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Barefoot Resort - Norman Course

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Barefoot Resort - Norman Course

With seven holes along the Intracoastal Waterway and a recent honor as a top-100 course in the Carolinas by Golfstyles Magazine, the Norman Course at Barefoot Resort and Golf is the perfect high-end “starter” course, according to Director of Golf Mike Ross.

Designed by Greg Norman, the track combines the aforementioned water, oversized waste areas, bump-and-run action and the pristine overall surface quality come to be expected at any of the Barefoot rounds. All the while, it’s layout isn’t overly burdensome. 

Unlike the other three Barefoot courses, though, there is another variable only truly in play here.

“Because of where it’s situated on the property, you get those ocean breezes,” Ross said. “I call it our beach course. It has that feel to it.”

The direct line from the Atlantic Ocean to the Intracoastal can show its teeth on several holes, although the opener of the back nine may lead the category. The par-3 plays anywhere from 93 yards all the way up to 203. Regardless of tee box, there’s a green sloping ever-so-slightly toward the Waterway.

Only a few feet separates the Champion UltraDwarf target area from a steep bluff leading only to one of Norman’s biggest distinctions.

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Barefoot Resort - Norman Course Course Reviews

Recent Reviews

by William C -
would not play again
8 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Bill Misconish -
We played Barefoot Love. Great condition and our group enjoyed the round.
9 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Jerry -
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.
9 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Ed -
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
8 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Logan (Mooresville, NC) -
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.
8 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by John -
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.
9 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Gary (Plymouth, MI) -
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.
9 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Timothy -
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.
8 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Ryan (Plymouth, MI) -
Very nice course, well kept, helpful staff. Only things I can think of that were least appealing were the prices.
9 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Rodney (Kingsford, MI) -
We did not like the painted greens.
7 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Jerry (Rochester, NY) -
Excellent.
9 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Dan (Hephzibah, GA) -
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.
9 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Don (Chambersburg, PA) -
Enjoyed playing there in 2013, booked again this year.
9 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Gary (Youngstown, OH) -
Every hole seemed to be by itself, not real crowded, able to play at a good speed, love the holes by the waterway.
10 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Gary (London, UK) -
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.
9 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Gary (London UK) -
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.
9 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Larry (Midlothian, VA) -
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.
9 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Jake (Elberton, GA) -
Nice course but had a few bad areas around the greens
9 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Roger -
Like all the Barefoot courses this was great. Good shape, staff was very friendly. Just a very enjoyable time
10 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Mike (Grove City, OH) -
Very overrated course for the price. Paid for Normans name.
8 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Roger -
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.
10 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Dane (North Augusta, SC) -
Great
9 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Richard (Galion, OH) -
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.
8 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Greg (Durham, NC) -
Really enjoyed it. Nice varity of holes, beautiful landscaping.
9 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Stephen (Oakville, ON) -
GPS was extremely helpful
10 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Frank (Demarest, NJ) -
Good
8 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by John (Bel Air, MD) -
Excellent.
8 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Richard (Pittsburgh, PA) -
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.
9 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by John (Anchorage, AK) -
Great recreational course, in great shape ... thanks.
9 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Ed -
I love this course. Awesome conditions all around. Great breakfast at clubhouse, quick service. Waterway holes are great and 18 too.
10 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Randy -
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.
5 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Art -
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.
10 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Jeffrey (Ellicott City, MD) -
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.
7 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Jeff (Naples, FL) -
Outstanding.
10 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Ed -
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.
10 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Ginette (Ottawa, Ontario) -
Overall it is a very nice course.
9 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Jake -
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.
7 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by George -
New greens OK, good layout.
10 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by William (Winston Salem, N.C.) -
Professional in all respects. Best condition. Norman course is playable for moderate handicap. Grill is very good although service is sometimes slow.
9 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Rich (Toms River, N.J.) -
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.
4 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Clay (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) -
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!
8 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Rich (Toms River, N.J.) -
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.
3 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Rick (Missouri City, Tex.) -
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.
6 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Lazaros (Toronto, Ontario) -
Very good course ... staff were great ... really enjoyed playing ... will play again ... played Fazio in the afternoon ... exceptional course ...
10 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Bret (New Prague, Minn.) -
Very nice course, superior attention from the employees.
10 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Roger (Fredonia, N.Y.) -
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.
5 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by John (Buford, Ga.) -
Excellent, beautiful course, Everything was perfect at the Norman.
10 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Cris (Pittstown, N.J.) -
I like all the courses here but this year they were in bad shape.
8 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Charles (Chilliwack, B.C.) -
Great start to the World Am.
7 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by James (Myrtle Beach, S.C.) -
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.
10 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Bob (Springfield, Ill.) -
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.
9 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Robert (Albemarle, N.C.) -
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.
7 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Doug -
good
7 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
by Paul (Limerick, Ireland) -
Played Aug. 14, 2008: Greens were scored, but a lovely layout.
8 / 10
Barefoot Resort - Norman Course
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