Summer may be coming to an end, but golf season is just getting started in the Grand Strand. With a mild year-round climate and over 100 championship golf courses, each engineered by the most respected names in golf and tailored towards every playing level, the Myrtle Beach area is a golfer’s paradise. With so many amazing courses, however, it might be difficult to decide where you want to play first during your Grand Strand golf getaway. No worries, the Myrtle Beach Golf Authority is here to make your decision a little easier with in-depth analyses of a few of the Grand Strand’s most popular courses.
This week, we will be looking at the Norman Course at the Barefoot Resort. Over the years, the Greg Norman name has become synonymous with unique style and unparalleled quality. The Norman Course at the Barefoot Resort perfectly exemplifies the standards of excellence set by this legendary name.
Nestled along the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway in North Myrtle Beach, the Norman Course plays to a par 72 and measures 7,200 yards from the back tees. The course’s stunning waste areas and natural vegetation evoke memories of the desert-style course one might expect to find in the American Southwest. In lieu of a vast desert waste land, however, the course is surrounded by the diverse greenery and marshy wetlands of the Carolina coast. Open green complexes and fairways butt against massive sand traps, presenting golfers with an unrivaled experience that is equal parts stunning and challenging.
Designed by Greg Norman in 2000, you will notice that the “bump and run” shot is encouraged along the greens. Unsurprising, as this is a shot that plays into Norman’s “Attack Life” philosophy. This personal flair gives golfers the opening to play a few different shots, depending on their skill level and touch. In addition to stunning natural beauty and over 60 tricky bunkers, the Norman Course features a state-of- the-art, 35,000 sq. ft clubhouse. Players new to the game can also pick up a few pointers from the professionals at the Norman Academy.
To get the most bang for your buck, include the Norman Course when creating your custom golf package with the Myrtle Beach Golf Authority. We guarantee it will be an unforgettable experience that your entire golf group will love.
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