Golf Course Information
Jack Nicklaus once said that his number one goal in golf course design was to "make the player use his mind ahead of his muscles - to control his emotions sufficiently to really think through his options before drawing a club from the bag." To that we say, welcome to Turtle Point Golf Club at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, one of Jack's early designs and steeped in the finest traditions of classic golf course architecture.
Because of its traditional design, many of the better players visiting Kiawah Island Golf Resort would rather play Turtle Point than any of the other courses on the island. With narrow fairway corridors, small greens, strategically placed water hazards and plenty of out-of-bounds, Turtle Point calls for great accuracy and intelligent strategies. Players not driving the ball well will struggle for par. Since it is one of the longest courses on the island, proficiency with fairway woods and long irons is a must. So is the ability to scramble.
Like many of Jack's early courses, the greens on Turtle Point are small. So players need to be able to hit shots high if they want them to stop. The course calls for players to be able to shape their shots both left-to-right and right-to-left. They will need to be proficient with every club in the bag and won't necessarily hit a driver on every hole. And true to Jack's playing philosophy, Turtle Point plays best hitting to specific landing areas to get the best angles into the greens.
Turtle Point experiences a lot of wind, as do all of the courses on Kiawah Island. The wind blows in different directions throughout the day. Trees protect many areas at Turtle Point so players won't always sense how the wind might affect their shots. Local knowledge is very important in dealing with these phantom winds.
This exciting course was selected to hold many important championships including the Carolinas' Amateur, the Carolinas' PGA, the South Carolina Amateur and the 1990 PGA Cup Matches, the club professionals version of the Ryder Cup.
Turtle Point rated a near perfect "4 1/2 Stars" in the latest Golf Digest "Best Places to Play" golf course guidebook.
When players go down the list of what makes a great golf course, whether it's shot values, memorability, design variety, resistance to scoring, aesthetics or any other criteria they may use, Turtle Point is sure to score high.
Golf Course Info
- Course: 18-holes Holes
- Course Type: Resort
- Architect: Jack Nicklaus
- Opened: 1982
- Season: Open year-round
- Head Pro: Mark Schaffer
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, 2013 - (R) $188, (O) $221
May 27-Sept. 1, 2013 - (R) $145, (O) $171
After 2pm (R) $102, (O) $130
Sept. 2-Nov. 24, 2013 - (R) $188, (O) $221
Nov. 25-Dec. 31, 2013 - (R) $119, (O) $140
Tee Times & Reservations
ReservationsCall 843-266-4050 For Reservation Policy
Golf Course Amenities
Pro On Site:
Homes On Course:
200, 150, 100 Yardage Markers and Sprinkler Heads Marked
Contact Turtle Point Golf Course at Kiawah Island Resort at 843-266-4050 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 500 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.
Restaurant and Dining Options:
The resort offers 12 different dining options ranging from the highest-rated steakhouse in the U.S. to casual dining. Turtle Point's clubhouse is home to Tomasso. Specializing in authentic cuisine from all regions of Italy, dine in a warm and inviting atmosphere that evokes true family- style Italian hospitality. Homemade pastas, sauces, pizzas, and breads incorporate fresh and simple ingredients prepared exquisitely. After lunch or prior to dinner, enjoy the Bar at Tomasso for casual dining and cocktails. Tomasso is open for lunch and dinner as well as bar service. Dress is resort casual. Reservations are recommended for dinner.
Onsite Spa Services
The Spa at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is a Forbes Five Star-rated spa. Located in the resort's oceanfront hotel, the resort is open to all who visit the island.
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