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4.4
56 Reviews (56)
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Conditions
4.1
Value
3.8
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.5
78.4%
Recommend this course
47 out of 56 reviews
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5.0
4 Reviews (4)
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.8
Layout
5.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
5.0
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
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4 out of 4 reviews
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4.3
6 Reviews (6)
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Conditions
3.8
Value
3.7
Layout
4.5
Pace
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Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Par 72
Length 7126 yards
Slope 139
Rating 73.8

Course Details

Year Built 1998
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Tif Eagle Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Mike Strantz (1998) Tyler Rae

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Golf School Academy Yes - "Steve Dresser Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted All Major, Cash and Traveler's Checks
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper Golf attire, no denim on golf course.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Showers

Accolades

Reviews

4.4
56 Reviews (56)
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Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

My Favorite Myrtle Beach Course

I've probably played 30 courses in the Myrtle Beach area and this one is my favorite. I love all Mike Strantz designs. True Blue is similar to Tobacco Road, but has less blind shots. This staff is always excellent and everytime I play here the conditions are great. Playing from the correct tee box is a must here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great course

Played True Blue on a guys golf outing. Course is awesome. Love the Mike Strantz design. Was cart path only which made for an extremely long round, Course was pretty wet especially in the low lying areas. But overall tee boxes and fairways were good. Green's were fantastic. Putts rolled true and had very few bumpy putts from the group. Clubhouse and restaurant are excellent. But the layout of the course is the real treat. It is visually intimidating which is normal for the designer. Can't wait to go back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 93
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Iowa Advisor
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

A Classic Strantz Brute

Unlike it's sister course, True Blue is a full-on Mike Strantz layout, featuring wide fairways, challenging greens and a huge number of waste areas and water hazards.

True Blue gives you a taste of what you're in for on the opening par 5. Even with a good drive you're left with a challenging layup, and then an approach to a perched green. It takes 3 good shots to make par here. You'll continue to find that as you play your round. Good shots are rewarded, but poor shots are punished.

The condition of the course was average when we played. The fairways, tees and rough were similar to other courses in the area, including sister course Caledonia. However, the greens were bumpy and slower than expected. This made putting a bit of a crapshoot.

All of the bunkers are True Blue are treated as waste bunkers, meaning you can ground your club and take practice swings. I highly recommend doing both!

Overall, I really liked True Blue. I believe it's more challenging than Caledonia due to more difficult greens and significantly more penalty areas. If you're a fan of Strantz's work at Tobacco Road, you'll like True Blue. You can see some Tobacco Road flair as you traverse True Blue.

My favorite hole on the course is the 18th. It's just a great finishing hole, and caps off a memorable experience.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Expectations not met

For what we paid, $160,, the course did no match. Booked through recommendation of MB golf arranger. Tee Boxes, Fairways and Greens needed attention. The layout was good, but all grasses were need of watering. Lots of hardpan in chipping areas. Should have spent $40 more and played Caledonia

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

EXCELLENT

When I have my sons Friends visit me , I like to Take his Buddies and my family to the Best Courses . We had a Blast . Highly recommend this course to Locals & Tourists !!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Maybe a bad day?

Course layout is OK. Not a fan of Mike Stranz design, too many blind shots, just my preference. On course experience was the problem. Teed off at 9:48 and on the third hole, a par three, there was a group on the green and three groups on the tee. Ranger showed up and drove off to investigate the backlog, three holes later he came by and told us he hoped that the lead group would speed up. The round took five hours. Unacceptable for the $160 fee. Added to that there was no sand in the containers on the carts. Considering this was a destinations, more disappointment than memorable.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Bring Your A game!

Pick your correct tees and enjoy the scenery. This is a course to enjoy and not beat yourself up because the course will challenge you enough. Missed the traditional cool mint towel after the round due to Covid

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 221
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Virginia Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Mike's Magic Reigns Supreme

This is my third Mike Strantz-designed course, the other two are in my top 4 of the 132 courses I've played, so you could say I'm a bit of a fan.

True Blue is another stunningly beautiful example of Strantz' masterful creativity and artwork applied to a golf course. Even in a setting very different from the others I have played in, you can instantly recognize the styling cues Mike used to create incredible shapes and sight lines.

Overall style and design aside, each hole is very well done and the set of par-3s here rival those of any other premiere golf club, and they are personally my #1. Other favorite holes include the par-5 9th, par-4 8th, and par-4 6th.

