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4.3
636 Reviews (636)
5 Stars
308
4 Stars
244
3 Stars
58
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
10
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
88.7%
Recommend this course
576 out of 636 reviews
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4.4
133 Reviews (133)
5 Stars
69
4 Stars
53
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.8
92.5%
Recommend this course
123 out of 133 reviews
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4.3
212 Reviews (212)
5 Stars
103
4 Stars
81
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.7
89.6%
Recommend this course
190 out of 212 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
636 Reviews (636)

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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5.0
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Good Golf

Nice course with fun layout. Greens were really fast but rolled smooth and true.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Good Course, Not Premium

This course was good and challenging. I expected nicer for the money though. The pro shop was small but had nice apparel. The young lady working was very nice and helpful. The range wasn’t what I’d expect from a nicer course. The hitting surface was kinda bare and the balls weren’t premium. The course itself was in great shape and it is a challenging course. The biggest complaint I had was the fact it was in the upper 80’s in Florida and the cart girl only came by 2 times in 18 holes. Lastly, no GPS on the carts. Seems like for what you pay in green fees, there’d be more amenities. Overall, a nice experience but not as premium as I expected.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

the only course in town.....

If you are on Panama City Beach, you really don't have any golf course choices other than this one. There is water everywhere and the course is challenging. I've played it twice. It's nice to have range balls included. The worst part were the greens. Uneven speed and whatever they did this time of the year (May 2021), it created alternative stripes of bumps on the greens. The speeds were inconsistent at well. So yeah, I played here twice. I would do so again. Fixing up the greens would go a long way.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Packed in - Very Slow

Staff was great but the pace of play was sooooo slow we packed in after 11 holes. At one point there were 4 twosomes on the same whole. Much of them higher handicapers. There were also resort visitors riding bikes and walking all over the cart paths. In a few spots very loud and dangerous.

That said, a ton of potential with this course likely just needs some strong management.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

The Best on the beach

Bay point-Nicklaus course is by far the best course in Panama City Beach. The course is in great shape, the staff is Awesome, and very friendly. The course is fun and very challenging with water and sand traps at some point on every hole. I will play here every time I visit the area for sure!

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

Well Maintained

Well maintained fairways and greens, definitely will play this again. The facilities are clean and staff is very nice.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tough as always

Little dry with tight lies. Greens recently top dressed and a little grainy but not bad. Always fun to play.

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

Play conservatively!

Get a read on hazards and think before you make that million to one all out shot. There's just too many things that can go wrong.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

GC Review 5/23/21

I played here about a month ago and reviewed that I was somewhat disappointed in the condition of the course, that it looked scruffy for a premier course. . A month later, I can honestly say that there is huge improvement. Maybe a lot of it due to spring, warmer weather and the grass growing but the course overall looked great, it was trimmed and manicured and the greens were in great condition.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best round ever !

Played 18 to finish my workday. Course was in great condition. Crosscut the greens to soften them a bit.
Always great service from a friendly and welcoming staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
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 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Fairways were in good shape. Course played tough with high wind conditions but overall a very fun and challenging course. Greens were slow and unpredictable.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

vacation Panama City golf

Nice course. Fairways were in excellent shape. Greens were good. The real challenge is avoiding the water that comes into play on almost every hole.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
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

Facilities

Everything about this course is above average. However,
i have played it seven times in the last two weeks and every time, someone in the group i am in says. This is a great place you would think they would have better rest rooms spaced out a little better, especially on the back nine. I do not usually need them but it was just that since i heard it every round you may be hearing about it too. Thanks.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love it

You couldn’t ask for a nicer course. Great views and great conditions

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