Cassique hosts the South Carolina Four-Ball Championship.
Cassique ranked #7 in the “Top 50 South Carolina Golf Courses” by South Carolina Golf Today.
Major changes are made to a number of holes on Oak Point, adding a stunning par-3 hole hitting towards Haulover Creek and converting the first hole into a risk-reward par-5, to bring it to its current layout and status.
The Ocean Course hosts the PGA Club Professional Championship. Mike Small, golf coach at the University of Illinois, wins the event with a score of 289. He would go on to repeat back-to-back wins in 2009 and 2010.
The River Course hosts the Fazio Cup.
Turtle Point rates a near perfect score in Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play” guidebook.
Denis Watson wins his first title in twenty-three years, beating Eduardo Romero by two strokes in the 68th Senior PGA Championship at The Ocean Course. Celebrations are held at the course’s new clubhouse, showcasing classical cottage-style architecture by Robert A.M. Stern.
Cassique ranked in Golf Digest’s “100 Greatest Golf Courses, including #5 “Best in South Carolina”.
The Ocean Course becomes the first course available in World Golf Tour’s online video game.
The River Course hosts SCPGA Palmetto Cup Matches.
Kiawah receives a Green Award in Golf Inc. magazine’s “Worlds Most Environmentally Sensitive Golf Resorts” feature.
Cassique ranked #15 in Golfweek magazine’s “Best Modern Courses”.
The USGA Mid-Amateur Championship is held at Cassique and The River Course. Often called the Mid-Am for short, its the leading annual golf tournament in the U.S. for post-college amateur golfers. Nathan Smith, 31, of Pittsburgh wins his second Mid- Am title (of four to date).
Cassique ranked in Golf Digest’s “100 Greatest Golf Courses”.
The Ocean Course is rated 25th in Golf Digest’s “100 Greatest Golf Courses in America”.
Golf World names Kiawah the “Number 1 U.S. Resort”.
A pair of fires burn The River Course clubhouse to the ground. Fortunately no one is injured and Kiawah Island Club immediately gets to work on replacing the well-loved gathering space.
THE PAST DECADE
Kiawah ranks #2 on Global Travelers’ “Best U.S. Golf Resorts” list.
The Ocean Course is again named “America’s Toughest Golf Course” by Golf Digest. (But don’t let that deter you, plenty of amateurs have had a great day on it.)
Just in time for Christmas, the newly rebuilt and enhanced clubhouse for The River Course opens, welcoming back delighted Kiawah Island Club members.
The Ocean Course hosts the 94th PGA Championship, becoming only the fourth golf course in history to host each of the PGA of America’s men’s major championships. 102 of the top 103 players in the world participate. Winner Rory McIlroy is unstoppable, and his total score of 13 under set a new Championship record margin of victory.