We played the members course at Barefoot called The Dye Club. It was designed by Pete Dye and along with being a great test of golf it is the home of Monday After the Masters hosted by Hootie and the Blowfish.
We want to start this post and the consensus from the group was that The Dye was not only the best course we have played this week but for those of us who have played in Myrtle Beach it has become the best course we have played in Myrtle on any of our trips. Click Here for the video from the golf course including video from all 18 holes.
The course opens with a dogleg left par 4 and then goes to a dogleg right par 4. The third hole is a great par 3 that requires you to carry a ball across a hazard and has a elevated undulated green.
The fifth hole is an awesome par 5 that requires a great tee shot and the green is elevated with a bunker right that you want no part of being in.
The sixth hole is a par 3 with water down the entire right hand side and bunkers left that require you to hit some great tee shots in order to make par.
7 is the number 2 handicap hole but we found it to be the most demanding hole on the course. There is a bunker down the right side of the hole and then a series of bunkers downt he left. The green is elevated and when we played it today it was back right and played harder than any hole we have played in a long time.
The ninth is a difficult par 4 that is very Pete Dye. It has a forced carry off the tee, a fairway bunker down the left and water right of the green and railroad ties right of the green.
The back nine starts with a driveable par 4 at 300 yards. The problem is there is a pond down the left and bunkers left so you can get a in a lot of trouble.
12 is a great par 5 that has a fairway that looks much narrower from the tee than when you get out to the fairway, there is plenty of space. The approach shot is difficult if you go for the green in two. The green is undulated and has 2 bunkers left.
15 is a great par 3 that has a undulated surrounded by plentyof bunkers and an undulated and elevated green. Mike almost made a hole in one. It was an awesome Pete Dye par 3.
16 is a great par five that has bunkers left and right. Our friend Mel actually holed out from 75 yards for an eagle 3 today which was a lot of fun to watch. He ended up making the only eagle of the week on the trip.
The finishing hole is a demanding par 4 that requires you to find. The fairway and there is water down the left that makes you stay to the right that had plent of sand for anyone to call it a desert.
Dads Say So The Dye Club at Barefoot is an amazing golf course. It requires players to hit a quality golf shot every time to score well. It was an easy course to make a bogey on. There were plenty of holes that really require you to golf a ball and hit some great shots. If you are in Myrtle Beach and skip playing this awesome course you are crazy. The course is the best in Myrtle Beach and every trip here needs to include the Dye Club.