Golf courses North Carolina Ocean Isle Beach Ocean Ridge Plantation, Leopards Chase

Ocean Ridge Plantation, Leopards Chase

Ocean Isle Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, 28469
Type: Resort
No. Holes: 18
(910) 287-1717
Architect: Tim Cate (4)
                      
Ocean Ridge Plantation, Leopards Chase, Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, 28469 - Golf Course Photo
Add Course Image

Detailed description of Ocean Ridge Plantation, Leopards Chase

Ocean Ridge Plantation home of The Big Cats Golf Courses is a Public, 64 hole golf facility located in Sunset Beach, North Carolina. This facility has four regulation eighteen hole courses.  They are The Lions Paw Course, The Panther's Run Course, Tiger's Eye Golf Course, and Leopard's Chase Golf Course.

 
Lions Paw Golf Course _______________
 
The Lion's Paw Course was designed by Willard Byrd. The course opened for play in 1991.
 
The course was built on rolling hills and features water hazards coming into play on some holes.  The front and back nines are completely different.  The front nine has Carolina pine trees lining its fairways and many elevation changes.  The back nine is a links-style design, which features wide open fairways and undulating greens. Lion’s Paw has multiple tee areas, more than 70 bunkers and generous mounding lining many fairways. Water comes into play on 15 holes and beautiful wetland views can be seen from every hole. The most memorable hole on the Lion's Paw Course is #3, a 204-yard, par 3, which calls for a tee shot to carry water and the oyster shells that line the perimeter of the lake.  From ground level, you'd never know the fairway and green form the shape of a lion's paw.  
 
Blue tees: par-72, 7,003 yards, 74.0 / 132
White tees: par-72, 6,457 yards, 71.3 / 128
Gold tees: par-72, 5,872 yards, 67.5 / 118(M), 71.0 / 126(W)
Red tees: par-72, 5,363 yards, 69.0 / 121
 
 
Panther's Run Golf Course _______________
 
Panther's Run was designed by Tim Cate. The course opened for play in 1996. Tim Cate apprenticed with Willard Byrd and his design firm for seven years including work on Lion's Paw. 
 
The Panther's Run Course plays alongside a nature preserve that frequently comes into play.  The fairways are undulating, and the water hazards are not only challenging, but very scenic due to the brooks, lakes and waterfalls.  Wildlife that is typically seen on the course include deer, barn owl, and many types of waterfowl.  A demanding and picturesque hole on the Panther's Run Course is #18, a 425-yard, par 4, which requires two well-struck shots to carry a lake that bisects the fairway.  
 
 
Tiger's Eye Golf Course_______________
 
Tiger's Eye was designed by Tim Cate. The course opened for play in 2000.
 
The 18-hole, 7014 yard par 72 Tiger's Eye was the third addition to the Ocean Ridge Plantation golf course portfolio. The course has elevation changes, natural waste areas, native grasses, wildflowers, pine and oak trees, and various water features including marshlands and waterfalls. The generous, undulated, fast-paced greens, which resemble warped plywood, yield numerous pin placements that are obscured from view and guarded by water and/or sand hazards.  The mature long leaf pine groves add a Pinehurst look to Tiger's Eye, but the mature, dense hardwood forest that lines the fairways and encircles the greens remind you that you're in the Lowcountry.  
 
Saber Tooth tees: par-72, 7,014 yards, 73.3 / 141
Amur tees: par-72, 6,628 yards, 70.9 / 135
Bengal tees: par-72, 6,120 yards, 68.1 / 124
Caspian tees: par-72, 5,136 yards, 65.0 / 103(M), 69.0 / 123(W)  
Tigress tees: par-72, 4,502 yards, 66.3 / 107
 

Leopard's Chase Golf Course _______________

 
Leopard's Chase was designed by Tim Cate. The course opened for play in 2007.
 
