The 2014 airing of Golf Channel’s “Big Break Myrtle Beach” served as a high profile platform to showcase the Grand Strand and its vibrant golf scene in the best possible light.
This installment of the popular series featured 12 aspiring tour pros putting their skills to the test in an 11-episode elimination competition, and put not only our exceptional golf courses in the spotlight, but also many of the Grand Strand’s popular attractions including the SkyWheel, helicopter and Jet Ski tours, New South Brewery and deep sea fishing, to name a few.
But when it came to the base of the series’ golf operations, the show’s producers couldn’t have been more pleased with Barefoot Resort & Golf as its weekly setting. As they went about planning content and competitions for each week’s episode, “Big Break Myrtle Beach” Challenge Producer Chris Graham was struck by how many creative options our golf courses offered:
“Barefoot Resort is an amazing complex of golf courses, and they’re all very different golf courses. When we go out with our advanced scouts (to plan our challenges), we’d go out, look at the holes and look at the golf courses, and I was very impressed at how different the courses were. You know it’s usually easier to anticipate at these resort-type courses where you kind of get a lot of the same holes, but the courses (at Barefoot Resort & Golf) are just so different.
“It was great for us because we were able to hand-select challenges for particular holes. Like, we’d walk up to it and say, “Wow, this would be great for this challenge” or “Wow, this would be great for this challenge.” And it was really easy for us to have that flexibility to go around the golf courses and have so many different options, so many different great looks, and so many beautiful scenic areas. And we were able to tailor the season for the golf courses, which was great.”
Come see for yourself what makes a golf getaway at Barefoot Resort so special. Check out our many golf package options for your next visit, or give us a call at 1-855-260-2540, and we’ll be happy to help get your plans in motion!