Course designer Mike Stranz has really 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 has been recognized by Golf Digest as the “No. 1 Public Golf 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.
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.
9 by TC - 07/27/2015
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.
10 by Markus - 06/11/2015
Wow - you should go there and play it! It is a tough, demanding but wonderful golf course. That's a course which could have been designed by mother nature. A lot of sand, quite some water, wonderful bunkers along the water, fantastic and stunning layout. It is just a great course which can not be compared with it's sister course Caledonia (see my other review), which also is fantastic but in a very different way.
You either need to have long hits/drives to make a good score or you play very tactically. It's anyway a fair course since the fairways are broad and huge. The quality of the course was awesome, just one green showed spots which they try to regrass. Everything else was just cool. Staff was great, clubhouse as well, there's nothing which would prevent me to play it again.
8 by Guy (Mississauga, ON) - 06/07/2015
Greens were not as good as previous years.
9 by Tim (Chandler, AZ) - 05/29/2015
Good course with a lot of interesting holes but the greens were slow.
8 by Jase - 05/18/2015
When I organised our 2 week trip for 16 golfers we had a free day on the 1st Saturday so I booked True Blue for 6 of us as I had heard great things and chose it over the other premium courses (Caledonia/Dunes Club). What a disappointment to find the greens were terrible. How courses can charge full price when greens are so bad is beyond me and shows complete disdain for the paying customer. The course itself was a great layout but the $149 cost with terrible greens spoiled the day.
10 by Darren - 05/06/2015
We've wanted to play this course for a few trips now. We loved the layout, but the greens really struggle thru this winter apparently. Still we could appreciated what the course potential is, but the greens were disappointing. Mother Nature beat her this winter apparently. Rest of the course was very good though, & we will play it again. After playing here we did a rebook, thru them, at Caledonia for the same day & that course was in amazing condition (I was told they have different grass on their greens which made a HUGE difference). True Blue has a practice area which was nice. Well stocked pro shop for shirts etc. Staff was very good.
9 by Tom (Kannapolis, NC) - 05/06/2015
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.
8 by Ed - 04/26/2015
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.
6 by Tony (Fairfax, VA) - 04/21/2015
Interesting layout but very disappointed with course conditions, especially the conditions of the greens. Fuzzy, uncut, patchy, bare spots, and inconsistent. Green-side bunkers treated as waste bunkers and unkempt is a joke. Fairways patchy in places. Far over-priced for the condition. There are $35 munis in MB that are in better condition.
3 by Joe P. - 04/20/2015
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.
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