Barefoot Resort – Dye Course
Home to Darius Rucker’s nationally known ‘Monday After the Masters’ golf tournament, The Dye Course at Barefoot Resort and Golf is located in North Myrtle Beach along the Carolina Bays section of the Grand Strand.
This ultra-challenging course is truly a Dye original. In addition to his use of the native grasses, the Dye Course also utilizes the GN-1 Bermuda hybrid on the fairways, centipede and Zoysia roughs, a Tifdwarf Bermudagrass on the approaches and Champion UltraDwarf on the greens. All of that precision helps couple memorable moments with a challenging round. The “member” tees play at 6,005 yards. There are also the “Championship” tees, set at 6,634 yards and the “Tournament” tees, the 7,343-yard challenge that equates to the second-longest 18 on the Grand Strand. Regardless of which tees are played, the Dye Course is one that rewards the skilled while punishing the unprepared. Either way, players will have a consistent reminder of exactly why they played this picturesque course. The 368-yard, par-4 No. 18 is as solid as any. With water on the right and mounds and traps on the right, it has developed into one of the most photographed holes in South Carolina.
The Dye Course at Barefoot Resort and Golf recently received an overall rating of 8.1 from reviewers at Myrtle Beach Golf Insider. The course also received higher marks on its tees and greens, as well as exceptional marks for its pro shop. The only semi-private course at Barefoot, this Pete Dye design was also recently named the 2013 “Best You Can Play on the Grand Strand” by the S.C. Golf Ratings Panel. That organization also named it the eighth best course on the Grand Strand in 2008. Additionally, Dye has also been honored as the 14th best course in Myrtle Beach by Golf Digest (2010), the 99th best course nationally by Golf Digest in 2009, a “100 Must-Play Course of the Carolinas” by Golfstyles Magazine in 2006.
Barefoot Resort – Dye Course Course Course Reviews
MikeDate Played: 06/09/2022
The Dye course is a great layout, challenging but fair. There were a lot of risk/reward options and you don’t get penalized too much for taking the safe shots.
MattDate Played: 06/06/2022
The Dye course is fun and dramatic at times. Dye is always a great course to play.
AlanDate Played: 05/21/2021
Favorite of the 3 very good condition greens in good shape
BrianDate Played: 05/19/2021
unbelievable playing conditions, supreme. and of course fantastic layout/look to the course. greens rolling so true. greens a little hard from lack of rain so don't fire at flag unless a big spinner of the ball.
JohnDate Played: 04/13/2021
Course layout - excellent. Course maintenance - sub-standard. I understand having waste bunkers, but green-side bunkers should not be waste bunkers. If there is a concern re placing takes in bunkers due to Covid, a sanitized take should be provided on each cart at the start of the round. I’ve seen this work successfully at my home club.
SteveDate Played: 03/19/2021
My one criticism of Dye is how they manage the 1 & 9 tee times. Takes forever to play the back 9.
YasuhiroDate Played: 11/27/2020
I was attracted to the design of Rete Dye and wanted to play this golf course. I fell into a lot of traps, unlike the course I usually play golf. I would like to try this course again.
DaleDate Played: 08/28/2019
MontyDate Played: 08/02/2019
BrianDate Played: 07/31/2019
Instantly a top 10 course in the country - fantastic, difficult track with an awesome staff and service!!!
ChipDate Played: 07/10/2019
Solid challenging course
GreggDate Played: 02/27/2019
DavidDate Played: 11/20/2018
DavidDate Played: 11/19/2018
Lots of water shots
MichaelDate Played: 10/15/2018
Yesterday we held our 4th Annual John Polutnik Memorial Tournament at The Dye. 52 players and guests enjoyed the course and facilities. The course was in great condition and all the staff contributed to this event being a resounding success. Thank you.
RossieDate Played: 08/23/2018
Nice place to have a special round. Always in good shape. Classy.
