The Big Cats Golf Courses
of Ocean Ridge Plantation
Immerse yourself in unforgettable, championship golf at Ocean Ridge Plantation, home of the award-winning Big Cats golf courses – Lion’s Paw, Panther’s Run, Tiger’s Eye and Leopard’s Chase. The Big Cats feature challenging holes for all levels, beautiful landscapes, exciting elevation changes, diverse fairways and sloping greens for an unparalleled experience – the way golf was meant to be played.
Ocean Ridge Plantation offers access to 72 holes of premier golf!
Tim Cate’s Tiger’s Eye has been our most acclaimed course ever since its debut as Golf Digest’s “Best New Golf Course in America.” The course is distinguished by dramatic elevation changes reminiscent of the North Carolina Sandhills. Tiger’s Eye is a thinking person’s course, requiring precision shot making and a reliable short game. It features a stunning combination of natural waste areas, native grasses, wildflowers, pine and oak trees, and such water features as marshlands and waterfalls. This Big Cat was ranked among Golf Digest’s “Top 100 Public Golf Courses in America” for 2007 and 2008.
Our newest Big Cat family member at Ocean Ridge Plantation is Leopard’s Chase, our 4th award-winning golf course. This $14 million dollar work of art, also designed by Tim Cate, celebrated its debut in the fall of 2006. Since then, it has received stellar reviews and set a new standard of excellence in the coastal Carolinas by being ranked #10 by Golf Digest as the “Best New Public Golf Course in America,” placing the course at #1 in the Carolinas for 2007. It was also ranked #7 by Golf Magazine for “Best New Golf Course in America.”
Leopard’s Chase offers many challenges and panoramic views. This par-72 course is as scenic as it is enjoyable to play. You will encounter forced carries, generous landing areas and dramatic elevation changes. As you travel the 18 holes you will also notice a varied terrain accompanied by stunning natural vistas. One of the many distinguishing characteristics of this Cate creation is the masterful use of the natural and man-made water features that appear throughout the entire layout. Featuring magnificently manicured L-93 bentgrass greens, this coastal masterpiece is truly a vision to behold.
And just when you think you’ve seen it all, the biggest architectural splash of all awaits on the 18th hole, where the steeply undulating green is fronted by a spectacular cascading waterfall.
Panther’s Run was born to be a different kind of challenge. Golf course designer Tim Cate situated the course along the edge of a pristine nature preserve. Wide fairways twist and turn with a variety of elevations to continually test your abilities while using every club in your bag. With generous landing areas and large greens, Panther’s Run blends modern course architecture and a breathtaking natural setting for a seamless fusion of design and nature, creating a truly new breed of golf course.
Lion’s Paw has been described as golf designer Willard Byrd’s finest work. Part wild, part rustic and quiet, this magnificent course presents a lion’s share of adventure and breathtaking scenery. This open, hilly course is distinguished by towering hardwoods, MiniVerde greens, spectacular water shots, and mounds of sugar white sand marking deep bunkers and high embankments. A 3 1/2 star rating by Golf Digest means this is a course you do not want to miss.