Kiawah Island Club Memberships
The Kiawah Island Club
The Kiawah Island Club is the only private club on the island. Kiawah Island Club members have access to every golf course, including Cassique, all the dining rooms, spas, lounges, tennis courts, squash courts, basketball courts and club kayaks.
To own a Kiawah Island Club membership you must either:
- Purchase a previously unsold homesite through Kiawah Island Real Estate or
- Buy a property that is sold with club membership.
You are not required to buy the Kiawah Island Club membership if it is available.
Two developments on Kiawah, Cassique & The Settlement, require mandatory Kiawah Island Club memberships.
Kiawah Island Club Information Packet
Founded in 1993, the Kiawah Island Club offers an unparalleled collection of amenities that
The Beach Club, designed by Robert A.M. Stern, opened in 1993. Members can lounge on the beach or around three pools (heated junior Olympic, adult and baby). Facilities include a lounge, dining room, men’s and women’s lockers and the seasonal Summerhouse Grille.
The River Course, Kiawah’s first private golf course, opened in 1995. Tom Fazio designed the par 72, 7,039-yard layout in a series of “clusters” surrounding Bass Pond and the Kiawah River. A practice range, putting greens, and caddies are available.
The River Course Clubhouse, designed by Shope Reno Wharton Associates, opened in 1996. It houses a full-service golf shop, dining and grill rooms, a living room and veranda, men’s and women’s locker facilities, state-of-the art fitness center, and two red-clay tennis courts.
Cassique, the Club’s second course, opened in 2000. Designed by five-time British Open champion Tom Watson, the par 72, 6,960-yard layout recalls classic links courses of Ireland and Scotland. A practice range, putting greens, and caddies are available.
The Cassique Clubhouse also designed by Shope Reno Wharton, opened in 2001. The clubhouse features Voysey’s, a stand-alone restaurant and pub, as well as rooms for private events, a fullservice golf shop, and expansive man’s and women’s locker facilities.
The Sports Pavilion at Cassique houses an outdoor swimming complex, four clay tennis courts, expanded fitness center with a multipurpose room for racket sports and aerobic activities.
Sasanqua, The Kiawah Island Club’s new day spa, opened in Spring 2003. Located next to The River Course Clubhouse, it has six treatment room overlooking the Kiawah River; men’s and women’s wet areas with steam room, sauna, whirlpool; outdoor meditation area; full-service salon; and retail area featuring signature products and works from local artisans.
Club Cottages are reserved for Club Members and their guests. The three cottages sit on a private drive overlooking Bass creek. Each is handsomely decorated with overstuffed couches, roughhewn ceiling timbers, stone fireplaces, and furnished decks.
Marsh House exclusively serves both Kiawah Island Club Members and property owners of Ocean Park. Featuring an infinity pool, grill, and bar, the new Marsh House offers a diversity of indoor, outdoor, covered, and uncovered spots for eating, drinking, and relaxing: beside a fireplace, atop a raised deck, by a bar overlooking the marsh.
Currently, The Kiawah Island Club offers three categories of Membership:
- Golf Membership
- Sports Membership
- Social Membership
New Memberships in any category are limited in number and available only when purchasing a previously unsold homesite from Kiawah Island Real Estate, or, by purchasing a resale property from a current club member who is offering his membership with the sale, you may obtain Membership in the resigning member’s category. All memberships are subject to applications and approval.
The Family Golf Membership entitles the member and his family to use all facilities at the River Course, Cassique, Sports Pavilion, Sasanqua Spa and The Beach Club with no payment of greens or court fees. A cart/caddie fee will be charged.
The Individual Golf Membership entitles only the designated member to unlimited Gold Membership privileges. Immediate family members may use all of the tennis, beach, fitness, swimming, dining and social facilities at the Club as a Social member, but without tennis court fees, and will have some restrictions respecting golf in accordance with the Club’s Rules and Regulations.
|Initiation Deposit $135,000 due upon submitting application; 80% Refundable|
The Family Sports Membership entitles the Member and his family to use all facilities at The River Course, Cassique, Sports Pavilion, Sasanqua Spa and The Beach Club with payment of a reduced Sports member green’s fee. A cart/caddie fee will be charged.
The Individual Sports Membership entitles only the designated Member to Sports Membership privileges. Immediate family members may use all of the tennis, beach, fitness, swimming, dining and social facilities at the Club as a Social member, but without tennis court fees, and will have some restrictions respecting golf in accordance with the Club’s Rules and Regulations.
|Initiation Deposit $110,000, due upon submitting application; 80% Refundable|
The Social Membership entitles the Member and his family to use all facilities at The Beach Club, Cassique Clubhouse, and The River Course clubhouse, as well as the Club’s Sport Pavilion, and Sasanqua Spa. During the initial year, Social members may play without tennis court fees in accordance with Rules and Regulations.
|Initiation Deposit $50,000 due upon submitting application; 80% Refundable|
|** Effective March 1 , 2020|
Kiawah Island Club Membership Information
Kiawah Island Club memberships, if available with the property, are purchased at closing:
The Golf membership gives you access to all 5 golf courses without paying greens fees and you’ll have access to VIP tee times. Estimated monthly dues of $1180 are also required.
The Sports membership gives you access to all 5 golf courses and you’ll pay reduced greens fees (currently $77). Estimated monthly dues of $849 are also required.
The Social membership gives you access to the spas, events, dining, bars, and more.
An annual membership to the Governor’s Club is available to all Kiawah Island property owners. You may choose from golf, tennis, pool, or social memberships. All memberships are annual, and there are no additional initiation fees.
With a Governor’s Club membership, you’ll receive savings of up to 60% per round on golf and tennis, discounts on spa treatments at The Sanctuary and discounts on food and beverages at select island restaurants.
Governor's Club Membership Information
Unlimited Golf, 60 rounds, 30 rounds
Golf memberships include rounds specified in the membership plan, unlimited use of the practice range, discounted rates for accompanied guests and all social privileges.
30 Rounds – Estimated Annual Cost is $2510
Unlimited – Estimated Annual Cost is $6100
Unlimited Family, Unlimited Single, Family 200 hours, Single 100 hours
Tennis memberships include unlimited hour or hours specified in the membership plan, discounted rates for accompanied guests and all social privileges.
Unlimted Single – Estimated Annual Cost is $1020
Unlimited Family – Estimated Annual Cost is $2790
Social memberships include the Governor’s Club 15% off discount at Kiawah Island Golf Resort owned restaurants and retail shops, and treatments at the Sanctuary Spa for you, your spouse and any children under 25. Governor’s Club members are invited to special club events, tournaments and parties. Accompanied guest rates for golf and tennis are discounted based on season and course. Only Governor’s Club members and resort guests have complimentary access to the Night Heron, West Beach and Tennis Club Pools (pool guest fees apply).
Estimated Annual Cost is $1440
Pool-only memberships allow access to the Night Heron, West Beach and Tennis Club Pools. Additional fees apply for accompanied guests. No additional discounts or privileges apply.
Estimated Annual Cost is $835
Kiawah Island Club Pricing Information
|SCHEDULE OF DEPOSITS, DUES, AND CHARGES|
*All dues subject to a 5% South Carolina State Admissions tax.
* *Caddie fees include gratuity and indicate cost per person.
All dues, fees, and charges are subject to change from time to time and to all applicable Federal and State of South Carolina taxes. Effective March 1, 2020.