Set amid the swampy low ground of South Carolina just in from the coast, Briar's Creek is a large resort that offers picturesque views of Southern landscape and heaping helpings of Southern hospitality. The course, designed by Rees Jones, blends seamlessly into the almost wilderness surroundings—indeed the club has seen fit to hire a naturalist in order to educate members and guests about the flora and fauna. The golf is absolutely fantastic. Greens are sculpted (don't be surprised to come across a spine here and there) and incredibly quick. The layout rewards shots that prepare for the approach to the green; the few forced carries are actually fairly straightforward and doable, provided that a player does not be come overconfident. In terms of hazards, the rough is nothing to worry about, but beware the deep sand bunkers. The recent clubhouse is welcoming and offers lovely views of nearby Kiawah Island.