Barefoot Resort & Golf Rooted in Historic Achievement

Twenty-four years after the opening of Barefoot Resort & Golf, the courses designed by Davis Love III, Tom Fazio, Pete Dye and Greg Norman are universally regarded as among the best in South Carolina. The surrounding community, including Barefoot Landing, is one of the area’s most vibrant and there are stay-and-play accommodations onsite.

While Barefoot’s excellence is something to celebrate, it shouldn’t obscure the historic nature of its opening. On April 13, 2000, Barefoot became the first-ever property to open four golf courses simultaneously.

That’s right. The Love, Dye, Fazio and Norman courses all opened at the same time.

It remains the most high-profile debut in Myrtle Beach history, but even more importantly, Barefoot has exceeded the immense expectations people had for the property.

To highlight just a few of Barefoot’s many accolades, three of the courses – Dye, Fazio and Love – have been ranked among America’s top 100 public layouts, and Barefoot was named the North American Golf Resort of the Year by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators.

As you make plans for your next Myrtle Beach trip, here is a look at what you can expect from Barefoot’s fantastic four.

DL3’s architectural chops weren’t perceived to be on the same level as his Barefoot brethren, but the opening of his namesake design dispelled those concerns. The Love Course is arguably the property’s most popular, highlighted by holes 4 through 6 that play around the faux ruins of an old plantation home. The layout is both creative and playable.

The Fazio Course has water on 15 of 18 holes and it delivers on its promise of being equal parts challenging and unforgettable. The former host of Big Break Myrtle Beach’s championship match, the Fazio Course is one of the few along the Grand Strand that doesn’t turn at the clubhouse.

Dye is an architectural legend and his work at Barefoot lived up to expectations. Featuring the visual deception and sprawling waste bunkers the hall of famer has long been known for, the Dye Course provides a stern test of golf and a memorable experience. The long-time host of the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity-Pro Am is home to a standalone clubhouse and delivers a private club feel.

Norman took a minimalist’s approach to his design, crafting a layout that showcases seven stunning holes along the Intracoastal Waterway, including spectacular par 3 10th. The inland holes are framed by native vegetation and waste areas. With greens complexes that are open, the Norman Course allows everyone the opportunity to score.

If you are looking for the complete resort experience on your next Myrtle Beach golf trip, Barefoot should be at the top of your list.