Tee It Up Grand Strand – True Blue and Caledonia
In this episode of Tee It Up Grand Strand – True Blue and Caledonia, host Shan Coughlin welcomes Bob Seganti representing two of the area’s finest courses, True Blue Golf Club and Caledonia Golf and Fish Club. Designed by the late, architect Michael Strantz, both courses are built on the sites of former rice and indigo plantations.
Caledonia Golf and Fish Club
Caledonia, was Strantz’s first solo project and was completed in January 1994. This 6576 yard par 70 course has been described as having 18 signature holes, that includes the famous number 9, a short par 3 that is somehow always a rather unexpected challenge. The course meanders around the lowcountry terrain and streams covered with majestic oak trees and seasonal flowers. The award-winning Caledonia course is consistently ranked as one of the premier courses in America. Caledonia was recently ranked #27 in GOLF Magazine‘s 2014 “Top 100 You Can Play” and is annually ranked on “America’s 100 Greatest Public courses” list by Golf Digest. If you haven’t yet played Caledonia, it is truly one for the bucket list. Be sure to visit Caledonia Golf Vacations for your next golf vacation.
True Blue Golf Club
Strantz followed up the development of Caledonia four years later with yet another masterpiece, True Blue Golf Club. True Blue was actually Strantz’s fourth signature design and opened in February 1998. This beauty is a par 72 course that stretches to 7126 yards. It sits on the site of a 19th century indigo and rice plantation. Strantz maintained the character of the property by incorporating the natural grasses and vegetation. His intent was to echo many of the characteristics of Pine Valley and Pinehurst #2, with an emphasis on maintaining a natural feel to the course. For his efforts at True Blue, Michael Strantz was named “Architect of the Year” by Golf World in 1998. The course also features an 18 acre practice and learning center. Golfers can book their True Blue experience at Caledonia Golf Vacations.
The Golf Director is pleased to now feature these two great golf courses. We’ve created feature pages for both courses HERE to provide golfers with the latest updates about the courses. Caledonia and True updates can be viewed or listened to on-demand 24/7 from their feature pages. To listen to or download the podcast for this Tee It Up Grand Strand episode click HERE. Golfers can also book Caledonia and True Blue rounds here at The Golf Director by giving us a call at 844.GoGolf1 (844-464-6531) or click the help desk icon at the bottom of the page. While visiting The Golf Director, be sure to click the TD Community tab in the navigation and join our community. This is a new site feature that allows golfers to interact with our staff and other golfers, upload photos, and join group and forum discussions.