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4.4
814 Reviews (814)
5 Stars
511
4 Stars
199
3 Stars
63
2 Stars
23
1 Stars
18
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
89.6%
Recommend this course
732 out of 814 reviews
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4.5
231 Reviews (231)
5 Stars
149
4 Stars
61
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
91.8%
Recommend this course
212 out of 231 reviews
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4.5
363 Reviews (363)
5 Stars
237
4 Stars
91
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
92.8%
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337 out of 363 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
814 Reviews (814)

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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Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Disappointed

Disappointed in the experience. It was clearly over booked as we had to wait on EVERY Shot. Groups were playing scrambles in front of us. We ended up only playing nine holes and took us 3 hours. I asked for a refund because we paid for 18 but was told that wasn’t policy. Would not recommend this place in future. The least they could do was refund us for the 9 holes we didn’t play based on their bookings.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The greens were sanded

The greens had recently been sanded and were not in good shape. We still paid $95 for an afternoon round. The. pace of play was extremely slow. There were 2 groups waiting on several tee boxes

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
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Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Visit today

I booked my y t time based on the need to call into a 2 PM call. At the range, I was told the time had been bounced as two groups of members showed up. The statement was made matter of factly. Too bad. Will never book a t time during a work day as a paying guest, no one could care about the value of my time. The cart lady was not provided adequate supplies

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

Fabulous, especially for ladies

Tees favor female players, extremely fair. Pace of play was excellent. Staff was wonderful!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Best rolling greens on the Emerald Coast.

Course was in great shape with the exception of some thin grass on the tee boxes. Staff was super friendly and they set the tone for a enjoyable round of golf on a perfect day.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 105
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Wow

I just love this golf course, everything is "wow" from the pro shop, driving range, practice greens, fairways, and customer service. Highly recommended ....

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 04/06/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, uQRVY6483QR! 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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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/06/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u000007089372! 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
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/06/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314160960266! 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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Perfect day

Gorgeous day and pristine from hole number 1 to hole 18. Course is in great shape!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 04/05/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, JBHov! 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
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/05/2021

Hello, u7554933. 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 Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Slow play

This course had the slowest play I’ve ever experienced. It took 3hrs to play the front 9. For someone that frequently plays 18 in 2 1/2 hrs the waiting after every shot completely ruined the experience. Perhaps if you book tee times in the first hour or two of opening you could have a more enjoyable round. The staff were friendly and the club house was nice.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
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Commented on 04/06/2021

Hi u314161384055. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 3
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
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Commented on 04/01/2021

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to review the course. Please tell us more. The way you have provided your feedback does not offer us any room to grow or change. We encourage you to update your review to fit a more constructive form so we can use your experience to make changes. Thanks for playing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
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Commented on 04/01/2021

Hello, u569950224. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind. Thank you for playing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/01/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314160618233! 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 A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Overall Great Experience

I went with my father and it was a nice day. The staff was super nice and I liked how they had a golf range to warm up prior to hitting the course. I liked the layout and the weather was perfect at 2:30 in the afternoon. I would definitely golf there again, however it is pricey.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 03/31/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314160461996! 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 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/31/2021

Hello, u000005638051. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future. 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

Not bad

Nice course. Lots of construction around the course so it was very noisy. But the more mature back nine is pretty and can be tough. Enjoyed it with a great staff that made it very welcoming. The tee boxes were rough and greens were very bumpy.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Commented on 03/30/2021

Hello, u314161371106. 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 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/29/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Fishpigs! 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
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Risk Reward

Fun layout on this course with most par 5s being reachable in two with risk on both tee and approach shots. Lots of water to challenge accuracy off the tee.

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

Great Course

This is by far one of the nicest courses we’ve ever played on! (And we’ve played a lot!) The staff was so friendly and attentive to our needs! It’s a bit pricey but a course of this quality couldn’t be cheap to maintain so enjoy life and play here! I’d recommend it to every golfer!

Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/26/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314161246113! 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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