True Blue Golf Plantation of Pawleys Island, just down the coast from Myrtle Beach, is a thing of beauty both in terms of its appearance and design, making it a popular choice among local and visiting golfers.
Built atop a five-century old rice and indigo plantation, this lowcountry layout features pristine salt marshes and wetlands, along with maritime forests of live oaks and pines. The golf course itself was designed to harmonize with the natural terrain.
True Blue uses the unique Lowcountry landscape of twisted live oaks and towering pines, tidal creeks and salt marshes as the setting for this one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Built on a former rice and indigo plantation and designed by renowned designer Mike Stranz, the course was crafted to harmonize with the natural terrain.
With tree-lined fairways, meticulously maintained greens made of TifEagle Bermuda and strategically placed water hazards and bunkers scattered throughout the course, golfers of all handicaps have a tough challenge on their hands, yet they return year after year for more. The rating of 74.3 with a slope of 145 and yardage is 7062.
The signature holes are the 3 finishers in the round. Holes, 16, 17 and 18 all have watery ends with a difficult approach to a green tucked between a pond on the left and the clubhouse with its signature blue roof on the right.
On property is a full service clubhouse with pro shop, restaurant/lounge, banquet/outing facilities plus a changing room with a shower. Practice facilities are comprehensive, and include a targeted grass range, short game area with sand bunker, plus putting green. The Steve Dresser Golf Academy is also on property - with a separate practice area. Lessons and clinics of all types are available from this renowned instructor - shown in the photo above (to the left) giving a group short game lesson. This facility has been named as one of the Top 25 Golf Schools in America - and golf on true Blue or Caledonia is included in most packages. Club fitting and swing analysis is also available.