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Barefoot Resort & Golf Enjoys Banner Year in 2017

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When you’re honored among the likes of Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge, you know you’re in select company.

Such is the status achieved by Barefoot Resort & Golf in 2017, as the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) has honored it as its North American Golf Resort of the Year.

Barefoot Resort immediately succeeds Bay Hill in receiving this award, and joins the likes of Pinehurst Resort, the Ritz-Carlton’s Half Moon Bay, Sawgrass Marriott and Turnberry Isle Miami as IAGTO’s most recent recipients of this prestigious accolade.



“We are honored to have won this award and it’s a testament to the entire team at Barefoot Resort, beginning with the ownership of the Puglia family and their dedication to making Barefoot a premier resort,” said Dave Genevro, Barefoot’s General Manager. “Everyday our goal is provide a premier golf experience and that begins at the bag drop and extends through the 19th hole. This award is validation of that hard work and one we are extremely proud of.”

The IAGTO award comes in a year where Barefoot’s courses also earned high national marks from the golf industry’s leading publications, including:

  • The Dye Course – included among the “Best State-by-State Courses You Can Play” by Golfweek, and listed as #14 among the “Best Courses You Can Play in South Carolina” by Golf Magazine.
  • The Fazio Course – named among the “Best: Next 100 Resort Courses” by Golfweek and #12 among the “Best Courses You Can Play in South Carolina” by Golf Magazine.
  • The Love Course – coming in at #85 nationally among Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 Public Courses You Can Play” and listed at #7 among their “Best Courses You Can Play in South Carolina,” as well as included among Golfweek’s “Best: Next 100 Resort Courses.


The spring 2018 golf season is the perfect time to see for yourself what these prestigious organizations have recognized in Barefoot Resort & Golf. Your long-awaited golf getaway possible with our Barefoot Experience Package, featuring golf at all four of our championship designs and convenient lodging at one of our resort’s award-winning golf course villas.

Click here to learn more, or call us at 1-855-260-2540 to see how we can help you plan today!