View from #14 on the Links course at Sandestin Resort
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4.3
963 Reviews (963)
5 Stars
417
4 Stars
406
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
880 out of 963 reviews
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4.4
172 Reviews (172)
5 Stars
94
4 Stars
59
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
93.0%
Recommend this course
160 out of 172 reviews
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4.3
275 Reviews (275)
5 Stars
140
4 Stars
101
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
91.6%
Recommend this course
252 out of 275 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
963 Reviews (963)

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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Previously Played

Great layout

Great course for all levels of play. Although very wet conditions course was still playable

Definitely will play sgain

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 13
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 Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wonderful harbor views

Nice course, don’t miss a chance to play it. Straight forward and not to difficult if you stay away from the water. Greens are not the quickest so at times it was difficult to get the ball to the hole. Overall a fun course to play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
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
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hoosiers

Had a great time today and highly recommend this course!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great as always

Love this course
Great layout. Beautiful bay holes
Play pace today was perfect

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

Great course with amazing views of the bay and lakes

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Ideal Course Layout For any Handicap

Loved this course. Played the Gold Tees (6750 yards). Hit a lot of 4,irons off tees for placement. Fairways narrow. OB or water lined side of every fairway with lots of dog legs. This course makes you think!! It’s like playing TPC Sawgrass hole #1,2,5,9,10,12,14,16 and 18. There’s holes on this course I can compare to one of those sawgrass holes in distance and layout. This course forces anybody that can hit driver 255+ to grow a pair if you pull out the big stick. There’s no bailout areas to help a hook or slice. Water or OB lines every hole. Ideal course for a guys golf weekend. Great course for betting games. Carts have GPS location screen. Cart girl comes around about every 45 min with refreshments. The range is very small and accommodates irons only. Greens roll true and were very nice. Lots of sand traps on this course. I can’t wait to play again.

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

The links

Well managed! Beautiful course to play. Will be back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good layout, but needs a lot of TLC!

Driving range is limited to irons only which is understandable at a resort course with land at a premium. However, the tee area was thread bare with barely a blade of grass. It would be a better experience if they had mats to hit from.

The layout of the course is fabulous! Unfortunately, the lower that I gave the course was attributed to the tee boxes which were in tough shape. The fairways were generous and fair. The greens looked in good shape from a distance, but you may want to consider replacing your putter with a croquet mallet as they were horrifically S L O W! I can only assume that Sandestin has spent most of their time and resources prepping the Raven GC for the Korn Ferry Tour stop which was in town when I played. This same review could be copied for Baytowne GC.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Links course - Dog Track

Could be a very cool course but it’s not maintained at all, driving range only allows irons and is a dirt patch, the greens are very slow, bunkers have no sand, one of the greens had a trench of burned out grass, gold tee boxes had either no grass or patches of grass, I felt ripped off paying $100 for this round

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

Good Value

Played on a very rainy day, so didn’t get to check out the range or the other amenities. Only got nine holes in because course closed due to weather, but they accommodated us by letting us finish out at the back nine of Baytowne. Good course condition overall, but the drainage wasn’t great given the heavy rain. Overall a very enjoyable experience.

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