The resort purchased Oak Point in 1997, rounding out the championship rotation of five courses that makes Kiawah Island Golf Resort one of the world's great golf destinations. The Kiawah Island Golf Resort courses are: The Ocean Course, Turtle Point Golf Course, Osprey Point Golf Course, Oak Point Golf Course and Cougar Point Golf Course.
Clyde Johnston, a noted Southeastern golf course architect, designed Oak Point on the grounds of former tomato and indigo plantation. With its close proximity to the Kiawah River and the Haulover Creek, with its surrounding maritime forest, Johnston was able to mold the rolling landscape into a first-class layout. Undulating fairways and challenging greens are some of the unique features of Oak Point.
Oak Point is a shotmaker's course. Strategy and a thinking approach to the golf course will be rewarded over pure power. In this sense, it is a bit of a throwback to the classic courses of the 1920s where the ability to place the ball in a certain portion of the fairway or a certain spot of the green was more important than power.
Tournament tees: par-72, 6,701 yards, 72.4/137
Oak tees: par-72, 6,450 yards, 70.9/135
Johnston tees: par-72, 6,105 yards, 69.2/132
Kiawah tees(M): par-72, 5,515 yards, 67.1/128
Kiawah tees(W): par-72, 5,515 yards, 72.3/135
Carolina tees: par-72, 4,954 yards, 68.8/121
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