Barefoot Resort & Golf - Norman Course

3.7143000000 3.7 stars from 5 (7)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6888 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 73.4
  • Layout

  • 4980 Barefoot Resort Bridge Rd, North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29582, Horry County
  • (866) 638-4818
  • (843) 390-3213
  • www.barefootgolf.com
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Year built: 2000
Architect(s): Greg Norman (2000)
Type: Resort
Greens: Champion UltraDwarf
Fairways: GN-1 hybrid turf
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Dyer Golf Academy"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Platinum 71 6888 yards 73.4 138
Black 71 6374 yards 70.9 130
White 71 5589 yards 67.2 115
White (W) 71 5589 yards 71.8 120
Green 72 5381 yards 66.2 112
Gold 71 4864 yards 67.8 113

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 3.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 7 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
1
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

3 out of 7 reviews


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"Course Marshalls Needed"


Rocco80's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Good course and value, lot of sand and waste areas. Only issue I/we had was a group in front of us that was way too slow and the course marshalls were not to be found or did not say anything to the group in front of them. The group was slow all day, first tee each member of the foursome hit 2 shots each while we were waiting and teed off 15 minutes past our scheduled start and nearly got confrontational with our group, and I was playing with 2 members. Other than that, it was fine, prefer the Love course over this though.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Weakest of the Barefoot courses"


RavensGolfer's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

our foursome played all 4 Barefoot courses and we were unanimous in putting the Norman course at the back of the pack. It has it's virtues with the par 3 10th one of the best holes in the area and also liked the par 3 17th. But the rest of the layout wasn't inspired.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Weakest link"


u9380712's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/04/2017

Reviewed on

We played first week of January so not ideal but placed alongside the other three Barefoot courses, this for me is the one to miss.Seemingly very poor drainage led to an extremely wet course and consequentially poor bunkers.It is tight so needs a more conservative approach.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Great Course"


DouglasMcNulty33's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Tightest of the 4 Barefoot courses, it was a little soaked compared to the other 3, but anyone who thinks this is the worst of the 4 courses should reconsider. This was the dampest, but the layout is still fun and challenging.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Norman in Fantastic Shape!"


WillowBend1525's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

All four courses at Barefoot Resort are in fantastic shape right now! Get and early tee time and play in 2.5 hours. Weather is great at this time of year. Play on Wednesday mornings for a discount rate.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Overseeding week"


u00000901931's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Since I played as a guest I don't know what the greens fees were but the posted rate is $135.00. The course was entirely overseeded and probably hadn't been cut in a few weeks. The tee boxes and fairways were 1"+ of new sprouting grass. Since the course was over watered and with the recent rainfall cart path only conditions prevailed. You could not find your ball in the fairway as it was either plugged or could not be seen from the cart path. Every bunker was either covered in mud or was unplayable as damage was never repaired from the rain. The greens suffered the same overseeding problem and ran about 4 on the stimpmeter.
I play many different courses over the Grand Strand and have not seen any worse conditions than the Norman course. To add insult, they post a $135.00 greens fee. There are much better conditioned courses that you can play for $40.00. I would call the Norman course before you play and ask what the conditions are. If they are not as advertised, then ask for your money back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 03/25/2016

It was a really wet fall! The flooding in South Carolina even closed a 90-mile stretch of I-95 in October and the whole state had not dried out by November. But conditions are great now on all the Barefoot courses. Give them another chance when you're back in the area!


"Barefoot Norman Course OK but that's all"


drlgolf's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

We played in a tournament one day after the remnants of a tropical storm blew through. So, it was extremely wet and cart path only in 90+ deg heat. Very tough playing conditions. Bunkers were terrible. The sand consistency is among the worst I've seen in Myrtle Beach. Probably would not return unless forced to in another tournament round.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



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