With the annual Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am beginning to appear on the horizon, it’s time for you to play the Dye Course at Barefoot Resort, the event’s host.
A semi-private facility with its own clubhouse, the course challenges players with Pete Dye’s trademark mounding, which helps frame the layout and provides some of the visual deception the famed architect is known for.
On a course full of memorable holes, the par 3 sixth, which has water running up the right side from tee-to-green, stands out. The tee shot is equal parts exhilarating and daunting. Not to be outdone, the 18th hole, a par 4, is one of the best finishing holes along Grand Strand, demanding power and precision.
The Dye Course earned a spot on Golf Digest’s list of America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses, but players shouldn’t be intimidated by the prospect of playing the course. It’s a Dye design, which by nature means it’s challenging, but it’s very playable and an enjoyable round of golf.