Carved amidst a Carolina pine forest, Tiger’s Eye is a visual and architectural marvel. The rolling topography provides the feel of an inland course and it’s complemented by Cate’s creativity.
Tiger’s Eye has expansive fairways, often framed by waste bunkers and water, which conspire to provide the course with its scenic appeal. Cate also made generous use of his trademark coquina boulders, which were locally harvested and ring many of the layout’s water hazards.
The opening of Tiger’s Eye thrust Ocean Ridge into the national spotlight and the course was quickly ranked among America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses by Golf Digest, placing it alongside some of the best Myrtle Beach golf courses.
A large part of the layout’s appeal is its strength from the first drive to the final putt. Tiger’s Eye doesn’t have a single “signature hole.” Ask five golfers for their favorite hole and you will likely get five different answers.
The par 3s are among the best the Myrtle Beach golf scene has to offer, highlighted by the peninsula green on the 11th hole and the 17th, which has decided more than a few matches.
Collectively, the par 4s present the diversity a connoisseur of golf architecture clamor for, with holes that range from 356 to 462 yards. Perhaps most memorable is the fourth hole, a 422-yard challenge that features a double fairway, a lake, and two waste bunkers.
Tiger’s Eye closes with the par 5 18th, giving players a chance to finish with a flourish. The hole plays downhill and requires a carry over water to reach the final green, providing a scenic conclusion to an unforgettable round of golf.
A round at Tiger’s Eye Golf Links starts at just $85, so it’s time for you to come chase birdies with this Big Cat and add it to one of your Myrtle Beach golf packages.