A view of a fairway at Baytowne from Sandestin Resort
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4.2
924 Reviews (924)
5 Stars
371
4 Stars
418
3 Stars
94
2 Stars
28
1 Stars
13
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
89.5%
Recommend this course
826 out of 924 reviews
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4.2
203 Reviews (203)
5 Stars
97
4 Stars
68
3 Stars
29
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
86.7%
Recommend this course
176 out of 203 reviews
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4.2
320 Reviews (320)
5 Stars
144
4 Stars
124
3 Stars
38
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
87.8%
Recommend this course
281 out of 320 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
924 Reviews (924)

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

Nice course

Nice course but demanding. Some very challenging holes. But fun.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/02/2021

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 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Mixed bag!

Course was in good nick but greens were not great! Staff friendliness was outstanding but speed of play was slow

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/02/2021

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 every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/30/2021

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 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/30/2021

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

Have to let us warm up

Second straight time I played here and the range was closed because of rain the night before. Just never heard of that’s before. Otherwise the course was fine.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/29/2021

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 Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/29/2021

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
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Amazing Course, Staff & Experience

Top Notch Experience. Highly Recommend. The staff is great and yet again Sandestin delivers an amazing time & new memories for the family. Will be playing again very soon!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/28/2021

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 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Somewhat disappointed

Arrival and check -in was easy and staff friendly. Upon checking in we were pointed toward the driving range to warm up. The range only had 8 player slots to hit from and had people lined up waiting to warm up. I was the only one in my group who was able to hit a few balls before our tee time due to limited space on range. When I did get to a spot to hit balls I had to go barrow balls from one of only two baskets that actually contained range balls. When we teed off we were told that the team ahead of us was already on hole #4 so no worries abut playing too fast/slow. The first two holes were the only ones played without another group of players up our butts the rest of the day. We were courteous and let the first small group play through, but weren't doing that a second time. The beverage cart girl was the highlight of the round.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/03/2021

Hi, u314161880801! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will continue to work towards a 5-star experience and we hope to see you back!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/02/2021

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 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/27/2021

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 Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/03/2021

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

Bad greens

Greens were in subpar shape.Played a course the previous day for half the green fee with much better greens. Other than that, course was in pretty good shape except for a few wet spots from the wet weather they’ve had here

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/26/2021

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 Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great experience

Played in late July and the course was in great shape. Beautiful scenery. I spent a lot of time trying to choose which Sandestin course was right for my party. We are an average group. Played the blues and had a lot of fun. Easy to find trouble and get out of it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 07/26/2021

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.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

greens not good

Greens were not in good shape at all fo money paid. No warning about them

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 07/26/2021

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
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 07/26/2021

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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Okay-towne

Some good holes, greens are maybe a 9 so much slower than I am used to. They have had problems with the greens due to all of the rain and then excessive heat Also, If it rains the night before, sleep in because the range will be closed..
There are no rangers on the course and it is packed. We played in 4:15 but only because the group in front of us got off after 9

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 07/26/2021

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 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/26/2021

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 14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout and good condition

The greens and course were in great shape despite some big rain this week. The sand traps (especially on #9 need some work and extra sand. The tee off on 16 still needs work but overall the course plays fair and in great shape

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/26/2021

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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Cart path only was annoying

Not a bad layout. Cart path only was a pain. Fairways were kind of muddy for the most part but it hadn’t rained in two days. Some fairways were nice and dry and could have rode on. They should reduce the price if they’re going to have it cart path only.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/26/2021

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 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Would not spend my money here

Decided to play Baytown because the course looked nice online and couldn't get on Raven. The ONLY person at this course that was some what friendly was an older gentleman that worked the counter. EVERYONE else acted as if I was a bother to them. From the other older gentleman at the counter to the starter to the help! I wouldn't spend another dime at this course! For the money the greens were in poor shape, on 2 holes the cart paths didn't exist and it was like a pasture (It had rained a lot early in the morning and it was a mud pit through these paths) After finishing I went in to buy a shirt or hat (as I always do when playing a course I visit) and the older lady working the counter was rude and like everyone else acted as if I was putting her out to ring up my purchase!
NO THANKS!!

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/23/2021

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.

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