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Barefoot Resort and Golf announces new afternoon 48-hour rate

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Myrtle Beach Golf Deal Alert


Barefoot Resort and Golf have announced a new afternoon 48-hour rate (which is $25 cheaper than the morning rate) for the remaining of the Summer for all of their Barefoot courses. The new rate will begin effective immediately and run through September 5th.  This allows golfers to play three of the four courses at Barefoot. The Dye, Fazio and Norman courses have recently renovated the greens, switching from bent grass to champion ultra dwarf.  The Fazio and Norman changed over last summer. The Love course is scheduled to reopen September 10th.

To book your 48-hour tee time, call our golf department at 1-800-624-6418.

6-4-2012 to 9-5-2012

$83 AM




Eight Grand Strand courses to get new greens this summer

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Golf Course Maintenance

As the Spring 2012 golf season winds down across the grand strand, eight Myrtle Beach golf courses will be getting new greens this summer. The courses will be installing different new hybrids of Bermuda Ultra-Dwarf grass, including Champion Bermuda, Mini-Verde Bermuda, Tif-Eagle Bermuda.

These grasses excel in the Southeast, and have increased in popularity over the last couple years for several reasons:

  • Bent grass is more susceptible to disease in the hot summer months compared to Ultra-Dwarf grass
  • Ultra Dwarf grasses can still maintain speeds of 9-12 on a Stimpmeter just like bent grass
  • Smooth consistent putting surfaces.
  • Requires less maintenance (less chemicals, watering, and aerating)
  • Keeps great color retention in cool seasons

Barefoot Dye Club – The course will be closed May 21 and reopen July 16. The course is changing from Bent grass to Champion Ultra Dwarf.

Barefoot LoveThe course will be closed July 9 and reopen on September 10. The Love course at Barefoot is also changing from Bent grass to Champion Ultra Dwarf.

Grande Dunes Resort CourseThe Resort Course at Grande Dunes is closing on June 26 to August 21. The courses is changing from Bent Grass to Champion Ultra Dwarf Bermuda Grass.

International World Tour Golf Links – The Open Course – The course will be closed beginning May 15 and will rebuild green complexes and change the putting surface grass from L93 bentgrass to Mini-Verde ultradwarf Bermuda grass.

International World Tour Golf Links – The Championship Course – The course will close after the Open Course renovations are complete. The Championship course will also have the green complexes rebuilt and switch from L93 bentgrass to Mini-Verde ultradwarf Bermuda grass.

Meadowlands Golf Club – The course will close May 24 and is scheduled to reopen August 18. The renovations will change the greens from Bent Grass to Tif Eagle Bermuda Grass and will also be changing the layout of a few holes.

Myrtle Beach National – Kings NorthArnold Palmer`s Kings North is changing putting surfaces from Bent grass to Champions Ultra Dwarf. The course will be closing June 25 and reopening on August 21.

Prestwick Country Club – the course will be closing on June 18 and be closed until September 15  for renovations of greens. They will be putting in Tif-Eagle Bermuda to enhance the putting surface as well as doing other projects around the course.

All the Pros & Average Joes at Monday After the Masters 2012 #MAM12

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

With the 18th Annual Monday After The Masters less than two weeks away, the Largest single day fundraiser in the State of South Carolina is once again sold out for the 7th consecutive time. The Barefoot Resort and the private  Dye Club will host celebrities and PGA Tour Players once again. The event not only has the celebrities and PGA tour players, but also for the second year, ESPN`s Mike and Mike in the Morning will be doing there radio show LIVE from the first tee of the Dye Club.  Mike and Mike in the morning airs from 6-10 a.m. ET on weekdays, which is carried by more than 200 affiliates nationwide.

All monies raised during this event goes to the Hootie and the Blowfish Foundation — a non-profit organization which supports education in South Carolina, South Carolina Junior Golf Program and schools’ music programs around the country.

Craig Chinn and Ric Flair Barefoot Resort

Ole Craig Chinn & Ric Flair at last year’s Monday after the Masters

With all the important stuff out of the way, lets get to the wonderful world of the Twitter-Verse. Twitter has become such a great tool for people to find out instant updates on things happening around the world. In this case, Twitter will be used to keep up with participants playing in the 2012 Monday After The Masters. Celebrities like Comedian Wayne Brady, ESPN personalities Mike Greenberg, Mike Golic, Doug Gottlieb and Stewart Scott. Also former and current NFL Players, Tyler Thigpen, Sterling Sharpe, George Rogers, Jim McMahon to name a few. Last and certainly not least, a crowd favorite at the Monday after the Masters is 21-time world champion, “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair……WOOOOOOOO!

