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.
7 by Carl (Birmingham, AL) - 06/25/2015
Great in the clubhouse but not very nice starters. Second year in a row for this problem.
9 by Scott (Monroe, NC) - 06/25/2015
Great course and facility. Great greens, fairways, and layout. 3/3. Will play again on a return trip.
9 by John (South Bend, IN) - 05/23/2015
9 by Ron D. - 05/18/2015
The flagship Barefoot course. As mid handicappers from the UK we enjoyed the layout with some real challenging pin positions. The Tees were in good condition along with fairways and bunkers / waste areas. The downside without doubt were the greens, they were awful due to the unseasonable cold weather. We wouldn't be happy paying the full green fee for the greens to be in that condition though we stayed at the Yacht club villas which had a great deal on with the Barefoot courses.
6 by Jeff - 04/16/2015
Played Fazio last year, decided to try Dye this year. The course is in rough shape, they said it has been raining quite a bit which is fine but apparently the drainage on this course is non existent. The bunkers (not the waste areas) were 50-60% mud and many areas around them were dead. For a course that is very bunker heavy this makes for a pretty unenjoyable round. I like tough courses but the course can't be both tough and in this shape. I played it on their Wednesday deal which cut the price down to near $100 but for that it's still overpriced. We played World Tour today and while their greens were in tough shape the course was head and shoulders better for $101. The Dye greens were also pretty slow. Coming in from CT (where golf is generally expensive) i can play courses that are in better shape back home (right now.. after the worst winter in 10 years) for $75. The staff was great, no complaints at all. My issue is more a cost to quality issue. Was really looking forward to this course too, had heard great things.
7 by Daren (Thorofare, NJ) - 04/05/2015
The course was not in very good shape especially the greens which had bare spots. Not at all what I expected when paying $105.00. I played on two other courses earlier in the week which were in far better shape and cost less than half the price.
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.
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