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

overall reviews
/5 Course Layout
/5 Customer Service
/5 Course Condition
/5 Clubhouse

recent reviews

Ryan

Date Played: 08/29/2019
100 0

Beautiful course! Was able to get a tee time that worked for me. Paired up with 3 great guys made the experience even better!!

Larry

Date Played: 08/02/2019
100 0

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.

Samuel

Date Played: 06/06/2018
100 0

Rod

Date Played: 09/23/2016
100 0

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.

Christopher

Date Played: 06/20/2016
100 0

Fazio was beginning to lose their greens. Fazio, as well as a lot of other courses down here are in awful shape.

Hillard

Date Played: 03/07/2016
100 0

Pretty course.

Ian

Date Played: 09/18/2015
100 0

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.

Bill

Date Played: 08/07/2015
100 0

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.

Nick

Date Played: 07/29/2015
100 0

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.

William

Date Played: 07/05/2015
100 0

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.

Jeffrey

Date Played: 05/05/2015
100 0

Terrible shape ... greens look like they have a fungus.

Pat

Date Played: 04/28/2015
100 0

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.

Mike

Date Played: 04/04/2015
100 0

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.

Paul

Date Played: 03/25/2015
100 0

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.

Elaine

Date Played: 12/15/2014
100 0

Okay - but was not like the Love Course.

Andy

Date Played: 12/10/2014
100 0

OK

Bill

Date Played: 11/24/2014
100 0

Great golf course, nice people.

Jack

Date Played: 10/14/2014
100 0

Good.

Joe

Date Played: 10/09/2014
100 0

Very good.

Dennis

Date Played: 06/06/2014
100 0

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.

Rob

Date Played: 06/02/2014
100 0

Tougher than Love course and in equally good shape

Adrian

Date Played: 11/05/2013
100 0

Excellent design, excellent conditions, very well organized and great staff

Bob

Date Played: 10/23/2013
100 0

We should have been told that Wed was a special day for locals. The wait was terrible....over 5.5 hours for the round.

Curt

Date Played: 10/03/2013
100 0

The number of sand traps

Nick

Date Played: 10/03/2013
100 0

Fair

William

Date Played: 10/03/2013
100 0

Many traps so must keep ball in fairway. All other aspects very good.

Paul

Date Played: 08/15/2013
100 0

Beautiful and challenging golf course. Bring your A game and hit it straight.

Matt

Date Played: 08/09/2013
100 0

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.

Dan

Date Played: 05/21/2013
100 0

Outstanding layout and course conditions.

Jeff

Date Played: 05/20/2013
100 0

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.

Mike

Date Played: 04/29/2013
100 0

96 sand traps. Need I say more?

Bruce

Date Played: 04/23/2013
100 0

Course was in only fair condition for mid-April

Dennis

Date Played: 04/08/2013
100 0

Great layout!

Scott

Date Played: 04/02/2013
100 0

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.

John

Date Played: 04/01/2013
100 0

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

Steven

Date Played: 03/19/2013
100 0

Very difficult course. Many deep bunkers surrounding fairways and greens. Best layout of the week.

Steve

Date Played: 03/18/2013
100 0

Great golf course! Deep sand trap were a challenge and there were plenty of them. Top notch experience.

Wille

Date Played: 01/25/2013
100 0

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!

Brian

Date Played: 11/23/2012
100 0

Excellent.

Shane

Date Played: 11/07/2012
100 0

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 $ ...

Gilles

Date Played: 11/01/2012
100 0

Excellent course, well done.

John

Date Played: 10/28/2012
100 0

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!

James

Date Played: 08/17/2012
100 0

Course was outstanding. Played in rain. It was a great course and fun.

Max

Date Played: 06/26/2012
100 0

Great layout. Course in great condition. Nice touch with the cold towels at the end of the round.

MMH

Date Played: 06/21/2012
100 0

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.

Chris

Date Played: 05/09/2012
100 0

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.

Ian

Date Played: 05/02/2012
100 0

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.

William

Date Played: 04/03/2012
100 0

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.

Brian

Date Played: 03/05/2012
100 0

Nice facility.

Drew

Date Played: 03/04/2012
100 0

(Loved the) layout and challenge.

Jeff

Date Played: 03/02/2012
100 0

The course goes out of their way to make your experience special.

Bruce

Date Played: 03/01/2012
100 0

Too hard for me, there's nothing wrong with the course.

John

Date Played: 11/08/2011
100 0

Overall great time - great greens.

Michael

Date Played: 10/30/2011
100 0

Nice course. Difficult for high handicappers.

Jim

Date Played: 10/26/2011
100 0

Unfortunately, it had rained significantly prior to our round, so the course was a but mushy - cart path only made for a lengthy round.

Art

Date Played: 10/21/2011
100 0

Great course, a beauty indeed.

Robert

Date Played: 10/18/2011
100 0

All around great time.

Chuck

Date Played: 10/09/2011
100 0

Excellent course, great greens, fantastic condition, starter was excellent.

Jay

Date Played: 09/26/2011
100 0

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.

Wade

Date Played: 09/21/2011
100 0

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!

George

Date Played: 09/07/2011
100 0

Great greens, OK layout, pricey.

Joe

Date Played: 09/07/2011
100 0

Great greens, good layout, pricey.

Scupper

Date Played: 08/16/2011
100 0

Really nice course; greens were perfect; staff was helpful.

Steve

Date Played: 07/27/2011
100 0

Great new greens, super layout, but overpriced.

Jerott

Date Played: 05/10/2011
100 0

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.

Azlan

Date Played: 04/24/2011
100 0

Course was nice. Fairways and greens were in good shape.

Timothy

Date Played: 01/28/2011
100 0

We played 1/28/11 and loved the course. Very tough so choose the correct tees for you abilities. We'll go back again.

Sean

Date Played: 01/16/2011
100 0

Great course and nice greens. Wish people would repair ball marks on greens. Very nice course and is a must-play.

Mike

Date Played: 10/29/2010
100 0

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.

Dannie

Date Played: 10/19/2010
100 0

Barefoot Fazio was nice, it too had some rough greens.

Rich

Date Played: 09/11/2010
100 0

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 ...

Jack

Date Played: 06/15/2010
100 0

All was fine.

Craig

Date Played: 05/01/2010
100 0

Very good course. In great shape.

Peter

Date Played: 04/13/2010
100 0

Good experience.

Matt

Date Played: 02/24/2010
100 0

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!

Stewart

Date Played: 12/03/2009
100 0

Course much better after crossing the street. Opening and finishing holes weaker. Excellent greens.

Fraser

Date Played: 12/03/2009
100 0

Very nice layout and extremely challenging. Beautiful clubhouse and great service.

Alexander

Date Played: 11/06/2009
100 0

It was a good course in all categories. Barefoot Fazio was excellent.

Cliff

Date Played: 09/03/2009
100 0

Outstanding layout in very good condition.

Kenneth

Date Played: 07/20/2009
100 0

Conditions were nice. Maintenance taking place all over the course. Bunkers are in play from everywhere. Don't hit it there.

Dennis

Date Played: 02/14/2009
100 0

excellent course

Kelly

Date Played: 02/14/2009
100 0

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}.

William

Date Played: 02/14/2009
100 0

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.

Kevin

Date Played: 02/14/2009
100 0

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.

Svetlin

Date Played: 02/03/2009
100 0

Great course. Can't wait to play again.

Cindy

Date Played: 12/12/2008
100 0

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.

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