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Value
4.0
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4.2
Friendliness
5.0
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.5
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6701 yards
Slope 130
Rating 71.9

Course Details

Year Built 1989
Fairways Paspalum Grass
Greens Paspalum Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Clyde Johnston (1989)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $30
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Available Facilities

Showers, Lockers, Locker Rooms

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in South Carolina (2022 #16) (2017 #11)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Off-course amenities in the U.S. (2019 #24)

Reviews

4.6
14 Reviews (14)
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Reviews 31
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0

Beautiful

This is the only Kiawah course that actually isn’t on Kiawah Island ( it’s on Johns Island). That being being said, you get the world class Kiawah treatment. All employees I encountered were superb and went out of their way to make sure you had a great day out. Course conditions were lush and beautiful. Greens rolled well. Hole variety was probably a 7/10, which is the only set back. Definitely were some great holes, but was hoping for more than I got. Everything else was 10/10. Would love to play this course again, but I enjoyed Cougar Point more.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 81
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Missouri Advisor
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Underrated Kiawah course but too pricey

I actually now think Oak Point is underrated but still the lowest regarded of the Kiawah courses. It isn’t actually on the island, so that is partly why I think its reputation isn’t as glowing as the others. However, it being Kiawah, it is very pricey and should cost less than the other courses.

The conditions were excellent and the service was outstanding. Paul might have been the nicest starter I have ever come across! He was super friendly and helpful, and he gave us enough important info but didn’t drone on too long.

The course was lush with wide fairways. Greens were excellent, rolled true and most had very few ball marks. They are large but have major contouring, and you need to hit the right spots or you will have some long putts. The front nine is more interesting than the back side but 18 is a memorable finishing hole right by the river.

The wildlife we saw on the course was amazing. Alligators were everywhere, and we saw two different groups abandon their ball as they landed too close to large gators! Ha ha. Oak Point is a solid track but over priced.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Played 36 in Dec and loved it

Teed off at 9:15 and had the first 9 to ourselves. When we made the turn we saw a 4some that started on 10th green, but they weren't really an issue. The conditions were great and staff very accommodating. The course was not overly difficult, but we also played from the middle tees (Nicklaus) even though we usually play from blues. Did a second 18 at the replay rate and liked it just as much on the second time around.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Challenging, but fun

Weather was great, but grass was pretty wet. No standing water, puddles or anything like that, but it affected me on wedges shots from tight lies. I really enjoyed playing here and was helped a ton by looking at the course walkthrough on the Kiawah site. It gave me an idea of what clubs to hit off the tee, which ended up being less than driver quite a bit. This was especially helpful on the short part 4's and the par 5's. The carts do not have GPS which was disappointing. Would recommend

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 335
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

A suitable arrival- or departure-day course

Located just off Kiawah Island proper, Oak Point is easy to overlook, but it offers a pleasant experience, thanks especially to some design changes that have greatly improved the course in recent years. Things are pretty friendly for the majority of the round - the fairways are spacious and the greens are large and lightly contoured - but things. tighten up somewhat the last few holes, with the marshside 18th as the well-timed highlight of the round. It's a good course to warm up on at the start of a trip, and/or a sensible spot for your last round before heading home.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Worst of the Kiawah courses by far

Skip this one. its still 260 bucks for 18, the greens are slow, the views are limited (10 or 11 of the holes look like suburban municipal courses), and its not that close to the island. storno (30 m away) has an equivalent course with 20 percent of the price tag. ocean course and osprey point are miles ahead

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Great shot makers challenge

Love playing this course as it requires you to really be in control of your game. Quality shots are rewarded and bad shots punished. If you play the correct tees and not try and overpower the course you will have a great day.....just avoid the 1000 alligators! They are everywhere!

Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Course you could play every day

I really enjoyed Oak Point. Good challenging and interesting golf holes. It starts off with a solid par 5 where I was greeted by 3 gators soaking in the sunshine when I got to the green. There is a good mix of short and longer holes. I caught up with 2 other players and a resident single joined us for the back. He plays nearly every day. If this is where I move to when I retire I would probably pick Oak Point as my go to course too. It’s a course you could play 3-4 times a week and never get tired of it. On 10 green a bald eagle flew in and snagged a fish and flew away. What a great sight.. Par 3 11th has a fun undulating green. Short par 5 12th is one to get a shot back on. The short par 4 14th is one that I haven’t figured out how to play. Local knowledge from Our single who plays frequently was to lay up but.....”No that would be the smart thing to do.” Needless to say I was lucky to make bogey after hitting driver off the tee. You finish on a stunning par 4 that is tough to stay focused on the hole because you will want to admire the scenery. I've Always found that my favorite golf courses are ones I can remember each hole after playing it once. This is one of them.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Course, Slow Greens

Played with a group and we had a nice round. Conditions were very nice but the greens were unbelievably slow. I would likely play again if I'm in the area.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Course was in great shape. Loved the layout. Some easy hole and some very challenging holes. Will come back

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 324
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Texas Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Good starter round

Oak Point, from a logistics and playability perspective, is a good jumping-off point for golf groups coming to Kiawah Island. It's actually located just off the island and you drive past it on your way in. It's also by many measures the easiest of the five courses. Designed by Clyde Johnston, the course has been renovated and improved a lot since it was originally acquired by the resort. It has scenic finishes to each side along the Kiawah River. The clubhouse lacks the amenities of Cougar and Turtle, but there is a solid practice facility here. Conditions are every bit as good as the other courses. Oak Point brings up the rear amongst the five resort courses but it's narrowed the gap in many ways in recent history and can build up your confidence before taking on Ocean.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Warmup for Ocean Course

This course is really nice. They conditions were very good and wildlife were everywhere.

The layout has a nice variety of short and long holes. You will need to use every club in your bag.

The staff really made you feel welcome.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Masters Weekend

This was my first course played in Kiawah. Couldn't make it to the masters so the guys went to spend the weekend together playing golf and watching the Masters on TV. Great round with a fair amount of wind. The course was in excellent shape. The greens were very firm and fast but true. I was surprised that very often there was not a ball mark to repair on the green. Very nice, staff was excellent.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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