Caledonia Golf & Fish Club
369 Caledonia Dr
Pawleys Island, SC 29585, United States

Built upon the site of a working southern rice plantation, Caledonia has been ranked in Golf Magazine's "Top 100 You Can Play" and named one of "America's 100 Greatest Public Courses" by Golf Digest. The course entrance is lined with centuries old live oaks, leading to an antebellum-styled clubhouse, although the course dates to January of 1994 and a design by the late Mike Strantz.

The club's toll-free telephone is 800.483.6800, while their mailing address is:
PO Box 1320
Pawleys Island SC 29585-1320
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Guest Policy:open
Season Start:Year-round, weather permitting
Driving Range:none
Short Game Practice:yes

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Date Golfer Score
8/30/22 Stbarrett89 87
8/9/22 ctieche 105
7/28/22 Toby Richards 86
7/5/22 Bryan Carter 85
6/26/22 Lawrence Worrilow 90
5/28/22 Steven Daniels 98
5/1/22 Tmbyrne50 102
4/28/22 grins1 87
4/26/22 John Lewis 84
4/10/22 Steve Contois 92
3/29/22 Jeff Goodrich 93
3/14/22 Steven Daniels 87

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Recent Reviews - 7/20/17
To golfers in Myrtle Beach and those who travel from many miles away, Caledonia Golf and Fish Club is Myrtle Beach golf. Since opening to the public in January 1994, Caledonia has rapidly gained and maintained a reputation as one of the premier resort courses in America. In 2016, Golf Magazine ranked Caledonia as one of the “Top 100 Courses You Can Play” and Golf Week placed it on its list of “Top 100 Resort Courses in America” for 2016 and 2017.

A quick look at the scorecard tells you that at 6,526 yards from the back tees, this Mike Strantz masterpiece is not likely to overwhelm the long hitter. But consider that it’s a par 70 course and the rating/slope from the tips is 71.8/138, and you quickly learn this course is no pushover. In fact, the White Tees at 5,710 yards (67.6/127) will show most golfers a challenge and a good time.

Ask any newcomer to the course which hole was their favorite, and the majority will choose Number 18. It’s a 377-yard par 4 that requires something less than driver off the tee. The goal here is to avoid the water and leave yourself a second shot, over water into an oddly angled green that has two tiers. The top tier tends to funnel back towards the water. Bunkers surround the green and to top things off, you may have a gallery watching your approach and putt from the balcony directly behind the green. It’s fun and intimidating at the same time!

I asked several members and Assistant Professional Mike Foley the same question and, interesting enough, all agreed that the risk/reward par 5, Number 8 was their favorite. At 512 yards from the Blue Tees, a well-struck drive off the tee over the left fairway bunker on the right leaves you with a decision. The rest of the hole plays downhill and a good drive will leave around 225 yards to the green. Again, it’s downhill, which makes it play shorter, however there is a pond in front of the green that you must carry. Something else to consider is pin location. If it’s front, it is slightly above water level. If it’s a back pin, the upper level of the green sits about four feet higher. It’s the ultimate risk/reward hole on the course.

My favorite was Number 10, a 531-yard par 5 that I almost reached in two. Fairway bunkers on either side create a narrow landing area for your drive and the waste bunker dotted with grass islands that make up the right side of the fairway is an imposing obstacle to overcome on your layup. The double-tiered green demands a good long look if you want to score well here – unfortunately I did not!

Even the short par 3, 9th hole (110 yards/Blue Tees) requires a certain amount of distance control and accuracy. Although it’s short, it’s all carry over sand, and with the green being very shallow, the two back bunkers see a lot of play. Number 7 is a short but interesting hole. It plays 346 yards from the Blue Tees and, with a right-side pin placement, 9 out of 10 players will have to play their approach shot over or under a massive moss-draped oak tree. Find the fairway bunker on the left off the tee and big numbers await.

After your round, do what many locals and other golfers do and visit the restaurant in the Old South-style clubhouse. They have a tremendous menu and, of course, your favorite post-golf libations. Now it’s your turn to sit in a porch rocker and offer encouragement on fellow golfers’ approach to the 18th green.

