Welcome to the world of Pete Dye.

A world full of railroad ties, bentgrass and mind-bending design. The Dye Club at Barefoot Resort and Golf is a prime example of the designer’s signature work and use of native grasses.With GN-1 Bermuda grass on the fairways, Tifdwarf Bermuda grass on the approaches and newly acquired Champion UltraDwarf greens, the par-72, 7,343-yard Dye Course is as visually stunning as it is challenging to play. The first hole is a narrow dog-leg left, bordered by waste areas to the left, and mounding to the right. This classic Dye opening test will immediately remind you that it’s time to play.

There are several signature holes throughout the course, but No. 10 stands out in many golfers’ minds. The hole measures only 315 yards from the men’s tee, but tests every part of your game and nerves. The tee shot must be placed between water to the left and treacherous pot bunkers to the right.  Once safely in the fairway, players are challenged to hold a wedge on the elevated narrow putting surface guarded on all sides by bunkers, both grass and sand.

As you make your way to the 18th tee, one final challenge remains. This beautifully carved dog-leg left hugs a pond which serves as protection for not only the fairway, but the green as well. An ample landing area from the tee narrows considerably as you approach the green complex. Mounding to the right and hazards to the left provide for a memorable closing sequence.

Pete Dye has made his mark all over the world, but only one course has been honored with the title of The Dye Club. Take full advantage of everything this course has to offer by enjoying a post-round beverage or fine dining in the Dye Clubhouse, which boasts magnificent views of holes 9, 10 and 18.

The Awards

2013 “Golf Course of the Year”

2013 “Best You Can Play on Grand Strand”
– SC Golf Course Ratings Panel

2012 “SC Top 50 Golf Course-GrandStrand” (#8)
– SC Golf Course Ratings Panel

2010 “Top 60 Course in Myrtle Beach” (#14)
– Golf Digest

2009 “America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses” (#99)
– Golf Digest

2006 “100 Must-Play Courses of the Carolinas”
– Golfstyles Carolinas

2005 “Top 50 Courses of Myrtle Beach” (#10)
– Golf Digest

The Architect

In all walks of life there are those whose reputations precede them. Those who need only the mention of a name. Those whose work will live on long after their time has come and gone. Pete Dye is one of these men. In the world of golf, several names are immortal:  Palmer, Nicklaus, Jones, Ross, Dye, Woods. These men changed the game forever, some for playing, some for designing and some for both.

No two courses are the same and this means that no two experiences are the same. Pete Dye has embraced this idea while still creating an unmistakable identity. From Myrtle Beach, S.C. to the Dominican Republic, Dye’s work is alive and on display. Literally touching every corner of the globe, the Dye Design Group has produced courses in Germany, Indonesia, China, Japan, Portugal and nearly a dozen other countries. Additionally, the Dyes have made their enterprise into a family affair. Eight family members are actively involved in Dye Design, and Alice, Pete Dye’s wife, even had a hand in creating his most famous par-3:  No. 17, TPC at Sawgrass. Alice suggested Dye go with an island green design and against his better judgment, he agreed and the rest, as they say, is history.