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4.7
328 Reviews (328)
5 Stars
244
4 Stars
67
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.4
96.5%
Recommend this course
316 out of 328 reviews
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4.6
55 Reviews (55)
5 Stars
36
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.8
96.4%
Recommend this course
53 out of 55 reviews
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4.7
155 Reviews (155)
5 Stars
117
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
97.4%
Recommend this course
151 out of 155 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Links
Par 72
Length 7440 yards
Slope 154
Rating 76.8

Formerly known as The Tradition Golf Club At Royal New Kent

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Course Details

Year Built 1996
Greens Champion Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Mike Strantz (1996)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.7
328 Reviews (328)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 8
Drinks 7
Course Challenges Include:
Forced Carries 17
Undulating Greens 17
Elevation Changes 16
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 20
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 14
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 13
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 19

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Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Exceptional!

It all started with the very friendly and helpful Starter ... in fact the entire staff was outstanding. Very nice course - wouldn’t want to walk it, as it can be very long and challenging. This course hit all the major high notes you’d want to see in a golf experience.
Well done!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Bring your A game and imagination for real.

Thank you Taylor for cleaning my irons after my round. Very nice staff, carts were clean with towels and USB!
First time playing Royal NK from the tips, not bad. A lot of room to drive, but have to knock it far. Had some great lies too a lot of fluff. Challenging against a hill though.
Tee boxes are even level so you can keep your balance, draw friendly. A lot of blind shots, but fun, 18 tricked me a little, read you scorecard! Great wildlife saw a turkey, rabbit, and I think a bear.
Par 5s are awesome and most par 3s are downhill and can knock it easy. A couple groups let me play through which was great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 88
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Always beautiful!!

This is an amazing course and it is always challenging me on different types of shots! The greens are now in great shape!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 41
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Awesome course worth playing, very challenging.

This is a very challenging, but fun course to play. The fairways were in good condition and the greens were in excellent condition. Some traps needed grooming, but I will attribute that to covid precautions (although there were rakes out). The course was hilly with several greens that were extremely elevated and there are many blind shots. The only complaint I have as a first time player is that the score card did not have the hole layouts, so from the tee and even on occasion the fairway is was difficult to know the layout of the hole. In fairness to that, the fairway landing areas are mostly generous. I would definitely play this course again if I return to this area.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 38
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fantastic course.

Wish I didn't live 300 miles away. Played here on a stop off from NY to Myrtle. One of the best links courses I've ever played. Must play if in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Unforgettable challenge

One would be hard pressed to find a sterner test ,this masterpiece never lets up .Greens are excellent with very few ball marks.. Absolutely a must play .

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 35
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Toughest test

A real golf course. Wide fairways, but trouble lurks. Dramatic elevation changes and blind shots. Tricky greens! A great tough golf course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Royalty

Green rolled perfect!!! Only course in the area that has some grass in the fairway. Absolutely love this course!!! You won't be disappointed!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Another great Strantz design

If you like Mike Strantz designs this will not disappoint.
Risk and rewards, blind shots, tall mounds, challenging greens and lots of fun.
Nice and peaceful when I played early in the morning.
Tom the starter had some great tips.
Entire staff that I came across was very gracious and helpful.
Excellent value for the price.
I’ll definetly be back when things green up a little more.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Unique layout

Course conditions were due to the excessive rain making maintenance a challenge. Work was being done as we played but with consideration to us. It is early season as well. A definite play again next trip through.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ireland in the states

Very challenging,rare to catch an even lie.many elevation changes.Must play for any golfer.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Too many blind shots

Tough course. Lots of blind shots. Not my favorite

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A very playable Mike Strantz design

From the first tee at Royal New Kent you can see it is a Mike Strantz design. I enjoyed the layout and the overall look. Plenty of waste areas and water to collect wayward shots. At the same time i thought the landing areas were wide enough to be forgiving on a lot of shots. Considering the time of year i thought the course was in really good shape and i am looking forward to getting back in the summer once it greens up and the rough starts growing in.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 88
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Always awesome!

No matter how many times I play this course, it never gets old! It is by far the nicest course in the entire area ...better than Golden Horseshoe, better than Independence and better than Ford's Colony!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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