Ocean Ridge is among the most popular and entertaining golfing options for a golf holiday in the Carolinas, featuring four fantastic golf courses, collectively known as the ‘Big Cats’. Despite being just over the border in North Carolina, Ocean Ridge is easily reached from Myrtle Beach.
Lion’s Paw is a spectacular layout, considered by many to be architect William Byrd’s finest work. The wild and untamed beast is established in Myrtle Beach’s top 50 courses, and provides terrific views of the creek valley and wetlands, in addition to being a superb test.
Panther’s Run spans a stretch of varied coastal terrain, and blends beautifully with the natural environment. The course is carved out of the marshland, which must be avoided or carried on many holes, and is also bordered by a lovely nature reserve. Included in Golf Digest’s Top 50 Places To Play list, Panther’s Run is a real gem.
The star of Ocean Ridge is the fantastic Tiger’s Eye, ranked as one of America’s top 100 public courses. Hewn from a stunning pine forest, the course winds around marshland and waterfalls, and is bordered by wild grasses and mature woodland. Great changes in elevation produce terrific views and add to the amazing experience of the majestic Tiger’s Eye.
Opened in 2007, Leopard’s Chase Links is the newest Big Cat on the prowl. Swathes of wild grasses, sand and water set the scene for some marvellous holes, all of which add up to one of the most enjoyable golfing experiences around the golf holiday capital of Myrtle Beach.