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Rivers Edge Golf Club

2000 Arnold Palmer Drive,

Shallotte, North Carolina NC 28470

  • Office

    +1 (887) 748 3718
  • Pro shop

    +1 (910) 755 3434
  • Fax

    +1 (910) 755 5250
  • Golf pro

    Rick Ferrell (Head Professional)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb (and one or two long green to tree walks - very long between the 10th and 11th holes)

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and residential and marsh and river

  • Designer:

    Arnold Palmer

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6909
6033
4692
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
74.7
70
68.2

Location

Latitude:

33.961293

Longitude:

-78.370457

How to get there:

12 miles NE of Calabash

Travelling north from Myrtle Beach on US Hwy 17, you will cross the border into North Carolina. Continue on Hwy 17 for approx 14 miles. At traffic lights, turn right onto the 130, direction Shallotte. After 1 mile go straight across first traffic lights and, after o.3 miles, turn left at second lights into Village Road, direction Rivers Edge. After o.2 miles turn right into Copas Road SW. After 1 mile entrance to Rivers Edge is on your left.

Rivers Edge Golf Club

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1999

Rivers Edge Golf Club: Look forward to plenty of variety, adventure and challenge on this exciting and, at times, immensely scenic Arnold Palmer designed golf course. Several holes are laid out alongside the wide, stunning expanse of the Shallotte River - as spectacular as you'll find anywhere in the Carolinas.

However, visually impressive can also imply dauntingly tough, and Palmer serves up this element in no small measure. The par-5 9th, for example, is one of the riskiest "go for it in two" par-5s on the planet. After a good drive you can either lay-up or take aim directly at the narrow green, which sits in the middle of the river, connected only by a thin sliver of fairway. Knee-trembling - yes, memorable - absolutely, birdieable - give it a try! The short par-3 5th and long par-3 15th both require tee-shots over the river's marshy inlets, while the closing stretch from the par-4 16th comprises three fabulous riverside holes, full of imagination and as tough as they come - especially if the wind is blowing.

Much of the rest of the layout follows a tree-lined route behind the river, with many undulations creating several blind tee and approach shots. A yardage book is a must on your first outing, particularly with several creeks, ditches, ponds, sandy waste areas and very substantive bunkering along the way.

Maintenance and presentation should be better than it was when we visited. Real estate is also making its presence felt, detracting slightly from the naturalness of the "high drama on the river's edge".

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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season: c.$101 (all days). Golf cart included.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

Six of the holes at Rivers Edge sit high upon bluffs that overlook two miles of grassy marshlands bisected by the bends and turns of the Shallotte River. Three miles further downstream, the river flows out into the Atlantic Ocean

Where2Stay

  • Comfort Inn - Shallotte

    360 Whiteville Road, Shallotte, NC 28459

    +1 (910) 754 3044

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    This Shallotte hotel is just minutes from sun-drenched Ocean Isle Beach. Several golf courses, including River's Edge, and a variety of restaurants and shops are located in the surrounding area.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      River's Edge

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Thistle; Pearl Golf Links (East and West courses); Oyster Bay; Sea Trail (Jones, Byrd and Willard courses); Ocean Ridge Plantation (Tiger's Eye, Lion's Paw, Panther's Run and Leopard's Chase courses); Brunswick Plantation; Crow Creek; Carolina National.

  • Holiday Inn Express - Shallotte

    3670 Express Drive, Shallotte, NC 28470

    +1 (910) 754 3300

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    • Golf at this hotel:

      No

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      River's Edge

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Thistle; Pearl Golf Links (East and West courses); Oyster Bay; Sea Trail (Jones, Byrd and Willard courses); Ocean Ridge Plantation (Tiger's Eye, Lion's Paw, Panther's Run and Leopard's Chase courses); Brunswick Plantation; Crow Creek; Carolina National.

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