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“Lions Paw just ok.”

Lion's Paw Golf Links
Ranked #14 of 19 things to do in Sunset Beach
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Owner description: 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
Reviewed January 15, 2012

Played 36 holes today. 18 at Lions Paw and 18 at Panthers Run which I played and reviewed yesterday. Lions Paw to me was just ok. Greens were very hard and made it tough to hold any shot and they were extremely fast. Fairways were in decent shape but really tight especially the way the wind was blowing. I am not a great golfer but I thought it was a pretty tough course and pretty long from the men's tees-About 6500 yards. All in all not a bad course but I enjoyed Panthers Run more and there are better options in the area for the money. I paid 40 dollars.

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Bill L, Manager at Lion's Paw Golf Links, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2012

Thanks for playing two rounds at The Big Cats Courses. Lion's Paw and Panther's Run are the older two of our four layouts and have been favored by locals and visitors for nearly 20 years. Hopefully you enjoyed the new MiniVerde greens on both course, which we expect to continue to mature and offer supreme putting surfaces for many years to come. It appears you played in the winter months and we are glad you made our course a choice for your golf trip. Just a reminder, but you can expect even better conditions on all our courses as the spring season approaches! All 4 Big Cats should be in superb condition for our spring guests.

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