Caledonia Golf And Fish Club And The Dunes Golf And Beach Club Are Among The Top 50 "Courses You Can Play" For 2012 By Golf Magazine
Caledonia and The Dunes Club ranked No. 27 and No. 47 respectively and they are among three Myrtle Beach courses in the top 100 ranking
Aug. 9, 2012, Myrtle Beach, S.C. - Caledonia Golf and Fish Club and The Dunes Golf and Beach Club in Myrtle Beach are listed among the top 50 "Courses You Can Play" in the 2012 rankings just released by GOLF Magazine, one of the golf industry's largest monthly publications.
Caledonia, one of the gems of the south end of the Grand Strand, is listed No. 27 while The Dunes Club is ranked No. 47. Both improved one spot from the magazine's 2010 rankings. But the nation's top courses on the list remained the same: Pacific Dunes in Oregon sits atop the list with Pebble Beach Golf Links in California right behind.
The only other course in the Myrtle Beach area to be listed was Love Course at Barefoot Resort, which was ranked No. 86.
"We are delighted to be in the company of Pacific Dunes and Pebble Beach and we are honored to represent the great golf destination of Myrtle Beach, along with The Dunes Club," said Todd Welden, Caledonia's director of golf.
Caledonia is perhaps the area's most beautiful layout, tucked amid live oak trees that are draped with Spanish moss. Opened in 1994, it was the first solo effort for architect Mike Strantz.
The Dunes is a classic design of great architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr., that opened in 1949. It is the only beachfront layout in the area and it has earned distinction by hosting top national events, such as the Senior PGA Tour Championship and a U.S. Women's Open.
Caledonia is one of the 12 courses that comprise the Waccamaw Golf Trail on the southern end of the Grand Strand.
For more information about Caledonia, call 800-483-6800 or visit www.FishClub.com .
About Caledonia Golf & Fish Club
Built upon the site of a historic 18th century rice plantation in Pawleys Island, S.C., Caledonia Golf & Fish Club has been described as having 18 signature holes, with holes routed around majestic oaks and meandering streams. The picturesque 18th borders the Plantation's old ricefield and requires a precise tee shot that sets up a difficult second shot: a forced carry onto a green that is watched closely by the beautiful antebellum style clubhouse.
The 6,526-yard, par-70 course has been named one of Golf Digest's "Top 25 Courses in South Carolina" and "America's 100 Greatest Public Courses;" a "Top 100 You Can Play" by Golf Magazine; a "Top 100 Modern Courses" and "Best Resort Courses" by Golfweek, South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel's list of "50 Best Courses" and "Top 100 Best Courses for Women" by Golf for Women. For more information, call Caledonia at 800-483-6800 or visit www.FishClub.com .
About The Dunes Golf and Beach Club
The idea to establish the Dunes Golf and Beach Club was formed in 1947 by a group of local businessmen. Since its inception, it has maintained its rank among America's very best golf clubs. The Dunes Club hosted the final stage of the 1973 PGA Tour Qualifying School that yielded some of the best known golfers in the game: names like Gary McCord, Ben Crenshaw and Gil Morgan.
It was the host to the prestigious Senior Tour Championship from 1994-1999. The Robert Trent Jones course has been named one of the nation's "Top 100 Courses" by Golf Magazine, Golf Digest and Golfweek, and the famed 13th hole, known as "Waterloo," has been selected by Golf Digest as one of the "Best 18 Holes in America." The Dunes Golf and Beach Club, the premier golf course in Myrtle Beach and the only truly Oceanside course, is located at 9000 North Ocean Boulevard. For more information, visit TheDunesClub.net