Eagle's Pointe Golf Club
Our group thoroughly enjoyed playing Eagle’s Pointe. When you look at the scorecard prior
to the round the yardage seems quite short, 6780 from the tips and 5210 from the front tees. However,
many of the shorter holes have strategically placed bunkers and forced carries over water.
Golf architect, Davis Love III, built four sets of elevated tees to allow the golfer to choose their own
level of challenge. He was quoted a saying that he wanted “to make a golf course that everyone can play
and want to come back and play again”.
On the longer holes, Love put bunkers where a good drive should land. Therefore, you need to choose
other clubs besides the driver occasionally off the tee. You would be wise to purchase a yardage card to
help you with the distances to bunkers and the water.
The green side bunkers can be deep with large lips so be prepared to use your sand wedge often.
The greens hold well and I suggest going for the pins or you may end up with a putt in another
zip code from the pin. These are by far the largest greens in the area.
Eagle’s Pointe is not your typical lowcountry course with a lot of forced carries over marshland.
There is some water on the course but most of the time it is lateral instead of in front of you.
Hole #7 is a real challenge with a large bunker on the right that attracts your tee shot. There is a forced
carry to a very large green.
Hole #9 is also challenging as the #1 handicap hole. The drive is one of the most visually difficult drives
I have played. You can’t help but stare at the live oak at the right side of the fairway and the water all
along the entire right side of the hole. I suggest a hot dog and a beer at the turn to help take the bad taste
out of your mouth after #9 deflates your ego.
At the turn, Love challenges you again with the longest hole on the course. It is a three shot
Par 5 even for the low handicap golfers. It is well bunkered with a countered green.
There isn’t a real “signature hole” but the short par 3, #11 catches your eye when you drive
into the subdivision. It may be short but you must choose the correct club or suffer the
Head golf professional, Brent Carlson, is very passionate about the golf course and the golfer’s
enjoyment of it. “Eagle’s Pointe has become very popular because of the consistently good course
conditions and user-friendly layout. We look for our guests to enjoy their day. If we see smiles
from players as they are coming off the last hole, we know our hard work has paid off”.
Bill Layman, Director of Golf for both Eagle’s Pointe and Crescent Pointe, recommends that
locals purchase the Links Club Card. It is a special program designed for residents of the
Hilton Head area. Links Club members are guaranteed the lowest available rate for golf
everyday at any time during the day.
To contact Eagle’s Pointe call (843 )686-4457or visit their website at www.eaglespointegolf.com