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When asked by Golf Club Atlas in 2000 who inspired his work the most, Mike Strantz didn’t hesitate to reference the aforementioned Scottish golf course architect whose course designs span the globe through four continents. And MacKenzie’s thoughts above serve as no better descriptor than it does with one of Strantz’s Lowcountry holes: the short, par-four 8th at True Blue Golf Club.
Known as the “Maverick of Golf Course Architecture,” Mike Strantz is known for his wild golf hole designs. The par-three 3rd hole at True Blue and the short par-three 9th at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club are just a few that come to mind. One of the tamer Strantz masterpieces is the par-three 11th at True Blue.
Mike Rugg of the Steve Dresser Golf Academy at True Blue Golf Club in Pawleys Island, S.C. has raided his clothing closet to produce a simple training aid that can help cure your slice. Check it out!
The kickoff to your back nine experience at True Blue perfect encapsulates Hiseman’s thoughts here – just not right away. When you step to the tee on the par-5 10th at True Blue you are first greeted by a friendly sight: the widest fairway on the golf course. Measuring at 599 yards from the longest tees, No. 10 is a long par five that challenges every skill level of golfer.
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.
Standing on the tee at the par-3 No. 7 at True Blue Golf Club, a golfer can easily forget they’re in the Lowcountry. Measuring 176 yards from the longest markers, No. 7 at True Blue may not be the absolute longest of par-3 challenges you’ll face, but it is most definitely a bear.
In a recent visit to Caledonia and True Blue, professional golfer and social media influencer Paige Spiranac also spent some time getting to know more about the Steve Dresser Golf Academy at True Blue. Check out the video recap of her visit!
Is it a straightaway par 4, or is it a dogleg right? For No. 6 at True Blue Golf Club, the answer to the question depends on the day you tee it up. A demanding par 4 measuring 404 yards from the tips, No. 6 features two different green complexes that challenge the strategy behind every swing.
Measuring 433 yards from the back tees, the par-4 fifth hole at True Blue Golf Club displays course designer Mike Strantz’ affinity for misdirection. As True Blue Head Golf Professional Bart Romano describes, “Five is a downhill tee shot with some misdirection — which Strantz does quite a bit in his design features — where the safest and biggest part of the fairway is clearly out to the right, but the hole doglegs back to the left.”