Barefoot Resort's 'Golf Villa' the perfect home for a busy week
12 Sep 2013
by Benjamin Larsen of AmateurGolf.com

Arriving in Myrtle Beach ahead of this year’s World Amateur Handicap Championship, I was pleased to unlock the door to what was --- for the night, anyways --- my final destination.

After traveling from the northeast to Charlotte and Southern Pines in North Carolina before crossing the border and down to the Grand Strand, I was ready for some relaxation. Fortunately, my accommodations at Barefoot Resort & Golf were more than I had anticipated.

And while the initial comforts were a definite perk, it was great to call Barefoot’s Cypress Bend Golf Villa home for the week.


With a balcony overlooking a piece of the Love Course, my Cypress Bend villa was ideal for rest, relaxation and, as with any work trip, productivity. With that said, a group of golfers or a family would undoubtedly get the most out of their vacation staying in one of the similar Golf Villa’s on Barefoot’s massive property, which spans both sides of the intercoastal waterway and includes four of Myrtle Beach’s top golf courses.

Golf Villas at Barefoot come with either two or three bedrooms and include two full bathrooms. The large dining and living room area opens up the space and leads you out to your balcony or deck. The large kitchen with all necessary appliances means you can stay under budget --- if desired --- during your trip to Myrtle Beach.

In addition to the four courses, including the famed Dye Course, the 2013 Myrtle Beach Course of the Year, there’s a terrific practice area, sports bar and the Docksiders Grill for your entertainment.

Barefoot’s location is the perfect mix. It’s directly off of the busy Route 17 that spans the Grand Strand and all its amenities, restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. But crossing the historic Barefoot Swing Bridge and winding down Barefoot Resort Bridge Road takes you deep into natural areas that you feel like you’re miles and miles away from the bright lights of the Grand Strand.

In the end, of course, you’re only a few blocks from the Atlantic Ocean. And a trip to Myrtle Beach would never be complete without a visit to its sandy beaches.

In addition to Barefoot’s Golf Villas, the resort also features Yacht Club Villas, which overlook the Intercoastal Waterway and offer a different experience than I enjoyed. The luxury condos are between 2-4 bedrooms and feature granite countertops, designer furnishings and spacious floor plans, among other amenities.

Have you stayed at Barefoot? Please leave your thoughts on the experience below. Also, stay tuned for in- depth reviews of Barefoot's Dye and Fazio courses.

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