Who knew sharks could come inland? Well they certainly can and this shark has taken a bite out of the bluffs that border the Intracoastal Waterway at Barefoot Resort. With multiple holes along the scenic waterway, Greg Norman’s par-72, 7,000-yard masterpiece is highlighted by the surrounding natural beauty, which frames a majority of his designs. With GN-1 on the tees and fairways, Tifdwarf grass on the approaches and brand new Champion Ultra Dwaft on the greens, the gently undulating terrain will remain as memorable as the course’s most challenging holes.
You may be feeling pretty good about your round at the Norman Course until you reach No. 6, a strong par-4 measuring 448 yards from the platinum tees. A narrow fairway must be found in order to traverse a waste area which guards the green. There is no doubt this is the No. 1 handicap on this course.
Making the turn on the Norman Course, golfers are treated to one of the most picturesque scenes in Myrtle Beach. No. 10 is a healthy par-3 measuring 176 yards from the black tees, but the yardage will be the last thing on your mind. To the right lies the Intracoastal Waterway, along with four imposing bunkers that protect all other sides of the green. All we can say here is good luck and enjoy.
Similar to his colleagues’ work at Barefoot, Norman does not disappoint on the final hole of his design. Another stellar par-5 serves as the dessert for this great layout. Strong players will have the opportunity to reach this hole in two, but a crowned green will hold only the best shots. Whether you attack it with a wood or a wedge, beware of the shark.