Rivers Edge Golf Club and Plantation has recently earned an overall rating of 8.5 from reviewers at the Myrtle Beach Golf Insider, with particular attention and praise for its course layout, overall experience, and course condition.
Designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer, this golf course residing close to Myrtle Beach was built on a pristine piece of property on the banks of Shallotte River. For those who long for a challenge on the course, along with a beautiful scenic setting, River’s Edge is the place to be. It was recognized by Golf Digest as among “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses” in 2005 and 2007, and GolfWeek ranked it the #5 course in North Carolina. The signature hole No. 18, a 350-yard par 4, plays very challenging with a great view of the clubhouse to finish the round.
Rivers Edge Course Course Reviews
BrandonDate Played: 04/18/2023
Great course. Challenging and very interesting. Wind can really get you.
TylerDate Played: 04/16/2023
KenDate Played: 03/29/2023
Played as a single and got paired with a Doctor and a Lawyer (sounds like a line for a joke...lol)! Very enjoyable round and was a great day, course was a good challenge for our ages/green tees. Enjoyed the views when playing around the marshes/water ways. Great layout would play with friends again!
JohnDate Played: 03/21/2023
From bagdrop to starter, very pleasant
ScottDate Played: 03/13/2023
Great Layout. Interesting holes.
DanDate Played: 11/21/2022
Very nice golf course, challenging but fair. Some very scenic holes.
DavidDate Played: 10/21/2022
A truly distinctive and beautiful course that literally and figuratively stands apart from the rest of the Grand Strand. A wonderful and fair challenge that requires almost every shot in the bag. We enjoyed excellent service from the bag drop to our departure, including Rangers, who helped keep things moving, which proved necessary. Anyone who enjoys playing golf in Myrtle Beach should really check out this course and the clever and fun course design. We played in great conditions, and the natural beauty and wildlife was all around us, including alligators, turtles, deer, and a wide range of birds. We will be playing Rivers edge again!
KevinDate Played: 06/02/2022
Very nice course with interesting holes and challenging holes.
RogerDate Played: 04/30/2022
Very nice golf course, well worth the drive up to play it.
DaveDate Played: 08/30/2021
From tee to green course in great shape!
DavidDate Played: 08/06/2021
Our round at Rivers Edge was a WOW experience. The course is the star and deservedly so. The signature holes, including "Arnie's Revenge" (#9), are unique on the strand with exciting challenges for golfers of all skill levels. The surprise for us was the rest of the course was wonderfully varied and playable. Great views of the marsh, river and birds on a number of holes, but also some beautiful golf holes away from the water. It is a great course design and it was in very good condition, despite some heavy rains just before our round. The staff was great too. I am already planning our return to Rivers Edge.
JoelDate Played: 06/18/2020
Literally the most beautiful course I've been on
CraigDate Played: 10/18/2019
This place is pure awesomeness!!! We did get caught up behind some slow play with some larger groups which almost resulted in not getting done the round...we did finish with a foursome in front of us which was nice of them...we got to know them pretty good on nearly every tee box while we waited...lol. The closing 4 holes are absolutely awesome and #9...Arnie's Revenge is pure hell!!! I will definitely be back...if not for any other reason, but to take on #9 again!!!
TedDate Played: 05/26/2019
First time there,very nice course. Conditions were very nice, despite the heat and lack of rain, I will play there again.
NEALDate Played: 04/23/2019
Very Challenging course and well worth the play!! Conditions are great greens rolling true and with the wind blowing as it usually does its all you want especially on holes 9 and 18!!! Must play if in the area !!!
DeanDate Played: 09/25/2018
Great Course and Layout
ArthurDate Played: 08/24/2018
Sand traps dry
BrianDate Played: 08/08/2018
Great design, outstanding views
JimDate Played: 06/07/2018
course was in great shape and the staff was awesome. put it on your must play list
DavidDate Played: 05/15/2016
Rivers Edge is a great layout, although when the wind blows you have to be on your game. The course was in good shape. The bermuda greens were a bit slow, but were true. There are a few holes where they have some bare spots on the edges of the greens, but it did not detract from the experience. It is no secret that Rivers Edge has struggled with their greens, but they have figured them out and this is definitely a place to put on your list.
HarveyDate Played: 05/09/2016
Good tough course
JoeDate Played: 02/05/2016
Course was in good condition.
MikeDate Played: 10/14/2015
Golf course is beautiful and in great condition considering the recent heavy rains in North and South Carolina. Fairways were soggy, but the greens were firm and putted beautifully. Love the layout. Friendly staff.
BrianDate Played: 02/23/2015
Overall the course was in good condition given the weather conditions. Greens were slow but appeared to be rebounding nicely from earlier problems. The staff was polite and did of good job of handling the weather delay. Very scenic!
JosephDate Played: 12/03/2014
Too far off season to judge.
JohnDate Played: 02/25/2014
This course looks intimidating when walking around the clubhouse waiting to tee off. From the white tees it is a pleasant course, not too long, but very demanding. Accurate shots are critical but well rewarded. This is my first Palmer course and our group really enjoyed it. It is not a cake walk. The 9th and 18th holes are nothing short of breathtaking. And a misplaced shot will cost you dearly. After walking off of number 9 you will know you played one mean hole, but it was beautiful. Would play this again many times.
