Barefoot Resort & Golf - Norman Course

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3.5
12
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.3
Value
3.4
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.5
62.7%
Recommend this course
7 out of 12 reviews
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0
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3.3
3
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4 Stars
1
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Conditions
3.3
Value
3.5
Layout
3.7
Pace
5.0
Amenities
5.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
66.7%
Recommend this course
2 out of 3 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7035
Slope 141
Rating 74.2
Type Resort
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Platinum 72 7035 yards 74.2 141
Black 72 6487 yards 71.4 136
White (W) 72 5718 yards 72.4 122
White 72 5718 yards 68.3 121
Green 72 5467 yards 67.1 118
Gold (W) 72 4953 yards 67.9 112
Scorecard for Norman Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Platinum M: 74.2/141 377 403 194 427 571 448 175 327 568 3490 203 420 438 440 387 526 170 409 552 3545 7035
Black M: 71.4/136 352 386 170 389 511 431 148 297 533 3217 176 387 419 396 354 511 160 361 506 3270 6487
White M: 68.3/121 W: 72.4/122 316 318 145 342 459 339 122 269 499 2809 135 357 380 347 314 468 131 316 461 2909 5718
Green M: 67.1/118 W: 71.2/118 316 293 145 330 459 322 108 269 447 2689 135 357 340 347 314 449 110 316 410 2778 5467
Gold M: 64.8/113 W: 67.9/112 290 285 100 295 424 315 102 207 440 2458 93 292 332 303 274 416 97 282 406 2495 4953
Handicap 11 9 13 5 7 1 15 17 3 14 6 2 4 18 10 16 12 8
Par 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 5 36 3 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2000
Fairways GN-1 Hybrid Turf Grass
Greens Champion UltraDwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Greg Norman (2000) Tad Burnett

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Dyer Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.5
12
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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 100 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fair course, but compromised

Certainly, IMO, the least of the four at Barefoot. A number of holes on the back nine are heavily compromised by housing. The ninth hole of a very good looking hole with plenty of strategy, but I have to wonder why it wasn't designed closer to the waterway (it's only about 40 yards away, but no view). Not a bad course by any means, just average.

Conditions Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Worth playing around $100

The Norman Course was the first we played in the Barefoot complex and it was very nice. The conditioning was good and the layout was cool. There are seven holes along the inter-coastal and all the other holes are great too. If you can get a rate at $100 or less definitely give it a shot.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather

Interesting

This is a good resort course to play and the layout was very fair to players but at the time I played the greens were really struggling. I expected the course to be in better shape because Bermuda grass typically grows better in hot weather, which it was during the month of August, but unfortunately I was mistaken.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Deserves more love!

By reading these reviews, you'd think this was a dog track. Really good golf. Not the elite crust of Myrtle, but a really fun. Good tee selection for different playing levels. Fun par-3s. Good conditions. Asthetically appealing. Good staff. Fun time.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Save as much $ as you can

All the barefoot courses are great conditions. I choose Norman because it has 5 holes that run along the inland waterway. $74 is high for this place. Play on Wednesdays or late evening to get this $74 rate. No way would I pay over $100 to play these courses. I drove around and looked at the other courses. Norman was actually a more interesting layout. It actually makes you think about if you can carry bunkers, positioning and so forth. For a short time I actually felt like a pro deciding upon my tee shot placement, risk/reward of carrying shots over hazards, etc. The placement of the hazards are not such that you must hit the best shot of your life. Just your average swing but you must factor in wind, how are you hitting right now, etc....which makes it quite fun for a change.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Course Marshalls Needed

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Top 100 Contributor
First Time Playing

Weakest of the Barefoot courses

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0

Weakest link

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Great Course

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Norman in Fantastic Shape!

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Overseeding week

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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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!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Barefoot Norman Course OK but that's all

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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