View from #14 on the Links course at Sandestin Resort
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4.3
1045 Reviews (1045)
5 Stars
458
4 Stars
435
3 Stars
105
2 Stars
36
1 Stars
11
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
91.7%
Recommend this course
957 out of 1045 reviews
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4.4
205 Reviews (205)
5 Stars
111
4 Stars
71
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
92.7%
Recommend this course
190 out of 205 reviews
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4.3
344 Reviews (344)
5 Stars
173
4 Stars
125
3 Stars
34
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
92.2%
Recommend this course
317 out of 344 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
1045 Reviews (1045)

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

Beautiful course- many hazards!

We had a blast- beautiful course, many holes on the water, friendly staff. Would definitely play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Target Golf

This course is very tight with a lot of water. That’s fine. However, when I saw the fairway cut off at 240-270 yards multiple times because of water I knew this wasn’t going to be fun. If you enjoy teeing off with a 4 iron you’ll like the layout. Most of the staff was great, but the woman working the snack shack at the turn was bad. She wasn’t even in the store when we arrived. We waited for over 10 minutes while the group behind us caught up. When she arrived, she didn’t apologize and was then rude to a customer that called ahead to order.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course.

Great course. Several hole on the water. Fun course to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Staff is blah, Course makes up for it

The course was absolutely perfect. Every hole was unique in it's Way. Once you get to the coastline holes, it levels up even more. The clubhouse staff was pretty bland and not very serviceable..almost felt like they were doing us a favor. With 4 green fees, 3 club rentals, and plenty of golf ball boxes purchased, you'd think they'd care. The lunch/food options were good. However, you must eat outside, no bar no hole 19th. All you have is 3 picnic table with only one that's shaded. The other umbrellas were broken. A place like the links should have a nice spot to enjoy a pregame drink in the AC and a 19th hole dinner/lunch by a bar. .

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

The links views.

The course has great views of the bay. It’s good for high handicappers like myself. Shot poorly but that wasn’t due to the course. Absolutely annihilated a few drives and couldn’t hit an approach shot to save my life but I digress. A few of the tee boxes for the blue tees needed some TLC but otherwise it was great.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Pretty average course with some nice views

A lot of pretty views on this course. The fairways were decent. A couple of the tee boxes were in bad shape. Greens were soft and slow, a little fuzzy.. Made putting difficult but you could gun it to the flag without hesitation of running off the green. Ran into a couple people on the course that seemed to be more local that were in a big hurry for a Wednesday morning.

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

Good time

Nice resort course, good condition, some nice views.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

LIME

We had a wonderful time. I enjoy a links course.The course was in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Okiecowboy

Good course for average skill level. Not too challenging but very scenic. 2nd time playing, and will play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Links going down hill

I usually play the course each year. Purchased two tee times in advance. Big mistake. Course has gone down. Burnout areas, no ground crew, no bag boys, food out of a window usually closed. Staff leaves early and you are on your own. Can’t believe they just leave players on the course and just leave. They lock it up at 4 and turn off the lights. This is not the Sandestin I have know to enjoy through the years. Bad management!! Headed to to roll.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great track

Many interesting holes. Water not so penal if you're reasonably adept which I was not. Very Very good experience. Thanks

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The Links at Sandestin

Overall, we enjoyed our round. The fairways were in excellent condition, but the tees were in a poor state overall. Most tees had little grass and were not level. The front nine greens were slow and did not putt true. The back nine was in much better condition and the views of the bay made that nine much more enjoyable.

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