True Blue: Our Story

True Blue course architect Mike StrantzTrue Blue Golf Club was one of nine design creations of the late Mike Strantz (pictured, right), who tragically passed away from cancer in 2005 at the age of 50 – but not before establishing an indelible legacy in a short amount of time, earning the honor from Golfweek Magazine in 2000 of being named as one of the “Top 10 Greatest Golf Architects of All Time.”

True Blue came to life two years prior, as one of nine Strantz designs that quickly vaulted the Tom Fazio protégé to such elite status. A golf course design legend in his own right, Fazio had taken Strantz under his wing after the latter’s graduation from Michigan State University in 1978, and quickly moved Strantz into on-site designer roles at several of Fazio’s courses along the South Carolina coast.

As Strantz eventually moved on from Fazio’s company, his first-ever solo project came to life in 1993 in Pawleys Island with Caledonia Golf & Fish Club. True Blue joined Caledonia five years later as its sister course situated just around the corner, and in the 20 years since its opening, True Blue has become widely recognized as a bigger, bolder test of your game than even its highly renowned relative.

Along the way, Strantz’ handiwork at True Blue has earned a slew of statewide and national honors – not the least of which came from Golf Channel’s Matt Ginella, who went so far as to rank True Blue at #42 in 2015 and #41 in 2016 on his list of “Top 50 U.S. Courses You Can Play.”

On your next visit to True Blue, you’ll see for yourself what was all the fuss has been about for two decades now – and exactly why Mike Strantz’ design legacy has attained such elite status. We look forward to hosting you soon!