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A         Special Sanctuary celebration!
                                               Guests mingle at the celebration,
                                                enjoying the charm and hospitality
                                                of The Sanctuary.
                                                                                     T    hE SAnCTUARY CELEbRATES ITS FIFTh bIRThdAY!
Time sure flies...On August 20, we                                                   With a birthday cake fit for a king and food stations spread from one end of the spacious lobby to the other, the resort
celebrated the fifth anniversary of the                                              celebrated The Sanctuary’s fifth birthday in style.
opening of The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island
Golf Resort. And a grand celebration it                                              The feast stretched from underneath the western Grand Staircase, where Jasmine Porch dished up sumptuous amounts of
was with hotel guests, local dignitaries                                             Lowcountry cuisine. The center lobby housed cocktail stations and a very impressive birthday cake created especially for the
and members of the media enjoying food                                               celebration. The Ocean Room foyer served an outstanding sampling from The Ocean Room menu, as well as its signature martinis.
and drink at a party that spread from The                                            Finally, under the eastern Grand Staircase, guests were plied with an irresistible spread of seafood, pastas and carving stations.
Ocean Room to Jasmine Porch. Learn
                                                                                     The Sanctuary rolled out the red carpet on August 20, five years to the day after the grand opening of our oceanfront haven.
more on the opposite page.
                                                                                     The lavish birthday party was enjoyed by hotel guests, local dignitaries and members of the media. The Sanctuary has been
This newsletter will give you insight into                                           named the third best resort in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler magazine and the fifth best hotel in the Continental U.S. and
the preparations already underway for the                                            Canada by Travel + Leisure Magazine.
2012 PGA Championship. You will also
learn how you can take on The Ocean
Course virtually as Tiger Woods with
EA Sports’ Tiger Woods PGA TOUR video
game or online at It will prepare
you for the next time you play it for real!

You’ll get a rundown of the latest awards
garnered by the resort, as well as a preview
of two golf events scheduled for early 2010
that will get your golf season off to an
exciting start.

You’ll also read about our latest
bi-annual winner of the best post on Finally, to help
plan your next Kiawah getaway, we’ll give
you a rundown of our upcoming
holiday activities as well as a preview of
our fall, winter and spring special events.

We hope you enjoy Kiawah Traditions,
and we look forward to seeing you back on
Kiawah Island soon.


Roger Warren
President, Kiawah Island Golf Resort
                                                                                                                                                 t Pete Dye’s windswept masterpiece will
                                                                                                                                                   be the site of exciting action in 2012.

2012                PGA ChAMPIOnShIP PLAnS ALREAdY UndERWAY                                                                                      Kiawah Island Golf Resort Packages
With this high-profile event a short three years away, the                  While construction for 2007’s Senior PGA Championship was              Plan your getaway with packages that offer a choice
PGA staff is already here working on tournament preparation.                heavy, Sterba indicated that work for the PGA Championship             of accommodations and rates. Find a villa that suits
Championship director brett Sterba arrived in July and will                 is usually about three to five times larger. “I would expect our        your needs to a tee, or satisfy your taste for seaside
split his time between offices on Kiawah and in downtown                    temporary flooring footprint to exceed 400,000 square feet,                      luxury at The Sanctuary hotel.
Charleston. Sterba held the same position for the 2007 Senior               which, when you think about that in more measurable terms,
PGA Championship, so he’s familiar with the territory.                      equates to about 12 football fields’ worth of floored structures
                                                                            to host spectators, corporate clients, media and others attending    fall foursome golf packages
According to Sterba, the lion’s share of the early preparation occurs
off the course, hence his downtown office. “The first year or so,
                                                                            the Championship.”                                                         september 1–november 28, 2009
our team’s main job is to integrate into the entire community to            Volunteers for the 2007 Senior PGA Championship will be
get ready for an event like the PGA Championship,” said Sterba.             given first right-of-refusal for volunteer positions for the 2012                Sanctuary Fall Golf Package
“That will include developing contacts in both government and               PGA Championship. however, there will be at least twice as                     Luxury hotel room and a round of golf
business throughout the region and the state, as community support
is vital for the first of golf’s majors to be held in South Carolina.”
                                                                            many volunteer spots for the 2012 event. To be put on a waiting
                                                                            list for a volunteer position or to get information on hospitality
                                                                                                                                                               From $        *
                                                                            opportunities, e-mail brett Sterba at
About two years out, Sterba and the PGA will start developing
and selling hospitality packages, recruiting volunteers, setting up                                                                                               Villa Fall Golf Package
the construction schedules for on-site facilities and organizing                                                                                           Two-bedroom villa and a round of golf
logistical details like parking, transportation and contracting with
concessioners. The PGA will begin selling hospitality packages                                                                                                From $         *
in early 2010. In the final year before the event, the heavy lifting                                                                              *Per person, per night based on 4 golfers in 2 Garden View Sanctuary rooms
starts when actual construction begins, concessions are finalized,                                                                                or 4 golfers in a 2-bedroom West beach Scenic View resort villa. Packages w/
the volunteers are trained in their duties and ticket packages are sold.                                                                         breakfast for additional $20/person. Valid 9/1/09 through 11/28/09, subject to
                                                                                                                                                  availability, may be higher over holidays & special events. Tax & Villa Resort
                                                                                                                                                 Fee additional. Must stay at least 2 nights and play at least 2 rounds to qualify
                                                                                                                                                           for package pricing. Surcharge applies for The Ocean Course.

