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Course designer Mike Stranz has truly built a Lowcountry masterpiece, with fertile landscape of twisted live oaks and towering pines, tidal creeks and salt marshes as the backdrop for this magnificent course. True Blue Golf Plantation has been recognized by Golf Digest as the “No. 1 Public Course in the Myrtle Beach Area”, and made the list of “America’s Top 100 Public Courses.” The most recognized holes at True Blue are actually the first set of holes that includes two par 5’s and an island green par 3. Players that survive the first four at close to “their par” are setup for a good scoring day. So be ready at the first tee.
One of the Grand Strand’s premier designs along with sister course Caledonia, True Blue Golf Plantation has recently earned an overall rating of 8.8 from reviewers at the Myrtle Beach Golf Insider, garnering praise for course conditions, scenic views, and course layout.
Most over-valued course in MB, the practice facilities, greens, tees, cart paths, course information and overall course maintenance were extremely poor, by far the worst of the 7 courses we played this week. The price should be $70, not $170. Further, a number of holes are blind tee shots, no course information was provided on the tees or in the form of a players handbook, which should be included for that price. Do not waste your money here, play the TPC instead, better course and experience.
No GPS, cart paths difficult and poorly maintained. No club scrubbers. Course layout was confusing and inconvienient.
After all the rains, cart path only which makes for a long day, but still a great course with beautiful holes. It played extremely long because of the wet conditions but I would return in a heartbeat. We got a deal and paid just $59 a person which was good. I wouldn't pay some of the standard fees for this course but it was worth the money. The girl at the bag drop was very friendly and helpful advising us of some of the other area courses to play. Pace was great because of the 10 minute tee times, not 8. Wide open fairways but LOTS of sand and water as well. A great day.
What a beautiful course. Unfortunately we played the day after it had 3 of rain. Cart path only, and the starter told us to try and keep our round at 4.5 hrs. The bigger joke was that they came around timing us to ensure that we were compliant. I would to play the course under dryer conditions. The greens were great the fairways manicured nicely, but the course was just too wet to really enjoy it to its fullest. The waste areas are a visual distraction off the tee for sure, but if you missed the fairway and landed in one, they were so firm there was no problem hitting out. The greenside bunkers I'd say was the only drawback that I noticed. There was very little sand at best. More of a dirt consistency which in term became mud after the rain. If you have a chance to play this course, its a good one to put on the list.
We were concerned, it's known as a great layout and highly regarded by all the publications, but had heard the conditioning was off earlier this Spring, overall we thought the course was really good. Manicured bunkers, fairways mowed tight,the greens had some thin spots but rolled well overall. Real gem of a layout with friendly staff.
My wife and I visit MB every Spring and Fall. We heard the winter was rough here. The course is usually in excellent condition, overall it was good, not great this trip. Have played it at least a dozen times and it is one of our favorites.
Terrible shape tee to greens was told they had a bad freeze which caused the conditions to be as bad as they were. Only problem the other 4 courses we played next door were not affected. Save your money.
We were rushed and there was nowhere to go waiting on every shot not what you would expect
Enjoyed the course very much.
Best conditions of the week! Coupled with a great pro shop staff.
Super course. Highly recommend for a to do playlist.
A great second shot course. Great design.
Played here 3 times love this place as always greens,tee boxes,fairways great condition this course has it all great par 5's good mix of par 4's tough par 3's this place is a tough test also on 18 saw a gator in fairway sand trap staff was great too
Very beautifull course but the Green or not in good shape
Big rain night befofe but nice course
What a great day. Staff was awesome, very friendly and helpful. We played in under 4 hours on a beautiful course like this, can't ask for much more than that! Solid 10 in my book, will be back.
Phenomenal course from 1-18! Love the 5 par 5's and 5 par 3's really gives you a chance to grip and rip drive and score well as well. Staff was great, our group makes this the last day with Caledonia every year! We will see you again next year! - Greg
Cart paths are way too far from tee boxes and greens. Speed of play is hurt by this. I would never play this course again.
A little bummed out that I was not told greens had been recently punched when I called to make reservation. After we got past that I loved the course. Great imagination, beautiful views, very unique looking par 3's. if I was told ahead of time about greens, I would have made other arrangements. Played Caladonia to make it a 36 hole day...thought that track was fantastic in every way. From condition to the people...I will be back, soon.
Sand traps were awful
This is a must play course. The fair conditions I checked above were a result of the heavy rains they've had over the last week. It was cart paths only and the fairways were very wet ! Normally the conditions would be excellent. The holes are challenging but fair. Beautiful layout but a long walk if cart paths only. My wife, a high handicap also enjoyed the course> I played from the whites, I'm 71 but the 2 guys who they paired us with are big hitters and they also played from the whites. They each own a condo there and ate low handicaps and big hitters. Accuracy to the greens is the challenge. Highly recommended.
The employees have forgotten that the customer is important. They did not use good judgemnent in customer relations involving starting and pace of play. We will not return here. Course conditions were good.
Great golf experience. The course guide book is an absolute must or you will be in real trouble off the tees on most holes.
