Tiger's Eye Golf Links in Sunset Beach, N.C., located a short distance from Myrtle Beach, is well worth the drive to play this Ocean Ridge Plantation layout - one of five top-flight courses in the Big Cat family.
Designed by master architect Tim Cate, Tiger's Eye takes advantage of the natural, coastal terrain that features 60-foot sandhills that create dramatic changes in elevation, towering oak- and pine-lined fairways and pristine lakes and wetlands. There are similarites to the classic look and feel of Pinehurst. The generous, undulated, fast-paced greens, which resemble warped plywood offer obscured views that are guarded by water and/or sand hazards.
The layout features undulating Penn G2 bent grass greens built to USGA specifications and generous, well-manicured TiftSport Bermuda fairways. Fescue and carpetgrass line each fairway in the secondary rough.
Tiger's Eye was created to incorporate those natural elements into a unique challenge for golfers of all skill levels. Ranked among the "Top 100 Public Golf Courses" in the country by Golf Digest, this links-style layout presents a true test of golf. The Rating is 75 and slope of 137 and yardage of 7003 from the back tees.
This is known as a thinking-man’s course requiring precise shot-making and an experienced and creative short-game. There are several holes and lakes that are framed by mammoth, native coquina boulders, which have great history mined by the original plantation mined locally. Over 35,000 tons that equals 72 million pounds are used throughout the course.
Enjoy the front nine, that features five holes that require golfers to carry water and three holes where waste areas are routed around oak trees and come into play off the tee. One of the most signature holes is the closing hole, although difficult and picturesque par 5 with 565 yards from the back tees. It ends with a five-foot waterfall that features a stream that flows from the left side, across the fairway where a 200-yard waste bunker takes the golfer the rest of the way to the green.
After an exciting round of golf, stop into the Tiger's Eye clubhouse that offers amazing views of the vistas of the course a great 19th hole to unwind from a day on the links. It all adds up to a one-of-a-kind golf experience. The clubhouse is 23,000 square foot facility and a safari-themed clubhouse includes a full-service ProShop, snack bar,
and Tamers Restaurant and Lounge.
Tiger’s Eye has been recognized by several national golf publications as being among the best in the country and is an annual award winner. Make sure to incorporate a tee time her eat Tigers Eye Golf Link. Located at 360 Ocean Ridge Plantation Parkway, Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina.