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4.3
1082 Reviews (1082)
5 Stars
479
4 Stars
445
3 Stars
108
2 Stars
37
1 Stars
13
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
91.1%
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989 out of 1082 reviews
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4.3
201 Reviews (201)
5 Stars
102
4 Stars
72
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
91.0%
Recommend this course
183 out of 201 reviews
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4.3
351 Reviews (351)
5 Stars
179
4 Stars
123
3 Stars
34
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
91.5%
Recommend this course
321 out of 351 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
1082 Reviews (1082)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 44
Bunkers 34
Narrow Fairways 22
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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Fun day

My round was a very fun experience. The on cart GPS is a great addition.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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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 Fair
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Reviews 1
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Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Waste of time

Slight rain in the area, called the course ahead of time to confirm we could play. They said yes. After driving almost 2 hours to the course we were told we could not play the course today. Terrible experience.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 109
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
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Wet weather
Used cart

One of my favorite golf course in the area

Well maintained greens and fairways.
My only complained is you can not use a driver at the driving range because of the houses, and the driving range was closed the last time I been there.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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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

Super!

We enjoyed the course, staff, and our round very much. We’ll be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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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 Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Reviews 3
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Beautiful challenging course

Narrow fairways and water hazards definitely make this course challenging. If you have a slice or hook suggest you bring plenty of balls. Course is well maintained. I would gladly play the course again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Sandestin links

Nice course with several great views of the bay. Challenging layout but short enough that u can hit long irons and hybrids off most tees and shoot well.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Friendly course for new golfers

My wife is a somewhat new golfer and this course was challenging for me, yet friendly enough for her to play as well. Would have been better had we not been rushed by the twosome behind us. But beautiful view snd great course conditions

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
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 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course to play!

This course was a lot of fun to play. It had a lot of challenges and risk/reward shots. Staff was very friendly. Beer cart was frequent. Course was a little wet in spots but we played fairly early (likely right after everything had been watered). They had no problem letting my older parents rent a cart to ride along and watch and take in the scenery which was a plus!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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