True Blue Golf Plantation

900 Blue Stem Drive,

Pawleys Island, South Carolina 29585

  • Office

    +1 (888) 483 6800 (toll free)
  • Pro shop

    +1 (843) 235 0900
  • Fax

    +1 (843) 235 0909
  • Golf pro

    Steve Dresser
  • Academy

    Steve Dresser Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open sandbelt course. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and limited residential.

  • Designer:

    Mike Stranz

SSS or slope

At the same location:

Just opposite True Blue GC is its sister course, the also highly-rated Mike Stranz-designed Caledonia G&FC (par-70, 6526 yds from back tees, rating 72.1).






How to get there:

27 mi SW of Myrtle Beach city centre.

True Blue Golf Plantation

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1998

True Blue Golf Plantation is the fourth golf course created by the late, great golf architect Mike Strantz. Next door at Caledonia Golf & Fishing Club is his first design. Stretching to 7,126 yards from the tips, this challenging layout sits on the site of the historic True Blue Plantation, a renowned 19th-century indigo and rice plantation.

Ranking with some of the best in South Carolina, this predominantly tree-lined "sandbelt" course provides a wonderful test for your all-round game. Large sandy waste areas line many of the fairways, along with woodland and occasionally good-sized ponds. Although absent on most holes, water makes is seriously present at the island-green par-3 3rd, U-shaped par-5 4th, and on the very testing closing trio. A must play if you are in the Myrtle Beach area.

Stay&Play at True Blue: luxury onsite condominiums and rental villas available; see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: Myrtle Beach


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Contact club for golf rates.

Other information

Walking permitted.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

In existence since the early-1700s, the True Blue plantation was originally owned by Anthony Shorey. His son Anthony Shorey Jr gave the property to his sister, Ann Shorey Pawley, who passed it to her son, George Pawley. The name True Blue is derived from the indigo plant which was grown on the plantation for use in making blue dye.

Published ranking

South Carolina's 31st best course (Golf Digest, 2023/24).


  • True Blue Resort Villas

    9841 Hwy 17 South, Pawleys Island, SC

    +1 (888) 483 6800 (toll free)

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    True Blue Resort Villas features spacious and well appointed 2 & 3 bedroom condos and full size garden homes. Enjoy an array of amenities including outdoor pools, outdoor jacuzzis, tennis court, childrens playground, outdoor grills and restaurant.

    • Golf at this hotel:


    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Litchfield; River Club; Tradition Club; Willbrook Plantation; Caledonia; Heritage Club; True Blue; Pawleys Plantation.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      TPC Myrtle Beach; Prestwick; Arrowhead; Legends.

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