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4.5
1514 Reviews (1514)
5 Stars
937
4 Stars
395
3 Stars
119
2 Stars
41
1 Stars
22
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
91.7%
Recommend this course
1372 out of 1514 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.5
186 Reviews (186)
5 Stars
121
4 Stars
49
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
91.4%
Recommend this course
170 out of 186 reviews
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4.5
397 Reviews (397)
5 Stars
249
4 Stars
111
3 Stars
27
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
92.7%
Recommend this course
368 out of 397 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

4.5
1514 Reviews (1514)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 10
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 12
Water Hazards 12
Forced Carries 8
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 7
Advanced Golfers 6
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 8
Near Local Attractions 8

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Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Jim's Experience

Many tee shots were over hazards I could not clear. should have checked ahead of time on what tees to play. Gold was just a few yards out of my ability. One hole was impossible. 17 I think. This course is not for the faint of heart.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Best greens

Condition and speed of the greens make this course. Really fast.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 52
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Always delivers!

Love Regatta Bay, always in great shape and always fun to play. A great mixture of challenging holes requires great shots and course management. Looking forward to my next opportunity to play Regatta Bay.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course is fun to play

Had a great time with three strangers. We got along well and had a good day on the course.. A little cool and Wendy and the course was in great shape. Greens were very fast, sand traps east to play and fairways with grass was fun. Thanks for a great day!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 110
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

cart path only

Did not know the course was cart path only until we arrived. Could not get a raincheck because we had prepaid. Not a good time for our group.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Very nice course

I enjoyed the layout and the condition of the course. I would recommend this course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 95
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Regatta Bay Golf Club is my favorite place to play in the Destin area. Friendly and knowledgeable people working there, no matter how much you pay for a round of golf. The driving range and practice areas are superb, the golf carts are in great shape and so are the cart paths, under construction after the 8th hole. I try to play a couple of times a month at Regatta Bay and always look forward to playing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/23/2023

Hi, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another great experience!

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

Great course, worth it

Course was in great condition. Greens rolled true and very fast. 9/10 would come back. Not the most exciting layout but condition of course makes up for it

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/23/2023

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 29
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great times

Fun layout and. Course was in good shape!! Staff was good and enjoyed our round!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course Plays Extremely Well and Great Staff

We have played Regatta Bay on several occasions and typically get great rates for the quality of the course and location - this time was no exception. Brandon in the Pro Shop. was very professional and the Course Marshall on the course was very friendly. The pace of play was good - we had a group in front that was a bit slow, but it allowed us to enjoy the environment and one another. I thought it was classy that the Pro Shop had someone out on the course checking on us golfers and keeping the pace moving. Despite being a high end course in a premier vacation location in Destin - the staff are very humble and friendly. They make you feel welcome and always have a smile to greet you.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Gorgeous

Gorgeous course in great shape with lightning fast greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/23/2023

Your feedback is important to us. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club.

Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Birthday Round

I thoroughly enjoyed playing the Regatta Bay yacht golf club on my birthday. The Staff was awesome, good golf and great memories. I loved the finishing hole. Big carry over water. I was able to get a birdie and finish with a big smile.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 18
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 01/23/2023

Thank you for the awesome rating! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another great experience, 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 Good
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Commented on 01/23/2023

Hello and thank you for your 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 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fantastic Course

The course was awesome.. (My playing..not so awesome). Seems like a long (professional) course. Loved it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/23/2023

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. 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 Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/23/2023

Hello and thank you for your 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 110
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 01/23/2023

Hi, we would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club!

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

Excellent challenge

Impressed by renovations since last played the course years ago. Challenging but fair for all levels of golfers. Now my go to golf course when I’m town.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/23/2023

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.

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