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Kicks Off 2008 Golf Season with Seven Enticing Events

· Par for Pairs Couples' Golf Retreat-February 14-17, 2008

· Second Annual Friendship Cup-February 22-24, 2008

· The Hickory Golf Challenge-February 28 - March 2, 2008

· Amateurgolf.com Kiawah Island Two-Man Championship-March 8-11, 2008

· 9th Annual National Pro-Am-March 2-6, 2008

· Golf For Women Weekend Retreat-March 9-11, 2008

· Golf Health at Kiawah-March 14-16, 2008


Kiawah Island, SC (Wednesday, September 19, 2007) Kiawah Island Golf Resort will kick off its 2008 golf season with seven exciting events starting Valentine’s weekend with the Par for Pairs Couples' Golf Retreat, February 14-17, 2008; the Second Annual Friendship Cup, February 22-24, 2008; the Hickory Golf Challenge, February 28 - March 2, 2008; the Third Annual AmateurGolf.com Kiawah Island Two-Man Championship, March 8-11, 2008; the 9th Annual National Pro-Am, March 2-6, 2008; the Third Annual Golf For Women Weekend Retreat, March 9-11, 2007; and concluding with the Golf Health at Kiawah weekend, March 14-16, 2008.

Par for Pairs Couples' Golf Retreat-February 14-17, 2008

Guests spend the Valentine’s Day weekend combining romance with golf and transform this romantic holiday into a memorable weekend. Various activities include rounds of golf, instruction and plenty of time to enjoy other favorite resort amenities.  Choose to turn Valentine's Day into a long weekend, or stay only for two nights.  For more details, go to http://www.kiawahresort.com/special-events/par-for-pairs.php.

 Second Annual Friendship Cup-February 22-24, 2008

This two-man team tournament for amateur players sponsored by the Greg Norman Collection is contested over Kiawah's world-famous Ocean Course and the Jack Nicklaus-designed Turtle Point Golf Course. Participants enjoy lavish receptions, hospitality suites, and dinner in The Sanctuary's exceptional Ocean Room, as well as fabulous, bigger and better prizes. Non-playing significant others will definitely love The Spa at The Sanctuary.  For more details, go to http://www.kiawahresort.com/special-events/friendship-cup.php. 

The Hickory Golf Challenge-February 28 - March 2, 2008

This weekend is exactly that, a challenge, but not with today's golf clubs and attire. Guests take a trip down memory lane and dust off those old school clubs. Join other hickory golfers, including the Society of Hickory Golfers, and play golf on the infamous Ocean Course twice. Learn about the old game and even explore the period clothing and equipment. Golfers who are new to hickory golf and would like to experience this unique game are welcome. Kiawah will have hickory-shafted clubs available for use but the clothing, dress shirts, knickers and ties are strongly encouraged.  For more details, go to http://www.kiawahresort.com/special-events/hickory-golf.php. 

Amateurgolf.com Kiawah Island Two-Man Championship-March 8-11, 2008

AmateurGolf.com and Kiawah Island Golf Resort are offering amateur golfers a chance to get an early jump on the 2008 tournament season with the Kiawah Island Two Man Championship – played over three of the resort’s championship courses with the final round contested on the world-famous Ocean Course, home of the 1991 Ryder Cup, the 2007 Senior PGA Championship and the 2012 PGA Championship.

The format of the event is 54 holes of best-ball stroke play with Scratch, Senior, and limited-handicap Net Divisions. Detailed information and online registration is available at http://www.amateurgolf.com/kiawah/ or by calling 760-929-9297.

9th Annual National Pro-Am-March 2-6, 2008

 PGA club professionals from all across the U.S., along with three of their members, will tee it up during Kiawah Island Golf Resort's National Pro Am from March 2-6, 2008. The 72-hole stroke play event, sponsored by Club Car, will be held on four of Kiawah's championship courses.  For more information, go to http://www.kiawahresort.com/golf/tournaments-events/national-club-championship.php

Third Annual Golf For Women Retreat-March 6-9, 2008

The Sanctuary and Golf For Women Magazine present this extended weekend event coupling instruction from two of Golf For Women Magazine's "Top 50 Teachers", with rounds of golf and time to relax on Kiawah Island. This is the perfect women's getaway of golf, meet and greet receptions, delicious cuisine and luxurious accommodations. Beginner and experienced golfers welcome.  For more information, go to http://www.kiawahresort.com/special-events/golf-for-women-retreat.php

Golf Health Weekend at Kiawah-March 14-16, 2008

The "Golf Health" concept, developed by Dr. Christian Reichardt, author of "Pain Free Golf" and a writer for the PGA Teaching Manual, has developed a program that provides golfers with a complete sense of well being, enjoyment, confidence and assurance that players will have a great day on the links. This full three-day program is designed to help players gear up for the busy season of golf.  For details on the weekend, go to http://www.kiawahresort.com/special-events/golf-health.php

Kiawah Island Golf Resort has an exciting season of special events starting in January 2008.  Go to http://www.kiawahresort.com/special-events/ for the complete list and details. 

Located just a short 35-minute drive from beautiful and historic Charleston, South Carolina, Kiawah Island Golf Resort lies along 10 miles of uninterrupted Atlantic Ocean beach, rated as one of America’s top 10 beaches by The Travel Channel. Guests can choose from close to 600 villas and luxury homes and the AAA Five Diamond-rated 255-room Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort that boasts a nature-based spa, fine dining and handsome meeting space.  The resort features two award-winning tennis complexes, a variety of restaurants and lounges, and five championship golf courses including the world-famous Pete Dye-designed Ocean Course. 

For more information about Kiawah Island Golf Resort, please call (888) 854-2924 or visit online at http://www.kiawahresort.com/

For more information about Kiawah Island Real Estate or the private Kiawah Island Club, please call (800) 277-7008 or visit www.kiawahisland.com.