Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Located 30 minutes from Charleston, Kiawah Island is home to five championship golf courses – all certified by Audubon International for their conservation efforts.
The Ocean Course, designed by the legendary Pete Dye and host of the 2012 PGA Championship, has 14 miles of pipes and drains under the course to collect all water that falls onto the greens and cart paths. It picks up about 300,000 gallons of fresh water per day. Half of the water is used to irrigate the course.
During the design process, Dye also created more than 22 acres of freshwater wetlands within the golf courses, restored 80 acres of saltwater marshlands and planted native grasses to help preserve the dunes from erosion.