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4.4
471 Reviews (471)
5 Stars
249
4 Stars
188
3 Stars
25
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
96.7%
Recommend this course
453 out of 471 reviews
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4.5
91 Reviews (91)
5 Stars
49
4 Stars
41
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
100.0%
Recommend this course
91 out of 91 reviews
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4.5
159 Reviews (159)
5 Stars
90
4 Stars
65
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
98.7%
Recommend this course
157 out of 159 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

4.4
471 Reviews (471)

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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Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very impressed.

My first time playing Rocky Bayou and I will definitely be back. The course was is great shape and tge greens rolled really well. The rain started when I was on hole 13-14 and it poured. The course drains really well and we should have waited for the rain to stop or at least slow down some. I’m looking forward to going back and playing a round when it’s not raining.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

A Great Day on the Course

Course is well maintained. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Range balls were included with the round. Bottled water was available on the course. Only downside was the greens were a little slow. Drinks and food at the turn and after the round were excellent. Plan on playing this course again the next time I'm in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 48
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Outstanding Course

The fairways were plush and green, with a deeper rough on the edges. The greens were plugged and sanded about a week ago but were true and fair. With another week or 10 days, they will be perfect. Weather was very hot and humid, but it's late July / early August and that is what is to be expected here in the FL Panhandle. Bring a large sweat towel with you and extra golf gloves, you'll need them.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good but aerated greens

Course was in good shape-except for greens. Had been aerated pretty recently. Would not have been a big deal if I had known beforehand, but GolfNow didn’t say anything about that and no one at the course said anything about it either before we played. Glad I only payed the twilight rate or would not have been happy.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Aeriated Greens

The course, other than the greems was in very good shape. The greens could have been cut and they would have been better. Nice track.

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

Great course and value

As a local of South Walton, I can say our courses, while very nice, can be expensive. Enter Rocky Bayou. Great course and an excellent value. If you are on vacation here and are looking for an excellent and challenging course that won’t break the bank, you need to try Rocky Bayou. I will definitely return.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap Don't know
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 Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful

Really enjoyed this course. Layout is beautiful and staff was wonderful. If I ever have the chance I will definitely play this course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Best bang

I hate to tell everyone about this course but it’s an exceptional value for the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 54
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
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Good Value

Course is definitely worth the drive from Destin if you are looking for something that is a lot cheaper than the resort courses. A number of memorable holes.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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