Kiawah Island Club - River Course

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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7119
Slope 150
Rating 75.6
Type Private
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tournament 72 7119 yards 75.6 150
Fazio (W) 72 6658 yards 76.6 141
Fazio 72 6658 yards 73.3 144
Kiawah 72 6246 yards 72.2 139
Kiawah (W) 72 6246 yards 72.9 130
Forward 72 5209 yards 66.5 124
Forward (W) 72 5209 yards 70.9 124
Scorecard for River Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Tournament M: 75.6/150 405 558 207 378 343 179 482 547 422 3521 445 388 202 516 444 421 529 213 440 3598 7119
Fazio M: 73.3/144 W: 76.6/141 379 538 189 369 321 160 432 505 408 3301 421 369 176 498 416 397 501 168 411 3357 6658
Kiawah M: 72.2/139 W: 72.9/130 360 499 175 347 301 136 387 483 386 3074 404 345 148 479 384 388 473 149 402 3172 6246
Forward M: 66.5/124 W: 70.9/124 319 448 140 299 244 104 332 409 291 2586 313 290 109 391 337 345 413 127 298 2623 5209
Handicap 11 3 15 13 9 17 5 1 7 2 14 16 6 4 12 8 18 10
Par 4 5 3 4 4 3 4 5 4 36 4 4 3 5 4 4 5 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 9 3 17 13 1 15 7 5 11 14 2 16 4 6 10 12 18 8

Course Details

Year Built 1995
Fairways Emerald, a new greens-grade Dwarf Bermuda
Greens Ultra-Dwarf Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Fazio (1995) Tom Fazio (2006) Wadsworth Golf Construction (1995)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker No
Caddies Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area No
Putting Green No
Practice Hole No

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire.

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Typical Fazio

Course was pretty difficult to get on, I new a member who got the ball rolling. Staff were very professional and friendly. Course conditioning was outstanding. Layout was very similar to Fazio layouts that i've played in Florida. Most of the course is right out in front of you with no tricks. Generous fairways with good strategic bunkering. The best part of this course were the greens. The ball rolled flawlessly with a lot of speed. If you were above the hole, you were definitely just playing a safety. If you hit your approach on the proper side, you could take an aggressive line with your putt.

I would definitely play this course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

The River flows so beautifully

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. 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. The facilities - especially the relaxing hangout of the men's locker room - and mammoth clubhouse are off the chain.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Low Country Gem

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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