- Location: N. Myrtle Beach, SC
- Rooms: 350+
- Courses: Four
- Amenities: Yacht club villas / golf academy
- Also good for: Best for Buddies
6 things you need to know
- Best time to go: March-May, Sept-Nov.
- Daily stay-and-plays start at: $100
- Golf experience: A solid foursome: Pete Dye, Tom Fazio, Greg Norman and Davis Love III.
- Best non-golf amenity: Barefoot Landing, a maze of boardwalks, shops and restaurants just three minutes away.
- While you're there: Warm up on the 30 acre practice facility.
- Insider tip: Barefoot offers multi-round packages with discounts for those booking 90 days or more in advance.
When Barefoot Resort opened in the early 2000s, it was ambitious even by Myrtle Beach standards — with plans for not one, not two, not three but four signature courses from Pete Dye, Tom Fazio, Greg Norman and Davis Love III. Nineteenth-hole debates about the pecking order often ended with a rousing, life-is-good toast of “who cares!” Each course has a style all its own. True to its designer’s maverick personality, the Dye Course is the only semi-private venue of the four and hosts the wildly popular Hootie and the Blowfish Monday After the Masters event. The Norman design features seven holes along the Intracoastal Waterway. The Love Course incorporates the recreated ruins of an old plantation home along holes 3 through 7. Lined with live oaks and Carolina pines, the Fazio Course is the most traditional “Lowcountry” layout. Barefoot Resort was built with large golf groups in mind. There are two-, three- or four-bedroom villas on the golf courses or at the Yacht Club Villas. The North Beach Plantation is a gleaming oceanfront hotel with connecting towers.