Barefoot Golf Resort
Myrtle Beach, SC
'03 Fees: $70-$150
Golf Magazine Review '03: Barefoot has 4 courses from a Who's-Who of contemporary architects: Dye, Tom Fazio, The Shark, & DL3.
Fazio: Most visually appealing of the 4. Daunting but handsome fairway bunkers and native grasses. Water on 15 holes (only a real factor on half of those).
Dye: Most visually intimidating and most challenging of the 4. Loaded with hazards and playing up to 7,343 yards. No mixed reactions here, a "Love-it-or-Hate-it" special.
Love: Most popular, most forgiving off the tee, but with pinched fairways approaching crowned greens (a trait borrowed from Donald Ross). A savvy iron game is essential. Also features the faux ruins of an antebellum plantation house.
Norman: The most underrated of the four, a bit less picturesque than the other 3. Lined by barren waste areas, it sometimes has the feel of a desert course, with the exception of the few holes along the Intercoastal Waterway.
Where To Stay: Massive hotel at the Barefoot Resort , as well as numerous golf villas on-premisis, for those rowdy boy's weekends.
Where To Booze & Grub:
Fat Guy's Myrtle Beach SC Golf Weekend