Hootie & the Blowfish Raves About Caledonia

A day of golf at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club is an awe-inspiring experience – from the entry drive majestically shrouded by centuries-old, moss-draped oaks, to the stunning Lowcountry scenery that abounds throughout the renowned Mike Strantz design.

You can count each member of Hootie & the Blowfish among those spellbound by its beauty and playability.



When drummer Jim “Soni” Sonefeld asks band mate Darius Rucker what Darius likes most about Caledonia, Soni already knows the answer before the lead signer even says a word. And when Darius responds, he doesn’t hesitate.

“The view coming in, man, with those live oaks,” Darius declares. “It’s just a beautiful, beautiful place to play golf. (And with) the golf course being in the “Top 100” every year … it’s just an amazing layout. Every hole is a signature hole.”

Adds lead guitarist Mark Bryan, “It’s a masterpiece … I’m going right on record in saying it’s a Mike Strantz masterpiece. It’s one of my favorites, literally anywhere.”

Caledonia Golf & Fish Club is one of four Myrtle Beach-area designs – including Grande Dunes Resort Course, The Dye Course at Barefoot Resort and Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club – that Hootie & the Blowfish look to as their “go-to” designs whenever their in town on a golf trip. That’s high praise, especially when it’s coming from a golf-crazed group of guys like Soni, Darius, Mark and bassist Dean Felber.

Learn more about why the band loves these designs, and the Myrtle Beach golf scene, by visiting our Hootie & the Blowfish page.