The course consists of Mini-Verde Bermuda greens and 18 holes that weave in and out of coastal forest, encountering well-crafted bunkers and natural water hazards along the way. Lion’s Paw is a very challenging golf course, with water coming into play on all but four holes. In addition, the putting surfaces are amoeba-shaped and multi-tiered, making them play smaller than they appear. Lion’s Paw Golf Links is heralded as architect Willard Byrd’s finest work. Approaching the first tee. You will 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 Mini-Verde greens.