PGA Tour Players committed to playing in Monday after the Masters (Also know to locals as the Hootie) are eight time LPGA Player of the Year, Annika Sorenstam. Captain of Team USA for the 2012 Ryder Cup, Davis Love III, Local PGA and LPGA Tour Players Dustin Johnson and Kristy McPherson, and the crowd favorite Long John Daly.

Follow these celebrities and professionals on twitter at there twitter accounts below.

2012 Celebrities at Monday after the Masters

Steve Azar – Singer

Wayne Brady – Comedian

Mark Bryan – Musician – Hootie & the Blowfish

Jim Cantore – The Weather Channel

Javier Colon – Musician

Andrew Copeland – Musician

Mike Cowan – Caddie

Dean Felber – Musician – Hootie & the Blowfish

Chuck Finley – MLB

Ric Flair – Wrestler

Jackie Flynn – Comedian

Colt Ford – Musician

Mike Golic – Mike & Mike in the Morning

Doug Gottlieb – ESPN
Jack Ingram – Musician

Josh Kelley – Musician

Johnny Lee – Musician

Edwin McCain – Musician

Jim McMahon – NFL

Nathan Morris – Musician

Kyle Petty – NASCAR

Alfonso Ribeiro – Actor

George Rogers – 80 Heisman Trophy winner

Darius Rucker – Musician – Hootie & the Blowfish

Bret Saberhagen – MLB

Stuart Scott – ESPN Analyst

Sterling Sharpe – NFL

Jim Sonefeld – Musician – Hootie & the Blowfish

Kevin Sorbo – Actor

Ryan Succop – NFL

Tyler Thigpen – Football

Dan Tyminski – Union Station

Gary Valentine – Actor – King of Queens
Michael Waltrip – NASCAR

2012 Professionals at Monday after the Masters

Blake Adams

Woody Austin

Matt Bettencourt

Kris Blanks

Scott Brown

Zack Byrd

Kevin Chappell

John Daly

Chris DiMarco

Ken Duke

Lee Elder

Matt Every

Jim Furyk

Tommy Gainey
Robert Gamez

Bobby Gates

Brian Gay

Dustin Johnson

Kevin Kisner

Jason Kokrak

Kelly Kraft

Billy Kratzert

Davis Love III

Mark Lye

Kristy McPherson

David Mobley

Blair O’Neal

Greg Owen

Charlie Rymer

Annika Sorenstam

Scott Stallings

Josh Teater

Kyle Thompson

DJ Trahan

Boo Weekley
Hope to see you there! Fairways and Greens

First-Hand look at the Barefoot Norman Golf Course

Monday, December 19th, 2011
Barefoot Norman Golf Course Hole 7

Greg Norman likes his waste bunkers! Watch out for this one on hole 7.

The Barefoot Norman Course in North Myrtle Beach underwent a nice renovation this past summer. The greens were switched from Bent grass greens to Champions Ultra Dwarf Bermuda.  With the weather in the high 60`s a week before Christmas (yes, I’m rubbing that in), I had to get out and play to see the work that was done and give it an ole’ MBGolfPro (that’s me) golf course review.

I took the student with me and gave him a rematch in our “Teacher vs Student” golf match. (See the results below.) The Par 72 Norman Course has 5-sets of tees and will challenge any player of any level.  The course measures just under 5,000 yards from the forward tees and just over 7,000 from the championship tees.

Barefoot Norman – The Front 9

Keeping his own playing philosophy in his design (Greg Norman, of course, World Golf Hall of Famer), the “Bump and Run”, he gives you a chance to make the up and down, on nearly every hole, even with a green miss. Barefoot Norman course features huge green complexes. The average green size is 6,300 square feet and includes only 60 acres of mow-able grass! Waste bunkers and native grasses line nearly every hole.

Let me explain the “Bump and Run” real quick.  Norman’s philosophy is to get the ball rolling on the ground without getting it airborne when you are close to the green.  The higher you chip, the likely it is you will lose control or stray “off course,” no pun intended. This, of course, is only applicable if you don’t have anything between you and the green.

