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4.3
772 Reviews (772)
5 Stars
369
4 Stars
292
3 Stars
77
2 Stars
21
1 Stars
13
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.9
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
89.3%
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696 out of 772 reviews
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4.2
93 Reviews (93)
5 Stars
40
4 Stars
34
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.8
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
88.2%
Recommend this course
82 out of 93 reviews
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4.3
251 Reviews (251)
5 Stars
117
4 Stars
97
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.9
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.7
90.0%
Recommend this course
226 out of 251 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
772 Reviews (772)

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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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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A lot of water

In the parking lot the guy who took my bag said: "i hope you brought a lot of balls" I only lost one but i think it could have been much worse had i not been placed with 2 members who really knew the course.
Also, they were pretty good golfers who, I would guess, regularly shoot in the 80' and they were playing the 3/4 tee positions which are not the most difficult tees on the course. This too was good to know since I was playing with folks with knowledge of the course. Playing this course without help from them would have made it a very difficult and far less enjoyable round.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

SANDY GREENS

I would think the course would have reduced their rate due to sandy greens. They did discount to the 2 guys in front of me, they paid 64.00.

I played consecutive days for same rate and greens were not as sandy on Tuesday as they were on Wednesday.

Starter on Tuesday was much nicer then starter on Wednesday.

The app they advertise didn't really offer any tips on where to play ball in relation to water, sand traps etc. Basic information and scorecard.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Nice January round

Nice course. Plenty of water and sand, but very manageable if you hit it straight. Greens are a little weathered, but not bad enough to affect play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 38
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

PCB Gem

Great track in very good condition, always play when I am in PCB area. Staff is very helpful and professional!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 38
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Great course but fairways were rock hard

I really enjoyed this course but for some reason the fairways were hard as a rock, it made it hard to make a divot and hit the ball at the same time other than that a very nice course

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Wish the weatherbeen better

Course was in great shape ! Got behind their Men's weekly scramble which slowed us down. Then the wind and temperatures dropped! We auit quit after 16 holes!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Good course.

I liked the layout and course conditions. The greens were generally in good shape. There were a few bare spots but it was January after all. I paid $60 and would have felt it better priced at $40-50. Staff was great. Played in about 4 hours but again it was January and late in the day. I’d play it again.

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

Great course. Some hard jokes but overall enjoyable place to play

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

Challenging Course

We enjoyed playing this course, challenging, lots of sand, water and elevated greens. If you are in the area, it is worth playing

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
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 Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great staff, good course

Staff was friendly, especially the starter. He did a great job with us and others playing that day, and accommodating our request to play together. I love certain holes on this course while others are rather average - most of all, the routing is just quirky sometimes. Course condition was good for winter and overall had a great time with family. I'll be back!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course. Not the type of Nicklaus course that I have played in the past. Being from the North, I am not a fan of the grasses in Florida, but hey… it is golf in December!! Nice layout and the greens had nice, consistent speed. The tee boxes were a little rough and some of the fairways were as well. The staff we dealt with were AWESOME. My kids and I had two wonderful experiences.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course in good shape!

Have played this course over the years when wintering the cost has gone up after the area suffered thru Hurricane Michael but overall the value is good and the course in good shape. If in PCB I would recommend playing a round here.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great place to play

I played the course twice on my vacation to PCB. Both times were completely different staffs working, but both days were exceptional. Very friendly, extremely helpful and great attitudes. The course itself was in great condition. Greens were smooth and fast as well as difficult which makes for some fun puts. Bunkers were in good shape. Tees and fairways were in very good condition. Will definitely play again and recommend to anyone of any skill level.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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