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Myrtle Beach golf courses land spot on top 100 list

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Caledonia Golf and Fish Club is number 27 on Golf Magazine's Top 100 list. (Source: golf.com) Caledonia Golf and Fish Club is number 27 on Golf Magazine's Top 100 list. (Source: golf.com)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Three Myrtle Beach golf courses landed a spot on Golf Magazine's "Top 100 You Can Play" list.

The biennial list ranks 100 of the nation's best golfing destinations. It includes public courses, and four area layouts. Two Myrtle Beach courses made the top 50. Caledonia Golf & Fish Club lead the low country favorites at number 27, followed by the Dunes Club at number 42, True Blue, made its debut to the list at number 77, and Barefoot Resort's Love Course trailed at number 85.

Each golf course brings unique and intricate artistry to the list. Caledonia is a Mike Strantz design and features live oak trees draped in Spanish moss, water filled with alligators and an antebellum style clubhouse where golfers watch other players finish.

The Dunes Club, a Robert Trent Jones Sr. design, has uncommon elevation change and smooth fast greens. The layout hosted the 2014 PGA Professional National Championship.

True Blue is Caledonia's sister course and was also designed by Strantz. This course measures at 7,126 yards. According to Golf Magazine, "Hole to hole, the variety is astounding. The course is mostly open, with beauty and menace mingling with lakes, marshland and plenty of scrub-filled natural sandy areas … Rarely has golf architecture had a shaper as artful as Strantz. The full measure of his formidable skill is on display at True Blue."

David Love III's Barefoot Resort's Love Course is praised for its generous landing areas, creative layout, and Donald Ross-inspired greens complexes.

The list can be found in Golf Magazine's September issue.

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