The owner of this course had the idea of building it while vacationing on Kiawah Island, hence the name. Similarities end quickly, though, a far better name would be Longhitter's Heaven. It's the longest course in the region, completely flat and endowed with comfortably wide and hazard-free fairways. The set of par 3s used to be brutal with driver required on three and fairway wood to an island green on the other, but they have been shortened since. That notwithstanding, many players will still have to lay up in front of the water on #2 and #8.

The longer holes are much easier and the best strategy off the tee invariably is to bomb away with the driver and see what is left. Therefore many holes look and play similar, shot values are seriously compromised. The one redeeming factor used to be the greens, but - like the overall maintenance practices - they have flattened out over the years.

The club is very friendly, though, and would deserve a more interesting course.