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Upon completion of this course’s 1995 transformation from its original North Course roots, King’s North at Myrtle Beach National immediately became one of the Grand Strand’s “go to” premium golfing options.
Iconic holes abound in Arnold Palmer & Francis Duane’s redesign – including the island green, par-3 12 hole that pays homage to its home state with bunkers shaped like its initials; the par-4 18th hole, with 40-plus bunkers lining the route from tee to green; and the ever-popular par-5 6th hole, known to all who test it as “The Gambler.”
Featuring an island fairway option, the hole that pays homage Kenny Rogers’ hit song teases you with obvious “know when to hold ‘em … know when to fold ‘em” options. Take the long route, and “The Gambler” plays as a more conventional 3-shot hole that wraps from right to left around the water; or take the ultimate risk by hitting your driver long enough onto the island fairway to give you a shot at getting up in two – but with an expansive water hazard separating you from the story you’ll be sharing with your golf buddies for a lifetime.
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Ok.. I have played this course many times although it has been years. I must say that we were very disappointed!!! We played it on 7/11/18. The greens were absolutely horrible! I am not a green snob but they were non playable. I understand that things happen (disease, heat etc..) All I ask is be fair and adjust your prices accordingly or at the very least warn the customers. I paid $85.00 and felt totally ripped off!!!
Greens are in really horrible shape. Burned up between the winter grass and summer grass the ranger said. But, still charging full price as if the greens are immaculately kept.Staff Response
I've played all the courses in SC and myrtle beach national is my all time favorite.....its the best of the best !
I loved the layout of the National North Course with all of the water and sand traps. The National North Course is a must play for golfers visiting Myrtle Beach!
Played the Kings North course this week. Had a great time. The conditions were fantastic and we all loved the layout.
As a local & Prime Times member, I play the course frequently. Love the par 3’s, just wish the fees were less expensive.
Course is gorgeous. Very fun to play. Greens true with great rolls, but hit the center of the cup or you will just roll nicely past. Staff very friendly.
The course was in great shape. It rained all day before we played so It was cart path only so didn’t get to take it all in because of carrying a bunch of clubs and a rangefinder and towel. Would love to play it again when we can ride out onto the course. Got to challenge the gambler hole again. Got a double bogey on that one. Awesome course.
King's North in great shape, always enjoy playing here with my group
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.
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.
Continues to be a favorite,staff was outstanding and course in great shape. Will continue to be a must play.
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.
It was great experience.
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.
For 3 course facility called MB National, I expect adequate bathrooms and a much better grill and pro shop.
Great experience from parking the car to pulling out of the driveway. Staff was excellent, well organized and friendly. Huge clubhouse with plenty of merchandise. Course was fantastic...greens perfect, many memorable holes, i.e. The Gambler, island green. Top notch will be back for years to come.
Enjoy the layout and challenge of the course. The location is convenient when staying at the beach.
Living in Myrtle Beach, I have played King's North several times this year. As always, the course is well manicured, although the greens were not as fast as expected...not that they were slow by any means. However, surprisingly, the cover of winter rye grass is not as good as would be expected at a premium course. A word of caution from a single digit handicapper....you will find more than a few forced carries over water, which can wear you out with the significant fairway irrigation required to keep winter rye grass healthy. So, give the tees you select to play from due consideration.
We were playing a twosome and were trying to play quickly to beat the rain. Caught up to the threesome ahead by the sixth hole and had to wait on every hole. Missed the last three holes do to a storm. Never saw a ranger the whole time on the course.
Very challenging but well maintained course.
Loved the starter who gave us the opportunity to play alone (our twosome) with out being paired up to strangers, really appreciated that. The most beautiful course and clubhouse seen, within the 5 different clubs we visited in our trip to Myrtle Beach.
Wonderful experience. I highly recommend it.
Nice course, good experience, again.
Had a great time at King's North. That's one tough course to play. I will be back. Thank you!
Pace of play too slow, too many golfers.
Our favorite course to play...challenging..lots of water holes, tons of traps, hilly fairways, dog legs fun to play...I refer to it as a strategy course, where have to pick your landing spots...IF one can execute them!
It had rained all week before so it was a bit soggy, understandably cart paths only but very nice course. Would never pay the $120 fees here again though. This is NOT Tru Blu or Caledonia. $70 course in its best condition.
Great shape every year.
Kings North - Impeccable!
Beautiful course, like new top line rental clubs. Pro shop excellent staff. At special rate of $55 would play again and again.
Great greens & fairways, very playable. Will definitely be back next trip.
(Would like to have know prior to play) that greens were recently aerated.
While very playable course still recovering from punching and top dressing of greens.
Very beautiful and challenging course I will surely recommend to whoever I talk to ... Staff are very cordial and very considerate, they know that a good number of people who play here are from other states. I really appreciate the STARTER because after the hold due to rain the starter before we continued on the 10th, he greeted me and addressed me by my name, and that was really something. Bless his heart ... And because of that I shoot 3 over on my back nine! And almost birdied the last hole by only an inch! See what this SIMPLE THING WILL CHANGE SOMEONES GAME! Or I may also say someONE'S DAY! ...
For $85, the customer service could have been much better. The starter and beverage cart ladies were surly. Little course information was provided by the starter. Much of the course had been top dressed with something resembling a mixture of mulch and mud. The greens were incredibly slow and vertical cut markings were still evident. And we were told the course condition was an 8 out of 10. Hardly.
Course was in good shape. Loved the layout, true Carolina course. I would definitely play here again during my next trip to the area.
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Posted on 08/03
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