True Blue

900 Blue Stem Dr, Pawleys Island, 29585     (888) 293-7385
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Average rating based on 442 reviews
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EARLY A.M.
$139
7 to 7:59 a.m.
AFTERNOON
$139
Noon to 3:29 p.m.
MORNING
$139
8 to 11:59 a.m.
EVENING
$139
3:30 to 6p.m.
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DESCRIPTION
About True Blue

Mike Strantz did a fine job designing his fourth signature course, True Blue. In 1998, True Blue was immediately praised upon opening next to Strantz’s previously designed course, Caledonia Golf & Fish Club. Because of his work at both courses, Strantz went on to win the 1998 award for “Architect of the Year.”


True Blue is a par-72 course which can stretch up to 7,126. Strantz designed this course keeping true to the natural beauty of the 19th century indigo and rice plantation that True Blue is set on. He also tried to design the course after his muses of Pine Valley and Pinehurst #2.


The layout of this course is fun, dynamic, dramatic, and somewhat challenging. True Blue features many elevation changes, sprawling fairways, and undulating greens. Because of its setting, this Pawleys Island course offers a more relaxed atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of Myrtle Beach, and True Blue offers a beautiful view of oak trees, tall pines, salt marshes, and tidal creeks, giving golfers a glimpse of the Lowcountry.


In addition to Strantz’s award for his design, True Blue has won various awards recognizing the quality of the layout. In fact, True Blue made the list of “America’s Top 100 Public Course” and also won the award for the “No. 1 Public Course in the Myrtle Beach Area.”


With five sets of tees at each hole, True Blue offers the opportunity for players of all skill-sets to enjoy a round of golf. So when you are in the Myrtle Beach area, True Blue is a must-play for all golfers.

AT AT GLANCE
Course Details
  • Par: 72
  • Slope: 145
  • Yardage: 6,842
  • # of Holes: 18
  • Designed By: Mike Strantz
  • Year Opened: 1998
  • Greens: Tif Eagle Bermuda
  • Type of Course: Public
  • Accepts singles?Yes
  • Kids play free?No
USER REVIEWS

True Blue Player Ratings

Overall rating based on 442 reviews. Currently showing the last 20 player reviews from Myrtle Beach Golf Insider:

Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 2

"No GPS, cart paths difficult and poorly maintained. No club scrubbers. Course layout was confusing and inconvienient."

  • Tees:
    2.5
  • Greens:
    3.5
  • Fairways:
    0.5
  • Pro shop:
    3.5
  • Grill:
    3
  • Staff:
    1.5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.5

"One of my new favorite courses. Immaculate condition only a few weeks after the hurricane. Greens were perfect and held good shots unlike the hardness of many of the Myrtle Beach courses that are rock hard."

  • Tees:
    4.5
  • Greens:
    5
  • Fairways:
    5
  • Pro shop:
    4.5
  • Grill:
    3
  • Staff:
    5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.5

"Course layout was amazing and the conditions were the same. Plush, carpeted fairways ran uninterrupted all the way to pristine greens. Course has lots of characters and is more of a "cousin" to Caledonia as opposed to a "sister course". Of the Strantz courses I have played True Blue is more closely related to Tot Hill Farms with a dash of Tobacco Road thrown in. Club house is small, but nice with very friendly staff. Restaurant food was excellent, but 2/3 of the staff were less than friendly. The back patio is very similar to Caledonia in that people can sit out back and eat and drink while watching golfers hit long irons into a green surrounded by water on the left and back. The golf boards are absolutely amazing! Very tricky the first couple of holes, but once we got the hang of them we were sold. Definitely the highlight of the trip! I highly recommend them. Just be careful not to almost plow over the lovely cart caddy Olivia as I almost did! Blasted sticky acclerator!:)"

  • Tees:
    5
  • Greens:
    5
  • Fairways:
    5
  • Pro shop:
    4.5
  • Grill:
    4
  • Staff:
    5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.5

"We played here in April last year and the course condition was awful so was a bit concerned about it. However, this trip the condition was very good. The pro shop is well stocked and we all thought the grill was a level above other clubs in the area. One positive (negative?) is that many of the fairways are very wide so accuracy off the tee is not essential. Overall, the whole experience was very impressive and well worth another return visit."

