After designing the universally well-received and highly successful Caledonia Golf & Fish Club course, golf course architect Mike Strantz was given free rein in designing its sister course, the True Blue Golf Course. And he built a bruiser.

While it was marketed to low handicappers after opening in 1998, it’s seen several changes over the years that have made it a course for players of all skill levels. Still, it remains one of the Grand Strand’s most challenging. Golf Digest, Golf Magazine, and Golfweek rank it as one of the state’s top courses, and it features wide fairways, a fairly hefty change in elevation, natural terrain, and lots of sand. Other features include water in play on six of its holes, hidden cart paths, and medium-sized greens.

While five sets of tees make the course accessible for players of all skill levels, make no mistake that this course can be challenging with island greens, multi-tiered greens, jagged bunkers, water and sand hazards, and more. An upscale course with all the amenities a golfer could want, the course measures 7,126 from the back tees.