View from #14 on the Links course at Sandestin Resort
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4.3
884 Reviews (884)
5 Stars
380
4 Stars
373
3 Stars
91
2 Stars
30
1 Stars
10
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
93.0%
Recommend this course
809 out of 884 reviews
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4.3
153 Reviews (153)
5 Stars
80
4 Stars
51
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
92.2%
Recommend this course
141 out of 153 reviews
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4.3
221 Reviews (221)
5 Stars
111
4 Stars
81
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
92.3%
Recommend this course
204 out of 221 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
884 Reviews (884)

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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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 17
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 6
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 14
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome scenery, great facility.

Prepaid on line for a great value. The day was sunny and 60*. Perfect conditions for a guy from Wisconsin. I was happily greeted in the clubhouse and the starter was happy and cordial.The fairways get narrow in places but generally you’re able to grip and rip as long as you can hit your driver straight and shape your shots a bit. I’m an intermediate golfer and was able to get a couple well earned birdies and a handful of pars. The tee boxes were nice, the fairways also nice considering it was mid January. And finally, the greens were the best I’ve played on so far this January. .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
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 Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course, awesome views

We really enjoyed our outing, and my 14 year old son loved the bay views. Very fun course, and challenging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice views

I love the views and the layout but the course needs some TLC.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Great Day

Course was in great shape and what beautiful water views. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Put your driver away for many holes. Greens were in excellent shape and fairways were dormant but you ball set up nicely. I cant wait to get back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course

Beautiful, some holes that make you think. Fun course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 28
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A real gem

Older course well groomed. Not the Raven but of the Sandestin resort courses has spectacular views. Well worth it and a must do on the gulf.

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

Bring wind breaker!

First time on course and we will be back. Impressed with the tough layout caused by wind. You need to pick your shots but had a great time. Fairways in good shape and greens were firm. I would recommend playing this course if you are in the Destin area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

driving range tee box should be converted to all mats.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First time playing here. A nice challenge. Beautiful views.

Conditions Good
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
First Time Playing

Snowbird

We played in January and the fairways were brown but the greens were it good shape. Rolled true. The views were gorgeous. We got a GolfNow deal so was well worth the price. We would go back again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Frigid Day

Beautiful greens but putts affected by 45 degree weather!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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