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Tiger’s Eye Golf Links


Designed by renowned architect Tim Cate, Tiger’s Eye Golf Links in Ocean Isle Beach is one of four renowned designs in the “Big Cats” family at Ocean Ridge Plantation. Recognized by Golf Digest as one of the “Top 100 Public Courses in America” in 2007-2008, this links-style layout offers a true test of golf in a distinctive landscape that features native grasses and wildflowers, with scenic salt marshes and waterfalls. The signature hole No. 18, a 525-yard par 5, is said to be the most difficult of them all, but most scenic as well. Complimented by a waterfall at the tee box, stream running across the fairway and plenty of sand to challenge any level player, this hole is not one to forget.

Tiger’s Eye Golf Links has recently earned an overall rating of 8.5 from reviewers at the Myrtle Beach Golf Insider, with particular praise received for its friendly staff and all-around quality of golf experience.

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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.



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'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.

Stuart (Midlothian, VA)


Greens had some spots.






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.



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.



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.

Glenn (Bloomingdale, IL)


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.

Greg (Muskego, WI)



Duane (Petersburg, NY)


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.

Jeff (Seven Hills, OH)



Will (Ontario)



Danny (Roanoke, VA)


Very tough pin placements.

Ray (Porth, UK)


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

Gervais (Longueuil, QC)


Everything is excellent.

Gary (Tacoma, WA)


Very good.

Jim (Kansas City, KS)



John (Abingdon, VA)


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.

M/M Don


Very good.



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.

Don (Toms River, NJ)


Not enough staff in the grill for the amount of business. Two women were working the bar and floor. Ranger told us to close the gap on the 4th hole after waiting on every shot . Course conditions good considering the winter we had.

Wayne (Battle Creek, MI)


All the big cats are the place to play we were all treated great from the the first minute we step on the property

Rick (Pulaski, NY)


Excellent course all the way around. Very nice people inside and out and a great golf experience. A return trip here is a guarantee. Several holes stood out on Tiger's Eye. A couple of the par 5's were really challenging and a source of some heartache!!! But I wouldn;t have changed a thing about them.

Quint (Radford, VA)


Same comments from the Davis Love course. More scenic out at Tiger's Eye, but a true golf test, but fun. Helps to shoot 79. :)



Another great day at the tiger. Course was in great shape & is always fun to play. We always try to play this course.

Dee (Severn, MD)


Tigers Eye is my 2nd favorite in Myrtle Beach (after Caledonia). The layout is absolutely beautiful, with so many different varieties of holes. The par 3 ##12 is a beautiful island green surrounded by huge boulders and guarded by sand traps. The first par 5 on the front 9 has a waste bunker, which is also the cart path, running up the right side and gives it a really interesting look. Some of the edges of the fairways were a bit worn, but overall the course is in excellent shape. Additionally, the greens were excellent--huge and undulating. Take a few extra moments to read these greens as they will challenge you. The grill is wonderful, so take time to have a meal after your round or between rounds if you can. Lots of selection of draft beers. Ocean Ridge has top-notch courses, and always a stop for us while in Myrtle Beach.

David (Richmond, VA)


Overall very good

Roy (Buchanan, NY)



Tom (Weymouth, MA)


Excellent day all around. A terrific day of golf.

Patrick (Saint Paul, MN)



Jeff (Hagerstown, MD)



Mark (Rocky Mount, NC)





I went there July 5 2013. It wasn't in good condition, there fairways are dug up. And the greens have sand and giant divots filled with sand.



I went there July 5 2013. It wasn't in good condition, there fairways are dug up. And the greens have sand and giant divots filled with sand.

Denis (Quebec City, Quebec)



Paul (Fairfield, CT)


It was a pleasure to re-play on this course. Great time.

Rick (Fairview, VA)


Course was in excellent condition. Haven't played there in a while, will definitely return soon

Rick (Hockessin, DE)



Paul (Moosic, PA)



Bob (Lansdale, PA)


Very good.

Tim (Chesapeake, VA)


Greens slick like glass very fast.

C. Philip (Elkton, MD)



Robert (Carlisle, PA)


Very good.

Craig (Markham, ON)


Great day.

