Well it is officially March and that means two things, March Madness is here and Spring Golf in the Carolinas has begun. This weekend is also Rivalry Week with the highly anticipated Duke-Carolina Game, which leads us into our Course of the Week: True Blue.
True Blue is a Mike Strantz signature course, located in Pawleys Island, South Carolina adjacent to its sister course Caledonia. For his efforts at True Blue and Caledonia, Strantz was named “Architect of the Year” by Golf World in 1998. Strantz crafted True Blue to echo many of the characteristics of Pine Valley and Pinehurst #2, with an emphasis on maintaining a natural feel to the course.
The par-72 course can stretch to 7,126 yards and sits on the site of historic True Blue Plantation, a famed 19th-century indigo and rice plantation. Emphasizing the natural beauty of the area, it incorporates native grasses and vegetation to maintain much of the character of the property. The course also boasts an 18-acre practice facility with a learning center.
– Golf Digest: #30, “Best in State (South Carolina)” (list includes both public and private courses)
– Golf Digest: #3, “Myrtle Beach’s Super 60”
– Golfweek: #6, “Best Courses You Can Play” (South Carolina)
– GOLF Magazine: #8, “Best Public Courses in South Carolina”