Saturday, February 16, 2013

More Flights coming to Myrtle Beach

To anyone flying to Myrtle Beach this year, read and click on the links below to book your next vacation to the "Grand Strand"...

Catch a non-stop flight to Myrtle Beach from over 25 cities...

Allentown, PA
Atlanta, GA
Atlantic City, NJ
Boston, MA
Charleston, WV
Charlotte, NC
Chicago, IL
Dallas, TX
Detroit, MI
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Fort Wayne, IN
Huntington, WV
Knoxville, TN
Latrobe, PA
New York, NY
Newark, NJ
Niagara Falls, NY
Philadelphia, PA
Pittsburgh, PA
Plattsburgh, NY
Toronto, ON
Washington, DC
Youngstown, OH

And fly with one of the Myrtle Beach International flying partners....

The Myrtle Beach International Airport is undergoing a $118 million expansion, which includes a new 240,000-square-foot terminal that is scheduled to be completed by March 9, 2013. MYR has added about 715 flights and 52,585 arriving seats during January through June, including an assortment of new destinations for some carriers and some flights resuming seasonal service earlier than traditionally, such as several on Spirit Airlines next week.

Spirit’s daily non-stop flights to Chicago, Detroit and Latrobe, Pa., start Feb. 14, and two weekly flights to Niagara Falls, N.Y., will start Friday then increase to four flights a week starting April 25. Spirit’s seat capacity is expected to increase by 25 percent this year.
US Airways, Delta and Porter Airlines also have added destinations or more flights to destinations they already serve. “The addition of new markets and increased available seat capacity by incumbent carriers shows the strength of the Myrtle Beach brand.” Mike LaPier, Horry County’s airports director, said in a news release.

Read more here:
Spirit Airlines, which carries nearly half the passengers at the airport each year, added two destinations – Philadelphia and Baltimore-Washington International Airport, both starting April 25. Spirit will start two weekly flights to Charleston, W.Va., March 2 then increase to three a week starting April 25.

US Airways expanded its weekend-only service to Washington Reagan to daily earlier this month, and will increase its service to Philadelphia starting in March. Delta will add seasonal non-stop service to Boston in June, and Porter Airlines increases its nonstop service to TorontoCity Centre next month.
Allegiant Air will start its seasonal service May 3 to Allentown, Pa.; Fort Wayne, Ind., Youngstown, Ohio and Huntington, W.Va.

The newest airlines to start offering non-stop service to MYR is WestJet, a low-cost Canadian airline, announced it will begin  flights between Toronto and Myrtle Beach beginning May 2, 2013. The flights will be offered on Thursdays and Sundays.

The West Jet flight from Toronto Pierson International Airport (YYZ) will depart at 9:30 a.m. and will arrive at Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) at 11:35 a.m. The flight from MYR to YYZ will depart at 12:20 p.m. and arrive at 2:14 p.m. Both flights will be on a Boeing 737 aircraft and will seat 136 passengers.The flights are also timed to allow connection with other flights to provide service to the majority of the Canadian markets.


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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Three Magical Days in the Fall...

Most people spend their whole golfing careers, never able to obtain the elusive Hole-In-One. Depending upon where your sources are gathered, the general odds for an amateur to make one are roughly 1 in 12,000. For those fortunate enough to take claim to one, it is something they will remember and cherish for the rest of their lives, even after they succumb to giving up the sport. 

On three fairy-tale like days this past fall, the third hole of the Norman Course at Barefoot Resort & Golf became the magical spot for three individuals who now refer to themselves as “The Three Aces”.

The first ace recorded was on Thursday, November 29. The first individual to record an ace was Sly Nicholson. A member of Barefoot he knocked his tee shot into the hole on the par 3 third with his 11 wood from 150 yards. A mid-level handicapper in his own right, this was not Sly’s first recorded ace. He had his other Hole-In-One on hole #16 on the Fazio Course at Barefoot Resort with in fact the same 11 wood.

