Course review: Myrtle Beach National (Kings North Course)
Ever since its revamp nearly 25 years ago, Myrtle Beach National’s King North Course has become a golf destination for many repeat visitors.
For good reason.
The course, an Arnold Palmer masterpiece, a challenging, beautiful layout in the resort-course style. Such courses are intended to be a pleasure to play on a weeklong or weekend getaway, no matter your handicap. You’ll find, among spots that require thought and a technical approach, gracious fairways to forgive a loose tee shot or two, and shortly-cut rough. Myrtle Beach National Kings North Course is part of the Prime Times Founders Collection, an elite band of area courses representing Myrtle Beach’s best. Myrtle Beach National King North Course is that rare combination of being challenging, yet player-friendly.
These will be some of the best greens you’ll play in Myrtle Beach. It’s a fair layout, with sand and water for challenges at every turn. You’ll like those fun par-3 holes in this parkland course, set in lush grass and forest, away from the ocean inland. It’s loaded with memorable and well-designed holes throughout. Get your practice swings in on a 17-hole grass driving range.
Everything about this place is befitting its designation and Arnold Palmer affiliation. It’s also very easy on the eyes; don’t be surprised if you take lots of pictures here. You’ll find a comfortable, well-stocked clubhouse (great selection of beers), well-attended greens, an ample pro shop for your on-site needs and take-home items, and helpful staff. You’ll find plenty of Arnold Palmer memorabilia around the grounds, too.
The pro shop
You’ll find lots of complimentary words said about the staff, for their hospitality and knowledge. They’re great at anticipating your needs during your visit.
What they’re saying about Myrtle Beach National King’s North Course
Here’s a recent review:
Had an excellent time at Kings North. Outside and inside staff are always on point and very kind. Hands down one of the best layouts on the beach. Greens were rolling great and the fairways were spot on. This is truly a must-play for everyone visiting the area!!!!!
Inside the numbers at Myrtle Beach National (Kings North Course)
17 and 18
What a way to finish a round of 18: These two holes have water hazards, so approach with caution. Also, No. 18 has more than 40 sand traps guarding it! Keep a keen eye when you grapple with these two Arnold Palmer beauties.
Holes of the championship, signature golf at the Kings North Course. This is perfect for that player who loves to tee it off in the morning and play until sunset. You might not want to play from the back tees if you’re full bore for 54. You’ll want an early start for a fall or winter round – the days are beautiful but shorter than you’ll play in the spring and summer.
The Golf Digest America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses list, of which Myrtle Beach National King’s North Course made in 2004. It also was designated one of the Top 100 Courts in America FROM 2000-2004 by Golf for Women.
That’s the year Palmer built the course with his signature designs. That means a challenging day from the back tees. Expect fairway bunkers and natural hazards in play, and no shortage of doglegs along the way. Palmer designed all 3 courses at Myrtle Beach National (The West Course and SouthCreek are the others.)
The year this course got a facelift. Now a resort-style course, it has enough Palmer intricacies in it without making it an unpleasurable endeavor for the weekend warrior.
The yardage at Myrtle Beach National King’s North Course. Key spots: The island fairway on No. 6, a par-5 known as “The Gambler.” (Will you take a chance to score a birdie here?) There’s another island green on No. 12, and if the sand traps shapes look familiar, they should: They’re shaped like the state of South Carolina!
Why play at Myrtle Beach National King’s North Course?
Experience the appeal of an Arnold Palmer course in scenic Myrtle Beach. With this striking layout, immaculate conditions, and amenities that put you at ease, this course should become a fixture of your golf vacation itinerary, especially for those who love Arnold.
Where to stay when you play
Don’t settle for accommodations that aren’t up to par for your golf getaway. Brittain Resorts has a collection of deluxe resorts that are close to the action in Myrtle Beach, mere steps from the ocean, and yet as secluded and relaxing as you’d want it to be, too. Call one of the Brittain Resorts home base as you venture out to Myrtle Beach National King’s North Course the next time. Book your stay today.
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