Opened in 1999, the course at Rivers Edge Golf Club is an Arnold Palmer layout that has steadily gained the reputation as one of the best public facilities in all of the United States. It’s now one of only two layouts in the Myrtle Beach area to have putting surfaces featuring paspalum grass greens.
Half a dozen of the holes on the course lie on top of bluffs overlooking lush marshlands on either side of the meandering Shallotte River. A further six holes are laid out alongside the river with the remaining interior holes characterized by subtle elevation changes and freshwater lakes.Two of the par fives on the card, the 550-yard 3rd and 490-yard 17th, are both very highly regarded holes but it’s the 570-yard 9th that Arnold Palmer recently included in a list of his eighteen most challenging holes which he’s designed in the eastern United States, describing it as “the most diabolical hole here - the one by which most golfers singularly measure their success for the day”.
August 14, 2008