The Sanctuary Hotel - Kiawah Island
Kiawah Island Golf Resort,
12 Kiawah Beach Drive,
Kiawah Island,
South Carolina 29455,

The Sanctuary Hotel - Kiawah Island

Golf Resort & Spa


The Sanctuary is a luxury hotel and spa with ocean views and direct access to the beach at Kiawah Island, serenely capturing the natural beauty of the island and the South Carolina coast.

Kiawah Island is far more than a residential and leisure resort - the 10-mile island of immaculate golden beaches tennis, swimming, spa, and one of the finest collection of golf courses, is a hidden secret and one of America's most beautiful natural environments.

Guests at The Sanctuary have access to Kiawah Island’s five Championship Golf Courses including the famous Ocean Course.

The Sanctuary has 255 spacious guestrooms including the 3000sq ft Presidential Suite. The luxury spa includes suite seclusions, massages and body treatments.

There are four restaurants within The Sanctuary, including the Ocean Room, a AAA Four-Diamond restaurant with delicious creations from chef Nathan Thurston and the Wine Spectator’s “Best Of” award-winning wine programme.


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Guest Rooms

The Sanctuary offers 255 spacious rooms and suites.

All rooms are uniquely designed to include handcrafted desk and armoire, sofa and chair, and custom made beds Italian Linen and Robes, five-fixture bathroom with large marble walk-in shower, dual vanities, private water closet and deep soaking tub, Televisions and DVD/CD players, Elemis bath amenities, Private Balcony furnished with chairs and a cocktail table

Guest Rooms

(48 m² / 520 ft²)

Choose between Dune View (29), Ocean View (83), Ocean Front (16). Plantation shutters open to living area and private balcony with stunning views. Rooms feature either a king or two queen beds.

Executive Suites

(110m² / 1,200 ft²)

Executive Suites include spacious living room with parlor and large balcony.

Ocean View

(115m²/ 1,240ft²)

The Ocean Front Suite consists of a spacious marble foyer, a living area with flat-screen plasma television, a sleeper sofa and private oceanfront balcony.

Suites can be connected to two separate guest rooms, one containing a king bed and the other featuring two queen beds. This offers comfortable sleeping accommodations for eight.

The Governor’s Suite

(142m² / 1,538 ft²)

The Governor’s Suite features private balcony with views of the Ocean, Beach & Turtle Point Golf Course. Gracious living and dining areas and French Doors present a king bedroom also with balcony.

The Charleston Suite

(140m² / 1,515 ft²)

The Charleston Suite offers a spacious dining area furnished with antique credenzas and table that seats six. The intimate living room contains a writing desk, seating area with two sofas, and a television armoire. A generous Balcony offers Views of the Grand Lawn and Ocean. Pocket doors separate the bedroom from the living area. The bedroom is furnished with two queen beds, a flat-screen plasma television, a walk-in closet and a private bathroom and garden Jacuzzi. Guests of the Charleston Suite will receive complimentary use of a Lexus car and a full tank of gas with valet parking during their stay.

The Presidential Suite

(278m² / 3,000 ft²)

The Presidential Suite boasts a living room fireplace, grand oceanfront balcony accessible through French doors, furnished with lounge chairs. Guests of the Presidential Suite enjoy private concierge service and receive complimentary use of a Lexus car, fuel and valet parking.


The Ocean Room at The Sanctuary is Kiawah Island’s signature restaurant, featuring seafood cuisine, excellent service, with private wine room and spectacular Atlantic views. The Santuary also offers the Jasmine Porch - a casual Southern experience. Afternoon tea is served in the lobby from 2.30pm.

The Sanctuary's ice cream shop ”Beaches & Cream” serves a wide selection of old fashioned ice cream flavors.

In addition to the Santuary, guests can enjoy a number of other fine eateries on the Island at Turtle Point Sports Bar & Grill, Shrimper's Seafood, Osprey Point Grill and The Ocean Course Grill. Restaurant dining may be included in your reservation at the Sanctuary for a half board rate which allows for 3-courses off the menu for a set pre-paid rate (see Upgrade Price Table below).

Following dinner, guests have the option of sharing views on the business of the day in the Ocean Bar, located adjacent to the Ocean Room restaurant, or gathering in The Lobby Bar for some live music.

Leisure Facilities

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort includes a unique nature-based luxury spa to soothe the mind, body and soul, in addition to a world class Tennis facility, and of course some retail therapy, at The Sanctuary's select range of shops and boutiques.

