Barefoot Golf Resort’s 4 Most Memorable Holes
Designed by a foursome of some of the biggest names in the game of golf — Greg Norman, Davis Love III, Tom Fazio and Pete Dye — the quartet of courses at North Myrtle Beach’s Barefoot Golf Resort offers visiting golfers the opportunity to play a collection of links known as the Grand Strand’s “Fantastic Four” … all in one place. And while all of the renowned courses are fun and challenging to play, each set of links features its own signature style — and its own most memorable hole.
Consider these top four holes from the four award-winning courses found on-site at Barefoot Golf Resort, and start making your plans to play them all for yourself:
Offering a visually stunning design and a reputation for presenting significant pitfalls to wayward shots, the Dye Course is a par-72, 7,343-yard layout designed by Hall of Fame golf course architect Pete Dye. With water bordering the entire left edge of its fairway, the layout’s 368-yard, par-4 18th hole immediately strikes fear into those who regularly hook their tee shots. The green is also flanked on the left by water, and numerous traps await to the right side of the fairway for those who start or approach with a slice.
Featuring considerable tree cover and numerous lakes in its lush layout, the Fazio Course is a par-71, 6,834-yard course designed by world-class golf course architect Tom Fazio. Its 440-yard 5th hole delivers big challenges on both the right (water) and left (sand) sides of the fairway — and is an absolute monster of a par 4. Further, even for golfers fortunate enough to keep their balls in the middle of the fairway, a deep-faced bunker awaits just before the green to swallow approach shots that fall short.
Featuring open fairways, broad landing areas and some serious Lowcountry character, the Love Course is a par-72, 7,000-plus-yard course designed by six-time PGA tournament winner Davis Love III. And the course’s 4th hole, delightfully short for a par 4 at 265 yards, treats players to a unique sight — the recreated ruins of an old plantation home standing behind the green as a backdrop. With few hazards presented along the way for all but the most off-target shots, the hole also offers a great opportunity to score birdie or better.
With seven of its holes sitting right alongside the Intracoastal Waterway, the Norman Course delivers stunning beauty, natural vistas and fairways framed by native vegetation. The course, designed by famed Australian golfer Greg Norman (aka “The Shark”), is a par-72 layout that’s roughly 7,200 yards in length. Its 135-yard, par-3 10th hole is arguably its most scenic, with a fairway standing on an elevated bluff that plays to a green sitting adjacent to the Intracoastal. With few hazards along the way for relatively straight shots, the hole isn’t especially difficult — but its beauty makes it extraordinarily memorable.
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