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Golf Digest named the Love Course at Barefoot Resort & Golf as one of “The Top 50 Courses of Myrtle Beach” (#1 in 2005) as well as “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses” (#53 in 2007). Golfweek recognized the Love Course in 2012 as “Top 15 Best You Can Play in SC” (#9), and Golf.com honored the Love Course in 2010 as “Top 20 Best Public Golf Courses in South Carolina” (#6).
The signature hole at the Barefoot Love Course is No. 4. This is a reachable par-4 that plays to only 294 yards from the longest tees, and 265 yards from the whites. The green is elevated and well guarded by bunkers on the front, left and right; however, any wayward shots tend to be punished on this hole. Just beyond the green lie the replicated plantation ruins, which are a signature element of the course.
In general the course was in very good condition. Tee boxes and fairways beautiful. Some of the greens were in were poor condition although the pin placements on these holes were placed in the best parts of the greens. Attendants were great making sure you had everything you need in and off the course. The course was fun to play with some interesting and visually unique holes. Generous fairways all well marked.
great course and staff. i'm looking forward to my next round there.
Staff was awesome. Course was in nice shape and pace of play was good. Will be back for sure.
Staff was awesome. Course was in nice shape and pace of play was good. Will be back for sure.
A beautiful course and a good test of golf. The greens have suffered from all the storms but are still okay. I wish they had rolled the greens after spiking the greens, but with the small spikes it was okay, just a bit let down from previous years. My only complaint was the fact that the clubhouse added a 4th player to our threesome and told me We're booked up solid today. It was not the truth because nobody was behind us for at least 45 minutes. He was just helping someone get out but I saw twosomes playing. If he was truthful, I would not have complained but it was obviously not the truth.
I've played here (and at all of the other Barefoot courses) almost every year over the last 8 years or so...and generally it's amazing. Fantastic course design and layout. Always in great shape...tee boxes, fairways and greens are immaculate. Even the breakfast is awesome, whether it's the buffet or you just eat at the bar or take it with you on the course...so good. My one and only complaint is that they overbook - on Wednesdays in particular because of the reduced greens fees. It was so overbooked, in fact, that the cart staff and starter insisted on pairing our threesome with a single - on one of our carts!! I'm sorry, but I've been playing golf in Myrtle Beach and everywhere else in this country for 35 years and that's just totally unacceptable. I've played hundreds of rounds and this is only the third time that's happened. Either get more carts or stop booking so many people on your course that you have to resort to this absurdity!! A truly less than pleasant aspect to an otherwise fantastic round. Yes, it's a great course - the front 9 is especially fun to play, but be warned -- if you come here on a Wednesday as anything other than a foursome, be prepared to get stuck playing with someone else.
Normally in great shape. Not now the greens are struggling. They had just sanded the greens heavily. Hopefully in a few weeks better. Left after 9 holes
Greens were in terrible shape. Sand was put down the morning we played. Left after 9 holes.
I have played this course many times and it is usually in very good to excellent condition. That was not the case for the round today. Not all but a lot of the greens are in poor condition. Very disappointing since the greens were replaced a few years back and they were always very nice since the Champion Bermuda was put in. From what I saw today they have some serious green issues for a higher end priced golf course in NMB. I can't recommend the course.
Having played the Dye and Fazio courses on previous trips I would rate the Love course right up there with them. Wide landing areas reward good tee shots while the approach shots need to be on target as the greens are protected with bunkers or water or both. The entire course was in magnificent condition and the weather just enhanced the experience. The staff in the pro shop were very welcoming and the clubhouse adds to the aura of the Barefoot experience. The only downside to the day was the starter - he just gave us scorecards and pointed to us as to where to go for the first tee. He wasn't interested in giving us any info and instead was more interested in the large group behind us as he obviously sniffed a higher tip!!! Apart from this we had a very enjoyable day!
We really looked forward playing the course because of all the positive reviews we read. When arriving there our first impression was that it's a typical resort course since we felt being a little rushed. The course layout is ok but nothing compared to e.g. the Legends courses, Wild Wing Avocet, TPC, Long Bay or Rivers Edge. The fairways were of good quality as well as the tee-boxes. However, the greens were in bad shape with many spots w/o grass. I would recommend to play that course since there's way better ones in the area for a better deal.
We stay at the Barefoot condos so it is appropriate that we play one of their courses. Took advantage of the Wednesday discount rate. Disappointed in the conditions this year. A lot of green paint on the fairways. Is this a way to reduce maintenance costs? Will have to reconsider next year if this continues.
Thought it would be better.
Very nice course and very playable. Greens had some work done recently and were very inconsistent in terms of speed. Will try again.
VERY FAIR COURSE, CONDITION WAS EXCELLENT. GREENS FAST BUT REASONABLE. LOTS OF GOLFERS FOR ALL 3 COURSES CAUSED SOME CONFUSION WITH STARTER. ONCE ON COURSE, MOVED ALONG WITH NO PROBLEM. ONLY 3HRS 50 MINUTES NEEDED TO COMPLETE ROUND.
Driving range closed, the putting green terrible,personel lackluster
Love courses that all the holes look different from one another, just a great golf experience, and it helps to shoot 76. :)
Excellent golf experience. The hole with the old ruins was amazing and the photo op was worth booking the course. Love's design was both challenging and fair and gave you a good opportunity to make some decisions on what sort of shot to hit. I loved the Love. I will be back to Barefoot for the other 3 courses.
Wednesday special makes cost more affordable for group.
Much more difficult than slope rating. GPS did not work on either cart in our foursome. Needs yardage book.
Great course. Too bad it was extremely windy.
One of the nicest courses I've played in my 9 trips to Myrtle Beach.
Best of the Barefoot tracks
We have finished and stayed at Barefoot the last few years with extra night free it allows us to play 27 and go back and shower before we begrudgingly leave until next year. We have played all except DYE, but that will be on the list next year! All course are in immaculate condition and greens are fabulous!! One other comment that should be made, please change the longest tees from silver to some other color, when the sun hits them in morning they and white look just the same!!
Will not play again
The course was in decent shape except that they lied about the condition after they had top dressed the greens and when asked lied and I booked the round. I was paired up with 3 other players and we played the tips and under the rules of golf. I would have enjoyed the course more from the middle tees. I didn't like the forced carries but the course is very scenic and the staff did an OK job. I would recommend this course but please check about the greens before you play.
Great course,wide fairways, firm fastgreens
The Love course is in great shape. I pick a spot on the tee in front of my ball for alignment, these tees are so good it's sometimes hard to find a spot that is imperfect. Really nice course that is fun to play, One of the best on the Grand Strand. I pay more to play here than I usually pay on the strand but it is well worth it. The course and facility delivers.
The new in 2012 champion greens were firm and fast, even after the rain. The course is fairly traditional with some trees, little water, wide fairways and some Pinehurst ##2 style crowned greens. On many holes, you have alternate options off the tee, to play wide or to challenge hazards/bunkers. The wide side plays longer but often provides a better angle to the undulating greens. With the options off the tee, Love is fun to play. There are fake ruins between holes 4 + 6. The main ruins hole (##4) is drivable, but plays longer than it looks. Don't expect to bounce it on, because it is uphill and the fairway slopes to the bunkers.
Great layout and good condition compared to the Fazio course.
Can't wait to come back! What a course, recommend it highly!
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