Join us on a whirlwind journey as we explore a Mike Strantz masterpiece that’s been a mainstay of every premium Grand Strand golf getaway for more than two decades now: True Blue Golf Club in Pawleys Island, S.C. A hole-by-hole photo gallery appears below.
The anticipation is unlike any other … and for good reason.
Sister course to Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, True Blue Golf Club carries on the legacy as Myrtle Beach’s best golf experience.
Another masterpiece of the late Mike Stranz, this links-style creation embodies artistry showcasing the allure of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Equally matching True Blue’s natural beauty is the subtle links-style playability throughout the design that draws comparisons to two of the game’s iconic courses: Pinehurst #2 and Pine Valley.
Each hole stamps a lasting impression with sight lines framed by Carolina pines and century-old oak trees along with expansive bunkering that demands careful strategy to navigate each hole’s challenge. The par 3s will surely take your breath away with looks that are simply one-of-a-kind.
The third requires an intimidating forced-carry to a long, narrow green with a surrounding bunker that seamlessly dissolves into the lake. The multi-tiered green at the seventh is unlike any other with a dramatic back-to-front slope and a devilish green side bunker. The 14th offers a multitude of tee locations creating subtle different perspectives with an expansive sand waste area that draws design elements from the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island. And the 16th is simply spectacular … with a precipitous bunker face that dissolves into the adjacent water hazard.
Players and industry experts continue their rave reviews since opening 20 years ago in 1998 … remaining a Top 100 course you can play by Golf Digest and a 2015 Top 100 Best Modern Resort Course …
While difficult to select only one signature hole, the finishing 18th is unforgettable, with water in play down the entire length of the hole. Players will find a generous fairway off the tee, and plenty of onlookers for their approach shot from the back porch of the clubhouse.
True to its name, the entire property sits on a former 19th Century indigo and rice plantation with legacy southern charm and an idyllic blue plantation clubhouse and signature back porch patio overlooking the finishing 18th. Visible from the 18th tee, the signature clubhouse is the perfect spot to grab a warm breakfast prior to your round, a post-round lunch and cold beverage and the best equipment and apparel around.
True Blue’s natural setting is evident on every hole, defined by expansive bunkering, thumb-pushed bunker faces, Lowcountry marsh areas and rolling topography common to this sandy terrain. With pristine, year-round conditions, True Blue Golf Club is always ready to provide the signature element to your one-of-a-kind golf getaway to Myrtle Beach!