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Dunes Club, Caledonia Earn National Honors

11/24/2010

The honors keep piling up for two of the most popular Myrtle Beach golf courses – Dunes Club and Caledonia Golf & Fish Club.

Golfweek magazine, one of the game’s leading weekly publications, released its list of the country’s best Resort Courses and the two Myrtle Beach golf favorites were among the most highly regarded. Caledonia, a Mike Strantz design located in Pawleys Island, was ranked No. 21, and the Dunes Club, a classic Robert Trent Jones layout, was No. 30.
 


The honors are nothing new for either course. Both Caledonia and the Dunes Club are also ranked among the nation’s top 100 public layouts by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine.

Caledonia was Strantz’s first solo design and it’s equal parts art and architecture. Set on the remains of a centuries old rice plantation, the course oozes lowcountry beauty. The half-mile road into Caledonia is framed by soaring live oak trees and is arguably the most dramatic entrance in golf. The course itself is no less stunning, capped by the 18th hole, which plays over water into an antebellum style clubhouse.

The Dunes Club has long been one of the most revered Myrtle Beach golf courses.  The course was the area’s first nationally renowned layout, hosting the US Women’s Open, the finals of the PGA Tour’s Q-School and six Senior Tour Championships. The Dunes Club plays in the shadow of the nearby Atlantic Ocean and it’s a superb traditional design.

Caledonia and the Dunes Club are the most awarded Myrtle Beach golf courses but they are hardly the only ones. Seven area courses are currently ranked among America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses by Golf Digest, and Golf Magazine ranks four
Myrtle Beach golf courses among its Top 100 You Can Play.

Other area courses that are currently ranked among the America’s top 100 public courses are: Grande Dunes, Heritage Club, Tidewater, the Fazio, Love and Dye Courses at Barefoot.



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