Rocky Bayou Country Club in Niceville, Florida, USA | GolfPass
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4.6
645 Reviews (645)
5 Stars
365
4 Stars
243
3 Stars
28
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
97.7%
Recommend this course
623 out of 645 reviews
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4.7
91 Reviews (91)
5 Stars
63
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
96.7%
Recommend this course
88 out of 91 reviews
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4.7
166 Reviews (166)
5 Stars
112
4 Stars
51
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
97.6%
Recommend this course
162 out of 166 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 6901 yards
Slope 133
Rating 73.0
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Rocky Bayou Country Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1973
Greens TifEagle Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bill Amick (1973) Earl Stone (2003)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $17

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Tennis

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Friendliest Courses in the U.S. (2016 #20)
  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Florida (2015 #19)

Reviews

4.6
645 Reviews (645)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 9
Undulating Greens 9
Elevation Changes 8
This course/club is great for:
Locals 11
Advanced Golfers 10
Seniors 8
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 11
Convenient to the City 9

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Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice!

We were visiting the Destin area and decided to play a round of golf. This course was in very good shape, especially considering all the rain that this area has been getting. The greens had just been aerated and sanded so, they were very difficult to putt on but, that's just part of course management. Would definitely return if we get back to the area.

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

Great Course, Slow Play

The condition of the course was outstanding and the layout was superb; false fronts, risk-reward bunkers, sloping greens, and true water hazards for both tee and approach shots. Only down side was very slow play...sometimes three separate parties were all playing the same hole in stage-lengths.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course with a couple of challenging holes

Played with my son who is fairly new to golf. We played our round in about 3hrs 45 mins. Course was in great shape and is very well maintained. It was well worth the 25 min drive from Destin. I would play here again in a heartbeat. Free range balls with round. Snack bar is in a separate building from the pro shop.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 19
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Summer golf

Rocky Bayou has become our favorite course to play while in Destin. Fairways & greens are in great shape and they are amateur friendly ( pretty forgiving). There’s a variety of holes with some challenging approach shots over water. The people that work there are very friendly and that gets you off to a good start. I would definitely recommend this course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 36
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wow!

Free range balls when you book a tee time and the course was beautiful and in great condition. Five stars!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 24
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice Course

My Wife Carol and I really enjoyed playing 18 holes at Rocky Bayou. The whole course was well manicured and the layout was challenging yet very Fair! We would definitely Recommend!!

Greg Stevens

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course!

Great course, especially for the $. It was $60 which included range balls. Much cheaper than the crowded courses down on the coast. Staff was friendly. Course was not crowded & pace of play was good. Never had to wait. Very laid back atmosphere.

Course was in great shape. Well taken care of. Fairways are immaculate. Only negative was the greens were a little shaggy and slow. Pretty sure they recently verticutted & sanded them, so not necessarily complaining. Other than that the greens were nice.

Highly recommend, would definitely go back!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Rocky Bayou Country Club

We really enjoyed playing this course There are lots of trees The greens are nice size and fairways are nice. There are some very pretty water holes. The course is very well maintained.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always Great to play here

Awesome course!
Great VFM (value for the money)
Beautiful views

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
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 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 36
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love this course!

I love this course and would play it more often if it wasn’t over an hour away.
Even though the greens were recently punched they were sanded and rolled really well. Looking forward to my next round at Rocky Bayou.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 46
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Beware of member for Day

Country Clubs shouldn’t be allowed on GolfNow with being a member for a Day .The course was very nvery nice some of the best holes I’ve seen I’ve been playing golf since 1990 we were on Vacation and was looking to play on a nice course 7 of us we all have played golf but we felt that we weren’t very welcome there because we were Men of color we did have a in law that was white and he witnessed what we were talking about first hand. We have met up and played in Arizona Las Vegas Georgia all types of places this was the first time we were followed and made to feel uncomfortable about playing Golf we all know course etiquette and pace of play you think that we would have paid 75 dollars to play if we didn’t we have paid much more than that . So that’s why I’m saying if you don’t want people of all races o. You course you shouldn’t advertise a member for a day and if you do so you need to be Welcoming even if your being fake . The Course was nice but the Marshall wasn’t to our Group we actually caught up twice to a group of slow players and never saw him and we finished 18 holes in 3 hours and 35 minutes and we were being watched almost if the Day

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 46
Skill Intermediate
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

The Verrett’s Golf outing

The Course was Beautiful Great Views and some intimidating holes.The only thing that was wrong the Course employees was comfortable with us being out there Our Group consisted of five guys of color and one white guy .We all play Golf and know the course etiquette or rules but the Marshall kept coming behind us and watching us then one time he came and tod us we were one hole and a half behind and we had to pick it up the pace and we had all just paid 75 dollars a piece to play that was far from the truth every time we came to the tee box the group in front of us were just hitting on to the greens we caught the group a couple of times and the Marshall was nowhere to be found we all knew that it was because we where men of color and it was a country club that wasn’t used to seeing that many guys of color on there course matter of fact we didn’t see any black players at all So I recommend that golf now shouldn’t let a country club do a member for a day because the y put black golfers into uncomfortable playing conditions

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Course was in pretty good condition. The lay out was awesome. Looks like an easy course but it was more challenging than I thought. My only complaint is the greens were punched 2 weeks prior and still haven’t recovered yet. Other than that it was great playing there.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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