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Leopard’s Chase

Leopard’s Chase

Leopard’s Chase is a Tom Cate design and the fourth of the “Big Cats” courses at Ocean Ridge Plantation. In 2007, Leopard’s Chase was named by both Golf Digest and Golf Magazine as one of the “Top 10 New Public Courses in America.” 1-866-694-2448
6300 Castlebrook Way Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Rated 8/5 based on 83 customer reviews 10 0
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Leopard’s Chase is a Tom Cate design and the fourth of the “Big Cats” courses at Ocean Ridge Plantation. In 2007, Leopard’s Chase was named by both Golf Digest and Golf Magazine as one of the “Top 10 New Public Courses in America.”

The fairways feature TifSport Bermuda, and the greens use a well-manicured L-93 Bermuda grass. Most of the original vistas and marshlands from this 220-acre track remain intact. But it’s how the course – which plays as long as 7,155 yards in this five-tee system – was designed to incorporate the native environment that gives Leopard’s Chase a pristine feel. Bunkers were added alongside natural grasses, and the visual elements offer striking contrasts, both to the eye and the ensuing pictures.

The partial-island green on the par-4 No. 5 is encased in pearl-white sand and a waste bunker that extends back into the fairway. Your round is not complete until you’ve played No. 18, a 439-yard par 4 that includes a cascading, man-made waterfall fronting of an elevated green.

Located just across the state line in Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., Leopard’s Chase is just a short drive north on U.S. 17 from downtown Myrtle Beach.

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James

03/11/2016

This was a good track. The real challenge is on the back nine. I am still trying to figure out how to play the 11th hole. Knowing landing areas on the back nine would have been helpful. Starter was very personable.

Brian

02/22/2016

From the bag drop to the grill the staff was very friendly and engaging. The ranger came by several times and was equally as friendly. The course while challenging was in very good condition despite the amount of rain in previous weeks. Greens were smooth and well maintained. The Big Cat package should be on everyone's must play list.

DarthSleazy

07/20/2015

Tees were good, not great. Fairways were good. Greens looked great, but played slow and soft. And I don't think they were slow due to rain. Just plain soft, but they putted true. It was a very busy day at the club, but the entire staff was great! Delicious breakfast sandwich. Fairways are a little tight (at least for this 12 handicap). I enjoyed Leopard's Chase and recommend it. It's not quite as good as Tiger's Eye, but it's one of the best on the NC side of Myrtle.

Duane

11/29/2014

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. The most difficult of the Cats. On par or better landscaping than Tigers Eye. I love the use of waste bunkers as cart paths. The rough was cut to low.

Jeff

11/24/2014

Excellent.

Will

11/17/2014

Fantastic.

Rocky/Sharon

11/05/2014

A fantastic course even though fairly difficult for the average golfer...wind was quite gusty so made play even more difficult but it was truly a beautiful course and we will definitely play again one day...

Gary

10/26/2014

Good overall.

Thomas

10/23/2014

Original tee time in AM but raining. The Pro Shop rescheduled for PM start which was appreciated but we had to play the last hole in the dark.

Peter

10/22/2014

Good course.

Thomas

09/27/2014

Clubhouse was small. Course was soaked due to heavy rains.

Ronald

07/02/2014

Staff was fairly nice as we played this course on June 29th. Nothing spectacular about the pro shop except the lady working the counter. The course is brutal. Bunkers everywhere, but tee to green in great shape. Will be playing it real soon.

Tony

02/06/2014

Have played Leopards Chase about a dozen times and continue to enjoy each round. Great combination of design, landscaping, scenery, on a well-maintained course. Have yet to play it when it was not in top shape. Always play a swift round, even during peak times.

Paul

02/26/2013

Outstanding

Tim

12/12/2012

Front 9 plays totally different from the back.

C.

12/02/2012

Excellent.

Gregg

10/28/2012

Excellent.

Gary

09/04/2012

My son and I have played all the CAT courses and Leopards Chase is the best of all them all.

