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Ocean Ridge Plantation Golf

351 Ocean Ridge Pkwy,

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 parkland. Relatively flat terrain.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and residential.

  • Designer:

    Tim Cate

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7089
6267
5023
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
75.2
70.8
70

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:

33.938233

Longitude:

-78.488238

How to get 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).

Ocean Ridge Plantation (Panther's Run Golf Links)

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1995

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's plenty to enjoy in Ocean Ridge's black cat, but plenty of menace and challenge in the mix as well.

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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.$80 (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. Golf carts compulsory.

Practice facilities

Excellent

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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    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.

  • 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.

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