Leopard's Chase Golf Course

Leopard's Chase Golf Course

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About Leopard's Chase Golf Course (Sunset Beach, NC)

The latest of four golf courses at acclaimed Ocean Ridge Plantation, the Tim Cate designed Leopard’s Chase measures 7,155 yards from the tournament tees but a more manageable 6,165 yards from the whites.

Opened in 2007, it’s generally regarded as more difficult than it’s three sister courses – Tiger’s Eye, Lion’s Paw, and Panther’s Run – and features lots of sand and water, undulating greens and small fairways. And while it might seem like a short course, yardage tells only a small bit of the tale, with the course’s slope rating of 130 being a truer measure of its difficulty.

The course features five each of par 3s and par 5s, with a premium put on driving accuracy. If you’re driving straight on this course, great. If not, best to fall back on a 3-wood or other club to keep in the fairway. And while many Grand Strand courses have their share of difficult holes, this course is different with none of its holes allowing you to relax and collect yourself.

It’s obvious that a great deal of thought was given the placement of every hazard and if there ever was a thinking man’s and shot maker’s course, this is it. For instance, with many of the approach shots, you have the choice of a water carry or having the wind take your shot away. That’s just one of the many subtle and not so subtle touches that make this course such an experience. There’s a putting green, chipping area and driving range along with a fantastic clubhouse and pro shop.

Golf course details



Year Built



Tim Cate



Practice Area(s)

Driving Range, Putting Green

Course Record



The address for Leopard's Chase Golf Course is 6330 Castlebrook Way SW, Sunset Beach, NC 28468.


3.8 Based on 29 reviews

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Very dried fairways ...

Very dried fairways needed more manual watering.

Published on May 23rd, 2021

Better layout. Not ...

Better layout. Not great condition

Published on April 27th, 2021

Rained out couldn't ...

Rained out couldn't finish but 6 holes. Greens still slow.

Published on April 13th, 2021

This is a beautiful ...

This is a beautiful golf course. Best kept course we played on this year.

Published on March 7th, 2021

This was most diffic...

This was most difficult course of the four cats. Front was challenging but fun. The back was extremely difficult with narrow fairways and a lot of water and sand. You should disclose this ahead of time to potential players. We had a higher handicap who struggled here.

Published on November 4th, 2020

These are generous r...

These are generous ratings for the CATS courses due to COVID. Conditions were better last time we were here.

Published on November 2nd, 2020

Best shape of 4 Cats...

Best shape of 4 Cats-Though toughest -needs clubhouse

Published on October 22nd, 2020

The greens were a li...

The greens were a little rough.

Published on September 17th, 2020

Greens were bad roug...

Greens were bad rough was bad and traps were bad

Published on September 16th, 2020

Liked course greens ...

Liked course greens were burnt but still most enjoyable day

Published on August 11th, 2020

All the courses need...

All the courses needed grass cutting but this one was the worst n one of the starters was pretty rude

Published on August 3rd, 2020

Fairway and greens n...

Fairway and greens need help!

Published on August 2nd, 2020



Published on July 30th, 2020

Clubhouse staff was ...

Clubhouse staff was nice. Course layout was great. But almost every green had large areas of burned out and/or diseased grass. Least favorite of all the Cats.

Published on July 29th, 2020

Loved the waterfall ...

Loved the waterfall infinity pool by 18 green.

Published on July 2nd, 2020

enough sand and wate...

enough sand and water made this course challenging but fun.

Published on July 2nd, 2020

Condition was ok gre...

Condition was ok greens starting to burn. Pretty course with a lot of hidden trouble. Ranger was a pain in the a... No place for a large group to eat.

Published on June 30th, 2020

Condition was decent...

Condition was decent course was not a favorite of the group. Layout was too difficult for most of our group. I am a 6 handicap and it was very challenging for me. The balance of our group are bogey golfers an most did not break 95.

Published on June 30th, 2020

Great layout. The st...

Great layout. The staff was very accommodating with a rain delay of several hours.

Published on June 30th, 2020

Too many hazards ver...

Too many hazards very difficult!

Published on June 30th, 2020

Greens had many brow...

Greens had many brown spots. Rough areas were full of weeds.

Published on June 29th, 2020

The bent grass green...

The bent grass greens were in great shape. Very challenging course with lots of trouble throughout.

Published on June 29th, 2020

Layout was great but...

Layout was great but pins with the type of greens. Literally felt like i was playing plinko and just hoped once i putt that it would stay on line.

Published on June 25th, 2020

Not a bad course. No...

Not a bad course. Nothing special had some of the same problems as the other 3 courses. Some tee areas looked like closely mowed fairway instead of an actual tee box. Greens were ok but showed some wear in many places.

Published on June 25th, 2020

Best of the lot...

Best of the lot

Published on June 19th, 2020

Not as good as in th...

Not as good as in the past years

Published on May 26th, 2020

Greens needed to be ...

Greens needed to be mowed but were fine otherwise

Published on May 26th, 2020

Great golf course an...

Great golf course and even better staff.

Published on May 15th, 2020

Bunkers need alot of...

Bunkers need alot of work

Published on May 6th, 2020

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