True Blue was great. If u are wondering if u want to play here, YOU SHOULD. The greens are perfect (11.5 - 12) Phil the cart guy was a great asset to the course. He was very helpful and nice. We went off at 12 and was able to play 27. Replay was $40 for 9.
Nicest course we played. Loved the practice areas. Free range balls and friendly staff were nice perks.
The fairways were in great condition and the on-course staff were great. The greens had been plugged within the last 2 weeks so they were not in great condition. Would recommend this course to low handicappers. Might be tough for the higher handicappers.
Greens are way too fast for the average player.
Way overpriced for the value; if you like hitting out of someone's footprint from a greenside bunker then go there. They stopped maintaining their sand traps and I will never return. Better places to play for the money.
Love the course. Would like to have GPS in carts to make it even better. There were, though, plenty of markings to show distance.
This course is a monster from even the Blue tees, let alone the Black. The fairways are larger than any I have ever played, which takes a couple holes to get used to. Greens were the best we played all week. A must-play if your visiting Myrtle.
Wide fairways and large greens were a nice contrast to the length of the course. The cart paths in the sand bordering nearly every hole was a unique feature and made the course a little more playable in the event of an errant ball.
Long, hard fairway bunkers/cart paths were NOT enjoyable aspects of the course. In fact, all wet, hard bunkers after a week without rain were very disappointing.
Great course, great time. A must for anyone visiting Myrtle Beach to play golf.
Fantastic course - I highly recommend. Lots of room off the tees. Gets tough from there but the course is playable, you won't lose many balls, but is very challenging.
Course was cart path only due to overseeding and watering for the same. It would have been beneficial to have had cart GPS, and for the price of the green fees should have been a standard. Greens run very true.
Stunning course, loved the fairways, like walking on a carpet.
Greens not as smooth as expected. Overall experience was good and will return in the future.
Along with Caledonia, True Blue is without question the finest golf course and facility on the Grand Strand. Bottom line, it doesn't get any better than this.
Challenging course, Fairly placed hazards. The sand traps were not kept well. I would suggest the sister course Caledonia over True Blue. Great clubhouse! Great time to have a drink after the round and watch the action to the 18th green.
Unfortunately we were only a twosome; still the play took 5.5 hrs; we were behind two very very slow threesomes. the course beautiful but the play so slow..it was a miserable day. The attitude in the pro show was bad...they paid and like everyone else they deserve to play. This is crap...they desired to play within an alloted time and if they couldn't keep up the pace they should have been made to pick up. Unfortunately we will not return to True Blue simply because of this laissez faire attitude.
Can't wait to play here again.
Very challenging course from the blue tees. Just enough sand and water to keep the driver important.
Posted on 09/18
Marsh grasses, ponds, waste and sand bunkers. Any old course can plunk a hazard down and affect a hole. Some designers, however, found a way to get really creative with theirs. The Perfect Round series showing the best of Grand Strand golf includes several holes where the hazard not only alters strategy and playability - it is directly responsible for the hole’s personality. - Read More
Posted on 07/03
South Carolina’s Grand Strand has a large number of courses where the layouts were built throughout magnificent tree lines offering some shade. What’s more, many of them are situated in natural breezeways that give players some reprieve from the summer heat. - Read More
Posted on 05/15
The results are in, and Myrtle Beach’s Perfect Round project speak to an underlying truth more often than not. Some golf course architects have something most others do not. - Read More
Posted on 05/01
The Perfect Round project, spearheaded by Myrtle Beach Golf Trips with the help of the South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel, selected the best 18 holes along South Carolina’s Grand Strand. Ten of the holes were Par 4s, and five of those will be dissected here. - Read More
Posted on 03/16
Panel Says Some Of Myrtle Beach's Best Golf Holes Are At Caledonia, Grande Dunes, TPC Myrtle Beach, Pawleys Plantation, Tidewater And Willbrook Plantation - Read More
Posted on 02/01
Amid the hoopla of the Myrtle Beach golf scene is a conglomeration of 11 of the finest courses the area has to offer. Together, their distinction comes with a separate moniker - the Waccamaw Golf Trail. From the north end of Murrells Inlet down to the southern tip of Pawleys Island, those tracks represent high-end golf with a Lowcountry feel. Centuries-old plantations, bending rivers and moss-covered oaks are incorporated into some fantastic designs that as a whole are unattainable anywhere else - Read More
Posted on 12/02
We continue our multi-part series with four reasons to point the compass down from Myrtle Beach proper and take advantage of the Waccamaw Golf Trail. - Read More
Posted on 09/15
When Golf's editors recently released their 2016/2017 “Top 100 Courses You Can Play” list and “Best In State” rankings, they confirmed the Myrtle Beach area has the best collection of golf courses in the country. - Read More
Posted on 08/01
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Posted on 03/24
For those with spring fever looking for a bit of guidance, the ones who’ve already experienced Grand Strand golf in 2016 are weighing in at the Myrtle Beach Golf Insider with their thoughts on the area’s hottest-trending courses heading into the peak season. - Read More
Posted on 03/10
Heritage Club, Glen Dornoch Waterway Golf Links and Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club have joined impressive company with their first-time inclusion in the South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel’s “Top 50 Golf Courses” rankings for 2016. - Read More