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4.1
212 Reviews (212)
5 Stars
136
4 Stars
55
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
83.2%
Recommend this course
197 out of 212 reviews
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Average Rating
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2.8
6 Reviews (6)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.2
Value
2.8
Layout
3.5
Pace
4.7
Amenities
2.7
StaffFriendliness
4.2
66.7%
Recommend this course
4 out of 6 reviews
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Average Rating
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3.3
23 Reviews (23)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.4
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
78.3%
Recommend this course
18 out of 23 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Par 72
Length 6601 yards
Slope 139
Rating 72.0
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St James Bay Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 2003
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Walker (2003)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis

Accolades

Reviews

4.1
212 Reviews (212)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 18
Brunch 12
Dinner 10
Course Challenges Include:
Forced Carries 28
Water Hazards 28
Bunkers 19
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 25
A Weekend Splurge 19
Advanced Golfers 17
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 29
At a Resort 8

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Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 28
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 28
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great experience

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

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tony Leslie

Course is in great shape staff was very friendly and helpful

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 50
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beyond expectations

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.

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

Very tight

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great challenging layout.

Need To pay attention to scorecard hole yardage, download the course app or use your range finder to navigate around the course. Fun, corky golf course!

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

Awesome Discovery

What seems to be not so well known is this is an Audubon certified course. The course winds beautifully through the wetlands, with raised wooden paths crossing over streams and protected areas. I felt connected with nature at every turn.

The course itself was in very good condition and is a challenging and very fun layout.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Difficult Course, but fun!

Only complaint is no cart service besides that awesome course to play beautiful fairways and fast greens!

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