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The Big Cats Golf Courses at Ocean Ridge Plantation
351 Ocean Ridge Pkwy., SW
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469

(910) 287-1717
(800) 233-1801

The Big Cats Golf Courses include Lion's Paw, Panther's Run, Tiger's Eye, Leopard's Chase and the soon-to-be-completed Jaguar's Lair. The Ocean Ridge Golf Shops were ranked among the "All Time Best'" in Golf World Business Magazine, and Golf Digest has ranked The Big Cats among the "Top 50 Courses in Myrtle Beach."

Designed by Willard Byrd, Lion's Paw offers 18 holes of play on an open hilly course adjoining wetlands and meandering through tall hardwood trees with views of a creek valley. Featured are bentgrass greens and sugar-sand bunkers. Amenities include a chipping area, practice bunker, driving range, putting green, carts, teaching pro, showers, restaurant, bar, snack shop and military discounts. Lion's Paw was given a four star rating by Golf Digest.

The 18 holes of Panther's Run were designed by Tim Cate. The layout winds through a lovely nature preserve. Featured are large landing areas, MiniVerde greens, a great variety of elevations and wide twisting fairways. Amenities include a chipping area, practice bunker, driving range, putting green, carts, teaching pro, showers, restaurant, bar, snack shop and military discounts. This course has been named in Golf Digest's "Places to Play" Guide. Links magazine named it to "Best of Myrtle Beach Top 30" and Golf For Women magazine included it in the "Top 100 Fairways."

In the Lion's Paw/Panther's Runclubhouse you will find Tamer's Restaurant and a pro shop that was named one of the "100 Best Golf Shops in America" for four years in a row.

Tiger's Eye is an 18-hole daily fee course carved from a virgin pine forest with unique 60-foot elevation changes that resemble the North Carolina sandhills. Here you will find natural waste areas, native grasses, wildflowers and trees. Water features include lakes, waterfalls and marshes. Amenities include a chipping area, a practice bunker, a driving range, putting green, carts, a teaching pro, showers, a restaurant, a bar, a snack shop and military discounts. Tiger's Eye was rated "Third Best on the Grand Strand" and listed among "Top 100 Public Golf Courses in America" by Golf Digest, which gave it four and a half stars in its listing of "Places to Play." Golfweek rated Tiger's Eye "Sixth Best in N.C North Carolina Magazine ranked this course among the "Mighty 90 Golf Courses" in North Carolina. The 20,000-square-foot Tiger's Eye Clubhouse includes a golf shop, a restaurant and meeting space.

Named by Golf Digest and Golf magazine as one of the "Top 10 Best New Public Courses in America" for 2007, Leopard's Chase is an 18-hole Tim Cate creation. His excellent use of natural and man-made water features appears throughout the entire course. Featured are L-93 bentgrass greens, TifSport Bermuda grass fairways and a cascading waterfall at the18th hole. Five sets of tee positions accommodate all levels of play. Amenities include a chipping area, driving range, practice bunker, putting green, teaching pro, military discounts and snack shop. The 20,000-square-foot clubhouse is in the process of being built and will include a restaurant, bar, tennis courts and a swimming pool. Leopard's Chase was ranked among the "Top 5 in N.C." by Golf week.

The newly acquired Jaguar's Lair, redesigned by Tim Cate, is being redeveloped. When completed, Jaguar's Lair Golf Course will be an 18-hole course featuring the kind of landscape you have come to expect from The Big Cats. The clubhouse will include a restaurant, golf shop, meeting space, a swimming pool, a tennis and racquetball club and a waterpark for the children.

 

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