Caledonia Golf and Fish Club located in Pawleys Island opened in 1994 and has received many accolades for its beauty and southern charm. Ranked #27 in Golf Magazine’s 2014 "Top 100 You Can Play," Caledonia is annually ranked as one of “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses” lby Golf Digest.
When arriving at Caledonia Golf and Fish Club you are instantly made aware of its natural beauty with the live oak-lined drive that majestically leads you to the Southern-styled clubhouse. Caledonia is known for having 18 signature holes, but one cannot forget the picturesque, par-4 18th that borders the plantation’s old rice field. With a forced carry over water to the green, Caledonia’s finishing hole afforts spectators the opportunity to enjoy a beverage while sitting on rocking chairs watching approach shots.
Caledonia is renowned by locals and frequent visitors for its superb restaurant – not only because of its stellar menu, but also its charming atmosphere. Caledonia can boast having no homes on the course – just moss-draped oaks and streams that meander throughout the course. The late Mike Strantz has designed a course that gained a reputation as not only one of the premier courses in the area, but in the United States. Caledonia continues to get rave reviews from guests who play it for the first time and from those who play it year after year.
by Gerald (Burtonsville, MD) - 09/16/2016
Having not played Caledonia in 5 years, my memories were not let down. What a fabulous course and services.
by Jason (Haddon Heights, NJ) - 06/09/2016
Amazing layout and great course!
by George - 05/17/2016
Caledonia is a perfect example of a high end Country club. It is absolutely perfect for a low handicap golfer with money to burn. It is a fantastic design throughout all 18 holes however the degree of difficulty and a $200 greens fee make it A one time only must see course for the average and higher handicap Player on a budget. There are 18 signature holes here and the coziest clubhouse/veranda anywhere. The overall ambience cannot be beat. It would be a great course to watch Senior PGA tour players carve their way around. It would be a great TV course. Now the negatives: It will really wear out the average player going around for the first time without members inside knowledge of the course. They do not have room on location for a driving range so you need to go down the road to the sister course True Blue to get a full warm-up (which you will definitely need). Also the lack of space caused the design route to be quite convoluted and confusing if you don't know your way around. Although this allowed The designer to make the best use of the land available to create the best holes, it does cause a distraction while trying to navigate a difficult course. It gives the overall feeling of a course that has been rerouted several times and definitely interrupts the flow of the game. One Other item in the same category is that all of the holes are roped off along the Cart paths. This works well I am sure in maintaining the condition of the course however once again it creates an annoying break in the flow of the game while you have to spend time looking for how to access the fairways. Bottom line is this is a fabulous course that isn't for everyone on a regular basis.
by Craig - 04/27/2016
Just a great golfing experience. Course was in excellent shape. Nothing beats the after round veranda hang.
by Jeff - 04/04/2016
Top notch great conditions and visually stunning course. Played from the proper tees it is our groups favorite Myrtle Beach course.
by Fast Pitch - 03/13/2016
Great condition, greens in great shape but slow in afternoon and pace of play was great but overall it's just not worth the $$$$$ price. With no driving range and a small chipping, putting area for that price thumbs down and there's so many courses in area that offer the same if not more and it's just a money grab in prime season.
by Tom - 10/07/2015
Beautiful Course, Best course in Myrtle Beach area.
by Bill - 09/26/2015
The Best in MB by far! Conditions outstanding and staff knows how to make you feel at Home.
by Robert (Neptune, NJ) - 09/06/2015
My favorite Grand Strand course period. If it was in NJ I would belong. Eagled 7 and parred 18 which was wonderful
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