Local Area

Just 30 minutes from Kiawah Island, Charleston is America's most beautifully preserved architectural and historic treasure, with a rich, 300-year heritage. The first decisive American victory during the Revolution occurred at the Battle of Fort Sullivan. The first regularly scheduled passenger train service in America was established here in 1830. The initial shots of the Civil War were fired on Union troops stationed at Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor.

More recently, Charleston has evolved into one of the country's most popular cities including Conde Nast Traveler, who have named it the third top domestic destination.


Year after year, the tennis programs at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, under the direction of Hall of Fame Tennis Pro Roy Barth, receive many of the sport's highest accolades, including being ranked #1 in the 2004-2005 list of 'Greatest U.S. Tennis Resorts' by Tennis Magazine! Come to Kiawah Island and experience tennis at its finest.

In addition to clay and hard courts, both facilities have fully stocked pro shops and offer stringing, rental, and matchmaking services.

A wide range of programs cater to every level of skill and to every member of your family or groups, including daily clinics, drills, and private instruction - all at preferred rates to resort guests. Roy Barth brings his outstanding reputation as a professional player and skills as a gifted teacher to every tennis program at Kiawah Island Golf Resort.

Fine Dining

Ocean Room

The Sanctuary Hotel is home to Kiawah Island’s signature Mobil 4 Star and AAA Four Diamond restaurant.

The Ocean Room: An elegant steakhouse with ocean views. Chef Nathan Thurston and team have sourced the finest meats from artisan and local cattle ranches to create a variety of signature dishes. Complementing the chef's cuisine is Wine Spectator's “Best Of” award-winning wine programme. There are two private dining rooms and an elegant lounge furnished in mahogany and leather. Jackets are preferred but not required. Open for dinner only.

  • Best of Award of Excellence 2007/2008 - Wine Spectator.
  • Restaurant of the Year - The Charleston Post and Courier.


The Sanctuary Hotel at Kiawah Island Golf Resort features a unique nature-based luxury spa amidst lush greenery with the sound of the ocean waves to soothe the mind, body and soul.

Here you can indulge in the best of Southern hospitality as you soak in mineral baths, enjoying detoxifying wraps and relax the muscles with soothing massages.

Private treatment rooms are available as well specialised spa suites, perfect for couples.

The spa's charming setting is reflected in the organic offerings derived from botanical extracts, nourishing seaweed, mineral-rich mud and natural enzymes.

For a full list of treatments and facilities see the attached brochure.

The Sanctuary Spa brochure (PDF, 5.36MB)

  • Ranked No. 2 Spa Continental US and Canada by Travel + Leisure

Please ask your Ascot Golf Sales Agent for further details, or, to ensure availability for your visit to the Sanctuary Spa, please include your spa preferences with your Ascot Golf holiday booking at The Sanctuary Hotel.

Kiawah Island - Ocean Course

Kiawah Island - Ocean Course

Par: 72

Length: 7356 yards

Course designer: Pete Dye

Venue: Ryder Cup

Kiawah Island - Ocean Course

The Ocean Course was the venue for the 1991 “War on the Shore” Ryder Cup, where Bernhard Langer missed a 10-foot putt on the last hole to tie the overall match. The 17th hole is a standout with a 200-yard carry to the semi-island green.

The course is a modern links layout with deep bunkers, waste areas, undulating fairways and dramatic views out over the ocean. It is one of legendary designer Pete Dye’s most famous and intimidating creations.

Kiawah Island - Osprey Point

Kiawah Island - Osprey Point

Par: 72

Length: 6932 yards

Course designer: Tom Fazio

Kiawah Island - Osprey Point

Osprey Point is a favourite of resort guests on Kiawah Island. Renowned course architect Tom Fazio used the natural canvas to create an eminently playable and varied layout. The setting for the course features four large, natural lakes, fingers of saltwater marsh, and dense maritime forests of live oaks, pines, palmettos and magnolias.

The course is very playable for the average golfer. It features generous landing areas and few forced carries. From the proper tees, the course poses appropriate challenges to the better golfers and fairness to the high-handicapper, senior golfers and junior golfers.

Kiawah Island - Turtle Point

Kiawah Island - Turtle Point

Par: 72

Length: 7061 yards

Course designer: Jack Nicklaus

Venue: PGA Cup

Kiawah Island - Turtle Point

This Jack Nicklaus design has hosted several top amateur events and in 1990 hosted the PGA Cup matches, the club professionals' Ryder Cup.

Turtle Point calls for great accuracy and intelligent strategies, with narrow fairway corridors, small greens, strategically placed water hazards and plenty of out-of-bounds.

