The extensive updates are meant to make the course more enjoyable to the everyday golfer. The River Course provides a challenging and aesthetically pleasing 7,039-yard test. It boasts six holes that play along the river's edge, with the other fairways and greens playing along picturesque marsh savannas, ponds, and the Island's incomparable maritime forests.
The main areas of upgrades were replacing the turf, adding formal Billy Bunkers, and building ‘Comfort Stations.' Player comfort stations will offer a pleasant break for golfers, featuring a grill attendant serving plates of sliders, complementary cocktails, beer, wine, and fountain drinks. The fairway, tee turf, and turf on the collars will be upgraded and all green perimeters will be reestablished. All bunkers will be updated with patented ‘Billy Bunkers' technology. The technology replaces liners with a manufactured rock binder that holds the gravel blanket in space and aids in consistency. To make the course more enjoyable and faster to play, 10 sets of forward tees have been added for women and seniors. They will reduce the yardage by 460 yards for those players.
In addition to the River Course Kiawah Island offers travelers and residents a diverse variety of golf product and is home to six additional elite golf courses for a total of seven, including two private courses and five resort courses. The diversity of courses on the island is a golfer's dream – the ability to play three high-caliber and distinct courses such as River Course, Tom Watson's designed Cassique and Ocean Course (home to 2012 and 2021 PGA Championship and features more seaside holes than any other course in the Northern Hemisphere) make Kiawah Island a golf destination like no other.
Simply put, Kiawah Island's golf courses excite and challenge even the most sophisticated of golfers and the accommodations, luxury real estate and communities enables you to truly escape to create enduring, magical family memories amidst a fantastic backdrop.
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