Ocean Ridge Plantation (Lion's Paw Golf Links)


3+ (3 gold): one of our top-rated 3-star courses, worthy of 3½ stars.
   Ocean Ridge Plantation (Lion's Paw Golf Links) Est. 1991

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Ocean Ridge Plantation (Lion's Paw Golf Links): Ocean Ridge Plantation is the land of the Big Cats. With courses bearing the names and paw prints of the Tiger, Panther, Leopard (and a Jaguar on the way), the Lion is the oldest of this feline collection, and one whose habitat has become a tad less natural, as residential properties have developed around the course perimeter. However, the essentials of Willard Byrd's solid design remain, and this is still a course that can summon up a roar or two, as it tests and challenges your game. The course combines many holes bordered by pines or woodland swamp, with a much more open section in the middle of the front-nine and towards the end of the back-nine. Good bunkering and mounding protect the not overly large greens. On the back-nine water a more frequent feature around the greens and running alongside the fairways, much more so than on the front nine. Oyster shells are used to accentuate some of the water hazards, not least on the very good par-3 3rd, and the water surrounded mid-iron par-3 17th. Like many a mature lion, this layout exudes an air of solid dependability. It certainly has its moments, as at the very good looking par-5 8th, but it doesn't purr with visual interest in quite the same way as some of its more recent big cat neighbours.

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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 & open parkland.
Relatively flat terrain.
 
Surroundings: Woodland and residential.
 
Designer: Willard Byrd
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7003 6457 5363
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 75 71.8 70.3
 
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?

Lion's Paw is the original big cat that launched golf at Ocean Ridge back in 1991.

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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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