Strantz returned to Pawley’s Island just a few years after Caledonia opened, nearly to the exact same place, in fact. True Blue is Caledonia’s sister course, located on an inland property that sits just across the street, though sequestered from any marsh views. But what it lacks in scenery it makes up for in volume. Everything at True Blue is bigger and more heroic. Greens erupt out of sand barrens, fairways are 60 to 90 yards wide and holes take on the form of ambling caterpillars. The abrupt, hi-contrast shaping, made possible by the sandy terrain, is a not so subtle nod in the direction of Pine Valley.
100 Greatest Public: Ranked 2003-'08.
Highest ranking: 87th, 2007-'08.
Best in State: Ranked inside the top 10, 1999. Ranked inside the top 15, 2001. Ranked inside the top 25, 2003-'05. Ranked inside the top 30, 2011-'16, 2021-'22. Ranked 31st, 2023-'24.
2023-'24 ranking: 31st.