Barefoot Resort & Golf Club - The Love 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 Love Course, which has won many awards as one of the finest in the Myrtle Beach area. The layout includes 71 soft sand bunkers (including sand waste areas) and water hazards are abundant, as they come into play in some shape or form on 14 holes. The small, raised, and well bunkered green complexes are often undulating with slopes that drop off dramatically behind the putting surfaces and at times along the sides. Approaches that fly the green with leave challenging up and down situations, especially if the pin placement is near the rear. The design is quite interesting with frequent doglegs. The par three 11th has two greens (rotating) and #14 is the most memorable par four, with three ponds challenging the tee shot and approach.
Natural areas come into play frequently, providing challenge and also serve as home to abundant wildlife. Waste bunkers also line several fairways - helping the ponds and lakes to define the landing zones. This is a stunningly beautiful golf course, with 5 sets of tee areas that afford all levels of players with an opportunity to enjoy a pleasant golf experience here. The tips play to 7047 yards with a slope of 139, while alternate sets play to distances and slopes measuring 6542 yards/133 slope, 6055 yards/126 slope for men and 127 for women, 5643 yards/121 slope and 5336 yards with a slope of 124 for ladies hitting from the forward tees.
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Photos in this review are provided by Barefoot Resort..