by Bill Misconish - 07/24/2017
We played Barefoot Love. Great condition and our group enjoyed the round.
by Jerry - 08/01/2015
Played Barefoot-Love in March and was disappointed. A little disappointed in Norman this week although better than the painted greens/fairways at Love in March. GPS in carts are a nice touch and it's the best layout of all the Barefoot courses. Putting green was closed as it must be under construction. More like a country club atmosphere with the staff etc. Complimentary shoe shine a nice perk.
by Ed - 07/26/2015
I agree with the previous review...Barefoot has ruined the 18th Hole on the Norman Course....What Was a great finishing Par 5 was ruined and is now a dull Par 4. SHAME on Barefoot for destroying the original Greg Norman Layout...It's a loss
by Logan (Mooresville, NC) - 07/22/2015
Clubhouse and staff were great. Course not up to standards compared to the times I've played Norman course before. I'd estimate I've played it 5-6 times previously.
by John - 07/06/2015
I've now played all of the Barefoot courses and although the Norman course is good, I would say it ranks number four for me. Layout was OK, as there were some really nice holes, but also some very forgettable ones. Some of the holes on the Intracoastal waterway had great potential but didn't seem to take full advantage of the location. The course wasn't particularly difficult, but could jump up and bite you if you lost focus. My biggest disappointment was the 18th hole, which was obviously designed as a par 5 or long par 4, but the original tee boxes seemed to be abandoned in favor of shorter ones, taking much of the drama away. Overall I was satisfied for the $55 afternoon rate, but it's not on my short list. I certainly wouldn't pay the $110 rack rate for it. Greens had not yet been punched so that was a big reason we chose this one.
by Gary (Plymouth, MI) - 06/21/2015
Nice course and clubhouse. We had 3 20-plus handicappers course was a little tight at times. It helped a lot to have GPS yardage on the course. Still had a great time.
by Timothy - 02/09/2015
The staff was nice and helpful but the course was not all I was expecting. Almost the whole course is lined with condos and not very visually pleasing. A couple holes near the Intracoastal were away from the condos but not many. As for the course, the fairways were painted and very thin. Not in good shape. Greens were only okay but nothing special. The layout is not exciting at all. The Fazio and Love courses are much better. I would choose this last of the Barefoot courses.
by Ryan (Plymouth, MI) - 12/29/2014
Very nice course, well kept, helpful staff. Only things I can think of that were least appealing were the prices.
by Rodney (Kingsford, MI) - 12/15/2014
We did not like the painted greens.
by Jerry (Rochester, NY) - 12/11/2014
by Dan (Hephzibah, GA) - 11/13/2014
Top notch experience from start to finish. Best course we played during our stay. Staff was great, course was in marvelous shape. I'll definitely be back and recommend Barefoot Resorts to my colleagues.
by Don (Chambersburg, PA) - 10/27/2014
Enjoyed playing there in 2013, booked again this year.
by Gary (Youngstown, OH) - 10/16/2014
Every hole seemed to be by itself, not real crowded, able to play at a good speed, love the holes by the waterway.
by Gary (London, UK) - 08/22/2014
Played on 20th August. Course was very wet but the greens were still excellent. The 18th has been shorter not a par 4 due to maintenance on the tees.
by Gary (London UK) - 08/21/2014
It was very wet in places and the 18th tee area is being refurbished so it plays as a par 4. Good layout and some special holes.
by Larry (Midlothian, VA) - 07/24/2014
This was a challenging course and played long. The layout is exceptional and very picturesque. Course was in excellent shape and had some risk/reward holes for great placement of drives and/or approach shots.
by Jake (Elberton, GA) - 07/24/2014
Nice course but had a few bad areas around the greens
by Roger - 06/18/2014
Like all the Barefoot courses this was great. Good shape, staff was very friendly. Just a very enjoyable time
by Mike (Grove City, OH) - 06/02/2014
Very overrated course for the price. Paid for Normans name.
by Roger - 06/02/2014
We played Norman today, 5/18/14. We have handicaps from 10 to 30. We all had a great time. The staff were very good. The course from tee to green was excellent. All the barefoot courses are great & I would recommend them to all who come to North Myrtle for exceptional golf.
by Dane (North Augusta, SC) - 01/30/2014
by Richard (Galion, OH) - 11/15/2013
Best course of the week. Does have a lot of Condo's and I hit two of them. I like the layout better than the Love course. Best greens we played that week. Be sure to hit enough club on the par 3 10th, short is bad with the bunker on the front left.
by Greg (Durham, NC) - 10/10/2013
Really enjoyed it. Nice varity of holes, beautiful landscaping.
by Stephen (Oakville, ON) - 05/27/2013
GPS was extremely helpful
by Frank (Demarest, NJ) - 05/01/2013
by John (Bel Air, MD) - 11/05/2012
by Richard (Pittsburgh, PA) - 09/20/2012
Course was in fantastic condition. Challenging but not too bad. we were going right out for another 18, and the grill had no ready-to-go sandwiches ... really slowed us down.
by John (Anchorage, AK) - 09/04/2012
Great recreational course, in great shape ... thanks.
by Ed - 08/19/2012
I love this course. Awesome conditions all around. Great breakfast at clubhouse, quick service. Waterway holes are great and 18 too.
