Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Lions Paw, Panthers Run, Tigers Eye and Leopard’s Chase at Ocean Isle Beach N.C.


MQTlogoa GOLF GOLF GOLF GOLF STAYING AT THE BEACH..BEACH..OCEAN ISLE BEACH…for a great golf/beach vacation check out The Winds Resort Beach Club..Ocean Isle Beach North Carolina


We stayed at The Winds oceanfront resort and played  all four Big Cat Courses: Lions Paw, Panthers run, Tigers Eye and, Leopards Chase. Our package included: 4 Nights Lodging, Daily Hot Southern Breakfast Buffet, Daily Round of Golf On Each Of The Big Cat’s Four Courses..Joe Todd says, great room, service, and the breakfast buffet can’t be beat. We did an 18 hole replay three of the four days.(18 hole replay $35.00)


WELCOME TO THE BIG CATS OF OCEAN RIDGE PLANTATION…Lions Paw, Panthers Run, Tigers Eye and Leopard’s Chase…Photos in no particular order…

100_8398 In early March the temps ran from mid 30’s at night and high 50’s to mid 60’s during the day. The wind could be a factor. The above photo was taken from the back steps of the Tiger’s Eye club house about 7:30 in the morning.This was the only morning there was a little frost on the course.



If I ever get the chance to visit again I won’t play the Lions Paw course…As far as I’m concerned the greens are near impossible as far as being fast.The starter said the stimpmeter reading was 13-15…




God grant me the serenity to accept the shots I miss..


the courage to try, try again,and the wisdom
not to throw my clubs in the lake.


We found the parking lot was full at the Golden Corral restaurant in Shallotte N.C. (mostly locals)… loved the southern seasoned collard greens with ham hocks served with hoecakes on the side,and the southern style cabbage.


I have found The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course..



For seafood check out The Dockside Seafood House – Calabash, NC (the senior fish plate was great and only $9.95 nor did they skimp on the shrimp.)


Sand and alligators.. “Big Al” hangs out on #17 Tiger’s Eye course…I found the sand wasn’t much of a problem to play out of.


If you think it's hard to meet new people,try picking up the wrong golf ball LOL . To make a foursome we were paired with Joe and his wife one day.(local/members) and Byron and his wife another day.(from the great state of Pennsylvania)…We couldn’t have asked for better golf partners



  I’ve heard it said they call it golf because all the other four-letter words were taken. Ok go ahead and spell golf backwards…What did you get??? LOL





“Golf has probably kept more people sane than psychiatrists have.”- Harvey Penick… I think I will be able to put up with the cold weather in Ohio a little longer now….

g1 Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

1 Lions Paw, Panthers Run, Tigers Eye and Leopard’s Chase at Ocean Isle Beach N.C.



Linda G. said...

Beautiful ocean views. Your vacation sounds like a golf lovers dream come true.

Linda G. said...

Beautiful ocean views. Your vacation sounds like a golf lovers dream come true.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Sounds like a perfect getaway! Gotta' admit that the title of the post had me confused at first. Beautiful courses.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Oh My goodness.... Didn't realize you all were in Ocean Isle. We stay at the Islander Inn when we go there. Love that area --although we don't know anything about the golf courses.

Dockside is our favorite place to eat when we are there. The Boundary is also a fav.

We have Golden Corrals up here too--and George and I eat there on occasion. I love their post roast and veggies...

SO glad you enjoyed one of our favorite areas.

Linda said...

Hi Joe, absolutely splendid ocean views! Your header photo is stunning!