Barefoot Resort – Fazio Course
The Fazio Course at Barefoot Resort & Golf is a breathtaking golf experience with many lakes, extensive trees and many elevation changes. In 2005, Golf Digest ranked the Fazio Course #6 among the top courses to play in Myrtle Beach. Golf Digest has also ranked this course #81 among America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses in 2009. Along with the other accolades, the Fazio Course consistently gets 4.5-star ratings in Golf Digest’s “Places to Play” guide.
Barefoot-Fazio has many great and unique holes, but the 18th stands out as one of the best finishing holes in Myrtle Beach. With an uphill drive and narrow landing area it makes for a challenging start to this long par 4. The 18th green is protected by water all along the left-hand side. The fifth hole offers golfers all they can handle. This hole plays all uphill, with water and bunkers guarding the right side of the fairway and heather on the left.
Barefoot Resort – Fazio Course Course Course Reviews
BobDate Played: 11/30/2019
One of my 2 favorite courses at Barefoot, Love is the other. Played with 3 members, all good players who helped me with local knowledge. Played Green tees and they were a reasonable distance for a senior player. Course was a little slow due to being damp. Otherwise in good shape. Had 2 rangers come by our group, front and back nines with water. Nice touch.
RyanDate Played: 08/29/2019
Beautiful course! Was able to get a tee time that worked for me. Paired up with 3 great guys made the experience even better!!
LarryDate Played: 08/02/2019
I was moved to the Barefoot Resort Fazio course due to maintenance. The Fazio course was just fine - a nice test and good pace of play.
SamuelDate Played: 06/06/2018
RodDate Played: 09/23/2016
Contrary to many of the reviews regarding the Barefoot Courses they were all in magnificent shape. The Fazio was probably the best kept of the three. Bunkers had sharp edges and were a perfect consistency, fairways were like carpet and the greens were smooth and fast. They had just top-dressed a few days before but the sand had settled so that you could barely see it. If anything the fine layer of sand made the greens roll a little faster. Lots of memorable holes. Definitely check craigslist/Ebay for a Unaccompanied Member/Guest Pass. You can play for 1/3 the retail price.
ChristopherDate Played: 06/20/2016
Fazio was beginning to lose their greens. Fazio, as well as a lot of other courses down here are in awful shape.
HillardDate Played: 03/07/2016
IanDate Played: 09/18/2015
Played here before and it's still as tough as ever, but very fair. Love the different challenges as the round progresses. Shot to my handicap which was a major surprise.
BillDate Played: 08/07/2015
I have played this course a number of times on spring golf trips, and have always enjoyed it. This time however I was really disappointed. There was no one at the bag drop, which is no big deal but summed up the day. The putting green was closed to be redone, and we had to wait for the range cart. Then once on the golf course we were amazed at how bad the greens were. Some were more sand than grass! We had played the Dunes Cub earlier in the week and they were some of the best greens I've ever putted on, so not sure what happened here. The rest of the course was ok, I know summers can be tough in the SE, but the greens left a bad taste. Barefoot is a great facility overall. I hope they get it back to where it was.
NickDate Played: 07/29/2015
Greens were receptive and had good pace to them. From 100 yards and in the fairways were great but the rest of the fairway weren't cut and several fairways had what looked like high rye grass growing. Overall pace of play was good.
WilliamDate Played: 07/05/2015
500 yard part 4 is crazy. I golf in Florida all the time. There is an ice machine and water to drink everywhere. Why are they cutting corners on water when everything else is excellent or outstanding. That being said I would play it again.
JeffreyDate Played: 05/05/2015
Terrible shape ... greens look like they have a fungus.