The second ace to occur happened just a day later. Bert Cody Piggott Jr. M.D. from Greensboro, NC was playing in the annual Myrtle Beach Winter Invitational Tournament with his fellow golfing buddies.   Prior to teeing off, he jokingly bet the other three golfers in his foursome that he would get a Hole-In-One. Not a betting man, Piggott indicated, “I had a funny feeling about this shot and I have NEVER made such a ridiculous wager in my life. It would be analogous to betting someone that you would win the lottery.”  He swung his Taylor Made 6 iron from 178 yards and it disappeared into the hole. It was Bert’s first recorded Hole-In-One of his golfing career. In addition to the ace he naturally won the closest to the pin event for that day. After Piggott’s Hole-In-One he said “I feel confident that no one will take this one away from me because I got it as close as I could”. 

(Photo taken of Bert Cody Piggott Jr. M.D Hole-In-One)

The last man to accomplish this feat and ascend to the illustrious Hole-In-One club was Charlie Forman. His occurred in succession on Saturday, December 1. Playing as a threesome with two other members he came to the third hole on the Norman Course. The flag was 110 yards from where he stood. With a pitching wedge in hand, he hit his shot that landed about 10 yards from and slightly left of the pin. The ball bounced once and proceeded to curl right and rolled to the pin similar to that of a putt. To his surprise, the ball rolled dead center into the cup. “Hey it went in” he shouted emphatically. It was Charlie Forman’s first ever Hole-In-One, as he has been playing the game of golf for over 40 years. Needless to say, he was both excited and relieved that it finally had happened. 

(Pictured from Left to Right: Sly Nicholson, Bert Cody Piggott Jr. M.D., Charlie Forman)
 Hole # 3, Norman Course

Now I’m sure you’re asking yourself has this ever been done before.  Well, according to Ripley’s Believe it or Not! they have never heard of such a feat. Three men from three different backgrounds and of all different playing abilities were united by a simple chance of fate. Three men on three consecutive days on the same hole each recorded a Hole-In-One. Each individual who was a part of this magical feat can all take claim to something that has never nor may never again be duplicated. For those three days this fall there was something magical and mystifying in the air at Barefoot Resort & Golf. 

(Pictured from Left to Right: Sly Nicholson, Bert Cody Piggott Jr. M.D., Charlie Forman)
“The Three Aces”

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Monday, October 8, 2012

The Rules of Golf make the Dye Course now more enjoyable to play

USGA Rules Of Golf 12-1a

Rule 12-1a deals with searching for or identifying a ball that is covered by sand, anywhere on the course. The player is now entitled to touch or move as much sand as is deemed necessary to find or identify his ball. Once the ball has been properly found and identified, any sand that was moved must be replaced in order to re-create the original lie. Should the ball be moved, and it can be proven that the movement was directly attributable to the touching or moving of the sand to find or identify his ball, there is no penalty, and the ball must be replaced and the original lie re-created. In re-creating the lie under this Rule, the player is now allowed to leave a small part of the ball visible. 
The old rule states that you were only able to touch the sand in a hazard but not outside the hazard. The old rule did not allow the player opportunity to move the sand at all as sand and loose soil are not loose impediments except on the putting green. Remember the 2010 PGA Championship at Whistling Straights, a Pete Dye designed course, when the PGA deemed all sandy areas was to be defined as bunkers. We all remember what happen to our very own Dustin Johnson when he was penalized for grounding his club in what was deemed by the PGA as a bunker.  

We at The Dye Club at Barefoot Resort & Golf, another Pete Dye designed gem where naturally occurring sandy  areas are prevalent throughout the course, have made a local rule stating that all bunkers are considered sandy areas “through the green”. By using this approach we eliminate the problem of defining one area of sand as a hazard and another adjoining sandy area as “through the green”. This also eliminates the possibility that players mistake what condition they are in by making all conditions the same and consistent. Players are now allowed to move loose impediments and to ground their club in these sandy areas. 

  Treating all sandy areas as “through the green” is somewhat contradictory to the rules regarding what defines a bunker, but we at The Dye Club have adopted the new Rule change to allow the players the options that were not available back in 2010. With this new Rule 12-1a, we hope it will give each and every player a more enjoyable experience as they play this hidden gem known as The Dye Course at Barefoot Resort.

Written by:

Jeff Diehl, PGA
Head Golf Professional
The Dye Club at Barefoot Resort

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy Grand Opening

On August 21, 2012 The Range at Barefoot announced the grand opening of the Greg Norman's Champions Golf Academy. The 10,000-square-foot clubhouse is believed to be the second largest golf academy in the U.S. It houses a gym featuring Cybex equipment, two classrooms, one meeting room, boys and girls locker rooms, three covered indoor/outdoor hitting bays, six offices, and a club repair and storage room.