DavidDate Played: 11/25/2013
Great course, very scenic. Shot makers course, only used driver 3 or 4 times. Number 9 is a beast!!!
BrianDate Played: 11/12/2013
Great course, however most of our group considered it a little too difficult.
JohnDate Played: 11/05/2013
Cart path only makes for a tough day pretty good lay out but needs work I know they were overseeding but maybe do it earlier
DavidDate Played: 08/02/2013
Love the course its always in great shape. The green were very slow
DavidDate Played: 09/10/2012
Course was in nice shape even after some heavy rain. It's always a favorite for when our group visits the area. Highly recommended for playing in its current condition.
RobertDate Played: 08/11/2012
Speed of play needs to improve.
DavidDate Played: 07/19/2012
Played it a few days ago. Course was in nice shape overall. Greens were a little slow but smooth. Awesome layout and would highly recommend this course to anyone who's interested in playing it.
ChrisDate Played: 07/04/2012
Beautiful views all over the course. Very peaceful setting. Number nine is a beast!
RobertDate Played: 07/01/2012
Lovely course, lots of water. Requires precise shot making. Definitely play again.
BillDate Played: 06/28/2012
Course in outstanding shape and always fun. Pro shop couldn't be nicer.
CraigDate Played: 05/23/2012
Greens are back! Course in great shape.
ChrisDate Played: 05/17/2012
Had a 9:30 a.m. tee time on Saturday 5/5/12. At 12:30 p.m. I was still standing on the ninth tee box. Walked off the course and they can keep their 9-hole rain check. 2 years in a row a bad experience at this place. Last year course was in horrible shape and this year I did not get a chance to see it all. Never again Rivers Edge.
PeterDate Played: 04/25/2012
TomDate Played: 03/30/2012
Rivers Edge is back! After some negative posts over the past 12-18 months I can honestly say, make the trip, you'll be glad you did! Spectacular views & challenging course for under $75? ... Are you kidding me?!! Once again, Rivers Edge is a Myrtle Beach must-play!
MitsyDate Played: 03/03/2012
We had given up on that course last year because of bad maintenance but this year, it is a whole different story: the fairways are great, so are most of the tee boxes and finally, after a few disastrous years, those greens are beautiful. They really worked hard to get that course back on its tracks and we are very grateful because we always enjoyed its layout.
ZakDate Played: 12/23/2011
This course has some great features and is worth playing. The last time we played it, the locals were awful to other foursomes that we were traveling with. Taunting, hitting in, and retreating when confronted hangs a dark cloud over this course. Staff had nothing really to say or do to remedy the situation for the large group disappointment. Would love to play it again without the exterior antics of the few.
CraigDate Played: 11/13/2011
Great layout. Must hit it straight. Greens need a little more time. Very thin.
DonDate Played: 10/26/2011
Greens need some work. On a course of this caliber, greens do not match up with other course conditions.
AaronDate Played: 09/21/2011
Beautiful course. Well kept. Staff is very friendly and on top of things. Best 19th I've seen yet.
JohnDate Played: 09/15/2011
Overall, the course is in outstanding condition. Number 10 green had a few rough spots, but nearly all others were smooth & consistent. Fairways & tees are in great shape. The layout speaks for itself, especially 9 & 15 to 18. I would happily recommend this course in its current condition.
DennisDate Played: 05/06/2011
We have played this course in the past and I love it. The condition of the course was horrible. Not sure I would play for a couple of years. Supposedly they are giving us a rain check for next year.
JimDate Played: 05/02/2011
We played on April 30th as a group of 16 that have been coming to Myrtle Beach for over 30 years. Don't play this course! Fairways were great, layout is entertaining, course people were awesome but these positives were overwhelmed by the terrible condition of the greens. They are literally unputtable!
BrettDate Played: 03/09/2011
What a cow pasture. The greens are a joke. The fairways have weeds. Even the beautiful marsh scenery couldn't save this one. The greenskeeper must be the same guy that runs Heron Point. So shocked to see so many good comments on this one, Jason and Mike seem to be the only ones sober when they golfed this. A so-called top 5 golf course in Myrtle Beach would never allow their greens to get THAT bad. I can actually say that I couldn't wait to finish my round. What a shame.
DJDate Played: 06/27/2010
Beautiful layout with wonderful marsh views. The course was in very good condition. The greens rolled very slowly, but were true.
JohnDate Played: 06/13/2010
Beautiful course with some excellent holes. Greens were super slow due to just being aerified. Friendly staff.
SteveDate Played: 11/11/2009
I loved this course - great views, every hole was awesome. It would have been nice if it was a little drier; cart paths only was the only negative.
WilliamDate Played: 09/18/2009
Also excellent course for price paid. Superior course conditions and very friendly and helpful staff. Look forward to returning when the new greens have grown in and are a couple points quicker. This is one of my favorites.
JOHNNYDate Played: 02/03/2009
The holes next to the river are beautiful. The rest of the course is pretty average.