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3.8
955 Reviews (955)
5 Stars
409
4 Stars
340
3 Stars
118
2 Stars
50
1 Stars
38
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.4
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
73.1%
Recommend this course
793 out of 955 reviews
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2.8
124 Reviews (124)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
34
2 Stars
28
1 Stars
25
Conditions
2.2
Value
2.3
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.3
34.7%
Recommend this course
43 out of 124 reviews
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3.5
233 Reviews (233)
5 Stars
65
4 Stars
63
3 Stars
47
2 Stars
33
1 Stars
25
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.0
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.5
60.9%
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142 out of 233 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7152 yards
Slope 143
Rating 74.3

Bay Point Golf Club's Nicklaus Course at Sheraton Bay Point Resort is the only Nicklaus Design course in Northwest Florida. The golf course was formerly Lagoon Legend, which had a reputation for being one of the Florida Panhandle's toughest layouts. In 2004, the golf course closed and underwent a major renovation by the Nicklaus Design team. It reopened a year later with rave reviews. The redesign included restructuring the tees, greens, and bunkers and also re-contouring the fairways. The scenic landscape of scrub oaks, towering pines, and saltwater marshes was carefully preserved though. The golf course maintained the challenging aspects of the original but infused a play-ability that makes it accessible to all skill levels. Also like the former course, the new Nicklaus design offers the same stunning views of St. Andrew's Bay. In the fall of 2018, the Nicklaus Course completed a greens conversion to Tif-Eagle Bermuda-grass greens to bring championship greens to a championship course. Bay Point Golf Club has won the Panama City News Herald's "Best of Bay" in 2016, 2017, and 2018. The Nicklaus Course has hosted US Open Local qualifiers and is a home course of the FSU Women's Golf Team and will host their Division 1 Invitational in February of 2020.

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Course Details

Year Built 1986
Greens Tif-Eagle Ultra-Dwarf Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bruce Devlin (1986) Nicklaus (2005) Rick Robbins Gary Nicklaus (2005)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
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
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage

Available Sports

Tennis

Reviews

3.8
955 Reviews (955)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 19
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 39
Bunkers 34
Forced Carries 33
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 33
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 25
A Weekend Splurge 22
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 31
Convenient to the City 23
Worth the Drive 21

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5.0
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Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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This course is terrible!!

I place about 75 rounds of golf in Florida every year. THIS IS THE WORST COURSE I HAVE PLAYED IN FLORIDA. And it cost $130!!
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Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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BayPoint Nicklaus course

Everything is perfect except the pace. A bit slow.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Greens were unbelievably slow. All other course conditions were fine

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Not sure why all the bad reviews.

First of all I believe half of these people reviewing the course have no idea what they are talking about. The course is in great shape. There is not one temporary green to be found. And there hasn’t been one for a long while. From tee to green the course is in great shape. Really enjoy the layout.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
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First Time Playing

I hope they are recovering from hurricane ida

Bay Point has a great reputation earned many years ago. I did not realize that The Meadows course is out of action and has been since Ida in 2019. The Nicklaus course that we played is a very nice layout. The fairways are in pretty good condition. The greens were long, shaggy, and just not up to par. The greens fees are high also. Give them a chance to get their greens back up to speed. There sure aren’t many options in this area.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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First Time Playing

Huge disappointment. I hope they can recover from Hurricane Michael someday

Really nice layout. Really nice people.
Really high greens fees. Really SLOW greens. The Meadows course is just a meadow now. Not in play from damage three years ago from Hurricane Michael. The Nicklaus course is open, but not in very good shape. The greens were thick and long. The fairways were also thick and slow, but that isn’t as serious. Perhaps they are still recovering from the hurricane. I would like to play it when it is in better shape, butI don’t know when or if that will be.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0

Temporary greens

Clubhouse never mentioned temporary greens being used for the week. Would have been important to know when booking. Also, range was closed. Man at counter said the reason was because it had rained that night. Course didn’t seem wet and range was open to instructors giving lessons. Not a pleasant outing. Ask questions before paying.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very Nice Course bad timing

Very good course. Unfortunately, we were on temporary greens. Other than that the course was great and I would recommend it to anyone playing golf in the area. The average golfer can have a great round from the 2 or 3 tees. The tips look to be really tough. Awesome course.

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Temp Greens No Warning

Booked this course at full price just to find out when we got here that they were only playing temporary greens. No discount and no advance warning when the tee time was booked

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Temporary greens

Do not play with temporary greens. Takes the effect off the course

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Provisional greens

My only issue was not knowing of the provisional greens at the time I made the reservation I was only informed when I got there. The price is acceptable for the course in good standing but unnacceptable for the provisional greens.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Temporary greens make it no fun

My fault I didn’t pay attention when booking it had temporary tees. Every hole was a circle mowed in the fairway. Took putting away from the experience of golfing in Fla on vacation. I’ll pay better attention next time. Also a homeowner chased down one of the guys in the foursome who was placed with us , for hitting his fence with an errant ball and demanded $30. Solid jerk. Lives on a golf course beside a tee box. What’s he expect? Geez!

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