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This resort and residential complex features the four legendary "Big Cats" Courses - Panther's Run, Lion's Paw, Tiger's Eye and Leopard's Chase - each of which has won world-wide critical acclaim and is renowned for their dramatic design features...more
Hours Today: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
53 Ocean Ridge Pkwy SW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469-5429
The community is fantastic, the people are wonderful and there are many excellent builders including Mark Saunders Luxury Homes, the developer. The courses have been hit hard with a rough winter but actually have been in somewhat better shape than many other courses in our...More
Date of experience: September 2018
Bill L, Manager at Ocean Ridge Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2018
Thank you very much for taking the time to make us aware of your experience at Ocean Ridge Plantation! 2018 has certainly been a difficult year for all those in the golf industry in our region, but I believe we have made great strides in...More
Annual Oct trip to Myrtle for golf included all 4 of the Cats this year. Area was recovering from Hurricane Florence only 5 weeks ago, all courses we ok considering the weather. Rough on Lions Paw and Panters Run was really high, lost balls due...More
I live here. Leopards is fine. Challenging, beautiful, fun. Panthers, Lion's are terrible. Tee boxes are uneven, traps are like rocks, greens have no grass, payonia spouts redirect your putts. Poor conditions of the greens add 4-6 strokes to your round minimum.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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Bill L, Manager at Ocean Ridge Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018
We appreciate you taking the time to review The Big Cats courses. We agree that Leopard's Chase is in good condition, especially considering the brutal winter weather all the area courses were exposed to this year. Fortunately Leopard's has bentgrass greens, which are a cool...More
We were booked into panthers run and lions paw golf courses this week for our golf trip. Friendly staff and interesting layout on both coursesBUT, the greens were awful!! The greens are all damaged and were covered with blue fertilizer and covered with sprouts, you...More
Date of experience: April 2018
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Bill L, Manager at Ocean Ridge Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018
Thank you for taking the time to review our courses. You are correct, the bermuda greens in our area took a beating from the exceptionally harsh weather conditions this past winter and are now just beginning to recover. Fortunately the very nice weather of the...More
The course all the way from the Tee Box to the Greens was a complete travesty. They had not done any maintenance to the bunkers, fairways, or greens. The tee boxes were overgrown with weeds, the fairways were covered in weeds and even with a...More
We have a beautiful community. A great POA and a developer that is sucking us dry. Do not come here. The courses are good designes but the developer is sucking us dry! There are a lot of courses in the area that you will be...More
Date of experience: June 2017
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Bill L, Manager at Ocean Ridge Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017
In reading your review, I am very much concerned and would like to help in any way I can. Please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your specific comments and issues regarding the Big Cats Courses.
Paid full fare for Panthers Run, a course that used to be worth that premium. Unfortunately from nearly start to finish a poor experience now. The men who handled our bags to the carts were downright unwelcoming, and provided a thoroughly confusing experience with a...More
Date of experience: April 2017
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Bill L, Manager at Ocean Ridge Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017
I sincerely apologize for your unsatisfactory experience. I saw your review of Panther's Run and asked you some follow up questions there, but I see they have already been answered here in your review of Ocean Ridge Plantation. I assure you we will address the...More
I was so looking forward to our round at Ocean Ridge Plantation and so much so that we were planning on 36 holes via Tigers Eye and Leopards Chase. Well Hurricane Matthew changed those plans so we only were able to play Leopards Chase.
Date of experience: October 2016
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Bill L, General Manager at Ocean Ridge Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2016
Thank you for your feedback. We always appreciate anyone taking the time to give us constructive information we can use to improve our operation! You certainly had the misfortune of catching us at a difficult time. Preparation for Hurricane Matthew caused us to divert our...More
My wife and I moved into Ocean Ridge Plantation this summer and love everything about living here except the golf courses. There are four courses all named after Big Cats. On Tiger's Eye the greens and fairways were totally burnt out with dirt patches through...More
Date of experience: August 2016
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Bill L, Manager at Ocean Ridge Plantation, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2016
The ownership, management and staff of Ocean Ridge Plantation Golf are always interested in constructive feedback and we appreciate anyone who takes the time to make us aware of their particular experiences during their visit. As this reviewer indicated, weather conditions have been brutal this...More
Thank you for your interest in The Big Cats courses of Ocean Ridge Plantation! We do have 4 small guest cottages/condo units onsite and can often accommodate smaller golf groups, depending on availability. Please send me a... More
Thank you for your interest in The Big Cats courses of Ocean Ridge Plantation! We do have 4 small guest cottages/condo units onsite and can often accommodate smaller golf groups, depending on availability. Please send me a direct email through our website, with the specific dates, number of golfers and room nights needed, and I will be happy to prepare a quote for your group! Thanks again! Bill
Thank you for your interest in The Big Cats courses! To answer your question, we have definitely undertaken many improvement projects over the past several months. Foremost on the list was the installation of brand new... More
Thank you for your interest in The Big Cats courses! To answer your question, we have definitely undertaken many improvement projects over the past several months. Foremost on the list was the installation of brand new TifEagle greens on Tiger's Eye! We also refreshed and renourished several weak spots throughout both Tiger's Eye and Panther's Run. Currently we are working on a cart path renovation for Lion's Paw and Panther's Run and bunker improvement for all four Big Cats! So the answer is a resounding YES! We are dedicated to continually improving our operating, including addressing any and all golf course maintenance related matters. I hope this information has been helpful and we look forward to seeing your group in September!
Thank you for your inquiry! We have different types of grass on all our courses, so I will give you a quick rundown of each. Leopard's Chase has L-93 bentgrass and those greens are in very good condition overall. Any... More
Thank you for your inquiry! We have different types of grass on all our courses, so I will give you a quick rundown of each. Leopard's Chase has L-93 bentgrass and those greens are in very good condition overall. Any small weak spots from the winter are filling in quite nicely. The G2 bentgrass on Tiger's Eye had and extremely rough end of summer/fall last year, but they ahve bounced back very well and are continuing to improve. There are still a couple of greens that are weak, but they put true so I don't think you will have any issues with those. Panther's Run has Miniverde greens that have begun to break dormancy earlier than expected, so they can appear a little spotty in some areas. But they also putt fast and true! Lion's Paw has Miniverde that has been overseeded with Poa Triv and they have also been dealing with the unexpectedly up and down temperatures. We fully expect all of our greens to be improving daily (as weather conditions allow) so I don't think will will have any major issues when your group comes out on March 8th. we look forward to seeing your group soon!