"We've been here for two years with the Greg Norman Academy and its going well, and we're so excited to move to Barefoot," said academy owner Juan Manuel Fernandez, who moved to the Grand Strand from Mexico a couple years ago. "I believe it will be a huge opportunity for the kids around here and overseas. Hopefully we can move it forward and get it in the shape Greg wants it."

The practice area includes a driving range that has a hitting area approximately 75 yards long and 25 yards deep, and 14 measured target greens. It also includes an 8,000-square-foot putting green, 1,000-square-foot flat putting green, 6,000-square-foot chipping green, and three practice bunkers with greens set up for 10-, 30-, 45- and 70-yard shots.

Scott Shobe is the director of instruction, as he has been for a few years at the Long Bay Club academy. Workers are still putting the finishing touches on some of the rooms, and Shobe’s staff will begin utilizing the building Monday.

Touring pro Sam Lyons, a graduate of North Myrtle Beach High and Coastal Carolina, has been receiving instruction at the academy at the Long Bay location since November. “I think they have a great future here with the new building. I’m very impressed with everything,” Lyons said. “I think they’ll draw a lot more students because it’s in a better place. … It’s a great building; a great place to get better.”

The academy has an agreement with Barefoot Golf Resort for student rounds on its four courses and student meals at either the Barefoot clubhouse or an incoming restaurant that is taking up the space vacated by the recently closed Barefoot Bar & Grill.

The academy will have hourly and day lessons for the general public, and has 15 full-time students this school year between the ages of 14 and 21 that are living in The Farm in Carolina Forest, as well as several touring pros who receive instruction. On-site housing may be built in the future.
For more information and pricing visit the Greg Normans Champions Golf Academy Website.


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Monday, July 30, 2012

North Myrtle Beach Fun; More to do than just Golf

Aside from four championship golf courses to choose from; Norman, Love, Fazio and Dye, Barefoot Resort & Golf offers endless of amounts of choices right at your disposal. Conveniently located in the heart of the "Grand Strand" everything you can think of can be found at the resort or just a short drive away. Below you will find some of our top recommendations that we want you to know about. Everything listed below is within five miles of the resort. These are just a few sampling's of what is offered in Myrtle Beach with over 1,000 restaurants to choose from and a plethora of attractions and entertainment. We hope you enjoy...

Family Attractions 

Barefoot LandingLocated minutes away from your vacation home and situated along the Intracoastal Waterway, Barefoot Landing offers convenience and a wide range of shopping options. "Shopping, dining and entertainment in a natural atmosphere is the essence of Barefoot Landing. Taking it slow and easy... that's the beach way, that's the Barefoot way."  Calender of Events
From 6.1.12 - 9.1.12 Enjoy Fireworks EVERY Monday night!

Alligator Adventure- Here you’ll find yourself face to face with nature’s fiercest and most beautiful animals. Located adjacent to Barefoot Landing, Alligator Adventure is home to over 700 alligators and crocodiles. One of the largest reptile zoos in the world, Alligator Adventure is a complete fun-filled day for the whole family! Park Info

Ghosts and Legends Theatre- Located within Barefoot Landing, Ghosts and Legends offers many chilling activities that are fun for the whole family! Start out with the Haunted Gift Shop before seeing the Ghosts and Legends Show. End you excursion if you dare by taking the Ghost Walk. To view a list of show times and to purchase tickets in advance click here. WE DARE YOU!

Executive Helicopters- Come experience the ride of your life aboard one of our helicopters. Float effortlessly as you take in bird's eye views of the many golf courses, Barefoot Landing, Little River, and the beautiful Grand Strand Beaches and Islands! Tours and Pricing

Ocean Drive Pavilion Amusement Park- A fun filled experience awaits with exciting rides, fun-filled games, great food, delicious snacks and much more overlooking the Atlantic Ocean... The O.D. Pavilion is a centerpiece for fun and entertainment in the heart of North Myrtle Beach on Ocean Blvd. Check out the Photos, Park Hours and a Printable Discount Coupon.

Hawaiian Rumble Mini Golf (Home to the US ProMiniGolf Assoc.)- It has been selected the Number One miniature golf course in the world and is the home to the World Putting Tour Masters. 

