Ocean Ridge Plantation Golf

360 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 & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk (although some long green-to-tee walks).

  • Surroundings:


  • Designer:

    Tim Cate

SSS or slope

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.






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 (Tiger's Eye Golf Links)

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

Est. 2000

Ocean Ridge Plantation (Tiger's Eye Golf Links): Ocean Ridge Plantation is the land of the Big Cats. With courses bearing the names and paw prints of the Lion, Panther, Leopard (and a Jaguar on the way), the leader of the pack is generally regarded to be the Tiger - and this is a most handsome Tiger; woods and lakes providing its very natural environment.

After a gentle opening par-4, the Tiger's Eye stamps its authority on proceedings with the par-3 2nd; water, fierce bunkering and a beautifully elevated green all combine to produce a superb golf hole. Tall pines and large sandy (drive-thru') waste areas typically line the good-width fairways, as well as dark, reflective lakes and ponds, which come into play on well over half the holes.

With pleasant elevation changes on some holes and a mix of wooded and more open aspects, this is the most scenic and beautiful of the feline quartet at Ocean Ridge. Real estate is very limited and discreetly tucked away.

If your card has survived the trees, waste areas and water, then quite substantive bunkering (some of it merging into the water hazards) will also need to be negotiated, along with large (sometimes very large), fast, undulating greens. Like all tigers, this one is a joy to behold, but keep your wits about you, have your A-game ready and be aware that Tigers have plenty of bite!

List of courses: Myrtle Beach


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.$120 (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. Walking permitted.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

The Tiger's Eye Golf Links has its own clubhouse and very well stocked golf shop, which is just 100 yards across from the clubhouse which supports the Lion's Paw and Panther's Run courses.


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    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:


    • Golf within 5 miles:


    • 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:


    • Golf within 5 miles:


    • 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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