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Myrtle Beach National Kings North

4900 National Dr , Myrtle Beach , SC 29579
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Myrtle Beach National Kings North
Current Rating: 2.81/5 (966 votes)

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Course Difficulty: Hard

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Full Description of Kings North Golf Course

Holes #6, #14, #16 and #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 Course of the Year" by the National Golf Course Owners Association and "America's Top 10" by Golf Digest. For over 25 years, 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 sand traps 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! 

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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Details About the Course

Location: Central
# of Holes: 18
Sets of Tees: 4
Grass Type (Greens): Bermuda
Kids Play Free?: No
Architect(s): Arnold Palmer
Slope/Rating: 136/72.6
Course Record: 63
Year Opened: 1973

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Course Reviews

best of all

Played here many times it is the best course in Myrtle Beach. I have played in Myrtle many years Kings North by far beats all the rest.

Reviewed by bob b on 11/14/2018

Played King's North after playing Grande Dunes. Words can't express the beauty of these courses. Magnificent!

Reviewed by Joe on 03/21/2016

Great course, beautiful scenery and wildlife. Played 27 holes . First trip to Myrtle and plan on playing this course every yr. I return.

Reviewed by Joe on 03/21/2016
"The King"

We look forward to playing this course and we have ended our last 3 trips with a round at MBN King's North. With the winter the South had this year it was probably 3 or 4 weeks too early to experience the full beauty of King's North but none the less it is always in great shape and fun to play. Played on 3/08/15

Reviewed by Glenn Erskine on 03/14/2015
loved it but...

course was in great shape problem was the round took close to 6 hrs.

Reviewed by Greg on 03/06/2015
long round

great course good shape round to close to 6 hrs

Reviewed by Greg on 03/05/2015
great as always

great course only drawback was the round took close to 6 hours

Reviewed by Greg on 03/05/2015
nice course

nice shape only drawback was the round took almost 6 hrs. never saw a ranger

Reviewed by Greg on 03/04/2015

Great course, it must be played if planning a golf trip to Myrtle Beach.

Reviewed by Name on 11/14/2014

I enjoyed the course with good dificult, beautiful land that I recommend.

Reviewed by Jean Bernier on 11/05/2014

all one that we play when we go there A MUST

Reviewed by Name on 06/05/2014

Beautiful well designed course and definitely plan to play again

Reviewed by Sally C on 05/18/2014
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.

Reviewed by Jim on 05/07/2014

I really enjoyed this top quality course. It was challenging but fair. I would definitely play this course again next year.

Reviewed by William Clark on 04/16/2014

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.

Reviewed by ken sage on 03/26/2014

A Great course. Enjoyed by all 8 of our group. Very scenic and challenging

Reviewed by Name on 03/24/2014
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.

Reviewed by Brian Garwood on 03/19/2014
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.

Reviewed by kent on 03/07/2014

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.

Reviewed by Denia on 11/05/2013

Great course in perfect condition. Everyone was very helpful. Bring extra balls. Will definitely play again

Reviewed by Jack D. McEwen on 10/31/2013

Very fun course to play and Gamble on risk/reward holes...great shape and excellent layout..

Reviewed by Name on 10/14/2013
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.

Reviewed by Tom Litsheim on 04/19/2013

1st time playing it. great golf course. will play it again very soon

Reviewed by Kraig Smith on 03/23/2013

we loved this course

Reviewed by albert lake on 03/06/2013
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.

Reviewed by Jon Reed on 11/17/2012
Won't go back

The course was too busy it took just over 5 hours to play. Don't like the new greens.

Reviewed by Casey White on 10/17/2012

Awesome course. The most beautiful course to play and the course was in incredible shape . We ( group of 8 ) play this on every trip.

Reviewed by Mallard Club on 10/08/2012

An old favorite. Never disappoints, year after year. Fun track....great risk/reward holes. Very nice greens

Reviewed by Dale Kirtley on 05/31/2012
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

Reviewed by Craig Chinn on 09/27/2010
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.

Reviewed by Craig Chinn on 03/24/2010

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