Kiawah Island Golf Resort (Cougar Point course)


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Kiawah Island Golf Resort (Cougar Point course) Est. 1976

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Kiawah Island Golf Resort (Cougar Point course): Originally known as Marsh Point, the course dates from 1976 and was the first to be built on Kiawah Island. Twenty years after opening, Gary Player redesigned the layout, creating a thoroughly enjoyable and testing golf course (now known as Cougar Point).

The scenic high point of the round comes early in proceedings. The gently dog-legging par-4 4th hole brings you directly alongside the vast marshlands that flank the Kiawah River. The green of the par-4 5th and par-3 6th both jut out into the marshland, creating two fabulous signature holes. The natural environment continues as you head back inland from the river at the par-4 7th, another hole where an accurate approach shot is required to hit a water-defended green.

Live oaks, palms and pines line many of the fairways, along with unobtrusive housing on some stretches. The combination of tightish tree-lined fairways on the shorter par-4s, substantive bunkering and water frequently in play creates a pleasantly testing back-nine, but not one that hits the scenic heights of the front-nine.

Although most of the course is essentially flat, the gently rolling fairways lead to greens characterised by plenty of subtle slopes and borrows, although nothing here is "wildly" undulating. Residential properties and the occasional glimpse of the Kiawah Parkway do not detract from the essential naturalness of Cougar Point. A course that will test and probe, and one that can be enjoyed by players of all levels.

Stay & Play at Kiawah Island Golf Resort:
On-site accommodation available, see details in Where2Stay section below.

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Making Contact

Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Kiawah Beach Drive,
Kiawah Island, South Carolina SC 29455
USA
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Office   +1 (800) 654 2924
Pro Shop   +1 (843) 266 4020
Fax

  +1 (843) 768 2736

Email   reservations@kiawahresort.com
Website   www.kiawahresort.com
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Golf Pro
 
Brian Gerard (PGA, Director of Golf)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - no effort to walk.
 
Surroundings: Woodland, residential and marshland.
 
Designer: In 1996 Gary Player took the former Marsh Point golf course and transformed it into today's Cougar Point.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6875 6090 4776
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 74 69.8 67.6
 
At the Same Location:
Kiawah Island Resort is home to five 18-hole championship courses: The Ocean Course (par-72, 7356 yards from the back tees); Osprey Point (par-72, 6932 yards); Turtle Point (par-72, 7061 yards); Cougar Point (par-72, 6875 yards), and just before you get onto the Island, Oak Point (par-72, 6701 yards).
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How2Get There?

21 miles SW of Charleston
From the centre of Charleston, take Hwy 17 West. After crossing the Ashley River Bridge (with Holiday Inn rotunda on your left) turn left onto the 171 (Wesley Drive / Folly Bridge Blvd). After 1 mile turn right onto the 700 (Maybank Hwy). After approx 7 miles at crossroads, turn left onto Bohicket Road (Main Road*). After approx 10 miles turn left at roundabout, direction Kiawah Island (turn right for Seabrook Island). After 1 mile stop at gatehouse. 100 yards after gatehouse turn right direction West Beach Village, and follow road to Cougar Point clubhouse. (* Note : Main Road also connects directly to Hwy 17, ten miles west of Charleston).

Essential information

Green Fees:
2017 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season: $232. [Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play rates and packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

Cougar Point golf course was formerly known as Marsh Point, and was the first golf course to be built on Kiawah Island. The Sanctuary Hotel provides luxury resort accommodation on Kiawah Island. This was formerly provided by the now closed Kiawah Resort Inn in the West Beach area of Kiawah Island, very close to the Cougar Point clubhouse.

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Location

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Latitude: (32.591872)
Longitude: (-80.124139)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort AAA 5-diamonds
One Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island, SC 29455
+1 (843) 768 6000
www.thesanctuary.com

Located along the pristine shores of Kiawah Island, this luxurious oceanfront hotel, just thirty minutes from downtown Charleston, captures the spirit, history and charm of the beautiful south. It also provides the perfect base from which to discover Kiawah Island's five championship golf courses.

Golf at this hotel Kiawah Island's five championship courses are all within a short drive : Ocean Course, Turtle Point, Cougar Point, Osprey Point and Oak Point.
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Golf within 5 miles No
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Golf within 20 miles Patriots Point; The Links at Stono Ferry; Shadowmoss Plantation.
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Kiawah Island Villas 
Kiawah Island, SC 29455
+1 (843) 768 6000
www.kiawahgolf.com

Resort villas of different sizes and price options are available on a vacation rental basis, providing an ideal base from which to discover Kiawah Island and its fabulous array of championship golf courses.

Golf at this hotel Kiawah Island's five championship courses are all within a short drive : Ocean Course, Turtle Point, Cougar Point, Osprey Point and Oak Point.
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Golf within 5 miles No
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Golf within 20 miles Patriots Point; The Links at Stono Ferry; Shadowmoss Plantation.
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