I’m not exactly sure when we played Kiawah’s River Course, but our host and Member at The Kiawah Island Club is shown below left in full magnificent swing. The motel crew that he invited is shown on the right.
Here’s comments from their website: The River course is one of two courses (Cassique being the other) that are part of the private Kiawah Island Club located near the famed Ocean course which is separate and part of the Kiawah Island Resort. Tom Fazio brought his expertise to the site and designed a course that creates picturesque moments in the Carolina's lowcountry. The course features large oak trees draped with spanish moss, immaculate conditioning, a plethora of bunkers, and captivating views of the river on the back nine. There is oodles of challenge to be had from the back tees as there are several forced carries to contend with and relatively deep bunkers. A variety of wildlife live on the courses including numerous species of birds, squirrels, deer, turtles, flying fish and the infamous alligators. In fact, searching for a ball near the edge of a water hazard on any of the Kiawah golf courses is not recommended unless you want to become like Chubbs from Happy Gilmore. The attractive par 3s are a major highlight at River with the 17th often regarded as the finest hole on the golf course. Caddies are a staple at the club and are happy to carry your bag if you decide to walk or ride along if you decide to take a cart. The club's facilities are stunning with beautiful architecture in the clubhouse and dining room, a scenic outdoor dining experience, and a men's locker room boasting a pool table and massive series of TVs located on a wall covered in seashells. From the golf to the dining to the top notch facilities, Kiawah Island Club's River course is simply a first class experience.