With out a doubt, one of my favorite courses of all time, The River course is the sister course, actually more of the big brother course of these two fine establishments. The club is private and members are from all over the states and the U.K.
6,960 yards f from the longest tees for a par of 72 . The course rating is 74.5 and it has a slope rating of 138 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Tom Watson. I did cut and paste that info, but it really is an amazing links course. First hole is straight forward par four, but after hitting your second shot on @2, a great par 5 with a great risk / reward second shot, the course really begins to show its character. I may get my hole numbers confused, hole 4 gives you two fairways, but they assign 1 a day to play, 7 is a 100 yard, completely blind par 3, I have hit lob wedge and 8 iton into. 11-12-12 all spectacular,16 is the Turnberry hole, which is the signature hole, 17 is super risky, how much marsh are you willing to cut?
The course is just immaculate, I saw a grounds crew member cutting grass around the sprinkler heads with scissors!
Enough can not be said about Cassique (the chief of the Kiawah Indian tribe) I will add to this review.