Big Cats – Lions Paw – Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Holes: 18 Par: 72 Yardage: 7,003 Architect: Willard Byrd, Nai Chung Chang
Lion’s Paw Golf Links is heralded as architect Willard Byrd’s finest work. Approaching the first tee. you’ll find it hard to describe the excitement you feel as you get set to encounter this masterful layout. Part wild and untamed, part rustic and quiet, this magnificent course presents a lion’s share of adventure and breathtaking scenery. An open, hilly course with views of a beautiful creek valley and adjoining wetlands, Lion’s Paw features deep, sugar-sand bunkers and MiniVerde greens, renovated in 2018.
Lion’s Paw has multiple tee areas, more than 70 bunkers and generous mounding lining many fairways. Water comes into play on 15 holes and beautiful wetland views can be seen from every hole. With oyster shells lining the lakes and creeks flowing across fairways, the layout is truly spectacular.