One of the finest courses I have played. We had a tee time at 10am and were promptly greeted with phenomenal service. The round was fantastic and the course was in excellent shape. The front nine were especially beautiful.
Great shorter course at Kiawah. I can actually get to some par 5's in two. Family tee time is great too after 5 pm.
Cougar Point was redesigned by Gary Player, which it was then known as Marsh Point, before the mid 1990's. When comparing to Turtle Point, Cougar has some of the better views, especially on the front nine, along the Kiawah River, excluding #15-#--16--and--#17 on Turtle Point. From the back tees,(Gold) the course plays to 6,875 yards.
Visually, the course is beautiful! View's of the salt marshes and Kiawah River had this kid from New York, beside himself with awe. This area is the mecca of golf in the U.S.A., in my opinion and I have golfed 39 states.
Cougar Point, like all other of the Kiawah Courses have a good variety of long par 4's framed with tall trees lining the fairways, but Mr. Player did not leave out risk / reward shorter par 4's and the long and short holes are mixed in their routings, so you need to keep a close eye on the yardage book. All holes are quite interesting, par 3's distances range from 158 to 201 yards and seemingly have the tougher greens and two of the four par 5s are quite long and difficult.
The Cougar tees play 6503 yards with a 127 slope and 71.6 course rating, conditions are always terrific all around and all year round, when the resort is open. It's very well bunkered throughout, providing great shot values from the tees and fairways.
Since the redesign, the course has become a great strategic layout where players need to think their way around the course, as I mentioned above but should be mentioned again.
This course is a real winner,challenging when played from the correct tees, don't go too far back in the boxes, play your normal tee's.
Hole number 17 is considered by many to be one of the prettiest and most challenging golf holes on the island.