The Dye Club at Barefoot Resort in North Myrtle Beach recently earned a ranking of 8.2 from player/reviewers at Myrtle Beach Golf Insider, earning particular acclaim for the quality of its staff and course conditions.
Pete Dye, the patriarch of the successful golf course-designing Dye family, is responsible for the Dye Club at Barefoot Resort, which, at 7,343 yards from the back tees, is the second-longest golf course on the Grand Strand, behind only the Grande Dunes Resort Club. Opened in 2001, it is a par 72 golf course that sports the standard arrangement of ten par fours, four par fives and four par threes. It boasts recently installed Champion Bermuda greens that tend to be larger and more undulating than most. This means that many holes can play quite differently one day to the next, making the Dye Club an excellent place to play multiple rounds on a trip or even call one’s home course. An excellent example of this is the long par three 15th hole, whose green is some 40 yards from front to back. The hole can potentially play between 205 and 245 yards from the tips.
One unique feature of the Dye Club is that it hosts the annual Hootie and the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am. The tournament, which benefits a number of charities, takes place every April and brings local and national celebrities as well as PGA and LPGA Tour golfers to the Dye Club. Recent professional golfer participants have included John Daly, Jim Furyk and Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey, while Hootie and the Blowfish front man Darius Rucker plays host and welcomes celebrity friends like Alice Cooper, John Elway and Bill Murray, to name but a few. The participants and thousands of spectators always enjoy themselves.
9 by Fred (Newton Center, MA) - 11/13/2014
Outstanding course. Lived up to its reputation. hard but fair. I play to an 18 but putted well on terrific greens and got the ball up and down from around the greens and out of nicely maintained traps. Shot a 79 on a course i thought I would not break 90 on. Took advantage of risk/reward options from the tee which helped when I drove the ball well that day.
10 by Brian (Ocean City, MD) - 11/09/2014
We played all (4) courses at Barefoot Landing including Barefoot Dye the last day. What an ending to a great trip. I would rate this course one of the best in Myrtle Beach, if not the best. Absolutely beautiful. The one thing we noticed on all four courses, was that the actual distances seemed longer than the GPS & score card was reading, but that was not a problem. We adjusted.
7 by Claude (Latque, Quebec) - 11/06/2014
9 by Dennis (Mount Pleasant, SC) - 11/06/2014
Beautiful course. Excellent facilities, nice people, great pace of play.
10 by Jon - 11/04/2014
One of the best in Myrtle Beach, In very good condition! Exceptional layout by Dye!!!
8 by John (Pittsburgh, PA) - 10/30/2014
10 by John (Pittsburgh, PA) - 10/30/2014
9 by Gervais (Longueuil, QC) - 10/27/2014
Very challenging. Carts very high tech and appreciated for us.
9 by John (Roscoe, IL) - 10/27/2014
A must play when in Myrtle Beach, A very fair course depending on which tees you play.
10 by Jim (Kansas City, KS) - 10/14/2014
Ten episodes have brought us to this. Jimmy Brandt vs. Toph Peterson. The winner of the season finale of “Big Break Myrtle Beach” will have the tournament exemption, as well as the cash and prizes totaling six figures. And once again, these two will know they earned it when it mattered most.
Charlie Harrison decided to hold onto his Super Immunity (& a chance at keeping his $10,000 bonus) for one more week, and immediately found it at risk in this week's elimination challenge against Tessa Teachman. Wise move or colossal blunder? Ian Guerin has the details in his Episode 8 recap!
Just two episodes back Carolin Pinegger looked like one of the favorites. Instead, she was eliminated from Tuesday’s “Big Break Myrtle Beach” after what amounted to two poor shots in the final challenge.
We’re not sure why type of golf ball Anthony Quezada is using, but his approach to “Big Break - Myrtle Beach” is tailor-made for the Golf Channel’s reality competition. Quezada was the focal point of yet another episode, as he was went from narrowly avoiding being included in the final elimination challenge of the fourth episode to being in the thick of it. All the while, he was openly rooted against by the other contestants after continually poking them with a rusty nine-iron.
Charlie Harrison made sure his return to the Grand Strand golf scene started with a bang. The former Wake Forest player opened Golf Channel’s Big Break Myrtle Beach by earning what could be an all-important asset moving forward. Harrison won the Super Immunity Challenge, which now gives him the ability to forgo one of the show’s later tests and automatically advance to the ensuing round.