Players not driving the ball well will struggle for par. Since it is one of the longest courses on the island, proficiency with fairway woods and long irons is a must. So is the ability to scramble and to shape your shots.

Kiawah Island - Cougar Point

Kiawah Island - Cougar Point

Par: 72

Length: 6875 yards

Course designer: Gary Player

Kiawah Island - Cougar Point

Cougar Point features spectacular golf alongside broad expanses of marshland, offering views of the Kiawah River and acres of needlerush and spartina grass.

Originally named Marsh Point, Cougar Point was redesigned by Gary Player in 1996. It features a great blend of short and long par-4s, great risk/reward par-5s and extremely scenic and challenging par-3s. It has become a great strategic layout where players need to think their way around the course. No. 6 has a spectacular view, and No. 17 is considered by many to be one of the prettiest and most challenging golf holes on the island.

Cougar Point was recently awarded a near-perfect 4½ stars in Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play” reader’s poll.

Kiawah Island - Oak Point

Kiawah Island - Oak Point

Par: 72

Length: 6701 yards

Course designer: Roger Warren

Kiawah Island - Oak Point

Located one mile outside of the Resort, Oak Point is the newest addition to Kiawah. This Scottish-American style course borders the historic Haulover Creek and Kiawah River. Wide areas of fairways stretch alongside salt marshlands interspersed with forested areas of oaks.

Seabrook Island - Ocean Winds

Par: 72

Length: 6765 yards

Course designer: Willard Byrd

Seabrook Island - Ocean Winds

Ocean Winds Golf Course at Seabrook Island, takes you to the Atlantic Ocean where the swirling winds provide a golfing challenge across tight fairways, balanced by generous greens and framed with sun-drenched dunes.

Seabrook Island - Crooked Oaks

Par: 72

Length: 6780 yards

Course designer: Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Seabrook Island - Crooked Oaks

Located just off Kiawah Island on the neighbouring Seabrook Island, Crooked Oaks, winds through marsh, maritime forests and moss-hung, century old oaks.

Crooked Oaks Golf Course is the only course in the area of Charleston with bentgrass greens. The grass makes the greens faster, adding another challenge to an already difficult Jones' run, which he has called one of his best.

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Group Discounts

What's included

  • Accommodation in Garden View Rooms, Green fees as listed above, Buggy Hire (Caddy on Ocean Course), Range Balls, Local Taxes (Hotel 11.5%, Golf 5%)

What's not included

  • Flights, Car Hire/Transfers, Meals, Caddy Gratuity on Ocean Course (suggested $65 per bag)

Standard conditions

  • Holiday Bookings to be received no later than 7 days before travel.
  • Holidays crossing date bands listed above will be priced on a Pro-Rata basis.
  • All Prices listed are subject to availability at the time of Booking.
  • Please await confirmation of your reservation before completing flight arrangements.

Upgrades & discounts

Children Sharing Parents' Room
On Request
£15 Per Person Per Night (incl. tax excl. gratuity)
Evening Dinner
Evening dinner at a choice of 5 Restaurants at the Kiawah resort (alcohol not included). £47 Per Person Per Night (incl. tax excl. gratuity)
Evening Dinner at the Ocean Room restaurant or Atlantic Room Diner (alcohol not included). £63 Per Person Per Night (incl. tax excl. gratuity)
Room Upgrade (Supplement)
Dunes View Room On Request
Ocean View Room On Request
Premier Ocean View Room On Request
Ocean Front Room On Request
Charleston International Airport (35 miles)
On Request
Kiawah courses (On Resort)

Additional information

Payment terms
A deposit of 20% is payable for bookings made more than 4 months in advance, with the balance payable 45 days before travel.
More than 30 days prior to departure
20% of total price
30 to 15 days prior to departure
35% of total price
14 to 8 days prior to departure
50% of total price
7 to 2 days prior to departure
90% of total price
1 day prior to departure or day of departure
100% of total price
Standard fee per person
Requests to change confirmed holidays should be notified by the Party Leader to Ascot Golf in writing.
If it is possible to make the Requested change, a fee is payable per change, in addition to any additional charge/expense which the change may attract.
£30 Per person per change
Flights may be arranged for your group by Ascot Golf with ATOL protection
For groups, or On Request, we will be pleased to include flight bookings with your Golf Holiday Package.
Car Hire
Ascot Golf arranges car rental and transfers at all our of Golf Holiday destinations.
Please ask for a Car Rental quote with your Holiday enquiry or reservation.

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