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4.5
545 Reviews (545)
5 Stars
298
4 Stars
213
3 Stars
25
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
97.8%
Recommend this course
527 out of 545 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.7
83 Reviews (83)
5 Stars
54
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
83 out of 83 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.6
167 Reviews (167)
5 Stars
98
4 Stars
68
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
167 out of 167 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

4.5
545 Reviews (545)

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 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 37
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hidden Gem

Good track, great layout and very good condition! Greens were good speed!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course

The course is in great shape & a course that is fun to play. Some long par 4's especially for the senior s. We love to play there.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A great time.

This was my first time playing Rocky Bayou. The staff was friendly and the course was fantastic. I will definitely be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Improved

Course was in much better shape, especially the greens than it has been the last couple of years during snowbird season

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 4
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
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course at a great price

Good pace, well kept course, staff friendliness all at a very reasonable price!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course

Great course. Well maintained nice layout fast greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Rocky Bayou

I visit Destin every December for vacation. RB is a little drive from the island but well worth the trip. Not all the fancy stuff like the island courses (GPS, etc.) but a very nice track. More of a country feel than having houses line the fairways (which I always hit into). I’ll definitely be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Excellent course!!

Well worth the money and the drive from Destin.
Great and challenging lay out but not too difficult. Some holes Has elevation changes and some flat, fairways fairly wide but lined with trees, as long as your not close to the trees you should be fine,rough wasn’t high,the greens were great, rolling nicely, played with a very lovely member couple Ted and Barbara, they were so welcoming and showing me where to hit,local knowledge comes really handy on some of the holes, two walkers and me riding finished in about. 3 hours.We had an early tee time.
I would play again, it’s as good as or even better than expensive courses in Destin.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Rocky Bayou

This place is a hidden gem. Fairways and greens were fantastic and you can’t beat the price.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good pace, but!

We were a twosome behind someone playing alone and having to wait on most holes because he hit several balls and threw his club when apparently not satisfied with his game.
A fivesome let him play through them let us play through. We did play in under three hours but it was frustrating to watch the ‘gentleman’ ahead of us!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great as always

This course is always in great shape and is a joy to play. Pace of play is never a problem and you can relax and enjoy your round. Greens were wonderful and the Christmas decorations at each hole were very nice.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
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
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 Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 32
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
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 Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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