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.
10 by Kevin (Melbourne, FL) - 11/15/2013
8 by Patrick (Mint Hill, NC) - 11/05/2013
Some of the loved it, others didn't. It was very hard to hold the green with approach shots. Some struggled on hitting the fairways.
9 by Don (Dandridge, TN) - 11/05/2013
9 by Raymond (St. Fran of Brompton, QC) - 10/25/2013
Not Worth the price we pay
9 by Buddy (Henrico, VA) - 10/10/2013
Course was in great condition, it was tough but fair except for the bunkers which were well placed but were difficult because of type of sand used. Your staff were great and made the experience memorable. This was our first time there and we will be back.
8 by Robert (Willbraham, MA) - 09/16/2013
Couldn't drive in fairway. Getting correct distances was not good. Inability to drive in fairways forced players to select 3 or more clubs.
7 by Glenn (Manasquan, NJ) - 09/16/2013
Would have been nice if they told us it would be cart path only because of over-seeding.......Great layout, good challenge
Dye Club at Barefoot Resort, which draws in some of the biggest names to Myrtle Beach each year for Darius Rucker's Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am golf event, touched up its greens in 2012 in an effort to continue to stand above the rest. By all accounts, though, the green work was simply another reason Pete Dye's only Grand Strand design continues to be so highly regarded.