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4.3
1334 Reviews (1334)
5 Stars
588
4 Stars
557
3 Stars
129
2 Stars
45
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
1222 out of 1334 reviews
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4.3
147 Reviews (147)
5 Stars
67
4 Stars
65
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
94.6%
Recommend this course
139 out of 147 reviews
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4.2
335 Reviews (335)
5 Stars
150
4 Stars
138
3 Stars
31
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
91.6%
Recommend this course
307 out of 335 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
1334 Reviews (1334)

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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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course

Played the same ball all day! With all the water this was amazing.
Great course and very courteous staff. Will play again

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time 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
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Significantly underutilized potential

Great location, potential, but underwhelming facilities and development. Condition adequate, but could easily be better.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bunkers

The course was good but the bunkers were not maintained.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very picturesque course. Just the right amount of challenge

We enjoyed this course very much. I would definitely play it again. One negative is that the driving range was irons only, so you couldn’t hit you driver to warm up at all. Some of the staff was very friendly and informative but others were really more interested in avoiding you.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice scenic course

Enjoyed playing this course. Well kept and in very good condition. Had some really beautiful hokes to play and they had just the right amount of challenge.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging course but fair—good condition

The course shows its age with the clubhouse complex and a very poor range. However , on course the conditions were good, and GPS really helped a first time visitor. Water is everywhere but not as intimidating in person as when viewing at the course guide and GPS. I was driving the ball well ( for an 18 handicapper), and avoided most trouble, however my playing partner probably lost 12-14 balls, so be forewarned.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
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
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Gorgeous course!

Super fun and challenging! The views and scenery are top notch! Loved playing here!

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

A great golf couse to play. Layout of the course is fantastic. A true links golf course. Enjoyed everything about the course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great scenery on a golf course.

Fun and very challenging course, especially for an average hacker like my friend and I. Would say it's the best value in the Destin area. Will try to get back there again.

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

Beautiful course

It was our first time playing here and it was very well kept and had great features

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Best course of our trip

This was a hard track, especially with the wind… but it was the favorite of our trip where we also played Kelly plantation, and Baytowne. This is a very scenic course with a number of holes on the water in contrast to the others that just have one or two. Greens were not as fast or true as Kelly, but a lot better than baytowne. I’ll definitely come back to this one.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice Course, Need Some Range Work

The range is limited to irons only due to limited space.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

April 23

Could use more rakes around bunkers, The people I was joined up with were slow, could use an occasional ranger, We played in 4:35.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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