Harry (Uncasville, CT)


Very hard to rate. We played in a monsoon during tropical storm Sandy. It was a miserable experience.

Bill (Whitefish, MT)


Very good.

Gregg (Islip, NY)



Tom (Powell, TN)



Steve (Plano, TX)


Five-star quality all the way around. Hats off to entire staff and ground crew.

David (Lexington, SC)


Friendly staff, good food in the grill. The fairways were completely browned out so that was disappointing but the greens were OK. Didn't see the beverage cart very much.

Tommie (Akron, OH)


Great course.

Edwin (Margate City, NJ)


Everyone on staff was helpful, could not have been nicer.

James (New Hampton, NY)


Very enjoyable, my favorite of the Cats courses. Very fair and in great condition, will play again.

Lee (Brunswick, GA)


Great course, love playing it.

Joshua (Concord, MA)


Great course for the money.

Greg (Scottsdale, AZ)


This is a hidden gem! It is a hike from the south end of Myrtle Beach which puts a little damper on things. If you get people there they will love it.

Timothy (Sutton, MA)


A tough course. In great condition. Will play there again.

Sue (Norwood, MA)



Michael (Cary, NC)


Great pace of play. Fun course with great character.



Personnel are terrific, beautiful course.



Best of the Cats by far.



Overall, I'd rate the course an 8. The staff was very friendly and had a great time joking around with the starters. It is a demanding course and I love the layout. The conditions were good, not great. The clubhouse is very nice and the all you can eat lunch buffet was very reasonable.



The rudest, most unprofessional staff I've ever seen. The starter George took the keys from the carts until everyone stopped what they were doing and listened to him. Would not allow more than 1 foursome on the first tee at any one time. And they were surprised when we didn't want a picture? True Blue, Caledonia, Oyster Bay and King's North all allowed this, even encouraged it.

Joshua (Charleston, SC)


Holes 9 and 18 are beautiful finishing holes. Course puts a premium on driving. Greens are smooth, hard and require finesse. Frustrated with how fuzzy they were. Rolled slow, but the greens were so hard could not leave a divot and all approach shots bounced high and ran long.

Patricia (Falmouth, MA)



Nick (Marcus Hook, Penn.)


Very nice and challenging course. Best of the Cats.

Dennis (Arden, N.C.)


Very good.

Joshua (Holden, W. Va.)


This was my favorite course of the 4. The fairways were very wide, and even errant tee shots did not leave you OB. The greens had just been punched 1-2 weeks prior to playing or the green condition would been excellent. The scenery on the course was breathtaking. A MUST PLAY!!!

Mike (Freedom, Penn.)


Tough course. If you play regularly, you can score. Otherwise, bring lots of balls. Staff was fantastic.



Tiger's Eye is always the best course we play each time we go to Myrtle Beach. This course looks like a Pinehurst course. With multiple sets of tees it has always given our group of 4 handicaps to 30 a fantastic round for everyone. The staff has always been amazing. We will be there again at the end of April and looking forward to playing this again.



Very nice course; we golfed it in July and it was burned out, could be a fantastic course if golfed during the green seasons.



31 of us, best course all weekend! Would not come down on a replay rate, went somewhere else for $15 nine holes. Great greens!



31 of us, best course all weekend! Would not come down on a replay rate, went somewhere else for $15 nine holes. Great greens!



Great greens. The layout is outstanding. The discounted rate due to the food drive for the food bank makes this the best deal on the beach during Jan.

Jim (Gaithersburg, Md.)


Fairway overseed unnecessary.

John (Raleigh, N.C.)


Surprised that overseeding requires carts to be kept off fairways.

Larry (Apex, N.C.)


We were expecting a great course and found an amazing course. Great holes that are fair and unique. Great service.

Marty (Franklin, Wis.)


Possibly the most difficult pin placements I have ever experienced.

Richard (Millsboro, Del.)


Very nice course in very good condition. Enjoyed the layout. On the downside, greens were very slick and the pin placement left a lot to be desired. Not a flat spot on the green, lots of putts - I don't play well enough for them, so I doubt I will be back.

Arthur (Wilmington, Del.)


