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4.4
1297 Reviews (1297)
5 Stars
795
4 Stars
340
3 Stars
106
2 Stars
34
1 Stars
22
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
91.5%
Recommend this course
1174 out of 1297 reviews
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4.5
225 Reviews (225)
5 Stars
138
4 Stars
69
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
95.6%
Recommend this course
215 out of 225 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.5
401 Reviews (401)
5 Stars
242
4 Stars
119
3 Stars
30
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
92.8%
Recommend this course
372 out of 401 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
1297 Reviews (1297)

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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Fun & Challenging Course

This course has fun & challenging holes. Fairways & greens in excellent shape. The staff is top notch. It wasn’t as crowded as usual, probably due to the heat.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course. Great Staff

The course was a beautiful layout and in great shape. Everyone at the course was friendly and professional. Highly recommend

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Awesome golf course. Will definitely play it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/23/2022

Hello, thanks so much for taking the time to write a review and rate us 5-stars. We're so glad that you enjoyed your round at Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club. Please visit us again soon!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course, great value, great staff

My son and I played for the first time and were blown away at how nice this course is, especially for the $71 afternoon tee time. Everything from the staff, driving range, chipping range and course was excellent. Will plan on coming here every time we are in town.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/23/2022

Thanks so much for the great review. We look forward to welcoming you back to our course for another 5-star experience soon. Thanks for choosing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club.

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

Awesome layout, be careful what you wish for.

The course was in great condition. I found the greens to be an enigma; very receptive to approach shots which was great. The enigma for me was between the slowness when putting and the response when chipping or pitching. It might simply be my Inexperience with Bermuda greens. The greens had me puzzled all day; if I played it to check it ran out and if I played it to run it checked. I prefer to play on fast greens and that is mostly because my home course, Plantain Lakes in Millsboro, DE keeps the course firm but receptive. They also have many tricky undulating greens as does Regatta Bay. Maybe that’s why I liked the course so much. There is a caveat to all this though; if the greens were much faster, you need to be an excellent putter of the ball. I would have liked to play a white/gold blend.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/22/2022

Hi, thank you so much for the great review and 5-star rating! We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! 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

Beautiful Course

This was one of the nicest courses I have ever played. Course was in excellent condition. Staff super friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/22/2022

Hi, thank you so much for the great review and 5-star rating! We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Well Done Regatta Bay

We thoroughly enjoyed our round of golf at Regatta Bay. The course was in excellent shape tee to green. They had hosted a US open qualifier the week before so everything looked great. The staff was friendly from the pro shop to the starter. We had no complaints other than our own golf games. We will be back again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 06/21/2022

Wow! We are so happy you enjoyed your round! We look forward to seeing you again soon at 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 Good
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Commented on 06/21/2022

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

All Good.

Course in very good condition, practice range great. No issues with course, staff, etc, all good. Fun course, would play again. Played in 4 hours roughly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/16/2022

Thank you for your review! We will pass along your experience to our team at Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Tough Challenge/Perfect Day

We had a wonderful time playing a very challenging course. I would love to play it again. Course knowledge is key. We could not have asked for the course to be in better shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 06/15/2022

Thank you for your rating and review! We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/15/2022

Hello and thank you for your great rating! 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
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/15/2022

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Superior Customer Service

Great golf course staff were wonderful. Pace of place was great, able to get all 18 in under 4 hours. Course was beautiful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/15/2022

Thank you for your rating and feedback! We hope to see you again at the course very 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 06/21/2022

We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round at Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Best course I have ever played!!

I’ll start by saying the staff was top notch!!
The course condition, layout and degree of difficult was perfect. ! I can’t wait to play this course again when I’m back in Florida for vacation!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/13/2022

Hi, thank you so much for the 5-star rating and great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club.

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

Regatta

Great layout with nice greens. Rained hard for an hour and a half before playing. You couldn’t tell it rained as it drained very well and greens still had good speed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/13/2022

Hi, thank you so much for the 5-star rating and great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/13/2022

Hello and thank you for your great rating! 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 Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This course is beautiful!

Tee boxes, fairways, greens, practice range are first class!! Staff and 19th hole were wonderful !
Only disappointment were the sand traps. All were hard and not raked.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/15/2022

Hi, thank you so much for the review. We are glad you had a great time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club.

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