Friday, April 20, 2012

2012 MAM Merchandise Blowout!

In case you missed it the 2012 Hootie & The Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am was another success. For the seventh consecutive year, a sellout crowd of 6,000 fans packed The Dye Club at Barefoot Resort & Golf to watch their favorite celebrities, athletes and musicians compete in the 18th annual Monday After The Masters tournament. This year marked the 10th year Anniversary the Dye Club has hosted the event. 

The six-person team led by PGA Tour player Ken Duke and former NFL star Sterling Sharpe captured the Pro-Am title with a 20-under par score of 52. Finishing in close second was the teamled by Boo Weekly and former NBA star Jason Williams finished second at 19-under par. Headlining the tournament were PGA TOUR players Jim Furyk and John Daly, LPGA legend Annika Sorenstam; professional wrestling star Ric Flair; Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon; NASCAR drivers Kyle Petty and Michael Waltrip; and LPGA player and Myrtle Beach area native Kristy McPherson. Representing the music world were country entertainers Jack Ingram, Colt Ford, Steve Azar and Johnny Lee; R&B singer Javier Colon; singer-songwriter Edwin McCain; Andrew Copeland of Sister Hazel and Dan Tyminski of Union Station. Former Major League Baseball stars Bret Saberhagen and Chuck Finley also participated. Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey Woody Austin, Kris Blanks, Robert Gamez and DJ Trahan, were among the PGA Tour players that participated.

If you were fortunate enough to attend the event but didn't bring home a keep sake, or simply couldn't make it, we are giving you a wonderful opportunity to take home some tournament memorabilia. Being offered at both the Resort and Dye Pro shops we have a limited supply left of MAM tournament gear. All remaining inventory will be on SALE at 25% OFF the regular price. We have for you the following for sale:

2012 MAM- Hat/Tee Combo 
WAS $40.00  NOW $32.40 plus tax   
*sizes available* 
 Ladies: S,M
Junior: All sizes

Official Practice Round Nike Golf Polo 
(worn by actual participants) 
WAS $65.00 NOW $48.75 plus tax  
*sizes available* 
Men: S - XL
Hurry! Inventory is selling quick. Stop by either pro shop today to pick up yours before it's to late. Out of town and can't stop by?!? Don't worry... Tell us what you want and we will ship it to your front door! 
Resort Pro Shop: 843.390.3200 or Dye Club Pro Shop: 843.399.7238

Monday, April 16, 2012

Two Courses ranked inside "Top 25" rankings


Both the Love and Fazio courses at Barefoot Resort & Golf have been ranked by Myrtle Beach Golf Insider's "Top 25" rankings for March. The Love course was ranked #9 with the Fazio course just behind at #10. Both received an average score of 8.5 with the leader of the pack (Caledonia Golf and Fish Club) tapping out at 8.8. Out of the two the Love course made the biggest jump up the rankings, vaulting up seven spots to #9. To view the complete "Top 25" rankings visit: MB Golf Insider "Top 25" March rankings.

The Myrtle Beach Golf Insider Top 25 represents a broad consensus of opinion based on thousands of golfer reviews - more than 12,000 since the site's inception, according to Myrtle Beach Golf Insider Editor Jim Maggio.

The rankings are determined by golfers who submit their post-play reviews for publication on the Golf Insider's Web site. They are based on the aggregate scores of each participating golfer's review, where golfers rate on a 10-point scale their course experience in each of six categories: pro shop, grill, staff, fairways, tees and greens. The March 2012 Top 25 was completed on April 4, 2012, with ties separated by total number of reviews for each course. To become a Myrtle Beach Golf Insider log onto: Myrtle Beach Golf Insider

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Barefoot makes Golfweek's Top 15 List

Barefoot Resort & Golf is once again apart of a major golf publication "Top" list. Golfweek's magazine recently dubbed both the Love and Fazio Course as a part of their "Top 15 Course of SC" rankings. The Love Course was ranked # 9 and the Fazio Course was ranked #11. Barefoot received the distinction of being the ONLY facility in all of SC, with two courses in the top 15. You heard it right. Not even Kiawah, the host of this year’s PGA Championship was able to achieve such a feat. Since there same day inception 12 years ago, both the Love and Fazio has amassed an impressive amount of regional accolades. The most noted between the two came back in 2005 when Golf Digest was in town doing a ranking of the "Top 50 Courses of Myrtle Beach."  They gave the Love Course the recognition of being the #1 and the Fazio Course ranked #6 among ALL the golf courses in the Myrtle Beach area. Barefoot Resort & Golf is humbled to be granted such praise and attributes it to the dedication and heart of all the staff that is employed.

Course(s) Fact Sheet:

The Love Course  
  • The Love Course at Barefoot Resort is a traditional course with a Lowcountry character.
  • The course features wide landing areas and run-up approaches to most greens.
  • The diversity of the land enables some holes to be more open and employ a “Links” strategy layout.These holes feature cross-bunkers and waste areas, designed to allow players of different skill levels to take alternate routes to achieve the same score. Other holes focus on accuracy, with holes winding their way through woodlands and wetlands.
  • The Love Course includes as much of the existing land features as possible, including areas of archaeological and historical interest.
  • The course plays as a “core course,” meaning that only 25% of the holes will have adjacent housing.
  • The Love Course challenges the good player, yet provide playability and enjoyment for the average player.
  • The Love Course is a Par 72, approximately 7,200 yards long.
  • Tees and Fairways consist of GN-1, which is a hybrid turf developed by Greg Norman Turf.
  • The approach areas consist of Tiff Sport grass.
  • Greens surfaces are A-1 Bentgrass
  • The rough areas are 419 Bermuda.

The Fazio Course        

  • The Fazio Course at Barefoot Resort is routed through a spectacular piece of property. Like many European courses, the course does not return to the clubhouse after nine holes. However, it is not a British Linksland course, but rather a classic Lowcountry course, filled with Live Oaks, pines, sand, wetlands and native grasses
The course sits between the Dye Course and the Love Course. It has been strategically designed to incorporate the extensive tree cover and landscaping, along with many lakes.
  • Native and formal bunkers have been handcrafted and placed for visual and strategic effect. The natural elevation changes add a sense of drama and excitement to the golfing round.
  • The front nine weaves it’s way across a series of wetlands and pine forests. The holes are side by side, affording picturesque views of natural sand areas, “pine barrens”, bunkers and native grasses.
  • Water features can be seen on 15 holes, yet many lakes are in out of play areas to ensure playability.
  • The Fazio Course is a Par 72, approximately 6,900 yards long. The course has five sets of tees to give players of all skill levels the opportunity to play a course of championship caliber and still have the right balance of fun and challenge.
  • More than 30 acres of native grasses has been planted.
  • Tees and Fairways consist of GN-1, which is a hybrid turf developed by Greg Norman Turf.
  • The approach areas consist of Tiff Sport grass.
  • Greens surfaces are Champion UltraDwarf Bermuda.
  • The rough areas are 419 Bermuda.