Myrtle Beach Golf Courses Review - True Blue Golf Club

Pawleys Island, South Carolina

True Blue Golf Club

Hole descriptions are for the Regular Mens Tees

Hole # 1 - 630 yards championship - 499 yards Mens Tees

There is much more fairway over the waist area on the right than it appears from the tee, avoid the waist area on the left at all cost. There is no need to try and get greedy off of the tee, only the longest hitters will have any chance of reaching this green in two shots. A slight draw, starting down the middle of the fairway is the ideal tee shot. The second shot will be a lay up of 175 to 200 yards. This will keep you short of a small creek crossing the fairway about thirty yards short of the green. The third shot will be 100 yards or so to an elevated green, guarded by two deep bunkers, one on the left and one on the right. This green is basically flat. It is usually a little bit firm and the ball tends to roll out more than normal. You should have a good chance at making a par here, a birdie is a possibility.

Hole # 2 - 367 yards championship - 316 yards Mens Tees

The second hole is short, but there is plenty of danger here. There is a waste area that runs down the entire right side of the fairway. It also cuts in front of the green and must be carried for the ball to get to the green. The fairway stops at about 80 yards from the green. The ideal tee shot is about 200 yards favoring the left side of the fairway, leaving a second shot of 100 to 130 yards. Do not be short or on the right side of the fairway, large live oaks will block your vision and shot into the green. There is a small ditch that runs down the entire left side of this hole, a tee shot that is two long or pulled left will find this hazard. The green is long and narrow in the front portion, requiring a straight approach shot. The rear portion of the green is very wide but narrow, you can miss it a bit left or right, but you must have the correct distance. There is a severe upslope from the lower section to the rear portion of this green.

Hole # 3 - 190 yards championship - 141 yards Mens Tees

This is a dramatic par 3 with a very wide angled ISLAND green. It basically two greens in one. The right side is guarded by a deep bunker between the lake and the green. The green is severely sloped from front to back in this section, There is a bunker in the rear of this section that will keep a long tee shot from going into the water.The right side plays a little shorter than the yardage says. The left side is a good bit further that the yardages says. It is severly slope from back to front and is surronded by water on the front, left and rear. No helping bunkers hear, you are on the green or in the water. If the hole is located in the center of the green a decision must be made to play short to the right or long to the left. A shot straight to the hole must have the correct direction and distance.

Hole # 4 - 548 yards championship - 493 yards Mens Tees

This is another dramatic hole, shaped like a horseshoe going from right to left around a very large lake. Extra long distance off the tee is not required on this shot. The ideal tee shot is one that is solidly struck any where in the fairway, the closer to the lake the better. From the tee shot landing area, straight across the lake to the green requires a 200 to 250 yards shot that is all carry. The green is very wide but very narrow if you go for it on your second shot. This shot must be very high landing very softly or it will run across the green into a deep swale over the green. If you choose to lay up, the ideal lay up is toward the high hill on the right side of the fairway short of the green. This shot will be 200 to 225 yards. From this angle, your third shot will be about 75 to 100 yards into a very long but narrow green. The green slopes sharply from the front to the middle of the green and severly from the right to the left. Three well struck shots and two very well played putts will score a par five, here. If you are after a birdie, you must challenge the lake on the third shot. you must be to the left of the hole. This will leave an uphill putt, that you can try to make. Any other putt is a basic defensive roll up putt.

Hole # 5 - 433 yards championship - 396 yards Mens Tees

The fifth hole features a very wide fairway that turns slightly from right to left around a very large waste area on the left. A straight away tee shot played away from the waste area on the left will leave a little longer but managable second shot. The second shot will be over a waste area on the right to a realatively flat green. If you need a birdie try, this is the place to gamble. A tee shot over the waste area with a slight draw will shorten the second considerably.

Hole # 6 - 404 yards championship - 383 yards Mens Tees

This hole features is a very intimidating tee shot. One that must carry a wetland area of about 165 yards to reach the fairway. There is a waste area straight ahead that begins at about 240 yards from the teeing area. The tee shot of more than 240 yards must be a slight fade to miss this waste area. Don't over cut it or you will find another waste area that pinches the fairway from the right side. A tee shot that is hooked is dead, you will be blocked out by large trees on the left. Another feature of this hole is that it has two greens. One straight ahead and one to the right behind large trees.

Hole # 7 - 176 yards championship - 151 yards Mens Tees

This par three features an elevated green that is angle away from the tee from the front left to the back right. The back right is elevated 6' to 8' higher than the lower left. The right side is guarded by a deep waste area that must be avoided.

Hole # 8 - 382 yards championship - 341 yards Mens Tees

This hard dogleg to the right starts off from an elevated tee. Giving you a chance to cut the corner, if you feel brave. The rock in the waste area, that is visable from the tee, defines the target line. Fly the ball 185 yards and you will carry the waste area and reach the fairway on the other side. The further to the right that the tee shots goes the more that the trees come into play. Going futher to the right does not necessarily make the hole play any easier. The second shot is to an elevated green that slopes off sharply into waste areas or deep swales on all four sides. A shot to the middle of the green side of the hole is the safe shot if you are looking for a par.

