Big Cats Golf

Tiger’e Eye, Panther’s Run & Lion’s Paw All Named Among Area’s Best


Magazine Says Tiger’s Eye, Panther’s Run and Lion’s Paw are Among the Best of the Area’s 117 Golf Courses

All three golf courses at Ocean Ridge Plantation are on Golf Digest’s first-ever ranking of the “Top 50 Courses of Myrtle Beach”. Tiger’s Eye was ranked number 3, Panther’s Run was number 39; and Lion’s Paw came in at number 49. The rankings appear in the November issue of Golf Digest (also available online at which also stated that Ocean Ridge’s Tiger’s Eye course was part of the “Top Shelf” experience in the Myrtle Beach market. The top 50 list is based on the opinions of Golf Digest’s panel of raters, a group of 800-plus low-handicap golfers. These golfers also rate “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses” and “America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses”.

“It is very gratifying to have Golf Digest recognize that all three of Ocean Ridge’s courses are among the best on the Grand Strand,” said Philippe Bureau, Director of Golf at Ocean Ridge. They have consistently drawn great reviews since they opened, and we’re proud that so many golfers list them among their favorites — not just in Myrtle Beach, but overall.”

Ocean Ridge Plantation, which has started construction on a fourth course, Leopard’s Chase, offers its property owners and visitors world-class golf on three championship layouts. Designed by architect Willard Byrd, Lion’s Paw Golf Links offers some of the most picturesque and challenging golf holes on the Grand Strand. Panther’s Run is a design by architect Tim Cate; it was on Golf Digest’s list of nominees for “Best New Course” when it opened. Tiger’s Eye, also designed by Cate, is on Golf Digest’s list of “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses”, Golf Digest’s list of the “Best in State”, and ranked 6th in North Carolina by Golfweek magazine. All three of Ocean Ridge’s Big Cat courses have been on Golf For Women’s prestigious list of “Top 100 Fairways for Women”.

(originally written on October 17, 2005)