Barefoot Resort Adds Yacht Club & Golf School

Barefoot Resort & Golf in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., has added a golf school and a yacht club with a marina and dockside restaurant to its array of amenities. Centex Homes Myrtle Beach Division is the primary developer of the 2,300-acre resort and residential community.

Barefoot Resort property owners can purchase memberships in the new Barefoot Resort Yacht Club, which opened earlier this year. The facility, located on the eastern side of Barefoot Resort along the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, has 142 slips as well as 1,000 feet of transient dockage. The club features concrete floating docks, Ship's Store, private showers, laundry facilities, DockSider's Grille, gas and diesel fuel service, two pump-out locations, a swimming pool with spa, and short- and long-term slip leasing to the general public.

The Nick Bradley Golf School, which also opened this year, is located near the marina. Bradley, a former member of the European PGA Tour, offers individualized instruction. The $1.2 million complex includes a wood-fired pizza sports bar and grill, and a 30-acre practice facility. The school offers a Nike Pro Shop and a Henry Griffitts custom club-fitting center.

Other facilities for residents include an eight-acre residents' club with a swimming pool, fitness center, and tennis facilities. Centex Homes also offers its property owners exclusive use of a beach cabana overlooking the Atlantic oceanfront.

Barefoot Resort features four golf courses designed by Greg Norman, Pete Dye, Davis Love III and Tom Fazio. Golf Digest's list of "America's Greatest Public Courses" ranks the Love Course at No. 38 and the Fazio Course at No. 81.

"Our outstanding location, sensational mix of housing options, and exceptional amenities have made Barefoot Resort one of the great success stories of coastal Carolina," said Ken Balogh, Centex Homes Myrtle Beach Division president. "Since 2001 when we started at Barefoot, nearly 2,000 villas, townhomes, and single-family homes have been purchased. In FY2005 alone, we had a sales volume of $78 million there, and we were only offering villas and townhomes during that time. Because so many people asked for single-family homes at Barefoot, we've introduced five different single-family neighborhoods."

The Barefoot Resort & Golf is accessible via a swing bridge that leads residents and guests across the Intracoastal Waterway. The resort is located near shopping, dining, and entertainment venues just across the bridge at Barefoot Landing. There, the House of Blues and Alabama Theatre host some of the biggest names in music. Greg Norman's Australian Grille is one of the restaurants, and boutique shops and factory outlets line Barefoot Landing's lakes and the Intracoastal Waterway.

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