JamesDate Played: 04/19/2018
The name says it all! Nothing but the best and all the golf you want. If you are a low handicapper, then you have all the opportunity in the world to test your game out playing this 7400 yard beast from the tips at sea level.
JamesDate Played: 04/18/2018
Always love playing the Dye Course. A true Pete Dye golf course that demands a lot of good golf shots.
DaveDate Played: 03/24/2018
Wonderful golf course. We played 5 of the top courses in Myrtle and this was the best of the 5. Turf in fairways was lush and thick, ball sat up nicely. Very intimidating with lots of huge bunkers, water and waste areas. However fairways were generous- if you made good swings and were straight, you could score. Greens ran fast and true, service was excellent.
BradDate Played: 03/06/2018
Great golf course - challenging but very playable
TrentDate Played: 08/12/2016
The greens very difficult.
WilliamDate Played: 07/01/2016
The greens were aerated recently and it would have been nice to know prior to booking in May or at least before we play there so we could cancel and play some place else. At the very least we should have gotten a discount or money credited to my credit card. I did not think the course was in good enough shape to justify the price we paid.
DavidDate Played: 06/27/2016
Nice course. Good condition and great value if you play on a Wednesday. Definitely worth a visit.
IainDate Played: 06/10/2016
More like a UK course than US I liked the fact that off the white tees you didn't have to drive the ball huge distances to play the course.I enjoyed the par 3s.
JonathanDate Played: 05/22/2016
Favorite holes: 4, 6, 10, 18. Unique: Never have I ever been told to play slower on a golf course. As a 2some is playing behind a 4some, I expect to have a few periods of waiting throughout the day. I do not expect to be told to play slower by a ranger while proper etiquette is being followed. I can't comprehend what inspired the ranger to approach or monitor our ability to stay on pace with the group ahead of us. Especially as a 2 following a 4. Totally unique experience. Great golf course. A fair yet challenging test.
JohnDate Played: 05/13/2016
Exceptionally well-conditioned course - better than Kingsmill's LPGA River Course. Extremely courteous and helpful staff. Typical Dye layout - you are either on a tee box, in the fairway, on a green or in sand.
JamesDate Played: 12/18/2015
Typical Pete Dye design that we enjoyed playing. Tough but fair if played from the correct set of tees based on handicap. Can see how this would not be fun if played from yardage longer than you normally play. Conditions in line with all other of the Barefoot courses we played this week.
MarkDate Played: 09/11/2015
Very wet conditions, needs better drainage. No drink cart due to the conditions with no water on the course
JongDate Played: 09/01/2015
Great shape tee to green. Played 8/22/15. Beautiful layout. Greens rolled true & somewhat fast, not super fast though. Lots of fairway bunkers. Fair but challenging. Will definitely play again.
MikeDate Played: 08/18/2015
The course was fabulous. Nothing much to say other than that.
JeffDate Played: 08/07/2015
NickDate Played: 07/31/2015
Play the Dye course for our final round of the week. Out of all the Barefoot courses the Dye course is as close to 10 as possible. Greens were great. Fairways were great. Rough was fair. Sand was played as waste bunkers. Overall a great experience.
ChadDate Played: 07/26/2015
Fun course that demands respect if playing from back tees. Greens were in great shape but pace of play was slow due to high volume.
JasonDate Played: 07/22/2015
Tee markers would have been nice.
JohnDate Played: 07/02/2015
The nicest course that I have ever played on. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Beautiful course in excellent shape from tee to green. It was a very hot day and when we finished, the starter had a cold towel waiting for us. While we cooled down, he cleaned our clubs. Very nice. Would most definitely recommend this course.
CarlDate Played: 06/25/2015
Great in the clubhouse but not very nice starters. Second year in a row for this problem.
