Kiawah Island is a great place to play golf. The southern landscape complimented by unmistakable southern charm and a seaside location couldn’t be any more relaxing. Even better, just a 45 minute jaunt by car will have you in the amazing city of Charleston.
The Ocean Course (our review here) gets most of the attention. Fittingly we might add considering its championship history with some of professional golf’s most memorable moments played out over the Pete Dye layout. But Cougar Point, designed by Gary Player, is a very strong, strategic golf course giving golfers even more reason to head down to the resort island. And as of October 1st, 2017 golfers will find a newly renovated golf course with improved visuals and playability.
We were only in the Kiawah area for a day and opted for a 36-hole excursion that consisted of Cougar Point at dawn followed by lunch and The Ocean Course in the afternoon. The morning began with impeding showers and storms that actually never hit and as the day progressed we were even graced by periods of glorious sunshine. Our luck made us feel like Jack Lemmon was watching over us just like Will Smith did in The Legend of Bagger Vance. Of course Cougar Point was one of the main courses used in filming the motion picture.
If you’re considering a trip down to Kiawah the winter months offer very strong deals for the traveling Canadian. Admittedly, you won’t be able to expect beach weather, but it’s more often than not very pleasant for golf and a good time to consider a trip.
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