Panther's Run Golf Links

Panther's Run Golf Links

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About Panther's Run Golf Links (Ocean Isle Beach, NC)

Part of the Big Cats group of courses located in Ocean Ridge Plantation, the Panthers Run Golf Course is designed to test a golfer's ability to the max. And like the resort's other four courses ; Leopard's Chase, Tiger's Eye, Lion's Paw, and Jaguar's Lair -- this golf course is golf at its finest.

Designed by Tim Cate, construction of this 18-hole course that opened in 1995 required little dirt to be removed because of Cate's emphasis on protecting the natural surroundings. The course features ample space for landing areas, wide fairways, minimal mounding but plenty of ponds, brooks and wetlands.

The 72-par course stretches 7,086 yards and has more than one title under its belt to boast about. Opening in 1996, it was named one of Golf Digest's best new courses and since it's been named one of America's and the Grand Strand's top places to play. Additionally, the pro shop has been honored as one of America's top 100 golf shops for multiple years. The course features a practice facility with driving range, restaurant and many other amenities.

Golf course details



Year Built



Tim Cate


Tif Eagle

Practice Area(s)

Driving Range, Putting Green

Course Record



The address for Panther's Run Golf Links is 351 Ocean Ridge Pkwy SW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469.


3.2 Based on 29 reviews

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Carts paths need rep...

Carts paths need repair

Published on October 17th, 2021

Carts paths need rep...

Carts paths need repair

Published on October 17th, 2021

Nice course...

Nice course

Published on June 16th, 2021

Very dried condition...

Very dried conditions needed more manual watering. Several greens in disrepair.

Published on May 23rd, 2021

Poor condition. Need...

Poor condition. Needs fertilizer and water.

Published on May 9th, 2021

Poor condition. Need...

Poor condition. Needs fertilizer and water.

Published on May 9th, 2021

Very disappointed in...

Very disappointed in the condition of the course. Some of the greens had bare/dead spot and crab grass spots. Overall condition of the course was surprising based upon previous times we had played the course. Would not play again.

Published on April 29th, 2021

Greens and areas of ...

Greens and areas of the fairway were in bad shape. Lots of weeds growing on the greens.

Published on April 27th, 2021

Not memorable...

Not memorable

Published on April 27th, 2021

Poor shape also...

Poor shape also

Published on April 24th, 2021

Disappointed in the ...

Disappointed in the greens slower than the other times I played the course.

Published on April 13th, 2021

It's a great layout....

It's a great layout. Course was little rough due to a tornado that hit a month before. Probably should have switched courses or been advised too.

Published on March 19th, 2021

Another great course...

Another great course. An enjoyable golf experience.

Published on November 4th, 2020

Terrible shape and n...

Terrible shape and no activity to improve course

Published on October 22nd, 2020

Very wet and not fro...

Very wet and not from rain balls constantly plugged in fairways rough and around greens. The greens were in bad condition and slow. Lost more golf balls in play than we did by hitting errant shots

Published on October 7th, 2020

Greens were good rou...

Greens were good rough was bad and traps were bad.

Published on September 16th, 2020

Fairway and greens n...

Fairway and greens need help!

Published on August 2nd, 2020



Published on July 30th, 2020

Course was in great ...

Course was in great shape. Played challenging but fair.

Published on July 29th, 2020

Great shape and layo...

Great shape and layout.

Published on July 2nd, 2020

Didn't drain well fr...

Didn't drain well from day before rain.

Published on July 2nd, 2020

Fairway was ok but t...

Fairway was ok but the rough area and tee boxes were full of weeds. Greens were slow with many bare areas.

Published on June 29th, 2020

The course was heavi...

The course was heavily saturated. Some greens were flooded from watering. The greens were very slow and in bad shape the Bermuda grass has not come in yet.

Published on June 29th, 2020

Driving range was cl...

Driving range was closed. No explanation given which was odd. Bunkers need replacing. Greens were horrible

Published on June 25th, 2020

I know there was 5 d...

I know there was 5 days of rain prior to our arrival. I thought the layout of this course was really nice. Unique looking track with some challenging holes. The issue was the greens looked they hadn't been mowed in days. The bunkers which there were a lot needed to be raked. The hard sand and water trenches made the bunkers unplayable. The unmowed greens made putting a disaster. Would love to have the opportunity to play this one again when it was in the right condition.

Published on June 25th, 2020
James patrick

Greens were terrible...

Greens were terrible. Tee boxes were soaking wet.

Published on June 19th, 2020

Was better than expe...

Was better than expected after first day. Before was in line with lion's Paw

Published on May 26th, 2020

Greens a little roug...

Greens a little rough

Published on May 26th, 2020

Good course ...

Good course

Published on April 1st, 2020

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