Nicely located in beautiful Sunset Beach, NC is Ocean Ridge Plantation, home to the legendary Big Cats. Built on three thousand plus acres of gorgeous terrain in the spectacular South Brunswick Islands, Ocean Ridge offers world class and a charming residential community. Enjoy this short snapshot about each one of these stunning golf courses.
Tigers Eye Golf Links: Remarkable elevation changes reminiscent of the North Carolina sand hills are what set Tigers Eye Golf Links apart from the other three felines. Carved from a Pine and Hardwood forest, this challenging layout boasts a combination of natural waste areas, native grasses and protected wetlands. There is even a coquina-bouldered waterfall awaiting you at the 18th tee. A true shotmaker’s golf course, Tigers Eye will test your accuracy off the tee, your iron play as well as your short game. One of the all-time greats in the Brunswick Islands, Tigers Eye has been consistently ranked among Golf Digest’s Top 100 Public Courses in America and was also ranked #3 among the Top 50 Courses in Myrtle Beach.
Leopard’s Chase Golf Club: As you navigate the eighteen unforgettable holes at Leopards Chase Golf Club, you will encounter dramatic elevation changes as well as several forced carries over preserved wetlands. The stunning natural vistas and water features on this spectacular layout are absolutely breathtaking. The eighteenth is an outstanding finishing hole that ends with a fabulous cascading waterfall that fronts the green. The youngest of the Big Cats Courses, Leopards Chase Golf Club was named as one of the Top 10 Best New Public Courses in America by both Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine, and Golf World readers ranked it among America’s Top 50 Public Courses.
Lion’s Paw Golf Links: The first of the Big Cat golf courses to be built at Ocean Ridge Plantation, Lions Paw Golf Links has long been one of the most favored layouts in the Brunswick Islands. Touted as one of Willard Byrd’s finest designs, Lions Paw is wild and untamed, rustic and yet tranquil, this magnificent golf course is full of adventure and stunning scenery. Always ready to pounce this Big Cat features one of the strongest collections of par three’s along the along the Brunswick Islands. An open, hilly course with views of a gorgeous creek valley and adjoining wetlands, Lion’s Paw features deep, soft white sand bunkers and recently converted MiniVerde greens that have quickly become some of the best in the area.
Panther’s Run Golf Links: Architect Tim Cate created a masterpiece at Panthers Run Golf Links, this beauty twists and turns through a beautiful nature preserve and is a wild but scenic design from the first tee to the eighteenth green. Enjoy teeing off into generous landing areas and putting on immaculately manicured MiniVerde greens that roll true and fast. Panther’s Run is an outstanding combination of modern course architecture in a breathtaking natural setting.
So, the next time you tee it up at the Big Cats, stop by one of their Award Winning clubhouses and pro shops, they have been named among America’s Best for four consecutive years. There are also full service restaurants available for guests; Tamers, Tiger’s Eye Grille and Leopard’s Den Grille. Please talk to one of our providers about making Ocean Ridge Plantation a big part of your next golf getaway and “Come Chase Birdies with The Big Cats”!