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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
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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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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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Previously Played

Not happy

Greens were extremely slow, very hard to get putts To hole. Tees were in terrible condition

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once 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 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The Links

Excellent course. Lots of challenging holes. Only drawback was GPS didn’t work in the cart. Otherwise this is a course we’ll try to play 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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course!

Wonderful views of the water, good play for players of all levels!

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

Fun course

Lots of sand and water
It was a nice challenge
The course was in good shape

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Links at Sandestine

Average pretty much sums up our experience at Sandestine - The Links.. the layout has some nice sections that run along the bay, but the rest of the course is pedestrian. The greens and fairways were in good shape, but the tee boxes seemed neglected. If I was going to pick a word that best sums up my feelings for this course, maybe it would be agnostic, if that’s allowable. Neither a yes or a no.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging Yet Playable For Just OK Golfers

Very challenging course with several scenic holes that run along the bay. Tee box options for all level of players. The course was in great condition and the staff is very friendly. If you are in the Destin area I recommend giving this course a visit.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The course had shotgun start

My tee time was at 7:55. The round was going good until I got to hole 13 and discovered a foursome. They stated a group of 35 or more play on weekly basis. This was unacceptable and was not told about this at check-in. I will never play this course again. DAY ruined! They gave me a $13.50 refund but did not cure the problem!

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

A nice walk in the park

Fun course. A LOT of water. Friendly staff.

BIG negatives. 1) Irons only driving range, 2) very small practice putting green, 3) clubhouse and restrooms on 2nd level.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good layout!!

I played here for the first time and will be back. Interesting layout with a lot of water but enough room if you are hitting the ball fairly straight. The course was in good condition with the greens greener than most I have played in the area. The trade off was that they were a little slower. They had definitely been mowed so that wasn’t the issue, just a little slower. Bottom line, I’ll be back as it was a good layout.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
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 Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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