Hole # 9 - 548 yards championship - 517 yards Mens Tees

A very wide fairway awaits the tee shot on this par five. Anywhere in the fairway set up a 200 yard shot over wetland to the lay up zone 75 yards short of this elevated green. A well hit tee shot challenging the waste area on the right side of the fairway, could set up a chance to go for the green it two. This shot must carry a very large and deep bunker guarding the left side of the green. The elevated green slopes steeply from front to back. If the hole is set in the rear portion of the green you must get it back there to have any chance at a birdie.

FRONT NINE

3672 FROM THE CHAMPIONSHIP TEES

3237 FROM THE REGULAR MENS TEES.

Hole # 10 - 599 yards championship - 559 yards Mens Tees

This par five is a sharp dogleft to the right. It may have the widest fairway, here at theTrue Blue Golf Club. You will know you are playing from the proper set of tees, if you can carry the waste area on the right side of the fairway. There is no need to get greedy here, this is a true three shot par five. The second shot will be over a set of five bunkers spliting the fairway. It should be a shot of 200 to 225 yards. This will leave you a short pitch shot of 100 to 125 yards over wetlands fronting the green.The green is guarded by a large bunker on the right front.This wide green is severly sloped from back right toward the center front. Looking for a birdie, try to keep your approach shot short of the hole.

Hole # 11 - 184 yards championship - 130 yards Mens Tees

Another stunning Mike Strantz par three, the tee shot is to a peninsular green surronded on the three sides by a vast waste area. The Waste area extents all the way from the tee to the green. The green is narrow in the front and widening in the rear section. There is a pretty good rise from front to back in the middle in the green.

Hole # 12 - 407 yards championship - 371 yards Mens Tees

There is no need to challenge the waste area that defines the right side of this hole. A tee shot anywhere in the fairway on this hole is playable. The second shot is to a smallist green that is divided into two sections front and back by a sizable rise from front to back. For a birdie try you must be on the coorect portion of the green. Keep out of the waste area right and left of the green.

Hole # 13 - 410 yards championship - 381 yards Mens Tees

This is another hole with a very wide fairway, just hit a solid tee shot and you will have a playable second shot into the green. A very large waste area with a high front lip makes this a hard shot to visualize. This bunker guards the entire front of this relatively flat green. There is a small hump in the middle of this green that makes ball break different that you would expect, be careful putting on this green.

Hole # 14 - 158 yards championship - 138 yards Mens Tees

There are multiple tee area on this hole, so you are seldom playing from the same direction into this hour-glass shaped green. As on most holes at True Blue Golf Club, waste areas and bunkers guard most of this green, stay out of the sand. The front portion of this green is as large as most of the other greens on this great golf course. The rear section is less than half the size of the front section, you must have the correct direction and distance. Hit the green back there and you should have a reasonable birdie try.

Hole # 15 - 602 yards championship - 577 yards Mens Tees

The Last of the par five is a three shot hole for sure, The fairway is plenty wide on this hole, but there are no short cuts. This hole plays it's full distance, you have got to stay out of the sandy wastes areas on the right and left sides. After a good drive in the fairway, the second shot will be 200 to 225 yards down the fairway. This will leave a third shot of 100 to 125 yards into a shallow elevated green. This green is usually firmer than the other greens so any shot that land past the middle of the green will scoot over the green into a deep chipping area. It is very difficult to make a play close to the hole from here.

Hole # 16 - 208 yards championship - 181 yards Mens Tees

The last of the par threes is the longest and plays to an elevated green nearly surrounded by a sandy waste area. There is a good size lake that comes into play for poorly struck shot. Don't get greedy here, play to the center of this flat green. Par is an execellant score on this hole.

Hole # 17 - 449 yards championship - 395 yards Mens Tees

Water runs down the complete right hand side of this fairway all the way to the green. A large waste area guards the left side of the fairway in the landing zone for the tee shot. The ideal tee shot is a slight draw down the left side of the fairway. The longer the tee shot and the closer you get to the left edge of the fairway, the less the lake comes into play on your second shot. This green has plenty of slope in the rear section of this green.

Hole # 18 - 437 yards championship -406 yards Mens Tees

The most challenging hole was saved for the last. It is the longest of all the par fours. The tee shot must carry a large lake that runs the entire lenght of the hole. It is a 200 yard shot to carry the lake at the left edge of the bunker between the lake and the fairway, this is the ideal target line for the tee shot. A tee shot played to far the right will find a deep waste area that guards the right side of the fairway. Hit it in here and the best play is to take your lumps and pitch it back into the fairway. A good tee shot that finds the fairway will leave a middle iron shot into a deep very narrow green that is guarded by the lake on the left and rear. This green slopes severly from the right to left. A shot on the green that is right of the hole will be a very difficult two putt.

BACK NINE

3454 FROM THE CHAMPIONSHIPTEES

3138 FROM THE REGULAR MENS TEES.

TOTAL :

7126 FROM THE CHAMPIONSHIP TEES

6375 FROM THE REGULAR MENS TEES.