PatDate Played: 04/28/2015
After our round on a course that was not in very playable condition for a $187 green fee we discussed the playing conditions with the mgr. My playing partner questioned what had happened to the course, we've played here before, how can you charge a top dollar for a course that is in terrible shape... He stated I have not heard any complaints... THAT right there makes me question his ability and knowledge of golf... has he traveled around the course to check the conditions? We then informed him that we played behind members of the course and they, the members, apologized profusely to us for the horrific condition that the course was in. IE, 5th hole, whole fairway was ground under repair. In the end, the mgr just dismissed our comments with a hearty sorry. After going into the grill for a few minutes I then went back and pulled the mgr to the side and told him you cannot charge that price for a course that would not pay $40 to play... why did you not tell us that the course was not in tip top shape? AGAIN, a hearty sorry from him. I finished our conversation by stating that I will never spend another penny at Barefoot again. We were not looking for a free round on a course that was obviously in poor condition, but maybe a give me your email address and we'll let you know when we are back in top condition and a possible replay rate at that time... NOPE, not even that. It just felt like he told us that's the number you pay, we will fill that time no matter what, thanks for your money... next in line please It was indeed the worst golf experience I have ever had a golfer... that is 42 years of play.
MikeDate Played: 04/04/2015
Do not play this course until the summer grasses emerge. Course did not overseed and grass on fairways is very thin. The greens are not much better they just paint the greens to make them look nicer than they are. It's unbelievable they charge the price they do for these conditions.
PaulDate Played: 03/25/2015
Barefoot Fazio is a fun and challenging course. The course was in good shape and the staff was very friendly. My only complaint was the pin placement on 17. The green speeds were too fast to put the cup on the slope where it was placed. Even when putting from below the hole if you missed the putt the ball would roll back to your feet. It was pretty ridiculous. Overall nice course and they offer complimentary warm up balls.
ElaineDate Played: 12/15/2014
Okay - but was not like the Love Course.
AndyDate Played: 12/10/2014
BillDate Played: 11/24/2014
Great golf course, nice people.
JackDate Played: 10/14/2014
JoeDate Played: 10/09/2014
DennisDate Played: 06/06/2014
A beautiful and well groomed course, but lots of sand. It's a fun course to play but I can't understand why there isn't a turn at the club house on 9. You literally finish the first round at the cabin and a soda machine. You might consider more than vending at the turn.
RobDate Played: 06/02/2014
Tougher than Love course and in equally good shape
AdrianDate Played: 11/05/2013
Excellent design, excellent conditions, very well organized and great staff
BobDate Played: 10/23/2013
We should have been told that Wed was a special day for locals. The wait was terrible....over 5.5 hours for the round.
CurtDate Played: 10/03/2013
The number of sand traps
NickDate Played: 10/03/2013
WilliamDate Played: 10/03/2013
Many traps so must keep ball in fairway. All other aspects very good.
PaulDate Played: 08/15/2013
Beautiful and challenging golf course. Bring your A game and hit it straight.
MattDate Played: 08/09/2013
Greens are comparible to Grande Dunes & Blackmoor. Course layout is great, no flukes consistent through and through. Ive played throughout Hawaii, and this course reminded a little of Kapulua with how nothing surrounds and your in your own world. Played on Wednesday (they have a $63 deal in summer) and was a mistake. Round was about 5hrs 15 mins.
DanDate Played: 05/21/2013
Outstanding layout and course conditions.
JeffDate Played: 05/20/2013
Way over priced, Courses in the area for $50. a lot nicer shape. A lot of sand traps not raked, the sand was very soft & very deep.
MikeDate Played: 04/29/2013
96 sand traps. Need I say more?
BruceDate Played: 04/23/2013
Course was in only fair condition for mid-April
DennisDate Played: 04/08/2013
ScottDate Played: 04/02/2013
Most memorable thing about this course was the sandtraps. Way to many! Sand was very fluffy and several guys in my group of 16 actually lost balls In the traps. First time playing a Barefoot couse and was mot overly impressed.
