The weather is crisp, the summer crowds are gone, and the time is right for a Grand Strand golf getaway! With over 100 word-renowned golf courses, each engineered by the most respected names in golf and tailored towards every playing level, it may be difficult to decide where you and your friends want to play first. Not to worry, the Myrtle Beach Golf Authority is here to make your decision a little easier with in-depth looks at a few of Myrtle Beach’s premier courses.
This week we will be looking at the legendary Fazio Course at Barefoot Resort. Nestled in the heart of the lively Windy Hill section of North Myrtle Beach, this spectacular course is one of the four premier courses at the Barefoot Resort. Designed by Tom Fazio in 2000, this stunning Par-71 masterpiece offers a unique European style layout, as it does not return to the clubhouse after the front nine. While the European-style layout is unique, the Fazio Course epitomizes Lowcountry golf with massive live oaks, pines, natural areas, and native grasses.
Fazio strategically designed the course to incorporate native trees and natural water hazards into the course’s layout. Each of the courses 96 sand bunkers were painstakingly handcrafted and placed to perfectly balance visual beauty and strategic challenge. While the course is indeed well-bunkered, only the most errant of shots. Natural elevation changes throughout the course add a sense of drama and excitement to every round, forcing golfers to take their time and play smart.
Visually, the Fazio Course is nothing short of stunning. Measuring 6800-yards from the tips, Fazio offers five sets of tees to ensure that golfers of all skill levels can enjoy playing this stunning course. The immaculately manicured greens consist of Champions Ultra Dwarf Grass, while tees and fairways boast GN-1 Bermuda grass-- a hybrid turf developed by Greg Norman Turf.
Interested in playing the Fazio Course at Barefoot Resort during your next Grand Strand golf retreat? Then build your own custom golf package today with the Myrtle Beach Golf Authority! Our friendly staff of local golf experts is ready and waiting to help you with all your golfing needs. Give us a call or shoot us an email today!
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