Golf Course Information
Generally, courses of the caliber of Osprey Point are in private club settings with restricted memberships and high membership fees. In fact, its architect, Tom Fazio, originally developed it as a members' only type course. However, since Osprey Point is part of Kiawah Island Golf Resort, anyone can enjoy this beautiful Lowcountry gem. Not only is Osprey Point a world-class layout, Osprey Point's large, elegant clubhouse is available for guest's use. It's a favorite of not only after-round libations and dining at Cherrywood BBQ and Ale House, it's a favorite location for wedding receptions and special event functions.
A favorite of resort guests, Fazio used a superb natural canvas to create a masterpiece in playability and variety. The setting for the course features four large, natural lakes, fingers of saltwater marsh, and dense maritime forests of live oaks, pines, palmettos and magnolias. Into that backdrop, Fazio blended a par-72 layout that takes advantage of its setting. The course offers a wide variety of holes, each presenting its own unique challenges and beauty, which are bound to produce an enjoyable round. Each hole is unique and memorable. There are four distinctive par-3s, four extremely distinctive par-5s and ten outstanding par-4s ranging in length from 340 yards to 461 yards from the championship tees.
Since Fazio's design was for a member's only type of course, Osprey Point is very playable for the average golfer. It features generous landing areas and few forced carries. From the proper tees, the course poses appropriate challenges to the better golfers and fairness to the high-handicapper, senior golfers and junior golfers.
For the better player, the course is very challenging with plenty of hazards to avoid, numerous risk/reward options and doglegs that go both left to right and right to left, requiring a premium on both accuracy and finesse.
Osprey Point was the site of the 2000 PGA Eastern Regional Club Professional Championship and is ranked 11th in "Golf Digest" magazine's list of the "50 Best Golf Courses for Women," It was also awarded a near-perfect 4 1/2 stars in Golf Digest's "Best Places to Play" reader's poll where it was considered one of the best values in South Carolina.
Golf Course Info
- Course: 18-holes Holes
- Course Type: Resort
- Architect: Tom Fazio
- Opened: 1988
- Season: Open Year-round
- Head Pro: Jim Kelechi
Golf Course Stats
Green Fees and Rates
Rates change seasonally and are discounted to those staying through the resort. (R)esort - (O)utside. Rates include carts.
January 1-March 3, 2013 - (R) $116, (O) $136
March 4-May 26 - (R) $188, (O) $221
May 27-Sept. 1 - (R) $145, (O) $171
After 2pm (R) $102, (O) $130
Sept. 2-Nov. 24 - (R) $188, (O) $221
Nov. 25-Dec. 31 - (R) $119, (O) $140.
Tee Times & Reservations
ReservationsCall 843-266-4640 For Reservation Policy
Golf Course Amenities
Pro On Site:
Homes On Course:
200, 150, 100 Yardage Markers and Sprinkler Heads Marked
Contact Osprey Point Golf Course at Kiawah Island Resort at 843-266-4640 for more information and details on holding a golf outing at the course.
Contact the golf course for upcoming events.
The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is the resort's 255-room Forbes Five Star/AAA Five Diamond oceanfront hotel and spa. The resort also manages close to 400 luxury villas ranging from one to four bedrooms and over 90 private homes ranging from four to eight bedrooms. Rates vary seasonally and by unit quality and location. Go to www.kiawahresort.com or call 800-654-2924 for details.TripAdvisor.com Quote
Restaurant and Dining Options:
The resort offers 12 different dining options ranging from the highest-rated steakhouse in the U.S. to casual dining. Osprey Point is home to the Cherrywood BBQ and Ale House that features genuine house smoked Southern BBQ, over local hardwoods complimented by house made sides and chefs signature sauces. Something for everyone including hearty rib, brisket and pulled pork platters, gourmet burgers, unique salads, house smoked salmon and fire grilled shrimp. Let our knowledgeable servers pair your meal with one of our many local handcrafted beers. Open dining on the veranda lets diners take in sweeping fairway views and Osprey's famous alligators.
Onsite Spa Services
Forbes Five Star Spa in the resort's oceanfront Forbes Five Star/AAA Five Diamond hotel, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. For more info, go to www.kiawahresort.com/spa
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