Designed by one of modern golf’s most gifted architects, the late Mike Strantz, Caledonia traverses a magnificent 18th century plantation and is ranked among Golf Digest’s list of “100 Greatest Public Courses in America” and GOLF Magazine’s list of “Top 100 Courses You Can Play in America.” The setting is serene, with ancient moss-draped oaks nestled against former rice fields and a tidal river. It is regarded by many as the #1 course on the Grand Strand.
The Caledonia experience begins the moment you drive down the stunning entrance to the antebellum-styledclubhouse, lined with centuries-old live oaks. Each hole is literally a work of art, conceived by Strantz with pen and paper and then carved from the earth. Presiding over the course, the Old South-style clubhouse houses an acclaimed pro shop and restaurant where golfers and-non-golfers are invited to enjoy a meal and the tremendous scenery from porch of its Low Country clubhouse, overlooking an endless expanse of marsh out to the Waccamaw River .
The 6,526-yard, par-70 course has been described as having “18 signature holes,” with many routed around majestic oaks and meandering streams. The picturesque 18th hole borders the Plantation’s old rice field, and requires a precise tee shot that sets up a difficult second shot: a forced carry onto a green at the foot of the clubhouse, where onlookers are often found sitting in rocking chairs, betting on shots’ results. A round at Caledonia is a world-class experience, one you will likely never forget.