Have You Checked out Barefoot Golf and Resort?
Guest of Myrtle Beach Monday, August 13, 2012
Barefoot Golf and Resort – Norman Course
Seven breathtaking holes along the Intracoastal Waterway highlight the Norman course at Barefoot Resort. Nicely framed by the site's original vegetation, each hole enhances the beauty of its natural vistas. Combined with open green complexes and fairways running up to the sand, the Norman course resembles one found in the deserts of the Southwest and is in stark contrast to most Myrtle Beach layouts.
The Norman Course is a Par 72, approximately 7,200 yards long and was designed with Norman's philosophy to bring the “bump and run” shot into play. This gives the player the option to play a variety of different shots into the new Champion Ultra Dwarf Grass greens. Stay away from the bunkers; some of them have steep sloping faces (similar to a MacKenzie style golf course) with intermittent sod walls that can definitely be penalizing.
Barefoot Golf and Resort – Love Course
Carolina native, Davis Love III embraces a tradition of low country character in his design. The Love course incorporates the recreated ruins of an old plantation home along holes 3 through 7 and it really sets the mood for the overall experience of the course. This visually striking Myrtle Beach golf course features generous landing areas and green complexes similar to those found on Pinehurst #2.
The Love course will challenge the good player, yet provide equal enjoyment for the average golfer. Elevated greens, tree-lined fairways and challenging par fours are the order of the day and if you enjoy driving the golf ball, the long straight, wide open fairways in front of you will rarely have the driver out of your hands.
Barefoot Golf and Resort – Fazio Course
The Fazio Course winds its way through a spectacular piece of property in the heart of Barefoot Resort. Like many European courses, the course does not return to the clubhouse after nine holes and has been designed to incorporate extensive tree cover and many fresh water lakes into the landscaping. Waste areas and formal bunkers have been handcrafted and placed for visual and strategic effect.
As is the case with most Myrtle Beach golf courses, water features can be seen on 15 holes, yet many of these lakes are in out-of-play areas to ensure playability. Natural elevation changes add a sense of drama and excitement to this Par 71 that plays to approximately 6,800 yards. A favorite among Grand Strand visitors, the Fazio course features four sets of tees, allowing players of all skill levels the opportunity to play a championship caliber golf course.
Barefoot Golf and Resort – Dye Course
The Dye course at Barefoot is one of those experiences that will probably stay with you forever. Pete Dye’s stunning design is filled with potential disasters and will definitely punish your miscues. Beautiful yet treacherous, this is one Myrtle Beach gem that will have you talking about it for a long, long time; it is also the only semi-private facility at Barefoot Resort.
Although designed to capture errant shots, this remarkable and challenging golf course can be enjoyed by players of all abilities provided they play from the appropriate tees. The course is a Par 72, 7,343-yard layout and features Bermuda grass fairways and L-93 Bentgrass greens. So, if you’re up to the challenge and can take a bit of a beating on the golf course, when you book your next Grand Strand getaway with Coastal Golfaway, take the Dye test!!