Why Hootie & the Blowfish Love the Dye Course at Barefoot Resort

It speaks volumes to reliability and quality of experience when a Grammy Award-winning recording artist makes your location the centerpiece of its charitable efforts for nearly two decades.

And for all the big-name celebrities who’ve been a part of the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am over the years and done so out of a sense of commitment to the band and their cause, they also come back year after with a heightened sense of anticipation for teeing it up at the area’s premier Pete Dye design, the Dye Course at Barefoot Resort & Golf.



Hootie & the Blowfish drummer Jim “Soni” Sonefeld sums it up for all of them when he matter-of-factly declares, “It’s nice to have a place we can call home.”

“Golf has always just been a part of Myrtle Beach, you know, and now with the Dye Course having Monday After the Masters and (the event) being here so long, you know how great it is for golf,” says lead singer Darius Rucker. “I really like it here at the Dye Course. It’s a public course, but it really feels like a private course.”

Adds bassist Dean Felber, “At the Dye Course, man, it’s like when you show up here, you feel special, you know? You really want for nothing out here.”

The Dye Course at Barefoot Resort is one of four Myrtle Beach-area designs – including Grande Dunes Resort Course, Caledonia Golf & Fish Club and Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club – that Hootie & the Blowfish look to as their “go-to” designs whenever their in town on a golf trip. That’s high praise, especially when it’s coming from a golf-crazed group of guys like Soni, Darius, Dean and lead guitarist Mark Bryan.

Learn more about why the band loves these designs, and the Myrtle Beach golf scene, by visiting our Hootie & the Blowfish page.