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“Looks are deceiving, but an alright course” 3 of 5 stars
Review of King's North At Myrtle Beach National

King's North At Myrtle Beach National
Highway 501, Myrtle Beach, SC
800-344-5590, 843-448-2308
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Golfing
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Owner description: Golf Digest rated this Arnold Palmer make-over one of "America's Top 10," featuring some of the most unique and challenging holes in all of golf.
Hartford, Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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“Looks are deceiving, but an alright course”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

The view when you drive up gives the impression that this is going to be real good. But it's just slightly better than average. The course is playable and a decent challenge. The course conditions are good but not great. The round was slow with no rangers in sight and the etiquette of many on the day I was there was a bit lacking. Starter told us they had just bought Tidewater which we were sorry to hear since that is a much better course and golf experience than King's North afforded. If I go back it will be because of someone else planning the golf package, but it is not a "must" for the Myrtle Beach experience.

Visited March 2012
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Conway, SC
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“Top flight golf course with lots of challenges”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

If you enjoy a top flight golf course, with prices that match, you will love this place. Fantactic and challenging lay out, friendly staff, great club house. Yes, it can be a bit pricy during tourist season, but if you love golf, you might just want to spend the extra to enjoy this gem just west of the beach.

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denver, co
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“Awesome golf course”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2009

This course is wonderful. It beautiful, has challenging holes and was in great shape when we played it in September. We had a great time. The grill is ok but it doesn't have a full restaurant. Ir has a pretty extensive pro shop with good prices and we were treated like we were at a private club. This club is part of a deal with 4 other courses. If you play 4 rounds at any of them, you get a fifth free. Definitely worth playing. We will go back again.

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dutchess county, new york
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“King's North - Great fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2009

I played the King's North course during the slow season in Myrtle Beach. It started with two average holes then got more into the meat and potatoes of the course.

Three was a nice par 4 with a safe fairway to the right of a lake which would have made it a fairly ordinary hole, The risk option was a carry over the lake of about 220 yds from the blue tees(that is followed by a series of waste bunkers for about 40-50 yds long). So if you can nail it 260 or so off the tee you'll be right on the doorstep of the green. A very nice risk/reward hole.

The next hole is a very nice par 3 with water guarding the entire front of the green and bunkers in the back. The wind makes this a difficult hole to pick the right club on.

The sixth hole in the Gambler. A par 5 with a island fairway which measures about 100-150 yds long and 75 to 100 yds wide. If you hit your drive the perfect distance you'll have 140 yds to the green on another great risk/reward hole. The high handicapper could choose the safe option which is a fairway to the right of the island fairway, but making it in two will then be much more difficult. Beware of the water wrapping around the green on the left side if the pin is over there. The pin anywhere else of the green will probably have the long approach shot captured by one of the bunkers over this green.  Very cool hole!

The seventh, eighth and ninth holes are a nice finish to this outstanding nine holes.

Ten and eleven are average holes, then comes a series of interesting and difficult holes starting with the island green par 312th. A couple of average holes in 13 and 14, then 15 through 18 are all outstanding. The course is a challenge but not unbearable even during the winter season. The course is in very good condition with the greens running about 9 or 10, nothing too crazy.

The biggest complaint was in the time it took to play. The total was about 5 hrs. or a little longer. Maybe this was an aberation since it was the first and only time I played it . No rangers were evident to move play along.

It's a few bucks to play here (probably $100 + during most of the season) but worth it at least once or twice. Overall a very nice experience. 

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Youngstown, Ohio
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“King's North is a must play!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2008

King's North is excellent in every way. The design, as well as the condition, combine to make this a must play. The Gambler is the most unique hole I've ever seen in Myrtle, and I have played ALOT of the top courses there. The course proves to be very challenging, and you will not be disappointed. My only crticism would be that there are alot of holes that run next to each other, and you can have players crossing fairways. Also, it lacks the views of intercoastal/marsh that you would get at Oyster Bay, for example. That aside, it's still a must play.

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