Myrtle Beach National Golf Club - King's North Course

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4.3
50
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
5
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2
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Conditions
4.3
Value
3.7
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.0
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
86.6%
Recommend this course
42 out of 50 reviews
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4.3
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Conditions
4.0
Value
3.0
Layout
5.0
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
4 out of 4 reviews
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4.6
7
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Conditions
4.4
Value
3.7
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.1
100.0%
Recommend this course
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7017
Slope 137
Rating 74.2
Type Resort
For years, the King's North Course at Myrtle Beach National has been the most requested and best recognized golf course on the Grand Strand. The par-3, third hole with its island green and South Carolina-shaped sandtraps has become the signature hole for Myrtle Beach. King's North features some dramatic and unique holes. The par-5 sixth hole is nicknamed "The Gambler" and features an unusual island fairway which offers golfers a risk-reward short-cut to the green for a chance at eagle.The 18th hole, nicknamed "The Bull's-eye" by Golf Magazine, is a sight to behold. More than 40 sandtraps guard either side of the fairway and the green reaches out into a lake offering, at times, a very tempting pin placement.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7017 yards 74.2 137
Gold 72 6431 yards 71.1 131
Green (W) 72 6195 yards 76.4 148
White 72 6024 yards 69.3 125
Blue 72 5662 yards 67.5 118
Blue (W) 72 5662 yards 72.0 127
Red (W) 72 4816 yards 67.4 113
Scorecard for Kings North
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 74.2/137 502 409 365 180 347 568 423 190 465 3449 517 470 140 407 433 567 410 160 464 3568 7017
Gold M: 71.3/131 483 390 342 168 330 525 377 178 409 3202 504 418 129 396 407 497 397 136 395 3279 6481
White M: 69.3/125 459 371 319 107 301 497 357 159 382 2952 481 389 110 379 384 487 370 119 367 3086 6038
Blue M: 67.5/118 W: 72.1/127 437 360 266 97 287 484 342 139 350 2762 461 372 98 363 368 433 347 103 355 2900 5662
Red W: 68.0/114 363 310 197 82 267 430 286 107 252 2294 369 334 81 327 291 426 304 85 305 2522 4816
Handicap 4 12 14 18 10 2 8 16 6 3 11 17 13 9 1 7 15 5
Par 5 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 36 5 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 13 5 9 15 11 1 7 17 3 18 4 14 6 10 8 12 16 2

Course Details

Year Built 1973
Fairways Bermuda
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arnold Palmer (1996) Ed Seay

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Single Allowed Yes
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.3
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Handicap 5-9
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3.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Loved the layout but...

This will be a recurring theme for our week in Myrtle, everything could have been so much better if the courses, knowing that their course(s) are not in the best shape because of overseeding and wet conditions (combo of rain and them trying to get the seed to take) , would just be upfront and also offer a discount for a less than ideal product. I really liked the layout, it was fun and challenging, but anytime a course is challenging you don't need mud on the ball every shot, no roll, slow greens , and furry fairways/tees. Although Myrtle Beach National was probably in the best condition of all the Myrtle Beach course we played, it still wasn't very good and I think the staff there would admit that, just not ready to do anything about it. Probably won't go back for that very reason...

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Course

MBN - King's North is a must play in MB. No houses nearby...just an interesting course. Would definitely play this again sometime.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Kings North - usually always a good bet

My Day 4 (final) course for the 2018 Myrtle Beach World Amateur.

Great course. Seems to always be in good condition. Fun, challenging layout. Pretty near perfect shape. Greens nice and rolled true. Bunkers in good shape as was rest of course. Course has some very good holes. This is an inland course so no noted for its views. But a solid golf course.

Friendly staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Worth playing once or twice

Great layout. Makes you use all your clubs. Must be able to draw and fade your longer clubs but the short irons and wedges are straight in.

Greens a little smaller, typical of an Arnold Palmer design...target golf. Excellent course conditions. Good clubhouse and friendly staff. When you pull up you'll think "what's the fuss about this place" because it doesn't look like much. However the course itself is really good.

Challenging from the normal tee boxes you play but if you move up a box, club down off the tee you wont have to work as hard and may have a more enjoyable round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Fun Course - Excellent Conditions

Booked online through course web site - $72 after 1:00 pm felt like a very fair price for this course and this time of year.

Arived about 50 minutes before tee time. Bag drop team friendly and helpful. Easy checkin (prepaid). $4 for range token. Range conditions good, but a clock would be a welcome addition. Putting green near #1 tee was true to course conditions.

Course in excellent condition throughout - fairways were a just a wee bit shaggy. Greens putted true, but judging the break was often a challenge. Water in play on almost every hole. Nice layout, but it's a test from the gold tees - 7 of the 10 4-pars are near or over 400 yards, all 5 on the back nine.

I'd go back in a heartbeat.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

What a Pleasure

Attention to detail was present at every turn. The entire staff should be rewarded for their effort! The layout make you think and use every club in your bag.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

King of Myrtle Beach

The layout and character of MBN Kings North was exceptional and challenging. Course conditions were immaculate and well worth the time to play it. I would highly recommend for any serious golfer looking to play in Myrtle Beach!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Very Disappointed

My disappointment comes from the layout of the course. The fairways were beyond wet and there was no rain for weeks. It's off our must play list

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Awful

This is usually one of my favorites.

