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Caledonia Golf and Fish Club, The Dunes Golf and Beach Club and the Love Course at Barefoot Resort are listed among "Top 100 Courses You Can Play” in the 2012 rankings just released by GOLF Magazine.
The Love Course at Barefoot Resort came in at number 86, securing their position in the Top 100. However, the big local winners in GOLF Magazine's rankings were the Caledonia Golf and Fish Club and The Dunes Golf and Beach Club, both breaking the top 50.
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.
“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,”
- 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.