JohnDate Played: 05/23/2015
RonDate Played: 05/18/2015
The flagship Barefoot course. As mid handicappers from the UK we enjoyed the layout with some real challenging pin positions. The Tees were in good condition along with fairways and bunkers / waste areas. The downside without doubt were the greens, they were awful due to the unseasonable cold weather. We wouldn't be happy paying the full green fee for the greens to be in that condition though we stayed at the Yacht club villas which had a great deal on with the Barefoot courses.
JeffDate Played: 04/16/2015
Played Fazio last year, decided to try Dye this year. The course is in rough shape, they said it has been raining quite a bit which is fine but apparently the drainage on this course is non existent. The bunkers (not the waste areas) were 50-60% mud and many areas around them were dead. For a course that is very bunker heavy this makes for a pretty unenjoyable round. I like tough courses but the course can't be both tough and in this shape. I played it on their Wednesday deal which cut the price down to near $100 but for that it's still overpriced. We played World Tour today and while their greens were in tough shape the course was head and shoulders better for $101. The Dye greens were also pretty slow. Coming in from CT (where golf is generally expensive) i can play courses that are in better shape back home (right now.. after the worst winter in 10 years) for $75. The staff was great, no complaints at all. My issue is more a cost to quality issue. Was really looking forward to this course too, had heard great things.
DarenDate Played: 04/05/2015
The course was not in very good shape especially the greens which had bare spots. Not at all what I expected when paying $105.00. I played on two other courses earlier in the week which were in far better shape and cost less than half the price.
FredDate Played: 11/13/2014
Outstanding course. Lived up to its reputation. hard but fair. I play to an 18 but putted well on terrific greens and got the ball up and down from around the greens and out of nicely maintained traps. Shot a 79 on a course i thought I would not break 90 on. Took advantage of risk/reward options from the tee which helped when I drove the ball well that day.
BrianDate Played: 11/09/2014
We played all (4) courses at Barefoot Landing including Barefoot Dye the last day. What an ending to a great trip. I would rate this course one of the best in Myrtle Beach, if not the best. Absolutely beautiful. The one thing we noticed on all four courses, was that the actual distances seemed longer than the GPS & score card was reading, but that was not a problem. We adjusted.
DennisDate Played: 11/06/2014
Beautiful course. Excellent facilities, nice people, great pace of play.
JonDate Played: 11/04/2014
One of the best in Myrtle Beach, In very good condition! Exceptional layout by Dye!!!
JohnDate Played: 10/30/2014
JohnDate Played: 10/27/2014
A must play when in Myrtle Beach, A very fair course depending on which tees you play.
JimDate Played: 10/14/2014
M/MDate Played: 10/13/2014
RichardDate Played: 10/07/2014
This is a Pete Dye course, all right. Visually intimidating, yet totally fair if you can manage to play within your own game. All parts of the course, from pro shop to tees to bunkers and greens were immaculate. Can't wait to play again.
NeilDate Played: 08/01/2014
First time to play the Dye course. Liked it, everything was first class.
KeirDate Played: 07/24/2014
Greens were in poor condition. Holes were falling in on sides and were likely not moved for several days. A lot of weeds in course.
AlexDate Played: 06/18/2014
Really liked playing at the Pete dye course. Very fun experience. Very nice course. People in front of me played extremely slow. About 40 minutes off pace.that was pretty annoying. Course and customer service were excellent!
TomDate Played: 06/09/2014
The fairways still had winter kill, and the greens were slow.
MarkDate Played: 06/06/2014
Very poor greens and bunkers for the money. Did not meet our expectations with bunkers, greens and wasteland having the same amount of sand.
BrianDate Played: 06/03/2014
We were informed that only a couple of greens were being punched-more like most greens-we would not play it again in that shape. Course design is great however.
RalphDate Played: 06/02/2014
The Barefoot courses are a challenge to play. The courses are exceptional and well worth the cost to play.
RobertDate Played: 04/25/2014
Good layout and condition, unfortunately we had a cold windy day
DarioDate Played: 04/16/2014
Tough course but the rangers keep the pace of play moving. Good condition and very enjoyable.
