Tiger’s Eye at Ocean Ridge Plantation

360 Ocean Ridge Pkwy SW, Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina 28469     (800) 233-1801
 4
Average rating based on 137 reviews
Need to know

Here's the details you need to play this golf course:

EARLY A.M.
$59
7 to 7:59 a.m.
AFTERNOON
$59
Noon to 3:29 p.m.
MORNING
$59
8 to 11:59 a.m.
EVENING
$59
3:30 to 6p.m.
MORE INFO
(800) 233-1801

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DESCRIPTION
About Tiger’s Eye at Ocean Ridge Plantation

Offering a beautiful combination of natural areas, native foliage and constantly shifting fairways, Tiger's Eye Golf Course is a must-play course just north of the state border in North Carolina. With 18 unforgettable signature holes, Tiger's Eye was rated No. 3 on the Grand Strand in Golf Digest's “America's 100 Greatest Courses.”


Modeled after Pinehurst, the undulating Penn G2 bent grass  greens at Tiger’s Eye are fast-paced and resemble the look of warped plywood. The greens also feature pins that are guarded by obstacles or obscured from view.  There are also many elevation changes which are reminiscent of the sandhills in North Carolina.


The natural beauty of this course is a great reminder to golfers of their location in the South Carolina Lowcountry. With mature long-leaf pine groves and forest lining the fairways, golfers can test their skills at challenging holes all while being immersed in the breathtaking surrounding.


While all golfers are invited to play at this public, daily fee course, Tiger’s Eye is definitely a course for thinkers. With all of the obstacles and elevation changes throughout Tiger’s Eye, thinking is key to making precision shots and a short game.


Tim Cate’s layout featuring wide fairways, waste bunkers, and bentgrass greens has been praised and has landed Tiger’s Eye a ranking as one of  “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses.”

AT AT GLANCE
Course Details
  • Par: 72
  • Slope: 144
  • Yardage: 7,014
  • # of Holes: 18
  • Designed By: Tim Cate
  • Year Opened: 2000
  • Greens: Penn G2 Bentgrass
  • Type of Course: Public
  • Accepts singles?No
  • Kids play free?No
USER REVIEWS

Tiger’s Eye at Ocean Ridge Plantation Player Ratings

Overall rating based on 137 reviews. Currently showing the last 20 player reviews from Myrtle Beach Golf Insider:

Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 3.5

"The course layout was so so for a premium cost course. The back side was definitely more interesting. 5-6 of the greens were in bad shape with areas that had little or blotchy grass. There are other courses that offer better value and at present time in better shape. Fairways, Tees and bunkers were all in good condition."

  • Tees:
    4
  • Greens:
    3
  • Fairways:
    4
  • Pro shop:
    4
  • Grill:
    3.5
  • Staff:
    4
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.5

"Only my 2nd time playing here, but I have to give it up to them for being one of the only remaining courses in the Strand with Bent Grass greens. They weren't perfect looking, but man did they roll the right way. Such a nice break to be able to putt on Bent vs. whatever Champion surfaces the rest of the courses have changed to.Also, a huge thumbs up to the staff for being generous and accommodating...and to the pro shop for not overbooking the course, which is really saying something, because way too many pro shops down here book the times so close together that groups are on top of each other from the 1st tee...it's nice to play a course that isn't like that.I will continue to play this course for it's layout, greens and friendly vibes."

  • Tees:
    4.5
  • Greens:
    4.5
  • Fairways:
    5
  • Pro shop:
    5
  • Grill:
    4
  • Staff:
    5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 2.5

"Greens had some spots."

  • Tees:
    2.5
  • Greens:
    2.5
  • Fairways:
    2.5
  • Pro shop:
    2.5
  • Grill:
    2.5
  • Staff:
    2.5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 5

"Fantastic."

  • Tees:
    5
  • Greens:
    5
  • Fairways:
    5
  • Pro shop:
    5
  • Grill:
    5
  • Staff:
    5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.5

"Cart paths only due to wet conditions but overall course conditions were excellent. Greens were fast and true, holding well. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Starter took the time to engage in conversation with our group and helped set the tone for an enjoyable day."

  • Tees:
    4.5
  • Greens:
    4.5
  • Fairways:
    4.5
  • Pro shop:
    4.5
  • Grill:
    4.5
  • Staff:
    5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.5

"Course was in great shape tee to green. Not a very long course from the white tees (@6100yds), but challenging. Lots of dog legs. Shot makers course. Some of the bunkers were firm, but may be due to all the rain they had. Greens rolled very nice. Tough to read though. Would definitely play again."