James

05/17/2012

Very unforgiving, will not play it again.

Joshua

05/15/2012

Great course for the money.

Nick

04/23/2012

OK.

Joshua

03/11/2012

Leopard's Chase was very beautiful. Errant tee shots ended up in bunkers, as the course was slightly more narrow than Tiger's Eye or Panther's Run. The greens had been punched 2 weeks prior but had healed up excellent. They caught any iron shots into them and were a wonderful surface to putt. The fairways could have been grown in slightly thicker as they were more spare for grass than the other courses, but this could be due to it being the newest course as well. Beautiful course though and another must-play!

Justin

02/13/2012

Our group had a great time at Leopard's Chase Saturday. The course offers a wide variety of hole designs and challenging shots. I was unaware that they have 5 par 3's and 5 par 5's on that course. We found that to be a nice change of pace from everyday play. The course was in very good shape and the staff was very friendly and helpful. I would go back anytime.

John

12/03/2011

Surprised that overseeding requires carts to be kept off fairways.

Kieran

11/03/2011

Difficult course, more so in the wind on a cold morning. Worth playing if you have a discount.

Andre

10/24/2011

Great layout.

Gabe

10/20/2011

A tough course but beautiful and fun.

Douglas

10/01/2011

This is a beautiful golf course. Look forward to playing it again. Only negative is the greens had some dead spots.

Michael

08/30/2011

Totally lost fairways due to no watering. Courses like Farmstead just down the street and in same county were in great shape and almost half the price. I've requested a refund via email and no response after two weeks. Very unhappy.

Shawn

07/26/2011

Played Leopard's Chase on July 18th. The greens were in excellent condition. The rest of the course was brown and in desperate need of water.

Azlan

04/24/2011

First time playing this course. It was challenging yet fair. Fairways and greens were in good shape, staff was very friendly.

Jim

03/31/2011

Course still maturing.

Pascal

11/08/2010

Great course ... The course was beautiful.

Mark

08/05/2010

Played mid afternoon with my 2 junior sons. Bag attendant great and really helpful. Pro shop staff was nasty and confrontational at check in. Told on phone 2 juniors is fine, not so with the Pro at check in. Essentially told me to go elsewhere despite the fact we were the only players on the course. Course/clubhouse were a ghost town and conditions of greens and traps were atrocious especially for this new Cats showplace. Always loved the Cats, but this is one I won't play again.

Tony

05/27/2010

The course is finally maturing. As for all Tim Cate courses, you get challenge and scenic venues. This course has some punishing carries and requires placement from the tee box. Greens are well-sized but very undulating and benefit from proper approach positions.

Ken

04/15/2010

Played 2 March. Course was in great shape considering the miserable winter in the area. No clubhouse yet, with only a mobile building for temporary pro-shop. Challenging and uniques holes throughout and in very good condition. Greens were among the best we played over 9 courses in the area at this time.

Cody

03/15/2010

great course

Rick

02/17/2010

We played this course last year and it was awesome, but this year the greens were terrible.

Ray

10/28/2009

Good.

Caleb

10/26/2009

They should offer a food package with your green fee b/c if you don't bring your A game, Leopards Chase will eat your lunch! Greens were phenomenal when I played in the fall last year, but I've heard they are having real issues this year. I would double check with someone before spending the cash. The other Cat courses are in good shape - just played Lion's Paw last week (10/22/09).

Jim

02/19/2009

Commented on August 15, 2008: I played Leopard's Chase on July 27 and it was the best golf experience that I have had in along time. The course is beautiful and difficult. The staff was excellent. I can understand why they charge $150+ in the spring and fall.

Mark

02/19/2009

Commented on November 22, 2008: Played this not long after it opened and found it very difficult (off the back tees!) but another great course in the Ocean Plantation (played them all - Tigers Eye is our favorite). We would play this again.

Cindy

01/12/2009

Played July 28, 2008: For all the hype, we were disappointed in conditions for the price we paid.

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