Recently ranked in a USA Today readers poll as the No. 1 golf destination in America, the Myrtle Beach, S.C. area offers a variety of great courses. At the top of the list are Caledonia Golf & Fish Club and True Blue Golf Club, two of the country’s most awarded golf courses.
Situated along the famed Waccamaw Golf Trail, Caledonia Golf & Fish Club’s 18-hole masterpiece winds its way through the historic grounds of an 18th century rice plantation. Ranked by Golfweek as No. 26 on its list of best resort courses in the country and No. 5 on the best public-access facilities, this exceptional layout was the first solo course design by golf course architect Mike Strantz. Here, amid tidal marshes, freshwater creeks and giant live oaks, Strantz took great care not to disturb the natural surroundings as his course design reflects the grace and style of the Lowcountry. Golf course and landscaped features are designed and cared for by a licensed agronomist and horticulturist. The property offers stunning views of the area’s natural wetlands and century-old live oak trees. It’s easy to see why Caledonia continues to top the list of the nation’s must-play golf courses.
Only a chip shot away, across Kings River Road from Caledonia, sister course True Blue Golf Club is another Mike Strantz-designed jewel set along the magnificent Waccamaw Golf Trail. Fully embracing the natural beauty of a once thriving indigo and rice plantation, the course opened in 1998 to rave reviews, thanks to its exquisite conditioning, manicured fairways, rolling terrain and incredible elevation changes. The player-friendly layout offers multiple teeing grounds for the beginning golfer up to the Tour player. True Blue is the annual host of the Golfweek D1 Program Challenge, featuring some of the nation’s best collegiate golfers.
As two of the region’s most celebrated courses, Caledonia and True Blue are in high demand all year long. Special access to preferred rates and tee times are available through select area hotels and golf vacation packages, including Caledonia Golf Vacations.
On 482 acres of pristine Lowcountry terrain in charming Pawleys Island, S.C., 30 minutes south of Myrtle Beach International Airport. 70 minutes north of Charleston, S.C.
With an amazing selection of resorts, hotels and golf villas from which to choose, the professionals at Caledonia Golf Vacations can book accommodations for groups of any size. Now featuring the Inlet Sports Lodge (InletSportsLodge.com) just minutes away from Caledonia and True Blue’s world-class courses.
Caledonia and True Blue’s exquisite plantation-style clubhouses provide terrific indoor and outdoor spaces for events and meetings of all kinds arranged by Caledonia weddings and events (CaledoniaWedding.com). Email info@CaledoniaWedding.com.
The Steve Dresser Golf Academy, ranked among Golf Magazine’s top 25 golf schools, offers professional instruction and a 3-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio. The True Blue Grillroom serves breakfast and lunch daily with indoor and outdoor patio seating that overlooks a sparkling lake and the 18th green. Caledonia’s beautiful antebellum-style clubhouse features an eclectic Lowcountry menu and exquisite views of the award-winning golf course and surrounding native wetlands.