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PR Director

by Michael Vegis, PR Director

For Immediate Release
Kiawah Island Golf Resort announces dates for two of its most popular amateur golf tournaments, the Sixth Annual Friendship Cup and the 13th Annual National Pro-Am

KIAWAH ISLAND, SC (Thursday, October 6, 2011) – Kiawah Island Golf Resort today announced the dates for two of its most popular golf tournaments: The Sixth Annual Friendship Cup two-man team event will take place March 1-4, 2012, on the world famous Ocean Course, site of the 2012 PGA Championship, and the Tom Fazio-designed Osprey Point Golf Course. In addition, the 13th Annual National Pro-Am, a 72-hole stroke play event featuring teams of three amateurs and one club professional, will take place March 11-15. 2012. Sponsored by Club Car, the event will be held on four of Kiawah Island Golf Resort's championship courses including The Ocean Course, Jack Nicklaus' Turtle Point, Gary Player's Cougar Point and Osprey Point. The tournament format includes four-man best ball gross and net, as well as professional stroke play.

Now in its 13th year, the Kiawah Island Golf Resort National Pro-am attracts teams from across the country, even teams from overseas. New this year, club professionals can bring up to 6 of their members (two teams) with the professional’s score being used with both teams. The National Pro-am is the perfect way to jumpstart the game for the 2012 golf season.

For more information on Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s National Pro-Am, please visit: Visit: Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s National Pro-Am

As in years past with the Friendship Cup, the four-day event will include a sub-tournament called Kiawah’s “Pub Cup Championship,” featuring teams of members of the media. While it’s open to all members of the media, golf publications have held sway with past Pub Cup champions representing Golf Digest, Golfweek, and Links magazines.

For further information on Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s Friendship Cup, please visit: Visit The Site

Located just south of Charleston, South Carolina, along 10 miles of pristine beach, Kiawah Island Golf Resort was recently named the No. 1 golf resort on the U.S. Mainland by readers of the prestigious Conde Nast Traveler magazine. The publication also named Kiawah as the No. 3 overall resort on the U.S. Mainland. Tennis magazine named it the No. 3 tennis resort in the U.S. Kiawah Island is also known as one of the top eco-friendly resorts in the U.S., and its beach was named one of the 10 best beaches in America by famed “beachologist,” Dr. Stephen Leatherman, aka Dr. Beach. In addition to Forbes Five Star/AAA Five Diamond Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, the resort’s 255-room oceanfront hotel and spa, the resort manages 600 private villas and luxury homes, nine restaurants, two tennis centers, a renowned recreation and nature program and has five championship golf courses, including The Ocean Course, host of the 1991 Ryder Cup and next year’s 2012 PGA Championship.

For more information on the resort, visit or call 800-654-2924. Visit to learn more about Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s environmental commitment.


Contact: Michael Vegis, PR Director
Phone: 843-768-2749
High-resolution photography available upon request.

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