JohnDate Played: 04/01/2013
Great layout - will remember all of the holes played. Greens were the best of 5 courses played this year. Overall condition was good / fair but one of the best of 5 played this year - with the cold weather, I would suspect most of the courses are probably a bit late greening up. We will definitely be back to try other 3 courses. Green fees are a little pricey if played on a day other than Wednesday - I don't really see what stands out about the course we played compared to others in the area that are comparable
StevenDate Played: 03/19/2013
Very difficult course. Many deep bunkers surrounding fairways and greens. Best layout of the week.
SteveDate Played: 03/18/2013
Great golf course! Deep sand trap were a challenge and there were plenty of them. Top notch experience.
WilleDate Played: 01/25/2013
Best course we played in 20 years going on our golf package! What a layout! Stay at Barefoot and drive no where to play! Free Breakfast on package. $15 relay during the winter for 9 holes. Should have left for home after 18 but could not resist! Service from start to finish was 1st class!
BrianDate Played: 11/23/2012
ShaneDate Played: 11/07/2012
Course was perfect. Greens were perfect prob around 11. Staff was great. Everyone was very professional but laid back (chill). Golf staff was very nice and helpful. Best part was the replay for $30. Was able to play 9 holes on the Love course. Just a perfect day, and would suggest if your looking to play a real golf course with perfect conditions. I would go here ... It was well worth the $ ...
GillesDate Played: 11/01/2012
Excellent course, well done.
JohnDate Played: 10/28/2012
Fazio was the best of the 5 courses that we played - the greens were sooooooo fast but really true. We loved everything about the course and the amenities - the clubhouse is outstanding. Barefoot Fazio deserves 5 stars..........period!
JamesDate Played: 08/17/2012
Course was outstanding. Played in rain. It was a great course and fun.
MaxDate Played: 06/26/2012
Great layout. Course in great condition. Nice touch with the cold towels at the end of the round.
MMHDate Played: 06/21/2012
Great condition & fast greens. Stay away from the bunkers. Fazio puts them all where you can drive them off the tee. Enjoyed the round. They need to put the white tees back a little further. Too much of a difference between the white & back tees.
ChrisDate Played: 05/09/2012
Superb track and conditioning. Best we played of the week by far. Greens are A+ near perfect and pretty fast. Almost a perfect day until a ranger came by and stated the we need to pick it up a bit. First off we had 8 players and our 4 some was at least 3 holes ahead of the group behind us and no one in front of us from the start. No need for the ranger to say anything. Got back to my cart and the GPS said we were 20 min ahead. We ignored him. Later he said good job picking up the pace. the GPS still said 20 min ahead. He was bored I guess.
IanDate Played: 05/02/2012
Played the course on 19/04. First time at Barefoot, great layout, great condition, nearly spoiled by a ranger telling us on the 17th tee that we were 3 minutes behind schedule, when the course was clear for two hole behind us.
WilliamDate Played: 04/03/2012
The bunkers were too severe. I had 3 plugged lies, one of which was on a slope so severe that I almost fell as the sand gave way under my lower leg as I hit the ball.
BrianDate Played: 03/05/2012
DrewDate Played: 03/04/2012
(Loved the) layout and challenge.
JeffDate Played: 03/02/2012
The course goes out of their way to make your experience special.
BruceDate Played: 03/01/2012
Too hard for me, there's nothing wrong with the course.
JohnDate Played: 11/08/2011
Overall great time - great greens.
MichaelDate Played: 10/30/2011
Nice course. Difficult for high handicappers.
JimDate Played: 10/26/2011
Unfortunately, it had rained significantly prior to our round, so the course was a but mushy - cart path only made for a lengthy round.
ArtDate Played: 10/21/2011
Great course, a beauty indeed.
RobertDate Played: 10/18/2011
All around great time.
ChuckDate Played: 10/09/2011
Excellent course, great greens, fantastic condition, starter was excellent.
JayDate Played: 09/26/2011
Beautiful course, in excellent shape. Very pricey, but a fun splurge. Free shoe cleaning was a nice amenity (only $7 + tip to get new spikes). If you want to use the driving range, allow for extra time, as a shuttle ride is needed. Well furnished pro shop and bar and grill.
