Golf News for Thursday, December 22, 2016 | Courses

Caledonia Golf & Fish Club and True Blue G.C. in Pawleys Island, S.C. highlight yearly accomplishments

PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. -- Golfers from around the world visit the Grand Strand to play two of the top ranked courses in the United States, and 2016's highlights help explain why. It's been a year full of accomplishments for Caledonia Golf & Fish Club and True Blue Golf Club, from earning numerous accolades to introducing new user-friendly websites.

This past year was one of milestones, as the two highly regarded courses gained national attention and continued to add national rankings to their list of accolades, including:

• GOLF Magazine Top 100 Courses You Can Play
• GOLF Magazine Top courses to play in South Carolina
• Golfweek Top 100 Resort Courses, 2016 and 2017
• Golfweek's Best: State-by-State Courses You Can Play
• South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel: Top 50 Courses in South Carolina
• South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel: Best Value
• No. 16 on Matt Ginella's Top 50 Courses You Can Play: 20-11, Caledonia
• No. 41 on Matt Ginella's Top 50 Golf Courses You Can Play: 50-31, True Blue

Along with extending their list of awards, True Blue and Caledonia were busy hosting a handful of local and national tournaments this year.

• In July, Caledonia hosted the annual First Tee of the Grand Strand Future Generations tournament, which brought Golf Channel personalities Kelly Tilghman and Charlie Rymer back to their home state to share their love of golf with local youth.
• In September, Caledonia and True Blue hosted the Golfweek Program Challenge tournament for the seventh consecutive year. Sixteen Division I teams traveled from 11 different states for this year's tourney.
• In November, Caledonia and True Blue were two of 12 local courses to host over 300 golfers in this year's sold out Myrtle Beach Fall Classic.

These award-winning courses also had exciting improvements off the green and on the web this year. After a website redesign, both courses now have their own websites as well as Caledonia Golf Vacations (Caledonia, True Blue, Caledonia Golf Vacations), which allows golfers to book their golf trips more efficiently. Some of the most exciting features on the new websites are the extensive video and photo libraries, links to partner sites like The Inlet Sports Lodge, Steve Dresser Golf Academy and the PGA. The site also features 3D flyover videos of each hole, which are also available on the Caledonia - True Blue app. Other features of the app include a GPS yardage guide, online tee times, grillroom menus and local weather.

"To say this year has been tremendous would be an understatement," said Bob Seganti, PGA, director of golf operations for Caledonia Golf & Fish Club and True Blue Golf Club. "We are thrilled with the achievements we have had at both Caledonia and True Blue courses and will continue to strive to provide our guests with the best possible experience at our courses going into 2017."

For more information about Caledonia, call 800-483-6800 or visit. Also, for news and rate information follow Caledonia on Facebook.

About Caledonia Golf & Fish Club
Built upon the site of a historic 18th century rice plantation in Pawleys Island, S.C., Caledonia Golf & Fish Club is routed around majestic oaks and meandering streams. The picturesque, par-4 18th borders a rice field and requires a precise tee shot that sets up a thrilling second shot to a green overlooked by a famous back porch and an appreciative gallery anticipating your successful navigation over the water and onto the putting surface.

The 6,526-yard, par-70 course, which celebrates 20 years of operation in 2014, has been included in "Top 25 Courses in South Carolina" and "America's 100 Greatest Public Courses," by Golf Digest; "Top 100 You Can Play" by Golf Magazine; "Top 100 Modern Courses" and "Best Resort Courses" by Golfweek; "Best 50 Courses" by the South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel; and "Top 100 Best Courses for Women" by Golf For Women. For more information, call Caledonia at (800) 483-6800 or visit www.CaledoniaGolfandFishclub.com.

About True Blue Golf Club
Designed by Mike Strantz and opened in 1998, True Blue Golf Club showcases the natural beauty of the area and utilizes native grasses and vegetation, maintaining the character of the South Carolina Lowcountry.

The 7,126-yard, par-72 course has received countless awards, including selection as one of "America's Greatest 100 Public Golf Courses" by "Golf Digest." It is also one of the South Carolina Golf Course Rating Panel's "50 Best Courses." It has even graced "Golf Magazine's" lists of "Top Ten Places to Play" and "Top 25 Courses in the South." "Golfweek" has included True Blue on its "Best In State: South Carolina" list. For more information, call True Blue at 888-483-6800, or visit www.truebluegolf.com.

For more information, contact:
Noelle Omer, nomer@thebrandonagency.com, 843-916-2000
Paul Hughes, phughes@thebrandonagency.com, 843-916-2000