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Address: 53 Ocean Ridge Pkwy SW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
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+1 800-556-6750
07:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

This resort and residential complex features the four legendary "Big...

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 and challenging level of play. Come Chase Birdies with The Big Cats Today!

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The CATS Golf Course Reviews

Played all 4 courses. The weather this spring prevented the rough to grow so any shot off the fairway was not a bad lie. Lion's Paw was the 3 star course of the 4 available... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2016
Tim L
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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 surly attitude. Even calling in to reserve a time was less than pleasant with the... More 

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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

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. We arrived to see an updated trailer for a clubhouse which was astounding considering the drive... More 

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Bill L, General Manager at Ocean Ridge Plantation, responded to this review

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 resources to protecting the courses as best as possible and likely contributed to some of... More 

Richmond, Virginia
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

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 out the greens. On Lion's Paw and Panther's Run the greens were better but the... More 

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Bill L, Manager at Ocean Ridge Plantation, responded to this review

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 summer and this certainly takes a toll on golf course conditions in our area, particularly... More 

Wadsworth, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Nicely maintained courses; friendly staff; quality snack/beverage options at the turn. Three course package was well worth the price.

Thank efela0123
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

Played all 4 courses. The weather this spring prevented the rough to grow so any shot off the fairway was not a bad lie. Lion's Paw was the 3 star course of the 4 available. The greens were overrun by weeds and made putting difficult. The other 3 courses were in good shape and would have been better if the... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Reviewed 19 April 2016

8 of us played for different courses here over 4 days. The service was excellent, the staff friendly, the range below average, the course layout interesting, and the greens on 3 of the 4 courses were bad. We played the newest course on the last day and that course was very enjoyable but the only one we would all come... More 

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Reviewed 21 March 2016

Have been going to the MB area for over 20 years and this was the first trip that we played the "Cats". All courses were in very good shape and a great test (especially Leopards) The package was a tremendous value and as a group we unanimously agreed that all the courses were well worth playing with or without a... More 

Thank John I
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Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

Horrible experience with the staff behind the desk at Lions Paw. Man was rude and treated our group as if we were 25 handicap hackers. Forced us to go off package and play panthers run rather than tigers eye citing the greens at TE were bad. While I can appreciated the effort, the greens at TE could not have been... More 

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Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

Nice (not as nice as Tigers Eye), but we enjoyed the course on a very very hot day. Course layout was nice, plenty of bunkers, water hazards, nice fairways and decent greens. I remember their practice putting green was immaculate..... I had high hopes the course would be the same - it was not. I know many local courses suffered... More 

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Richmond Virginia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 8 May 2015

Our foursome booked a four day golf trip at Ocean Ridge Plantation In Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. We also stayed at their fabulous on site cottages. Our trip was scheduled for early February 2015. It was clearly understood by our entire foursome that the early February weather could be sketchy and that their policy (due to demand) was no rescheduling... More 

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