The staff and amenities here are very good. It was decently busy when I arrived but there were no pace of play issues despite not seeing a course ranger at any point. Social distancing policies may have attributed to a slight lack of attentiveness by the staff so I won't knock them for that, we'll all still trying to adjust to these new norms. Grass driving range and free range balls are what you'd expect at this price and were present.

Speaking of price, that's where I start to struggle on this one. I am a value-focused golfer, rarely paying more than $75 for a round of golf and True Blue charges well over $100 per round. For that price I would expect a little better conditions and a bit more of an exclusive feel upon arrival. Again, this is nitpicking, but such a high greens fee sort of demands it. The course conditions overall were very good (no points taken away for the recent aeration) but the fairway grass was a tad scruffy for my taste and on a couple holes there was some minor evidence of wrong grass invasion on the greens. It didn't affect play at all but was noticeable nonetheless.

Perhaps though, the premium charge here isn't about carpet fairways and valet service but the chance to take in one of the best designed public courses in the state. If I were to judge the course solely on how much fun I had playing and taking photos of it, then the premium price makes more sense.

This is one heck of a great golf course, and if the greens fee doesn't scare you off, you should definitely not think twice about playing here!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Architectural Masterpiece

I've played some of the best courses in the world and the architecture of True Blue is up there with the best. There are no boring straight away holes with the imagination and artistry of Mike Strantz being something to behold. The condition of the course wasn't as good as I had hoped but it was early season and everything else made up for it. I am a good golfer so I didn't find the course too difficult, but I could imagine it being a stern test for the lesser player.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Always nice

Playing True Blue once a year with a local golf group of 100 is always a treat for me. It's always in Dec and the course with the overseeding is in great shape. The greens were the best I have played all year. Highly recommend putting it on your play list if your in town.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played

TB

Great layout w/ best 3 finishing holes on Strand. Every level of golfer can be tested thru assorted tees. Classic test

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Thinking man's course

The best advice I got about the course was to remember to aim. The generous fairways invites you to just hit away. However, although you will likely find yourself on the fairway, it may not be the best position to attack the greens. The layout is challenging, the conditions terrific. And sand....

Highly recommend!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 31
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Nevada Advisor
First Time Playing

Poor conditions

Just played True Blue this past April 2019.

Pros-Incredible layout design, Mike Stranz’s designed courses are just a beautiful thing to see. Staff was friendly and easy to talk to. Played on a Tuesday afternoon shortly after we landed, barely saw anybody on the course which was magnificent. Loved the huge brawny course with wide, I mean very wide fairways. The bunkering designs were very cool.

Cons-This used to be a top 100 public golf course. If you look up any recent polls you probably won’t see it on the list. Now I’m sure this is a golf destination for a huge bulk of the golfers. We fly in, drive directly to the course and there’s no type of locker room? I mean there’s not even a bench to sit on? Is this a little petty? Maybe but I’d rather not change standing in pee next to the guy at the urinal. Biggest disappointment was the course conditions. The fairway bunkers are just basically hard pan which I figured is how it’s supposed to play but almost every green side bunker was a joke. Every bunker washed out with big rains that came a few days prior. Greens were slow and bumpy. Nobody was out there even attempting to fix the bunkers. Normally I wouldn’t complain but when the rack rate is 200 bucks this is unacceptable. I paid 159 since we played at 2pm but for that kind of money I expected much better conditions.

Would I recommend? Tough one cause the condition with the amount I paid is just too hard to justify. The only saving grace was the back 9 is absolutely breathtaking. Never seen anything so cool, the design just wows you.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Challenging but Fun Course

Played True Blue on a cold, wet day in mid January. Course was in excellent condition for time of year. Challenging layout requiring every shot in the bag. A visual masterpiece on a dead flat site. A must play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

January in Pawleys Island

Perfect day for golf in January! 70 degrees and sunny! Staff greetings were great as was the beverage cart girl Lydia. Great conditions to go with a great experience, I will be back

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Fun Golf!

Course was in GREAT condition even after the amount of rain in the area recently. Golf staff at bag drop and in the pro shop were beyond excellent. Unique from all the courses I have played in the Myrtle Beach area. Cant wait to go back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Special Place

The creative hazards and the overall design is so good that it will leave you wanting to play it over and over again. The conditions were tops for being in the winter and the staff was great. Cant wait to make it back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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