Make room on the mantle for yet another national award that recognizes Mike Strantz’ Lowcountry design masterpieces.
Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, along with its neighboring sister design at True Blue Golf Club and accommodations partner True Blue Villas, were recognized by Golf Magazine with inclusion in its most recent release of “Top 100 Resorts in North America.”
The property joins a prestigious group of North American golf resorts including Pebble Beach Resorts, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Sea Island Resort and Pinehurst Resort with this honor. It also adds a third category in which Golf Magazine has recognized Caledonia and True Blue in its publication, having previously honored each course with its “Top 100 You Can Play” and “South Carolina’s Best Public Courses” designations.
Golf Magazine considered resorts throughout North America before narrowing its list to 243 of the nation’s leading stay-and-play facilities. The magazine then placed each resort that made the cut into one of four categories – Luxury, Buddies, General Excellence, Families – and asked 3,700 readers to rate each property on five variables.
Readers evaluated resorts based on golf experience, accommodations, service, food and ambiance. The poll results were weighted against the opinion of a select group of Top 100 panelists, producing the magazine’s first Top 100 Resorts ranking.
Caledonia, True Blue and True Blue Villas were ranked among North America’s top 25 resorts for buddies trips.
“Turn west off Highway 17, down a narrow lane shaded by an arcade of trees, and you come to a pair of courses that many regard as the region’s finest one-two punch,” Golf.com said in a profile of the property. “Both are the work of Mike Strantz, an artist-cum-architect whose palette here was a rumpled swatch of terrain along the Intracoastal that once was home to indigo and rice plantations.”
“We’re extremely proud of this most recent Golf Magazine honor,” said Bob Seganti, PGA director of golf operations at Caledonia and True Blue. “With such a high volume of readers joining golf industry experts in singing the praises of our property, this is a testament to the world-class experience we take exceptional pride in delivering our golf vacation guests on a daily basis.”