A routine “Best You Can Play On the Grand Strand” honoree by the South Carolina Golf Course Ratings Panel and one of Golfweek’s 2015 “Best 100 Resort Courses,” the Barefoot Resort and Golf Love Course has continued to deck out its mantle year after year.
But it’s not the awards or the trophies that set this 2000 design apart. Instead, it’s the level-headed approach it was designed with - not to mention a piece of fictional lore early in the round.
“There are no weak sisters on that golf course,” said Director of Golf Mike Ross before pointing out his course’s biggest conversation starter. “And then the ruins. They’re really unique. We’ll have people who play out here twice in 15 years, but they always mention that part of the course.”
Starting behind the green on on the short par 4 at No. 4, the dilapidated walls visual for four holes lend themselves to plenty of questions about their age. From far away or up close, the brick could pass for the remnants of a centuries-old structure, something many believe to be true. Even though the walls were built for the course’s opening, the visual element is a worthy cause for stories and photos.
5 by Markus - 06/10/2015
We really looked forward playing the course because of all the positive reviews we read. When arriving there our first impression was that it's a typical resort course since we felt being a little rushed.
The course layout is ok but nothing compared to e.g. the Legends courses, Wild Wing Avocet, TPC, Long Bay or Rivers Edge. The fairways were of good quality as well as the tee-boxes. However, the greens were in bad shape with many spots w/o grass.
I would recommend to play that course since there's way better ones in the area for a better deal.
8 by Jerry - 04/03/2015
We stay at the Barefoot condos so it is appropriate that we play one of their courses. Took advantage of the Wednesday discount rate.
Disappointed in the conditions this year. A lot of "green paint" on the fairways. Is this a way to reduce maintenance costs?
Will have to reconsider next year if this continues.
10 by Elaine (Simpsonville, SC) - 12/15/2014
Loved everything about it.
8 by Joyce (Greensburg, PA) - 11/13/2014
Thought it would be better.
8 by Fred (Newton Center, MA) - 11/13/2014
Lots of long putts. large, difficult to read greens. Fair course. Enjoyable to play. Good length from the white tees.
8 by William (Hanover, PA) - 10/27/2014
8 by John (Roscoe, IL) - 10/27/2014
All the greens had been top dressed with sand and were very difficult to read.
8 by Bob (Lincoln, NE) - 10/26/2014
By Wednesday morning, scores of visiting golfers were strolling the grounds at Grande Dunes Resort Club just as they would on your typical, ideal day for a round of fall golf on the Grand Strand. With temperatures in the low 70s paired with brilliant, clear-blue skies and a light breeze, this course – along with the vast majority of golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area – was back to business as usual.
Despite being up for elimination for the sixth time overall, Jimmy Brandt elected to face off against Charlie Harrison in the Elimination Challenge. Entering Tuesday’s episode with Super Immunity still in his bag, Harrison ultimately rolled the dice, putting the money back and keeping himself in the mix.
Two former LSU Tigers - Tessa Teachman and Katy Harris - squared off in this week's elimination challenge that would bring the women's count in this competition down to two. Who would prevail? Ian Guerin has the answer.
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.
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.