GRAMMY®-winning guitarist Earl Klugh's renowned 'Weekend of Jazz' returns to Kiawah Island Golf Resort this November!
Since 2004, Earl Klugh has been bringing world-renowned artists together with jazz enthusiasts for his one-of-a-kind weekend getaways at 2 Five-Star, Five-Diamond properties; The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, and The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island, South Carolina. Klugh's 4th annual Weekend of Jazz at Kiawah Island will be held November 7-9, 2013. Stay tuned for lineup details coming soon!
Thanks for Your Feedback!
January 15, 2013
Thank you to all who participated in the 2012 Weekend of Jazz at Kiawah Island survey! We received some great feedback and look forward to bringing you Earl Klugh's 4th Annual Weekend of Jazz at Kiawah Island, November 7-9, 2013!
Below are the randomly selected survey participants and the prizes they won for taking the survey. Thanks again to everyone who shared their comments with us!
GRAND PRIZE: James S. won an 11 x 17 Weekend of Jazz Poster - signed by Chris Botti, Kirk & Kevin Whalum, Peabo Bryson, Oleta Adams and more! Plus, an autographed CD from a surprise Weekend of Jazz artist!
Runner Up: Margaret W. won a $25 iTunes gift card, a PHITEN USA goody bag with titanium-infused products worn by MLB & PGA athletes, and an autographed copy of Earl Klugh's latest release, The Spice of Life!
3rd prize: Elaine S. won a PHITEN USA goody bag with titanium-infused products worn by MLB & PGA athletes, a Weekend of Jazz embroidered blanket, and autographed copy of Earl Klugh's The Spice of Life!
4th prize: Jacalyn P. won an autographed copy of Earl Klugh's The Spice of Life and a full-length CD from a surprise Weekend of Jazz artist!
5th prize: Benny G. won an autographed copy of Earl Klugh's The Spice of Life and a Weekend of Jazz sampler CD!
*Winners have been emailed*
Thanks for a Great Weekend of Jazz!
November 19, 2012
We can't thank you all enough for attending Earl Klugh's 3rd Annual Weekend of Jazz at Kiawah Island this weekend!
Stay tuned for a recap from Earl, photos from the event and more! And don't forget, you can reserve your package TODAY for Earl Klugh's 4th Annual Weekend of Jazz at Kiawah Island, November 7-9, 2013! We hope to see you all there!
Movie Night Kickoff & Food Truck Mini-Rodeo on 11/14!
November 7, 2012
We are really looking forward to Earl Klugh's first-ever Movie Night Kickoff and Food Truck Mini-Rodeo on Wednesday, November 14th! Visit the EVENTS page above for more details or call 800-654-2924 to buy your tickets today! Let's find out more about why Earl decided to host an extra night of fun at Kiawah!:
"So excited for our Movie Night at my Weekend of Jazz at Kiawah this year! Many of you know my other passion besides music is the movies, so I’m really excited to be working with the Charleston International Film Festival on this! We’ve selected the perfect movie for the occasion….Crazy: The Hank Garland Story! Hank Garland was a great guitarist and one of the few to be prolific in both jazz and country music! The director Rick Bieber will be on-site to intro the film, plus we’re having a food truck mini-rodeo before the screening with local Charleston food trucks…I ate at the Cast Iron & Dulce trucks and they are GREAT! If you are in the Charleston area, I hope you’ll join us on Wednesday, November 14th for this great kickoff night to my Weekend of Jazz at Kiawah!" - Earl
(Below: Earl enjoying the Cast Iron & Dulce Trucks in Charleston!)
Hitting the Links with John Mahaffey!
