Managed by real estate developer Mark Saunders, Ocean Ridge Plantation is not only an exquisite residential beach club community with fine homes and world-class amenities, it’s also home to four award-winning Big Cats golf courses that add to its appeal and charm.
As a manager of a major land development company, Mark Saunders has been delivering high quality coastal homes and communities in North Carolina for decades. With the crown jewel of NC’s Sunset Beach area being Ocean Ridge Plantation.
Each of the properties managed by developer Mark Saunders has its own distinct features and unique charm, and part of Ocean Ridge Plantation’s allure is its four championship-level golf courses that collectively can be considered a golfer’s paradise.
Living the relaxed coastal lifestyle you’ve always wanted is easy at Ocean Ridge Plantation. The property’s atmosphere is facilitated by its golf courses, which have incredible clubhouses and access to a private property owner only beach club on the island of Sunset Beach, North Carolina.
Ever since its inception, golfers from all over have enjoyed playing at Ocean Ridge Plantation’s Tiger’s Eye golf course. That’s because of the course’s beautiful landscape and manicured fairway, not to mention the challenges it presents.
Course architect Tim Cate designed the Tiger’s Eye golf course at Ocean Ridge Plantation to have dramatic elevation changes and plenty of hazards such as a large lake and massive coquina boulders. The challenges this course presents, as well as its beauty, make it a favorite among the Myrtle Beach golf community.
Perhaps the most talked about whole at Tiger’s Eye is No. 4, a hole that makes golfers assess the risks and rewards at hand. To navigate around this hole properly, Ocean Ridge Plantation developer Mark Saunders is here to offer some tips on playing the 422-yard par 4.
Although this isn’t the longest par 4 most golfers have seen, it can be amongst the trickiest. Its fairway makes a sharp dogleg left, which forces golfers to make a decision. Some take the dare and choose to try and cut the corner with a well-placed, long drive. If golfers are able to drive the ball accurately about 250 yards, it can set them up for a manageable shot within 75 yards of the pin. There is a lot of risk involved with this shot, but the reward can be worth it. For those looking to take a more conservative approach, they can aim for the largest part of the fairway, which would set them up with an approach shot of about 140 yards. The green on this whole is large, providing a big target to aim at from there.
There are several ways to approach Tiger’s Eye No. 4, but developer Mark Saunders suggests always going with the strategy that fits your skill level best.