KeithDate Played: 03/18/2014
I realize the weather has been an issue, Hopefully the greens will improve for next year !
DavidDate Played: 02/25/2014
Great layout, Very fair but challenging course if played from the correct tees.
TimothyDate Played: 02/13/2014
We played it on 2/10/14 and had a great day. Greens have been painted and rolled and down wind, down hill are lightning. The staff were friendly and helpful and the pace was good. The layout is great with a bit of target golf on most holes. Choose the correct tee for your game. I liked the Fazio Course better but this is still a premium course.
BrianDate Played: 01/22/2014
Even though rain the day before, course drained well and no restrictions on carts.
LouiseDate Played: 01/03/2014
The Dye club is certainely one of the best course in the area of MB, if not the best.A must play when there is a good special like at new year eve!Greens, fairways, tees we're in perfect shape. Mutch better shape than Caledonia where we played on 30th of December.
YvonDate Played: 12/02/2013
Green was perfect
KevinDate Played: 11/15/2013
PatrickDate Played: 11/05/2013
Some of the loved it, others didn't. It was very hard to hold the green with approach shots. Some struggled on hitting the fairways.
RaymondDate Played: 10/25/2013
Not Worth the price we pay
BuddyDate Played: 10/10/2013
Course was in great condition, it was tough but fair except for the bunkers which were well placed but were difficult because of type of sand used. Your staff were great and made the experience memorable. This was our first time there and we will be back.
RobertDate Played: 09/16/2013
Couldn't drive in fairway. Getting correct distances was not good. Inability to drive in fairways forced players to select 3 or more clubs.
GlennDate Played: 09/16/2013
Would have been nice if they told us it would be cart path only because of over-seeding.......Great layout, good challenge
ScottDate Played: 09/09/2013
The day we played, all of the carts were being replaced. There was no GPS available. The starter did provide a yardage book, but course was not marked as well as it could have been. Yardage book was not great.
FreddieDate Played: 09/02/2013
Played here before and the course was in much better shape. Lost it's luster. won't be back.
JamesDate Played: 06/13/2013
Entire experience was memorable. Great conditions all the way around.
PaulDate Played: 04/29/2013
Greens were a little hard.
FerdDate Played: 04/16/2013
FAVORITE COURSE IN MYRTLE BEACH! Perfect Condition
ChrisDate Played: 03/21/2013
Course was ok however played on Wednesday special rate and found course overbooked with doubled up tee times. This caused the staff to push golfers when it was there own doing in overbooking. Bunkers had numerous rocks/shells in them not sure I will be back. Oh and had issue at turn when rangers said we where 10 minutes behind but when checking both carts GPS systems they realized both carts showed different times and they then backed off. Get the facts correct before accusing people of slow play
JohnDate Played: 12/29/2012
Not too long, but truly rewards good shots and severely penalizes errant shots.
YvesDate Played: 11/06/2012
EricDate Played: 08/12/2012
Course was in absolutely amazing shape. The new greens which are only several weeks old were the best my group of 12 saw all week. You read a lot of horror stories about how people are treated at some courses in Myrtle. We were treated as guests by everyone we came in contact with. The head golf pro, Jeff Diehl came over to our group on the first tee and gave us a great overview of the course and all the improvements that are going on. Other courses in Myrtle should take a lesson from the people at Barefoot.
MarkDate Played: 08/11/2012
Played on 7/30 and was looking forward to playing the course. Course was very wet from the rain during the morning which was fine. tee boxes looked like they haven't been cut in a week and had crab grass growing on them. The fairways were decent but there were spots of large clumps of grass from the mowers. Greens we were told are newer and seemed quite sandy and they rolled out slightly but mainly deadened shots into the greens. Pro shop was decent, I've seen a lot better. I wish the lady at the kiosk at Martin's hadn't talked the rest of my group into playing there. Although we got a Wednesday special of $58. I wanted to play Thistle and I wish we had. Decent course but there are a lot better out there.
