Yardage, Slope, Rating
PINTAIL tees 6,526 72.1 140
MALLARD 6,121 69.9 134
WOOD DUCK 5,710 67.8 129
RED HEAD 4,957 68.7 122 (W)
Caledonia Golf and Fish Club is one of the premier golf courses on the southern Grand Strand. Opened in 1994 and originally designed by Mike Strantz, the course is one of the most popular places to play golf in the Myrtle Beach area, both for vacation golfers and those who live year-round in the Myrtle Beach area. With exquisite Champion Bermuda greens and terrific scenery in the form of thousands of flowers and shrubs and numerous live oaks, the course is carved out coastal forest. The course regularly appears on “best of Myrtle Beach” lists, as well as top-course lists. At only a little over 6,500 yards from the back Pintail tees, Caledonia serves up a stout challenge. At a par of 70, with only three par fives, Caledonia tends to play 200-300 yards longer than the scorecard indicates.
Part of the joy of playing Caledonia is the fact that housing does not disturb the golf course whatsoever—the only residences visible from the property sit well back of play, off the first and fifth holes. The course’s 18 holes are excellent, too, with two particular standouts in the middle of the round and one at the end. The 9th is one of the shortest holes in Myrtle Beach at less than 120 yards from the tips. Many golfers take the hole for granted but a shallow, wide green protected by bunkers makes birdie anything but a guarantee. The following hole is a drivable par five that features the potential for a thrilling second shot that carries a large waste area, hits a downslope short of the green and trundles onto the putting surface to set up an eagle putt. The course closes with a bang as well: a 383 yard par four demanding an approach shot over water to a large sloping green set at the foot of Caledonia’s majestic clubhouse. Onlookers from rocking chairs on the porch will often place bets on whether players in the fairway will hit the green in regulation.
Multiple practice putting and chipping areas with bunkers are available on-site at Caledonia. Players who wish to hit range balls before their rounds may do so at Caledonia’s nearby sister course, True Blue Plantation. The staff at Caledonia is also available to organize golf outings, from informal small gatherings to full-fledged corporate outings.
For more information or to book golf at Caledonia Golf and Fish Club, visit www.MyrtleBeachGolf.com or call (866) 229-1195.