Big Cats Golf

Ocean Ridge Plantation in The News

Tiger’s Eye earned 4 1/2 stars. Four stars means the course is “outstanding; plan your next vacation around it” and five stars means “golf at its absolute best; pay any price to play it once in your life.”
Golf Digest’s Places To Play 2004-2005

Golfweek ranked Tiger’s Eye the 6thh best course in North Carolina in its “America’s Best State By State” rankings.

Golf For Women named Lion’s Paw, Panther’s Run and Tiger’s Eye at Ocean Ridge three of the “Top 100 Fairways”.
Golf For Women

… golf’s version of a big-game safari on The Grand Strand. (NBC/Total Sports)

This Tim Cate design [Tiger’s Eye] among the wetlands … the biggest kitty of the Ocean Ridge litter.
Golf Digest

One of the best new courses in North Carolina is undoubtedly Tiger’s Eye …

Words can’t begin to explain Myrtle Beach’s stunning Tim Cate design. The upscale track is dramatic, patterned after North Carolina tracks at Pinehurst. Look for Tiger’s Eye on the top of many “New Course” lists and to join Myrtle Beach’s elite courses.
Golf Chicago

Throughout Ocean Ridge Plantation, there is high level of quality and attention to detail, which has generated regional as well as national recognition. The championship layouts feature spectacular views and natural surroundings.

Tiger’s Eye nominated for “Best New Course of 2000”.
Golf Digest

Tiger’s Eye “the hottest new course in Myrtle Beach”
Miami’s South Dade (Florida) News Leader

Tiger’s Eye is “the flagship course of the Sunset Beach, North Carolina golf community.”
Washington Golf Monthly

Tiger’s Eye’s was applauded for its “numerous design features unique for the Carolinas”. (NBC/Total Sports)

Tiger’s Eye is being hailed as the crown jewel of the Ocean Ridge trifecta, and one of the most unique layouts in Myrtle Beach. If you haven’t teed it up on Tiger’s Eye yet, be sure to put it on your “must play” list for 2001.

… you’re virtually guaranteed a challenging round in a setting that’s thoughtfully integrated into the spectacular natural surroundings.
AAA Going Places

Ocean Ridge is becoming a one-stop shop for all things golf. The Ocean Ridge Golf Shoppe was officially named one of America’s Top 100 Golf Shops for the year 2000 by Golf Shop Operations (GSO) magazine for the fourth straight year. The Ocean Ridge Golf Shoppe is the only pro shop along the Grand Strand to be recognized by GSO.

… this course has an incredible setting, and the views from its clubhouse deck are among the most spectacular on the Strand.
On The Green Magazine

Everything — from the marshals to speed of the greens — is perfect … this (Tiger’s Eye) is the best vacation golf venue along the Grand Strand.
Times Community Newspapers

It just keeps getting better at Ocean Ridge Plantation. … Tiger’s Eye gives the complex three outstanding golf courses: Lion’s Paw by Willard Byrd, and Panther’s Run and Tiger’s Eye by Tim Cate, one of the more renowned young architects in the country.
The Golf Record Of The Carolinas

In a twist that seems to contradict many Grand Strand additions, Tiger’s Eye lends an enjoyable golfing experience by pleasing golfers with a good game and a beautiful layout.
Morning Star — Wilmington, N.C.

This all-you-can-play golf buffet along a sixty-mile stretch of coastal Carolina is in the process of amassing some serious new high-end credentials [including] Tiger’s Eye … the third track among the highly regarded courses at Ocean Ridge Plantation.
Travel & Leisure Golf

One of “America’s 100 Best Golf Shops” for the fourth consecutive year.
Golf Shop Operations (GSO)

[Panther’s Run] is a course you could play every day and never be bored.
Carolina Fairways

If you have a fear of Big Cats don’t come here. But if you enjoy great golf courses in a beautiful setting, jot down the address. It’s hard to beat this trio.
The Golf Record of the Carolinas

One of the first things that really impressed us was the clubhouse and atmosphere from the staff. We were treated like royalty.
Florence Morning News

Panther’s Run, designed by Willard Byrd protégé Timothy Cate, is … one of the must-plays on the Grand Strand.

… stars on the northern horizon [of the Grand Strand] include Panther’s Run.
Golf Tips

Also memorable are the big cat courses — Lion’s Paw and Panther’s Run — at Ocean Ridge Golf Shoppe in Sunset Beach, N.C.

Instead of using mounds, [Tim Cate] relied upon natural-looking swells and depressions to steer the ball around [Panther’s Run]. A densely wooded nature preserve borders several holes, and the course unfolds seamlessly across subtly undulating fairways.

Tiger’s Eye earned 4 1/2 stars. Four stars means the course is “outstanding; plan your next vacation around it” and five stars means “golf at its absolute best; pay any price to play it once in your life.”
Golf Digest’s “Places To Play”

Panther’s Run was born to be a different kind of challenge. . .Wide fairways that twist and turn and present you with a variety of lies, along with scenic features, blend perfectly to create one of the most visually interesting courses in the Carolinas.
Golf Illustrated