Barefoot Norman Hole 9

Hole #9

Finishing out the front is the tough par-5, the 9th hole that can make or break your front nine score.  The 9th hole is lined with bunkers down the left side. To make matters a bit more difficult, wetlands extend the entire length of the hole on the right side of the fairway and cross about 50 yards in front of the green.  If you can avoid the bunkers or wetlands, it gives you a perfect opportunity to lay up around the 100-yard marker. This leaves your third shot into a green that slopes severely right to left.  Making par on the 9th hole will win you the front nine 60% of the time.

Barefoot Norman – The Back 9

As you approach the 10th tee, you get your first glimpse of the IntraCoastal Waterway. The Barefoot Norman course is the only one of the four courses at Barefoot Resort & Golf that has Waterway views. Not only does this hole have Waterway views, but six of the eight holes after it as well. The par 3, 10th hole is guarded with the waste bunkers and the waterway on the right side. There is a bailout to the left of the green (not visible from the tee, this is where the GPS on the carts comes in) that goes back into the Greg Norman “Bump and Run” philosophy if the green is missed.

Hole 10 at Barefoot Norman Golf Course

Hole #10

Overall the course is one of the more underrated courses on the strand. With the new greens, Barefoot Norman will climb up every ranking category and should be on everyone`s playlist.

Oh, and back to the Teacher vs Student….

The teacher closed out the Student 5 and 3 with a two-putt birdie on the par 5, 15th hole.

FUN FACT:  Greg Norman not only designed this course, but he designed the grass for the tees and fairways as well, a hybrid called GN-1, made by Norman’s own turf company.

FUN FACT #2: Not only is this course unique because it’s the only golf course in Myrtle Beach with the architect’s own grass, but Norman also has his own restaurant here, just across the Waterway from Barefoot Resort.

Barefoot Dye Club Update – My quick front 9 experience…

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
Barefoot Dye Golf Course in North Myrtle Beach

Open fairways and Dye's famous pot-bunkers characterize this course.

We always do our best to respond to inquiries about golf course conditions from either myself or from the golf pro themselves. There was a comment left by a blogger on our Dye Club Golf page. That comment was responded to by the Dye Club Head Golf Professional.  So, I personally wanted to check out the course and see the condition of the greens for myself!

With that said, I got a chance to play with our assistant golf director in our normal, “‘Teacher vs Student” match on the front 9-nine holes of the Pete Dye Club at Barefoot.

This course is one of the hardest courses on the Grand Strand. With GPS on the carts, you must pay attention to the layout of the course. Over one of the famous Pete Dye Hills could be one of the famous Pete Dye pot bunkers.  The course has open fairways, but that is to notice from the tee box. The course also has a mixture of green sizes from the #1 handicap hole Par 4, 7th hole that is 49-yards long from front to back or like the Par 3, 15th hole that is 35-yards wide.

Tees, fairways and bunkers were great. Greens were spotty, but rolled great! With our cooler weather coming, the Dye Club will be in Prime Condition for the Spring 2012 golf season with Bent grass greens.

As for the Teacher vs the Student match? The Teacher closed out the Student 2-1.

Currently the Dye Club is ranked #3 on our Top 10 Myrtle Beach Golf Courses and Our Featured Golf Course of the week.


“As always, Fairways and Greens…” – @mbgolfpro


Barefoot Resort and Golf Looking Prime for Fall Golf 2011

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Barefoot Dye Clubhouse

The 2,300 acre Barefoot Resort and Golf is looking in Prime Conditions for Myrtle Beach Fall Golf 2011. Barefoot Resort and Golf consist of four of Myrtle Beach`s best golf courses, a 30-acre practice facility, marina, Docksiders Bar & Grill and is all accessible by a historic swing bridge that was built in the 1930`s.

  After closing and reopening on July 13th, 2011. The Barefoot Fazio course made the conversion from Bent Grass Greens to Champion Ultra Dwarf which is becoming a popular putting surface along the Grand Strand.  Not only did the Fazio course but also the Barefoot Norman course received new Champion Ultra Dwarf greens.

Champion Ultra Dwarf allows faster putting surfaces than normal Bermuda grass greens. Champion is excellent warm weather grass and can be found at over 400 golf clubs in the south east. Ultradwarfs have become more popular than Tifdwarf because they produce moreshoots per unit area than Tifdwarf and thus provide a smoother and quicker putting surface.

With the Barefoot Dye Club ranked #1 in our Top 10 Golf Courses in Myrtle Beach for two consecutive months, the Barefoot Love, and upgraded Barefoot Fazio and Norman courses will be a great option for Fall Myrtle Beach Golf. The 3+1 Barefoot package allows you to play one of the four course for Free in the afternoon