St. James Bay Golf Club
|White (W)||72||5439 yards||73.6||120|
|Green (W)||72||4667 yards||69.3||111|
|Black M: 72.0/143||397||162||307||423||404||194||506||488||399||3280||350||183||372||433||371||522||380||168||542||3321||6601|
|Blue M: 70.0/131||356||141||293||383||347||178||453||423||380||2954||300||166||337||416||346||473||343||146||498||3025||5979|
|White M: 67.6/122 W: 73.3/125||336||123||269||363||310||148||406||389||342||2686||274||158||313||391||318||439||306||121||433||2753||5439|
|Green M: 63.7/115 W: 68.7/114||285||100||213||304||267||141||368||297||290||2265||232||139||287||337||259||372||285||104||387||2402||4667|
Food & BeverageRestaurant
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Meeting Facilities
Available ActivitiesSwimming, Billiards
Available SportsFitness, Tennis
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Photo submitted by SCDoc on 12/26/2016
Hole 2, Par 3 - Do not look at the water! Photo submitted by guyopie on 10/27/2013
Hole 10, Par 4, Second shot - Glad I laid up! Photo submitted by guyopie on 10/27/2013
Photo submitted by Felix9448340 on 02/25/2013
Photo submitted by 12122012 on 10/31/2012
Photo submitted by 12122012 on 10/31/2012
Sorry to report that the course is not up to its reputation nor capabilities . I have played this course since it’s opening. It was deeply challenging for the average golfer and a test for the best; good amenities, good food and a great get away for groups of golfers looking for fun.. About 5-6 years ago the maintenance program went south. Ironically Bob Walkers greens endured and I still give them a 10 rating, but traps only 6 or 7, tee boxes 5 or 6, and fairways are 3 to 5 at best. I cannot attest to the front 9. W/o any warning they closed and punched the front 9 on a beautiful Saturday, so we played the back 9 twice, as if once wasn’t enough. What golf course on the beach in Florida punches their greens on a weekend? I rest my case! Save your money, go to PC or Tallahassee and send SJBGC a message. Terrible!
Thank you for playing SJB BwanaJim. We are sad to hear that you had such a bad experience. We were having some issues with our fairways and tee boxes, however we have a new Superintendent and he has made great progress . As far as having to punch the greens on a weekend- we never prefer to do that and always try to do it during the week, however that week we had a lot of rain and more rain was expected leaving us no other choice. We would love to have you back for a round on the house- just show us your Golf Advisor Credentials so we can verify you wrote this review. Thanks again- and we hope to see you soon... we really feel you will think differently.
They really need more info on the tee of each hole
Unless you’ve been there some holes you don’t know where to go
Fun time,great challenge
Must think about every shot and where you need to hit it, buts it fun,OH by the way if you can't do this bring extra balls! I was able to only lose three balls,not bad for a 14 handicap.
Course is in great shape
Love playing here, visiting the area for 5 weeks have played here 4 times can’t wait to come back next year and play here again.
Writing review 1/24
Played 3 times
Off line or poor lay up punishes you
3 birdies 3 doubles 3 three putts 81
Not for high handicap player unless you like punishment and bring lots of balls due to forced
Carryovers of marsh areas
Greens true and same from practice green thru course
Fairways a little sparse in spots but playable
Bunkers have a lot of sand and tough since deep around greens
As other reviews, marsh to carryover is tough unless you can figure distances
High handicap players will struggle, even from front tees unless you know the course.
The golf course employees are the best in pro shop and cart people
Bring lots of balls.
For the average golfer this coarse is not for you. Every hole has tee off that must clear marshy areas to be in fairways and par 3s. I am a 17 handicap I left after the 15th hole. Found as many balls as I lost, go figure. No hole layout at tee boxes. Only on score card. No gps as advertised. Live and learn. Most holes were cart path only, real pain for old guy. I’m sure the conditions of the coarse improve with warmer weather.
Get Your A game ready!
Tough unforgiving layout, but a lot of fun! Course management a must and to score well the player has to plan ahead and execute.
Have played 20 plus times and always find it a challenge and well kept course. Take some extra balls! Enjoy.
Target golf with blind carries
Do not play this course unless you have a gps with hole maps. There are many carries that average women golfers can not carry. Many of those carries are blind. My wife will not play it again. The carries need to be shortened or the women's tees need to be moved forward but even that is not enough as second shot carries are still too long. If a woman can carry the ball 140 yards in the air she will be fine. If not, forget this course. They need to have in cart gps. Greens are slow but roll well. Fairways and rough have many bare spots. All golfers should have a dozen balls with them. Good layout.
Staying on St George’s Island bear Appalachicola, FL.
St James Bay Golf Club was the closest course near Carrabelle, FL. What a diamond in the rough. Challenging layout, great greens and on a Friday afternoon no delays. Golfer’s dream come true.
Friendly and helpful staff. Nice lounge and clubhouse.
Can’t wait to play the course again.
Played blue tee s. All you want even better players would have hard time from black. No miss areas. Overall had great time , Lot of carry over wetlands. Bring enough balls if you hit it sideways.