Ocean Ridge Plantation (Panther's Run Golf Links)


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Ocean Ridge Plantation (Panther's Run Golf Links) Est. 1995

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Ocean Ridge Plantation (Panther's Run Golf Links): Ocean Ridge Plantation is the land of the Big Cats. With courses bearing the names and paw prints of the Lion, Tiger, Leopard (and a Jaguar on the way), the Panther is a keen favourite with local and visiting golfers alike. A quite open, well-bunkered and gently uphill par-4 starts you on your way. You'll quickly discover this is a "leopard" (see Did You Know) that changes its spots as your round progresses. The terrain has some pleasant elevation changes, which add individual character to a number of holes and create pleasant contouring on the often wide fairways. Real estate may be visible through the well-spaced pine trees on several holes, but is generally set well back, and is occasionally contrasted by wetland forest. Running alongside the 8th and 9th holes is Preserve Point - a wonderful area of perfectly preserved wetland forest that forms part of the headwaters of the Shallotte River, no different now than it was thousands of years ago. Good-sized shallow bunkering is the principal defence around the greens, in combination with occasional grass bunkers and earthmounding. On the back-nine water hazards also join the greenside defences, not least at the two closing holes, the excellent par-3 17th flanked by water left and right, and the downhill par-4 18th, with a wide creek to carry in front of the green. There is plenty to enjoy in Ocean Ridge's black cat, but plenty of menace and challenge in the mix as well.

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Making Contact

Ocean Ridge Plantation Golf
351 Ocean Ridge Pkwy,
Sunset Beach, North Carolina NC 28469
USA
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Office   +1 (800) 233 1801
Pro Shop   +1 (910) 287 1717
Fax

  +1 (910) 287 1701

Email  
Website   www.big-cats.com
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Golf Pro
 
Phillipe Bureau (Director of Golf)
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Academy
 
Ocean Ridge Golf Academy
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined parkland.
Relatively flat terrain.
 
Surroundings: Woodland and residential.
 
Designer: Tim Cate
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7089 6267 5023
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 75.2 70.8 70
 
At the Same Location:
Ocean Ridge Plantation currently has four Big Cat golf links to choose from: Tiger's Eye (18-hole, par-72, 7014 yards); Panther's Run (18-hole, par-72, 7089 yards); Lion's Paw (18-hole, par-72, 7003 yards) and Leopard's Chase (18-hole, par-72, 7155 yards). The nearby Jaguar's Lair course is due to open shortly.
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How2Get There?

6 miles NE of Calabash
Travelling north from Myrtle Beach on US Hwy 17, you will cross the border into North Carolina. Continue on Hwy 17 for approx 8 miles and then turn right into Ocean Ridge Plantation. Follow road to clubhouse. (Note : Tiger's Eye clubhouse is 100 yards just beyond clubhouse for Panther's Run and Lion's Paw. Leopard's Chase clubhouse is in a different location).

Essential information

Green Fees:
Contact club for golf rates. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts compulsory.

Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

A black panther is not a separate species of big cat, but is in fact a melanistic leopard (or melanistic jaguar). They have a genetic mutation that cause them to produce more black pigment (eumelanin) than orange-tan pigment (pheomelanin). This results in a chiefly black coat, though the "leopard" spots of a black panther can still be seen in certain light, since the black pigment is darker in the pattern than in the background. There are also white panthers.

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Location

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Latitude: (33.938233)
Longitude: (-78.488238)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

The Winds Oceanfront Inn & Suites 
310 E First St, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
+1 (910) 579 6275
www.thewinds.com

At The Winds Inn & Suites you can stay oceanfront, close to some of the most popular golf courses on The Grand Strand.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles No
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Golf within 20 miles Thistle; Pearl Golf Links (East and West courses); Oyster Bay; Sea Trail (Jones, Byrd and Willard courses); Ocean Ridge Plantation (Tiger's Eye, Lion's Paw, Panther's Run and Leopard's Chase courses); Brunswick Plantation; Crow Creek; River's Edge.
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Ocean Isle Inn 
37 West First Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
+1 (910) 579 0750
www.oceanisleinn.com

Become a true islander and enjoy an oceanfront or sound view accommodation on the island of Ocean Isle Beach. Also well located to access the golf courses of Sunset Beach and Ocean Isle Beach.

Golf at this hotel No
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Golf within 5 miles No
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Golf within 20 miles Thistle; Pearl Golf Links (East and West courses); Oyster Bay; Sea Trail (Jones, Byrd and Willard courses); Ocean Ridge Plantation (Tiger's Eye, Lion's Paw, Panther's Run and Leopard's Chase courses); Brunswick Plantation; Crow Creek; River's Edge.
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