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3.3
599 Reviews (599)
5 Stars
102
4 Stars
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3 Stars
140
2 Stars
69
1 Stars
59
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.7
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.5
66.4%
Recommend this course
427 out of 599 reviews
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2.7
97 Reviews (97)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
23
3 Stars
21
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
29
Conditions
2.3
Value
3.2
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.1
47.4%
Recommend this course
46 out of 97 reviews
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3.1
171 Reviews (171)
5 Stars
25
4 Stars
55
3 Stars
38
2 Stars
22
1 Stars
31
Conditions
2.7
Value
3.6
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.3
62.0%
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106 out of 171 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6743 yards
Slope 129
Rating 73.5

Located along the shores of Choctawhatchee Bay, Shalimar Pointe Golf Club enjoys a scenic, rolling landscape dotted with trees. This often-overlooked golf course has been considered one of the Emerald Coast's best-kept secrets but the word is beginning to get out. The course, due to its challenging but playable nature, has been used for U.S. Open qualifiers and it was host to the Emerald Coast Tour. The layout features immaculately manicured greens that are framed by strategic bunkering and water hazards on a number of holes. The golf course is challenging but fair with five sets of tees to accommodate players of all skill levels. The course is Shalimar Pointe's main attraction but it is complemented by extensive practice facilities including an expansive driving range, putting green and chipping green.

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Course Details

Year Built 1968
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Tifdwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Joe Finger (1986) Ken Dye (1986)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Restaurant, Beverage Carts

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Reviews

3.3
599 Reviews (599)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 20
Watching the Game 9
Brunch 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 48
Water Hazards 41
Undulating Greens 35
This course/club is great for:
Locals 35
Advanced Golfers 22
Seniors 22
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 29
Worth the Drive 17
In the 'Burbs 16

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Reviews 2
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First Time Playing

Would not book it

We booked bc we thought it was a decent price. Green are the worst I’ve ever seen a course have. Pace of play is terrible since they had the front 9 shut down and you had to play the back 9 twice. Layout is a cool concept and all but between the terrible greens and bunkers that have had zero attention I would never recommend going.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
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Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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2.0
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Commented on 08/01/2021

The last thing I heard is that they lost their greens and tee boxes.

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Commented on 07/29/2021

Hello, thank you for leaving us a review. We are sorry to hear your experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you will give us another try in the future. Thank you for choosing Shalimar Pointe Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
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Commented on 07/28/2021

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Shalimar Pointe Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 07/26/2021

Hello, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit.

We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind. Thank you for playing Shalimar Pointe Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 07/26/2021

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Shalimar Pointe Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Beautiful Course

Course was in great shape, had a wonderful experience!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Really bad condition

The course was in really bad shape and the front 9 was not open to play.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 07/23/2021

Hello. Thank you for reviewing the course. We would like to apologize for your recent experience.

We're sorry to hear you were less than satisfied during your round. We pride ourselves on our providing great service and the high quality standards we maintain.

We would like to make things right. Please reach out to our management team at the pro shop, and thank you for choosing Shalimar Pointe Golf Club.

We hope to hear from you soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/22/2021

Hello. We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Shalimar Pointe Golf Club. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Horrible

If there was less than a 1 star rating, this course would have scored it.

Shame to see such a nice design left to such neglect. Greens were unplayable. Worst I’ve ever seen. Front nine closed. Waste of time and money while on vacation. Even though it was dirt cheap, you couldn’t pay me 5X green fee to come back!

Sorry for the honest review. But you asked.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 07/21/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review and leave your feedback of your recent round with us. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience you experienced at the course with us. Your feedback is extremely important to us. It is always our utmost goal to provide our golfers with a fun and enjoyable time and apologize if we missed the mark. For further resolution in this matter, please feel free to reach out to our staff in the pro shop. We hope to hear from you soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Worst golf experience I've ever had

Worst golf experience I've ever had, and I've played over 70 courses.

Not only were four greens under construction, but the others were all in horrible condition. Actually, almost everything was in horrible condition.

But what drove this home for me was the fact that a resident was walking his dog in the middle of a fairway without a leash. When he was asked to put his leash on a dog that was barking and running over to us, he told us to shove our clubs where the sun don't shine. With that kind of attitude towards golfers paying money to play at this horrible course, I'd say don't give them your money to begin with. Easily the worst experience I've ever had at a golf course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 07/20/2021

Hi,

We’re sorry to hear of your less-than-satisfactory experience with Shalimar Pointe Golf Club and hope you will accept our sincerest apologies.

We value our customers' opinions and would like to make things right and determine how we can provide a solution that makes you smile.

Please contact us directly at the pro shop. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

Sincerely,
Shalimar Pointe Golf Club

Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 07/20/2021

Hi. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Shalimar Pointe Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens

Fairways and sand were in great shape but every single green was horrible ,they did warm us about 4 greens that were under construction and they’d fine but all of the greens were junk. Clubhouse food is a little pricey

Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/20/2021

Hi,

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes.

Your feedback helps us do better. We are looking into this issue and hope to resolve it promptly.

Thank you for visiting Shalimar Pointe Golf Club. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/15/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1 star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single star feedback very seriously at our course. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Shalimar Pointe Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bad greens.

The old saying too good to be true certainly applies here. I saw the rate and decided to play.
There was nothing before I booked to indicate the greens were ate up.
Very disappointing will not be back

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 07/22/2021

Hi. Thanks for sharing your feedback. We’re sorry your experience didn’t match your expectations. It was an uncommon instance and we’ll do better in the future.

Please feel free to reach out to us with any further comments, concerns, or suggestions you wish to share. We would love to make things right if you give us another chance.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course needs work

Greens were in horrible condition. Bare spots, dead spots, moldy spots. Front nine was closed due to too much rain. I was told by the staff the front nine greens were worse and three of them were temporary greens. I would check with the course before booking.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 07/07/2021

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve and are working diligently to improve the course. Thank you for playing Shalimar Pointe Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Priced correctly

Played this course in July. Fairways were okay but greens were in poor composition. Could only play back 9 due to front 9 being closed. Lounge/bar under construction. Felt awkward even attempting to go in and order anything, so didn't.
However, for the cost, it was great to get out, priced accordingly due to maintenance issues, and the pace was fantastic.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 07/08/2021

Hello, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We strive for a 5-star experience, so we welcome your feedback. We work hard to maintain the course for everyone's benefit, which means aerifying the greens as part of our regular maintenance schedule. The greens will be healed soon and in pristine condition. Please come back soon for the 5-star experience you expect at Shalimar Pointe Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great location and poor course conditions

This course is in extremely poor condition. A well pump went out early 2021 and was not fixed in time to save many of the greens and fairways. They are making progress in the course's recovery, but are several months away.. This has always been one of my course favorites, but must wait until it improves greatly before playing again.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/02/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Please bear with us as we work diligently to make improvements. We hope you'll give us another try in the future. Thanks for choosing Shalimar Pointe Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not ready for play

Loss of a pump for months destroyed greens that are irregular & most have large bare spots. Some fairways are nice & green but we won’t be back for a while until course is recovered.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/02/2021

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve and are working diligently to improve the course. Thank you for playing Shalimar Pointe Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

DON’T PLAY!

Not in good shape at all, worst golf course I’ve ever played, can’t putt.Layout is good but not in good enough shape to be open at all. Don’t waste your time. Especially if your traveling from out of state.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
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Commented on 07/01/2021

Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve and are working diligently to improve the course. Thank you for playing Shalimar Pointe Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon.

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