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Hammock Coast golf courses win national accolades from GolfWeek, GolfPass

Golfweek magazine ranked Caledonia as the 45th best resort course in America.

Two of the game’s most respected media outlets added to the region’s accolades, bestowing honors on three region courses

PAWLEYS ISLAND, South Carolina, USA, January 14, 2022 / — South Carolina’s Hammock Coast™ has long been considered one of America’s premier golf destinations, and two of the game’s most respected media outlets have added to the region’s accolades, bestowing honors on a trio of courses in the region.

“Golfweek’s Best 2022: Top 200 Resort Golf Courses in the US” ranked Caledonia Golf & Fish Club and True Blue Golf Club among the most desirable amenities in the nation. The first solo design by legendary architect Mike Strantz, Caledonia was 45th on the prestigious list, ranking ahead of courses that have hosted major championships and PGA Tour events.

True Blue, Caledonia’s sister course and also a Strantz design, was No. 77, adding to the ever-popular layout’s top 100 honors list.

Caledonia is renowned for the unforgettable combination of the architectural genius of Strantz and the beauty of the region’s Lowcountry. The course runs along the waters of Waccamaw Neck and through vast live oak trees draped in Spanish moss, a combination that attracts players from across the country.

True Blue is the boldest design on the Hammock Coast, with expansive fairways, greens and waste bunkers. Trash bunkers provide a rugged look that players love. Home to five par 5s and five par 3s, True Blue is unconventional in all the best ways and a joy to play.

GolfPass, the Golf Channel’s travel portal, has released its “Golfers’ Choice 2022: Best golf courses in South Carolina” ranking, a list compiled based on ratings submitted by members of the website’s community throughout the year.

Unsurprisingly, a trio of Hammock Coast courses have been ranked among Palmetto State’s top 25 layouts. Sixth-ranked Caledonia led the way, followed by No. 11 Heritage Club and No. 22 True Blue.

A design by Dan Maples, Heritage plays through majestic live oak trees and is home to the region’s hilliest green complexes, delighting players.

While Caledonia, True Blue and Heritage are some of the premier amenities on the Hammock Coast, they are not the only ones to deliver an award-winning experience. Pawleys Plantation, a Jack Nicklaus design that plays alongside a tidal marsh, Tradition Club and Willbrook Plantation form the heart of the Waccamaw Golf Trail, a collection of courses that offer stay-and-play packages along the Hammock Coast .

Home to nine of the Hammock Coast’s 13 courses, Pawleys Island is at the heart of the local golf scene, luring players with the promise of exceptional designs, stunning natural beauty and laid-back charm.

In addition to exceptional golf, players enjoy Hammock Coast accommodations that include beachfront homes, full-service resorts, golf course condos and traditional hotel rooms, enhancing the enjoyment of a trip.

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About the South Carolina Hammock Coast
Georgetown County’s laid-back charm and Southern hospitality has earned it the nickname Hammock Coast. Adventure and relaxation blend in perfect harmony, like the ebb and flow of the waves on the county’s famous beaches. With six communities – Garden City, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield, Pawleys Island, Georgetown and Andrews – comprising the pristine coastal area between Myrtle Beach and Charleston, visitors can experience South Carolina’s Hammock Coast like never before.
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