Barefoot Resort & Golf - Love Course
|White (W)||72||6055 yards||75.4||129|
|Platinum M: 74.9/141||381||518||191||294||463||403||450||552||235||3487||367||136||456||484||439||228||412||442||596||3560||7047|
|Black M: 72.4/137||352||483||169||280||443||370||426||525||207||3255||345||123||421||470||402||172||375||420||559||3287||6542|
|White M: 70.3/130 W: 75.3/134||321||455||144||265||420||340||398||485||187||3015||321||109||393||447||361||154||332||389||534||3040||6055|
|Green M: 68.4/123 W: 72.9/130||268||455||139||252||400||300||357||468||160||2799||296||109||385||420||361||154||300||353||466||2844||5643|
|Gold M: 67.0/120 W: 71.0/124||243||437||116||247||395||281||315||444||139||2617||275||100||370||416||337||127||295||345||454||2719||5336|
What's not to Love
Played this course for the first time in a few years. Over all the greens like many area courses have recovered well after the winterkill issues. The tee boxes and fairways were a bit lush and fluffy and probably needed to be cut but that was likely a result of the good bit of rain that came down the previous two days. This also caused cart path only but we got out first and had no issues with time. Played in under 4 hours as there were few people on the course ahead of us. My favorite part about this course is that the layout plays fair but is challenging. Additionally, it has a quiet beauty too it and the ruins on holes 4 and 6 add a wonderful touch to the character of the grounds.
second 18 of the day
We played the Dye course in the morning and chose the Love course to play our second 18. It was in much better condition. The greens were nearly perfect. It was a pretty and fun layout that was not overly difficult.
Love at Barefoot
The Love course at Barefoot is a solid track. It's a very playable course for all skill levels, and offers plenty of scoring opportunities for better golfers. I appreciated the mix of holes as there were a nice mix of short/long Par 3s and Par 5s. A few unique holes definitely make this worthy of the play. You can the resort was built as a big money property as there are many nice amenities throughout the resort (GPS Golf Carts, large and beautiful clubhouse, restrooms on the courses, etc.).
If you are playing soon, be aware that the resort suffered some tough weather in the recent months and have a lot of issues with the greens. They were repairing them while I was there. There were about 5-6 greens on each course that were getting partially scraped and sodded.
Play on Wednesday only
Excellent conditions, great clubhouse. Play on the reduced Wednesday rates only though. At $65 it's not worth playing more than once.
Layout is great. Bigger fairways, medium size greens. Every spot on the fairway felt like hitting off carpet.
I've played all Barefoot courses, this one is the best conditioned. I thought the Norman course was the best risk/reward and most memorable, however the greens and fairways are in much better condition on the Love course. Not saying the others are bad, just saying you can tell Barefoot spends their time on the Love course when it comes to maintenance.
Above Average, but not a standout
A fair course. I think it would be lost in the Myrtle Beach mix were it not at Barefoot. The fake ruins on the front nine are OK, I guess, but they don't really do anything for me. The course is OK, but doesn't really have any holes that stand out to me. Just an average round of golf.
Best of the Fazio, Norman, and Love Tracks
We haven't played the Dye course yet, but of the three Barefoot courses we have played, this is the best. The Love Course was in great shape and we loved the layout. It is on the same plot of land as the Norman and Fazio, but the layout is more unique and playable. The biggest difference was around the greens. The Love course has smaller greens, all of which were elevated, with huge collection areas around each one. There are some bunkers, but nothing like the large, deep ones on the Fazio or Norman. There were also some unique touches to the course and the greens rolled very true.
We went to Barefoot Resort 11/30-12/3 and had perfect weather. We played all four courses and they were all in great shape. The staff was friendly and very accommodating. The rangers did their best to keep the pace of play but it was slow at time (not the rangers fault, golfers need to know how to speed up play). Very impressed with all four courses and argued amount our group about which was the favorite. Greens were in great shape, fairways immaculate. The package at Barefoot is without a doubt worth the price. Thank you for a great experience.
All Barefoot courses are very well maintain. Played at a discounted rate which makes it an affordable experience. Heavy rain the day before required cart path only conditions, which was understandable.
The Love course is enjoyable to play. No real forced carries, good fairway landing areas and reasonably placed bunkers. The greens rolled a little slow, more do to the wet conditions from the prior day.
Very nice course but overall experience lacking
This course is very nice and the layout is very interesting. The main issue I had with the layout is that it's too punishing. Any shot that's not on the fairway or rough is out of bounds. If you're not a straight hitter you're going to lose a lot of balls and take a lot of penalty strokes. The overall experience was also severely lacking. It felt kind of like disney world where you're just getting shuttled around and it just feels very impersonal. The staff was pretty friendly overall but compared to some of the other courses I play it just felt like I was a number and not a customer if that makes sense.
Wonderful layout, sometimes it's the little things
Was set to go out as a single at 7:10 am on a Sunday, missed the sign to turn into clubhouse as it was still dark, got there to find out range was a shuttle ride away , now I did not have time to use complimentary bucket, got sent out to first tee ( got paired with another single)only to have to wait in fairway as they were still cutting green and spraying it , staff was very helpful and always offering water and ice. Loved the ruins , all greens were true and fast even with the dew. Played in 3.5 hours, has GPS and upon conclusion of roundness they' offered complimentary shoe shine but no one was in locker room to do it . Frustrated with my play I asked if I could still go hit my bucket and they did arrange for it, grass range but balls were in awful condition. To make it a truly wonderful experience I wish I knew range was not on course,and they should have held us till 7:20 and they need new range balls , I will be back to try other 3 courses