Barefoot Resort & Golf Club -The Fazio Course (843-390-3200)
Myrtle Beach Golf Course Review
Barefoot Resort on the Intracoastal Waterway in North Myrtle Beach is a spectacular golf facility boasting 4 spectacular championship courses designed by Pete Dye, Tom Fazio, Davis Love and Greg Norman. The Norman, Fazio and Love courses are all served by the same beautifully appointed clubhouse, which features a pro shop, changing area with shower, and restaurant/lounge. The Dye Clubhouse has similar amenities, and the property also features its own driving range. Both properties have practice greens. The Barefoot Resort Driving Range is an expansive lighted practice facility with plentiful grass tees on a targeted range. Onsite is the Dyer Golf Academy and the Greg Normans Champions Golf Academy offering a variety of lessons, clinics, instructional programs and packages offered daily. This property also has a restaurant/lounge that is open in the evenings.
This resort property features 14 different sections of condo/villa and hotel room accommodations, with a total of 311 units in all. Golfers can book packages for standard rooms, or with one, two, three or four bedroom condos, or golf or yacht club villa accommodations. Each of the condo/villas are fully equipped with kitchen facilities and appliances, dining rooms, living room and patio or balcony. Televisions equipped with cable are provided in each bedroom and in the living area. There are multiple pool areas with the largest swimming pool in the state situated behind the tower complexes. There is a full service 142 slip marina with fuel and ship's store. For more info on Barefoot Resort and facilities, visit our page for the property with direct link to their website by clicking here.
World Class golf awaits players at Barefoot - with all four courses located right on property. The Love Course was rated the # 1 course in Myrtle Beach by Golf Digest, and with natural marshes, majestic pines, sprawling waste areas and white sand bunkers providing challenge and aesthetic beauty. The Dye Course is a semi-private facility, but is available to guest staying on property at the resort. All four courses have carts with rear weather covers, ball & club washers, and coolers. Visage GPS is also standard on all carts, providing accurate information from tee to green.
The photos in this review are of the Fazio Course, which is perhaps the most visually appealing course on property. The par three with a carry over a pond, and the par four 13th and 14th are the most stunning, but the entire layout has an appeal that all levels of golfers can appreciate. Fairway bunkers are often sculpted into the adjacent mounding with water hazards and natural areas also providing aesthetic beauty and challenge. Pampas is featured in the surrounding landscaping, and can have a devastating effect on offline tee shots and approaches. The large, undulating green complexes demand a good short game, as players will be asked to demonstrate nearly every shot in their arsenal.
There are nearly 100 soft sand bunkers (including the waste areas) located near the landing zones or situated greenside, and water hazards are a prominent feature, as ponds, creeks and lakes come into play on every hole with the exception of the par four 9th. Five sets of tee boxes play to distances and slopes measuring 6834 yards/145 slope, 6350 yards/136 slope, 5678 yards/125 slope for men and 129 from women, 5292 yards/119 slope, and 4820 yards with a slope of 119 yards for ladies playing from the forward tees. As these slopes indicate, this course is a challenging experience from the two back tees, but is quite playable from the remaining sets.
We highly recommend a round here - this is one of our favorite courses in the MB region! For more info, visit our page for the course, with direct link to their website by clicking here.
Photos in this review are provided by Barefoot Resort.