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“Tough but Fair Track”

Barefoot Resort & Golf - Dye Course
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Owner description: At Barefoot Resort, Pete Dye set out to create something that would linger in the golfer's mind forever.Bordering the natural white sands of the Carolina Bays, this visually stunning design is filled with the infamous pitfalls for wayward shots that have become synonymous with the Dye name. Both beautiful and treacherous, the Dye Course is an experience you won't soon forget. The Dye Course is the only semi-private facility at Barefoot Resort.Pete Dye upholds his reputation of building memorable and challenging golf courses by creating a stunning design filled with his infamous pitfalls to capture errant shots. However, if played from the appropriate set of tees, players of all abilities will be able to navigate the Dye Course.The course is a Par 72, 7,343-yard layout within a gated community on exclusive real only on the exterior perimeter of the property.Pete Dye is famous for his use of native grasses. The fairways are GN-1 Bermuda grass, a hybrid developed by Greg Norman Turf. The approaches are Tifdwarf Bermudagrass, the greens are newly acquired Champion UltraDwarf and the dramatic visual effects are achieved by the Centipede and Zoysia grass roughs.
Reviewed 9 March 2014

The Dye course is an excellent course. My group of 26 played there last week, and it was in great shape. The greens, while they were clearly sprayed to provide a greener look, rolled true and fast. And while the course played tough, many of the high handicap golfers liked it because they did not lose that many balls. The staff was professional and were very nice to work with. After a little prodding, they even donated 2 golf towels as closest to the pin prizes for my group, which was a nice touch.

Thank RickFrat
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

Based on the reviews I read prior to playing this course, I was led to believe that the course was as hard as a US Open set-up and unfair. Nothing could be further from the truth. Even with a few wayward shots, I found the course to be somewhat forgiving and totally fair. The greens were slowed down a little by yesterday's rain, but were still what one would consider moderately fast. Be forewarned, though--there are a TON of bunkers and waste areas out there, so if you pull hook one off of the tee or block an iron into the green, you're gonna be on the beach. This course could be dismantled by a scratch player and is a fair test of golf for a low handicapper. It might be a little too much for a high handicapper, though. Even from the forward tees, there are a few tee shots that require you to carry the ball at least 180 yards, and there is no bail-out area. There is not too much H2O on the course, but when it comes into play, it's usually off the tee rather than by the greens. Price was moderate; I paid $60 in late February. Apparently, summer rates are around $120. It's a nice course, but not $120 nice. But it's your money, you be the judge. I plan on playing here again when I come back next year, so long as they don't raise the rates.

Thank Mark R
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

Took advantage of the pay for 3 courses and play all 4! Actually got rained/iced out of 2 days but they were accommodating and put out Tuesday rainout on Friday and provided rain checks for the Love course that never expire. We will be using them next year. Very professional staff and the courses were in great shape even in February and bad weather!

1  Thank Tom T
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

Very deep bunkers on this course and hard to position shots based on your view of the hole. Certainly not a favourite Dye course of mine. I think it's too much for an average amateur player. I'm a 3 handicap player and didn't find that it was a "fair" test of golf. Some quirky holes here.

Thank ChasdG
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

We had been putting this one off because we heard how hard it was. Finally gave it a shot this year. You do have to play from the correct tees for your handicap or it will be impossible. And it is a course you need to play more than once as there are hazards and aspects we could not see from the tee. The greens pretty much all have false fronts and were fast with subtle breaks.
It was not only in the best shape of any Myrtle Course we have played (and we have played around 40), but pretty much anyplace else as well including Pebble Beach. Great and challenging golf.

Thank Les R
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