Despite being the nation’s premier, year-round golf destination, Myrtle Beach holds a few extra perks – particularly in the ever-popular summer months. The ideal place to spend this stretch from June to August is just a short drive south from downtown Myrtle Beach at two of the nation’s most awarded golf courses, True Blue Golf Club and Caledonia Golf & Fish Club.
These sister courses, designed by the renowned Mike Strantz in the 1990s, are some of the best at the beach. Both courses offer a Lowcountry golf experience like no other. True Blue, built upon a former indigo and rice plantation, features wide fairways and undulating greens guarded by water hazards and massive waste bunkers. True Blue’s open feel is impeccably balanced with the tighter arrangement and tree-lined fairways at Caledonia. Notorious for its marshland views and live oaks, Caledonia’s beauty is equally as impressive as its challenging layout.
Although these courses are excellent choices any time of the year, playing during the summertime has some additional advantages. Golf in the south means Bermuda grass, which thrives in the summer climate. Expect the greens at both True Blue and Caledonia to be their truest and the fairways to provide immaculate lies on every shot.
As mesmerizing as the scenery is at these courses, be sure to keep an eye out for some of the active wildlife during the summertime. From wild turkeys to bald eagles and the famous “Cale-gators” at Caledonia (True Blue has them too!), you are sure to catch a glimpse of Mother Nature at her finest. But don’t worry, you get a free drop from the gators!
Both courses are also less crowded during the summertime and the greens fees are less expensive than the peak seasons of fall and spring. Be sure to take advantage of the reduced summer rates at both True Blue and Caledonia. And if you choose to spend the day at the beach, you can still get a quick nine in before sunset thanks to daylight savings time. Special twilight rates start as low as $49.
Because golf is the ultimate family sport, junior rates for those 17 and under are just $29 in the afternoon at both True Blue and Caledonia, making a family-friendly outing all the more enticing. And if you want an afternoon away from the kids, be sure to check the local area for numerous summer golf camps, including those offered at the Steve Dresser Golf Academy right here at True Blue.
Aside from the appeal of True Blue and Caledonia, Myrtle Beach is home to dozens of other summertime activities. The pristine beaches offer hours of fun, from basking in the sun to getting out on the open water. Other seasonal attractions like waterparks and miniature golf courses are also open during the summer. And an evening watching the Myrtle Beach Pelicans minor league baseball team with the family will make for a memorable night.
Come see for yourself why True Blue and Caledonia are the places to be this summer in Myrtle Beach!