                                                                                                                                                           winter golf packages
                                                                                                                                                  november 29, 2009–february 28, 2010
                                                                                                                                                          Sanctuary Winter Golf Package
                                                                                                                                                           Luxury hotel room and a round of golf
                                                                                                                                                              From $        **

                                                                           2001    pGa cHaMpion,                                                               Villa Winter Golf Package
                                                                              DaviD toMS, takeS on                                                         One-bedroom villa and a round of golf

                                                                               tHe ocean courSe                                                               From $        **
                                                                                                                                                 **Per person, per night based on double occupancy in a Garden View room or
                                                                           another Major champion, David toms (2001 pGa                           a 1-bedroom West beach Scenic View resort villa. daily breakfast available at
                                                                                                                                                 additional charge. Valid 11/29/09 through 2/28/10, based on availability. Tax
                                                                           champion), came by the ocean course last fall to
                                                                                                                                                 & Villa Resort Fee additional. Must stay at least 2 nights and play at least 2 rounds
                                                                           test his skills against the 2012 pGa championship                         to qualify for package pricing. Surcharge applies for The Ocean Course.
                                                                           venue. He was in the area with some college buddies
                                                                           to watch the lSu tigers defeat the South carolina
                                                                           Gamecocks in football. from left to right: John Gilmer,                For additional information or to make reservations,
                                                                           brooks May, bo Smithwick, burt allen, David toms,
                                                                                                                                                  call 800.654.2924 or visit
                                                                           Jeffrey Gosslee, Danny Slack.
                                                                                                                                                    For groups of 12 players or more, please call our
                                                                                                                                                         group golf specialists at 800.576.1585.
                                                                         T    EE IT UP VIRTUALLY
                                                                         Can you tame the “Leviathan of the Lowcountry?” now, before
                                                                                                                                                 K        IAWAh AWARdS KEEP STACKInG UP
                                                                         coming to Kiawah Island to test your game at The Ocean Course,          Golf Digest magazine named The Ocean Course 25th in its                      And don’t forget Kiawah’s outstanding beach! dr. Stephen
                                                                         you can answer this question virtually. The Ocean Course can be         latest “2009 america’s 100 Greatest Golf courses.” The                       P. Leatherman, aka dr. beach (, named
                                                                         played on EA Sports’ Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2009 video game               course moved up 13 spots from 38th in the 2007 balloting.                    Kiawah Island as one of the top 10 beaches in america for
                                                                         on PlayStation 2, PSP or Wii systems. Or, you can tee it up virtually   both Golf Digest and GOLF magazines named The Ocean                          the second year in a row. Leatherman, director of Florida
                                                                         without the extra hardware and for free. Simply go to our golf home     Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort as the 4th best                          International University’s Laboratory for Coastal Research,
                                                                         page (, and click on the World Golf Tour      “public” course in America.                                                  has selected the annual Top 10 beaches since 1991, using
                                                                         link. Watch for upcoming online tournaments to win trips to Kiawah.                                                                                  criteria that include water and sand quality, safety, facilities
                                                                                                                                                 For the third time in four years, the leading tennis travel                  and environmental management.
                                                                                                                                                 website,, ranks Kiawah Island
                                                                                                                                                 Golf Resort the number 1 tennis resort in the world.                         Within the last year, Kiawah Island has received accolades
                                                                                                                                                 This ranking is based on our tennis program (instruction,                    from top publications. The prestigious Condé Nast Traveler
                                                                                                                                                 teaching staff, facilities) and facilities (lodging, cuisine,                magazine named Kiawah Island as the number two island
                                                                                                                                                 service, value). TENNIS magazine currently ranks Kiawah                      in north america, and The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island
                                                                                                                                                 as the number 4 tennis resort in the U.S.                                    Golf Resort as the number three resort in the U.S.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Golf World magazine named Kiawah Island Golf Resort
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              as the number one resort in the u.S.

