Arnold Palmer left his mark on the North Strand golf scene in spectacular fashion, delivering Rivers Edge Golf Club as the perfect blend of challenge and fun. Join us for a video and hole-by-hole photo tour of this popular design.
“For this game you need, above all things, to be in a tranquil frame of mind.” – Harry Vardon
No truer words have been said, and though after his time, perhaps the venerable Harry Vardon would have found this to be the perfect, tranquil setting to enjoy this great game.
And while there are often many different things that draw players to the game, the magnificent setting found at Rivers Edge is undoubtedly the greatest draw to enjoy this signature Arnold Palmer design. Very seldom does a piece of property become the canvas for one of the game’s greatest players, but Rivers Edge is a lucky exception to the norm.
With the tidal Shallotte River serving as a backdrop, Arnold Palmer created this timeless design for the enjoyment of players of all abilities. As his personality would suggest, “the King” desired a playing experience to offer enjoyment while placing a premium on creativity … and perhaps a little bit of luck.
The interior holes of the front nine carve through signature long-leaf, Carolina pines with strategically placed fairway bunkers and large Sunday Ultradwarf Bermudagrass greens with numerous hole locations. The course returns to the marsh setting following the Shallotte River at the par-three 8th. As the last on the front nine, “Arnie’s Revenge” presents a stout challenge that commands the King’s courage to take on, a par five measuring 570 yards with a forced carry layup to a sliver of a green jutting out into the marsh.
The back nine offers a secluded routing that cuts through mature hardwoods and crosses Copas Lake here behind the 11th green and 12th tee. The 15th is an intimidating par three measuring a long 200 yards from the back tee, an entire forced marsh carry to medium-sized green.
The finishing three holes are nothing short of breathtaking, with long views of the Shallotte River and abundant wildlife filling this spectacular marsh setting. With views like this over the 18th green, it’s easy to see why the clubhouse back deck is a busy venue late afternoon watching the final groups finish play.
Rivers Edge remains a top-destination for area members and guests. Just across the state line in Shallotte, North Carolina, one of the most visually stunning designs on the east coast awaits.