Myrtle Beach, SC — The Myrtle Beach Golf Course Owners Association (MBAGCOA) has bestowed the honor of the 2023 Golf Course of the Year upon Rivers Edge, a creation of legendary golf icon Arnold Palmer. Since opening its fairways to golf enthusiasts in 1999, Rivers Edge Golf Club has reigned as royalty in the Myrtle Beach golfing landscape.
Nestled alongside the serene Shallotte River, Rivers Edge has earned its place among the “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses” by Golf Digest. While it consistently finds itself on lists of Palmer’s architectural masterpieces, it’s the unwavering love and admiration from golfers that truly sets Rivers Edge apart.
Rivers Edge is celebrated for its coastal splendor, boasting seven captivating holes that meander along the marshy banks of the river. Palmer’s visionary design seamlessly integrates with this breathtaking natural canvas. The par-5 ninth hole, leading to a peninsula green surrounded by shimmering waters, stands as one of the Grand Strand’s iconic challenges. Yet, it’s just one of many memorable holes that grace the course. The concluding stretch at Rivers Edge arguably ranks as the Myrtle Beach area’s finest quartet of finishing holes, each one a distinct test of skill.
While the course’s scenic beauty is undeniably captivating, it’s the robustness of the design, from the very first tee shot to the final green, that makes Rivers Edge truly exceptional. Every facet of a golfer’s game is rigorously examined, which explains why it’s consistently voted among the best in Brunswick County and North Carolina.
Managing operations at Rivers Edge since 2011, East Coast Golf Management has nurtured a team of consummate professionals. As a founding member of the Myrtle Beach Golf Trail, the course’s management combines invaluable experience with a flair for innovation, cementing its position in the golf industry’s most coveted market.
A testament to the ownership and management’s commitment is the multi-stage renovation project that Rivers Edge has recently undergone. This initiative underscores their dedication to preserving the course’s standing among the region’s elite for years to come.
Beyond its role as a premier golf destination, Rivers Edge is an integral part of the Grand Strand community. The course plays host to various events and generously supports numerous charitable organizations, educational initiatives, and efforts to grow the game.
Notably, Rivers Edge proudly aligns itself with Gene’s Dream Foundation, a charity founded by former Golf Channel luminaries Kelly Tilghman and Charlie Rymer. The foundation employs golf as a conduit to introduce children to mentors within their community. Additionally, Rivers Edge actively participates in the Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association and Golf Tourism Solutions.
In the spirit of Arnold Palmer’s legacy, Rivers Edge stands as a beacon of philanthropy, hosting Patriot Golf Day—a 100-hole marathon that annually raises over $200,000 for Folds of Honor, providing educational assistance to the families of fallen or wounded American service members. The club also acts as an anchor property for Operation North State, Genes Dream Foundation, and provides financial support to Project Golf.
Whether supporting American service members and their families, introducing newcomers to the game, or championing local causes, Rivers Edge remains proactively committed to enhancing both the sport and the Grand Strand community.
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About Rivers Edge: Rivers Edge Golf Club, designed by Arnold Palmer, is a picturesque golf course renowned for its breathtaking coastal beauty and challenging layout. It has consistently ranked among the top courses in the Myrtle Beach region.
About East Coast Golf Management: East Coast Golf Management is a respected golf course management company specializing in providing premier golf experiences along the East Coast. They have been at the helm of Rivers Edge since 2011, contributing to its continued success and growth.