Lion's Paw

Lion’s Paw Golf Links

Ocean Ridge Plantation is home to the Big Cats courses. One of the Cats is The Lion’s Paw golf course which was built on rolling hills and features water hazards coming into play on some holes. The front and back nines are completely different. The front nine has Carolina pine trees lining its fairways and many elevation changes. The back nine is a links-style design, which features wide open fairways and undulating greens. The most memorable hole on the Lion’s Paw golf course is #3, a 204-yard, par 3 from the tips, which calls for a tee shot to carry water and the oyster shells that line the perimeter of the lake. From ground level, you’d never know the fairway and green form the shape of a lion’s paw.


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Course Information

Year Built: 1991
Designer: Willard Byrd
Dress Code: No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required
Metal Spikes: Not allowed
Earliest Tee Time: 7:00 AM
Greens: Mini Verde Bermuda
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
# of Sand Bunkers: 91
Water Hazards in Play: Yes
Greens Aerated: September
Overseeding Schedule: September/Open
Walking the Golf Course: Allowed
Driving Range: Yes, Hitting balls from grass
Additional Facilities: Putting Green, Sand and Chipping Area
Food Availability: Beverage cart, snack bar, restaurant
Bar: Full service bar



351 Ocean Ridge Pkwy SW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469 – Map it!
Phone: 910. 287. 1717


Rating & Slope

Tees Yardage Rating   Slope   Par
    Mens’ Ladies’ Mens’ Ladies’  
Blue 7003 73.5 N/A 137 N/A 72
White 6457 71.0 N/A 131 N/A 72
Gold 5872 67.3 72.7 115 133 72
Red 5363 64.2 68.8 108 124 72
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