Normal operations are set to resume today at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort, 21-miles south of Charleston, S.C., after about 24 inches of rain fell on Kiawah Island from Oct. 1-4 and flooded much of the state.
The 255-room Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, the 500-unit Villa Resort at Kiawah Island Golf Resort and three of the resort's restaurants -- Jasmine Porch, the Town Center Market and Southern Kitchen -- remained opened during the rain to house and feed guests and island residents. The resort's remaining restaurants will reopen today, including the Ryder Cup Bar and the Atlantic Room in the Ocean Course Clubhouse; Cherrywood BBQ and Ale House at Osprey Point; Tomasso at Turtle Point; the Night Heron Grill; and the Loggerhead Grill and The Ocean Room in The Sanctuary. Also reopening are the resort's East Beach Tennis Center, all pool complexes and the nature tours.
All five of the resort's golf courses will reopen on Thursday, although golf conditions are expected to be wet. A major renovation project was just finished at the Oak Point Golf Course, which was scheduled to reopen last weekend; it will now debut its refreshed greens, fairways and tees on Thursday.
According to a statement from Roger Warren, president of Kiawah Island Golf Resort, "We came through this storm in remarkable shape, considering the amount of rain we experienced over a 72-hour period. The entire staff of Kiawah Island Golf Resort has gone above and beyond in both taking care of guests during difficult conditions and in getting the resort back in shape for future guests. The golf course superintendents and maintenance staff are doing a great job in getting the courses ready for play. We are also very excited to hear the feedback when players finally get to play Oak Point."