Tiger’s Eye Golf Links is another dazzling beach golf course design by Master Architect Tim Cate. Opened in 2000 with 18 unforgettable holes, this big cat near Myrtle Beach, SC is tough to tame featuring 60-foot elevation changes, undulating fairways, sparkling lakes and a stunning par three island green.
In September of 2017, the course installed brand new Tif Eagle Bermuda greens, similar to the type found at TPC Sawgrass in Florida. The layout features generous, and well-manicured TiftSport Bermuda fairways. Fescue and carpetgrass line each fairway in the secondary rough.
The varying challenges of the greens mirror the classic look and feel of Pinehurst. The generous, undulated, fast-paced greens, which resemble warped plywood, yield numerous pin placements that are obscured from view and guarded by water and/or sand hazards.
The mature long leaf pine groves also add to the Pinehurst appearance of Tiger’s Eye, but the mature, dense hardwood forest that lines the fairways and encircles the greens remind golfers that they’re in the Lowcountry.
More than a half-mile of coquina boulders, weighing an average of four tons each, were used to erect bulkheads throughout Tiger’s Eye. More than 35,000 tons — or 72 million pounds — of coquina boulders were used on the course.