by Randy - 07/19/2012
The course was in excellent condition except for the greens. There weren't any dead spots, but most all of them were covered in sand. I really love this course, but here comes the downside. I should have known that play may have been a bit slow with only charging $60 to play. We arrived at 1 p.m. for our 1:33 p.m. tee time. Generally, you are able to go ahead and tee it up. We ended up waiting until 2 p.m. to tee off. Our round was 5 hours and 8 minutes. The cart GPS, which was quite informative, showed us at 43 minutes behind pace. We were not playing slow by any means. I would say that this was by far our worst experience in 20+ years of coming to the Strand.
by Art - 05/31/2012
GPS is on the carts. This was my first BF Norman play in 8 years, so I noticed a lot more housing around the course than I saw in the past. The new Norman golf academy is going up next to the #17 green. Tees, fairways and bunkers were in good condition. The bunker sand sucks, since it is full of pebbles and shells, that end up on the green. The new in 2011 champions greens were firm and fast. Norman has wide fairways, few traps, chipping areas, fairly level greens and pine straw under the trees. Norman is the least difficult at BF. Several holes are on the waterway with a great waterway par 3 #10.
by Jeffrey (Ellicott City, MD) - 05/25/2012
Starter was very friendly. Clubhouse and restaurant were very nice. Complementary shoe shine was excellent - much better than when I clean my shoes. The course has huge waste bunkers that, after a while, become tiresome. For this reason, the course seems kind of gimmicky. The holes along the waterway are not as pretty as I expected due to businesses on the other side, but the houses on the waterway are magnificent. The greens were not in great shape; very fast, lots of sand on them, and very short grass. I was told they were replaced last year and have not come in yet. I would play the other Barefoot courses over this one.
by Jeff (Naples, FL) - 05/13/2012
by Ed - 04/17/2012
This a a great course, the back nine is awesome along the Intracoastal, greens are immaculate; great, great experience. Played it three times; always on my list.
by Ginette (Ottawa, Ontario) - 03/30/2012
Overall it is a very nice course.
by Jake - 10/20/2011
Course was in outstanding shape. Only problem I had was there was nothing at the turn but a vending machine; for the money you pay you should be able to get something more. Kitchen was also closed by the time we got finished, which was only 6 p.m.
by George - 09/13/2011
New greens OK, good layout.
by William (Winston Salem, N.C.) - 06/22/2011
Professional in all respects. Best condition. Norman course is playable for moderate handicap. Grill is very good although service is sometimes slow.
by Rich (Toms River, N.J.) - 01/15/2011
How in the world do they charge $118 for this course @ this time of year? Just because it is part of other good courses @ Barefoot does not make it a top 25 track. The course only has a few good golf holes. The management has to wake up before it's too late.
by Clay (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) - 10/26/2010
Played on Friday, October 22 and had a great time. Pace of play was excellent, everyone at the course was pleasant and the greens rolled very well and true. There were a few thin spots on the first few greens but the pin placements were in areas that were unaffected by the summer decline. I would definitely recommend this course to others. Excellent Greg Norman golf course!
by Rich (Toms River, N.J.) - 10/11/2010
This the weakest of the Barefoot courses. Any time the greens are that bad there is a money problem somewhere! The Barefoot reputation is starting to come into question. Take the Barefoot name away from the Norman course and it would not be in the top 35 courses in MB.
by Rick (Missouri City, Tex.) - 09/27/2010
Played this course in the Golf.com World Am. The course should have been closed down and not played. They have NO GREENS. Over half of the greens were packed, painted sand. Almost impossible to putt. Of all the Barefoot courses, this one was definitely in unplayable condition.
by Lazaros (Toronto, Ontario) - 04/01/2010
Very good course ... staff were great ... really enjoyed playing ... will play again ... played Fazio in the afternoon ... exceptional course ...
by Bret (New Prague, Minn.) - 03/31/2010
Very nice course, superior attention from the employees.
by Roger (Fredonia, N.Y.) - 11/10/2009
I have wanted to play this course since its inception. Was disappointed with overall condition especially the greenside bunkers. This is one course that is truly surrounded with condos.
by John (Buford, Ga.) - 11/10/2009
Excellent, beautiful course, Everything was perfect at the Norman.
by Cris (Pittstown, N.J.) - 09/30/2009
I like all the courses here but this year they were in bad shape.
by Charles (Chilliwack, B.C.) - 09/17/2009
Great start to the World Am.
by James (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) - 09/14/2009
The Norman course is my third favorite course at Barefoot. The design is great and the conditions are always fantastic. The par-3 along the waterway is a very memorable hole.
by Bob (Springfield, Ill.) - 08/26/2009
All the Barefoot courses are nice. I think the Norman is the most underrated. It gets the least play but has the smoothest, quickest greens. They have very subtle break and tough pitch shots if you miss the green. It has 2 of the best par 3s and a couple of really nice par 5s.
by Robert (Albemarle, N.C.) - 06/29/2009
Enjoyed my time at the course Saturday. Course conditions lived up to my expectations. The only problem that I had was that the course ranger on the first seven holes continued to tell us to speed up at least 4 times. Our GPS system told use we were 7 mins. behind pace. To my knowledge that is less than half of a hole behind. It got to a point that we finally told him that we were tired of being bothered and that we had paid a lot of money to play and to leave us alone. We did not have anyone behind us that we were holding up, I counted 3 times that the group behind us had to wait to hit their approach shots. I could understand if the group behind us complained if we were slow playing but I don't believe that was the case since the ranger always came from the hole in front of us. After the final altercation with the ranger we were not bothered again. I still enjoyed my experience and plan to play other Barefoot courses in the future.
by Doug - 03/27/2009
by Paul (Limerick, Ireland) - 02/15/2009
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Played Aug. 14, 2008: Greens were scored, but a lovely layout.