Caledonia Golf & Fish Club has added two more national-level accolades to its impressive collection, with recent honors received from golf review website Golf Advisor.
More than 144,000 of Golf Advisor’s reviewers weighed in during the past year, and Caledonia was not only rated No. 33 in the nation in Golf Advisor’s “Best of 2018: Top 50 Golf Courses in the U.S.” rankings, the Mike Strantz design also received a lofty No. 12 ranking in Golf Advisor’s 2018 “Top 25 Golf Courses Rated by Conditions” list.
Caledonia joins select company in Golf Advisor’s U.S. Top 50 list, as it is highlighted by the A.W. Tillinghast-designed Black Course at Bethpage State Park at No. 1, which has hosted multiple PGA TOUR major championships including the 2002 and 2009 U.S. Opens, and will host the 2019 PGA Championship this May as well as the 2024 Ryder Cup. The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass also joins this list at No. 3, and is home of THE PLAYERS Championship in March.
Caledonia’s Top 50 in the U.S. ranking inclusion is highlighted by feedback from reviewer lcbgolfm (“The ambiance of this place is incredible. Southern oaks with the Spanish moss, the flowers, landscaping, etc. It’s like playing golf at a botanical garden.”), while reviewer GregMBRP offered glowing praise of the course’s conditioning (“The greens were absolutely pure all you had to do was roll it on the right line and it would be in. Aside from course conditions I come back here for the beauty of the grounds and the friendly staff.”).
In the Top 25 Golf Courses Rated by Conditions list, Caledonia joins such renowned designs as Harbour Town Golf Links (No. 1), South Course at Mauna Lani (No. 4) and King and Bear at World Golf Village (No. 17).
Golf Advisor’s national rankings are based on thousands of reviews of public golf courses throughout the United States, and represent a combination of each course’s overall star-rating average as well as those in six subcategories (layout, value, pace of play, friendliness, conditions and off-course amenities). Reviews from active Golf Advisor members, including its Local Golf Advisors, as well as merit badge and staff ratings, are weighted more heavily than those from inactive members.
For a golf course to be eligible for inclusion in Golf Advisor’s most recent “best of” lists, it must offer regular public access and have received a minimum of 10 reviews in the past 12 months. More than 2,800 designs received the threshold level of reviews to be considered for these nationwide rankings.