Eighteen on Barefoot Resort's Love Course has a good view of the clubhouse.
4980 Barefoot Resort Bridge Road, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29582, US
(877) 585-9357
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About Barefoot Resort & Golf

With 72 holes of golf designed by noted architects Pete Dye and Tom Fazio as well as major champions Greg Norman and Davis Love III, Barefoot Resort is one of the prime places to stay and play in the Myrtle beach area. Hundreds of on-site villa accommodations are ideal for visiting groups of any size, and proximity to the beach and other area attractions makes it a great option for families as well.

Facts

Price Range$$$$, $$$
Property Class★★★★
Acres2345
Year Opened1988
Number of Units100-300

Amenities & Services

RestaurantsBar, Casual, Buffet
Room TypesRoom
TennisYes
Fitness CenterYes
Practice FacilityYes
MarinaYes
Beach AccessYes
Banquet SpaceYes
SpaYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?Yes
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Barefoot Resort & Golf

Reviews

4.1
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Reviews 149
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing

Fun layout

Played the Norman Course at Barefoot today and really enjoyed it. I did not get the desert feel that they advertised. There are several natural waste areas. But I got more of a Carolina pine lined course. Anyway, I really enjoyed the layout. Relatively wide fairways lined with pines or waste areas. Several really big pot bunkers around the greens. Unlike the Love or Fabio course at Barefoot-it does wind through residential areas. There are several holes along the intracoastal waterway. But must offer only a fleeting glimpse. The par 3 10th being the one exception. The greens are small but rolled really good. And the tees and fairways were in great shape. Most forced carries are actually over waste bunkers not water. And there are a good mix of different holes. A couple of things to remember. The course is an out and back. It doesn’t go back to clubhouse at the turn. So you’ll need the cart girl for food and drink. Second there is a shuttle to the driving range. And it takes a couple minutes to get there and back. So plan on that when you factor in your arrival time. But again. It’s a fun layout and in great shape. It’s worth it, especially if you can get a deal on a tee time.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Decent Layout in Good Condition

Layout was ok (not as goods as Dye course) and in ok condition. Don't think its worth the $ but was pretty good.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Layout and Condition!

First time playing the Dye course and it was great. Best condition of any of the Barefoot Courses. Very playable with waste bunkers and difficult but fair test.

Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great layout

This course is one great hole after another. Fazio signature as being well bunkered but the fairways are inviting. Dont let the yardage on the card fool you this coursr plays longer so play the right set of tees for you so if you drive the ball in 225 range the whites are the right call.
I olay Barefoot annually and this is my Favorite of the three resort courses. The Dye is right there with it.
Play there you will enjoy it!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Outstanding

Played The Love Course at Barefoot Resort on a cool windy January afternoon. As a result the course was pretty empty and I was able to go out by myself and play at my own pace. So I can’t speak to the usual pace of play. The employees I encountered were friendly enough.
The course is in very good shape. I played the day after a 2 inch rain. So it was cart path only. But it needed to be. And the bunkers were unplayable. But that is understandable. The rest of the course was in as good of shape as could ever be expected in January. Well worth the $71 I payed to play. The layout is awesome. As an average golfer it was challenging but not miserable. It won’t beat you up. And it’s really fun. The fairways are enormous. Really wide. But many of them have waste areas or bunkers or natural areas in the middle of the fairway that split the fairway in 2. One of the splits in the fairway may result in an easier tee shot. But the harder tee shot may result in an easier approach. So it helps to have played the course before. But again. It was great fun. There is a lot of water well off the sides. And only a few forced carries. 8 and 9 come to mind. 8 is a par 5 with a pretty good forced carry on your approach. 9 is a long par 3 that requires a carry off the tee as well. The greens are generally small and decided into 2 section. With a huge ridge in it. So it helps a lot to hit the correct portion of them. All in all it was a great round. I know at Barefoot prices can get pretty high in the spring and fall. So if it’s in your price range it’s worth a play.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Getting worse all the time...

