A view of a fairway at Baytowne from Sandestin Resort
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4.2
735 Reviews (735)
5 Stars
281
4 Stars
355
3 Stars
67
2 Stars
21
1 Stars
11
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
91.0%
Recommend this course
663 out of 735 reviews
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4.2
121 Reviews (121)
5 Stars
51
4 Stars
56
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
90.9%
Recommend this course
110 out of 121 reviews
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4.2
181 Reviews (181)
5 Stars
70
4 Stars
89
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
91.2%
Recommend this course
165 out of 181 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6804 yards
Slope 138
Rating 73.2

Baytowne Golf Club at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort is routed from the beach to the bay, providing stunning views along the way. The course rolls across the few elevation changes that the area has to offer. Although it opened in 1984, the golf course didn't reach its peak until it underwent extensive renovation in 2005, which were carried out by the original designer, Tom Jackson. The layout features rolling fairways lined with mature pines that are generous and times but can be tight when you least expect it. The large, undulating greens can also play faster than what you might be expecting. Water, which comes into play on 12 holes, is a prominent feature of Baytowne Golf Club as are the numerous bunkers strategically placed throughout.

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Course Details

Year Built 1986
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Tifdwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Jackson (1986) Tom Jackson (2005)

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

4.2
735 Reviews (735)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 48
Bunkers 43
Undulating Greens 16
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 22
Advanced Golfers 22
Playing Multiple Courses 20
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 44
Near Local Attractions 26
Convenient to the City 23

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best Golf Course on Florida Panhandle

We have played Baytowne numerous times while we Snowbird on Florida Panhandle. It is by far the best course and our favorite. We prefer it over Raven and the Links course.
Highly recommend!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 02/26/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round and we thank you for your loyalty with us. We hope to see you again soon, and thanks for choosing Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort!

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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/26/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort!

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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Fun course

Very fun, challenging course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 02/26/2021

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Baytowne Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 02/25/2021

Thank you for visiting us at Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/26/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort!

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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Beautiful course with fun layout

We were visiting areas and thanks to Golfnow golfer’s ratings; we landed on Baytown and The Raven. They were pretty booked so we grabbed a Hot deal for 2:30 at Baytown. We were greeted by bag boys and they grabbed our bags. The pro shop guys were friendly. We asked if we could get paired up earlier and they told us to check with the starter. The starter put us on an hour early. We did get stuck behind 4 of the slowest golfers I had ever seen. They would wait on every hole for the group ahead of them to be off the green before teeing off. The courses was drenched with water the day before so it was cart path only, which always slows down play.
The course shape is fantastic for February and as wet as it had been. The greens were perfect. The pace was slow but they rolled very well.
I would highly recommend the course and would love to give the Raven a go.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/23/2021

Thank you for reviewing the course with 4-stars! We apologize for the delay of play during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. With that in mind, we are working to best control pace and allow everyone to finish in a reasonable amount of time. We will continue to look for ways to improve. Thank you for playing and we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Beautiful Course

Beautiful Course. Great shape despite the wet conditions.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/23/2021

Thank you for visiting us at Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. We appreciate your 5-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 02/16/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We would love to know how we can earn those last two stars next time! Thanks for playing Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 02/16/2021

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 02/12/2021

Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome any feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 02/12/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We would love to know how we can earn those last two stars next time! Thanks for playing Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

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Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Chilly Day, but Excellent Course!

Golfed on a chilly day for Florida, but the course was in excellent condition and quite challenging from the back tees. I needed to be careful of the water and out of bounds as well as the bunkers by the well guarded greens. I would play this course again if I had the chance!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 02/09/2021

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Reviews 10
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
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Commented on 02/03/2021

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/01/2021

We are glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us, Dave. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round! We hope to see you back again soon.

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 Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
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Commented on 02/01/2021

We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort!

Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day playing golf

Great course. Had a lot of rain so cart path only.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 02/01/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort!

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
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Commented on 02/01/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 02/01/2021

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us, u314160119355. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round!

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