A view of a fairway at Baytowne from Sandestin Resort
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4.2
711 Reviews (711)
5 Stars
268
4 Stars
346
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
91.1%
Recommend this course
641 out of 711 reviews
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4.2
113 Reviews (113)
5 Stars
43
4 Stars
55
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
89.4%
Recommend this course
101 out of 113 reviews
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4.2
164 Reviews (164)
5 Stars
58
4 Stars
86
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
90.9%
Recommend this course
149 out of 164 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
711 Reviews (711)

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 17
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
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Baytowne San Destin

Course in pretty good shape for winter. Greens running slow. Staff very helpful; ex. One of our foursomes golf bag was horribly managed by the airline/ground crew/ who knows. Three wood head was snapped off. When staff saw the bag and just the shaft of the club left, without prompting, went and found a three wood for the golfer to use- and didn’t charge us! That was exceptional service. Other than the fact I couldn’t buy a putt, the course was fair and in good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/22/2021

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.

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

Looking for fun

Anyone looking for a fun and relaxation
in a golf course need to play here...
Fantastic !

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 01/22/2021

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 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Very nice

Nice layout. Fairways and Greene’s in good shape although there were many ball marks not repaired on greens. I would rate pace of greens as 7 with 10 being very fast. Would recommend!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/22/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 5 stars! We hope to see you back at the course again soon.

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Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/19/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Troy! 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 33
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
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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Commented on 01/18/2021

Hi, Roy. 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.

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Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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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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Commented on 01/15/2021

Thank you for your review and the 4 star rating. We will pass along your positive experience to our team. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/14/2021

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 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
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!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/14/2021

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 7
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
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
Verified Purchaser
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.

Played On
Reviews 100
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!

Played On
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 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Overpriced for conditions

Good course to play but definitely recommend other Destin courses for the same price. Greens were bumpy and slow. The course has a good layout and pace was good. Staff is very friendly as well.

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

Hello and thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us 4 stars. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff. Thanks for visiting Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort!

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