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.