  • Tees:
    5
  • Greens:
    5
  • Fairways:
    5
  • Pro shop:
    5
  • Grill:
    5
  • Staff:
    4.5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 3

"We've played this course multiple times over the years and have always loved the layout of the course. We were excited to play the course again over the Christmas holidays only to find the greens to be in the worst condition we've ever seen them. Not only were they in rough condition, there were complete dead patches in the greens that made putting very difficult. The type of condition that can only be corrected with transplanting sod from a nursery green or by aerification and seeding. Very disappointing for the price."

  • Tees:
    3
  • Greens:
    0.5
  • Fairways:
    3
  • Pro shop:
    4
  • Grill:
    4
  • Staff:
    4
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 5

"Always a fun course with it's wonderful layout and variety of holes. Hadn't played it in a few years so everyone wanted to go back. Moving up a tee box made for a much more enjoyable day. We'll be playing it again in 2015."

  • Tees:
    5
  • Greens:
    5
  • Fairways:
    5
  • Pro shop:
    5
  • Grill:
    5
  • Staff:
    5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 5

"Great."

  • Tees:
    5
  • Greens:
    5
  • Fairways:
    5
  • Pro shop:
    5
  • Grill:
    5
  • Staff:
    5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4

"Nice course in a very nice community. Favorite course in Ocean Ridge. This is one of our favorite courses that we have played in the area. The staff and people we met were very friendly. We did not like that we had to ride only in the rough on the cart path side due to seeding the fairways. We try to understand that this is necessary. We would have liked to know this prior to playing. Favorite clubhouse in Ocean Ridge. We would play this course again."

  • Tees:
    4
  • Greens:
    4
  • Fairways:
    4
  • Pro shop:
    4.5
  • Grill:
    4
  • Staff:
    4
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.5

"Fantastic."

  • Tees:
    5
  • Greens:
    5
  • Fairways:
    5
  • Pro shop:
    4.5
  • Grill:
    4.5
  • Staff:
    5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 5

"Fantastic."

  • Tees:
    5
  • Greens:
    5
  • Fairways:
    5
  • Pro shop:
    5
  • Grill:
    5
  • Staff:
    5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4

"Very tough pin placements."

  • Tees:
    4
  • Greens:
    3
  • Fairways:
    4
  • Pro shop:
    5
  • Grill:
    4
  • Staff:
    5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 5

"First time of playing, absolutely terrific course in pristine condition. Will be back!"

  • Tees:
    5
  • Greens:
    5
  • Fairways:
    5
  • Pro shop:
    5
  • Grill:
    5
  • Staff:
    5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.5

"Everything is excellent."

  • Tees:
    4.5
  • Greens:
    4.5
  • Fairways:
    4.5
  • Pro shop:
    4.5
  • Grill:
    4.5
  • Staff:
    4.5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4

"Very good."

  • Tees:
    4
  • Greens:
    4.5
  • Fairways:
    4
  • Pro shop:
    4
  • Grill:
    3.5
  • Staff:
    4
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 5

"Outstanding."

  • Tees:
    5
  • Greens:
    5
  • Fairways:
    5
  • Pro shop:
    5
  • Grill:
    5
  • Staff:
    5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 3

"One of may favorite layouts in the area! The greens had been aerated recently and, I suppose, due to the amounts of rain, there were some pretty rough spots on the greens. Normally, the conditions at the Big Cats are excellent."

  • Tees:
    3.5
  • Greens:
    0.5
  • Fairways:
    4.5
  • Pro shop:
    4.5
  • Grill:
    3
  • Staff:
    4.5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.5

"Very good."

  • Tees:
    4.5
  • Greens:
    5
  • Fairways:
    5
  • Pro shop:
    4
  • Grill:
    4
  • Staff:
    4
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.5

"Lovely course. Staff were great. Cart guys appeared to be a little unorganized, but were an awesome two man team. Guess with a large number of golfers things can get a little confusing. Golf was great. Course was in great shape tee to green, even with what appeared to be painted greens and some damaged spots, greens rolled true. Looking forward to playing again."

  • Tees:
    4.5
  • Greens:
    3.5
  • Fairways:
    4.5
  • Pro shop:
    5
  • Grill:
    5
  • Staff:
    4.5
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