Greg Norman’s newest design at Barefoot Resort is unique in many ways. With only 60 acres of mow-able grass existing on all 18 holes, Greg uses stunning waste areas and the site’s natural vegetation to frame each hole. The course resembles one found in the deserts of the southwest, without the desert. The course also features several holes along the scenic Intracoastal Waterway. Norman has already achieved great reviews for his previous work and he is excited about his latest design stating “We have a fabulous piece of property with great elevations and the developer has spared no expenses to insure that this course is the absolute best it can be.”
Carolina native and leading PGA TOUR professional Davis Love, III, may have solidified his reputation as a course designer with his newest creation at Barefoot Resort. Competing with other architects in the Barefoot Resort project such as Fazio, Norman and Dye, Davis was determined to build a course that was unique, visually striking and fun to play. The course even incorporates a replica of ruins from a 17th Century plantation house, similar to ruins found along holes in Scotland and Ireland. You will enjoy wide fairways and generous landing areas. However, don’t get to relaxed as you will be hitting to tough, turtle back designed greens.
Tom Fazio brings his design expertise to a rolling parcel of land at the heart of Barefoot Resort. Golfweek Architecture Editor Brad Klein states that Fazio has “perfected a certain formula for creating overwhelming, lovely holes that are meticulously manicured and pleasant to play.” Living up to such acclaim, Fazio’s Barefoot Resort Course is certain to attract more national acclaim. Off the tees, players will be greeted with stunning visuals and 18 distinct holes that will all be remembered after your round. You will find the par 71 course to be fairly wide open with a good amount of sand in sight. The fairways are undulating. Since there is no turn after 9, make sure to stop the cart attendant for your beverage and food needs as you negotiate the course.
This course, designed by architect Pete Dye, certainly doesn’t stray from his reputation of building memorable and challenging courses. The semi-private course is filled with pitfalls for wayward shots, native grass and exceptional elevations. Bordering the white sands of the Carolina Bays is what makes this course a great pick for your golf vacation in Myrtle Beach.