Recognized by Golf Digest as one of the country’s 100 best public golf courses, Rivers Edge Golf Course is an Arnold Palmer design offering seven holes on the Shallotte River riverfront with panoramic views of the river’s delta where it runs into the ocean.

Other prominent recognition from Golf Digest, Golf Magazine and others have included its selection as one of the country’s best new upscale courses, one of the country’s top 20 new courses, a top 10 course in North Carolina and one of the best new courses on the Grand Strand.

Measuring 6,909 from the gold tees and 6,440 yards from the blacks, Rivers Edge has a formidable 149 slope rating and many will want to play it from the white tees at 6,033 yards. For the ladies, there’s a choice of 5,295 yards or 4,692 yards from the green and blue tees respectively. The most talked-about hole and either the most loved or most hated depending on whom you talk to, is the par-5 9th that begins with a tee shot toward a landing area running downhill toward the Shallotte River marshes. Next, it’s over the marsh to a small layup area and if successful there, it’s on to an approach shot to a long and narrow peninsular green.

While holes like the 9th garner the most discussion, it’s hard to overshadow some of the holes here that are as stunningly beautiful as any to be found, including the 16th, 17th and 18th playing next to the Shallotte River. This upscale course has all the amenities a golfer could desire