Caledonia Golf and Fish Club - `Gone with the Wind` in Myrtle Beach
Released on = April 10, 2007, 1:10 pm
Press Release Author = GolfPublisher Syndications
Industry = Media
Press Release Summary = Caledonia: \'Gone with the Wind\' - plus golf. Read more Myrtle Beach area golf course reviews at myrtlebeachgolf.com.
Press Release Body = By Tim McDonald, National Golf Editor, Golf Publisher Syndications
PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. (April 9, 2007) - Of all the \"plantation golf\" in the Carolinas, Caledonia Golf and Fish Club may be the finest, at least among those clubs the non-aristocrats can get into.
A canopy of ancient live oaks envelops you as you make the drive up to the antebellum clubhouse and from there, it just gets better. The golf course is routed through some of the best terrain in the lowcountry - wild and beautiful - as befits a site where hunting and fishing has been going on virtually undisturbed for centuries.
Little bits of history are scattered around: the old fish shed, photos of long-ago sportsmen holding up their fresh catches, foundations and chimneys of plantation houses long gone, 200-year-old bricks brought over as ballast from England, now used in retaining walls and steps.
\"To me, it\'s 'Gone with the Wind\' with golf,\" said John Springs, general manager of Caledonia and the nearby True Blue Plantation. \"It\'s on a piece of property my family had when I was a young boy, and I grew up hunting and fishing there. I had, personally, one of the finest duck blinds around 100 yards from the clubhouse.\"
The land itself has been used since the 1700s, when a Scottish immigrant named Robert Nesbitt married Elizabeth Pawley, whose family originally founded Pawleys Island and after whom the island is named. He turned it into one of the largest plantations in the state, stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the rice fields on the western borders of the Waccamaw River.
They still fish on the old plantation. Golf is the recent addition, starting when the club opened in 1994.
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April 9, 2007 Any opinions expressed above are those of the writer and do not necessarily represent the views of the management.