Toby (Bedford, NS)Played on: 10/30/2016
"Great course condition"
- Pro shop:4.5
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Designed by Tom Fazio, who was voted by Golf Course News as “Golf Course Architect of the Year” five years in a row, the Fazio course at Barefoot Resort is one of the most renowned on the Grand Strand. Fazio brings his design expertise to a rolling parcel of land at the heart of Barefoot Resort, featuring lovely holes that are meticulously manicured and pleasant to play. Off the tees, players will be greeted with stunning visuals and 18 distinct holes. The Fazio Course traverses the natural sand dunes and Lowcountry forest which surrounds Barefoot Resort. The fairways are made up of a mixture of GN-1, a hybrid turf, which evolves into Tif-sport Bermuda grass on the approaches and A-1 bentgrass on the course’s greens.
Overall rating based on 115 reviews. Currently showing the last 20 player reviews from Myrtle Beach Golf Insider:
"Great course condition"
"Contrary to many of the reviews regarding the Barefoot Courses they were all in magnificent shape. The Fazio was probably the best kept of the three. Bunkers had sharp edges and were a perfect consistency, fairways were like carpet and the greens were smooth and fast. They had just top-dressed a few days before but the sand had settled so that you could barely see it. If anything the fine layer of sand made the greens roll a little faster. Lots of memorable holes. Definitely check craigslist/Ebay for a "Unaccompanied Member/Guest Pass". You can play for 1/3 the retail price."
"Fazio was beginning to lose their greens. Fazio, as well as a lot of other courses down here are in awful shape."
"Tom Fazio design was unbelievable. The most visual of the Barefoot courses. Fair design but more demanding on the tee shot. Many fairway bunkers to catch the wayward drive. The last 6 holes were memorable and very enjoyable to play."
"Played here before and it's still as tough as ever, but very fair. Love the different challenges as the round progresses. Shot to my handicap which was a major surprise."
"I have played this course a number of times on spring golf trips, and have always enjoyed it. This time however I was really disappointed. There was no one at the bag drop, which is no big deal but summed up the day. The putting green was closed to be redone, and we had to wait for the range cart. Then once on the golf course we were amazed at how bad the greens were. Some were more sand than grass! We had played the Dunes Cub earlier in the week and they were some of the best greens I've ever putted on, so not sure what happened here. The rest of the course was ok, I know summers can be tough in the SE, but the greens left a bad taste.Barefoot is a great facility overall. I hope they get it back to where it was."
"Greens were receptive and had good pace to them. From 100 yards and in the fairways were great but the rest of the fairway weren't cut and several fairways had what looked like high rye grass growing. Overall pace of play was good."
"500 yard part 4 is crazy. I golf in Florida all the time. There is an ice machine and water to drink everywhere. Why are they cutting corners on water when everything else is excellent or outstanding. That being said I would play it again."
"Mid handicappers from the UK. Played the Fazio and enjoyed the layout. The main feature of the course is the vast amount of bunkers on the course. The greens were once again in poor condition due to the unseasonal cold weather. Good luck in playing around here without hitting a bunker."
"Terrible shape ... greens look like they have a fungus."
"After our round on a course that was not in very playable condition for a $187 green fee we discussed the playing conditions with the mgr. My playing partner questioned what had happened to the course, we've played here before, how can you charge a top dollar for a course that is in terrible shape... He stated "I have not heard any complaints..." THAT right there makes me question his ability and knowledge of golf... has he traveled around the course to check the conditions? We then informed him that we played behind members of the course and they, the members, apologized profusely to us for the horrific condition that the course was in. IE, 5th hole, whole fairway was ground under repair. In the end, the mgr just dismissed our comments with a hearty "sorry". After going into the grill for a few minutes I then went back and pulled the mgr to the side and told him "you cannot charge that price for a course that would not pay $40 to play... why did you not tell us that the course was not in tip top shape? AGAIN, a hearty "sorry" from him. I finished our conversation by stating that I will never spend another penny at Barefoot again. We were not looking for a free round on a course that was obviously in poor condition, but maybe a "give me your email address and we'll let you know when we are back in top condition and a possible replay rate at that time..." NOPE, not even that. It just felt like he told us "that's the number you pay, we will fill that time no matter what, thanks for your money... next in line please" It was indeed the worst golf experience I have ever had a golfer... that is 42 years of play."
"Do not play this course until the summer grasses emerge. Course did not overseed and grass on fairways is very thin. The greens are not much better they just paint the greens to make them look nicer than they are. It's unbelievable they charge the price they do for these conditions."
"Barefoot Fazio is a fun and challenging course. The course was in good shape and the staff was very friendly. My only complaint was the pin placement on 17. The green speeds were too fast to put the cup on the slope where it was placed. Even when putting from below the hole if you missed the putt the ball would roll back to your feet. It was pretty ridiculous. Overall nice course and they offer complimentary warm up balls."
"Okay - but was not like the Love Course."
"Great golf course, nice people."
"Very penalizing course. Too many traps and very short from the white tees. Nice golf but not a particularly comfortable/enjoyable experience."
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