Kiawah Island Club - River Course

4.2857142857 4.3 stars from 5 (2)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7119 yards
  • Slope: 145
  • Rating: 75.1
  • Layout


Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: Yes


Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: No
Putting green: No
Practice bunker: No
Practice hole: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes


Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tournament 72 7119 yards 75.1 145
Fazio 72 6658 yards 72.2 135
Kiawah 72 6246 yards 70.3 132
Forward 72 5209 yards 70.2 122

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 5.0 stars from 5
Value: 3.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: No ratings so far
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 2 Reviews
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recommend this course

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Overall Rating
Type of Golfer

"The River flows so beautifully"

JasonDeeganGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/15/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

If water makes you squeamish, don't dare mess with the River, the first course built at the exclusive Kiawah Club. It's such a peacefully place, winding along the Kiawah River, tidal marshes and Bass Pond. But there's gators and lost balls lurking in every water hazard.<br/> The shortest par 4 on the course is fun (the 343-yard fifth) and kicks off a great finish to the front nine. The par-4 seventh and par-5 eighth flow in opposite directions on opposite sides of Bass Pond. The 218-yard 17th hole, climaxes the round and is the best of a stout collection of par 3s.<br/> The facilities - especially the relaxing hangout of the men's locker room - and mammoth clubhouse are off the chain.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging

I recommend this course

"Low Country Gem"

Rossi2020's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2013
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The River Course on Kiawah Island is a Low Country Gem. This private club is excellent at almost everything. From its amazing clubhouse and locker room to the southern hospitality you receive while on property this place is worth the stop. The course provides a challenges for all level players. The golf course perfectly placed amongst the marsh and oak trees. Make sure you have a homemade southern cocktail at the comfort station on the back 9. I would play a late afternoon round and watch the sun set coming in on 18 and then hang out the in the club for some snacks. You will never see a nicer men's locker room then here!

Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging

I recommend this course

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