Membership to the Governor’s Club on Kiawah Island offers homeowners access to the world class amenities of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Besides enjoying the 10 mile stretch of Kiawah Island Beach and Sandcastle Property Owners Club House, The Governors Club extends discounts, exclusive benefits and events to those looking for more.

Five Governors Club membership opportunities with varying levels of commitment are offered, tailored to meet each owner / member's wants and needs. Read on to see if The Governors Club is right for you.

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Kiawah Island Governor's Club Membership Benefits

  • Overview

Governor’s Club Membership privileges vary per level, but all levels take advantage of great discounts, preferred rates and complimentary access to pools and fitness.

Members will enjoy a 15% reduction on food, beverages and merchandise, recreation and bikes, and services and treatments at The Sanctuary Spa. 

Please note, the purchase of a Governor’s Club Membership does not allow access to facilities at the private Kiawah Island Club. Those memberships are limited, only available through purchase of a property with a Kiawah Island Club Membership attached to it.

  • Governor's Club Golf, Tennis and Pickleball

Preferred rates for Golf and Tennis are also available for members and accompanied guests with unlimited access to the driving range at the 5 public Golf Courses on Kiawah Island, including the prestigious Ocean Course, home of the 2021 PGA Championship! Avid tennis players will also enjoy complimentary court times.

  • Governor's Club Pools and Recreation

Access to the Kiawah Island Resort Pools is also included in your Governors Club Membership. This allows use of the Night Heron Fitness Center, Night Heron Park Pool (Family & Children’s) and seasonal access to the new West Beach pool. 

The Children’s pool at Night Heron Park offers a "water park” setting with curved slide, splash zones, zero entry areas etc. The family pool is junior Olympic sized with an aqua sun deck, lounge area and space for lap swimming or aerobics. Food service is also available!

The West Beach pool features an adults only section, as well as a large play area with slides and water toys. It is open seasonally, from April to October. 

For an additional fee, owners can upgrade for limited access to the Sanctuary Fitness Center and Pool, as well as the Mingo Point Boat Ramp - for kayak launching etc.

Reduced pricing on recreation items and tours is a perfect excuse to learn more about Kiawah Island, and a fun addition for visiting family, friends and guests. Read More

Governors Club Members enjoy privileges and lower rates to Kamp Kiawah (ages 3-7) and Camp Xtreme (ages 8-15), popular entertainment for the kiddos. Pool time is usually included in each camp session!

Enjoy additional price breaks on bike rentals and beach gear - chairs, umbrellas and towels set up on the beach just for you! Rentals also include beach games, kayaks, surfboards and paddleboards for SUP. 

Programs and tours include alligator adventures, photography, pluff mud paddles, family/surf/marsh kayaking and wildlife excursions. Discounted rates for dolphin encounters, shark, inshore and coastal fishing charters also apply.

  • Governor's Club Dining

In addition to your 15% off at resort restaurants, Restaurant Member Days includes an additional 10% off dining on specific days of the week - in season.


2024 Kiawah Island Governor's Club Cost

Social Membership

Privileges include member only events and use of all club facilities including Night Heron & West Beach Pools, preferred rates for golf and tennis, and 15% off food, bev, spa and merchandise.

  • $1,800

Golf Membership

Purchase of a Golf Membership allows play all 5 world class, championship golf courses with unlimited practice facilities and full social membership benefits.

  • Unlimited Family - $8,500
  • Unlimited Single - $7,600
  • Limited (60 rounds) - $5,550
  • Limited (30 rounds) - $3,330

Tennis Membership

Enjoy complimentary court times, reduced rates on lessons and clinics, and receive all benefits of the social membership.

  • Unlimited Family - $3,300
  • Limited Family (200 hours court time)  - $1,920
  • Unlimited Single - $2,100
  • Limited Single (100 hours court time) - $1,300

Golf and Tennis PLUS

Best Value! This membership combines golf, tennis and social benefits - for those that want a taste of it all. 

  • Unlimited - $11,100


  • 60 Rounds / 200 hours - $7,350
  • 60 Rounds / 100 hours - $6,510
  • 30 Rounds / 200 hours - $5,200
  • 30 Rounds / 100 hours - $4,400

Pool Only Membership

Pool access only to Night Heron Park & West Beach Pools. Discounts / other membership benefits do not apply. For general use of the pools only.

  • $990


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I become a Governor's Club member if I am part owner of a property on Kiawah Island?

Any person who is a property owner on Kiawah Island can become a member. If the home is owned by 2-3 separate families, each family may join the Governor's Club.

What is the reservation policy for the Governor's Club?

Golf members may book up to one week in advance at all public courses. Tennis & Social Members may book tee times up to 5 days in advance, tennis members may schedule court times up to 7 days in advance of preferred date / time.

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