View from #14 on the Links course at Sandestin Resort
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4.3
1437 Reviews (1437)
5 Stars
632
4 Stars
602
3 Stars
141
2 Stars
47
1 Stars
15
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
91.8%
Recommend this course
1316 out of 1437 reviews
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4.3
160 Reviews (160)
5 Stars
71
4 Stars
68
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
91.9%
Recommend this course
147 out of 160 reviews
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4.3
292 Reviews (292)
5 Stars
125
4 Stars
129
3 Stars
28
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
91.8%
Recommend this course
268 out of 292 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6710 yards
Slope 135
Rating 72.2

The Links Course at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is the ultimate in risk-reward golf. The architect, Tom Jackson, routed five holes along the bay and then wound the course inland across rolling undulations. In order to prevail against the blustery Gulf Coast winds, accuracy and proper club selection are essential, making it a true shot-maker's golf course. In addition to being right along the shores of the Choctawhatchee Bay, the Baytowne Marina serves as a backdrop to the course, providing even more stunning views of the Emerald Coast. Of the four championship golf courses that Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort offers, the Links is one of the original two and also one of the most popular. The layout offers a unique links experience that all skill levels can enjoy, especially since it features four different sets of tees.

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Course Details

Year Built 1971
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Jackson (1971)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Sandestin Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code No Denim, Collared Shirt and Bermuda Shorts Required

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities, Spa

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis

Reviews

4.3
1437 Reviews (1437)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 45
Bunkers 34
Narrow Fairways 23
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 25
Advanced Golfers 21
Playing Multiple Courses 13
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 34
Convenient to the City 19
Near Local Attractions 18

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Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Links

This a beautiful course. I have played all over the US and this course is in the top 5.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
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
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The Links

Excellent layout that requires thinking. It’s not a long course but requires some accuracy.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Scenic course, below average greens

We booked the first tee time of the day so pace of play wasn’t an issue. The range is irons only which will cost most golfers some strokes on the first few holes. Tee boxes and fairways were in pretty good shape. The rough is thick but fair. Greens were very disappointing for a $100 round. Extremely slow, you have to hammer putts to get them to the hole. Overall the scenery makes it worth playing once, but probably will pick a different track next visit.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
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 2
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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The Links Course

The course layout is great and normally the course is in great shape. However this time there had been a fair amount of rain so the course was soaked and the greens were very slow. While I understand this was due to the enormous amount of rain in the area I feel the course should have been closed and players redirected to another course or refunded their money. I flew in from Texas and the Links was by far the worse course we played in our four day stay. Wasn’t worth the money.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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