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Rivers Edge Golf Club: 2023 Myrtle Beach Course of the Year

by | Oct 11, 2023 | NEWS

Rivers Edge, an Arnold Palmer-designed golf course, has been named 2023 Golf Course of the Year by the Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association (MBAGCOA).

The dedication of the staff at Rivers Edge and the leadership of East Coast Golf Management have helped make the course one of the Myrtle Beach area’s more sought-after tee times, and the commitment of owner Sandesh Sharda to further enhance the experience has the course positioned for even bigger things going forward.

“It’s a tremendous honor to be named Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association Course of the Year,” said Chris Hendrick, vice president of operations for East Coast Golf Management. “This award is a testament to the hard work of general manager Jason Monahan and the entire staff at Rivers Edge. They have worked tirelessly to provide the customer service and course conditions that are the equal of the scenery at Rivers Edge.”

Playing along the Shallotte River, Rivers Edge is renowned for its coastal beauty, highlighted by seven holes that reside along the marshy waters of the river, complementing Palmer’s architectural vision with an unforgettable piece of land. The par-5 ninth, which plays to a peninsula green surrounded by water, is one of the Grand Strand’s more iconic challenges.

The greatest testament to the quality of ownership and management is the multi-stage renovation project the property has undergone in recent years, reflecting leadership’s commitment to maintaining the course’s place among the region’s best for years to come.

The restoration of the course has included overhauling its clubhouse, highlighted by a new patio that offers stunning views of the river, renovating nearly every bunker, and a tree removal effort that has opened up the layout and helped improve conditioning.

The course’s beauty understandably attracts much attention, but the strength of the design from the opening tee shot through the final green makes Rivers Edge special.

The MBAGCOA evaluates Golf Course of the Year nominees on four criteria: exceptional quality of the golf course, exceptional quality of ownership and management, outstanding contribution to the community, and significant contribution to the game. By virtue of winning the award, Rivers Edge becomes a candidate for state and potentially national honors.

For more information, please visit playriversedgegolf.com

Photo Courtesy Rivers Edge Golf Club

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