TopBuzz, a tailored app for readers of “need-to-know” news from local to world, has placed both True Blue Golf Club and Caledonia Golf & Fish Club in select company in its February 2019 write-up on “10 of the Best Public Golf Courses in the U.S.”
The neighboring Mike Strantz designs are each named alongside the likes of such world-renowned venues as Whistling Straits, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pinehurst No. 2, TPC Sawgrass and Bandon Dunes.
Of Caledonia, the author says that “Often compared to Augusta National for its exquisite style, floral beauty, and velvety fairways and greens, Caledonia has a sleepy ambiance that embraces its Southern roots. Built on the site of an old rice plantation and overlooking the picturesque Waccamaw River, Strantz has artfully crafted the site’s streams, ponds and moss-covered oaks to create a hugely enjoyable test of golf.”
In placing True Blue among this prestigious group of courses, the article notes: “Strantz’s artistic use of water and numerous abstract waste bunkers with hardly a weak hole along the way, means this captivating and aesthetic design stands out amid many other Myrtle Beach offerings. From the bag-drop and well-groomed grass range, to the complimentary after-round ice cold towel and shaded verandah overlooking the 18th hole, everything about True Blue oozes quality and relaxed Southern hospitality.”
Nevada’s Wolf Creek, Hawaii’s Mauna Kea and Arizona’s Troon North round out the 10 public designs singled out by TopBuzz, as part of its credo that “if it’s buzzing, we’re covering.”
Click here to read more about the inclusion of True Blue, Caledonia and all the aforementioned courses in this list.