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Address: Highway 17 W, Ocean Ridge Plantation, Sunset Beach, NC 28469
Phone Number: 800-233-1801
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Activities: Golfing
Description: Lion’s Paw® Golf Links. Designed by renowned architect Willard Byrd...
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
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One of the Big Cats

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Dave P
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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 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 didn't appear that anything had been blown in that same time. ALL of the trash... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 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 booking.

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Kingston, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 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 our GPS to bring us to Lion's Paw but really you should be looking for... More 

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Ontario
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13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 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

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Shelby Twp. MI
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The course was in very nice shape and the greens were smooth and ran true. The course tends to play longer than the card suggests. Not a really woman friendly course for the recreational golfer. The water plays a prominent role and makes this more of a target golf course. Again a little challenging for the average recreational golfer. However,... More 

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Sunset Beach, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This is a hard golf course, with water on 15 or 16 of the holes, a couple of tough water carry par threes, and a few narrow fairways. The new greens are great, but this is a lot more course than many of the golf package folks can handle; they would be much better off on Panther's Run.

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Trois-Rivières
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

What was impressive other than golf was the greeting by the staff at the golf course.They were very friendly,attentive to your nedds and wanted you to have a good time as a priority.We were very impress also by the food.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This course is a good but not great course. It has some interesting holes, bust too many that you will not remember. A few holes are not layer out good, and makes them tough but not in a good way.Normally in good shape.

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Clayton, North Carolina
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The have the new hybrid greens here and they are an exceptional putting surface. The course is hard but not too hard. Watch out for the gators.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great value for the money. The course was in great shape. The greens were fast and the staff was friendly and cooperative. Great golf experience.

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