Kiawah Island is a town and an island in Charleston County, South Carolina, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the town population was 1,163. It is a major U.S. tourist site which offers expensive spacious villas, large highly acclaimed golf courses, beaches, and other attractions. As defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, Kiawah Island is included within the Charleston-North Charleston Metropolitan Statistical Area. Kiawah Island is home to the Kiawah Island Golf Resort.
Kiawah Island is located at 32°36'34?N, 80°5'52?W (32.609425, -80.097777)GR1. The town of Kiawah and Seabrook formed their own town but is not geographically separate from John's Island.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.1 km² (13.5 mi²). 28.9 km² (11.2 mi²) of it is land and 6.2 km² (2.4 mi²) of it (17.58%) is water. Kiawah was named for the Kiawah Indians who were led by head chieftain, Cassique. In the year 1670, Cassique leads English Colonists to settle at Charlestowne Landing.
The Kiawah Island Golf Resort is a resort located in Kiawah Island, South Carolina, United States, near the city of Charleston. The resort opened in 1974. It has five golf courses, most notably the Ocean Course.
The Ocean Course has hosted major golf tournaments like the Ryder Cup and the Senior PGA Championship.
The Courses at Kiawah Resort
The Ocean Course is a par 72 course. From the tournament tees, the Ocean Course measures 7,356 yards with a slope rating of 77.2/144.
The Ocean Course was featured in the 2000 film The Legend of Bagger Vance.
The Turtle Point course is a par 72 course. From the tournament tees, it measures 7,061 yards and has a slope rating of 74.2/141.
The Osprey point course is a par 72 course. It measures 6,932 yards from the tournament tees, and it has a slope rating of 73.3/135.
Oak Point plays to a par of 72, and it measures 6,701 yards from the tournament tees with a slope rating of 72.4/137.
The Ocean Course first became famous for the 1991 Ryder Cup. The Untied States golf team defeated the Europe golf team 14½ – 13½. The windy Ocean Course made for difficult playing conditions, and the United States team barely won when Bernhard Langer of Germany missed a putt that would have defeated his opponent Hale Irwin and won the cup for Europe.
In 1996, the Ocean Course hosted the televised series Shell's Wonderful World of Golf where Annika Sörenstam played against Dottie Pepper.
The Ocean Course hosted the World Cup of Golf twice – in 1997 and in 2003. In 1997, Pádraig Harrington and Paul McGinley won the team title, with Colin Montgomerie winning the individual title. When the World Cup returned in 2003, Trevor Immelman and Rory Sabbatini won the team competition.
The PGA Professional National Championship was played at the Ocean Course in 2005. Mike Small, the golf coach at the University of Illinois, won the event with a score of 289.
Most recently, the Senior PGA Championship was held at Kiawah Island's Ocean Course in May of 2007. Denis Watson won his first golf tournament in twenty-three years, beating Eduardo Romero by two strokes.
The PGA Championship will be played at the Ocean Course
Seabrook Island is a town in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 1,250 at the 2000 census. As defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, Seabrook Island is included within the Charleston-North Charleston Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Seabrook Island is located at 32°34'56?N, 80°9'48?W (32.582173, -80.163332)GR1.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 18.4 km² (7.1 mi²). 15.7 km² (6.1 mi²) of it is land and 2.6 km² (1.0 mi²) of it (14.39%) is water.
Johns Island, South Carolina
Johns Island is a barrier island just across the Stono River, located to the west of James Island and to the east of Wadmalaw Island, both barrier islands. Over one-third of the island is in the city limits of Charleston, South Carolina. The island is home to the Angel Oak, a 1400 year old Southern live oak tree. The population of Johns Island is growing because of its proximity to Charleston. The 2000 census reported a total of 11,477. The other major population center is the town of Seabrook Island, which is not on a separate island, but on a peninsula at the extreme south of Johns Island. The island has a land area of 216.83 km² (83.72 sq mi), making it the fourth largest island on the east coast of the United States and the 59th largest island in the United States.
Charleston, South Carolina
Charleston is a city in the county of Charleston with some incorporated areas located within the boundaries of Berkeley County and Dorchester County in the U.S. state of South Carolina; the city serves as the county seat and largest city of Charleston County. The city proper consists of six distinct areas: the Peninsula/Downtown, West Ashley, Johns Island, James Island, Daniel Island, and the Cainhoy Peninsula. The city was founded as Charlestown or Charles Towne, Carolina in 1670, and moved to its present location in 1680; it adopted its present name in 1783. In 1690, Charleston was the fifth largest city in North America, and remained among the ten largest cities in the United States through the 1840 census. Charleston is known as The Holy City due to the prominence of churches on the low-rise cityscape, particularly the numerous steeples which dot the city's skyline.
As of July 2006, the estimated population of the city proper is 107,845, making it the second most populous city in South Carolina behind the state capital Columbia. Current trends put Charleston as the fastest growing central city in South Carolina. The metropolitan area population of Charleston and North Charleston, which includes the entire populations of Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester counties, was estimated to be 603,178 in 2007. This ranks Charleston-North Charleston as the second largest metropolitan statistical area in the state behind Columbia. Nearly 80% of the Charleston metro population lives inside the city and its surrounding urbanized area (2000 pop.: 423,410).
The city of Charleston is located just south of the mid-point of South Carolina's coastline, at the junction of the Ashley and Cooper Rivers. Charleston's name is derived from Charles Towne, named after King Charles II of England.
America's most-published etiquette expert, Marjabelle Young Stewart,
has recognized the city since 1995 as the "best-mannered" city
in the U.S, a claim lent credibility by the fact that it has the only
Livability Court in the country.
Construction 1630 Ocean Neighbors Blvd Charleston, South Carolina 29412 (map)
Ph :: 843.762.018 Fax :: 843.762.0992 Email :: email@example.com site
Residental Builder Commission Member