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4.4
674 Reviews (674)
5 Stars
351
4 Stars
271
3 Stars
36
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
94.2%
Recommend this course
635 out of 674 reviews
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4.5
145 Reviews (145)
5 Stars
86
4 Stars
47
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
94.5%
Recommend this course
137 out of 145 reviews
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4.5
209 Reviews (209)
5 Stars
125
4 Stars
68
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
94.3%
Recommend this course
197 out of 209 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private/Resort
Par 72
Length 7050 yards
Slope 143
Rating 73.9

Located right along the water, Emerald Bay Golf Club was designed by Bob Cupp to be Destin's premier full-service, 18-hole championship course. Water is a prominent feature as the course overlooks the shores Choctawhatchee Bay and incorporates water features on 12 of the holes. Oftentimes golfers will face an intimidating shot across a lake or a pond. Emerald Bay Golf Club's sculpted fairways and tight greens are always in excellent condition. There are four sets of tees that make the golf course accessible to most players' abilities and no matter what skill level you are, the views are not to be missed. The views are especially breathtaking on the back nine, which borders the bay. There is also an expansive driving range at Emerald Bay that golfers can use before playing the golf course.

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Course Details

Year Built 1991
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens TifEagle Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bob Cupp (1991) Bob Cupp (2014) David Johnson (1991)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire. No denim, collared shirt required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.4
674 Reviews (674)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 20
Watching the Game 11
19th Hole Scenic Views 10
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 45
Bunkers 37
Forced Carries 27
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 28
A Weekend Splurge 22
Seniors 20
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 32
Near Local Attractions 29
Worth the Drive 14

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Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/27/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us! We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Emerald Bay Golf Club, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/26/2021

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!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Commented on 01/26/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating of us! We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Emerald Bay Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Condition Issues

Semi-wet fairways with too many cart path restrictions. Greens were just average with condition issues. Bunkers were not raked. Will not play here again.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/26/2021

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

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

Nice course

This course is a very good Course to play I enjoy playing here

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
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Commented on 01/26/2021

Hi, we appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will make sure to inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Emerald Bay Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Emerald Bay golf

The greens were fast and browned out my guess is not over seeded, but it did not effect anyones putting. But its January its expected. Overall I had a great day

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/27/2021

Hi, 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 Emerald Bay Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Enjoyed the course

Really enjoyed the course today. Pace of play was excellent. Got paired with two other guys and they were really nice. Course was in excellent condition and will definitely play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/21/2021

Hello and thank you for your kind words! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your round with us! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Emerald Bay Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/21/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Roy! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Emerald Bay Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day!!

This was my second time at this course and will be back again. It’s a good layout that puts a premium on driving, while there is plenty of room you want a hit it straight. The greens rolled nice and made some putts!! A special shout out to the Starter, what a great guy!!!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/21/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us! Your feedback is extremely valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Emerald Bay Golf Club thanks you for your business!

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 Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/20/2021

Hello, thank you for visiting us at Emerald Bay Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun day

A little cold today but a great time playing with three other buds. The Buffalo chicken sandwiches were excellent at the bar and plenty of drinks were flowing. Lost a few balls but found many more. Two birdies will keep me coming back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/18/2021

Hi, Riggs. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will make sure to inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Emerald Bay Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 65
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Early Sat round

Friendly staff in and outside. Very nice facility, good layout. Greens superb! Played in 2.5 hrs as a twosome, saw NO ONE else. Nice carts. Will be back soon

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/18/2021

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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

Emerald bay

A lot of target golf, traps were very ruff around the edges. Green were in great shape, I just enjoy a course that’s more player friendly. Course was very wet on about 6 holes off very little rain.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/18/2021

Thank you for your review of us. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Emerald Bay Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/18/2021

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us, Roy. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/18/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating of us! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Emerald Bay Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/14/2021

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 Emerald Bay Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 9
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 01/14/2021

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 Emerald Bay Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Nice course- needs some TLC. Definitely not a 5 star but has potential.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/13/2021

Hi, we appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will make sure to inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Emerald Bay Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good but challenging course

Course was in good condition for time of the year and staff was friendly. Lots of water—bring extra balls if you’re a beginner.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/13/2021

Hi, 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 Emerald Bay Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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Commented on 01/19/2021

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!

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