November 6, 2012
"What an incredible final round at the Schwab Cup. Tom Lehman played an inspired game and ran away from the rest of the field carding a 21 under par total for the week. He dedicated the tournament to his teacher, good friend, and mentor Jim Flick who is critically ill in Hospice at his home in California. Lehman birdied 5 of his last 6 holes to win in style. In doing so he not only won for the second time this year but also claimed the season long Schwab Cup race for the second year in a row( the only player to win back to back). It has been a great year on the Champions Tour with seven two time winners and remarkable scoring throughout. Looking forward to seeing you guys at Kiawah!" - PGA Champion John Mahaffey (Host of the Weekend of Jazz Celebrity Golf Outing) 11/06/12
"It's Sunday morning and Tom Lehman has a rare opportunity to capture two trophies today at the Schwab Cup Championship. After carding a 62 on Saturday, he has moved into the lead by one over Fred Couples for the championship and also moved ahead of Bernhard Langer for the season long cup race. Sunday very well may be one of the most contested Schwab Championship's in quite some time. And life is still great this week for the Golf Channel crew. We hosted a college football burger night at our house and a good time was had by all. More to come later." - PGA Champion John Mahaffey (Host of the Weekend of Jazz Celebrity Golf Outing) 11/04/12
"More from Scottsdale--Jay Haas played a brilliant round yesterday in shooting a 10 under par 60 to tie the lowest competitive score in the history of the Champions Tour. Tom Lehman and Bernhard Langer are only 3 shots apart in the season long race for the Schwab Cup. But the really cool thing this week is that the Golf Channel announce team is staying in a couple of rented homes at Desert Mountain. It is cool because we have our own Billy Ray Brown as chef in residence and he has dazzled us all with his innovation and creativity in the kitchen. So much so that we are all looking on line for weight loss programs to follow over the holiday season! Weather is great here and so is the golf . More tomorrow." - PGA Champion John Mahaffey (Host of the Weekend of Jazz Celebrity Golf Outing) 11/03/12
"Hi everyone! Well, the first day of the Charles Schwab Cup Championship is in the books. Jay Don Blake shot a 6 under par 64 in near perfect conditions to take a one shot lead over Gary Hallberg. Bernhard Langer and Tom Lehman are only one shot apart in the season long race for the Schwab million dollar annuity. It is too early to predict final outcomes but it promises to be an exciting conclusion to the Champions Tour season. More to come!" - PGA Champion John Mahaffey (Host of the Weekend of Jazz Celebrity Golf Outing) 11/02/12
"Everything is back on track at the AT&T Championship in San Antonio after the delays on the first day. Sunday's final round is Mark Calcaveccia's to win or lose as he starts the day with a four shot lead. If he falters the likes of Kenny Perry, looking for his second win of this year, is poised to overtake the lead. Bernhard Langer and Tom Lehman (#'s one and two in the Schwab Cup season long race) are only one shot apart so far this week. The winner of the cup earns a $1,000,000 annuity after next week's tournament in Scottsdale,AZ. The weather is ideal for scoring and the course is in incredible condition. A perfect combination for low rounds. It should be very interesting." PGA Champion John Mahaffey (Host of the Weekend of Jazz Celebrity Golf Outing) 10/28/12
"With only two more Champion's Tour events left Bernhard Langer leads Tom Lehman by only 69 points in the season long race for the Charles Schwab Cup. Lehman opened with a 68 while Langer had a 70 in the first round of the Greater Hickory Classic. Both trail leader Dan Forsman's 65 and the predicted ideal conditions mean weekend scores should continue to be low. Points for the Schwab Cup are only awarded for top ten finishes so Langer and Lehman need to take it low in the final two rounds this week. More to come as the race continues to tighten." - PGA Champion John Mahaffey (Host of the Weekend of Jazz Celebrity Golf Outing) 10/13/12
Hitting the Links with John Mahaffey : Ryder Cup Updates
October 1, 2012
Well, this year's Ryder Cup turned out a little different than our Kiawah Celebrity Golf Outing Host predicted! Let's hear John Mahaffey's final recap on this past weekend:
"Oops!!! I really thought that the United States team would easily win this year's Ryder Cup. So much for stats and predictions based on recent performances. The Europeans just seem to be more adept at getting it done on the final day. It always comes down to putting and the U. S. team has fallen woefully short in that regard in recent years. Well, I am off to the Champions Tour and the season long race for the Charles Schwab Cup. More from Cary, NC soon." - John Mahaffey (10/1/12)
"Hi everyone--just a quick update on the Ryder Cup. The U.S. leads 10-6 with the final day singles matches to determine the victor in the 2012 Ryder Cup. As we have seen in the past, a lead of four can be wiped out quickly on Sunday. Play has been spectacular on both teams. However, Tiger continues to struggle in Ryder Cup play. He needs to rally and play the golf he has returned to recently. I still believe that the United States will win. I think that the U.S. is beginning to develop players with positive Ryder Cup records and experience and that will work in their favor." - John Mahaffey (9/29/12)
Hitting the Links with John Mahaffey : Ryder Cup Edition!
September 27, 2012
PGA Champion John Mahaffey hosts the Weekend of Jazz Celebrity Golf Outing each year at Kiawah Island. Here's his "Hitting the Links with John Mahaffey" update of The 2012 Ryder Cup!
"We are all looking forward to a very close and exciting Ryder Cup this weekend. I am going to step out on a limb and predict that the United States team will come away victorious. So many of U.S. team members are playing great golf including Tiger Woods who has struggled in the past in Ryder Cup competition. I believe that he will have his best Cup ever this year. Davis Love's picks of Snedecker,Johnson and Stricker, all good putters, are ready and playing well. It all comes down to putting and is the reason the U.S. has lost in the past. This year the putts will fall and the United States will win!!! More later." - John Mahaffey
Tickets & Packages On Sale Now!
