A fun, if frustrating, fore days
David S. Hauck spent the weekend in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Where did you go? Myrtle Beach, land of a thousand golf courses. OK, more like 120.Skip to next paragraph
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Where did you stay? The Barefoot Resort in North Myrtle Beach, home to three of the area's Top 10 links. Stayed in a nice two-bedroom, two-bath condo with kitchenette. Three nights plus three rounds of golf with carts cost $388 per person. Check out barefootgolf.com for current package deals.
What did you do? Golfed. A lot. More than 90 holes in all. After the first day I was ready to put my clubs up on eBay. Our foursome started with the hardest of the resort's courses, designed by Pete Dye. Most holes were giant sand traps split by a dental-floss-strand of fairway. Pars were easier to come by at the picturesque Davis Love-designed course. Its signature holes, Nos. 3 through 7, are lined with faux ruins of an old plantation home.
Where did you eat? Had piles of Southern-style ribs - all we could eat, in fact - at the Texas Roadhouse Saloon on Route 17. After a couple of hours at the trough, I resembled John Daly - his waistline, if not his swing. When the sun went down on our final round, we warmed up with lattes and mochaccinos at Port City Java, two miles from Barefoot.
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