As inventories of homes for sale in golf-rich areas thin to nearly nothing, interested buyers need to be ready to jump at good opportunities – especially if they are considering a second home near an outstanding golf course.
There is no better golf course along the 90-mile Grand Strand of South Carolina than Caledonia Golf & Fish Club. Located in Pawleys Island, just south of Myrtle Beach, Caledonia is a relentlessly attractive layout that combines both classic and ultra-modern touches in perfect harmony. It may be the finest course designed by the late Mike Strantz, whose small but electric portfolio of designs come to life stretches across the nation, from Monterery Golf Club in California to Bull’s Bay just north of Charleston, SC. (And who hasn’t heard of Strantz’ Tobacco Road in North Carolina, one of the most entertaining 18-hole jaunts anywhere?)
Caledonia is why a new listing in Pawleys Island caught my eye today. A cute little three-bedroom, two-bath condo, it is just one left turn and three minutes from Caledonia’s iconic, live-oak-lined entrance. Caledonia’s equally magnetic partner course, True Blue, is just another 90 seconds down the road; and although it isn’t quite as dramatic as Tobacco Road, you can feel the same designer’s hand (and tractor) all over it. The home is listed at $219,000 and the agent's description includes the following:
"Within the last three years, owners have replaced the roof, hvac system and water heater. Have your morning coffee on the recently built deck in your secluded backyard adorned with flowers the seller has nurtured. Relax with a book and afternoon beverage in the Carolina room. In the cooler months, enjoy a wood burning fire in your family room. Community has a large natural recreation area to walk and picnic. Reasonable HOA fee includes trash pick-up; landscaping, cable and internet." (See photos below)
If you are interested, I can put you in touch with the listing agent. Contact me here.
Annual membership at Caledonia (True Blue membership is included) is a good deal for year-round residents especially, at $1,895 for a single golfer between the ages of 40 and 75; and $1,295 if you are over the age of 75. Corresponding couples rates are $2,595 and $1,795, respectively. However, the membership fee does not provide free golf but rather reduces green fees way below Caledonia’s high-season rack rate of $199, the most expensive of the 90 or so courses on the Grand Strand. Members pay $30 (cart included) for Caledonia and $27 for True Blue.