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Panther’s Run Golf Links

Panther’s Run Golf Links

One of the famed “Big Cats” courses as part of the Ocean Ridge Plantation collection, Panther’s Run Golf Course has garnered recent praise for the quality of its overall experience, customer service, course design, and course condition. 1-866-694-2448 $
351 Ocean Ridge Parkway SW Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Rated 8/5 based on 103 customer reviews 10 0

One of the famed “Big Cats” courses as part of the Ocean Ridge Plantation collection, Panther’s Run Golf Course has garnered recent praise for the quality of its overall experience, customer service, course design, and course condition.

Course designer Tim Cate takes full advantage of the seclusion and beauty of the quiet Del Webb community. With recognition from Golf Digest as “One Of The Best Courses To Play” and “Top 50 Of Myrtle Beach,” Panther’s Run is certainly worth driving the extra mile to play this track. On of its most popular holes is the signature 4th, a par 4 that plays 348 from the whites and truly tests a player’s shot placement. This dogleg left with bunkers guarding the front of the green will sure challenge golfers of all skill levels.

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Tim (Ocean Isle Beach, NC)


Our group of 36 booked the “Cat Courses” last year for play this week. Panthers Run and Lions Paw were included. Our organizer called last week to advise Lions Paw was in very bad shape and offered to get us out from it and onto another course. We had a 4 for 3 deal and were offered 3 for 2 on the remaining Cat courses. Now we know why the discounts were given. A local confirmed Lions Paw was terrible, basically had packed mud for greens. Turns out Panthers Run wasn’t much better. We had heard their greens were rough, but didn’t understand how bad till no. 1 green. After playing our approach shots from the unmown fairway, we found a green with packed / caked on grass seed, a few patches of poa aunna and a coat of green dye. This was the case (fairway included) for all the remained holes as well. To say we were disappointed would be the understatement of the year. It’s unbelievable that a golf club would operate with greens in this condition. Regardless of why they needed or chose to treat the greens this way, not being transparent it about is a crime.The owner/management should be castigated for what ever you might call this operation. This is a very nice layout with a respected history in Myrtle Beach area golf. The owners are apparently milking these courses and avoiding proper maintenance and re-investment. The staff were great, but we won’t be back here anytime soon.

Staff Response
Good afternoon. I was very disheartened when I read your review of Panther’s Run from your play on 4/26/2018. Please allow me to apologize that the course was not up to our standards nor your expectations. I assure you no one wants it to be perfect more than we do. I know there are no amount of excuses but the weather just has not been our friend this winter and early spring so our bermuda greens have suffered terribly as a result. Because the issues are primarily weather related it has made it difficult to warn players when conditions can drastically change in a matter of a few days. We took a plug from one bermuda green per course and placed them in a green house at 78 degrees and within 3 days they were flourishing. This flourishing bermuda grass will also eliminate any encroachment of other grasses such as the poanna that has currently taken over a couple of our greens due to it loving this weather. I assure you we have spared no expense in fighting the results of this harsh winter and took every precaution as recommended. I spoke with your Package Provider regarding the overall course conditions prior to your arrival and we made a decision to move your Lion’s Paw round due to conditions. We still extended the free round on Tiger’s Eye and the free daily lunch that is normally included with our 4 round package. We have been communicating, to the best of our ability, to every group upon check-in the situation with our bermuda grass greens and the effect the harsh winter has had on many of our area courses. I apologize if this was not clearly stated to everyone in your group. We are working hard to be upfront and informative with package providers and customers prior to tee off. We also have articles at each golf shop that have been put out by the USGA and in the newspaper to provide additional information. We appreciate your patronage of our courses and appreciate you bringing your concerns to our attention. I will be happy to work with you to make this right on a future round if you would like. You may contact me direct via email or at my office. Best regards, Roxanne Powell

Rebecca (Delaware, OH)


Women friendly

James (Orleans, ON)


Straight forward course. Wide open. Back 9 is beautiful.



Greens were in nice shape as was the whole back nine. The front side was really dry and the fairways & rough are pretty burned out. It's a fun course to play.

Gervais (Longueuil, QC)


Excellent! Green cleaned without humidity even early in the morning. Speed of the green excellent.

Adam (Matthews, NC)


Starter was a jerk, acted like we were in the way, not paying customers. The course does not have enough carts. We had to walk several hundred yards to the driving range and were late teeing off waiting for them to get a cart ready.

Ben (Little Mountain, SC)


It was my first time at Panther's Run and I really enjoyed it. I loved the layout and thought the course was in great shape. I thought the staff did a great job and was very friendly.

Gregg (Lexington, SC)


Nice course and staff, would play again. Only issue was the pro shop did not take the voucher purchased online, they only looked at it then returned it and then charged $34 per player. This caused us to pay for the round twice, once thru purchase of voucher and once at golf course. Also, the rate we got at the course was less than the price we got from the online voucher. I was disappointed with both issues and had to resolve by telephone later that day.

Clark (Dorchester, ON)


Nice holes, design, greens too slow, too many houses lining fairways. Good condition.

Larry (Lebanon, TN)


Very good.

Mickey (Elkdridge, MD)



Robert (Boucherville, Quebec)


I liked the large, perfect greens.



Just an OK course. Fairways were pretty brown and dry. Miniverde greens were good and putt true. Open course.

Corey (Johnstown, Penn.)


Course was in good shape for the little rain the area has received in the last few months. I golfed another course earlier in the week, and it was in terrible shape. Panther's Run looked much better. I will definitely be playing the Big Cats on my next trip to the area.

Kaoru (Greenville, N.C.)


(Would like to have known prior to play about the) course condition. Greens were good, but fairways were brown.

Robert (Somers Point, N.J.)


Sorry, but it's more important as to what we didn't like. Greens were terrible, looked like they were spray painted, had not been cut or rolled. Never had a true putt due to condition of greens.

Philip (Ocean Pines, Md.)


Extremely disappointed that the course had been reseeded and it was cart paths only ... we would definitely not have played if we knew in advance. Tried to resolve this prior to play and there was no cooperation from anyone to accommodate our concerns.

Rodney (Oxford, N.C.)


the course was extremely wet and soggy. almost every hit from the fairway threw up mud. cart path only takes so much more time to play a round of golf.

Richard (Trenton, N.J.)


Nice layout. First time at Panther's Run

Lafonza (Martinsville, Va.)


Once again it rained on us but I shot the best round at this course. Great shape and the greens were great.



All around great day, service was impeccable. Wife had a hole in one on number 2.



Excellent to superior. Course in great conditon. Very Very satisfied.



The course was very nice till you got to the greens, I was quite suprised that they were not as nice after playing two of the other courses at Ocean Ridge.

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