A view of a fairway at Baytowne from Sandestin Resort
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4.1
1174 Reviews (1174)
5 Stars
461
4 Stars
519
3 Stars
127
2 Stars
43
1 Stars
24
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
86.3%
Recommend this course
1038 out of 1174 reviews
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4.1
156 Reviews (156)
5 Stars
61
4 Stars
59
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.8
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
87.8%
Recommend this course
137 out of 156 reviews
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4.0
289 Reviews (289)
5 Stars
103
4 Stars
118
3 Stars
40
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
12
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.7
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
84.8%
Recommend this course
245 out of 289 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
1174 Reviews (1174)

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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5.0
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Wet weather
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Baytowne - About What You'd Expect at the Beach

Super wet so some spots were mucky. Some holes weren't as 'loved' as others (on the backside of the course towards the beach). Not worth over $80-90 a round. Staff was super helpful. Starter kept things moving.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Plays A few times a week
3.0
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First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Half good half bad

Fairways, rough, most tee boxes were in good shape. Course layout was a bit challenging in terms of forcing longer hitters to decide risk vs. reward. Greens were slow with inconsistent speed between greens. Small greens as well which wouldn't have been as bad if there was consistent speed, firmness between each. Parts of the back nine could use some more love as the front nine was in great shape.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
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Previously Played

Dirty cart, no scorecard, no towel, greens painfully slow, no yardage markers, 5-some in front of me that didn’t even know to let me thru, no Marshall, no water on the course. Will never go back. It’s like they gave up

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

A little wet

Overall is a fun course. Enough risk/reward to make it interesting. Only negative was the course was very wet. Had to keep carts in the rough otherwise had a fun time.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 07/05/2022

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!

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Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
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First Time Playing

Not worth the Money

We had a good time and pace of play was great! I think 3 stars is a fair rating. Staff was very nice, course was average condition and no better than my local muni that cost $45 to play. The price point was just to high for what the course was.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/06/2022

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 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/05/2022

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!

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Reviews 1
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course, bad shape

Course layout was challenging and beautiful, but the course itself was not in good shape. The greens, in particular, were awful and had patches of burnt grass (played slow) and somewhat normal grass (played fast) all over the place. It’s obvious they’re doing some kind of work to the greens, but that should have been posted on their site and reflected in the price. A $100+/round course in it’s current state it is not.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/06/2022

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

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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course. Friendly Staff. Super friendly!

Great course in Great shape. Super friendly staff. Amazing vacation course. Highly recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/30/2022

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We're so glad that you enjoyed your round at Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Please visit us again soon!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great vacation course.

The price is a bit steep coming from small town golf, but we’ll worth it. Great course in great shape. . Super friendly staff.

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Commented on 06/30/2022

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
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/30/2022

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single-star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thanks for choosing Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Great layout/horrendous greens

Enjoyed the layout, but the greens were in absolutely terrible shape. Apparent that they only care about churning out as many rounds as possible, and folks down on vacation are just happy to play. Would not recommend playing here at all.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/30/2022

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. Please know the current conditions are by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We will continue to work towards a 5-star experience and we hope to see you back!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Baytown course

Great course! Great staff! Greens were a 4 out of 5

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/30/2022

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 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/24/2022

We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort!

Played On
Reviews 15
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 06/24/2022

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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Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Beach golf

I thought the layout was nice and the course was moderately challenging (lots of water). Unfortunately I went just after they punched and topped dressed the greens. Would be nice to get a warning about that, I would have played at another course if I knew.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/29/2022

Thank you for taking the time to review and leave us your feedback. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience you experienced when booking your tee time. Our goal is to provide our golfers with all relevant information when booking their round online. We apologize if we missed the mark. Please feel free to reach out to our staff in the pro shop with any additional comments or concerns. We hope to hear from you soon.

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Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Sanded greens day of round, no warning until we arrived, no discount

Sanded greens day of round, no warning until we arrived, no discount offered. $120 to putt on literal sand, what a joke.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/29/2022

Thank you for taking the time to review and leave us your feedback. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience you experienced when booking your tee time. Our goal is to provide our golfers with all relevant information when booking their round online. Please feel free to reach out to our staff in the pro shop for further resolution. We hope to hear from you soon, and thanks for choosing Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sandy greens

The greens had been sanded and I was charged full price. That's not right. Nobody in the clubhouse told us about the sanded greens while they happily accepted my money. Also, the bunkers have very little sand. They are packed dirt and rocks and haven't been racked in a long time. The course is too pretty for these conditions and price.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/29/2022

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. Please know the current conditions are by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We will continue to work towards a 5-star experience and we hope to see you back!

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Decent layout greens need help

Played with my teenagers and we liked the course but it was not in great shape. Greens were very slow and bumpy. A good mix of water and some elevation changes. Twilight rate was ok for. 65 but would not pay more

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/17/2022

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.

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