September 24, 2012
Concert & Movie Night Tickets are on sale now! Visit the 'Events' page above for details!
Happy Labor Day Weekend!
August 31, 2012
We hope all of our Weekend of Jazz Friends have a wonderful & safe Labor Day Weekend!
PGA Championship Week at Kiawah Island!
August 9, 2012
It's PGA Championship Week at Kiawah Island! This weekend, PGA Champion and golf commentator John Mahaffey will be sending his thoughts on the 94th PGA Championship at Kiawah Island's Ocean Course. Mahaffey hosts the Weekend of Jazz Celebrity Golf Outing each year at Kiawah Island. Here's our first "Hitting the Links with John Mahaffey" update of 2012...special PGA Championship edition!
THURSDAY AUGUST 9th:
"Hey everyone, just finished two days on Morning Drive for the Golf Channel discussing the 94th PGA Championship at Kiawah Island's Ocean Course. Changes in the golf course as well as possible benign conditions may lead to very low early scoring days. Finishing holes have been beefed up and should be extremely challenging with the Championship on the line. I'll let you know whats going on!" - John Mahaffey
FRIDAY AUGUST 10th:
"First day PGA scoring was low at Kiawah's Ocean Course due to soft fairways and greens, not to mention unusually light winds. Yesterday on Golf Channel's Morning Drive show, I predicted that a score of 65-66 would be leading on day one. At day's end Carl Petersen was leading with a score of 66--you've got to love it when a plan comes together! With much stronger gusting winds for the second day, I believe the scores will soar as players just try to survive on a brutal golf course with an unforgiving finish. Check in tomorrow for more." - John Mahaffey
SATURDAY AUGUST 11th:
"Scores at this year's PGA were always going to depend on the weather--even more so than most courses due to the Ocean Course's design and proximity to the ocean. Some of today's players took advantage of the lighter winds but others not so much. It is a very tough test and one better be "on" because this course will expose weakness.
Heavy rain postponed the finish of the third day which will make Sunday a very long day in determining a champion. Players will complete their third round in the morning and then after a short break the players will begin the final round. I wouldn't be surprised if Adam Scott rebounded after faltering at The Open. Tomorrow is going to be a nail biter." - John Mahaffey
SUNDAY, AUGUST 12:
Wow, are you kidding? Just when you think you have these youngsters on the Tour figured out, they throw you a huge curve. Rory McIlroy was supposed to be in a prolonged slump--struggling just to make cuts. But no!! He goes out and wins his second "Major" by a gazillion just like his first. What an exciting week at Kiawah with a very deserving winner--he even made a birdie on his final hole. The Ocean Course really didn't have all of it's teeth like it did in 1991's Ryder Cup. The winds were light and the players certainly took advantage of the benign conditions. Congrats to Rory!
See you all at the Weekend of Jazz!! - John Mahaffey
And dont forgot to download the FREE PGA Championship App for your smartphones! Get player alerts and see where your favorite golfers are on the course, check scores, weather, news and more!
Earl Klugh's 3rd Annual Weekend of Jazz at Kiawah Island!
June 21, 2012
After nine successful years and counting at the Broadmoor Resort and Spa, GRAMMY®-winning guitarist Earl Klugh returns with his renowned ‘Weekend of Jazz’ to Kiawah Island Golf Resort!
GRAMMY®-winning guitarist Earl Klugh returns with his renowned ‘Weekend of Jazz’ to Kiawah Island Golf Resort! The 3rd annual Weekend of Jazz at Kiawah Island will be held November 15-17, 2012 and features 3 incredible nights of entertainment from multi-platinum selling trumpeter CHRIS BOTTI: one of the important and innovative figures of the contemporary music world, 2-Time GRAMMY®-winning vocalist PEABO BRYSON, GRAMMY®-winning saxophonist KIRK WHALUM and vocalist KEVIN WHALUM, versatile jazz/crossover saxophonist ERIC MARIENTHAL, PGA Tour Champion & Golf Commentator JOHN MAHAFFEY, award-winning director and producer RICK BIEBER, contemporary jazz/R&B trumpeter JOEY SOMMERVILLE, Your Host and GRAMMY®-Winning Guitarist EARL KLUGH, and more!
Two, Three and Four Night Weekend of Jazz Packages are on sale NOW! Visit the EVENTS page above for more details, or to book your Weekend of Jazz Package, call Kiawah Island Golf Resort today at 1-800-654-2924!