One of the Myrtle Beach area’s best and most scenic courses is back and better than ever. Rivers Edge Golf Club, an Arnold Palmer design renowned for its beauty, has reopened to rave reviews after installing new greens earlier this summer.
The Sunday Bermuda grass greens ensure that the putting surfaces are now the equal of Palmer’s stunning layout. Seven holes at Rivers Edge play along the marshy waters of the Shallotte River, delivering some of the Grand Strand’s most unforgettable views.
Speaking to the quality of the course, Golf Digest has ranked it among “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses” and a return to the prestigious list may be in the future.
Among a plethora of memorable holes, the par 5 ninth, which features a peninsula green that plays into the marsh, seems to stand out. It is one of the area’s most substantial challenges, highlighted by an approach into the razor thin green.
But there is a case to be made that the sixth, 17th or 18th is the layout’s best hole.
Rivers Edge is, unquestionably, one of the area’s upper tier courses and the recent renovation project, which also included drainage improvements and tree removal, will only enhance its stature.