Leopard’s Chase, which opened in 2007 as one of the premier golf courses at Ocean Ridge Plantation in Sunset Beach in the southern coastal tip of North Carolina, will be included in the top 100 rankings for public access golf courses in the nation in an upcoming issue of Golf Week magazine.
Leopard’s Chase was the only coastal course ranked for the state and, after two years of being ranked 4th, is still listed in the top five courses in North Carolina. The 72-par modern course, with classic touches, is one of the award-winning four Big Cats courses open at Ocean Ridge. It reflects the true craftsmanship of designer Tim Cates’ natural style, with one of its distinguishing features being the significant number of holes which require a short carry over water and tidal marshes. Leopard’s Chase, bountiful with native grasses and plantings, provides a very visual experience for golfers, including hints at each tee box about what to expect next.
In conjunction with the other Big Cats courses, Lion’s Paw, Panther’s Run and Tiger’s Eye, Ocean Ridge offers a total of 72 holes for golfers.