Named as 2013 Golf Course of the Year by both the Myrtle Beach and South Carolina Golf Course Owners Associations, it should come as no surprise that the Dye Club at Barefoot Resort and Golf has carved out a spot as one of the nicest golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area year after year.
The site of Darius Rucker’s annual Monday After the Master’s celebrity pro-am, the Dye Club has something so few others in the Carolinas have: Pete Dye’s architecture.
“He’s one of the only golf course designers in the hall of fame for a reason. The guy just gets it,” Dye Club head professional Jeff Diehl said. “On top of that, the land he built it on, the acreage he built it on, just set up so well for him. How he frames out each hole is distinct. you can play all of his courses and get a feel you’re on a Pete Dye Course. But each hole is distinct in its own right. That’s what impresses me the most.”
As far as impressions go, No. 18 leaves everyone who plays it with a memorable capper. The 471-yard par 4 bends around a left-side pond while banked hills and sand traps line the right. The “monster” hole, as Diehl put it, is classic Dye.
9 by Trent (West Jordan, UT) - 08/12/2016
The greens very difficult.
9 by William (Centerburg, OH) - 07/01/2016
The greens were aerated recently and it would have been nice to know prior to booking in May or at least before we play there so we could cancel and play some place else. At the very least we should have gotten a discount or money credited to my credit card. I did not think the course was in good enough shape to justify the price we paid.
9 by David - 06/27/2016
Nice course. Good condition and great value if you play on a Wednesday. Definitely worth a visit.
8 by Iain (Denny, UK) - 06/10/2016
More like a UK course than US I liked the fact that off the white tees you didn't have to drive the ball huge distances to play the course.I enjoyed the par 3s.
7 by Jonathan (Pittsburgh, PA) - 05/22/2016
Favorite holes: 4, 6, 10, 18. Unique: Never have I ever been told to play slower on a golf course. As a 2some is playing behind a 4some, I expect to have a few periods of waiting throughout the day. I do not expect to be told to play slower by a ranger while proper etiquette is being followed. I can't comprehend what inspired the ranger to approach or monitor our ability to stay on pace with the group ahead of us. Especially as a 2 following a 4. Totally unique experience.
Great golf course. A fair yet challenging test.
10 by John (Chesapeake, VA) - 05/13/2016
Exceptionally well-conditioned course - better than Kingsmill's LPGA River Course. Extremely courteous and helpful staff. Typical Dye layout - you are either on a tee box, in the fairway, on a green or in sand.
10 by James - 12/18/2015
Typical Pete Dye design that we enjoyed playing. Tough but fair if played from the correct set of tees based on handicap. Can see how this would not be fun if played from yardage longer than you normally play. Conditions in line with all other of the Barefoot courses we played this week.
7 by Mark (New Bedford, MA) - 09/11/2015
Very wet conditions, needs better drainage. No drink cart due to the conditions with no water on the course
10 by Jong - 09/01/2015
Great shape tee to green. Played 8/22/15. Beautiful layout. Greens rolled true & somewhat fast, not super fast though. Lots of fairway bunkers. Fair but challenging. Will definitely play again.
9 by Mike (Matthews, NC) - 08/18/2015
The course was fabulous. Nothing much to say other than that.
Let’s assume that time, travel or greens fees are no concern. Be it a well-conceived trip to South Carolina’s Grand Strand or a mental trek to fantasy land, this is how I would lay out seven days’ worth of my favorite layouts. These are the best of the best.
While those across the United States recognize the focal point of the Grand Strand, it is important for golfers looking for the full experience to search out the areas immediately north, south and west of the primary city limits. We begin our multi-part series with four reasons to point the compass up from Myrtle Beach proper.
South Carolina’s Grand Strand has two of the most famous surnames attached to five of its golf options. Pete and P.B. Dye each have a layout in Myrtle Beach, and they joined forces, so to speak, on a third. Meanwhile, famed designer Tom Fazio left his footprint with two of the relative newcomers to the Myrtle Beach golf scene.
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