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69 Reviews (69)
5 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
2.3
Value
2.8
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
3.8
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.4
55.9%
Recommend this course
43 out of 69 reviews
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3.9
19 Reviews (19)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
3.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
89.5%
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17 out of 19 reviews
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3.3
44 Reviews (44)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
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2 Stars
5
1 Stars
8
Conditions
2.9
Value
3.5
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
68.2%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7003 yards
Slope 132
Rating 74.0
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Lions Paw
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Course Details

Year Built 1990
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens MiniVerde Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Willard Byrd (1990) Nai Chung Chang (1990)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Reviews

2.8
69 Reviews (69)
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Reviews 11
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Very nice place

Tou really can’t beat this place for the money. One of the nicest places are playing in the Myrtle Beach area. The greens were putting pretty well, fairways were in great shape. Not too hard of a course, pretty challenging for all levels I would say.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great course in recovery

First time playing here. Staff was exceptional and super friendly. Like others have said, course and homes are recovering from the storm in February. Loved the par 3’s over water and fun finishing hole. Will definitely be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Aversge

It was a decent price for what you get. The pro shop guy was nice enough but the first impression from the guys in the parking lot wasn’t good at all. The greens rolled fine but inconsistent and the course was in need of a mower in many cases.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging but fun

Challenging golf course with friendly staff and service. Love playing at Ocean Ridge when we are down here. Hard to beat for $39. Course was in good shape considering that a tornado recently touchdown in the community.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Enjoyable round

Enjoyable round. Can tell they working hard to get course in shape

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Revival

We vacation every year the week of the 4th of July, and have played Lions Paw at least once every year for the past 7 years, and I can honestly say this is the best condition I’ve seen this course in all those years! We played 6 rounds this week at courses near Calabash and the greens at Lions Paw were comparable or better than them all. Some of the fairways were thin and dry, and the tee boxes could be mowed a little lower, but overall, the course was well worth the price.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/13/2021

Thank you very much for the nice review of Lion's Paw. the original Big Cat course has definitely improved dramatically since the drought and tornado issues of the spring have been put behind us. We agree, the greens are very nice right now and overall the course is continuing to improve daily. We hope you will come visit us again soon and see our continued progress!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Some patchy ness on the greens and tee boxes. Overall very nice

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/13/2021

thank you for the good review of your recent visit to Lion's Paw. We truly appreciate it. We are working daily to make sure this legendary course continues to improve daily as we move through the remainder of 2021 and beyond. We hope you will come visit us again and see our progress!!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Enjoy the long par 4’s and challenging par 3’s.

Course keeps on improving since the tornado. Today was extremely hot and dry so we were patched at the end of 18 holes. We looked forward to hitting the bar for sk
E cold drinks.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/07/2021

Thank you for the nice review of Lion's Paw. It has definitely been a difficult road to recovery after the tornado (And during a pandemic), but we feel we have made great progress with this original Big Cats course and we are seeing continued improvements daily. We expect this trend to continue through the rest of 2021 and beyond! We hope you will visit us again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/30/2021

Thank you for the nice Five Star Review! We agree, Lion's Paw has come a long way in recent weeks and is looking very good for the rest of 2021 and beyond. Thanks again.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Dry conditions

The fairways were dry, and hard. Greens in good shape, still cleaning up storm damage from February tornado.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/19/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Lion's Paw. It certainly is dry right now and we are praying for some relief from this drought daily. We are watering greens and tees as normal, but we have had to start rationing water for fairways due to the very low level of our ponds right now. We have had less than 1 inch of total rain in almost two months and it is taking a toll. But, as soon as we get some rain, things will green back up very quickly and return to normal. Right now, everything is very playable, but you can expect to get a little more roll out on your tee shots than normal, due to the dry, firm conditions. Thanks again for understanding and we hope to see you again soon when things are greener all over!

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Lions Paw first time

Friendly staff, great pace of play. Good value. Nice snack shop and beverage carts service.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/30/2021

Thank you very much for the Five Star Review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. We hope you will come back soon and play another round on Lion's Paw one of the other three Big Cats courses. Thanks again!

Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/26/2021

I'm very sorry to see you were so disappointed with your recent visit to Lion's Paw. I would greatly appreciate some specific information regarding areas we can improve. Please feel free to message me directly at blong@oceanridge.com with more details of your visit and I would love to work with you to help improve our course for future visitors. I look forward to hearing from you., Thank you.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Average track

Found the overall conditions just average.
Not as nice a layout as the other courses
In this complex.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 04/14/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review you recent round on Lion's Paw. As you may have heard, Lion's Paw was hit by a major tornado a few weeks ago and cleanup and restoration are still continuing in certain areas. The course is currently very playable and is getting better daily. We anticipate it will be back to 100% very soon. We hope you will come visit us again and see our continued progress and improvement. Thanks again!

Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 03/24/2021

Thank you for playing Lion's Paw recently.. Unfortunately your round closely followed a major tornado that passed across a section of this course, so conditions were not at their best during your round, but that is changing quickly as weather is improving and the cleanup is nearing an end. We would appreciate some more specific feedback regarding your impression of the course, to determine if there are other issues we need to address or if it is more related to the tornado damage etc. If you will, please email me at blong@oceanridge.com to provide any further feedback you think would be helpful and I will make sure we do everything possible to address your concerns. Thanks again.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

first time

The first time we played. Lots of damage due to recent tornado damage, was priced accordingly. Like the course, not too challenging, wide open for the most part.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 03/17/2021

Thank you for playing Lion's Paw recently. You definitely did not catch it at it's best due to the major tornado that caused damage on some of the holes on this course. Cleanup and repairs are continuing daily and the course is also improving daily and we expect it to be in very good overall condition through the coming spring golf season and beyond. Thank you again.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

After Tornado

Was pleasantly surprised by how nice of shape the course was in after the tornado a couple of weeks ago. Still plenty of housing debris to clean up but the course was in great shape. It’s a totally different course now that most of the trees are gone. A must play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/10/2021

Thank you very much! Yes, there are some different looks out there now, but the character of the course is still 100% Lion's Paw. We hope you will come visit us again very soon.

Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great layout

Course just opened back up after the tornado a few weeks ago, it was cart part only but had a great time great layout friendly staff would play anytime

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/08/2021

Thank you very much for the four Star review! We appreciate your patronage more that we could ever say and we hope you will come and enjoy another round with us soon. Thanks again!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/29/2020

Thank you for the 4 Star review. We really appreciate it!

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