Awards & Accolades

Top ranked for lifestyle, golf, real estate, and environmental stewardship

Kiawah Partners’ work on Kiawah Island has garnered an impressive number of awards and accolades

Lifestyle

2019

  • Kiawah Island ranked Second Best Island in the World by Condé Nast Traveler 2019

2018

  • Kiawah Island ranked #3 Island in the Continental U.S., Travel + Leisure
  • Kiawah Island ranked among Best Little Beaches to Visit in Spring, Coastal Living
  • Charleston ranked Top City in Continental U.S., Travel + Leisure

2017

  • Kiawah Island Ranked in World’s Best Top 10 Islands in the Continental U.S, Travel + Leisure
  • Charleston ranked Top City in America, Travel + Leisure
  • Charleston ranked #2 city in the world, Travel + Leisure
  • Kiawah Island ranked #5 Places to Buy a Second Home, Barron’s
  • Kiawah ranked The South’s Best Islands, Southern Living

2016

  • Kiawah Island ranked #2 Island in the Continental U.S., Travel + Leisure
  • Kiawah Island ranked #5 Places to Buy a Second Home, Barron’s
  • Charleston ranked Top Small-City in the United States, Conde Nast Traveler
  • Charleston ranked Friendliest City in the World, Conde Nast Traveler
  • Kiawah Island ranked #7 Best Island in the United States, Conde Nast Traveler
  • Charleston ranked Top City in the World, Travel + Leisure
  • Charleston Ranked Top City in the United States & Canada, Travel + Leisure
  • Kiawah Island ranked #2 Best Island in the Continental U.S., Travel + Leisure
  • The Sanctuary ranked as the #10 Best Hotel in the South, Travel + Leisure

2015

  • Kiawah Island ranked #13 Places to Buy a Second Home, Barron’s
  • Charleston ranked Most Romantic City in the World, Conde Nast Traveler
  • Charleston ranked America’s Most Charming City, Travel + Leisure
  • Charleston ranked Most Romantic City in America, Travel + Leisure
  • Charleston ranked #6 Friendliest City in America, Travel + Leisure

2008-2015 (Consecutive)

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

2014

  • Kiawah Island ranked #4 Places to Buy a Second Home, Barron’s
  • Kiawah Island ranked #2 Best Island in the World, Conde Nast Traveler
  • Kiawah Island ranked Best Island in the United States, Conde Nast Traveler
  • Charleston ranked Top City in the United States, Conde Nast Traveler
  • Charleston ranked #2 Top City in the World, Conde Nast Traveler

2013

  • Kiawah Island ranked Best Place to Buy a Second Home, Barron’s
  • Charleston ranked Top City in the United States, Conde Nast Traveler

2012

  • Kiawah Island ranked #4 Best Places to Buy a Second Home, Barron’s
  • Charleston ranked Top City in the United States & World, Conde Nast Traveler
  • Kiawah Island ranked #5 Best Island in the United States, Travel + Leisure
  • Charleston ranked #3 Best City in the United States, Travel + Leisure

2011

  • Kiawah Island ranked #6 Places to Buy a Second Home, Barron’s
  • Charleston ranked Top City in the United States, Conde Nast Traveller

2010

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

2009

  • Kiawah Island ranked #1 Island in North America, Conde Nast Traveller

Tennis

2015 - 2017 (Consecutive)

  • No. 1 Tennis Resort in the World, tennisresortsonline.com

2009 - 2013 (Consecutive)

  • No. 1 Tennis Resort in the World, tennisresortsonline.com

2008

  • Top Five U.S. Tennis Resorts, TENNIS

Beach

2018

  • Kiawah Island ranked Top 17 Beach Vacations in the US for Total Relaxation by Trip Advisor 
  • Kiawah Island ranked Top 10 Best Little Beach Towns to Visit in Spring by Costal Living

2008-2018 (Consecutive)

  • Kiawah Island ranked Dr. Beach’s Top 10 America’s Best Beaches, Travel Channel
  • Kiawah Island ranked Top 9 best beaches in Charleston, Conde Nast Traveler

2008

  • Kiawah Island ranked Second Most Romantic Beach in America, National Geographic TRAVELER
  • Top 100 Islands in the World for Beaches, Lodging & Dining, Conde Nast Traveller

Spa

2007-2015 (Consecutive)

  • Five Diamond Award given to The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, AAA

Home Building

2017

  • Marsh House awarded Citation Award for excellence in design and construction, American Institute of Architects

2007

  • Cassique Garden Cottages awarded Excellence in Home Building, Pinnacle Award

Golf

2018

  • Ocean Course ranked Top 6 Golf Courses to Travel by Forbes
  • Top Golf Course in South Carolina (Ocean Course), South Carolina Course Panel Rating
  • Cassique course ranked #8 golf course in South Carolina, South Carolina Course Panel Rating
  • River Course ranked #16 golf course in South Carolina, South Carolina Course Panel Rating

2015

  • Top 100 Modern Courses in America (Cassique and The Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s Ocean Course), Golf Week
  • Top 100 Residential Courses (Cassique and The River Course), Golf Week

2014

  • Top 100 Residential Courses (Cassique and The River Course), Golf Week

2013

  • Top 100 Residential Courses (Cassique and The River Course), Golf Week

2012

  • Top 100 Residential Courses (Cassique and The River Course), Golf Week

2011

  • Top 100 Residential Courses (Cassique and The River Course), Golf Week
  • America’s Toughest Golf Course (The Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s Ocean Course), Golf Digest

2009

  • Top 100 Modern Courses in America (Cassique and The Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s Ocean Course), Golf Week
  • “Places to Play”- Five-Star Rating (The Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s Ocean Course), Golf Digest
  • America’s Best Private Courses (The River Course and Cassique), Golf Digest
  • Top 100 Courses in the U.S. (The Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s Ocean Course), Golf Magazine

2008

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

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