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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Style Links
Par 72
Length 6814 yards
Slope 134
Rating 72.7

Cougar Point course wanders in and out of Kiawah's scenic marshes with constant, but pleasant distractions from the abundant exotic birdlife as well as a gator here and there.The course has become one of the most popular of the quartet of Kiawah tracks and gets significant repeat play from year-to-year guests as it is very friendly to the ladies as well as a good test from the back tees.

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tournament 72 6814 yards 72.7 134
Cougar 72 6514 yards 71.1 132
Player 72 6139 yards 69.3 124
Kiawah 72 5608 yards 66.9 118
Kiawah (W) 72 5608 yards 71.8 129
Governors 72 5187 yards 64.7 116
Governors (W) 72 5187 yards 70.2 118
Carolina (W) 72 4816 yards 68.1 114
Carolina 72 4816 yards 63.0 112
Scorecard for Cougar Point
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Tournament M: 72.7/134 351 175 554 458 398 182 351 360 550 3379 435 489 221 413 174 537 400 366 400 3435 6814
Cougar M: 71.1/132 340 162 535 436 393 166 335 340 536 3243 409 474 203 388 169 512 383 356 377 3271 6514
Player M: 69.3/124 319 143 505 402 367 162 311 320 501 3030 389 455 190 377 153 496 361 331 357 3109 6139
Kiawah M: 66.9/118 W: 71.8/129 282 125 474 375 335 142 289 285 461 2768 348 411 148 348 129 477 332 306 341 2840 5608
Governors M: 64.7/116 W: 70.2/118 282 125 437 333 309 142 252 285 403 2568 289 411 129 348 129 413 332 306 262 2619 5187
Carolina M: 63.0/112 W: 68.1/114 248 104 437 333 309 102 252 229 403 2417 289 340 129 291 114 413 296 265 262 2399 4816
Handicap 13 17 5 1 7 15 9 11 3 2 10 16 8 18 4 14 12 6
Par 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 4 5 36 4 5 3 4 3 5 4 4 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 11 13 1 5 3 17 9 15 7 10 14 18 12 16 2 6 8 4

Course Details

Year Built 1976
Fairways Paspalum Grass
Greens Paspalum Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gary Player (1996)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $30
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Reviews

4.2
4 Reviews (4)
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
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4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Great renovation for playable standout

This might be a contrarian opinion to many, but I think I liked the overall round at Cougar more than Turtle Point at Kiawah Island. Turtle has the ocean holes and a Nicklaus challenge to it, but I think what Gary Player has done at Cougar is a really wonderful example of a course that looks and plays great for a wider range of handicaps. There is more shaping and roll to the land, all the bunkers are huge and raised (they won't sneak up on you). There are some really fun doglegs and holes that wind around big, eye-popping oaks. The highlight actually comes in the middle of the front nine with three Kiawah River holes that are very scenic and fun to play.

It helps that I walked with two members and another visitor who raved about the playability. I think low-handicappers will still be challenged here but for seniors and higher handicaps, the greens are very large and receptive.

The big news at Kiawah is that Cougar will open a brand new clubhouse by Spring of 2019. So until then, the overall experience suffers with just a temporary trailer. The course's new turf suffered a little bit from winter storms and a few greens were in tough shape, but I get the sense that when the paspalum pops for the warmer months it'll be a distant memory.

Conditions Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Boston Advisor
Top 25 Contributor
First Time Playing

Almost perfect, almost

We had the unique opportunity to play Cougar Point during tropical storm Bonnie and as you could imagine we had the course to ourselves. I will say that the course handling the water in amazong fashion. Other than a couple of spots on the greens late in the round this course took the 2-3 inches of rain like a champ. As for the course itself, last time we played it was in the 90's when it was Marsh Point and the changes to the course are fantastic. There are a lot more houses on the course now but they are well hidden by the trees and brush along the course. The one thing to be away of though is the vast amount of OB on the course, I felt like there were white stakes everywhere on this course which obviously changed my thought process playing this course and took the driver out of my hands more than once. The course conditions were A- to B+ with the draw back being some damage to a few of the greens but the tee boxes and fairways were perfect. The price, which I understand is the standard non-Ocean Course pricing for the island, is a little high for this course considering it's more than we are going to pay to say as we trek down to HHi to play Harbour Town but the experience, even playing it in a tropical storm, was a lot of fun.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

well conditioned course

Course in very good condition, greens rolled true. Starter and cart staff excellent, guy in pro shop was rude and unfriendly

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great Hilton Head Course

I love golf in South Carolina and this is definitely at the top of my list... a must-go-back

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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