Tiger's Eye Golf Links, Sunset Beach

#3 of 9 in Outdoors in Sunset Beach
Golf Course · Hidden Gem · Outdoor Activity
Tiger’s Eye Golf Links, one of Ocean Ridge Plantation’s crown jewels, is an upscale daily-fee 18-hole golf course carved from a virgin pine and hardwood forest in Sunset Beach, N.C.

Designed by master golf course architect and land planner Tim Cate, Tiger’s Eye® is one of four championship layouts at Ocean Ridge Plantation — Panther’s Run, Cate’s first solo effort, Lion’s Paw and the newest Big Cat, Leopard’s Chase®.

Tiger's Eye® has been recognized by several national golf publications as being among the best in the country. The course is consistently ranked among Golf Digest’s “Top 100 Public Golf Courses in America”. It is also Number 3 on Golf Digest's list of "Top 50 Courses in Myrtle Beach" and has earned 4 1/2 stars in their prestigious Places to Play 2006-2007 rankings. Tiger's Eye was also ranked No. 6 in North Carolina by Golfweek magazine.

Cate took advantage of the land’s natural setting, giving each hole its own unique personality and

The varying challenges of the greens mirror the classic look and feel of Pinehurst. The generous, undulated, fast-paced greens, which resemble warped plywood, yield numerous pin placements that are obscured from view and guarded by water and/or sand hazards.

The mature long leaf pine groves also add to the Pinehurst look of Tiger’s Eye®, but the mature, dense hardwood forest that lines the fairways and encircles the greens remind golfers that they’re in the Lowcountry.
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  • I was pleased to see the golf course was good shape. They have filled in many of the bare areas around the course. Dave at the check in desk was most helpful and professional. I am sure I will make...  more »
  • My wife and I played Saturday and the house was in great shape, tee fairways and greens were perfect. Bunkers have been redone and were in good shape. The Big cat is back after a tough summer. New...  more »
  • played course 7-22-19 . course was in perfect condition from tees boxes to fairways and the greens have improved from night to day over last year. I have played this course 20 years on vacations, the conditions today were among the best ever. if your worried about the greens and course conditions from recent years don't at least in the near future. Staff and facility were top notch. Thanks Tigers Eye staff for a great round with my boys.
  • I thoroughly enjoyed my round at Tiger's Eye! The course was well maintained and the course is very picturesque! I would definitely recommend this course. The staff was very accommodating too! (I played all four of the "Big Cat courses". This one was my favourite but I enjoyed all of them except for the conditions at Leopard's Chase as the greens were in horrible shape and the "rough" was all dead and matted down to the point where it was like hitting from pine straw)

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