Kiawah Island Club’s River Course and Cassique Included in Golfweek’s 2021 Top 200 Residential Courses
Golfweek has once again listed Kiawah Island Club’s River Course and Cassique in their Top 200 Residential Courses. The 2021 Ultimate Guide lists River Course as tied for their 38th spot and Cassique tied for 40.
River Course, the Island’s first private golf course, introduced Kiawah Island Club Members to highly challenging golf unfolding along a kaleidoscope of landscapes. Legendary course architect Tom Fazio’s masterwork plays out along the river’s edge, stunning savannahs, and shimmering ponds before winding down beneath canopies of maritime forest.
At Cassique, in designing his debut North American course, Hall-of-Famer and golf legend Tom Watson worked in direct concert with Kiawah’s gorgeous natural terrain. Lessons learned from a career highlighted by five British Open Championships informed the creation of the par-72 links-style, where the first six holes have been described as being “air-lifted from Ireland’s southwest coast”.
And with The Ocean Course playing host to this year’s PGA Championship, it’s only fitting that the Kiawah Island Golf Resort flagship course be included in the top ten of Golfweek’s Top 200 Resort Courses, listed at number nine.