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Lion's Paw Golf Links

351 Ocean Ridge Pkwy SW, Ocean Ridge Plantation, Sunset Beach, NC 28469
+1 800-233-1801
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Nice golf course

This is a better than average course. Some of the par threes were long for the vacation golfer. The... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2017
SFromknecht
,
Simpsonville, South Carolina
via mobile
Big, long and showing its age

Open off of the tee with good par threes make this a hard course for any player. There is enough... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2017
Casey1919
,
Somerset, Pennsylvania
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Lion’s Paw® Golf Links. Designed by renowned architect Willard Byrd, Lion’s Paw® is an open, hilly course that treats the golfer to spectacular views of a beautiful creek valley and its adjoining wetlands. Distinguished by towering hardwoods, bold contoured Mini Verde greens, spectacular water shots and mounds of sugar white sand marking deep bunkers and high embankments, this 18-hole layout in one of the Grand Strand’s most popular courses. Lion’s Paw® has multiple tee areas, more than 70 bunkers and generous mounding lining many fairways. The course has considerable elevation change throughout both nines. Water comes into play on 15 holes and beautiful wetland views can be seen from every hole. With oyster shells lining the lakes and creeks flowing across fairways, the layout is truly spectacular. Lion’s Paw® measures 7,003 yards from the blue tees with a slope of 138 and a 74.6 course rating. Other yardages, slopes and ratings are as follows: white tees: 6,457/130/71.6; gold tees: 5,872/121/68.2; and red tees: 5,363/118/69Lion’s Paw® earned 4-stars in Golf Digest’s prestigious Places To Play rankings. Other Awards and Distinction: Top 100 Fairways - Golf For Women magazine. Top 50 Courses in Myrtle Beach- Golf Digest. “A different, refreshing kind of challenge” - Golf Illustrated
  • Excellent14%
  • Very good58%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
22 Jul 2017
“Nice golf course”
24 Mar 2017
“Big, long and showing its age”
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351 Ocean Ridge Pkwy SW, Ocean Ridge Plantation, Sunset Beach, NC 28469
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

This is a better than average course. Some of the par threes were long for the vacation golfer. The course is challenging but not so difficult that it's not enjoyable. This is a course that my husband will keep coming back to.

Thank SFromknecht
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Open off of the tee with good par threes make this a hard course for any player. There is enough trouble by the greens to make approach shots difficult. We had not played this course for a number of years and it is showing its...More

Thank Casey1919
Reviewed 15 September 2016

The layout has such potential, but the grounds are not cared for. Throughout this heat I have played many courses in Brunswick (Thistle - awesome, Carolina National - beautiful, The Pearl - terrific) and Lion's Paw has issues that are not weather related (as well...More

1  Thank Dee C
Bill L, Manager at Lion's Paw Golf Links, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

We always appreciate constructive feedback and will do everything in our power to address any and all legitimate concerns. Unfortunately, many of the issues mentioned in the review above are, in fact, very much influenced by weather conditions. Every course is different, with differing types...More

Reviewed 23 August 2016

Please cut the rough. Slow play due to looking for balls lost in the rough. The course is in good condition but the rough us too long.More

1  Thank Queenklg
Bill L, Public Relations Manager at Lion's Paw Golf Links, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

We certainly appreciate your feedback and we will do our very best to address your concerns to the fullest degree possible. I personally spoke to the golf course superintendent this morning and made him aware of your comments. As you may know, mowing roughs is...More

Reviewed 22 October 2015

This is a very hard course from the white tees with 3 long par 3's and several long par 4's. For men. if you are not a big hitter, play the gold tees. It has a nice layout with generally good fairways and greens (mini...More

1  Thank World_Traveller914
Reviewed 1 August 2015

Lions Paw was in good shape with fairways not as dry as Panther's Run. Greens were in great shape. Pro shop is outstanding and staff is very helpful

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 20 April 2015

To be 100% honest it felt as if Lion's Paw was the step child of the Big Cat's courses. The greens has a ton of small weeds and were extremely bumpy. The traps didn't appear to have been raked in days, maybe weeks, and it...More

2  Thank Josh D
Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

Played in early April and the course was in very good shape. The rough was dormant at this time of year. Greens were hard and shots would run out so play for the front. Staff was very friendly. Our package included lunch so ask when...More

Thank Dave P
Reviewed 27 March 2015

Lion's paw. To begin with I found there are very good golf courses in and around Myrtle Beach which includes leaving the State. Lion's Paw is in NC. Lion's Paw is about 18 miles north of Possum Trot Golf Course. A note here, we searched...More

Thank Pierre_Kingston
Reviewed 24 November 2014

Great combo of courses for low and high handicaps. Play all 4 (Lion's Paw, Tiger's Eye, Panther's Run, and Leopard's Chase) as a 4 round package is reasonably priced

1  Thank BrooklinBoy
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