The Fazio Course at Barefoot Resort in North Myrtle Beach recently earned a ranking of 8.9 from player/reviewers at Myrtle Beach Golf Insider, earning special recognition for the quality of its conditioning, particularly its Champion Bermuda greens.
The course opened in 2000 and was designed by legendary architect Tom Fazio, who has designed golf courses all over the world, as well as working at such venues as Augusta National Golf Club. The course is a par 71, with five par threes, four par fives and nine par fours. At less than 6,900 yards from the tips, it is the shortest course at Barefoot Resort but it is far from easy, with two par fours longer than 450 yards from the tips.
The course’s signature hole is the 13th, a 379-yard par four with two separate greens, located on opposite sides of a massive waste bunker. If the long and narrow right-hand green is in play, the hole plays largely straightaway. The left-hand, shallower and wider green requires an approach shot played through the air to carry the aforementioned sandy waste and makes the hole a slight dogleg left. The finishing hole is one of the aforementioned long par fours, a slight dogleg left bordered on the left by a lake. The green, which sits next to the clubhouse that serves the Fazio, Love and Norman courses at the resort, is guarded by a large bunker on the left and a deep collection area on the right.
Barefoot Resort’s facilities are second to none in the Myrtle Beach area. Guests of the Fazio Course, sharing a facility as it does with the Love and Norman Courses, have access to an enormous grass driving range, putting and chipping greens and a practice bunker.
10 by Dennis (Goodfield, IL) - 06/06/2014
A beautiful and well groomed course, but lots of sand. It's a fun course to play but I can't understand why there isn't a turn at the club house on 9. You literally finish the first round at the cabin and a soda machine. You might consider more than vending at the turn.
10 by Diane (Lachine, QC) - 06/05/2014
8 by Jean (Montreal, QC) - 06/03/2014
9 by Gerald (North Adams, MA) - 06/03/2014
9 by Rob (Sevenoaks, Kent) - 06/02/2014
Tougher than Love course and in equally good shape
10 by Henry (Frederick, MD) - 03/14/2014
Love all the Barefoots
10 by Youn (Potomac, MD) - 12/23/2013
9 by Adrian (Pickering, ON) - 11/05/2013
Excellent design, excellent conditions, very well organized and great staff
9 by Bob (Grand Blanc, MI) - 10/23/2013
We should have been told that Wed was a special day for locals. The wait was terrible....over 5.5 hours for the round.
5 by Chris - 10/22/2013
Played the Fazio course at Barefoot in October 2011 and again in July 2012. It is my favorite of the 4 courses, but in general I love Fazio layouts. Its hard to beat Barefoot with 4 great courses, the best 19th hole around and if you are on a golf trip the condos were real nice (we were on the Norman course).
The moveable feast that is Myrtle Beach golf appeals to all sorts of players for all sorts of reasons throughout the calendar year. Some like it hot, some like it upscale, some seek out less expensive months, some like it for at least 36 holes a day, some prefer to set aside ample pool and beach time.
Golf’s first major of the year, the Masters, arrives at majestic Augusta National each April and with it the dawning of a new golf season. For years, prior to heading to Augusta to cover the Masters, the national golf media took advantage of the similarly gorgeous spring weather in Myrtle Beach — the largest city along South Carolina’s coastal “Grand Strand” — where they annually held their season-opening Golf Writer’s Association of America tournament.