     p u id you know Tiger’s average clubhead speed is 125 mph while
          the average person’s is 84 mph? (Source:

       2010 TOURnAMEnT PREVIEW
       fourth annual friendship cup                                            eleventh annual national pro-am
       february 24-28, 2010                                                    march 1-5, 2010
       This two-man team tournament for amateur players,                       PGA club professionals from all across the U.S., along with
       presented by bobby Jones apparel, is contested over Kiawah’s            three of their members, will tee it up during Kiawah Island
       world-famous Ocean Course and the Jack nicklaus-designed                Golf Resort’s national Pro-Am from March 1 to March 5,
       Turtle Point Golf Course. Participants enjoy lavish receptions,         2010. The 72-hole stroke play event, sponsored by Club Car,
       hospitality suites and dinner in The Sanctuary’s exceptional            will be held on four of Kiawah’s championship courses.
       Ocean Room, as well as fabulous, bigger and better prizes.
       non-playing significant others will definitely love the Spa             Read more about the National Pro-Am here.
       at The Sanctuary.
       Find more details about the Friendship Cup here.
                                                                                                                                                   aerial view (photo courtesy of shows why
                                                                                                                                                 u This
 ith 10 holes along the Atlantic, The Ocean Course has more                                                                                      The Ocean Course is recognized as one of Pete Dye’s most superb designs.
  seaside holes than any other course in North America.
Catch Kiawah’s Fall Specials
now through november 28, 2009                                                                      H          OLIDAyS AT KIAWAH ISLAND GOLF RESORT
This fall, Kiawah Island Golf Resort offers value-packed vacation
packages for Sanctuary stays and villa vacations. Both options give                                     there is no finer way to celebrate the holidays than with our family. and you’ll find no better place to spend
guests great savings on fall beach getaways.                                                               quality family time than Kiawah island. capture your family’s Kiawah Moments with our holiday events—
                                                                                                              special celebrations, activities and a wide array of dining choices.
the sanctuary fall “valcation”
(Valcation = superior vacation + surprising value)                                                                                                          Thanksgiving Activities
                                                                                                                                                            • 5K Turkey Trot
From $395*/room/night                                                                                                                                       • Family Sand Sculpting Contest
pluS resort credit based on the length of stay:                                                                                                             • Fall Festival at Night Heron Park
• $100 – for two-night stay                                                                                                                                 • Oyster Roast at Mingo Point
• $150 – for three-night stay                                                                                                                               • Televised football games at Tomasso and in the Lobby Bar at The Sanctuary
• $300 – for stays of four or more nights                                                                                                                   • Feast in The Grand Oaks Ballroom at The Sanctuary, including a special
resort credit may be used at any resort-owned outlet, such as                                                                                                 children’s thanksgiving buffet
golf, tennis, merchandise, dining and nature excursions.                                                                                                    • Holiday dinners at Tomasso, Osprey Point, Jasmine Porch, The Atlantic
                                                                                                                                                              room and the ocean room
*Valid through 11/28/09. Offer based on availability, blackout dates may apply. Not                                                                         • “Grandma’s Thanksgiving” dinners delivered to villa or home
valid for groups or existing reservations. rates are based on a garden view room.
taxes are additional. resort credit is non-refundable and may not be applied to room rate.
                                                                                                                                                            Christmas Choices
villa beach and breakfast package                                                                                                                           • A visit from Mr. & Mrs. Claus the Friday after Thanksgiving
                                                                                                                                                            • Saturday Storybook Teas with Mrs. Claus in The Sanctuary’s Morning Room
From $165**/villa/night                                                                                                                                     • Annual tree lighting event on December 8
                                                                                                                                                            • Special Santa Tuck-Ins at The Sanctuary
includes a one-bedroom villa plus breakfast for two,
                                                                                                                                                            • Fireside Picnics on the Grand Lawn
perfect for a couple’s getaway.
                                                                                                                                                            • Pre-dinner musical interludes at the Lobby Bar
**Valid 9/8/09 through 11/28/09. Offer based on availability, blackout dates may                                                                            • Cookie Decorating and Gingerbread Village
apply. not valid for groups or existing reservations. rates are based on a 1-bedroom                                                                        • Family activities including Kamp Kiawah and Nature Excursions
West Beach Scenic view resort villa. tax & villa resort Fee additional.                                                                                     • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dining options at the resort’s dining outlets

