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4.3
686 Reviews (686)
5 Stars
332
4 Stars
261
3 Stars
64
2 Stars
17
1 Stars
12
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
88.8%
Recommend this course
621 out of 686 reviews
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4.3
164 Reviews (164)
5 Stars
79
4 Stars
66
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.9
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
91.5%
Recommend this course
150 out of 164 reviews
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4.3
238 Reviews (238)
5 Stars
114
4 Stars
92
3 Stars
22
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.9
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.7
90.3%
Recommend this course
215 out of 238 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

4.3
686 Reviews (686)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 19
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 39
Bunkers 33
Forced Carries 33
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 32
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 24
A Weekend Splurge 21
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 31
Convenient to the City 23
Worth the Drive 21

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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

It is a great course with a great lay. Weather and other groups can slow the day down, but still had a blast. Best public course in the PANAMA beach area!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fantastic

Fantastic course. Every hole is challenging in its own way. Was grouped up with a local who lives in the area named Reggie. It was like having a caddie! He told me where to hit it and I tried even with my high handicap. Didn’t want to disappoint him. Highly recommend the course and Reggie. 120 bucks is kinda high but eh…vacation.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times 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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Just OK golf course

Course was in average condition. For 120 a round i would expect top notch. Staff, starter, and marshall were awsome. Course was chewed up in places and greens were not consistent. Still had a great time playing it.

The restaurant afterwards had a good burger. Bathrooms were dirty.

I would play this course again but would not pay 120.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lots of Good

Front 9 is a bit crammed in there. Some position play is necessary. The back 9 opens up and driver can be hit. For the price I’d like to see better conditions. Greens were slow but consistent. Very little break or grain in them, which was nice. There’s several spots that need attention, but it’s one of the few places to play around Panama City Beach.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 27
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Solid course!

Great layout ! First FIVE holes are pretty tough then birdie opportunities. The bunkering is beautiful on this course and really frames each hole and green complex. Overall very nice . Paid $120 in July , not sure it’s a $120 course but hey everything seems high right now.

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

Beautiful course and design. Very challenging for sure with water in play on most holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

$120 wasted

Course is usually in pretty good condition however in it’s current condition, no way anyone should pay $120 for this. Greens were fluffy and dreadfully slow. Fairways were hard and burnt out. I love the layout and location, but needs a lot of work to be worth the amount of money needed.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Disappointed

Sand traps were full of footprints and no rake in sight. 5 some playing in front of us made the last 5 holes an eternity.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice tract

Enjoyed the course and layout. Challenging from the back tees to say the least. Greens were slow but rolled pretty true. I’d play it again the next time I’m in town

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very slow greens

I was expecting nicely cut and rolled greens as one gets with a championship caliber course such as the Nicklaus course. Great layout, just super slow rolling on the dance floor.

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

Very nice course

The course was in great shape. The fairways and greens were very nice.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Course Has Holes You Have to Be creative

I played as a single and had a great round. The course was in great shape and the greens rolled really well. To not rush players in front i was afforded a few extra shots on some holes. This was my 3rd time playing this course and will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful Course, Friendly Staff

A well kept, challenging course with friendly staff. Would recommend!

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