Kiawah Island Golf & Tennis Resort, South Carolina

Kiawah Island is ten miles of wide, immaculate, oceanfront beach that invites you to stroll or cycle for hours without interruption. Soothing by day, and romantic by night, the beach is complemented by the island’s river, meandering lagoons, pristine marshlands and maritime forests. Each sun-washed day ends beneath a star-studded southern sky. Kiawah Island Golf Resort is a destination like no other. Our guests enjoy world-class accommodations, amenities and recreational facilities so you can fully experience the resort lifestyle.

Kiawah is the South Carolina tennis resort that outperforms the rest—earning top accolades for our facilities and instruction year after year. Named after our Director of Tennis Emeritus, the completely renovated Roy Barth Tennis Center is now under the direction of Roy’s son, Jonathan, who will carry on his father’s respected legacy of emphasizing key fundamentals to take your skills to the next level.

For an unsurpassed player experience, we offer 22 tennis courts, including ten new Har-Tru clay courts, all tucked into the resort’s stunning surroundings and bordered by fragrant oleander, rustling palmettos, swaying pampas grass and vibrant flowers.

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Kiawah Vacation Experiences
Kiawah Island Golf Resort vacation experiences make planning easy by combining your resort accommodations with activities and entertainment like golf rounds, tennis instruction, signature events and more. Don’t settle for a cookie-cutter package when you can create an experience customized for your interests—a vacation you’ll never forget on Kiawah’s unspoiled barrier island paradise.

The Ocean Course Cottage Experience
A distinctive addition to the world-renowned Ocean Course.

Kiawah Golf Vacation Experience
Customized for a personal Kiawah Island golf vacation experience.

Gourmet & Grapes
Gourmet and Grapes is an unparalleled event that couples local and regional culinary talent with award-winning wineries.

The Kiawah Ryder Cup Experience
The ultimate destination for golf groups and buddy trips. A minimum of 12 people is required for this golf experience.

Winter Instructional Tennis Weekend

If you are looking to improve your game and meet other tennis enthusiasts, we invite you to bring your friends and team members.

Classic 2 Night Tennis Experience
Play on the courts of the #1 Tennis Resort in the world.

Women’s Pickleball Weekends
Improve your game and meet other pickleball enthusiasts during a weekend of fun in the serene setting of Kiawah Island.

Kiawah Women’s Golf Workshops
In true “bootcamp” style, this event is designed to improve your golf game fast!

Kiawah’s National Pro-Am
PGA Professionals* from all across the U.S., along with three of their members, will tee it up during the 24th Annual Kiawah Island Golf Resort National Pro-Am.

Fall Instructional Tennis Weekends
If you are looking to improve your game and meet other tennis enthusiasts, we invite you to bring your friends and team members.

The Kiawah Island Marathon
The Marathon experience includes your entry fee for the marathon or half marathon at time of booking your accommodations.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or attraction, and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

  • Turtle Point Golf Course - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
  • Night Heron Park - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
  • Osprey Point Golf Course - 2.4 km / 1.5 mi
  • Cougar Point Golf Course - 3.2 km / 2 mi
  • Kiawah Beachwalker Park - 3.9 km / 2.4 mi
  • Freshfields Village - 5.4 km / 3.3 mi
  • Bohicket Marina - 6 km / 3.7 mi
  • Ocean Course - 6.7 km / 4.1 mi
  • Folly Beach County Park - 12.8 km / 8 mi
  • Angel Oak Tree - 12.8 km / 8 mi
  • Folly Beach Fishing Pier - 15.5 km / 9.6 mi
  • Battery Number 5 Marker - 17.6 km / 10.9 mi
  • Splash Zone Waterpark - 17.7 km / 11 mi
  • Edisto Island Serpentarium - 18.2 km / 11.3 mi
  • St. Johns Yacht Harbor - 18.4 km / 11.5 mi

The preferred airport for Kiawah Island Golf Resort - Villas is Charleston, SC (CHS-Charleston Intl.) - 31.8 km / 19.8 mi.

Spa, Golf and Shopping
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages and facials. After practicing your swing on the golf course, you can dip into one of the 4 outdoor swimming pools. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and shopping on site. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the complimentary area shuttle.

Grab a bite to eat at one of the condominium resort's many dining establishments, which include 10 restaurants and 2 coffee shops/cafés. Thirsty? Quench your thirst at one of the 5 bars/lounges or 2 poolside bars.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Planning an event in Kiawah Island? This condominium resort has 35,000 square feet (3 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center and meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.

TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews

Very disappointed

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Reviewed 09 Jun 2020

They are not ready to reopen. Given the room price was over 800 per night I was shocked how ill prepared they were. I went in fully expecting some blips due to Covid and would have been fine with...


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Reviewed 06 Jun 2020

My family and I made a weekend trip to Kiawah Island. We opted to splurge and get two rooms with oven views, (averaging about 900/night each). It was surprisingly disappointing that with a hotel this...

Just celebrated my 60th!

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Reviewed 21 Mar 2020

It was just lovely. Impeccable service. You get what you pay for. They had champagne and chocolates in our room. They came to our rescue very quickly if anything was needed. It was at the start of...