The Governorís Club at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is named in honor of Governor Vanderhorst. General Arnoldus Vanderhorst, a Revolutionary War hero, was twice mayor of Charleston and Governor of South Carolina from 1794 to 1796. He built his home on the eastern half of the Island in 1802 and is still a private residence today.
The Governorís Club is meant to recapture the spirit of a bygone era in the lowcountry. An era when friends met more often to socialize, relax and play a game of golf or tennis, and when families spent easy, carefree time together.
The Governorís Club at Kiawah Island Golf Resort membership program is open to all Kiawah Island and Kiawah River Estates property owners. The Governorís Club offers all property owners the unique opportunity to enjoy the best of what Kiawah Island Golf Resort has to offer. Membership options are designed to accommodate members needs and wants and include golf, tennis, pool or social membership categories. Benefits of membership not only include access to the many social events, golf tournaments, tennis parties and tournaments and the resort pools but also include savings of up to 60% per round on golf and tennis fees and as much as 50% for your accompanied guests. All memberships are annual memberships and there are no initiation fees.
Memberships are available in a variety of levels starting at 30 rounds of golf or 100 hours of tennis. As a Governor's Club Member, you receive complimentary access to four Kiawah Island Golf Resort pools including the Night Heron Family Pool, the Night Heron Children's Pool, the West Beach Pool, the adult-only tennis club pool and the Fitness Center at West Beach. Governor's Club members can add their adult children, grandchildren, parents and siblings to a Pool-Add on option for them to have unaccompanied access to the pools. Members may purchase access to the Sanctuary Indoor Pool and Fitness Center.
You also receive 15% off merchandise and food and beverage purchases at all Kiawah Island Golf Resort owned shops, restaurants and the Five Star Spa at The Sanctuary. In addition to the 15% discount, a special dining program exclusively for Governorís Club members includes an additional 10% off menu items at a variety of outlets on specific days of the week.