MikeDate Played: 08/04/2012
Do not under any circumstances pay for this course. The amount they are asking is ridiculous for what it is. You are paying for the name Pete Dye, nothing more. The greens were sanded, long, and slow (and I always ask about maintenance when booking, was not told this). The tees had weeds growing on them, and the fairways were mushy and long, and they were cutting them probably for the first time in many days and rows and rows of grass clumps were all through the fairways. Almost every hole is the same, a blind tee shot to a fairway with waste bunkers on either side (or both), and a second shot to a green surrounded by mounds. And once you get off the fairway, the rough is nothing but weeds, crabgrass, goosegrass, and waste areas, certainly not rough. The only positive thing was the super friendly marshal who passed us several times during our round and had a big cooler of ice water that we could fill up our bottles with. For as much research as I did, the Barefoot courses were always top-rated and offered a good junior rate, so my son and I picked one. What a major disappointment, don't believe the reviews, at least for the Dye course.
GaryDate Played: 07/21/2012
Was warned about slow play at turn. Waited every shot except 10th fairway when we stopped for a water ? Never been treated so rude. The kid had no idea of what was happening. Must have more business than you need!
JohnDate Played: 05/23/2012
ForrestDate Played: 05/14/2012
Good mix of holes. Did not like the traps. Too many shells and rocks in the waste bunkers.
RayDate Played: 05/05/2012
First time we have played the course. Heard many horror stories, but didn't find it to be that bad. I didn't play well, but that had more to do with me and not the course. Just a matter of ball placement and smart shots.
MichaelDate Played: 05/03/2012
Greens were almost as good as Fazio but not quite.
JasonDate Played: 02/24/2012
Great course. Played in heavy rain and wind but enjoyed it. Would play again.
JImDate Played: 02/24/2012
Played in a rain storm, conditions were terrible.
WilliamDate Played: 01/15/2012
Hard course. Good for low handicap players.
RobertDate Played: 01/13/2012
FrankDate Played: 11/21/2011
Good greens. Helpful pro.
BillDate Played: 11/15/2011
Course was in great shape. Very nice course, would play again. The only drawback is the price. The replay at $40.00 is also expensive.
MarkDate Played: 11/05/2011
Poor greens and bit tricked up. Need to play once to know where to hit the ball, very tough course, it gives nothing. Overpriced!
ChasDate Played: 10/20/2011
It was OK, greens needed work.
MichaelDate Played: 10/16/2011
Everything was great except for the greens.
BobDate Played: 09/10/2011
Fairways in great shape but the greens need a lot of work.
DavidDate Played: 08/21/2011
Typical Dye, great layout.
PhillipDate Played: 08/17/2011
BrianDate Played: 06/24/2011
This is the most overpriced, poorly conditioned course I have ever played. It is quite evident that management is scrimping to cut costs on maintenance and conditioning. I feel due a refund for this course.
MartinDate Played: 06/23/2011
(Would like to have known prior to play) that the fairways were in need of water and the greens were slow.
PatDate Played: 06/15/2011
Great course and staff was excellent.
DanielDate Played: 06/01/2011
Everything was great. Special thanks to the person at the desk when we went and accommodated us by changing the following day's tee time. Also, the starter was a class act! Thanks for everything and will play the Fazio on our return if everything is repaired.
TimDate Played: 05/07/2011
Beautiful golf course, but terribly overpriced and with a staff that is not at all concerned about customer service. There are dozens of better values on the Strand.
DanDate Played: 04/25/2011
Difficult course, we had a blast playing it.
NealDate Played: 04/08/2011
The greens were in superb shape. Would definitely go there again.
SteveDate Played: 04/05/2011
Great people inside and out, course we will play again and again.
