Mark Saunders and Ocean Ridge Spotlight Tiger’s Eye Number Four

Ocean Ridge Plantation is a beautiful Sunset Beach, North Carolina residential golf and beach club community offering exquisitely designed homes, award-winning golf courses, and an ever-expanding list of world-class amenities. Real Estate developer Mark Saunders has been designing and building high-quality homes and beautiful places to live for decades. More than just a golfer’s paradise Ocean Ridge offers real estate buyers traditional residential neighborhoods, each distinguished by characteristics and charm influenced by lush landscapes, manicured fairways, protected woodlands, tranquil lakes and miles of walking and biking trails.

The elegant country club lifestyle at Ocean Ridge includes already built amenities like four championship golf courses, a private oceanfront beach club, and grand clubhouses. Since developer Mark Saunders first introduced Tiger’s Eye Golf Links it has been known as one of the Grand Strand’s most memorable courses. Dramatic elevation changes, massive coquina boulders and the genius of architect Tim Cate conspired to create a layout that many consider to be among the best Myrtle Beach has to offer.

If you are planning to challenge this legendary Big Cats course at Ocean Ridge Plantation, be sure to highlight hole No. 4 on your scorecard. This spectacular 422-yard, par 4 is the ultimate risk-reward hole!

The fourth isn’t overwhelmingly long, but the sharp dogleg left dares you to cut the corner in an attempt to make birdie. For those who choose to tempt fate (in addition to the large lake and waste bunkers guarding the left side), the brave hearted can try to shortened the hole considerably with a well placed drive that will need to travel as much as 250 yards (from the back tees) to carry the water hazard, but will leave an approach shot inside 75 yards. The potential reward is substantial, but there are ample hazards all around that make this strategy risky. Choose your strategy wisely or you will pay the price!

The conventional play is into the largest part of the fairway, leaving an approach that could be in excess of 140 yards. That’s by no means unmanageable, but a large two-tiered green can make it challenging to get the ball close to the pin.