A view of a fairway at Baytowne from Sandestin Resort
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4.1
1121 Reviews (1121)
5 Stars
443
4 Stars
503
3 Stars
115
2 Stars
38
1 Stars
22
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
87.3%
Recommend this course
995 out of 1121 reviews
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4.2
112 Reviews (112)
5 Stars
45
4 Stars
48
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
91.1%
Recommend this course
102 out of 112 reviews
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4.1
295 Reviews (295)
5 Stars
111
4 Stars
124
3 Stars
36
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.8
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
85.4%
Recommend this course
252 out of 295 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

4.1
1121 Reviews (1121)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 49
Bunkers 44
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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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
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Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
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Friendliness Excellent
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Commented on 05/17/2022

Thank you for the awesome rating! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another great experience, and thanks for choosing Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

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

Tight Course

Great course and very tight with water on just about every hole. Only problem was greens were punched this week. I knew this going in and they made it very well known of the conditions. Otherwise, very well kept course and quite the challenge.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/18/2022

Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We work hard to maintain the course for everyone's benefit, which means aerifying the greens as part of our regular maintenance schedule. The greens will be healed soon and in pristine condition. We hope you join us for another round soon at Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

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Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Challenging Course

Beautiful course and challenging with plenty of water on most fairways. Unfortunately they had punched the greens a couple weeks earlier. I’d play this course again when I visit the area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/17/2022

Thanks so much for the great review. We look forward to welcoming you back to our course during your next visit. Thanks for choosing Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 05/02/2022

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort!

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Round of Vacation Golf

I played the course for the first time while on vacation. The pro shop staff was friendly and the driving range was excellent. Course condition was great and the layout was challenging, but fair. I will definitely be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/09/2022

Thanks for the amazing review and for choosing Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/02/2022

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 at Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort!

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Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Tale of two courses

I had an enjoyable round overall and I’d play the course again. I noticed when I entered my score into the handicap app that there is a middle tee between the gold and blue which would have been great to know beforehand. The gold is extremely long & difficult. Driver three wood still short on the two hardest par fours… The blue is extremely easy target golf. Driver 7-iron into par fives in two shots kind of easy. The split tee option they call “member tees” on the gsga app would have been a happy medium.

Greens were a lot slower than expected even though they seemed to be cut rather low. The grain was more important than usual.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/04/2022

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Your feedback is valuable, and we appreciate your business. Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort thanks you!

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/29/2022

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
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/27/2022

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 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Extremely slow

First off, starter was rude. We we told ahead of time it may be slow due to a juniors tournament but what made matters worse, while we were waiting for our tee time the starter let a group of 12 “replay” guys ahead of us which really backed it up. Over a 5 hour round.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 04/26/2022

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the delay of play during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game. 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.

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/28/2022

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 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/25/2022

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 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course was in very good shape overall. The fairways are excellent. The greens are very good, but a little bumpy in places. Challenging course so don’t be shy about teeing it forward if you’re a mid to high handicapper.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/25/2022

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Your feedback is valuable, and we appreciate your business. Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/22/2022

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 4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 04/22/2022

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 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 04/22/2022

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating! We really appreciate your business. Please let us know what we can do for you in the future to earn that last star!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
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Commented on 04/18/2022

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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Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Baytowne

Tee time was 7:47. Delayed until 7:55. Good pace of play, however. Range was not open until 8:00. Frustrating. You’d think they’d have it ready for the early tee times. Poor management. Nice big practice green with chipping and a bunker. White tees play under 6,000 yards so not terribly long. Tee boxes and fairways all in good shape. Greens are very small and somewhat receptive, average speed, no bare spots. Bunkers all had rakes. Wish more people used them. Lots of OB. One goofy, narrow par four straight up hill with OB left and right. A bad hole. Nearly impossible to reach in two for the average hitter, especially with the prevailing winds off the gulf.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
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Commented on 04/19/2022

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 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/18/2022

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.

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