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A key point of every course architect’s work is in the designer’s choice of green sites, and Mike Strantz has produced some of the wildest sites the golf world has ever seen. At Caledonia Golf & Fish Club you see a lot of narrow greens with different sections to them. These greens are meant to make you really think about your approach shot into them. The 12th green at Caledonia is no different.
Mike Strantz is known for creating visually deceiving golf holes. The deep green on the 8th hole at True Blue comes to mind. However, some holes that Strantz created are just plain tough, and the 15th at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club is the quintessential example.
Mike Strantz has created some greens that will dominate your dreams (or nightmares) when your head hits the pillow, in anticipation of playing all the great, challenging putting surfaces at Bulls Bay, Tobacco Road, True Blue and Caledonia. One in particular that stands out to us is the par-three 6th at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club.
As Steve Dresser of the Steve Dresser Golf Academy at True Blue Golf Club shows us, there’s often a natural tendency for the casual golfer to take “inside” to the extreme when they swing, and the actual result often becomes the opposite of what they think they’re trying to do. Let Steve show you in this video how you can overcome this tendency.
Mike Strantz puts an emphasis on accuracy when you play one of his golf courses. Missing fairways and greens at many of his properties often results in a penal outcome. On the par-five 10th at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club you see visual evidence of this right off the tee, and also around the green.
The par-five 8th hole at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club leaves golfers with an important decision in the middle of their round. Playing to a modest 528 yards from the Pintail Duck tees, this par-five is very reachable in two.
Mike Strantz’s brief but illustrious design career produced six publicly accessible golf courses, three of which now have a place on Golfweek’s recently released 2020 list of the “Top 100 Best Courses You Can Play in the U.S.” We’re beyond proud to call two of these, Caledonia Golf & Fish Club (#62) and True Blue Golf Club (#95), our very own.
The Traveling Golfer host Tony Leodora heads down the Waccamaw Golf Trail in the southern part of the Myrtle Beach, SC area.
The two best words to describe No. 5 at Caledonia are “straight” and “narrow.” The par-4 No. 5 at Caledonia is one of the most difficult golf holes you’ll encounter during your round at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club. Measuring just 417 yards from the longest tee, length is the least of a golfer’s worry on this hole.
Paige asked Steve Dresser of the Steve Dresser Golf Academy at True Blue Golf Club in Pawleys Island, S.C. to help her avoid getting too steep in her swing. Here’s a simple exercise that Steve showed her.
Just after the literal roller coaster ride on the green at No. 3, guests at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club are greeted by a friendly but moderately challenging par 4 at No. 4. Measuring just 396 yards from the longest set of tees, No. 4 at Caledonia is a fun par 4 with some subtle demands.
Many players indicate that No. 3 at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club is where the real challenge of the course begins. A mid-sized par 3 measuring 187 yards from the back tees, be sure to bring your best swing for No. 3 when you play it with Caledonia Golf Vacations. The hole is not a gimme, not even for the best players.
Booking your upcoming round at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club through Caledonia Golf Vacations will ensure your entire experience is an absolute blast, right down to the very vehicle you use to cruise the fairways. Thought you’d be playing Caledonia in a standard golf cart? Well, guess again! That’s because Caledonia has had Finn Scooters on site pretty much since the day they were available. What’s a Finn Scooter, you ask?
The late, great Mike Strantz decided at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club to design a first hole that lets players ease into their rounds. Caledonia Head Golf Professional Marc Guertin calls the hole a “nice, easy start.” Still, the course was designed by Strantz, so there are a few challenges you’ll need to look out for when you come to play with Caledonia Golf Vacations.
Caledonia Golf & Fish Club has all the makings of a championship-caliber course, including notable holes like No. 14, a somewhat lengthy par 4 that challenges players to hit it out parallel to a water hazard to the left to gain a better angle into the green. As with many holes at Caledonia, oaks and flowers set a picturesque backdrop for this truly fantastic hole, one that is sure to make a lasting impression during your upcoming golf vacation with Caledonia Golf Vacations. Here is the most strategic way to make par on No. 14:
Designed by the late, great Mike Strantz, Caledonia’s Lowcountry setting is captivating, along with its exciting layout, which offers a unique collaboration of design features, with large, undulating greens, creative bunkering and, most notably, many of the Lowcountry’s native elements such as marshy areas, towering live oaks and flowers in full bloom.
The scenic 11th Hole at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club is a par 3 that measures 167 yards from the tips (black tees) with corresponding distances of 153 (blue), 150 (white) and 135 yards (red). It plays as the 13th-most difficult hole on this Mike Strantz design.