Conditions were good everywhere. The undulating bent greens were smooth and fast. From the proper tees, Tiger's Eye can satisfy all handicap levels. Fairways are wide, rolling, with some elevation changes and many are tree lined. The fairways are wide enough to grip and rip from the blues and play fairly short from the whites. Accurate iron shots are required, to avoid ending up in 3-putt territory on some of the undulating multi-tier greens.

Raymond (Harrison Twp., Mich.)


Have played this course the last 4 years in a row. Have always enjoyed this course.



Very aesthetic course. One to admire and quite challenging. This is clearly one of the best courses in the Myrtle Beach area. Extremely well maintained. Very nice clubhouse personnel. Good value.

Stephen (Meadville, Penn.)


The staff were very proud of the course. And why not? Every hole is perfect. Visually stunning with challenges around each corner.

Kieran (Reading, Mass.)


Our favorite of the Big Cats courses. Fair, challenging, fun to play, with varied holes. Very good condition. Recommended.

Drew (Broadview Heights, Ohio)


Enjoyed the course. The fella behind the desk was able to move our time up a little which helped us. We were driving in from Cleveland, Ohio and stayed the night in North Carolina. Got to the course a few hours earlier than anticipated. The attendant that took care of the bags was very nice. The fella behind the desk did help to move our time up but had some assistance from someone else. He didn't seem to be very friendly. My wife bought a waterproof rain suit and as he was ringing up the sale my wife asked if there were any other discounts. He moved some things around the counter and there was a sign for another 20% off merchandise. I'm sure he would not have offered if she would not have asked. When it was offered I bought a shirt and hat.

Michael (Buzzards Bay, Mass.)


Nice course.

Chas (Warren, Ohio)


Very good experience.

Douglas (Ooltewah, Tenn.)


Like this course and it was in good shape. Wish the gold tees would play about 5400 to 5500 instead of 5150.

Terry (Mechanicsburg, Penn.)


Greens a bit slow - just aerated but OK.

Brian (N.H.)


Man in pro shop very rude.

David (Cumberland, R.I.)


Course was in awful condition; fairways were brown.

Peter (Fairfield, Conn.)


Tiger's Eye was a major disappointment. We have played there before and it was great, but this time the fairways were burnt out as were some of the tees. The greens were nice, but very slow. We will not go back there unless the conditions improve.



Tees and greens in very good shape. Fairways showing the stress of very little rain. Pleasant staff.

Larry (Wilder, Ky.)


Great layout, needs water very bad on fairways, great greens. Super attendees, except the head starter, who is a real bad impression on the course. He just doesn't fit the rest of the setting or ambiance of the place.

Chuck (Cary, N.C.)


Great course in good condition. Sand traps line most fairways. A couple of tricky holes. I recommend a yardage book for first time play.

Rick (New Windsor, Md.)


A repeat visit to Tiger's Eye was time well spent! Despite 4-5 club winds the course played very fair and greens were pretty quick. Overall conditions were above average and the staff treated our group nicely from point of arrival until departure that evening ...

Gary (Ridgewood, N.J.)


Course has a good variety of holes, is scenic, has elevation and is not unduly difficult.

Richard (Vernon, Conn.)


Terrific course. Lots of challenges but fair for the average golfer. Very scenic. Would play again.

Stephen (Ontario, Canada)


I liked the course but the cart girl didn't come around too much; saw her once all round, and by the back nine got a little thirsty.

Tim (Endicott, N.Y.)


Great course, first time, we'll be back.

Brian (Wilmington, Del.)


Top-notch course, great layout, a favorite. Good bent greens for winter golf.

Ted (Slatington, Penn.)


Great layout. Good par 3's and 5's.

Joe (Oshawa, Ontario)


Beautiful course, but very wet. Cart paths only is very annoying & slows down the pace of play, and then you have a marshal telling you to pick it up.

Rich (Toms River, N.J.)


A real gem. Worth every penny, bent greens are in good shape. It's worth the ride into NC.



Everything was good at Tiger's Eye ... except some greens.

Jimmy (Watertown, Mass.)


The course was in great shape. The staff were very professional. A real tester of a course for the high handicapper. We were told to pick up the pace, and a few holes later the ranger came back to thank us for doing so. I have never been thanked by a ranger before.

