A view of a fairway at Baytowne from Sandestin Resort
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4.2
988 Reviews (988)
5 Stars
391
4 Stars
445
3 Stars
100
2 Stars
35
1 Stars
17
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
87.5%
Recommend this course
875 out of 988 reviews
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4.0
184 Reviews (184)
5 Stars
70
4 Stars
71
3 Stars
27
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.7
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
81.0%
Recommend this course
149 out of 184 reviews
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4.2
347 Reviews (347)
5 Stars
150
4 Stars
133
3 Stars
41
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
85.6%
Recommend this course
297 out of 347 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
988 Reviews (988)

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 Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

great experience

Played a busy sunday morning
Pace of play was perfect even with my not so experienced wife playing along, she had a fantastic time the guys behing didnt play into us not one time.. staff was professional and respectful. Course layput is challenging yet allows some mishits without punishing you too bad so recovery shots are readily available. Tees were nice fairways were very nice and greens were quick but not too fast.
Bunkers were ungroomed but playable.
My lady played her best round to date and i bogiied last hole foe a 69. Wasnt disappointed for the money we paid

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/25/2021

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.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 10/22/2021

We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/22/2021

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 2
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 10/18/2021

We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/18/2021

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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Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/18/2021

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
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/15/2021

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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Nice track

Layout and staff were great. We are staying at Sanddestin resort so location was great.
Believe the course/area received 8 inches of rain a few days ago that contributed to the eroding sand traps. Overall, I’d recommend the course.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/14/2021

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 at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/14/2021

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 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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Previously Played

Not worth it

Poor conditions. Staff could care less. May be worth $35.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 10/13/2021

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is important to us. We are working to get everything up to par. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game, and we will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not what I expected

Disappointing.
Directional signage is needed. We had to stop several times to ask for course direction.
Course was too muddy to play in several places.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 10/22/2021

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
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First Time Playing

Not worth the money

Most staff not friendly, uneven tee boxes, greens, subpar at best. Not worth the money, cheaper courses are alot nicer.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 10/13/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Your feedback helps us do better. We are looking into this issue and hope to resolve it promptly. Thank you for visiting Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Seen better days

We haven’t been to Sandestin for 4 years but had been 6 or 7 times before and always loved Baytowne… however was a little disappointed this time… needs a little love…. Tee-offs were very ordinary and greens were very slow and ball jumping all over the place. Hard to get a good putt. But still loved it as I always had a soft spot for this course.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/12/2021

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience and appreciate your loyal business. Your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort!

Played On
Reviews 3
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 Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/19/2021

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 72
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Early Saturday round

Course was cart path only, basically under water. Decent conditions, “Baytowne normal”.
Traps wet/ unrated, understandable with the 8+ inches of rain Thursday
Screen for yardages pretty useless with cart path only. Bring your rangefinder!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/11/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Reviews 46
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Overpriced

We played on a Sunday after a rain storm as a walk on as it was close to where we were staying. Greens were rough and balls did not roll well.
Fairways were O.K but some of the tee boxes were in poor shape. Course is well laid out. I have not played in this area but thought we would be playing a much nicer course for the money we paid. It would be good value for $55-$65.
Would not play again.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 10/06/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

I love the layout of this course. We played the back tees, and since they had received a lot of rain it was all carry and played long. My only complaint is that the greens were some of the slowest I've ever played. There appeared to be 2 different types of grass on the greens, and the lighter colored areas were particularly slow. They had recently punched them, so it could be they were still recovering. Otherwise, it's a great layout and a lot of fun to play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/04/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Slooooow

My wife and I played behind a group of five which turned in to a group of 8 drunk guys. There were no marshals to break them up and move them on. It was a beautiful day and the course is great, so we enjoyed the round, tha took near 5 hours.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/04/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Baytown Golf

Course was stunning, several just outstandingly beautiful holes. It was challenging but fair. We had a blast and the pace of play was greatness. Will definitely be back and be letting people know how great it was!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/01/2021

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!

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