King’s North at Myrtle Beach National is one of the area’s most decorated courses, having earned Golf Digest’s “Places to Play” 4.5 Star honors each year for more than a decade after forcing it’s way into the publication’s “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses” list in 2004.
It’s an upward trend that started in 1996 upon Arnold Palmer’s touch-up and the subsequent two decades of top-end golf.
“It’s a great design,” first assistant professional Brian Lewis said. “It’s got Arnold’s personal touch on it. He came out and did the re-design itself. … It’s a special course. it’s got a beautiful design.”
The course’s signature holes could also be considered one of the Grand Strand’s signature holes. The par-5, No. 6 - affectionately known as “The Gambler” - includes an island fairway to the left of the safer stretch. Players who can reach the back half of that island then have a manageable second shot onto the green. Make both, and you’re putting for eagle.
Those who don’t get that first shot far enough and still press the issue, or those who miss the island altogether, come to understand why Kenny Rogers lent the title of one of his most famous songs to this hole.
9 by Dave - 08/13/2016
Wonderful golf! Round played in 4 hours, course in great shape. After playing Legend courses last week in 5 plus hour rounds this was truly great.
10 by Jong - 06/16/2016
Love playing this course. Was a little disappointed with the greens. Several thin areas and a little bumpy. Usually the greens are in very good shape, but not on the day we played. Staff was very helpful. Really like the layout of the course. Will continue to play the course in the future. Just hope that greens will be in a little better shape.
9 by W S - 06/07/2016
Was a wet day but what a great day at MBN Kings North. I'm a little partial having my 1st hole in one on #12. Best part was having my friend Paul witness the shot :) will return.
10 by Paul Steers - 03/19/2016
Continues to be a favorite,staff was outstanding and course in great shape. Will continue to be a must play.
10 by Greg - 03/07/2016
As always an excellent course. Conditions were nice will play again next year
9 by Gary - 11/23/2015
Course was challenging, the Gambler hole was memorable to play. Would play again. Course was crowded on every hole. Tee times could have been spaced farther apart for more steady playing. Waited at every tee and every fairway shot.
7 by Tom G - 11/18/2015
Course was well maintained and cart path only because of the recent rain and watering from growing season.
We may need to schedule in different time frame because of the age groups. Too much to walk for the older folks. :-)
Loved the course but couldn't justify cost with so many courses here and needing to walk.
10 by Bill - 09/26/2015
Great course!! Greens but true and each hole has it's own quality. Staff was outstanding and starter was very helpful with instructions. 18th hole is a beast.
9 by Sean (Centreville, VA) - 07/17/2015
It was great experience.
10 by Jim G. - 07/13/2015
Enjoyed the course very much. I have been coming to Myrtle Beach for over 30 years, and the greens at King's North today were the best I have ever seen in Myrtle Beach. The starter was extremely friendly. Started at 7:45 and finished in less than 4 hours. Carts were allowed on fairways. Bunkers were in excellent condition. In summary, I thoroughly enjoyed the course.
Let’s assume that time, travel or greens fees are no concern. Be it a well-conceived trip to South Carolina’s Grand Strand or a mental trek to fantasy land, this is how I would lay out seven days’ worth of my favorite layouts. These are the best of the best.
The Happy Hour conversation from Columbus or Toronto or Glens Falls or wherever else sounded like a great idea. Later on, you green light a trip to Myrtle Beach, and you and your buddies are going to have an iconic visit to South Carolina that includes daily golf.
It’s the lure of warmer temperatures, green grass and real golf, not the three-layered, temporary-greens, frozen ground variety that sneak out to play when the temperature at home gets above freezing. That’s what Myrtle Beach offers in the late winter and early spring – the warmth of the sun on your face and a gentle breeze at your back as you try to reach a par 5 in two.
Whenever Nate DeWitt sees a great picture or video clip that showcases one of his company’s golf courses in a flattering light, he’s quick to act. It has become easy to see why: he knows he’ll get a fairly immediate array of reactions when he posts these items to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Arnold Palmer’s enduring impact on the game has been well chronicled, and will continue to be felt for generations. And as it joins the rest of the world in mourning Sunday’s passing of “The King,” the Myrtle Beach golf industry also remembers Mr. Palmer with heartfelt gratitude for the significant role he played in the growth of “The Golf Capital of the World.”
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