Rivers Edge Golf Club
Over Priced - Under Maintained
First Arnold Palmer design I have played, not really impressed. Course is scenic, but quite penal. There are many bunkers and waste areas on the course, which are not really cared for as they should be. Most of them had standing water, the sand/dirt in them was not up to the standards of a golf course that charges, what they charge for a round of golf.
The Shallotte river and marsh areas come into play on a lot of holes. The wind can blow, and adds an extra dimension to the course.
The greens are paspalum, which is tolerant to salt water. i do not know if it is a characteristic of this variety of grass or due to the mowing regimen, but these were the slowest greens that I have ever played in over 40+ years of golfing.
This is a course that I have wanted to play the last couple of winters. I am glad that I played it, but I do not foresee a return visit in future winters in the Carolinas.
March 27, 2015
I have played this course many times. It went through a rough patch after an extreme winter but it is coming back nicely. Each time I play I can see a big improvement in the greens. The fairways are lush after some much-needed rain.
July 3, 2014
Back In Form
I have played RE over the years and seen it in good times and not so good. This past winter took its toll on many of the top rated courses on the grande strand. After a tough spring Rivers Edge has come back in Grande fashion. The views have always been spectacular and now the course is Spectacular as well. The clubhouse sits atop the 18th & 9th hole overlooking the Shallotte River. What a way to end a great day.
July 1, 2014
Amazing views, great course
The greens have recovered very from a tough stretch, running true, tee boxes and fairways are in excellent condition. The bunkers are in good shape unless they get heavy rains. A magnificent course with unsurpassed views. Staff couldn't be more friendly or accommodating. A course not to be missed.
July 1, 2014
Was at one time a beautiful course. Obviously money problems at this time and very little, if any, maintenance is being completed. Waste areas probably had not been groomed in weeks and consisted of muck. Tee boxes chewed up. Fairways bare in spots and greens in horrific shape. So disgusted we left after 7 holes and went elsewhere. Should have just burned the money.
February 10, 2014
Early in season after heavy rain
Great course, but range was closed and traps flooded after a heavy rain. In need of a little maintenance. Requires accurate shot making and knowledge of layout, e.g. a mistake to hit driver on many holes.
Beautiful setting. We got a fabulous rate.
April 16, 2013
Challenging, fun, must play
Very impressed with this course. Every hole had hazards and required good course management but it was very playable with good club selection. Played early season and the course was in great shape. Wonderful views and great course staff.
March 20, 2013