Caledonia Golf & Fish Club
Pawleys Island, SC
One of the most awarded golf courses on the Grand Strand awaits your visit. Known as the "hidden gem" of the Myrtle Beach golf courses, Caledonia has been recently ranked in Golf Magazine's "Top 100 You Can Play" and named one of "America's 100 Greatest Public Courses" by Golf Digest. It continues to rack up awards as more and more golfers continue to consider it as one of the best courses in Myrtle Beach.
With the beautiful scenery of Pawleys Island providing golfers with a relaxing setting, the golf course has been described with words such as stunning, immaculate, and perfect. The entrance to the course is lined with centuries old live oaks, adding to the antebellum-style that is Caledonia.
The course was built upon the site of a working southern rice plantation which was acquired by a Scottish immigrant. The name Caledonia is the Roman name for Scotland. During its production, it emerged as one of the most productive ride producing plantations in the Lowcountry.
Many pieces of the original plantation still remain including the Fishhead shed and the old boat dock. Now, however, instead of rice production, Caledonia is home to an 18 hole Mike Strantz designed golf course. It prides itself on being one of the few true plantation style courses.
Caledonia is a course that will push you to your limits and you will use every club in your bag.
Hole 18 is the players favorite because it provides you with a tournament feel that many may never get to experience. The clubhouse sits just behind the 18th green and many players sit down and enjoy a cold drink after they finish playing. They tend to either cheer or jeer as you play your last hole.
The first hole is a 350 yard par 4 and provides you with a wonderful start to a golfing day. With a wide fairway and subtle contouring that funnels tee shots back towards the middle, the green is raised in an elegant fashion and the putting surface is large enough to catch less than perfect approach shots.
The par 5 second hole features a giant fairway and general lack of hazards for 552 yards. The 175 yard par 3 third hole, however, includes a tee shot over an intense waste bunker. After your easy first hole, this hole comes back to remind you that Caledonia is not a course for you to walk all over. The par 5 10th hole requires a carry over the marsh right off the tee and the par 4 14th hole is known for its beauty. Altogether, Caledonia is very tricky. Just when you feel relief, she comes back to remind you why she's one of the best on the coast.