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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
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51 out of 59 reviews
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4.3
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Pace
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7017 yards
Slope 137
Rating 74.2

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.

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

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Showers

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in South Carolina (2019 #17)

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4.5
59 Reviews (59)
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Reviews 45
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Placement Golf on Steroids

First of all the course was an excellent value with COVID pricing. The course conditions and staff were good too. I just didn't like PAR 70 course with only two par fives and there were many short dog leg left holes that require a perfectly placed tee ball with an iron or fairway wood. The gimmick hole GAMBLER is one of the bright spots. The par threes are short but fun. i doubt I will ever play this course again but it is ONLY because of the placement golf layout and not the condition of the course or the staff. The other two courses are always in good shape also.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Arnie's Place at the Beach

Played everywhere over 40 years. I love this course. It has all the feel of greatness and deserves everything ever said about it. No longer on the 100 list, but it should be. It is a perfect example of a Parkland Course. You can pay much more in Myrtle, and my rate was Covid19 impacted, but this stands with other Myrtle Beach notables like Caledonia, True Blue, Love at Barefoot. The Golf press has simply forget it is here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 43
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 43
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 129
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Fantastic layout

This course was in great shape when 4 of us played on our way to Myrtle Beach. The course had some tough holes but every course has tough holes but it depends if you play the right tees. The staff was very friendly, the pro shop was very nicely stocked. The beer prices were great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 55
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

A gem

Played this course a long time ago and I insisted that we play this course on our recent trip to Myrtle. This course is by far the best layout and conditions of the courses we played and most were in immaculate shape. We were the second group off, but the group ahead of us was very slow. We informed the ranger and after he spoke with them we cruised. The greens were fast and true and the fairways were lush. The routing is enjoyable and not too challenging. The wind was rough today, but a major stormed passed the night before so I’ll take that over a rainy round. If I had to choose something to fix I wish they spice up the club house and bathrooms. Other than that this place is perfect

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Nice course in great condition - pace of play a problem

Third time on this course. $80 on course web site seemed very fair for this time of year. A very enjoyable course in great condition. Tees, fairways, and greens were super. Rough is just starting to come in, but it's very playable. Everyone I encountered was friendly and polite.

Only negative is the 5-hour duration of the round. Never saw a marshal/ranger. Foursome two groups ahead of us had almost two full holes open in front of them. King's North is a fairly compact layout - there's some trouble, but nothing that should make a 5-hour round the norm. It's easy to fill the tee sheet this time of year - maybe they don't need to care.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Course

1st time playing here and I will say it is well worth every penny. Course is in perfect condition right now from tee to green and that’s saying something considering how wet it’s been down here lately.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
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
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 11
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
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 56
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 42
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
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
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
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
Reviews 4
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
Reviews 4
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
Reviews 14
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
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