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Lions Paw

351 Ocean Ridge Pkwy SW , Ocean Isle Beach , NC 28469
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Lions Paw
Current Rating: 2.44/5 (722 votes)

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Course Difficulty: Easy

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Course Summary for Lions Paw Course

Come tame Lion's Paw Golf Course, widely regarded as the finest work Willard Byrd has done. It's hard to describe the excitement of approaching the first tee to conquer this masterful layout. A magnificent course, Lion's Paw combines a wild and untamed feel with quiet and rustic surroundings. Breathtaking scenery and adventure is the name of the game. Come see why this course was awarded "Best in the Myrtle Beach area" in 1997 by Golf Digest.

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Details About the Course

Location: North
# of Holes: 18
Sets of Tees: 4
Grass Type (Greens): Bent
Kids Play Free?: No
Architect(s): Williard Byrd
Slope/Rating: 137/75.0
Course Record:
Year Opened: 1990
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Course Reviews

fair course greens rolled nicely pro shop staff was outstanding would play again

Reviewed by Greg on 03/04/2015
Tougher than it looks

Enjoyed this course. Will play again during our next visit.

Reviewed by Marty Soberg on 10/22/2014
Lion's Paw

Course was very wet and had to do cart paths only. It's apparent that they have had a lot of rain as the fairways were soggy and eliminated all roll.Clubhouse waitstaff service was poor. Not very friendly and very slow

Reviewed by dc on 10/22/2014

Great course however drainage was a problem and we had to use cart path only

Reviewed by Jim Pearce on 10/08/2014

Had a great round. The course was in geeat shape and everyone working there made it an enjoyable day.

Reviewed by Ed Rhodes on 07/01/2014
good starter

worse of the cats but a good opening day course, starting to wear a little on the edges, played on oct. 24, 2013

Reviewed by Dan Auger on 10/27/2013
Lions Paw

Not bad for a middle scale course. The group felt a little hurried by the constant, but very kind reference to pace of play. The group did finish within the 4.25 hour requirement

Reviewed by Kenneth Karlovits on 04/24/2013

Like these courses

Reviewed by Karen & Colin Longlade on 04/22/2013
High rough

Played the course on Oct 24,2012. Took 5+ hours and probably spent 1 hour looking for golf balls in the rough. The ball would settle down in the bermuda grass and were real hard to find you often had to be right above the ball to see it. Course was very good and a challange.

Reviewed by T Sautters on 10/31/2012
Another Cat in the series

We played this course years ago right after heavy rains each time. This week we finally played it in good conditions and it did not let us down. Very nice course.

Reviewed by Tim on 10/17/2012

my least favorite of all the Cats

Reviewed by Dianne on 10/10/2012
Nice course would play again

Nice course to play with the guys, would not play again with golfers who are either not experienced or are picking their ball up to avoid slow play. Facilities are beautiful, rangers are nice - play was good pace no waiting and skilled golfers about that understood how to play the correct pace of the game. Will be on my list of 'will play again'.

Reviewed by Todd Coughlin on 08/05/2012
Fall Maintenance 2010

September 8th aeriation allow 14 days to heal.October 17th Spraying October 26th Overseeding (2 weeks of cart path only)

Reviewed by GOLF DEPARTMENT on 07/26/2010

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