Barefoot Resort’s Dye Club Named South Carolina Golf Course of the Year

August 12, 2013

Dye Course was named SC golf course of the yearSouth Carolina’s best resides along the Grand Strand.

Barefoot Resort & Golf’s Dye Course has been named Golf Course of the Year by the South Carolina Golf Course Owner’s Association, and National Golf Management’s regional operations manager, Frank Coughlin, has been named employee of the year.

This comes just a month after being named “Myrtle Beach Golf Course of the Year” too! By virtue of the capturing the state honor, the Dye Club advances to the Southeast Regional competition with the hope of advancing to compete for national course of the year honors.

The SCGCOA 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.

World Tour (2004) and Grande Dunes Resort Course (2008) have previously been named national golf course of the year.

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.

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