I live in this resort and play the Barefoot courses frequently. The experience, unfortunately, has been getting worse over time. Conditions have deteriorated, and pace of play is horrible. Unfortunately, management does little about either. There are other local courses in equal or better condition for a fraction of the retail rate. This course specifically has the worst bunkers in the area. Greens are inconsistent, and the little things, like GPS accuracy and rangers actually moving play along are missing.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not worth the money

The Love Course conditions were average for the Grand Strand, but greens fees are representative of a premier course. Tee boxes worse than average. Fairways were wetter than they should have been, given the lack of rain. Greens were okay, not fast, not really slow. Bunkers on this course, and throughout Barefoot, are among the worst in the area. Inconsistent to say the least. The layout is really nice, but the conditions are not keeping up. Clubhouse was understaffed, so getting served after the round was a little slow.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Golf Heaven

Place is spectacular. 4 great courses, great clubhouse, great staff. One of the top places to play in NMB

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 126
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Iowa Advisor
Top 100 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Kinder Gentler Dye

The Dye Club at Barefoot Resort was a late addition to my recent Myrtle Beach trip. I'd only played one Pete Dye design previously, so I took the opportunity to add another Pete Dye course to my resume.

While Pete Dye is famous for torturing tour pros at TPC Sawgrass and The Ocean Course (among others), The Dye Club at Barefoot Resort is a kinder and gentler Dye layout. Don't get me wrong, there is still quite a bit of Dye deception, but he gives the golfer a little more room for error on most holes.

The condition of the course is really good, with firm, fast fairways and true greens. The greens were a bit on the slower side the day we played. All of the bunkers are played as waste areas, allowing the player to ground their club and take practice swings.

For a resort course with 8 minute tee times, the pace of play was terrific. We played in under 4 and a half hours, which was unexpected.

I would definitely play this course again on a return trip to Myrtle Beach and I highly recommend that all golfers considering playing the Dye Club at Barefoot resort.

My favorite hole on the course is the 16th, which is a medium length par 5 surrounded by waste bunkers and mounding. On the day I played the pin was up front and two good shots got me on the fringe of the green, where I made eagle. So it has to be my favorite hole.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Golfers dream!

I had the opportunity to play this golf course on Wednesday, April 21. In spite of the fact that Spirit Airlines failed to load my checked bag (golf clubs and clothes), this course made my date. The price at $136 was high, but worth every penny as this tract is well maintained. This course is challenging, but not overwhelmingly. The winds did make play tougher but the exquisite layout makes this tract probably the best of all the barefoot courses.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Staff has issues

Played all the Barefoot courses this week, Dye course was total opposite from the other happy, pleasant three. Right from the start at the entrance gate we were getting attitude about showing up 2 hours + early. Then the wait staff in the restaurant seemed like we were an inconvenience. So then on the course the was maybe 10 foursomes total on the course, one group in front of us, nice group of younger players. We had a 1:08 tee time but there was no one there so we teed off at 12:30. Got through 3 holes with just the group in front of us, at a good pace. There was no one behind us at all so we drove over to the clubhouse to get some ice to keep the drinks cold and give a little room between us and the only other group in front of us. We got a visit from the ranger asking us to speed up play. There was absolutely no one on the course behind us, nor on the practice area near the 1st tee. Why did the ranger feel he needed to push us along with no one behind us. Besides according the cart gps we were only 5 minutes behind... but with a group in front of us. So in the end we finished our round in less than 4 hours.
The attitude from the staff was so unpleasant that we will not ever return to the Dye course. This course is so opposite from the other courses across the street.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 294
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Birmingham Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

One of four options at the Barefoot Resort, this is the site for Darius Rucker’s “Monday After the Masters” celebrity pro-am.