The Leopard"s Chase Course is the newest member of the Ocean River Plantation golf offerings. The course offers dramatic elevation changes, forced carries over preserved wetlands and generous landing areas. #18's steeply undulating green is fronted by an impressive cascading waterfall.
 
Black tees: par-72, 7,155 yards, 74.3 / 140
Blue tees: par-72, 6,645 yards, 72.1 / 136
White tees: par-72, 6,165 yards, 69.8 / 130(M), 76.2 / 144(W)
Gold tees: par-72, 5,458 yards, 67.1 / 117(M), 71.9 / 131(W) 
Red tees: par-72, 4,872 yards, 64,5 / 110(M), 68.4 / 120(W)
This course has been reviewed 3 times
Golf Course ranker Photo
Peterborough, ON

$46 (cart included), played on Thursday, November 2018 at 11:00 AM

My entire group loves this course. We come back every year and it is amazing every year. And for whatever reason, it is never busy so the pace of play is whatever you can play it in! We played it this year on a cool day and we were the only ones on the course!!! The layout is challenging yet open. The course is very picturesque with some water, lots of bunkers that are extremely well maintained and beautiful fairways and greens. As I said, we love this course!!! In my opinion, it is the best of the Cats.

Would travel: 20-30 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level
 
Condition of Course, Price, Pace of Play, Ambiance, Staff, Layout
None worth mentioning
Layout/ Challenge
Fairway conditions
Greens conditions
Course ambiance
Pace to play
Overall rating
Value
Rank ID # : 029373
Golf Course ranker Photo, Golfer Bob
Eldersburg, MD

$56 (cart included), played on Wednesday, December 1969 at 8:00 AM

Played here 10-16-15 as part of a golf group. This was the second of the "Big Cats" we've hit, and it's better than Lion's Paw in our estimation. First, the cart paths are concrete, and in great repair, so it's a good ride as opposed to the ruined asphalt at LP. The course is very challenging, but the fairways are pretty generous, albeit packed with bunkers (deep ones, too!), and moguls along the edges. Rough gets pretty close aboard on a number of holes: like #9 and 17. Good use of water and sand. Markings on most sprinkler heads, but GPS is almost essential here. One quibble: some of the holes are target golf, with landing areas fronted (and backed) by gunch and/or water. There is nothing to indicate the safe distance to hit. Could make for a slow round! Greens are very large, all are sloped, some heavily contoured, but all hold incoming shots well, and putted medium fast. Green approaches were in good shape, and bump-and-run shots are feasible. Course is not walkable due to distances between holes, and frankly, the routing is very confusing, with long meandering rides from hole-to-hole. Lots of houses adjoin the course, but are not a factor. Staff we met were very friendly and seemed to appreciate our custom. We recommend.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
Condition of Course, Pace of Play, Staff, Layout
None worth mentioning
Layout/ Challenge
Fairway conditions
Greens conditions
Course ambiance
Pace to play
Overall rating
Value
Rank ID # : 027710
Golf Course ranker Photo
Leesburg, FL

Do Not Recall (cart included), played on Friday, May 2008 at 8am

Great course. Great layout. Very challenging.

Would travel: 0-10 Miles, Vacation Worthy
Bottom line: I would play again, Better than average course for the area, Ranks with the best in this price level, Fair priced based on quality and competitive area pricing
 
Condition of Course, Difficulty, Layout, Ambiance, Pace of Play
Layout/ Challenge
Fairway conditions
Greens conditions
Course ambiance
Pace to play
Overall rating
Value
Rank ID # : 002852
4.7/5
Based on 3 reviews
Nearby Golf Courses
Ocean Ridge Plantation, Panthers Run,Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina,  - Golf Course Photo
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
Ocean Ridge Plantation, Tigers Eye,Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina,  - Golf Course Photo
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
Ocean Ridge Plantation, Lions Paw,Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina,  - Golf Course Photo
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
Discussion about this course
No User Comments