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3.9
108 Reviews (108)
5 Stars
38
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
10
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.2
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.7
87.6%
Recommend this course
92 out of 108 reviews
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3.4
10 Reviews (10)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.2
Value
4.3
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.5
80.0%
Recommend this course
8 out of 10 reviews
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3.9
33 Reviews (33)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
87.9%
Recommend this course
29 out of 33 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Style Executive
Par 29
Length 1630 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A
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The Golf Garden of Destin
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Course Details

Year Built 1992
Fairways Bermuda grass
Greens Bermuda grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Sammy Rachels

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker 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
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Shirts & shoes are required.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.9
108 Reviews (108)
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Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Value

Cost only $15. True it’s not fancy , but we’ll maintained and it serves its purpose if you just want a quick round with no fluff.
Nice little driving range but I hate hitting off mats. Wish some ranges just had good ole fashioned sod.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sad

The staff was very nice and helpful. The driving range pretty good, but the actual course not very good at all. The greens terrible terrible shape the cart paths terrible conditions if driving a cart. I guess if I didn't have anywhere else to play I might go back but I don't think so in the future.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great 9 hole course

Fairways and greens were cut higher than usual which made the ball slow but most tee boxes, greens and fairways were in good condition for the price and course size.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Vacation Spot

Excellent course while on vacation in Santa Rosa. Staff is very friendly and accommodating.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Public course

Staff very friendly and accommodating. Fair price and central location

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

worst experience ever playing golf was at the Golf Garden of Destin

My daughter and I were playing a round when we pulled up to a tee box that had orange cones at it.. I was in a cart behind her and her mom. I noticed the area where the cones were starting to spew water and yelled at her to move . At this point I was trapped ,the whole area blew within a second and covered me and filled my bag with water and sand. After a few minutes the water was shut off and a maintenance man name Dennis S came upon us. He immediately started accusing me of intentionally sitting in the line of fire of the explosion of water and sand to comp a golf game. I had to jump off the cart to not get covered in sand but was too late. He was extremely belligerent to me, my daughter and her mother. I was beyond bewildered from his accusations to say the least but held my cool so as not to end up in jail. Upon contacting front desk they advised me they had numerous complaints on the guy before. So I contacted the manager through email after we got home from vacation. Jodi offered to refund my money but I declined and wanted to hear from the owners. Being a business owner myself I wanted to let them know how their employees are treating their customer base.I gave them a whole month to contact me and even sent another email to which I never got a response from the owners or the manager Jodi. It was apparent they got their money and was not interested in speaking to an unfairly treated customer. My advice is to stay clear of this Golf Garden of Destin if you want to enjoy your day. Horrible non existent customer service and the course was not that good either. Owners apparently couldn't care less if you ever return. This was the worst experience I have ever had in my life playing golf. I'll never be back and I hope you take this as a word of warning .. go elsewhere this place is horrible..

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

You Get What You Pay For

This is largely a par 3 course with the exception of two holes that were par 4’s. Greens were slow. Not a single sand trap, but cart paths are all made of sand. And my cart kept dying. Took a few times hitting the gas pedal to get it going every time. It’s not expensive, but just know what you’re getting yourself into.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 89
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good fill-in for last minute golf practice

The cart paths are pretty bad, but the golf was pretty good. Definitely a good value, and good practice.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 92
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

9 Hole Gem

This is a great 9 - hole course. Course is in great condition. Pace is slower than I like, but for the price I'm not complaining. Enjoyed it so much that I played it the next day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 40
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pleasantry

We walked and talked and met some other out of town era just like us at a corner par took pictures for them .
We enjoy it each time we play here and when you book through GOLFNOW the price is great. . Bring a couple extra ballls for home 8 just in case. We made it but there were quite a few in the water

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 40
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great little course

Great little 9 hole course, irons only are needed.. walking is best.. the greens are in great shape
My wife and I enjoyed the time

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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 Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Big Al

Good condition !!!
Ponds need better maintenance !!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice Executive Course / Good Value

For February course I’m fairly good shape. Nice little getaway. I heard course may be shutdown next year to build new homes. Too bad. Course is a good deal for a quick nine holes.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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