Gary (Fairfield, Ohio)


The greens (were not good). Plugged and sanded. Wish we would have known. Bad experience.

Ron (Chatham, Ontario)


Avoid this course! The greens suffered a collapse this summer, and they are just starting to recover but are barely playable. The rest of the course is fine, but not worth playing 'til the greens come back around. My favorite Myrtle Beach course, so after a 3-year absence from it, was deeply disappointing to see it in such sad shape.

Kelly (Albuquerque, N.M.)


Played on a rain out type day. Sad they didn't tell us they lost their greens. Only played the back nine and we were rained out. Got a rain-check for nine holes, however we should have been given a rebate as the greens were in such bad shape. I mean, really bad.

Coleen (Glenshaw, Penn.)


First time playing this course and it was a gem. What a pleasant surprise as Lion's Paw and Panther's Run not even in same playing field as this course. Greens were a bit rough looking due to heat issues this summer but played true once you got the speed down. Loved this course and can't wait to play it again, it's on the list for next year.

Carl (Trois-Rivieres, Quebec)


Very complex and not easy but very beautiful. Houses are very close on a few holes.

Ryki (Edison, N.J.)


Typical Carolina layout. Not one memorable hole. Worst greens I have played in the Myrtle Beach area. The 2 best greens were the temporary ones cut in the fairway. BORING! Never again.

DJ (Cleveland, Ohio)


Challenging layout. Pace of play was slow. While the fairways and tees were in excellent shape, the greens were showing signs of stress.

Mike (Pasadena, Md.)


Loved it, loved it and loved it. Love all four courses. Great job maintaining everything.

Dario (Morris Plains, N.J.)


All the Big Cats are worth the time and money. It's a toss-up between Leopard's Case and Tiger's Eye for the best of the bunch.

Rick (Dundalk, Md.)


Tiger's Eye is a great course, I play here in 2005 and the course is as great as it was then. We did get to play a second round and it was awesome.

Ed (Elliot Lake, Ontario)


One of my favorites. Very nice design. Condition was very nice except that the sand traps were quite inconsistent. Some were very nice, others were hard with little sand in them. Not a god thing for a premium golf course.

Edward (Amsterdam, N.Y.)


Superior says it all, can't wait to come back.

Gary (Belmont, Mass.)


Great layout, open fairways for higher hadicap player. Difficult to find, it is not well marked on the highway going North.

Ryan (Gainesville, Va.)


One of the most visually striking layouts I have played on the strand, condition was great and staff were helpful

Mike (Howell, Mich.)


Would not recommend this course to anyone. Poor hospitality.

Richard (Fairfax Station, Va.)


I have played Tigers Eye 5/6 times. On February 27, the greens had been recently plugged and were very bumpy. The fairways were thin and had many divots that had not been filled. My prior experiences at Tigers Eye were outstanding. This round did not meet my or my playing partners expectations.

Jim (Seven Valleys, Penn.)


Played in Sept. 09, was 3 under on the first five holes then the Tiger bit me hard. Great course, the best at Ocean Ridge.

Gary (Pasadena, Md.)


We felt that this course was the best of the three (Cats courses) we played.



Good course, keep up the good work.

Debbie (Ossining, N.Y.)


We loved this course.





Great course. A little too challenging for me, but my partner liked it.

Paul (Cincinnati, Ohio)


Fast Greens

Rocco (Auburn, Mass.)


Great greens.

Dennis (Duxbury, Mass.)


Outstanding course and service.

Laird (Canton, Conn.)


We really liked the course. All of the water made it unique to Myrtle beach courses. Pace of play was slow.

Ken (Naperville, Ill.)


Great course. Only problem was #10 was under construction, but everything was great. As a single got teamed up with another golfer.

Richard (Nottingham, Md.)


Great course, great staff, will definitely be on my list to play again.

Amy (Draper, Utah)


Staff made us feel very welcomed!

Benoit (Gatineau, Quebec)


Played there first week of July for the fourth time, always one of the nicest courses. Well designed and maintained, great service, a sure bet on any golf trip. Not as pricey as some other top courses, but still a Top 5 of the 40 + courses played in MB over the last 6 years.



Very nice course ,In great condition. It is a lot of fun and a great design.



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