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4.7
342 Reviews (342)
5 Stars
252
4 Stars
71
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
96.0%
Recommend this course
328 out of 342 reviews
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4.6
57 Reviews (57)
5 Stars
36
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.8
94.7%
Recommend this course
54 out of 57 reviews
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4.7
158 Reviews (158)
5 Stars
117
4 Stars
32
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
96.2%
Recommend this course
152 out of 158 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
342 Reviews (342)

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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Played On
Reviews 88
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Haven't played here in over a year

The staff at the course were excellent and accommodating. They got me in about 30min before my tee time. This worked well until I caught up tp three foursomes which slowed things down considerably.

The greens were in great shape. Tee boxes were dry and the fairways still growing from winter.

Very challenging course as i had not played it in over a year. Make sure your sand trap game is in good shape as there are plenty on the course

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
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 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Slow play

Played the first 10 holes in 1 and 1/2 hours , play though a twosome and threeson, l am a single . I caught up with a foursome on hole 11. They did not let me play though, it took me from that time on 3 hour 15 min, for a total 4 hours 45 mins. I found out from the club house there was nobody a head them to slow them down. Club house said some people play slow and some play fast. Did not seem concerned. I am 72 year old 8 handicap, they need a time limit and tell people to play though if they are playing slow.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 35
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tough

If you hit it straight and know your yardage. go for it.
Harder than slope

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great staff Tough Course!

Amazingly challenging but fun course. Lots of moguls and blind shots. The marshal was super helpful and starts each group off at the Hole 1 tee box with great information & tips. Course was in great condition and such a beautiful setting. Highly recommend this course for experienced golfers. Might not be the best course for new golfers.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

A Course for Pros

I've never seen a golf course like this one. It's very hilly, and rough abounds. A number of tee boxes are below the fairways. You can't see where you're supposed to go. Same with the greens; many are on hills, and you have no idea what's there. Middle-aged or senior women should avoid this course unless they're former pros or weight-lifters with the strength to get over the numerous hazards. Take plenty of balls because you're going to lose them! I didn't play several holes because it was clear they were going to take even more of my balls. The extremely windy conditions didn't help.

There were insufficient numbers of porta-potties, and when you found them, they had no toilet paper. The pace of play was glacial.

On the plus side, the carts were luxurious, with ball and club cleaners, bottled water, and even towels. The clubhouse is beautiful.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fantastic Design and Incredibly challenging

There's just something about a Mike Strantz design. So much creativity where no hole is the same as the next. So much thinking and every hole gives you a risk/reward option. However, very difficult if you aren't striking the ball well. Course was in great shape and service was fantastic. Only issue was that there was about a 40 minute wait at the turn but I think that's just a result of an outing in the morning.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
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 91
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 43
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
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