                                                                                                                                                            New Year’s Eve Celebrations

F      all/Winter/Spring
        Special eventS
                                                                                                                                                            • Family Celebration at Night Heron Park, featuring fireworks,
                                                                                                                                                              band and a la carte menu
                                                                                                                                                            • Black & White Ball at The Sanctuary’s Grand Oaks Ballroom,
                                                                                                                                                              featuring 4-course dinner, open bar, music and fireworks
                                                                                                                                                            • Special Dining Options: Jasmine Porch, The Ocean Room,
                                                                                                                                                              the atlantic room, tomasso, lobby lounge
as the weather turns cooler on Kiawah island, the resort’s special
event season heats up! this year, events start earlier than usual
with our special october spa retreat and fun family Halloween                                                                                               For more about holidays at Kiawah, download our Activity Guide (pdf).
weekend. Click here for details about these upcoming events.

Date                       Event
oct. 21-25                 The Simplicity of Wellness retreat
oct. 30-nov. 1             Kigr Halloween Weekend
jan. 15-17
jan. 22-24
jan. 29-31
                           Sixth annual Women’s escape Weekend
                           Fifth annual Women’s tennis league Weekend #1
                           Women’s tennis league Weekend #2
                                                                                             C         ongratulationS to BarBie rogerS,
                                                                                                       our Capture Your Kiawah MoMent Winner
feb. 5-7                   Women’s tennis league Weekend #3
feb. 12-14                 Third annual Murder Mystery Weekend                                          Barbie rogers of Wilmington, nc, is the winner of our semi-annual prize for best posting.
feb. 24-28                 Fourth annual Friendship cup golf tournament                        is a social website that allows guests and residents of the island to share special moments experienced
mar. 1-5                   eleventh annual national pro-am                                              on Kiawah island. Barbie’s post won her a two-night stay for two in either a villa or the Sanctuary, a round of golf for two
                                                                                                        and a one-hour spa treatment for two. congratulations, Barbie! Read Barbie’s award-winning post here.
mar. 5-7                   Fifth annual Women’s golf getaway
apr. 30-may 2              Second annual gourmet and grapes
                                                                                             t Barbie and her family look forward to capturing more special moments on Kiawah Island.
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                                  Enjoy Our Next Guest Chef Dinner on September 17
                                  Join kiawah chef de cuisine nathan thurston as he welcomes guest chef ken vedrinski and prepares a
                                  five-course prix fixe dinner with wine pairings. See details here and call 843.768.6253 for reservations.

                                                                                 Fall brings exquisite beauty to Kiawah’s Lowcountry landscapes. q

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