Bob Gillespie



‘Way-back Wednesdays’: Caledonia offering golf, merchandise at 1994 prices

Posted 1/5/2014 5:09:00 PM

If you’re nostalgic for the 1990s – back before the Great Recession – or just enjoy saving money on golf and golf merchandise, then “Way-Back Wednesdays” at Myrtle Beach’s Caledonia Golf & Fish Club are the deals you’ve been awaiting.

In celebration of its 20th anniversary in 2014, the Mike Strantz-designed course, regularly rated as one of the Grand Strand area’s top two or three layouts, will offer its special-prices deals on six consecutive Wednesdays beginning Jan. 8 and running through Feb. 12. Greens fees will reflect prices charged back when the course first opened in 1994.

In addition, Caledonia – ranked among the nation’s top 100 public-access and/or resort courses in America by Golfweek (No. 25), Golf magazine (No. 27) and Golf Digest (No. 97) – will be offering 20th-anniversary merchandise specials on those Way-back Wednesdays. Special anniversary-logo polo shirts will start at $19.94, caps at $9.94, anniversary coins at $2.94 and my personal favorite, pint glasses starting at $1.94.

Strantz, who died of throat cancer after constructing a handful of remarkably beautiful courses, built Caledonia on the site of a former rice plantation and hunting property. It and sister course True Blue are landscape works of art, featuring marshes, freshwater creeks and massive live oaks; both courses also are challenging to the best players and fun for all skill levels.

Caledonia has one of Myrtle Beach’s best finishes: its 18th hole, which demands an approach to the green over marsh and water, has its antebellum-style clubhouse as a backdrop. After a round, golfers can relax on the clubhouse’s wraparound porch and watch others finishing their play.

For more information on Way-back Wednesdays and/or tee times, click here or call (800) 483-6800.