RogerDate Played: 12/28/2010
I am a group leader & we travel to MB twice a year. This course and the other Barefoot courses are excellent. We enjoyed the challenges & feel these courses will remain on our places to play.
GaryDate Played: 11/22/2010
Didn't like having course maintenance, (cutting fairways, 3 workers inside a green side bunker, etc.) on the course while we were playing.
KDate Played: 11/17/2010
Great course, fun to play from the right set of tees. Visually intimidating, but fairly generous fairways to hit to.
TomDate Played: 10/19/2010
Nice layout but the conditions were not as good as the course is rated.
KevinDate Played: 10/18/2010
Greens were in terrible shape, teed off 1/2 hour late with no explanation, 5 1/2 hour round. Will not return.
NicholasDate Played: 08/06/2010
Fabulous layout, challenging, top notch facility and staff ... a true pleasure.
KevinDate Played: 08/03/2010
Poor customer experience - no starter, only a handful of balls on the range, no towels or toilet paper in the restrooms, course grill was closed, no water on the course. Won't be back in 2011, which is disappointing as we had a very positive experience in 2009.
ChristopherDate Played: 07/25/2010
Very challenging course from the blues. Recommend to 10 or less handicap for those tees only. Our golf cart battery died. Disappointing.
RoccoDate Played: 07/15/2010
Great course but very tough for someone who has only been golfing 1 yr.
EricDate Played: 06/09/2010
I enjoyed the eye to detail in the maintenance. I unfortanelty played after some of the greens were aerated so the greens were a little bumpy.
ArtDate Played: 05/10/2010
Challenging course, mainly around the greens.
SkipDate Played: 04/27/2010
To be honest, I was not impressed. It was a good course but not worth the money.
DavidDate Played: 04/27/2010
GPS stated 35 min. drive from Litchfield Beach but in reality it was 50 min!
TimDate Played: 03/05/2010
I enjoyed playing this course.
KevinDate Played: 03/03/2010
Loved the grill, great course.
RobertDate Played: 03/03/2010
The course is fantastic, as are all of the Barefoot tracks. Even though it was quite cold (45) and there were 20-30 mph. winds, it was still enjoyable to play. As with most of the Pete and P.B. Dye courses, of course there is much sand, but I must say I had a better experience in my second round there than the first but only due to my own lack of ability.
MarkDate Played: 03/03/2010
Wish it wasn't so cold. Course was great, love the layout.
RobertDate Played: 02/26/2010
Great layout, risk/reward shots.
IvarsDate Played: 11/20/2009
Enjoyed playing it again.
FrankDate Played: 09/10/2009
Premium course. Loved the design and the conditions. The course is visually beautiful and tricky but plays fair.
TerryDate Played: 09/06/2009
Really liked the course but the grill was mediocre.
DanDate Played: 09/03/2009
Thought of all the Barefoot courses there were some things about this one which made it my least favorite. The main one being WE PLAYED IN 100 DEGREE TEMPS AND WERE TOLD WE COULD NOT BRING WATER AND GATORADE ONTO THE COURSE! ARE YOU INSANE? The course lived up to expectations but couldn't get over the rules about beverages. Not the same at any other Barefoot course.
BenDate Played: 04/20/2009
Played it this weekend with the boys (15 and 12). Had a great time, very challenging, course was in great shape.
PeteDate Played: 04/16/2009
Awesome course, but very tough. Off the tee you've got a lot of blind fairway shots that leave you guessing if your drive was good until you get to the fairway. There was one time where I had to go back to the tee because my drive was lost & I didn't know till I got there. This is one of those courses you could play 100 times and have a different experience each time. Very fun.
WilliamDate Played: 02/14/2009
Played Aug. 12, 2007: Barefoot-Dye tried to charge a higher greens fee than I had reserved online. I stood my ground and insisted on my original rate and they grudgingly relented. There was only one tiny bathroom available to golfers, who weren't members. All member areas were locked up. I will NEVER recommend Barefoot-Dye or play there ever again.