Barefoot Princess Riverboat- Join the crew of the Grand Strand's only riverboat as we cruise and savor the beauty of the Intracoastal Waterway on the Barefoot Princess Riverboat. Offering Sightseeing Cruise, Lunch Cruise, Dinner Cruise and Sunset Cruise's, Barefoot Princess is conveniently located behind Barefoot Landing next to Greg Norman's Australian Grille. Check out their Schedule and General Information for more details.


House of Blues- Directly across the historical swing bridge that connects the Barefoot community, the House of Blues features live music nightly, regional and international cuisine seasoned with a touch of the Delta and an eclectic collection of folk art. Dining and Concert Calendar.

Alabama Theatre- Alabama Theatre’s One The Show voted #1 by Myrtle Beach Visitors delivers an exciting level of entertainment, the likes seen only in New York or Vegas! The theatre presents its Guest Artists Concert Series with acts like The Temptations & Four Tops, George Jones & the Oak Ridge Boys. Their Christmas extravaganza begins November and plays through New Year's Eve. Show dates and Special Discounts.


Greg Norman's Australian Grille- A full menu of rustic Mediterranean cuisine, wood-grilled classics, and authentic Australian fare, complimented by an extensive Wine Spectator Award Winning wine list. The casual elegance of the dining room flows into the "Shark Pub" featuring live entertainment nightly creating the most unique nightspot in Myrtle Beach. Located on the waterway at Barefoot Landing. Menu and Photo Gallery

Umberto'sSome place special - serving the finest Italian Cuisine. Featuring Ossobuco Milanese, Provimi Veal Chops, and other wondrous Italian treats. Make sure you come hungry. Pure Italian! Menu and Dining Tips

Bully's Pub & Grill32 Beers on Tap-Domestics, Imports & Micro-Brews are all on tap and ice cold! Available in a Pint or in a Bully's Tall! Happy Hour 7 Days a Week- Enjoy Great Drink Specials from 4 - 7 EVERYDAY! Full Menu available- Burgers, Sandwiches, Wings & More! A little Something for Everyone. Bully's has the best "bar food" in the area! Menu and Beer List
Docksider's- Located in the Barefoot Community, Docksider's is the perfect spot to watch fireworks, listen to live music or relax with your friends for happy hour. Menu and Events

Dick's Last Resort- A restaurant (of sorts) serving buckets of messy ribs, chicken, catfish, shrimp and crab legs served on butcher paper, 74 kinds of beer. Live entertainment nightly. No cover, no dress code & certainly no taste. The Shame of Barefoot Landing. Menu and Group Options.

River City Cafe- With peanut shells on the floors and an eclectic assortment of collectibles on the walls, this fun cafe is a favorite with the locals. Touted as being the best burgers on the beach, homemade french fries and onion rings, plus the freshest salads, sandwiches and more! Menu and Coupon

Ultimate California Pizza- The Perfect Pizza Picky People Love! Offering an amazing variety of pizzas, appetizers and salads. Voted "Best of the Beach" by readers of the Sun News, with six locations you are bound to find one nearby... Menu and Images

Wild Wing Cafe- “Best Wings South of Buffalo”, plus sandwiches, grillers, salads and beverages. Menu and Awards/Press

Salsarita's Fresh Cantina- A fast-casual, quick service Mexican restaurant with food made to order the way you like it. With great Mexican food, a full bar and a great view of the Waterway and the marina, what more could you want? Whether you want to sit outside on the deck or enjoy the fun, festive interior, a memorable dining experience is what you’ll get. Stop by for lunch, happy hour or dinner! Food and About

Flying Fish Public Market & Grill- Features an assorted mix of local seafood, Lowcountry recipes and a raw bar with a wide variety of steamed shellfish and sushi. Flying Fish offers guests an additional and unique option for great casual dining on the water. Menu/Cuisine and Events

21 Main Prime Steak House at North Beach-  For over twenty-five years, Lovin' Oven Caterer's, Long Island's & Manhattan’s premier caterer, has built their reputation on superb cuisine, elegant locations and refined staff. Their newest venture, the elegant 21 Main Prime Steakhouse and Sushi Bar, encompasses all these things. Located adjacent to Barefoot Landing 21 Main features the finest 28 Day Dry-Aged Meats and offer the finest in fresh seafood. Our guests claim we have the best sushi on the ‘Grand Strand’. Menu and Private Dining/Catering

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Top 10 Reasons why you should choose Barefoot this Fall

Although it is still five months away, Barefoot is rolling out the specials for the Fall. There are a number of reasons for you to choose Barefoot Resort as your Fall Golf destination. We have debated over the most notable and thus created a "Top 10" in no particular order...

