Leopard's Chase Golf Links at Ocean Ridge Plantation

4.0000000000 4.0 stars from 5 (6)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7155 yards
  • Slope: 140
  • Rating: 74.3
  • Layout

  • 6330 Castlebrook Way, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
  • (800) 233-1801
  • (910) 287-1701
  • www.bigcatsgolf.com
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Year built: 2007
Architect(s): Tim Cate
Type: Public
Greens: L-93 Bent Grass
Fairways: TifSport Bermuda
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7155 yards 74.3 140
Blue 72 6645 yards 72.1 136
White 72 6165 yards 69.8 130
White (W) 72 6165 yards 76.2 144
Gold 72 5458 yards 67.1 117
Gold (W) 72 5458 yards 71.9 131
Red 72 4872 yards 64.5 110
Red (W) 72 4872 yards 68.4 120

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 3.8 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 6 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
2
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

5 out of 6 reviews


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"The Leopard is worth a look"


Julius5930774's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This was definitely the most scenic of the Big Cats courses. It is visually stunning. The tee boxes, fairways, and bunkers were all in really good shape. The greens left much to be desired. They weren't as bad as Tiger's Eye (which we played two days before) but they were still bumpy and slow. That was a huge disappointment to me and my group because the rest of the course was just so dang nice. I never did understand why these courses don't have water coolers on the course at least every four holes, but whatever. I wish I'd taken pictures of this course. It was beautiful!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Leopard's Chase"


Kpietrus's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Very tough course. I like the layout, but you must be on your A Game to score well. Bunkers EVERYWHERE with narrow fairways.

I was disappointed in the conditions. Tee boxes were ok, fairways were poor, greens were good. I played here two years ago, and the conditions were much better then.

Pace of play was awful - took 5 hours for my threesome with a late-morning tee time.

Staff was friendly and nice, amenities are good enough.

This place would be great if it was in good condition.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Test of Golf"


DouglasMcNulty33's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2015
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Even with yardage books this course was hard to figure out. Very pretty holes, tremendous layout.

Course was in second to none shape, pace of play was outstanding. Bit of an issue at the range because we had 16 guys, and they didn't have enough balls for us, so parts of our group had to wait until cart guy took his dear old time bringing back balls.

Pro shop is nothing to write home about, but all staff members were courteous.

Just be careful, I've been reading that Big Cats Golf is having some big financial issues with Jaguar's Lair, because the homes that are to be built around it are not selling. Which is putting a halt to the development of the new course, and is subsequently hurting the other Big Cats Courses.

Played 15 courses in Myrtle, and except TPC Myrtle Beach, and Blackmoor, this is 3rd on the list.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Over The Top"


CHEEZY66's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I expected much more from the picture of the waterfalls surrounding the green. It was in good shape and I got a deal using a coupon and my junior played for free which is a great value and well appreciated. This course was just so punishing that it took all the fun out of playing here. Every hole it seems, has bunkers down both sides of the fairway all the way to the green which is surrounded too. I kept waiting on it to get easier and it never did. The layout is average with the waterfall green being the highlight of the 18 with the rest being so so with bunkers everywhere.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"One Tough Course!"


u480943448's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

Don't let the front nine fool you. When you make the turn you better have your A game with you. And purchase a yardage book! This will be critical for your first time on the course. I didn't and really regret it. There are a lot of unknown yardages from the tees that you need to know in order to score well. A driver on every hole doesn't work here. Very challenging course....one of the more difficult 9's I have ever played. (Spyglass Hill was tougher, but not by much.)<br/> The staff was very friendly but I wished they had recommended a yardage book at the start. Lot's of variety on this course. Have fun!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Interesting and challenging layout; beautiful course"


krazigolfer's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 3/16/2013
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Reviewed on

This course has a links type feel. The layout was interesting and fun to play. Course was very well maintained.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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