On this edition of Tee It Up Grand Strand we take a trip to Pawleys Island, SC and visit on of the best courses on the beach, True Blue Golf Club. Golfers will find so much to like about the course when playing True Blue. Today we are going to take a look at the par 3s and discuss the best way to play each one to help our readers. As always we take an amateur point of view. Mostly because we are not that good either and we have to look at it that way!
Right off the bat, golfers are greeting with a tough challenge on the first par 3 on the course. No.3 is a peninsula green with all carry over water. The shot is about 150 yards but the yardage is not the problem. Golfers must sure to hit the putting surface beyond the front of the green. The front of the green slops into the front-right green side bunker. Carrying the ball to the middle of the green is paramount to a chance at birdie or par.
No.7 is a much easier hole. The green is long and narrowish with sand all along the right side. The biggest danger is back left. A deep bunker awaits any long tee shots and is almost certain to lead to bogey or worse. Playing around 150 yards makes this par 3 one that golfers actually can look forward to posting a good score on.Now we move to the back nine. First up is the very short 11th hole. Playing only about 135 yards or so most days it is as easy as it gets as far as par 3s at True Blue goes. The tough part of this hole is the fact that the tee shot is completely over sand. Golfers need to make sure they have enough club when on the tee. The putting surface is rather large and should be easy to hit with a short iron.
The final par 3 on the course will keep golfers up at night. At 180 yards, all over water, the 16th hole is as tough as it gets when it comes to par 3s. The yardage is not overwhelming but the fact that the tee shot is completely over water makes it look a great deal farther than it actually is. If golfers can pull off a good shot here they certainly will feel good as they are coming to the final few holes of the round.
The par 3 holes at True Blue Golf Club are all fine holes in their own right. Each hole presents a different feel and look to golfers, creating four different experiences throughout the round.