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4.4
693 Reviews (693)
5 Stars
442
4 Stars
161
3 Stars
57
2 Stars
18
1 Stars
15
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
87.7%
Recommend this course
623 out of 693 reviews
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4.5
183 Reviews (183)
5 Stars
122
4 Stars
42
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
92.9%
Recommend this course
170 out of 183 reviews
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4.5
308 Reviews (308)
5 Stars
209
4 Stars
72
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
93.5%
Recommend this course
288 out of 308 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
693 Reviews (693)

What Golfers Are Saying

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

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Best course in the area.

I can't say enough about this course. You just have experience it for yourself. I will play it every time I come to the Destin area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Conditions Good
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I was a single and they charged me $16.00 to be in a cart by myself. I guess they are unaware that there is a world wide virus going on. The tee boxes were poor , no grass. Very disappointed.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
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Commented on 01/20/2021

Hi, u261008147. Thank you for taking the time to review the course. 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. Thank you for playing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club.

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 01/20/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314161161190! 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 Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/20/2021

Hello, Doughiller11. 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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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Fun to play but also challenging

This is a beautiful course, fun to play but the back nine is pretty challenging with plenty of water. You will use all your clubs especially your sand wedge! The staff are very friendly too.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 13
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Four smack talking seniors.

The mid January day was nice, sunny and a little breeze. Love watching the USAF flyovers as well as the Blue Angels! I was the youngest at 67, my 3 buddies are in their 70’s. We’re all around 10 handicappers and find the course very manageable. We play the “combo” tees and we all came in under 90 for the round. The course was in good shape, the greens are all pretty large and were very fast today. The layout offers plenty of challenges, especially if you’re like me and don’t like to “lay up”. My only complaint is lodged against a bunker rake handle, haha! When I grabbed the rake I was greeted by a couple shards of fiberglass stuck into my hand. Guess I should have used my glove hand... I did mention to the staff that the rakes need a fresh coat of varnish or something. Otherwise we had a great time as we always do.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/20/2021

Hello, Brian1423139. 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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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Very slow round

We waited on every hole and every shot due to two groups ahead that were extremely slow. There was no marshal to deal with this problem.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 01/14/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u000001841214! 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 Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Outstanding Track

In from Minnesota and will be back out in April. A great track and staff/amenities make it even better. Many thanks!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/14/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u771051106! 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 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/20/2021

Hello, u00000890513. 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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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/13/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, ron7560! 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
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 01/13/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u000008086901! 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 Once a week
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5.0
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First Time Playing

BEAUTIFUL!!!!

What a gorgeous course. It was in great shape even with it being January. Me and the guys cannot wait to go down when it warms up and the color returns. The greens were like carpet. They were a little firm but not terrible. The staff was super friendly. They answered questions and briefed us on some course tips since it was our first time. It was well worth the 5 hour drive to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/14/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314161093164! 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
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Regatta Bay Golf Outing

Course was in great shape for the dead of winter. Customer service was excellent. Staff was friendly and very helpful. My favorite course to bring my friends to play.. Thank you for making our time memorable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/11/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314159879622! 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
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/11/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u783679449! 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 32
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Good Course

I really like this course. The greens are in excellent shape and true. The fairways are in great shape for this time of the year. The tee boxes are a little rough.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/11/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, RoyRobbins! 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 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout!!!

I played here for the first time and will be back!!! Everything about the place was top shelf. Four stars on condition only because several holes were cart path only because the course was pretty wet. Staff from the clubhouse to the starter were great people. Looking forward to returning!!!!!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/07/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, trots007! 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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