Myrtle Beach National: King's North Golf Course

4900 National Dr, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

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Current Rating: 3.84/5 (200 Votes)

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Course Difficulty: Hard
Current Course Condition
(Updated Sep 1, 2014) - The most requested course in Myrtle Beach - Home of "the Gambler"

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Golf Course Description

Holes #6, #14, #16 & #18 at the King's North golf course are featured in the book "The 100 Greatest Holes along the Grand Strand," published by The Sun News. King's North has been named "South Carolina's 1997 Course of the Year" by the National Golf Course Owners Association and "America's Top 10" by Golf Digest. For over 25 years, the Myrtle Beach National King's North was the most requested and best recognized course on the beach. The par-3, 3rd hole with its island green and SC shaped sandtraps is the signature hole for Myrtle Beach. In 1996, Arnold Palmer and the Palmer Design Group returned to Myrtle Beach National and transformed the North Course into a brand new course-one of the most visually exciting and challenging golf courses in America.

By moving over 400,000 cubic yards of dirt, adding bulkheading, 7,000 azaleas and 600 hardwood trees, enlarging lakes, bunkers, and greens, and planting new "Crenshaw" bent grass greens, Palmer created what many believe to be the finest course on the Grand Strand--King's North. King's North features some of the most dramatic and unique holes in all of golf. The par-5, 6th hole--nicknamed 'The Gambler"--features an island fairway which offers golfers a risk-reward shortcut to the green for a chance at eagle, but the two shots are a definitely a gamble!

 

The famed par-3 island green has been redesigned, with addition of a wooden bulkhead to create greater definition to an enlarged green. It has retained the distinctive "SC" sandtraps. The front and back nines have been reversed, so the island green is now the 12th hole. The 18th hole, nicknamed "The Bullseye" by Golf Magazine, has over 40 sandtraps guarding either side of the fairway, and the green reaches out into a lake offering a number of very tempting pin placements.

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Golf Only Rates for this Course
  • AM - Tee Times 7:00am - 11:59am
  • PM - 12pm until the last tee time of the day
  • MW - Rates for Monday to Wednesday
  • EBMW - Early Bird - Rates for Monday to Wednesday

  • LM - If booked 48-Hours prior to tee-time
  • LMAM - If booked 48-Hours prior to tee-time, a.m. rate
  • LMPM - If booked 48-Hours prior to tee-time, p.m. rate
  • EB - Early Bird - Tee-Times Played Before 8 a.m.

2014
9/4
9/17
9/18
10/1
10/2
11/2
11/3
11/16
11/17
12/15
$111-am
$97-pm
$97-mw
$118-am
$102-pm
$102-mw
$129-am
$108-pm
$108-mw
$121-am
$102-pm
$102-mw
$87-am
$77-pm
$77-mw

All of our Golf Course Rates Include: Greens Fees, Cart Fees & Taxes
Rates are per round. The price you see is what you pay! Accommodations not included.

Detailed Golf Course Info.
Location: Middle   Architect: Arnold Palmer
#of Holes 18   Slope/Rating: 136/72.6
Sets of Tees: 4   Course Record: 63
Grass Type (Greens): Bent   Year Opened: 1973
Kid's Play Free?* No      

Golf Course Reviews for Myrtle Beach King's North

Comments (20)

all one that we play when we go there A MUST
#20 - Name - 06/05/2014 - 18:42
Beautiful well designed course and definitely plan to play again
#19 - Sally C - 05/18/2014 - 11:41
Captain VA Group
My group has now played this course several times. It is always ranked as one of our favorite. The course is outstanding, the staff is great and overall it is always a good experience.
#18 - Jim - 05/07/2014 - 17:15
I really enjoyed this top quality course. It was challenging but fair. I would definitely play this course again next year.
#17 - William Clark - 04/16/2014 - 18:42
Another favorite when I go to Myrtle. I very good shape and a good but fair test to golf. Always on my to play list.
#16 - ken sage - 03/26/2014 - 16:32
A Great course. Enjoyed by all 8 of our group. Very scenic and challenging
#15 - Name - 03/24/2014 - 01:56
Group Leader
Excellent as usual. Pace of play decent for March. Greens the fastest we had all week.
Like the layout here better than Grande Dunes for the premium course in the MBN package.
#14 - Brian Garwood - 03/19/2014 - 21:01
great course
Our group played Kings North last thursday.the course was in great shape and had some great holes. We played for $38 at 1:30 pm on the 48 Hr rate and I thought we got a great deal. I would definitely play this course again at that rate but wouldn't pay the normal rate of near $100 for it.
#13 - kent - 03/07/2014 - 19:05
One course you have to play in Myrtle. Like my frien say: don t even think about playing the gambler the safe way. I worth the drill to try it in 2.
#12 - Denia - 11/05/2013 - 17:44
Great course in perfect condition. Everyone was very helpful. Bring extra balls. Will definitely play again
#11 - Jack D. McEwen - 10/31/2013 - 15:47
Very fun course to play and Gamble on risk/reward holes...great shape and excellent layout..
#10 - Name - 10/14/2013 - 16:08
Midwest winter escape
Wanted to like this course. A couple of holes a bit tricked up. Tourists paying regular season fees paid too much for the poor conditions. Condos placed too close to the fairways. Certainly not easy to relax in the screen porch when a stream of golfers flow two club lengths away.
#9 - Tom Litsheim - 04/19/2013 - 12:54
1st time playing it. great golf course. will play it again very soon
#8 - Kraig Smith - 03/23/2013 - 10:47
we loved this course
#7 - albert lake - 03/06/2013 - 16:33
The Best
Wow. This was my first round at Kings North but definetly not my last. A challenging course, fast greens, and superb conditions put it at the top of my "must play" list.
#6 - Jon Reed - 11/17/2012 - 02:40
Won't go back
The course was too busy it took just over 5 hours to play. Don't like the new greens.
#5 - Casey White - 10/17/2012 - 15:55
Awesome course. The most beautiful course to play and the course was in incredible shape . We ( group of 8 ) play this on every trip.
#4 - Mallard Club - 10/08/2012 - 22:07
An old favorite. Never disappoints, year after year. Fun track....great risk/reward holes. Very nice greens
#3 - Dale Kirtley - 05/31/2012 - 06:57
Arnold Palmer Kings North Myrtle Beach SC
Arnold Palmer Kings North in Myrtle Beach SC has been named "Top 100 Courses For Women", in "America's Top 10", named "South Carolina's 1997 Course Of The Year", and has four holes featured in "The 100 Greatest Holes Along The Grand Strand" this course truly ranks amongst the "must play" of the Grand Strand. Arnold Palmer returned in 1996 to redesign, improve, and continually challenge the golfer's skill and determination to keep the course fresh while maintaining the already achieved success.

Kings North is one of the Best Golf Course in the Myrtle Beach
#2 - Craig Chinn - 09/27/2010 - 01:26
Myrtle Beach Junior Golf Program
1-junior 16 & under play free per paying adult. From Mid May to Mid Sept, Juniors play free after 12pm only. If playing from Mid May to Mid Sept during AM the junior rate is the Full AM rate.
#1 - Craig Chinn - 03/24/2010 - 15:23
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