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4.2
702 Reviews (702)
5 Stars
263
4 Stars
342
3 Stars
65
2 Stars
21
1 Stars
11
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
90.8%
Recommend this course
632 out of 702 reviews
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4.1
112 Reviews (112)
5 Stars
39
4 Stars
56
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
89.3%
Recommend this course
100 out of 112 reviews
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4.2
156 Reviews (156)
5 Stars
53
4 Stars
83
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
90.4%
Recommend this course
141 out of 156 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
702 Reviews (702)

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 30
Handicap 15-19
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4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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First Time Playing

Nice course

Paired up with 3 others. Beautiful day, great company, and nice course. Couldn’t ask for a better day.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Handicap 15-19
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3.0
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Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

A wet one

Course was very wet, so cart path only. Greens were good. Fairways too wet and ponding in spots.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/14/2021

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!

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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/15/2021

Thanks 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 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Senior Experience

This is a beautiful layout with plenty of sand and water like most Florida courses. I was treated like a welcome guest. I am an 18 handicap senior. I played the white tees and made pars on the par 3s and par 5s but did not reach the par 4s in regulation probably because I was trying too hard for extra distance and wary of unfamiliar hazards.
I had a fun round paired with other winter visitors from out of state. Pace was a little slow for my tempo and greens were slower than my home course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/08/2021

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.

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Reviews 99
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

A must play golf course

This is my 3rd times playing this golf course, and because of the excessive rain it was a cart path only. I can see the repeated tire marks from many carts on the fairway grass. However, I also seen so many staff greenskeepers were really working hard to keep this golf course impeccable.
The starter named, Ed was the best he was very accommodating to every golfers requests.
Highly recommended golf course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/06/2021

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!

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Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day of golf

We had to play “carts on path only” due to 3” of rain two days before, but the course is in fabulous shape, fairways, tee’s, green’s, and bunkers, all great! Great carts with up to date technology also.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/06/2021

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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

New Years Eve

Nice pace on NY weekend. Recent rain made it cart path only but understandable. Fun course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/14/2021

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 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Baytowne Sandestin is an excellent track!

The fun factor is preserved at the Baytowne course Sandestin. The course is being maintained nicely for Winter conditions (overseeded). They finally groomed the bunkers after holiday hiatus, but most are in need of additional sand.

I would definitely recommend this course to locals and out of towners alike. Would love to see the establishment enclose the veranda and add a grill to enhance the overall experience.

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

Great winter round of golf.

Nice course was convenient to where we were staying. The course is showing its age, but was fun and challenging. Price was high as I have played cheaper better groomed courses in the pan handle. Staff was nice, starter Kenny was great. Some course grumble when a woman tees off in the morning, but not here. My wife felt right at home and had a good time. I would recommend this course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/04/2021

Thank you for your review. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/04/2021

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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Family golf outing

Great course! Was very fair for beginners (generous fairways, very scenic views, great greens). Staff was super helpful.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/04/2021

Thank you so much 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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Family Friendly

Great course and always well kept. Out of the four Sandestin courses, it is the most family friendly and had junior tees. It has wide open fairways and is forgiving. Due to a lot of junior and beginner players, the pace can be slow. My 11 year old beginner daughter and I always have a great time playing here.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/04/2021

Thank you for your review. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow greens, otherwise everything was good.

Except for the slow greens, the course is in excellent shape. Pace of play was slow (4’15 “): Staff was friendly:

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/04/2021

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

Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Slow play

2 major issues. 1 greens were incredibly slow. No idea when they were last cut.

And 2 we started at 12:10 and skipped 3 holes to play the 18th. There was a 5 some that had us 45minutes behind pace. I complained and was told they dont have ranger's. I wont go back.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 01/04/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us, Joe. 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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course for an outing

Enjoyed playing at this course with my daughter. The greens are in good condition but the putting green is slow. So putt accordingly to keep your scores low. Looking forward to playing here again

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/05/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Your comments are valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good course for a casual round

I enjoy playing this course. It is challeging enough to be interesting but not too difficult to be fun. I played in late December and the greens were very slow. Fairways were nice but the greens were not cut as you would expect.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 01/05/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us 4-stars. 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 Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/05/2021

We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Thanks for golfing at Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort!

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