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Rivers Edge History

Arnold palmer logoWhen Arnold Palmer visited the property for the first time, he knew it was a special place. Often referred to as the Pebble Beach of the east coast, this property is allowed Palmer’s project manager Erik Lawson the opportunity to create a sensational golf course.

 

Our Awards

#12 PLACES TO PLAY – GOLF MAGAZINE – 2012


RIVERS EDGE AMONG TOP 100 PUBLIC COURSES IN THE US AGAIN!

Rivers Edge was honored with a placement of 62nd in the “America’s Top 100 Public Courses” by Golf Digest – 2007. This was the second ranking of it’s kind for Rivers Edge. Rivers Edge jumped 21 spots moving from 83rd to 62nd.


RIVERS EDGE AWARDED 4-1/2 Stars IN GOLF DIGEST’S “PLACES TO PLAY IN AMERICA”

In 2007, Golf Digest readers sounded off about Rivers Edge Golf Club, awarding it 4-1/2 Stars out of 5, with high marks for “service” and “pace”. Published comments include the following: “I was treated absolutely fantastic by the staff from the very first minute on site…The scenery is spectacular and the golf course is challenging, well laid out and in great shape…The clubhouse sits atop a bluff overlooking the 9th and 18th holes…Awesome course…I was treated great.”


RIVERS EDGE AMONG TOP 100 PUBLIC COURSES IN THE US

Rivers Edge was honored with a placement of 83rd in the “America’s Top 100 Public Courses” by Golf Digest – 2005 In the “Best of State” category Rivers Edge received 19th in North Carolina


TOP 10 IN NORTH CAROLINA

Rivers Edge was honored with a Top 10 in North Carolina finish in “America’s Best Public Access Course” by Golfweek Magazine – 2005


RIVERS EDGE HONORED AMONG THE KING’s DREAM 18

In a recent publication titled “THE KINGDOM”, Arnold Palmer discusses many of the over 2700 holes that he and his team have built in the United States. In that discussion, his list of the top 18 “most challenging” holes in the eastern United States is revealed. Ranked 15th on this list is Rivers Edge’s 9th hole, the testy 570-yard par 5. It’s discribed as “the most diabolical hole here – the one by which most golfers singularly measure their success for the day.”


2004 ESPN / ZAGAT SURVEY OF AMERICA’S TOP GOLF COURSES

Quote: “Even though it’s across the state border, be sure to include this amazing place on any trip to Myrtle Beach” exclaim enthusiasts of Palmer’s super-size sloper where ‘every hole is picturesque,’with dramatic views of marshes and Shallotte River…especially the par 5 9th.”


RIVERS EDGE AWARDED 4-1/2 Stars IN GOLF DIGEST’S “PLACES TO PLAY IN AMERICA”

In 2007, Golf Digest readers sounded off about Rivers Edge Golf Club, awarding it 4-1/2 Stars out of 5, with high marks for “service” and “pace”. Published comments include the following: “I was treated absolutely fantastic by the staff from the very first minute on site…The scenery is spectacular and the golf course is challenging, well laid out and in great shape…The clubhouse sits atop a bluff overlooking the 9th and 18th holes…Awesome course…I was treated great.”


ARNOLD PALMER on RIVERS EDGE…

The course offers five sets of tees so that all golfers will enjoy a memorable round at Rivers Edge. On a site inspection during the construction of the course, Palmer remarked, “I’m really excited about Rivers Edge. It’s a superb site. It will certainly be one of the best courses in the area.”


MYRTLE BEACH AREA CHOOSES RIVERS EDGE

Rivers Edge Golf Club was chosen by Myrtle Beach golfers as “one of the top three most senic courses on the Grand Strand.


RATED #7 “BEST NEW UPSCALE GOLF COURSE” by GOLF DIGEST

In January 2001, Golf Digest placed Rivers Edge among the “Top Ten Best New Courses in America” decided by a panel of nearly 700 golfers. They played and evaluated a select group of courses and each course was rated on design variety, shot values, memorability and esthetics. “Since opening in the fall of 1999, Rivers Edge has provided an outstanding golfing experience for our guests and we are excited that the Golf Digest judges have taken note of our beautiful riverfront course and challenging layout,” said Skip Blythe, managing partner of Rivers Edge Golf Club.


” THE COURSE IS A JEWEL.”

“The Arnold Palmer designed layout is excellent and the various tees make the course a challenge for all levels of golfers. Our group, many of whom had been to Myrtle Beach on previous occasions, all put the course on the “must play” list when they returned again to the area. Those who had played Tidewater and Caledonia in the past felt this course would rank right up with them in the future.” BB, Golf travel consultant. 10/99


GOLF MAGAZINE

Rivers Edge was recently selected by Golf Magazine as one of the top 20 “Best New Courses that you can play” in the United States.


MYRTLE BEACH GOLF.COM BEST OF 1999

Best new course on the scene: Rivers Edge. Runner-up The Thistle. Coures most likely to come into its own in 2000: TPC of Myrtle Beach. Runner-up Rivers Edge. If you could only play one Myrtle Beach Course for the rest of your life… “It would be Rivers Edge. It’s going to win some awards around here” Mack Hood Head Golf Professional – Blackmoor Golf Course Murrells Inlet SC

 

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