View from #14 on the Links course at Sandestin Resort
GolfPass Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
4.3
1372 Reviews (1372)
5 Stars
604
4 Stars
576
3 Stars
132
2 Stars
45
1 Stars
15
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
92.2%
Recommend this course
1258 out of 1372 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.3
169 Reviews (169)
5 Stars
73
4 Stars
80
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.7%
Recommend this course
160 out of 169 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.3
315 Reviews (315)
5 Stars
141
4 Stars
138
3 Stars
25
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
92.7%
Recommend this course
292 out of 315 reviews
Read Reviews

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.

Book a Tee Time at
Sandestin - The Links
Powered by GolfNow.com

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
1372 Reviews (1372)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 45
Bunkers 34
Narrow Fairways 23
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

Numbers based on reviews tagged with attribute.

Reviewer Photos

Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great course, great layout.

Conditions were very good, just a couple of tee boxes that weren’t in the best shape. Some of the bunkers had hard packed sand, but the holes were beautiful, especially 9 and 14 on the bay. Didn’t have to wait at all. Amenities lack if you aren’t staying at the resort. Very friendly staff, would definitely play here again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course. Requires precision.

The links is a beautiful course with a few holes on the bay. It’s a tough course though requiring precision and control. Lots of iron play. Great conditions overall but the tee boxes were pretty rough. Overall I’d play it again but I’d work on my iron game first.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

JB

Fun course, plenty of challenges around Choctawhatchee Bay

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 8
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 Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

We like the layout and conditions

We like the course. The only issue was that we were sent out as a twosome as the person they were pairing with us didn't show, and they had sent out a five some ahead of us which we didn't realize until we reached the third tee. I called the pro shop from the third tee and he said yes they do send out fives every hour. He said they were 2 minutes behind at that point and he would send them a message to pick it up. We didn't notice any improvement. I just don't see why you would allow a 5. You could have sent them out as a three and a two back to back. We wouldn't have been adverse to wait another 10 minutes to get started. Why wouldn't you tell the 5 to hold up and let a 2 play thru? We watched them tee off every hole.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Golf Course

Super fun course. Loved the links-style play and greens were plush, albeit a lil slow. Definitely going to play this course next time I stay in the Sandestin area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Awesome views

I played with my son and we were paired with another couple. they were beginners so pace of play very slow but the course and the staff were great. we will be back next year

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Loved the course.

Great course for the money in the Destin area. Im a 7 handicap and loved it. Layout and views were great over the bay. Even had a good laugh at a teenager driving his personal cart into the 18th fairway pond. No one was hurt but it was funny.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Linkedy Link

Enjoyed my round, challenging and in great shape.
Will definitely play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Golfing with the boys

I took my daughters boyfriends golfing and we had a blast. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. I’m a decent golfer and thought the course to be challenging, yet extremely playable. Overall, we would most definitely make a return visit!

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

Course Info

Greens were slower than my liking. This was probably due to the greens being Aerated recently, however the rest of the course was in good shape. This is a placement course so if you are wanting to hit driver a bunch you might want to look into playing a different course.

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

Awesome Course!

Such a beautiful and challenging course! Highly recommend!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Request A Vacation Quote From Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Please provide your information below and a staff member at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort will be in contact to help you start planning your travel.
Nearby Courses
Miramar Beach, Florida
Resort
4.0856294118
1174
Miramar Beach, Florida
Resort
2.4972058824
1060
Miramar Beach, Florida
Resort
4.4865647059
1053
Miramar Beach, Florida
Semi-Private/Resort
4.92
25
Destin, Florida
Public
3.8809352941
99
Destin, Florida
Semi-Private/Resort
4.3756058824
1272
Destin, Florida
Semi-Private
4.4469
1304
Destin, Florida
Semi-Private
4.6946
1355
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Semi-Private
2.2935142857
323
Destin, Florida
Semi-Private
4.4758
1640
Niceville, Florida
Resort
3.3548058824
874
Destin, Florida
Public
0.0
0
Golf Packages
FROM $217 (USD)
MIRAMAR BEACH, FL | Enjoy 4 nights' accommodations at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort and 4 rounds of golf at The Links Golf Club, Baytowne Golf Club, Raven Golf Club, and Burnt Pine Golf Club.
Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club
Best of Gulf Shores Golf Package
FROM $257 (USD)
GULF SHORES, AL | Enjoy 4 nights' accommodations at The Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection and 3 rounds of golf at Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club and Craft Farms Golf Resort (Cypress Bend & Cotton Creek Courses).
FROM $257 (USD)
GULF SHORES, AL | Enjoy 4 nights' accommodations at The Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection and 3 rounds of golf at Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club and Craft Farms Golf Resort (Cypress Bend & Cotton Creek Courses).
FROM $337 (USD)
POINT CLEAR, AL | Enjoy 3 nights' accommodations at The Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection and 2 rounds of golf at Lakewood Golf Club - Azalea & Dogwood Courses.
FROM $197 (USD)
GREENVILLE, AL | Enjoy 3 nights' accommodations at the Holiday Inn Express - Greenville and 2 rounds of golf at Cambrian Ridge Golf Club.
Now Reading