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True Blue Golf Club

Pawleys Island, SC, United States Public

Overview

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.

About

Holes 18
Length 7126
Slope 138
Price $195
Facility Type Public
Designer Mike Strantz

Awards

100 Greatest Public
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

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.

Golf Digest Logo Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.1

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
6.6993
Character
6.5399
Challenge
6.6469
Layout Variety
6.829
Fun
6.9181
Aesthetics
6.4896
Conditioning
6.4578

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