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4.4
1020 Reviews (1020)
5 Stars
630
4 Stars
249
3 Stars
89
2 Stars
31
1 Stars
21
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
90.0%
Recommend this course
909 out of 1020 reviews
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4.4
193 Reviews (193)
5 Stars
114
4 Stars
47
3 Stars
23
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.9
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
86.5%
Recommend this course
167 out of 193 reviews
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4.4
425 Reviews (425)
5 Stars
260
4 Stars
107
3 Stars
35
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
88.9%
Recommend this course
378 out of 425 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6798 yards
Slope 138
Rating 73.2

Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club sits amongst the nature preserves that reside along Choctawhatchee Bay, enjoying scenic views and a beautiful landscape. Robert C. Walker, Arnold Palmer's former lead architect, designed the course. Water comes into play throughout in the form of sparkling blue lakes and meandering streams. The most memorable use of water comes is on the challenging 16th hole. This tricky par 4 has water to the left as well as a marsh area crossing the fairway. Being so close to the water, the golf course is often subject to strong prevailing winds. Despite its many challenges, Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club is a fair challenge that players of all skill levels can enjoy, which is perhaps why it has been called one of North America's top courses by Golf Digest.

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Course Details

Year Built 1996
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Tifdwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Walker (1996)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant, Beverage Carts

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Florida (2018 #22)

Reviews

4.4
1020 Reviews (1020)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 10
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 11
Water Hazards 11
Forced Carries 7
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 7
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 8
Near Local Attractions 8

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Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course & staff

Course was in great condition! Some challenges but still good for an intermediate player. Beverage cart availability was good too. Friendly staff all around. We will definitely be playing next time we are in Destin

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/25/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u7276570! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Unexpected like

Found this course to be well laid out with a fair amount of eye candy but very fair

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 10/25/2021

Hi, jhar1516. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

hazard location

Some problems with the location of fairway hazards.
next round being more familar with layout will help.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/25/2021

Hi, x9ulVpbWWTjVEpWvpgDk. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great staff - overpriced track

Made tee time on the 17th and was never told they were punching and sanding greens on the day before we arrived. Paid a premium price for heavy sanded “top coated” (as they described at check in) greens that were small punched - not vertical slit as we were told at check in. Lots of construction going on around course. At half the price they charged me it would have been acceptable - but they didn’t care. I feel that they should have discounted or at least warned me - as it was, the most overrated course in Destin.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/25/2021

Hi, Patcatman! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club!

Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Was fun to go back

Has been three years since we were last in Destin area. Just loved reconnecting with Regatta Bay golf!!! So happy we are going back in 3 days. My hubby and I enjoy that course so much!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/22/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Angeline12! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/22/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314160598407! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is always fun to play. Good challenge for any level of play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/20/2021

Hi, u082233122. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 10/19/2021

Hello, u314159778328. We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Fantastic experience

Albatross on 18.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/19/2021

Hello, u321579385. Thank you for visiting us at Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 10/14/2021

Hi, u000003970928. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single-star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thanks for choosing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club.

Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/14/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, sandd105! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/14/2021

Hi, u000004449570. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club.

Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/11/2021

Hi, jphil3001. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club.

q4
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice Experience.

It’s been a couple of years since I played here. In that time they’ve rebuilt the greens and they are very nice and rolling well. The holes didn’t appear to be freshly cut, however. We’ve had a lot of rain lately so it was cart path only; some soggy areas to contend with. Bunker sand was uniform, no standing water. The range was closed due to the soggy conditions. Carts are nice, beverage ladies were friendly and attentive, bag drop guy and starter very pleasant. Only saw the marshal once. Upscale clubhouse. Overall this place has always been a very nice experience.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/14/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, q4! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/06/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u000003670180! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent Course

A real nice course. Very pleasant views throughout.
Ringed by great looking neighborhood. Well kept!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/06/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Robert3847828! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club!

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/04/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u7407479! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Really enjoyed playing. Nice layout, terrific staff

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 10/04/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u5154146! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terrible greens

The only reason I would not recommend this to a friend.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/04/2021

Hello, karlschmitt. Thank you for visiting us at Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tougher track. Great shape. Fun time. Bring plenty of balls?

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/01/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u000007981804! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club!

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