Barefoot - Dye4875 Grey Heron Drive, North Myrtle Beach, SC, 29582
The Dye Golf Club at Barefoot Resort, located in North Myrtle Beach was designed by legendary golf course architect Pete Dye, also responsible for such gems as Harbour Town Golf Links and the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island in South Carolina and TPC Sawgrass in Florida and Whistling Straits in Wisconsin.
At Barefoot, Dye showed his trademark flare for the dramatic, with numerous pot bunkers, large and undulating greens and plenty of water hazards surrounded by railroad ties. From the longest tees, the Dye Club measures 7,343 yards, making it the second-longest golf course in the Myrtle Beach area, behind only the Grande Dunes Resort Club. Some of the Dye Club’s most interesting holes are its par fives, which offer excellent risk-reward possibilities. Take the eighth, where a good drive leaves an interesting dilemma, even to players choosing to lay up. A nest of bunkers in the center of the fairway force players to play to the left or right to set up a wedge approach. Playing left leaves an open view of the green but means challenging a pond to the left of the landing area, while right is the safer play but leaves a blind shot over a hill.
The Dye Club also serves as the annual host of the Hootie and the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am, which has brought such professional golfers as Jim Furyk and Dustin Johnson to Myrtle Beach along with such celebrities as host Darius Rucker, Alice Cooper and Bill Murray.