Tiger's Eye Golf Links (800-233-1801)
Myrtle Beach golf course review
The Ocean Ridge Plantation group of golf courses includes 4 stunning layouts - Lion's Paw, Panther's Run, Tiger's Eye and Leopard's Chase. The photos in this review are of Tigers Eye, A Tim Cate's design that has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Public Golf Courses in America and # 3 in the Top 50 in Myrtle Beach (Golf Digest 2007) and "Top 10 Best Public Courses in North Carolina for 2012-2013" by Golf Magazine! In 2017, all putting surfaces were replaced with new TifEagle Bermuda grass, the same grass type used for the recent renovation to the TPC Sawgrass course, home of the PGA Tour's The Players Championship tournament. Some of the most recent awards and accolades for Ocean Ridge Planation golf courses are:
- April 2018 - Leopard's Chase® and Tiger's Eye® were ranked #45 and #51 respectively among all private, public and resort golf courses in the state by Business North Carolina Magazine and The NC Golf Panel. Leopard's Chase moved up 3 positions and Tiger's Eye held firm to its spot from last year.
- April 2018 - Leopard's Chase® and Tiger's Eye® were ranked #11 and #13 respectively among all public and semi-private golf courses in the state by Business North Carolina Magazine and The NC Golf Panel. Both Courses moved up one spot from last year's rankings. They are the two highest ranking public courses in our region!
- April 2018 – Panther's Run joined Leopard's Chase and Tiger's Eye in the Top 50 Courses You Can Play list, debuting at #50.
- April 2018 Leopard's Chase® Golf Club was named by GolfWeek Magazine as among North Carolina's Best Courses You Can Play for 2018. Leopard's Chase® was ranked #10 on this list of the Best Public Courses in NC, moving up one position from 2017
- April 2018 Tiger's Eye® Golf Links was named by GolfWeek Magazine as among North Carolina's Best Courses You Can Play for 2018. Tiger's Eye® was ranked #14 on this list of the Best Public Courses in NC. Tiger's Eye was unranked in 2017.
The layout is carved from a virgin pine forest and features up to 60 feet in elevation changes. It uniquely offers a bit of something that be found on various courses in the Myrtle Beach area - including sprawling waste bunkers, raised green complexes, beautiful and challenging water hazards, a secluded golf environment, plus wonderfully maintained playing surfaces.
State of the art TifSport bermuda is utilized on the fairways and G-2 bentgrass is used on the putting surfaces, which are large and sloping. This is a modern era design that features ample landing zones but plenty of trouble for golfers who tend to spray their tee and approach shots. There are 5 sets of tees that afford players of all levels with an opportunity to choose a set that matches their game. The tips play to 7014 yards/141 slope, while alternate sets measure in distance and slope 6628 yards/135 slope, 6120 yards/124 slope, 5136 yards/103 slope for men and 123 for women, and 4502 yards with a player friendly slope of 107 for ladies using the forward tees.
Some of the more interesting holes - the par three 2nd, which plays over a pond to a elevated green; the par four 9th, which demands an approach shot over water from about 80 yards out; the par three 11th, with a rock retaining wall fronting the green complex, and the beautiful par three 17th, which features a water hazard front left and a large bunker squeezing the landing zone to the right.
On property is a club house with pro shop and restaurant/lounge, and full service practice facilities including a grass range, short game area with sand bunker, and putting green. The course is well marked with permanent 100, 150 and 200 yard markers on the cart paths and fairways, sprinkler heads that are measured to the center of the green, and color coded flags that indicate the day's front, middle or back hole locations.
This is a beautifully maintained golf facility - and we highly recommend a round here. For more info, visit our page for the course, with direct link to their website by clicking here.
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