On Wednesday morning we got out to play golf at Barefoot Fazio after a pretty bad thunderstorm overnight so we knew going in it would be cart path only. Not our favorite way to end our golf in Myrtle Beach but we all predicted it when we woke up. Click here for the video review of the golf course.
The first hole opens with a dogleg right with a bunker on the corner of the dogleg. The second hole is a great par 4 dogleg left with a target bunker down the right and a elevated green that plays about a club longer, this is the number one handicap hole but we found a different hole on the front more difficult. The third hole is the first of 5 par 3 holes on the course. It seems very benign but there is water right and a bunker left and you have to hit a quality golf shot to hit one on the green.
The 5th hole, a 499 yard par 4 from the back tees, we found to be visually the most intimidating hole on the golf course. From the forward tees it plays a yard longer than the 4th hole, a par 5. The tee shot has bunkers left and water right. There is a bunker out on the far right hand side that is a great aim point but the fun doesn’t end with the tee shot. The approach shot plays up hill to a well guarded green with bunkers right and a bail out area left that gives you a spot to chip from.
The rest of the front nine is fairly straight forward and we show it on our video. The 10th is a great par 5 that plays straight out with your second shot playing over water if you go for the green in 2. The layup is the smarter play here as the green is also fronted by bunkers and will require you to hit an amazing shot to get the ball on the undulated green.
The 13th hole is one of our favorites on the golf course. It is a 345 yard par 5 with a double green. It is the number 2 handicap hole but we didn’t find it to be that difficult. We found it to be awesome though. The day we played it the left green was open and required a position tee shot and then a shot over a waste bunker and a water hazard to a green that sloped away from you. We thought the double green was a great idea as it makes the hole different no matter how you play it. We also found it to be one of the more fun holes on the course and we really enjoyed it.
The course finishes on an amazing 450 yard par 4 that we played in a downpour and fortunately we played the forward tees as with the wind and the rain the 450 yards would have played at least 525 yards. It wouldn’t have been a fun hole from back there.
Dads Say So, we found the Barefoot Fazio to be our second favorite course at Barefoot Golf Resort. The course is a great layout and at 6800 yards from the back tees you shouldn’t be fooled by the course. There are 5 par 3’s so it keeps the course yardage lower but it plays about as difficult as a course much longer than what is posted. We really enjoyed the course and think it is on the need to play on your next trip to Myrtle Beach. We look forward to coming back and playing the Fazio Course on our next trip.