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Another trip in the books
Well that was another MB trip in the books and we couldn't have asked for better weather. The absolute best weather we have ever had there, we had low 80s all week with an extremely low humidity. We checked in on 10/10 and checked-out today 10/15, we stayed at barefoot resorts and played the hackler and all 4 of the barefoot courses. here were my opinions and thoughts along with my ideas for next yr. my ocd requires me to book super early and this ensures me choice of whatever tee times lol
First, i will start with the lodging at barefoot resorts. the visual appeal is amazing and gorgerous, you drive through and everything looks nice and pleasing. unfortunately the condos were underwhelming, dirty and miniature beds lol. now i will say we hardly spent anytime in our condos so that helped but the condo we had off catalina dr was dirty. the showers were not cleaned, the pillows were disgusting (have pics) yellow stains all over, blood stain on one, a dryer that barely worked and youth size twin beds. our group usually tries and stays at different locations and this one ranks near the bottom.
The clubhouses and courses were great and in awesome shape. the greens were super quick but receptive. for me i ranked them for visual appeal as dye, love, norman, fazio. as for difficulty dye, fazio, love, norman. i shot my best scores on norman and dye, worst score was love. i really enjoyed the practice facility as each day the spots on the range changed so we always had a fresh piece of turf to hit off of. for me the dye course was toughest due to tight fairways and tough landing spots. but if i had a knock was that the courses really didnt stand-out from each other. outside of the dye course it was almost as if we played the same course with minor differences. also not sure if anyone else thought this but the bunkers near the green were almost too soft. it was like the bunkers had no bottom to them, this cost me the most strokes during the week.
we also played the hackler which was in good shape and only cost us $25. course shape was good but i tend to struggle here due to the abundant amount of doglegs to the left. i play a draw and cant hit a fade to save my life off the tee.
next years trip i am going to look into booking the low country and stay near murrells inlet. any recommendations would be greatly appreciated
Thanks for the report. My group was there the 6th thru the 12th and I will have a trip report ready in the next few days. Sorry to hear about the condos. We stay at Crescent Shores in NMB and are thinking about changing to another place. Barefoot is now probably out of consideration.
Some courses have too much sand in greenside bunkers, like they don't want to add any sand
for many years. They are tough, especially if we play out of packed sand/dirt at home.
I think those who like staying at BF stay at BF yacht club and they recommend there.
Brian has it. Murrells lodging is seldom discussed in MBGT. South end trips tend to stay at
True Blue or Pawleys.
Thanks for reporting.
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I would love to see the ballflight off the driver cut. When I hit one that means it was a mishit lol
next trip I will definitely let u know where n when.
Never played willbrook, might have to give it a look. Next years trip is Caledonia, true blue, and for the other 2 courses it will be out of wachesaw East, willbrook or heritage. Only one out of bunch I played has been heritage.
played Pawleys last year and everyone loved it. The set-up was awesome and it was in great shape