Sam Puglia, the owner of the Dye Club, famously recounted a story that sums up the approach taken by the architects designing the offerings. “There was a big press conference when we announced that we were building four courses simultaneously at Barefoot Resort... One by one they talked about how they were going to build enjoyable, playable resort courses that would appeal to players of all abilities. Then Pete took the microphone. He said, ‘My golf course won’t be like theirs. It’s going to be so d%*n hard that people are going to hate it!’”

Having played many of Pete’s courses all over the country, I’m not willing to say it was excruciatingly hard. I did join the brothers whom I were paired with in playing the white tees, which were pretty benign, and probably one set up from where I should’ve played. Dye induces the usual self-doubt and second guessing off the tee, drawing the player’s eye toward vast waste bunkers and other hazards.

But he gives ample scoring opportunities with a handful of short par 4s and lightweight par 5s. Like many of Dye’s tracks, the par 3s stood out for me.

Uniquely, all sand traps, including green side traps are played as waste areas. Make a practice swing and ground your club, but don’t bother looking for a rake. You won’t find one!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 294
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Birmingham Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

The Love course at Barefoot Resort is hanging on to the tail end of one prominent Golf magazine’s Top 100 American public course rankings. It has been my experience that the bottom 20 percent of these rankings are often controversial.

My sense is that the artificial Antebellum plantation ruins at the confluence of the fourth and sixth greens that offer an anomaly rarely seen on golf courses is polarizing. Some haughty reviewers will label it gimmicky, contrived, and in today’s climate maybe even intolerant. I’m in the “loved it” camp. It made for some intriguing photo ops and created an interesting green-side element.

I feel this element likely singularly keeps this course among “America’s Greatest” lists. Detractors will say, in addition to the negativity above, that this is textbook resort golf, and I don’t disagree with that. But I rather enjoyed it.

Davis Love III offers roomy corridors off the tee box. You will find elements of a place he has been very successful at throughout his career - Harbour Town - in the green complexes. Most are small and feature subtleties that can make first putts look either misread or misjudged.

It is the kind of course where you can walk off the 18th green having shot 82 and wonder how you didn’t shoot 72.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Worst greens in forever

Played the Fazio course for the forth time a week ago. Absolutely the worst greens I have been on in the Myrtle Beach area in 5 years. Had a 25 ft putt on one hole and it became a “mud ball” by the time it stopped rolling about 2/3 of the way was NOT worth the amount of the green fees.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good layout not brutal but not easy

Played in twice now on two separate guy outings. Good design , challenging but not brutal...good par 3s....white tees were enough for us on a wet morning from all the watering...staff is friendly...great outdoor bar...food is nothing special...it’s a bit of a cattle call mentality but you just to chill when the course is packed with tourists and guys who don’t play...

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

excellent layout

a typical Fazio course with challenging bunkering and visuals. the fairways and greens were in reasonable shape, maybe not as good as you should expect for this time of year in the south. it quickly became obvious that the overall course conditions left a lot to be desired. the rough was nonexistent, bunkers for the most part were lacking sand but full of mud, signage and paths looked 20 years old and uncared for. in its prime this course was magnificent but it has been allowed to deteriorate and is definitely a $50 value.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Barefoot Dye disappoints with typical Myrtle Beach rude staff and poor maintenance.

A great layout that is poorly maintained with the typical Myrtle Beach rude staff (especially the semi-private courses) Extremely slow round. Driving range closed two out of three days. Go elsewhere. A disgrace to a great Dye design.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 45
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great weather, the course was in really good conditions, greens fast .

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Top of the line golf

Beautiful track. You can enjoy this layout from any set of tees. Challenging and fun. Greens putt true and are well protected but are fair to all levels of golfers. On the high side of cost but well worth a try

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best of Barefoot

Must play when in the area. Very playable from white and blue tees. Course was in pretty good shape, save for the few rough patches on the greens. Much more room in the fairways than the cart GPS would have you believe. Hit a lot of 3-woods and long irons when driver would have been fine. Nice staff.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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