The Coastal Companies is proud of its championship golf courses. Consistently ranked for excellence by Golf Digest and other publications, the five Big Cats courses at Ocean Ridge Plantation, and the 18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature golf course at Rivers Edge Golf Club & Plantation, offer diverse fairways and exciting challenges on some of the most beautiful landscapes in southeastern North Carolina.
The Big Cats™ of Ocean Ridge Plantation®
Home of the Big Cats, Ocean Ridge Plantation is the most exclusive and luxurious golf and beach community in southeastern North Carolina. With 72 award-winning holes of golf in play and an additional championship course slated to open soon, the Ocean Ridge lifestyle remains centered around golf. The Big Cats courses include Lion’s Paw, Panther’s Run, Tiger’s Eye, Leopard’s Chase, and coming soon, Jaguar’s Lair.
Lion’s Paw® Golf Links
Lion’s Paw has been described as golf designer Willard Byrd’s finest work. Part wild, part rustic and quiet, this magnificent course presents a lion’s share of adventure and breathtaking scenery. Towering hardwoods distinguish this open, hilly course, along with contoured bent grass greens, spectacular water shots, and mounds of sugar white sand making deep bunkers and high embankments. The Golf Digest list of “Places to Play” has awarded Lion’s Paw four stars and included it in “The Best in the Myrtle Beach Area.”
Panther’s Run® Golf Links
Panther’s Run was born to be a different kind of challenge. Golf course designer Tim Cate situated the course along the edge of a pristine nature preserve. Wide fairways twist and turn with a variety of elevations to continually test your abilities while using every club in your bag. With generous landing areas and large greens, this course is designed in the traditional style of using the natural terrain of the land to test a golfer’s skills. Golf for Women Magazine named it one of “America’s Top 100 Fairways.”
Tiger’s Eye® Golf Links
Tim Cate’s Tiger’s Eye has been our most acclaimed course ever since its debut in 2000 and earned Golf Digest’s “Best New Golf Course in America.” The undulating, state-of-the-art Tifsport Bermuda grass fairways wind through past acres of wild flowers and 40 acres of scenic water features. Its beauty is matched only by the variety of challenges it presents, including an island par-3 and dramatic elevation changes reminiscent of the North Carolina sandhills. Golf Digest continually ranks Tiger’s Eye among the elite courses in the country with 4 ½ stars, and including “Top 10 in North Carolina,” and one of “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses.”
Leopard’s Chase® Golf Club
Leopard’s Chase was recently named by Golf Digest magazine as one of the best new golf courses in America, placing it at the #1 spot in the Carolinas. Encounter forced carries, generous landing areas, no parallel fairways, dramatic elevation changes, a par-3 island green, and a waterfall, just to name a few of its distinguishing features. Leopard’s Chase is as scenic as it is enjoyable to play.
Jaguar’s Lair™ Golf Club
Jaguar’s Lair, the crown jewel of the Ocean Ridge Golf Club, will soon add its noble roar to the Big Cats, giving Ocean Ridge the distinction of having 90 holes of championship golf. The elite members of the Five Course Club will delight in this masterpiece in the making and enjoy elegant amenities like private member lounges with roaring fireplaces, and panoramic vistas from a stunning grand clubhouse.
Rivers Edge Golf Club & Plantation®
A stunning masterpiece, Arnold Palmer’s award-winning golf course offers members an elegant and exclusive club experience just steps from their residence. This 18-hole signature course provides sweeping marsh and river views, along with delightful elevation changes and five sets of tees for ultimate playability. Winding along the riverbanks, it sports greens that appear to rise directly out of the tidal marshes. Six of the holes sit high upon bluffs that overlook two miles of grassy marshlands bisected by the bends and turns of the Shallotte River. Golf Digest rated this course as one of the Top 100 Public Courses in America and 17th in the state of North Carolina.