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3.6
488 Reviews (488)
5 Stars
91
4 Stars
203
3 Stars
112
2 Stars
52
1 Stars
30
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.6
75.1%
Recommend this course
369 out of 488 reviews
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3.7
65 Reviews (65)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
30
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.6
78.5%
Recommend this course
51 out of 65 reviews
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3.5
124 Reviews (124)
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
49
3 Stars
30
2 Stars
17
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.8
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.5
72.6%
Recommend this course
90 out of 124 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 & Country 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

3.6
488 Reviews (488)

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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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Shalimar for Beginners

Found a great rate to play with some friends for the day. It was great. The staff is nice and very helpful, the course (January in Florida) was fairly dry, cool, and breezy. We found the sand traps to be challenging but not discouraging. Our group consisted of both advanced and novice players. We especially enjoyed the variety of par 4’s to test our abilities. Would definitely recommend this course for a fun day out, just be aware of the homes located on the course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

I would not return

Three big issues:
1- No fairway markers
2- No distance GPS
3- Old style gas golf carts

I won't be back.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/14/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us, Tom. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Shalimar Pointe Golf & Country Club, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice layout.

It was January and 40 degrees! Very fast and firm due to the time of year. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Hope to play it when it’s warm and the grass is green and growing.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

I really like this course

Had not played this course for a while, but glad I came back again. One of the best designs in Destin area. Tees could be improved upon, but the bunkers, greens and well shaped and mounded fairways make it a fun and challenging course to play. And with the lower than average greens fees, its a bargain. Will most definitely be back.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Staff was very helpful. The greens were in pretty good condition but the pin placements were in tough spots. The fairways were dormant with a lot of tight lies. Bunkers were in good shape. I will be back.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Winter has been ruff

Guess we caught women’s day because we waited forever on each hole. Walkers allowed and slow down things

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/06/2021

Hello and thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We would like to apologize for the delay of play during your round. Please know that this is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We work hard to accommodate everyone who visits our course and to best control pace allowing everyone to finish in a reasonable amount of time. We will continue to look for ways to improve, and use your comments as guidance in making the necessary changes. Thank you for playing Shalimar Pointe Golf & Country Club. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/18/2021

Thank you for reviewing us! We see that you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round? Please feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Shalimar Pointe Golf & Country Club, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/30/2020

Hello, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit? Please know that 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 & Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Shalimar

This is the first time playing here. We enjoyed the course and pace as it wasn’t very busy. Staff when we registered were very friendly and helpful.
The only negative would be when we returned our carts. As we hadn’t ever been here before, we ended up at the backside of the building where there was a hose and parked behind a line of a few other carts. A kid literally ran over, glared, and I mean glared at us and jumped into the first cart, tore across the grass to where we were supposed to return them. He never said a word to us, I.e. over there, not here! Nothing. Just the nastiest look. If looks could kill, we’d be dead! I get it, we were in the wrong place. I see no need for such nastiness. We would have gladly moved them to the proper drop off if he would have told us.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 39
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Always a pleasure

Really enjoyed the course. I apologize for being so hard on the staff the day after Thanksgiving. Should have known better. The course and staff are always a delight and courteous. Will definitely play there again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great layout just not in great condition

This could be one of the best courses in the area. The layout is great and even tricked me into losing a ball in the water on #3. If I could improve one thing it would be the greens, they seemed to be burned out or something? Overall it was my first time playing here and I will most likely play here again.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 12/16/2020

Hello and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. Please know that we have projects underway to the conditions of the greens and hope you'll bear with us through this transition and give us another try in the near future. Thanks for choosing Shalimar Pointe Golf & Country Club.

Played On
Reviews 39
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

It's been a long time

It has been a year since I played. Found the course in need of better maintenance. I do understand they lost their pumps during Hurricane Sally.
The speed of play on the first 9 holes was not good. There should have been a marshall on the course. The starter doing both roles is not sufficient, especially the day after Thanksgiving.
The grill staff was great except they closed at 2pm so no 19th hole.
The check in desk and starter were friendly and courteous.

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