Kiawah Island Club: Cassique

Tom Watson’s Glorious Gift to Lowcountry Golf.

How does a five time Open Champion from the US Midwest craft a routing suitable of the splendor of the Kiawah Island tide marshes? With a dash of dunes, a pinch of pot bunkering and splash of wonder, that’s how! This private member’s course for Kiawah Island property holders is reminiscent of some of those historic, Scotish links courses tamed by Watson enroute to his ascension as of one the greats in Open history. Played over rolling and stark dunes, with windswept fairways and putting a premium on creativity to get the ball in the hole, Cassique is a wonderful blend of links, forest, and coastal holes all in one. A lengthy list of possible feature holes brings us to the core of the design, being able to be creative with your shot making.

Course Stats Cassique:

Par 72, 5075 - 7050 yards, rated 69.1 - 75.4, slope rating 123 -146

Members and guests of the Kiawah Island Club


Course Stats The River Course:

Par 72, 6272 - 7578, Rated 70.9 - 75.6, slope 124 - 150

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Kiawah Island, South Carolina


Editor's Shot Makers Picks:

Hole 8   Hole 13   Hole 15   Hole 18  
Par 4 HCP 13 Par 3 HCP 18 Par 5 HCP 2 Par 4 HCP 10
Forward 240 Forward 110 Forward 420 Forward 290
Senior 250 Senior 120 Senior 450 Senior 310
Kiawah 290 Kiawah 150 Kiawah 480 Kiawah 400
Watson 315 Watson 155 Watson 520 Watson 415
Tournament 345 Tournament 175 Tournament 540 Tournament 435


Featured Hole Description:

Shot making abounds on the grounds of Cassique. This course plays so different depending on the weather conditions, so it is no wonder Watson provides holes filled with options. The short par 8th is one of the most demanding holes in the Lowcountry, forcing you to hit a precise shot over tidemarsh to a sharp dogleg left fairway. The small humped green is pinched by nasty pot bunkers back and front to force a most exacting approach. Hole 13 is a beautiful Par 3 with a three-tiered kidney bean shaped green surrounded by water and all carry over a large lagoon. Par 5 Number 15 has a split fairway, dotted with evil pot bunkers and leads to a wide shallow green filled with ridges and humps to blow your mind. The final hole is best played with a high draw off the tee to take advantage of the slope for extra distance. The approach is a fitting finish played to a green with plenty of slope and a variety of pin positions to allow for many different shots.


Cassique Golf Club,

100 Old cedar Lane
Kiawah Island, SC 29455

(843) 768-5752