Fairways at Indian Bayou Golf Club in Destin are generally wide and forgiving.
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4.6
1383 Reviews (1383)
5 Stars
860
4 Stars
453
3 Stars
51
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.2
95.3%
Recommend this course
1333 out of 1383 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.4
230 Reviews (230)
5 Stars
138
4 Stars
66
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
91.3%
Recommend this course
210 out of 230 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.5
401 Reviews (401)
5 Stars
250
4 Stars
119
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
93.0%
Recommend this course
373 out of 401 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7078 yards
Slope 132
Rating 74.6
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Indian Bayou Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1978
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Earl Stone

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs 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

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Courses for Pace of Play in the U.S. (2020 #14)
  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Florida (2020 #15) (2019 #23)

Reviews

4.6
1383 Reviews (1383)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 29
Brunch 13
19th Hole Scenic Views 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 64
Bunkers 62
Forced Carries 39
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 55
Playing Multiple Courses 45
A Weekend Splurge 37
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 73
Near the Airport 41
Near Local Attractions 39

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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing

Course closed due to rain

My review is about the person I spoke to at the course. They were very polite to tell me the course was closed due to too much rain. Understand but was looking so forward to playing here. Maybe next time

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Daniel G

Good layout but not in great Shake.
Overall poor conditions, poorest greens on the season

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great value and experience

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Indian Bayou

Im a local and I have played all the courses in the area. Indian Bayou is a true hidden gem in Destin. Consistently the best greens in Okaloosa County that roll fast and true. If you normally shoot in the 80's, hitting from the white tees is far enough as some of the undulating greens demand precision. They do not overbook the course with players so decent players will rarely feel rushed to keep pace. Prices are reasonable for such a well kept course in Destin Florida. A must play for better than average golfers.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice Track

Nice layout, played as a single in 1hr 45min. Two groups kindly let me play through. I credit the staff for that. Friendly staff, course was in nice shape. Carts were nice. Overall a good day

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

I reserved a tee time using the Golf now App. First time using it and first time golfing in FL. Arrived and was immediately met with a cart and the young man loaded the cart for me. The staff was very friendly and very helpful. The course is a well kept beautiful course. I only played 9 holes because of prior arrangements but would have loved to play all. The greens are in fantastic condition also. I definitely recommend trying this place out.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very player friendly

I play here every year that I visit Destin. Great location, friendly staff and never a backup to cause slow play. One of my favorite courses to play anywhere

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Overpriced for the level of course and lack of amenities

It was $95 dollars and they had just aereated the greens. Only nine holes was available to play. Staff was friendly but this course lacks all the amenities that other courses are offering for the same price or cheaper. I’m fine with playing on aereated greens because I know it has to be done but this course isn’t woth 100 bucks. Take your money somewhere else.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Just ok

I rate this course just ok.The greens were in great shape and true. The ok rating is due to the course seems to be always wet on the back nine. Also the guy at the desk when checking is is just rude.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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