View from #14 on the Links course at Sandestin Resort
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4.3
870 Reviews (870)
5 Stars
368
4 Stars
371
3 Stars
91
2 Stars
30
1 Stars
10
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
92.7%
Recommend this course
795 out of 870 reviews
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4.3
147 Reviews (147)
5 Stars
72
4 Stars
52
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
91.8%
Recommend this course
135 out of 147 reviews
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4.3
210 Reviews (210)
5 Stars
101
4 Stars
80
3 Stars
22
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
91.9%
Recommend this course
193 out of 210 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
870 Reviews (870)

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

Fun challenging course

There is a lot of water, some holes require target shots. Views of the bay are incredible. Staff was very friendly. If you play by yourself, hopefully foursomes will let you play thru, I had a little slow down with an older group in front of me.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great experience!

Had a great experience! This course was challenging but fair. Tight fairways on several holes required accuracy off the tee but was kind of a risk reward course as well. Greens were in great shape considering the rain I heard they’ve had recently. Pace of play was excellent and all staff members incredibly friendly. Beautiful course with several holes playing along side the bay offering very scenic views. Some bunkers and areas around the greens were wet but recent rain and the fact that we’re in a pandemic still have a lot to do with this. A bit pricey for me with rental clubs being as much as the Golf Now round itself ($64) but clubs were Callaway Rogue irons and Epic driver & woods. Will likely play another one of the four Sandestin courses next time here just to experience them all.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome course

Beautiful course with plenty of challenging shots but also scoring opportunities. Only complaint is that the greens were very slow. Will play this course again without a doubt.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The day after Christmas day

Great course and a good game with family. Everything about golf at sandestin is great. The only comment I really have is that it was cold that morning and our tee time was at 755 which was planned this way because we had things scheduled elsewhere with the wives at 115. They wouldn't let us tee of until 1015 due to the cold which set everything back and really messed up the rest of our day. The pro shop should of called and said that things were delayed for 2 hours instead of us sitting in our carts for 2 hours. Needless to say my wife was a little upset.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 50
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Great Day of Golf

This was a great day for golf! We were greeted at the entrance and provided all pertinent information by a polite young man. The course has beautiful views and excellent greens. The challenge of the course made it a very interesting day. Hope to have the opportunity to play the course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

H2O

Lovely course lots of water bring your ball retriever gorgeous views and great condition

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 25
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A real gem

Very picturesque. The tract a little above average.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 25
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Still great

The most picturesque of all Sandestin courses. Old but we'll maintained

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful

Family of 4 and we all loved the course. Great layout, excellent challenge and gorgeous views.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 100
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

My favorite golf course in the area

A must play golf course, I can't get enough of this golf course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Super Fun Track

Really fun course to play. It was 45F and windy when in teed off. Warmed up to 52 by finish.

Course was in great shape. Some beautiful holes. Challenging but fair. You get rewarded for shot making here rather than pure distance.

Would recommend and I would play again in a second.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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