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4.4
1248 Reviews (1248)
5 Stars
753
4 Stars
335
3 Stars
104
2 Stars
34
1 Stars
22
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
91.3%
Recommend this course
1127 out of 1248 reviews
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4.5
199 Reviews (199)
5 Stars
111
4 Stars
72
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
96.0%
Recommend this course
191 out of 199 reviews
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4.4
392 Reviews (392)
5 Stars
224
4 Stars
123
3 Stars
33
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
91.8%
Recommend this course
360 out of 392 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
1248 Reviews (1248)

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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Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
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5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Amenities Good
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3.0
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Regatta Bay Golf

The overall course would receive a 3 star rating from me due to condition of the greens and also the rough patches spread throughout the course. For the money I would not play at this course again. The tee boxes were in better than average shape the fairways were really good, the layout was very difficult for an average or below golfer. The greens in my opinion were well below average and slow. It had some great scenery with all the water around the course but when paying $140++ to play a course it needs to be immaculate. I can play average courses all day for $40-$60 a round.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/17/2022

Hi, 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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course with great staff

The course was challenging with beautiful scenic and very well-maintained. The staff from the start at the desk to the individual that assisted at the end of the game were excellent. Would highly recommend this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/16/2022

Thank you for your 5-star 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 128
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The best golf course in the area

I been playing here for 2 years and I enjoyed it every time, no complains. It gets busy during tourists season, but it's busy everywhere especially during snow birds season.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/16/2022

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club thanks you!

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Reviews 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/12/2022

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 every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout

Greens had been aerated a week and a half earlier, but still in good shape. Course was challenging. Wish I would have played better.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/12/2022

Thank you for your 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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
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 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great golf course

Second time playing and will definitely be back in the future. First rate course and very friendly staff.
Great value for a fine golf experience!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/09/2022

Hi, thank you so much for the 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 6
Skill Advanced
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 Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 05/09/2022

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
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

challenging but fun

It's been about 4 years since I played here but I liked the changes made to the course, especially #17. Greens were recently punched and sanded and rolled a little slow. Play was slow also. Well over 4 and half hours but that didn't take away from a very good experience. Will play here again for sure

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/09/2022

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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First time at course

Even though they had aerated the week before the course was amazing. Playable and not too punitive for the weekend golfer. Staff was friendly and the pace of play was normal. Great views from the tee and not just a grip it and rip it course. I would definitely go back for another round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 05/06/2022

Hi, thank you so much for the 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 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Slow play

had a couple of 5-somes ahead of us which caused slow play. allow 5-somes for members.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 05/12/2022

Hi, 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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

FL Trip 2022

Thoroughly enjoyed the course. Even after aeration, the greens weren’t too bad. I played the course about 7 years ago and forgot how challenging it is. We’ll definitely return!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/06/2022

Thank you for your 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
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/05/2022

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 30
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/05/2022

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
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/02/2022

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 31
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Tough course when you don't play the tees you should be on.

Made the mistake of looking at old scorecard online the night before and deciding to play the whites. When my friend and I got there, we were paired with 2 others who informed us they were playing white tees - seemed like things were all good. We played 11 holes, losing several balls over quite a few forced carries ( being a senior golfer, I don't hit long drives anymore). That's when we looked at the actual scorecard and saw we had been playing from 6300+ yard tees. After moving up to the gold/green tees we played more to our ability and enjoyed the rest of the round. The greens had just been aerated but didn't roll as bad as some do. It is a pretty course and classy facility.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/06/2022

Hello, 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 Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bad timing

We made our reservation on line and we’re unaware that the greens has been punched and sanded. The course is beautiful and lots of water hazards. Other than not knowing the course maintenance issue, it was good.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/02/2022

Hello, 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.

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