Willard Byrd’s Best Work at Lion’s Paw

Willard Byrd is considered one of the masters of Lowcountry course design, and has made his mark along the Grand Strand with nine area designs – among them noted layouts Litchfield Country Club and International Club to the south, and sister designs Farmstead Golf Links and Meadowlands Golf Club nearby in the north. But of all of Byrd’s handiwork in the area, his contribution with one of the Legendary Big Cats™ … [Read more...]

Panther’s Run Reopens With New Bermuda Greens

Panther's Run® Golf Links, one of the four Legendary Big Cats™ courses of Ocean Ridge Plantation, has reopened with new TifEagle Bermuda greens, joining sister course Tiger's Eye® Golf Links in featuring TifEagle as its new premium putting surface. The greens made their debut July 19, 2018, merely six weeks after joining numerous area designs in capitalizing on the warm summer months as ideal conditions for … [Read more...]

Panther’s Run Earns High Praise With Recent Honors

The North Carolina Golf Panel has honored Panther’s Run Golf Links at Ocean Ridge Plantation with inclusion in its statewide listing of “North Carolina’s Top 50 Courses You Can Play” for 2018. Panther’s Run (No. 50) joins sister courses Leopard’s Chase Golf Links (No. 11) and Tiger’s Eye Golf Links (No. 13) in a prestigious collection of courses that’s topped by Pinehurst No. 2 and three of its sister courses at the … [Read more...]

Hole Spotlight: Number 9 at Leopard’s Chase

Hole No. 9 at Leopard’s Chase Golf Links at Ocean Ridge Plantation is the second par 5 on this course’s front nine, which finishes with the third-most-difficult hole from the men’s tees and the most difficult from the women’s markers. It plays to a hefty 569 yards from the tips, 555 yards from the blue markers, 532 from the whites, 495 yards from the gold tees and 460 yards from the red markers. Number 9 plays as a … [Read more...]

Hole Spotlight: Number 7 at Tiger’s Eye of Ocean Ridge Plantation

Among the many memorable challenges awaiting you at Tiger’s Eye Golf Links, one of the Legendary Big Cats Courses of Ocean Ridge Plantation, is Hole No. 7, a robust par 5 measuring 562 yards from the tips. If you’re afraid of biting off more than you can chew, it can be whittled down to a still-sizable 513 yards from the middle tees and 408 yards from the forward yellow markers. This striking hole plays as a … [Read more...]