36 collegiate golf teams competing on the Hammock Coast

27 Mar

36 collegiate golf teams competing on the Hammock Coast

Thirty-six college golf teams – 18 men’s and women’s squads – are filling South Carolina’s Hammock Coast this week, enjoying the best of the destination, on and off the course.

The Golfweek/Any Given Tuesday Intercollegiate, a 54-hole tournament, is being contested in Pawleys Island at True Blue Golf Club and Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, two of America’s top 100 resort courses. Teams from 15 states, including as far west as Colorado, are enjoying the challenge presented by the two Mike Strantz designs.

Caledonia is hosting the women’s event, while the men are playing at True Blue.

Junior Jimmy Paradise (Tampa, Fla.) is one of the UConn players participating in the tournament in Pawleys Island. (Photo from the UConn Huskies website)

(Follow the action live: men’s leaderboard; women’s leaderboard)

The men’s field will feature Valparaiso, University of Connecticut, High Point, Ohio, Evansville, Southern Illinois, Jacksonville State, Wichita State, Marshall, Central Arkansas, Xavier, Austin Peay, Winthrop, Troy, Delaware, Northern Colorado, Loyola-Chicago and Western Illinois.

The women’s field will include North Dakota State, Marshall, Akron, Gardner-Webb, Evansville, Winthrop, Morehead State, James Madison, Coastal Carolina, St. Thomas, Florida Gulf Coast, UNC Greensboro, East Carolina, UNC Asheville, Western Illinois, Ohio, Illinois-Chicago and Northern Colorado.

Caledonia is one of golf-rich South Carolina’s most acclaimed courses, earning top 100 honors from the game’s most prominent ratings panels – Golf Digest, Golf Magazine, Golfweek. Strantz’ first solo design, Caledonia plays through a beautiful piece of Lowcountry property, showcasing live oak trees and scenic water views of the marsh and the Waccamaw River.

Coastal Carolina’s women’s golf team is a local favorite in the tournament. The Chants are looking to defend their title after winning this event last season by four strokes over Incarnate Word. (Photo from the CCU website)

The course is at its zenith during the area’s popular spring season when azaleas are blooming throughout the property.

True Blue offers a different, though no less memorable, challenge. Featuring some of the area’s widest fairways and largest greens, True Blue rewards creativity and skill. From the par 5 opening hole to the unforgettable 18th, a par 4 that requires an accurate drive and a daring approach, the course is a delight for America’s best collegiate golfers and recreational players alike.

The Golfweek/Any Given Tuesday Intercollegiate is one of three college events Caledonia and True Blue are hosting in 2023, exposing golfers, fans and families to the many virtues of a trip to South Carolina’s Hammock Coast.

Georgetown County’s casual charm and Southern hospitality earned it the nickname Hammock Coast. Adventure and relaxation blend together in perfect harmony, like the flowing and ebbing of waves on the county’s famed beaches. With six communities – southern Garden City, Murrells Inlet, Litchfield, Pawleys Island, Georgetown and Andrews – comprising the pristine coastal area between Myrtle Beach and Charleston, visitors can experience South Carolina’s Hammock Coast like never before.

By Chris King for South Carolina’s Hammock Coast®

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