  • Tees:
    4.5
  • Greens:
    4.5
  • Fairways:
    4.5
  • Pro shop:
    5
  • Grill:
    5
  • Staff:
    4.5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.5

"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."

  • Tees:
    5
  • Greens:
    5
  • Fairways:
    4.5
  • Pro shop:
    5
  • Grill:
    4.5
  • Staff:
    5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.5

"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."

  • Tees:
    4.5
  • Greens:
    5
  • Fairways:
    5
  • Pro shop:
    5
  • Grill:
    5
  • Staff:
    3
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.5

"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."

  • Tees:
    5
  • Greens:
    4.5
  • Fairways:
    5
  • Pro shop:
    4.5
  • Grill:
    4.5
  • Staff:
    5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4

"Greens were not as good as previous years."

  • Tees:
    4
  • Greens:
    1.5
  • Fairways:
    4.5
  • Pro shop:
    4.5
  • Grill:
    4.5
  • Staff:
    4.5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.5

"Good course with a lot of interesting holes but the greens were slow."

  • Tees:
    4.5
  • Greens:
    4.5
  • Fairways:
    4.5
  • Pro shop:
    5
  • Grill:
    5
  • Staff:
    4.5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 3.5

"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."

  • Tees:
    4
  • Greens:
    2
  • Fairways:
    4.5
  • Pro shop:
    4
  • Grill:
    3.5
  • Staff:
    4
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.5

"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."

  • Tees:
    5
  • Greens:
    4
  • Fairways:
    5
  • Pro shop:
    5
  • Grill:
    4.5
  • Staff:
    5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4

"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."

  • Tees:
    4.5
  • Greens:
    4
  • Fairways:
    4
  • Pro shop:
    4.5
  • Grill:
    4
  • Staff:
    4.5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4

"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."

  • Tees:
    4
  • Greens:
    3.5
  • Fairways:
    4
  • Pro shop:
    4.5
  • Grill:
    4.5
  • Staff:
    4.5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 3

"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."

  • Tees:
    3
  • Greens:
    0.5
  • Fairways:
    1.5
  • Pro shop:
    4.5
  • Grill:
    3.5
  • Staff:
    4.5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 1

"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."

  • Tees:
    1.5
  • Greens:
    0.5
  • Fairways:
    1
  • Pro shop:
    2.5
  • Grill:
    0.5
  • Staff:
    2.5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 3

"Have played this course many times over the years and considered it one of the top 5 on the Strand. Not this year. Was in very poor condition, from tees to fairways to greens. Certainly not worth the cost of the round. It was as poor as Caledonia was last year. Maybe they can bring it back. I hope so because it is a great layout."

  • Tees:
    3
  • Greens:
    1
  • Fairways:
    1.5
  • Pro shop:
    4.5
  • Grill:
    5
  • Staff:
    5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4.5

"Wet from rain all week but playable! Lots of walking when cart path only. The entire staff was super! The girls in the restaurant were great! Cheap breakfast, fast and good!!! Will be returning!!!"

  • Tees:
    5
  • Greens:
    4.5
  • Fairways:
    4.5
  • Pro shop:
    5
  • Grill:
    5
  • Staff:
    5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 5

"Awesome course, can't wait till we play it in the spring."

  • Tees:
    5
  • Greens:
    5
  • Fairways:
    5
  • Pro shop:
    5
  • Grill:
    5
  • Staff:
    5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4

"Think their grass is made of golf; cannot get near the greens. Slow greens."

  • Tees:
    4
  • Greens:
    3.5
  • Fairways:
    4
  • Pro shop:
    4
  • Grill:
    4
  • Staff:
    4.5
Played on:
OVERALL SCORE
 4

"Excellent."

  • Tees:
    4.5
  • Greens:
    5
  • Fairways:
    4.5
  • Pro shop:
    4
  • Grill:
    4
  • Staff:
    4.5
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