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Kiawah Island Awards & Accolades

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Awards

• Pinnacle Award for Excellence in Homebuilding – Cassique Garden Cottages, 2007

• Audubon Certified Cooperative Sanctuary (The River Course and Ocean Course), 1999

• Urban Land Institute – Award for Excellence in Community Planning, 1996

• South Carolina Wildlife Foundation – Land Conservationist of the Year, 1994

• South Carolina Department of Natural Resources – Environmental Stewardship Award, 1987

• American Society of Landscape Architects – National Merit Award for Ecological Planning

 

Accolades

• Barron’s – Ranked Kiawah Island Best Places to Buy a Second Home, 2013

• Coastal Living – Kiawah Ranked Happiest Seaside Town in America, 2012

• CondéNast Traveler – Charleston Ranked Top City in the United States and World, 2012

• Golfweek – Top 100 Residential Courses, (Cassique and The River Course) 2012

• Travel + Leisure – Ranked Kiawah Island #5 Best Island in the United States, 2012

Travel + Leisure – Ranked Charleston #3 Best City in the United States, 2012

• Barron’s – Ranked Kiawah Island #4 Best Places to Buy a Second Home, 2012

• CondéNast Traveler – Charleston Ranked Top City in the United States, 2011

• Golfweek – Top 100 Residential Courses, (Cassique and The River Course) 2011

• Forbes Travel Guide – Five Star Award (The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort), 2011

• Golf Digest – America’s Toughest Golf Course (The Ocean Course), 2011

• AAA – Five Diamond Award (The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort), 2011

• Barron’s – Ranked Kiawah Island #6 Best Places to Buy a Second Home, 2011

• Barron’s – Ranked Kiawah Island #2 Best Places to Buy a Second Home, 2010

• CondéNast Traveler – Ranked #1 Island in North America, 2009

• Golfweek – Top 100 Residential Courses, (Cassique and The River Course) 2009

• Golf Digest’s “Places to Play” – Five-Star Rating (The Ocean Course), 2009

• Four-Star Rating (Turtle Point, Cougar Point, Osprey Point), 2009

• Golf Digest – America’s Best Private Courses (The River Course and Cassique), 2009

• Golf Magazine – Top 100 Courses in the U.S. (The Ocean Course), 2009

• Golfweek – Top 100 Modern Courses in America (The Ocean Course and The River Course), 2009

• Golf & Travel – Top 40 Real Estate Courses in America (The River Course and Cassique), 2008

Tennis Magazine – Top Five U.S. Tennis Resorts, 2008

• National Geographic Traveler – Second Most Romantic Beach in America, 2008

• The Travel Channel – Dr. Beach’s Top 10, America’s Best Beaches, 2008

• Condé Nast Traveler – Top 100 Islands in the World for Beaches, Lodging & Dining, 2008

• Travel + Leisure Golf – Kiawah Island ranked #5 in America’s Top Golf Communities, 2007

• Golf Digest – Ranked #1 on America’s 50 Toughest Golf Courses (The Ocean Course), 2007

• Golf Digest Living – Ranked #1 Best Course to Live On (The Ocean Course), 2007

• Golf Digest – Two Kiawah Island Courses Named in America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses, 2007

• Zagat Survey - Ranked The Ocean Course #7 in the Guide to America’s Top Golf Courses, 2007

• Travel + Leisure – Great American Beaches in the “Fun for Everyone” category, 2007

• Travel + Leisure – Ranked #5 in Top 100 Hotels (The Sanctuary), 2007

• Travel + Leisure Family – Ranked #1 Family-Friendly Resort in the United States and Canada, 2007

TennisResortOnline.com – Ranked #1 Tennis Resort in the World – Kiawah Island Golf Resort, 2007

• Club Leaders Forum – Top 40 Private Country Clubs in America, 2006

• Travel + Leisure Golf – Ranked #4 for America’s Top 100 Golf Communities, 2006

• Golfweek – Best Residential Golf Courses (Cassique and The River Course), 2006

Golf Magazine Living – Best Large Community, 2006

• Travel + Leisure Golf – Kiawah Island Golf Resort Named Best Golf Resort, 2006

• Links Magazine – Kiawah Island named one of America’s Top 100 Premier Properties, 2006

• AAA – Five Diamond Award (The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort), 2006

• The Golfer – Top 10 World’s Best Real Estate Communities, 2005

• Family Life – Top 10 Best Family Resorts, 2005

• Worth Magazine – America’s 100 Richest Towns, 2005

• Robb Report – Best of the Best for Private Communities, 2005