

2014 Golf Course Rankings:

  • Top 100 You Can Play (The Ocean Course #5) – GOLF Magazine (2014)
  • Top 100 Courses in the World (The Ocean Course #60) – Golf Digest (2014)
  • Top 10 Courses in the U.S. and the World (The Ocean Course) – Travel Channel (2014)

2013 Golf Course Rankings:

  • Among America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses (The Ocean Course #4) – Golf Digest
  • Among Top 100 Courses in America (The Ocean Course #21) – Golf Digest
  • Top 100 Courses in the U.S. (The Ocean Course #25) – GOLF Magazine
  • Top 100 Courses in the World (The Ocean Course #43) – GOLF Magazine
  • Architects’ Choice Top 100 Golf Courses (The Ocean Course #33) – Golf Course Architecture Magazine
  • Top 100 Resort Courses in America (The Ocean Course #8) – GolfWeek

2012 Golf Course Rankings:

  • #1 Golf Course in South Carolina (The Ocean Course) – Golf Digest
  • #2 Golf Resort in the World – CNN Go (CNN International)
  • America’s Toughest Course (The Ocean Course #1) – Golf Digest
  • America’s Toughtest Course (The Ocean Course #4) – GOLF Magazine
  • Top 100 You Can Play (The Ocean Course #5) – GOLF Magazine
  • Top 100 Modern Courses in America (The Ocean Course #19) – Golfweek
  • America’s 50 Toughest Golf Courses (The Ocean Course #1) – Golf Digest Magazine

2012 Golf Resort Rankings:

  • Forbes Five Star – The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort – Forbes Travel Guide
  • Forbes Five Star – The Spa at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort – Forbes Travel Guide
  • AAA Five Diamond – The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort – American Automobile Association
  • Green Awards: The top eco-friendly resorts – Kiawah Island Golf Resort – GOLF Magazine

2011 Golf Course Rankings:

  • Top 100 You Can Play (The Ocean Course #4) – Golf Magazine
  • Among Top 100 Courses in the U. S. (The Ocean Course #27) – Golf Magazine
  • Among Top 100 Courses in the World (The Ocean Course #45) – Golf Magazine
  • Among Top 100 Courses in America (The Ocean Course #26) – Golf Digest
  • Among Top 100 Public Courses in America (The Ocean Course #4) – Golf Digest
  • Top 100 Modern Courses in America (The Ocean Course #20) – Golfweek
  • America’s Best Resort Golf Courses (The Ocean Course #9) – Golfweek
  • 50 Best Courses for Women (Osprey Point #11) – Golf Digest

2011 Golf Resort Rankings:

  • Top Golf Resort in the U.S. (#2) – Global Traveler magazine’s Readers’ Choice Poll
  • Top Golf Resort in the World (#4) – Conde Nast Traveler magazine’s Readers’ Choice Poll
  • Conde Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence – Most Excellent Golf Resort
  • Gold Tee Award – Meetings & Conventions
  • Forbes Five Star – The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort – Forbes Travel Guide
  • Forbes Five Star – The Spa at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort – Forbes Travel Guide
  • AAA Five Diamond – The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort – American Automobile Association

Kiawah Resort Golf Tournaments:

  • The Ocean Course, host: 2012 PGA Champsionship
  • 2007 Senior PGA Championship
  • 2001 UBS Warburg Cup
  • 2003 and 1997 World Cups
  • 1991 Ryder Cup