WadeDate Played: 09/21/2011
We showed up at Fazio and the attendants took our bags and didn't say another word to us until our tee time. Nothing about going to the driving range (since we got there early), just talk about nothing to each other. Then we were called for our tee time. It was like we weren't even there. Others groups were stating the same thing. Course was very nice!
GeorgeDate Played: 09/07/2011
Great greens, OK layout, pricey.
JoeDate Played: 09/07/2011
Great greens, good layout, pricey.
ScupperDate Played: 08/16/2011
Really nice course; greens were perfect; staff was helpful.
SteveDate Played: 07/27/2011
Great new greens, super layout, but overpriced.
JerottDate Played: 05/10/2011
The first two holes were pretty beat up. The greens had some sort of disease on the first three holes, after that conditions improved slightly. The course seemed a bit dry, and just wasn't very visually appealing at all. Not what one would expect for a Fazio. The design was great, but seemed it simply just isn't maintained.
AzlanDate Played: 04/24/2011
Course was nice. Fairways and greens were in good shape.
TimothyDate Played: 01/28/2011
We played 1/28/11 and loved the course. Very tough so choose the correct tees for you abilities. We'll go back again.
SeanDate Played: 01/16/2011
Great course and nice greens. Wish people would repair ball marks on greens. Very nice course and is a must-play.
MikeDate Played: 10/29/2010
Greens are in bad shape. Lots of ball marks, several greens have dead spots. Some of the holes are very close to the expressway (Rt. 31); lots of road noise. Played True Blue 2 days prior, greens were immaculate.
DannieDate Played: 10/19/2010
Barefoot Fazio was nice, it too had some rough greens.
RichDate Played: 09/11/2010
Played in July, was told that the course was in great shape. Found the greens were punched and in questionable condition. Talked to a member of staff and was told that the person that gave this misinfo was new ... Finally talked to the pro who gave us a greens fee for a cart fee price next time out ... The course layout is the best ...
JackDate Played: 06/15/2010
All was fine.
CraigDate Played: 05/01/2010
Very good course. In great shape.
PeterDate Played: 04/13/2010
MattDate Played: 02/24/2010
We played the Fazio course on 2/14, the day after all the snow melted, and couldn't believe it was not absolutely soaked. There were some wets spots and cart paths only on a couple holes but overall very playable. Great drainage here. This is definitely one of the best courses in the Myrtle Beach area and everything about Barefoot is top-notch!
StewartDate Played: 12/03/2009
Course much better after crossing the street. Opening and finishing holes weaker. Excellent greens.
FraserDate Played: 12/03/2009
Very nice layout and extremely challenging. Beautiful clubhouse and great service.
AlexanderDate Played: 11/06/2009
It was a good course in all categories. Barefoot Fazio was excellent.
CliffDate Played: 09/03/2009
Outstanding layout in very good condition.
KennethDate Played: 07/20/2009
Conditions were nice. Maintenance taking place all over the course. Bunkers are in play from everywhere. Don't hit it there.
DennisDate Played: 02/14/2009
KellyDate Played: 02/14/2009
Excellent layout; great pace of play -- we were done in 3:35 minutes; they had just sanded the greens and didn't let us know -- should be an automatic discount! We did a re-play on the Love course and really enjoyed it. Both of these courses are in the top ten in the Myrtle Beach area (that I've played so far}.
WilliamDate Played: 02/14/2009
A course I've played several times; it has lost nothing. It was a relief not to see the course overrun with houses and condos.
KevinDate Played: 02/14/2009
Played Aug. 10, 2008: Barefoot courses always offer excellent conditions, play and service. Starter was a bit unorganized, but accommodating. Overall experience was built around the golfer and all staff were eager to help.
SvetlinDate Played: 02/03/2009
Great course. Can't wait to play again.
CindyDate Played: 12/12/2008
Played July 28, 2008: The Fazio Couse is our favorite among the Barefoot courses. Always in excellent shape and challenging enough without being too difficult.