Tiger's Eye Golf Links at Ocean Ridge Plantation

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2.6
8
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
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3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Staff Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.1
Amenities
4.2
Conditions
2.1
Value
2.6
Layout
4.3
41.2%
Recommend this course
6 out of 8 reviews
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8
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4 Stars
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1
Staff Friendliness
3.5
Pace
2.0
Amenities
4.5
Conditions
1.5
Value
2.0
Layout
4.5
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2 reviews
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2.6
8
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1 Stars
1
Staff Friendliness
3.5
Pace
2.0
Amenities
4.5
Conditions
1.5
Value
2.0
Layout
4.5
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7014
Slope 141
Rating 73.3
Type Public
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Saber Tooth 72 7014 yards 73.3 141
Amur 72 6628 yards 70.9 135
Bengal 72 6120 yards 68.1 124
Caspian (W) 72 5136 yards 69.0 123
Caspian 72 5136 yards 65.0 103
Tigress (W) 72 4502 yards 66.3 107
Scorecard for Tigers Eye
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Saber Tooth M: 73.3/141 377 190 551 422 401 178 562 396 415 3492 356 165 452 390 381 531 447 208 592 3522 7014
Amur M: 70.9/135 350 165 526 406 380 170 547 375 394 3313 345 155 416 365 370 507 421 181 555 3315 6628
Bengal M: 68.1/124 313 150 493 366 353 140 513 337 370 3035 330 128 400 340 345 467 385 165 525 3085 6120
Caspian M: 65.0/103 W: 69.0/123 243 135 421 316 273 107 455 274 308 2532 280 103 333 291 300 392 320 125 460 2604 5136
Tigress W: 66.3/107 217 95 383 260 244 80 408 226 274 2187 265 85 295 255 240 355 285 101 434 2315 4502
Handicap 17 5 9 11 3 15 7 13 1 16 14 10 12 18 6 4 2 8
Par 4 3 5 4 4 3 5 4 4 36 4 3 4 4 4 5 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 17 1 11 5 7 15 9 13 3 16 10 8 14 18 4 2 6 12

Course Details

Year Built 2000
Fairways TiftSport Bermuda
Greens Penn G2 bent grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tim Cate

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

2.6
8

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 2
Patio Dining 1
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 3
Water Hazards 3
Forced Carries 2
This course/club is great for:
Playing Multiple Courses 3
Advanced Golfers 2
Locals 2
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 1
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Type of Golfer
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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Awful Greens Ruined a Good Course

PACE OF PLAY: Long round (5:04) on a Saturday afternoon in the beginning of prime golf season. Could’ve been better if the greens (see below) weren’t so awful. CONDITIONS: Tee boxes, fairways, bunkers, and rough were all fine for an early spring round. The greens were HORRENDOUS. Virtually no grass on any greens made it impossible to putt. Never seen greens this bad anywhere before. I’ve seen this course in better shape, but today was especially bad for putting. Not sure if the grass just needs to grow in or if further repairs need to be made. LAYOUT: I like the layout, most of the holes are unique in some way. Lots of water and bunkering, including some waste bunkers. Holes are well spaced out and you need to play a lot of different shots to succeed here. VALUE: $50 for 18 with a cart for non-residents, $40 for residents. Not too bad for March. STAFF: Not too bad in the pro shop and in the dining room, but the starter was a bit too persistent and hurried us a bit at the start. AMENITIES: Great clubhouse and dining room, snack bar was a great place to stop at the turn (but expensive). Large practice putting green, chipping green, and a grass range. OVERALL: Tiger’s Eye has a sentimental factor for me but I was very frustrated and disappointed in the greens today. Made shooting a good score impossible. While I would normally recommend to anybody, I would steer away for at least a month or two to let the greens grow in. RATING: 5.6/10
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Poor
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Could be great, but was not.

I went with a buddy in late February. Weather was about 60 degrees, which was fair for the day, with limited wind. The course probably is worth playing when they get the conditions right, but the fairways were bumpy and burnt at times, and the greens were unplayable. The greens were obviously either burnt through or had not been watered in some time, and were painted with that blue-green turf paint to make it look like they were in reasonable conditions. I would not recommend this course to anyone during this time of the year - there are other courses that are in far better condition that are worth playing. The rack rate being charged here seems unreasonable considering the greens were so hard that not a pitchmark could be found.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Poor
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Greens stressed

This is a nice course, which has had a good ranking. I would give it only 3.5/5 on my visit due to the poor condition of many of the bent grass greens. There were patches with no grass on some of the greens. This is the first time I have played this course. Undoubtedly, the hot nights over the past few months have made maintaining these bent greens very difficult. One of the sister courses, Leopard's Chase, was played on the same day, and their bent greens were in better shape.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Course showed wear and tear

I played this course a few years ago in the spring and it was in great shape. Playing in August, you could tell it needed a break. The greens were OK shape but in need of maintenance. I expect with fall approaching, they will get this course back to where it was in the spring.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Fair
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Greens Need Work

Of the 4 courses in this complex, Tiger's Eye is the most "secluded," i.e., no houses on some holes. However, was disappointed in condition of greens...1 and 2 were really scarred...conditions got better on other holes, but some other greens were also in need of repair. Otherwise, pace of play was great...looked like no one was on the course...maybe there was a reason (!). Fairways were ok as well. Got a break on the rate, but seemed to much to me based on rates at other courses there. Based on the more scenic aspects of the course, I would recommend it, just beware of the conditions of some of the greens.
Staff Friendliness Good
Quality of food & beverage Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Experience!

I played four courses at this facility. This one definitely had the best staff. I am not sure why as I understand that some of the staff actually rotate between the four locations. Maybe just the day I hit this one, but the staff was superb compared to the Lions/Panther staff. From the bag drop to the cart return every staff member showed a great "servants heart" and worked to make our day an enjoyable one. On this particular day, the course won in a big way, but the experience was great. The course was in excellent condition in every aspect. If you are looking for a course to play, definitely add this to your list.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Quality of food & beverage Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Most Scenic Cat

Tiger's Eye is one of five courses in the group known as the "Big Cats" on Ocean Ridge Plantation in southern North Carolina near the South Carolina state line. It is also, in my estimation, the most scenic of the five in that many holes are bordered by water and natural areas rather than homes. There are three club houses from which the courses begin and end, each are elegant and welcoming to both members and guests. The staff are top notch and visitors are respected as though they too were members. The Tiger's Eye course, on the day we played (we played all 18, how can you not play nine if playing the entire course?) was in tip top shape for November in the Coastal Plain of North Carolina. The fairways were recently over seeded with winter rye grass which by now I am sure has given green tint to the dormant Bermuda grass. The greens are 'mini verde' and not only quick but smooth as glass, you can almost see your reflection, running about a 14 on the Stimp Meter the day we played. During your next visit to the Myrtle Beach Golf area be sure to make plans to try on the "Big Cats" you will be glad you did.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Very nice course

We were literally the first group out, so we didn't wait on any shots. I played the back tees (saber tooth). Very nice course, challenging and in very good shape. Practice range was not well maintained - not reflection of the course, though. Overall, a great value and would definitely play again. Steeper discounts if you play the other 'cat' courses.
Staff Friendliness Average
Pace of Play Excellent
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Excellent

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