Leopard’s Chase, which was opened in 2007 by Mark Saunders and The Coastal Companies as one of the premier golf courses at Ocean Ridge Plantation in Sunset Beach in the southern coastal tip of North Carolina, made the top of the list in May 1, 2012 edition of GOLFWEEK’s “Best Courses You Can Play 2012″.
Leopard’s Chase has ranked 4th in the state of North Carolina for three consecutive years for one of the top 100 public access golf courses in the nation. The 72-par modern course, with classic touches, is one of the award-winning four Big Cats courses open at Ocean Ridge Plantation, a spectacular community by The Coastal Companies. It reflects the true craftsmanship of designer Tim Cates’ natural style, with one of its distinguishing features being the significant number of holes which require a short carry over water and tidal marshes. Leopard’s Chase, bountiful with native grasses and plantings, provides a very visual experience for golfers, including hints at each tee box about what to expect next.
In conjunction with the other Big Cats courses, Lion’s Paw, Panther’s Run and Tiger’s Eye, Ocean Ridge Plantation offers a total of 72 holes for golfers (A 5th course – Jaguar’s Lair, will soon add its noble roar to the Big Cats, giving Ocean Ridge and The Coastal Companies the distinction of having 90 holes of championship golf).