No round at Caledonia is complete without a souvenir of the day’s events and the pro shop can hook you up with a hat, shirt or towel from your favorite designer, complete with the Caledonia logo.
  MichaelLee610 - 10/20/14
Great course. Enjoy the 18th with a gallery on the veranda. Then grab a beverage of your choice and join the gallery and watch those behind you navigate a great finishing hole.
  Rob1899 - 8/29/14
Absolutely stunning track. The greens were lightning fast, the rough was manageable and the bunkers were in great shape. Definitely worth whatever you pay to play.
  GWeiss98 - 8/3/14
Unless you're a member at Augusta National, this may be the best course you get to play. Caledonia is perfectly manicured everywhere. The design is difficult in places, forgiving in others, and enjoyable all the way around. Lots of scenic views and beautiful landscaping provide a memorable experience. If you can play here for less than $150 (we played for less than $100), you're crazy if you don't take advantage of the opportunity to play a true gem.
  Ccie2711 - 4/14/14
Still one of my favorites in MB based on a beautiful layout and fun course. I am afraid they are getting a little too full of themselves though. We paid $200 to play there this past weekend and it is not worth that. The course was in decent shape but not what you would expect for the price. I am sure I will play it again but not at that rate. Most I would pay is $120.
  ParPlease - 12/1/13
The experience was great! Naturally being the off season, the course wasn't as green as it likely is in the spring, summer and early fall month. But don't be detoured, the course was still great. Even despite a lot of rain the previous week before our trip. Staff and restaurant was nice. 18th green is right in front of porch and we had people in the rocking chairs complementing the good putts and shots in we had. Only unfortunate thing is that they don't have a driving practice range. They said that they utilize True Blue's range and I could drive over there if I wanted.... Not really that appealing.
  Mrduke1 - 8/7/13
My favorite course, and look forward to playing it every year.
  Mike Roy II - 7/30/13
Great Course. Beautiful scenery. Always in great shape.
  Shootn4par - 7/23/13
This is a course that I will play every time I plan a trip to Myrtle Beach.
  BHOWIE - 7/3/13
This was my favorite course out of the ten we got to play. Everything was in great condition. This course is one I would want to play on every visit.
  bklyn180 - 5/24/13
Best on the Strand
  russreader - 4/17/13
Great course. Beautiful and challenging. Sea food chowder is fantastic!
  emmingel - 3/22/13
Nice course but overrated for the price. A little on the short side so not much use for Driver on many holes. I know it's early in year but other courses played in better condition.
  dalebult1 - 3/13/13
Awesome round of golf, got to try the catfish chowder. Greens rolled true, had 2 birdies on two of the par 3's. Great course
  dsing23 - 10/14/12
Very nice course! Neat layout with some fun dog legs. Gator on the fairway was pretty cool too! Overall a pretty course. Staff was great also.
  cakkus - 10/13/12
Heaven in South Carolina! Played it many times and every time it was exciting!
  mgalli - 5/17/12
Great condition. THE best 19th hole with rocking chairs and tables on the deck overlooking the 18th. Plenty of challenges, but fair for all kinds of golfers. Might be a tad short for long hitters, but a great test. Pricey, but worth it. Best we played this year. (True Blue may be better AND has the driving range to warm up. Only a short game warm up area here.)
  indmocv - 4/17/12
I've played this course every year for the last 8 years. It gets better every time. One of the best courses in South Carolina. Mike Strantz was a legend.
  KFDHFD - 11/22/11
Best Course In Myrtle Beach. Only draw back was we played the course when they over-seeded the fairways. Long walks when cart path only in effect.
  Ollie0203 - 11/7/11
This is one of the best courses you will ever play at Pawleys Island.
  ButchyBoy - 11/5/11
Best golf course I've played in Myrtle Beach. Fairways and greens in great condition. I go to MB every year and will play every visit.
  terr5474 - 11/4/11
The most beautiful course I've ever played -- and that includes Pebble Beach. Above average difficulty -- particular hole 18.
  BUNKYJ - 9/28/11
Most beautiful course at the beach in South Carolina!
  jbshepherds - 8/12/11
Awesome Course so well manicured and the staff is freindly.
  pat_isabelle - 7/9/11
Wow!!! best I sceen in Myrtle.... Staff is a little snob, if the staff was more friendly this would be a must play for everyone but they make you feel like you should nt be playing there course.... too bad!!!!!
  Dannyboy1234 - 5/16/11
I have a difficult time finding something I didn't like about this course. The price is steep ($188) but the conditions are impeccable. The back 9 is much more difficult than the front. I recommend playing The Heritage if you liked this course.
  JHBryant - 4/11/10
This is the best golf course I have ever played. It is worth every bit of the green fees. I will save this course for the last day everytime I get to Myrtle Beach.
  nbryden - 2/28/10
Probably the best course that I have ever played - exquisite.
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