1. All 4 Courses will have NEW Champion UltraDwarf Greens
Barefoot Resort is completing a two year project involving converting the greens from Bent Grass to Champion UltraDwarf. This new type of grass gained its recognition from being featured at last years PGA Championship held at the Atlantic Athletic Club. For more information read our article which gives you a in depth look at the entire process.

2. Fall Discount Package Rates
Barefoot is offering discount packages for the upcoming fall. Book before June 30th and receive up to $60 in savings. View a complete list of everything included in the all inclusive Barefoot Golf Package.

"Thank Barefoot It's Wednesday" rates offers the lowest prices of the week. Save up to $55 on a round of golf. Head on over to our TBIW Page to learn more.

4. 3 out of 4 courses have been ranked by Golf Digest in the Top 100 Public Courses in America.
Click on each designer to learn more about each course and explore there accolades...

5. Stay 3 nights and get the 4th night FREE
Valid starting September 6th. Buy 3 nights accommodations and add a 4th night for free on us. Click here to learn more about our packages.

6. Great Weather
Whether you are coming down at the beginning or end of the fall, you will not be disappointed with the weather. For September the average temperature is 85, October 77, November 69 and even December it is still 60. Depending upon where you are from, there is a good chance you could have snow on the ground during these months. Click here to view averages by month.

7. Entertainment/Nightlife
Golf isn’t the only thing we make accommodating. With Barefoot’s centralized location there is a plethora of things to choose from, all within a short drive from the complex. If you're looking for nightlife House of Blues (1.1 mi), 2001 (4.8 mi) and Zulu Lounge (5.4 mi) will fill your needs. Each one offers daily and nightly specials. If you’re looking for a great meal there are a number of restaurants located close by. Barefoot Landing (1.7 mi) has over a dozen restaurants to choose from ranging from casual to elegant. Most noteworthy include: Greg Norman’s Australian Grille, Bully’s Pub & Grill and Umberto’s. Whether you are looking for steaks and seafood, or pizza and burgers the Landing has plenty of choices for you to choose from.

8. Play ALL Day
Before November 4th (Daylight Savings Time) it stays light well past 6:40, allowing you to get in as many holes as possible. Most of our guests hail from the North and it comes as no surprise fall is at or near the end of your golfing season. As we like to say “Get it in before you pack it in for the winter!” With four courses to choose from you don’t have to drive all around the Grand Strand hopping from place to place, hoping you have enough time to get in another round. We offer same day replay rates which range from $35-$85 depending upon time of season. The great thing about our replays is you aren’t limited to the course you played originally; you have the option of any of the other three courses.

9. GPS
Our entire fleet of golf carts comes fully equipped with onboard GPS. A great thing about this device is that it cuts down on your time on the course. No more blind shots into the sun since the GPS displays the distance to the hole. Knowing the exact distance will shave time off of pondering which club you use. 
Very few courses along the Grand Strand offer GPS on the golf carts and none utilize it quite like us. We offer Tournament Services integrating the use of "LIVE" Leader Board Technology which allows players to view other team's scores "in real time" while playing. Leave it up to Kyle Warren or Lane Mazei our Tournament Directors to take care of all your groups needs, taking the focus off of organizing an event and letting you focus on your golf game instead! 

10. Accommodations
Whether you’re coming down with a couple of buddies or a large group, Barefoot has numerous of options available within the 2,300 acre complex. Choose from 2 or 3 bedroom Golf Villa’s or our luxurious 2, 3 or 4 bedroom Yacht Club Villa’s overlooking the Intracosatal Waterway. No matter what your groups needs is our on-site reservations staff ( are here to make your vacation an unforgettable one. 

We are the experts in everything Barefoot, from golf to dining you can have it all right here!

What are you waiting for!?!?
 Call 1-888-581-1927 or Click today and let us book you fall golf vacation Today!!!