Fairways at Indian Bayou Golf Club in Destin are generally wide and forgiving.
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4.5
1597 Reviews (1597)
5 Stars
971
4 Stars
527
3 Stars
70
2 Stars
22
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
92.7%
Recommend this course
1524 out of 1597 reviews
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4.2
169 Reviews (169)
5 Stars
79
4 Stars
62
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
88.2%
Recommend this course
149 out of 169 reviews
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4.4
342 Reviews (342)
5 Stars
204
4 Stars
99
3 Stars
25
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
90.6%
Recommend this course
310 out of 342 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

4.5
1597 Reviews (1597)

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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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Very solid experience

Really great option if you don’t mind playing a course that’s not on the bay. Layout, staff, conditions … all good.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Robert’s review

I bought a tee off.com rate for 11:45 am. I arrived at the course around 9:30, thinking I might be able to get off earlier. The course was not busy so I was encouraged. When I arrived, I was told that since I had a special rate, I could not start early. Management is stupid to have a policy like this. It punishes anyone who is trying to save money. I was forced to hang around for over an hour for no reason. I finally went to the range at 10:30 and found some great guys who were members and had a tee time for 11:08. They welcomed me to play with them. I approached the starter, and he said I could not play with them. I went to the shop and made my case that they wear ok with me joining. After some discussion, they relented and let me join. The course was in great shape, and I had a good day. I did the same thing at Regatta Bay, also a great course, and I got paired early almost immediately with no issues. Regatta Bay management had the right attitude. So both courses are god, but Indian Bayou management has issues.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Parkland gem

Nice well maintained Florida parkland course where water is not the on l y hazard. Interesting greens and green surrounds that needed a haircut. If the green speeds had been faster the course would receive a higher rating.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Only Played Nine Holes, Greens were punched

Course was fun, but the greens had been punched. I am sure it's a great course when everything is normal. Price is a bit high in my opinion.

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

Vacation golf

Course was in good shape. The fairways are wide enough to keep you out of trouble. The greens had been recently airriated which normally makes putting more difficult but otherwise had a very enjoyable round of golf.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Greens are punched, so give it a couple days and it will be excellent

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

I was able to take advantage of reduced afternoon rates. Course was not crowded. Staff was courteous and friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ooops!

Love this course and play it a lot when in town. However, they had punched and sanded the greens and they were horrible. I understand it has to be done, but when I made the tee time I was told the greens would be fine. They were not and there was no discount.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Good layout for mid to high handicappers.

The greens really rolled good that day - faster than a couple other courses I had played. The layout is a lot more forgiving also than my 2 previous outings at other Destin courses. Will definitely play next trip down.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 31
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Average layout. Greens were in good shape. Was told there was on course beverage service, but none ever came by.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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