May 15th, 2016

Barefoot Golf - Awesome Buddies Golf Destination

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#18 Dye Course - Barefoot Resort & Golf

What is the perfect spot for your next buddies golf vacation? Quite simply,Barefoot Golf Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC. With four great golf courses right on site, designed by Tom Fazio, Greg Norman, Davis Love III, and Pete Dye, these Hall of Famers have equally created unique and visually appealing great golf courses that will challenge every club in the bag. Furthermore, this multi-course golf resort has received nothing short of several accolades along the way, most notably ranked #1 for Top 50 Golf Courses in Myrtle Beach.

Also, and perhaps equally important, Barefoot Golf Resort was the host golf courses for Golf Channel's Heralded reality TV show, BIG BREAK Myrtle Beach, which I am sure you caught on the tube at one point or another.

Our personal favorite - the Dye Course - is a semi-private club that welcomes guests of Barefoot Resort and Golf. After playing several Dye Courses throughout my "career", and gaining an appreciation for his course design strategies, this particular course of his is nothing short of excellent! From my opening tee shot to my final laughable (torturous) ball-in-the-water-approach-shot on #18, it is pure delight. The Dye Course rewards well played golf shots BUT has many pitfalls along the way for those not so good wayward ones.

10th Hole - Norman Course - Barefoot Golf

Playing as a par-72, 7,343 yards from the championship tees, there may not be a weak hole on the golf course. The par-3's are great. The par-4's are great . . . and tough. And the par-5's are no walk in the park either. So the moral of the story is to pick your tee box wisely. Choose wisely and you will enjoy your round to the fullest. Choose not so wisely, well, you better buckle up!

Bottom line, the Dye Course is a must play for your next Myrtle Beach golf trip. In fact, don't surprised if you wan more than one round on the Dye.

The Greg Norman course presents the golfer a whole different set of challenges for you and your buddies. Playing from 7,200 yards from the back deck, the "bump and run" philosophy for green side shots is evident. This shot option presents the wayward golfer with a few different options for getting the ball up and down. Furthermore, the greens are opened up for you approach shot, however, that said, they are still well protected by green side bunkers. So pull the right club and focus!

#5 Fazio - Barefoot Resort & Golf

What I enjoyed most about the Norman Course was the good mix of par-3's, along with the combined need for strategy, accuracy, and some power along the way. What it boils down to is the Norman Course at Barefoot Resort perfectly compliments the other resort golf courses, and, along with the fantastic views of the Intracoastal Waterway on 7 holes, your round will be nothing short of enjoyable.

The Fazio Course, which was our second round of the day, I was hopeful was going to give me a little bit of a breather. With a short opening hole to start the round I thought that may have been the case, and you may as well. Although it plays shorter in distance at just over 6,800 yards from the back tees, precision shot making is on high demand.

Barefoot Golf Resort - Love Course

As with the other three golf courses at Barefoot Resort & Golf, there is no shortage of great par-3's, which is odd for me to continue to say as I don't easily get excited about them. In these cases - and in the case of the Fazio Course - they were great fun and challenging to play! Of course, the par-4's and 5's are also great golf holes!

A feature of the Fazio Course is that it does not return to the clubhouse after 9 holes, as it winds through the property. Water is featured on 15 holes, so for you golfers that love water, well, you're gonna love the Fazio Course! However, before anybody gets scared off by the prospect of "all that water", the Fazio team ensured playability as many of the lakes and water hazards are in the out-of-play areas. At least for some . . .

Golf Villa - Barefoot Resort

Davis Love III, in our opinion, designed one heck of a golf course at Barefoot Golf Resort. Consequently, it is a favorite of many locals, staff, repeat visitors, and first-timers. The combo of strategic shotmaking and power is apparent from start to finish on this 7,000 yard course - par-72 - that features many green complexes that resemble that of the world-renowned Pinehurst No. 2. With wide open fairways and generous landing areas, you and your golf buddies have the green light to launch away and see what you can make of your round.

All four golf courses were in great condition on our visit to Barefoot Golf, but the Love Course in particular was in peak condition. Certainly a treat to play!

A trait of any great golf course, in my opinion, is whether it tests every club in the bag. No question, in walking away from each of the 4 golf courses at Barefoot, did I ever feel cheated in anyway. Bottom line, great golf awaits!

Although the driving range, for the Fazio, Love, and Norman Courses, are across the street a short distance, you are easily shuttled to and from in plenty of time to spare for your tee time. At the Dye Course, the driving range is nestled up along the way to the first tee.

Golf Villa - Barefoot Golf Resort

Of course, you cannot spend all of your time on the golf course. You'll need a retreat, which is why for your buddies Myrtle Beach golf vacation at Barefoot Golf Resort, we highly recommend staying in any number of the fully equipped, great villas on site. Located a very short driving distance of Barefoot Resort - within a couple of minutes, these 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom golf villas are perfect for what any group of guys are looking for.

Last but not least, we cannot say enough about the staff at Barefoot Resort and Golf. Led by the General Manager,Dave Genevro ,they are, straight across the board, extremely professional, courteous, and very pleasant to be around. In Myrtle Beach, I cannot think of a better way to spend 4, 5, or 6 rounds of golf.

So . . . What are you waiting for? Let's get started putting together and planning your Myrtle Beach golf package at Barefoot Golf Resort. We are understating the obvious by this point, but you and your favorite golf buddies are in for a golf getaway to remember. Go ahead and get started on the Golf Vacation Quote Form, and we will get started with what we do best.

And oh yeah, almost forget . . . they have great grub in the Clubhouse!

And don't forget to check out Putters Pub . . .