TRUE BLUE STEPS INTO THE TOP 100 SPOTLIGHT

By Chris King

True Blue Golf Club, despite being No. 77 on Golf Magazine’s list of the Top 100 You Can Play and No. 42 on Golf Channel travel guru Matt Ginella’s list of the country’s best public courses, often lives in the shadow of its even more acclaimed sister course, Caledonia Golf & Fish Club.

To be clear, Caledonia, which collects accolades at the rate Michael Phelps wins gold medals, is worthy of the praise it receives, but there is a reasonable argument to be made that True Blue is as good as any course in Myrtle Beach.

The Mike Strantz design offers a rugged, visually stimulating and, ultimately, unforgettable challenge. Everything about the course is bold – the area’s widest fairways, huge greens and the waste bunkers that frame nearly every hole – and therein lies its appeal.

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GOLFERS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE TO PLAY IN 33RD ANNUAL MYRTLE BEACH WORLD AM

By Chris King

More than 3,000 players from 26 countries are preparing to descend on the Grand Strand for the 33rd annualMyrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship.
The “Every Man’s Major,” as the event is often called, gives amateurs the opportunity to compete like a pro for a week and earn the title of World Champion.

A 72-hole, net stroke play tournament, the World Am will be played August 29-September 2 on 50 Myrtle Beach golf courses. Players will be separated into six divisions and 64 flights based on age, gender and handicap. After four rounds of competition, all flight winners and ties advance to the World Championship Playoff at Barefoot Resort’s Dye Club.

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Find Wildlife on the Myrtle Beach Links

There are many reasons why Myrtle Beach is one of the world’s best destinations for golfers. Among them are an incredible roster of great golf courses, hotel accommodations for any group type, size or budget, tons of attractions for the family — and the chance to see some exotic wildlife, particularly on the course.

Since you’re reading this on MyrtleBeachGolf.com, you’re probably already familiar with these first three big reasons. The fourth, though, may be news to you. But it’s true: Especially if you stay on the lookout, you’re likely to see some awesome wildlife during your golf rounds. If you’re excited about seeing the area’s fauna, here are our recommendations for the best courses to find each of the most popular species.

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