Turtle Point at Kiawah Island Resort
Kiawah Island, SC 29455
Phone(s): (843) 768-2796, 1-800-576-1570
Back when Jack Nicklaus began to design golf courses, many complained that he created courses suited for his prolific game rather than the public's. Turtle Point at Kiawah Island Resort was an early Nicklaus design, and with a slope rating of 155, it's easy to see how the Golden Bear got his early reputation.
The design is traditional and benefits lower handicappers with narrow fairways, small greens, water everywhere and plenty of chances to send your ball out of bounds. At 7,061 yards, hope that you're having a good driver day when you come to Turtle Point.
"It also helps if your fairway woods and long irons are working," said TravelGolf.com writer Tim McDonald. "As in many Nicklaus courses, you should hit to specific areas to get the best approach into the green and be able to hit it high and land it soft."
Aside from a stern challenge on the courses, visitors also get to experience plenty of wildlife at the Island course. Deer, foxes, bald eagles and alligators are all liable to make an appearance near your foursome.
Golf course details
- Holes: 18
- Designed by: Jack Nicklaus
- Public/Private: Resort
- Year opened: 1981
- Golf Season: Year round
- Guest Policy: Open
- Tee times welcomed: Yes
- Pro in house: Yes
- Driving range: Yes
- Rental clubs: Yes
- Rental carts: Yes - included in green fees
Green fees price ranges
- Week days: $100 - $250
- Weekends: $100 - $250
- Metal spikes allowed: Yes
- Dress code: Proper golf attire.
- Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Length, slope and rating for each tee