View from #14 on the Links course at Sandestin Resort
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4.3
964 Reviews (964)
5 Stars
417
4 Stars
407
3 Stars
97
2 Stars
33
1 Stars
10
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
91.9%
Recommend this course
881 out of 964 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.4
172 Reviews (172)
5 Stars
93
4 Stars
60
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
93.0%
Recommend this course
160 out of 172 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.3
276 Reviews (276)
5 Stars
140
4 Stars
102
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
91.7%
Recommend this course
253 out of 276 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
964 Reviews (964)

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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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 47
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Great Time

Played here with my best mate and had a blast. We got paired up with single and had an amazing time. Course had a beautiful scene and would play here again for sure. Cart girl didn’t come around until hole 9 but that’s understandable as we were a 11:45 tee time on a Saturday morning.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great test

Amazing facility, amazing staff and unbelievable golf course. We were treated great and the views were incredible. The golf was tough but very fair. Fantastic greens and I can’t wait to play here again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very scenic, but also
very tough.

Lots of water.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

9 Holes On Vaction

Played the course, while on vacation.
Everything worked to my expectations.

Nice staff, great course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Favorite Course

We have played many courses in the Destin area, this by far is one of our favorite courses of all times! We’ve played nine times in the last three months, always welcome, friendly staff, course is always in excellent shape!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
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 Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Links Return

We played 3 courses in Sandestin, Emerald Bay, Baytowne and The Links. The Links has the best views of the bay. The course conditions were great accept the green speed which was slower than I am used too. The greens were in great shape though. I will be playing this course again on my next trip to Sandestin.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Great time!

Everything was very good. Play was a little slow, but that can happen on any course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 64
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

We had a two hour frost delay but the starter put me off the back as I was a single. Course conditions are a bit wet with all the rain we’ve had, cart path or rough only. The greens are in great shape and fairly fast, fairways are pretty good for the rain we’ve had. Sand bunkers are wet and heavy. The views are always great, just wish we could get a afternoon tee time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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