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Ocean Ridge Plantation Golf

6330 Castlebrook Way,

Sunset Beach, North Carolina NC 28469

  • Office

    +1 (800) 233 1801
  • Pro shop

    +1 (910) 287 1717
  • Fax

    +1 (910) 287 1701
  • Golf pro

    Phillipe Bureau (Director of Golf)
  • Academy

    Ocean Ridge Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and residential.

  • Designer:

    Tim Cate

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7155
6165
4872
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
74.3
69.8
68.4

At the same location:

Ocean Ridge Plantation operates four 18-hole "Big Cat" golf links: Tiger's Eye (par-72, 7014 yards); Panther's Run (par-72, 7089 yards); Lion's Paw (par-72, 7003 yards) and Leopard's Chase (par-72, 7155 yards). A possible fifth course, Jaguar's Lair (on the site of the former Angels Trace Golf Links), has yet to come to fruition.

Location

Latitude:

33.928708

Longitude:

-78.468550

How to get 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.

Ocean Ridge Plantation (Leopard's Chase Golf Club)

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 2006

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, set to become one of the coolest of the "cats". A limited amount of real estate will be built around parts of this course, but is unlikely 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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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season: c.$133 (all days). Golf cart included.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility.

Practice facilities

Good

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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  • Ocean Isle Inn

    37 West First Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469

    +1 (910) 579 0750

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    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

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • 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.

  • The Winds Oceanfront Inn & Suites

    310 E First St, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469

    +1 (910) 579 6275

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    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

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      No

    • 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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