Each year, people can get a glimpse of some of the most exclusive homes on the resort island of Kiawah, an island just a few miles outside of Charleston. As guests tour through these magnificent homes, they are serenaded by music and offered delicious appetizers and refreshments. Organized by The Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Cru Catering has participated in the Kiawah Island Tour of Homes for the last several years. Proceeds from the Tour benefit the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and help their music scholarship program.
About Kiawah Island Golf Resort
The Kiawah Island Golf Resort is a resort in Kiawah Island, South Carolina, southwest of Charleston. It opened in May 1976 and has five golf courses, most notably the Ocean Course, added in 1991 The Ocean Course has hosted major golf tournaments including the Ryder Cup in 1991, the World Cup in 1997 and 2003, and the PGA Championship in 2012. It also hosted the PGA Club Professional Championship in 2005 and the Senior PGA Championship in 2007.
Of the five golf courses at the Kiawah Island resort, only the Turtle Point course and the Ocean Course have held notable tournaments. The Ocean Course first became well-known in its first year when it hosted the 1991 Ryder Cup. The United States golf team defeated the Europe golf team 14½ – 13½. The windy Ocean Course made for difficult playing conditions, and the United States team only won when Bernhard Langer of Germany missed a six-foot (1.8 m) par-saving putt that would have defeated Hale Irwin, tied the overall score at 14-all, and retained the cup for Europe.
The PGA Club Professional Championship was played at the Ocean Course in 2005. Mike Small, the golf coach at the University of Illinois, won the event with a score of 289. Most recently, the Senior PGA Championship was held at Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course in May 2007. Denis Watson won his first golf tournament in twenty-three years, beating Eduardo Romero by two strokes. The PGA Championship was played at the Ocean Course in 2012 with Rory McIlroy winning by a record eight strokes.