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True Blue Plantation opened in 1998 adjacent to the Caledonia Golf & Fish Club on the southern end of the Grand Strand in Pawleys Island, S.C. True Blue, a Mike Strantz design, has been rated among the top modern designs by Golfweek.
The Tradition Golf Club in Pawleys Island, S.C. is a bit of a hidden gem - if there is such a thing in the heavily trafficked Grand Strand golf mecca. This course is not one to be missed on the south strand. It's a Ron Garl design that features a pleasant Lowcountry vibe, exceptional conditioning and outstanding facilities.
Photo gallery: Caledonia Golf & Fish Club is a secluded retreat on the south end of the Grand Strand
It's the drive into Caledonia Golf & Fish Club that catches your attention. The road feels like a tunnel lined with towering old oaks draped with Spanish moss, leading to a Plantation-style clubhouse. It's this first impression that introduces guests to its special Lowcountry vibe on the southern end of the Grand Strand.
It takes a lot for a golf course to stand out in Pawleys Island, S.C. The Tradition Golf Club might not be the first course to cross many golfers' minds when they head south from Myrtle Beach, but it's worthy of any group's short list.
Myrtle Beach golfers are raving about the Waccamaw Golf Trail, which brings together a dozen of the top golf courses at the south end of the Grand Strand. Spanning from Murrells Inlet to Pawleys Island, the Trail boasts "an upscale, Lowcountry vibe." Brandon Tucker offers his list of Waccamaw Golf Trail must-plays.
You can let it rip on River Club's roomy fairways, which will leave you shooting plenty of wedges and short irons to the green. But don't get cocky as you flex your muscles: There are lots of hazards here, and greens are well guarded.
Pawleys Island Golf CoursesTrue Blue Golf Plantation is recognized as one of the best, not only on the Myrtle Beach Grand Strand but in all of South Carolina. Along with its sister course, Caledonia Golf and Fish Club, True Blue stands out as a must-play for golfers of all skill levels. It isn't simply about the design or the turf quality, though. It is one of the few area courses that not only has a horticulturist on staff but publicizes it on the score card. The extra touch doesn't go unnoticed, as it accentuates everything else True Blue has to offer.Caledonia Golf & Fish Club in Pawleys Island, S.C.: Commune with nature on the south end of the Myrtle Beach Grand StrandIn the middle of the picturesque Lowcountry setting sits a course that alone would draw rave reviews: Caledonia Golf & Fish Club. Even from the tips, Caledonia's 18 holes combined measure at a less-than-threatening 6,526 yards. But while the course itself shouldn't be considered easy by any stretch of the imagination, the lack of housing units on the property provides a wide-open -- as cliche as it sounds -- experience with nature. Ian Guerin has more from Pawleys Island, S.C., just south of Myrtle Beach.Buoyed by cosmetic changes, True Blue Plantation now ranks third on Golf Digest's list of the 60 best courses in the Myrtle Beach region, behind No. 1 Caledonia, its gorgeous older sister course. True Blue plays bigger, badder and bolder than Caledonia, however, Jason Scott Deegan writes.Frequent Myrtle Beach golf travelers know Pawleys Island, S.C. as the home to True Blue and Caledonia, two classic Mike Strantz designs regularly ranked among the top courses on the Grand Strand. They're also two of the priciest plays on the beach. But just because you might not be up to booking these two courses doesn't shut you out of great golf on the South Strand. Here are some of the top bargains around Pawleys Island, including River Club, Litchfield C.C. and Tradition Golf Club.When Myrtle Beach golf early birds come out to the grand opening of the new Founders Club in February, they'll be met with a golf course seemingly wise beyond its youth.Willbrook Plantation Golf Club has earned a reputation as one of the Grand Strand's most "woman-friendly" courses, but don't let that dissuade you gentelmen. This Myrtle Beach course is a fantastic play for golfers of both genders and all skill levels, Brandon Tucker writes.Few of the Grand Strand's 100-plus golf courses have the ability to have that classic, stuck-in-time southern feeling - when cell phones, golf carts and metallic spikes were novelties rather than the norm on the golf course. Then there's Litchfield Country Club.Opened in 1994, Caledonia Golf and Fish Club was the late Mike Strantz's first signature design, and it's become a Myrtle Beach-area favorite. Believe the hype: This course is imaginative, challenging and unique, with scenery, service and ambiance to match.