Ocean Ridge Plantation (Leopard's Chase Golf Club)


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Ocean Ridge Plantation (Leopard's Chase Golf Club) Est. 2006

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Ocean Ridge Plantation (Leopard's Chase Golf Club): Ocean Ridge Plantation is the land of the Big Cats. With courses bearing the names and paw prints of the Lion, Panther, Tiger (and a Jaguar on the way), the Leopard is one of the newest arrivals, bursting onto the scene in early 2007. Leopard's Chase is an exciting, visually impressive and constantly challenging design, which is set to become a revered name among the cats, particularly once it has had time to bed in a little. A limited amount of real estate will be built around parts of this course, but it is hardly likely to disturb the alluring features of this handsome newcomer. There is plenty of variety and creativity in Tim Cate's design, with water, sandy waste areas, wire-grassed waste areas (beware snakes !) and woodland taking it in turns to line the good-width fairways. Substantive and often deep bunkering also joins in along the way, especially beside the firm, fast and undulating greens. The three front-nine par-3's all require you to carry or potentially flirt with water; the two on the back-nine both require carries over swamp. The five par-5's are equally challenging, not least the tough 11th, where the swamp gets no less than three chances to swallow your ball. Your round will hopefully finish in style, providing you safely negotiate the difficult long par-4 18th, and stay out of the greenside rock pools and waterfalls. A bit of a mauling may await any golfer who tries to blast his or her way round this bold and demanding course, especially without giving due regard to the Leopard's key defences - sand & water, and water & sand.

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Making Contact

Ocean Ridge Plantation Golf
6330 Castlebrook Way,
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 & open parkland.
Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.
 
Surroundings: Woodland and residential.
 
Designer: Tim Cate
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7155 6165 4872
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 74.3 69.8 68.4
 
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 E of Calabash
Travelling north from Myrtle Beach on US Hwy 17 : just before the South Carolina / North Carolina border, you will meet the junction of Hwy 17 and route 179 (Beach Drive SW to Calabash). Take the 179 to Calabash. After approx 3 miles, at traffic lights in Calabash, continue straight over into Old Georgetown Road SW (still on the 179). After 3.6 miles go straight over at traffic lights (still Old Georgetown Road). After o.7 miles entrance to Leopard's Chase is on your left. After 100 yards turn right and follow road for 1 mile to clubhouse.

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.

Practice facilities
Good
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Did you know?

The leopard is the smallest of the four "big cats" (genus Panthera), the other three being the tiger, lion, and jaguar. The leopard is now mainly found in sub-Saharan Africa, with a few small populations in India, Sri Lanka, Indochina, Malaysia, Indonesia and China. The leopard is not found in the Americas, where the slightly larger jaguar lives. Jaguars inhabit certain habitats in southern Arizona, and are also found in central America and South America as far down as northern Argentina.

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Location

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Latitude: (33.928708)
Longitude: (-78.468550)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

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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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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