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Strantz Spotlight: #16 at True Blue Golf Club

When you tee it up at True Blue Golf Club, you’re treated to five great par threes. You visit the 3rd and 7th holes first. Each of these has a crazy green complex that can feed your ball toward the hole. The 11th sports a large green with a tier right in the middle of it. The 14th has the most unique bunkering on the entire golf course. Today, our focus shifts to the final par three at True Blue, the 16th hole.

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Strantz Spotlight: #15 at True Blue

Mike Strantz designs can offer compelling examples of visual deception at any given turn, as you’ll see right away when you step to the tee of the 15th hole at True Blue Golf Club. This par five looks like a tough driving hole, but in reality you have some room to miss. Waste bunkers protect both the right and left sides of the fairway. Tee shots up the left side will leave the best angle for a layup, and give the longer hitters a chance to go for it.

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Strantz Spotlight: #12 at True Blue Golf Club

Mike Strantz is known for making some holes that are “easy” for most golfers. The short 9th at Caledonia is the first hole that jumps to mind. However, Strantz also makes some holes that are absolute brutes, including the 12th at True Blue, nicknamed the “shed hole.”

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Strantz Spotlight: #13 at True Blue Golf Club

While most of Mike Strantz’s designs have some of the toughest holes in golf, he offers up his fair share of birdie chances, too. At True Blue you have the tough stretch of holes from Nos. 2 through 4, but you’re given a good chance to attack on 5 and 6. Another hole that many golfers take advantage of is the par-4 13th.

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Strantz Spotlight: No. 8 at True Blue Golf Club

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.

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Strantz Spotlight: No. 11 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.

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