Greens are torn up. Many spots in the fairways were mud. Bunkers weren't properly maintained. And they're still charging full price. A major disappointment and you've lost a customer.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great track, great condition

I played King's North as a single with a late afternoon tee time. I know it is July, but I ran into one foursome and they quickly let me play thru.

The course was in great shape. The greens rolled true and fairly fast.

It has been a while since I played here, but it still is one of the best on the Strand.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Must play

Have had problems with pace of play here before, but we got through in 4 hours. Great collection of holes. Course was in great condition. Have played here the last six years and will again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Kings North

The course was in excellent shape. The greens were running true and were soft.We played at 10am and were done in under 4 hrs. Great track will play it again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Awful experience

Excellent course...but that's about it!

1)they jam as many people in as they can. We were 8 carts deep waiting to tee off.

2) the cart we received was loaded with trash

3) i waited 30 minutes inside to buy beer and when it finally came to me I was told they had no more cold miller light.

4) we saw the cart girl ONCE

5) no GPS on carts

6)when you do get beer you get it in a plastic bag with ice...which melts in like 2 seconds and everything gets wet.

7) no one there to unload our carts at the end of the round

8) the starter was calling people over to him bc he was too lazy to get his butt out of his cart.

Very unfortunate bc it is a beautiful course, but what a horrible experience! Complete mess when it comes to hospitality!

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

A Truly Challenging Golf Test

King's North was our second 18 on what became a very windy day. Frankly, the course kicked our butts. The high winds played a major role in the difficulty, but if there wasn't trouble to find on every hole, the wind wouldn't have affected our scores so significantly. If you classify yourself as a decent player or better, you should definitely include King's North on your itinerary. It is one of the most unique courses you will play in Myrtle or anywhere really. Nearly every hole would qualify as a signature hole at many courses. Complimenting the superior layout was excellent greens and overall great conditioning. Overall, King's North comes with a high price tag, but is worth the money.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

One of The Kings gems

This is one of the best designs in the area, it's definitely a tough course with lots of water and you have to think your way around the course. I'm not always a big fan of Palmers designs but this is definitely a better one. This is one of the best courses in the area with superb conditioning and a great and fun layout. It is definitely overlooked, but the flaws aren't with the course itself, but the business. First off there are 3 courses out of this clubhouse, 2 of which are very mediocre by the way. They don't space out tee times far enough, this course is flooded with golfers everywhere. It's like a factory, that makes me hesitant to play here, although the layout may be worth it. Play this course first then get to the south end to relax and enjoy the laid back atmosphere of Pawleys. I will only drive up to play this course once every trip. Give it a run though.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great course : poorly managed

I usually dont mind having to wait a bit when golfing, it just is what it is.. we had the first teetime of the day. We then had to wait 10 minutes after our scheduled teetime to start.. Not sure why.. then got sent off the back 9 first. Naturally when we hit the turn and got to one there was a 4 some on the green and a 4 some on the fairway so we got to wait the rest of the round on them.

When we finished the round I parked the cart right where I picked it up from, as I'm getting out a teenage kid yelled from 30 yards away to "bring the cart over here"

Fun, challenging, and scenic course. But the staff and management need to adjust their focus.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Bush league!

The course itself was fine IMO nothing special the Gambler hole is kind of neat, but not really too tough to hit the "island fairway". Conditions were good I can't really add much that hasn't already been said about the layout.

Huge Pet Peeve that they charge for range balls! Really? This is supposed to be a higher end course and they have the nerve to charge. It's not the money, it's the principal. Pace of play was very slow, we were a twosome who ended up playing behind the twosome we were supposed to have been paired with as they had tee'd off early and they had zero interest in pairing up with us..Just ignorant IMO and the marshall should have made us pair up..but anyway there is no way it should take over 5 hours to play even if it was CPO (I honestly can't remember.

This one is off the replay list we will go back to Tidewater and TPC...

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
New Hampshire Advisor
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fantastic course in every way.

What a great course. So much water and sand, and so many forced carries. ln fantastic shape. Best so far. Greens were running FAST and very large. Subtle breaks that become serious with that kind of speed. You really have to commit to somewhat aggressive putts to make the 4 to 8 footers, but if it doesn't drop be prepared for difficult putt coming back. I'm not sure if they were an 11 on stimp, but they were at least a foot faster than TPC Myrtle Beach was, and TPC greens were pretty darn quick.

Pick a set of tees shorter than you normally would. This is a very difficult course with lots of forced carries, so if you normally play the back tees move up. If you normally play the senior tees, play the ladies tees and you'll have a better chance of handling this monster. :)

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Take a FLY SWATTER with you

The last 2 years we booked this course and the flies ate us up.. you would be standing over the ball slapping your legs. it took the focus off the golf course and the experience .. I was wondering why many of the golfers were wearing long pants.. if you go wear long pants.. we played the south course and it didn't seem to have the same problem.. not sure why.. but not booking it again until I hear different .. rest of the ratings obvious are good.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Kings North is a real challenge

First time I've played this course and it ate my lunch. Since I can't hit the ball very far off the tee, I wound up going for bogie on most holes. Not successfully I might add. No fault of the course, more the fault of the tournament committee that set up the course. The layout is very challenging. For example, one par 5 has an island FAIRWAY of all things. If you're really accurate and long off the tee, it's possible to be going for eagle from the island. Very clever hole. There are also two other 18's at Myrtle Beach National that are worth playing. Overall, great facility.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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