Kiawah Island Cougar Point Course

Gary Player


In Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s continuing efforts to provide our guests with the finest resort experience, Cougar Point will undergo a renovation in 2017. The course will be closed from November 28th, 2016 with an opening date scheduled for October 2017.
The renovation will address the following:

  • Re-grassing the greens, tees, and fairways with Paspalum(the same grass that we have on all other resort golf courses)
  • Laser level all tee boxes including the practice range
  • Rebuild all bunkers
  • Update the irrigation throughout the golf course

We look forward to seeing you in the fall of 2017 when you come enjoy the new and improved Cougar Point.

Cougar Point Golf Course was recently rated the "Golf Course of The Year", by the South Carolina Golf Course Owners Association

One of the most dramatic vistas on the island is the middle of Cougar Point’s front nine, along the Kiawah River, making this course a very memorable one.

Originally named Marsh Point, Cougar Point was redesigned by Gary Player in 1996 and plays 6,875 yards. It features a great blend of short and long par-4s, great risk/reward par-5s and extremely scenic and challenging par-3s.

Cougar Point’s long par-4s feature wide landing areas putting the driver in the player’s hands, and open-run-up areas in front of the green making them reachable by the shorter hitters using a wood or long-iron. Its short par-4s feature great “target golf” where players must find specific landing areas on their drives to avoid obstacles and provide the best angle to the greens.

It has become a great strategic layout where players need to think their way around the course. For example, on No. 5, players want to be to the right to avoid hitting over and around trees. On No. 7 and No. 8, players must be to the left to avoid trees guarding approach shots.

No. 6 has a spectacular view, and No. 17 is considered by many to be one of the prettiest and most challenging golf holes on the island.