Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Miramar Beach, Florida, USA | GolfPass
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4.0
1202 Reviews (1202)
5 Stars
468
4 Stars
525
3 Stars
137
2 Stars
46
1 Stars
26
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
84.4%
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1053 out of 1202 reviews
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3.9
139 Reviews (139)
5 Stars
51
4 Stars
45
3 Stars
28
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.6
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
80.6%
Recommend this course
112 out of 139 reviews
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3.9
271 Reviews (271)
5 Stars
93
4 Stars
105
3 Stars
43
2 Stars
17
1 Stars
13
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.7
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
81.5%
Recommend this course
221 out of 271 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

4.0
1202 Reviews (1202)

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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Reviews 138
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice golf course

It's been aerated, but still fun to play. The staff were awesome.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/18/2022

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 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/10/2022

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 1
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/09/2022

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!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/08/2022

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!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/08/2022

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 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/17/2022

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 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/03/2022

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!

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

Nice course

Nice course, fairways looked great greens need work ball doesn’t roll smooth at all.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/09/2022

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 54
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/01/2022

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 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
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 08/01/2022

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!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Green had too much sand on them

Green had too much sand on them.
You could see everyone who putted on the greens

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/09/2022

Thank you for taking the time to review us, and for the 3 stars. We're sorry to hear the course may not have been in the best shape on the day of your round. We appreciate your feedback as we work to make any necessary improvements. Thank you for choosing to golf with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon at Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Public golf course conditions at country club price!

Don’t waste your money playing this course! $109 green fee and greens were horrible, heavy sanding on the greens which I can understand sometimes, but adjust the price when it’s done! Bunkers were hard as a rock, haven’t been cared for in a while! Guess you’ll have to pay the $159 to play burnt pine or Raven!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/11/2022

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Your feedback helps us do better. 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 2
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/03/2022

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit.

We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/03/2022

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!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

HOT Deals

I’ve played the Baytowne and Raven course’s several times in the last couple years. This was the first time I had used golf now to book a tee time for this course. Last minute tee time. The staff working the pro shop seemed irritated that we purchased a hot deal. They made several statements about our group as the hot deal group. To the point it seemed frowned upon to use this option. We were paired with another gentlemen who also booked through golf now and he described a similar respond from the pro shop staff. The pro shop staff need some polishing on manners. If they don’t like golf now hot deal offers then maybe don’t allow these for your course. There are other courses in the area that I’ve played and the staff were much nicer. The course was wet but there had been a lot of rain. It drained well and the fairways were nice overall. Greens were patchy and slow. Bunkers hadn’t been raked in a while by the looks of them.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/26/2022

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are sorry to hear your customer service experience was not up to par. Please reach out to our management team at (850) 267-8155, and thanks for visiting Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Avoid Baytowne

Course has so much potential but falls flat due to lack of proper care. First impression upon driving up was that the course would be solid. Nestled inside of the Sandestin resort, the aesthetics when you pull up are nice. That quickly changes once you walk in. The pro shop staff member (older gentleman) who was manning the register didn’t bother great us. Just asked if we have a tee time and then printed our slip. Absolutely zero customer service skills were displayed. Took the slip and went out to the driving range. Range was in good shape but there are a limited number of stations so there was constantly a wait to get a spot.

Starter was VERY pleasant and engaging. Have us thorough instructions on navigating the entire course as it crossed the road a few times and went under a main road in one spot.

Now the course is where the problems really lie. The front 9 were in decent (not great) shape. Lots of tire tracks from the maintenance vehicles around the greens. The greens themselves cut low and didn’t show many weeds, but definitely played slow and we’re pretty much all brown. The back 9 on the other hand were atrocious. Weeds galore from the tee box, through the fairways, and on the greens. It’s as if they didn’t bother to maintain the back 9 at all. For the price of a round here, you’d think the course would at least be in “good” shape. When factoring the condition of literally every hole on the back nine, it was abysmal. Save your money and go play Kelly Plantation.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/26/2022

Hi, Gemanuels. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Please bear with us as we work diligently to make improvements. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Greens

These were probably the worst greens I have ever played on

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/26/2022

Thank you for leaving us a review. We are sorry to hear your experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you will give us another try in the future. Thank you for choosing Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

It was just Ok.

Greens were terrible. Holes 10-12 I believe were a bit stupid.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/25/2022

Thank you for leaving us a review. We are sorry to hear your experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you will give us another try in the future. Thank you for choosing Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Good course - Bad condition

It had been raining for a while. Still - a lot fo the fairways and rough were brown. A lot of patches could have been repaired. Keeping in mind that it was probably the busiest time of year, I will give some leeway., That said, some holes didn't have cart paths and the carts would slow you down as you drove through the fairway. Hole 13 was a complete chaos (looked like a dog track after a weekend of racing) as the hole looked like it was in a war zone and hadn't been maintained in a year or more.

I was excited to play the course. Disappointed no doubt, especially for the money. Wish we would have gotten a warning about the conditions and maybe a better price considering.

Oh yeah. The ONLY friendly person on the course was the gentleman that greeted us and loaded our bags on the cart. The pro shop, the starter and others were not enjoyable at all. Zero interaction. Dry and almost disinterested.

We saw the beverage cart on the first hole. didn't see it again until 14. We were told at the turn from the clubhouse grill that it wasn't that busy and they were unsure why we hadn't seen the beverage cart.

Not a bad place, but it could have been better.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/26/2022

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. 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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Needs work

Fairways, bunkers, and tee boxes were in good condition but the greens (save for one or two) were some of the worst I’ve seen. Just awful. Driving range was closed and a very small practice area for chipping/putting. In relation to the green fee, this course fell well below expectation

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 07/25/2022

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Your feedback helps us do better. Thank you for visiting Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

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