Barefoot Resort’s Dye Club Named Myrtle Beach Golf Course of the Year

July 15, 2013

Dye Club: Myrtle Beach Golf Course of the YearOne of Myrtle Beach’s premier big event venues has earned one of the area’s biggest honors.

The Dye Club at Barefoot Resort has been named Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association Golf Course of the Year. 

The MBAGCOA evaluates Golf Course of the Year nominees on four criteria: exceptional quality of the golf course, exceptional quality of the ownership and management, outstanding contribution to the community, and significant contribution to the game. By virtue of winning the award, Dye Club becomes a candidate for state and potentially national honors.

“Being one of many great facilities in the Golf Capital of the World, it’s a great honor and it’s humbling,” Dave Genevro, Barefoot Resort’s general manager, said of winning the award. “We are excited to represent the Grand Strand in the state competition.”

Dye Club has emerged as one of Myrtle Beach’s most high profile courses, earning a spot on Golf Digest’s list of “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses” in 2011, and serving as the host of the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am for the last 11 years. As host of the MAM, Dye Club has helped attract some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment to the Grand Strand, including Davis Love III, Dustin Johnson and Jim Furyk this year.

Dye Club has helped the MAM raise more than $3 million for charity, with all the money going to education needs of Palmetto State children and the South Carolina Junior Golf Association. Additionally, the course also serves as the annual host of a golf tournament that has raised $150,000 for the Myrtle Beach YMCA.

The layout will also serve as the championship round host for the 30th annual World Amateur Handicap Championship this summer.

Like many Pete Dye designed courses, the Dye Club is renowned for it’s yawning waste bunkers, railroad ties and stunning visuals. While the course is undoubtedly challenging, the octogenarian designer crafted a layout that is very playable for mid to high handicappers, hence its across-the-board popularity.

New Champion bermuda grass greens were installed in 2012 and have been met with rave reviews, enhancing the consistency of the course’s greens throughout the year. 

Dye Club opened in 2000, one of four highly acclaimed layouts that opened simultaneously at Barefoot Resort, one of America’s premier multi-course facilities.

Dye Club succeeded the Dunes Club as the MBAGCOA Course of the Year.

The National Golf Course Owners Association implemented the award in 1996 and the MBAGCOA has since nominated courses from the Myrtle Beach area. Past recipients of the award include Dunes Clue (2012), Founders Club (2011), Sandpiper Bay (2010) Shaftesbury Glen (2009), Grande Dunes (2008), Wachesaw Plantation East (2007), Burning Ridge (2006), TPC of Myrtle Beach (2005), Indian Wells Golf Club (2004), World Tour Golf Links (2003), Wild Wing Plantation (2002), Blackmoor (2001), Tradition Golf Club (2000), Bay Tree Golf Plantation (1999), Arrowhead Country Club (1998) and Myrtle Beach National’s King’s North (1996). Five of the Myrtle Beach regional winners – Burning Ridge, TPC, Wild Wing, Tradition, Arrowhead and King’s North – also captured the state award. World Tour was named as the national “Golf Course of the Year.”

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