Barefoot Resort, home of the Dye, Fazio, Love and Norman Courses, is celebrating its 10th birthday this spring. The facility drew national acclaim upon its opening and has been at the forefront of the Myrtle Beach golf market ever since.
While you may have played all four courses, here are five things about Barefoot you need to know:
1. Barefoot Is One of the Nation’s Premier Multi-Course Facilities – Three of Barefoot’s four layouts – Love, Fazio and Dye – have been ranked among America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses by Golf Digest. The fourth, the Norman Course, has six holes that play along the Intracoastal. Barefoot is one of three single-site facilities in America that is home to three top 100 public courses.
2. The Dye Club is the Home of the Monday After the Masters – The Hootie & The Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am came to Myrtle Beach in 2002 and the event has been played at the Dye Club every year since. In the soon-to-be-nine years the event has been at Barefoot, Arnold Palmer, Annika Sorenstam and Bill Murray are just a few of the big names that have played the course.
3. Barefoot is the Only Facility to Open Four Courses on the Same Day – When Barefoot opened on April 13, 2001, it became the first American golf facility to open four courses simultaneously. It was a significant undertaking that has grown no less impressive with time.
4. Barefoot Is An All-Inclusive Property – With accommodations, a sports bar and Golf Dimensions all on the resort side of the bridge, the facility is truly an all-inclusive property. Throw in Barefoot Landing, the forerunner to Broadway at the Beach, the House of Blues and Alabama Theatre, and a group can enjoy an outstanding vacation without leaving Barefoot.
5. Barefoot Was Davis Love’s First Marque Design – The selection of Pete Dye and Tom Fazio as architects was easy, as was the decision to bring Greg Norman on board. Davis Love, on the other hand, hadn’t worked on a high profile project prior to Barefoot. The Love Course was Davis’ first plum job and he crafted one Myrtle Beach’s most popular golf courses. Wouldn’t you agree?