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4.4
1102 Reviews (1102)
5 Stars
678
4 Stars
280
3 Stars
91
2 Stars
32
1 Stars
21
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
90.6%
Recommend this course
989 out of 1102 reviews
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4.4
194 Reviews (194)
5 Stars
115
4 Stars
57
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
90.2%
Recommend this course
175 out of 194 reviews
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4.4
418 Reviews (418)
5 Stars
240
4 Stars
123
3 Stars
34
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
89.5%
Recommend this course
374 out of 418 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
1102 Reviews (1102)

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 Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Would definitely play again, last 5 holes are really nice. Pace of play was a bit slow, would be my on recommendation for staff to space tee times out a little more

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/13/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, hmwebster! 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 Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great public course

Beautiful public course. Friendly staff. Clean facilities. Highly recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/13/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, cindy1131! 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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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

first time - I'll be back!

I'm a 75 year young senior who shoots bogey golf; at one time a 3 handicap. Course is very well maintained, greens are smooth and true (a little faster than I"m used to but adapted quickly).
Very good value for the money.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/11/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u715239271! 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 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Nice Challenging Course

My wife and I played this course and were very pleased with the condition of the course. The length of play for women were very fair and reasonable. For men it's quite challenging with lots of water or debris bunkers to carry off the tees. Overall, I good experience.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 01/11/2022

Hello, rrodriguez1. 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
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/10/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314162425991! We're delighted you enjoyed your time here. Please come again 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
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/10/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314162429666! We're delighted you enjoyed your time here. Please come again soon, and thanks for choosing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great place to play

The staff was awesome. Great practice area, putting green, and a nice variety of golf holes. This should be on everyone’s list to play when in Destin.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 01/10/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, wyoungblood12! We're delighted you enjoyed your time here. Please come again soon, and thanks for choosing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/10/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u325756017! We're delighted you enjoyed your time here. Please come again 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
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 01/10/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u649251542! We're delighted you enjoyed your time here. Please come again soon, and thanks for choosing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club!

Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/10/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, frankspitz! We're delighted you enjoyed your time here. Please come again soon, and thanks for choosing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club!

Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Good Track

I always keep Regatta Bay on my list of courses to play, it never disappoints, quality track and most importantly it is well groomed. Greens have consistent speed and are smooth.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/10/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, uRZNQ6833RZ! We're delighted you enjoyed your time here. Please come again soon, and thanks for choosing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course great price!

This course is by far the best course in the area for the price that it is at. Will be playing here more often now.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/13/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Aaron2126596! 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 44
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/13/2022

Hi, Jimmy007. 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 Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Best course I’ve seen in Destin

This is a really good track. Open for several holes, then a stretch of relatively tight tee shots. Greens are large, but you don’t want to get in the wrong spots on them. Friendly staff. No pace issues. Excellent value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/10/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314162262394! We're delighted you enjoyed your time here. Please come again soon, and thanks for choosing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club!

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Perfwct way to spend the day after Christmas

Weather was great. Course was fun. Overall had a great time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/10/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Randy9500465! We're delighted you enjoyed your time here. Please come again soon, and thanks for choosing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Solid course

I enjoyed my first round at Regatta Bay. Very good layout in good shape. Only issue was the pace of play.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/10/2022

Hi, u314162404360. 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 Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

Great course for the price and staff kept the pace of play nice. Definitely recommend to anyone looking to play a beautiful course at moderate price.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 01/10/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, GolfDong! We're delighted you enjoyed your time here. Please come again soon, and thanks for choosing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club!

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