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215 Reviews (215)
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Conditions
2.6
Value
2.8
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.8
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Par 72
Length 6601 yards
Slope 139
Rating 72.0

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

3.0
215 Reviews (215)

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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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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Previously Played

Poor Shape

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!

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/23/2020

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.

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens. Perfect
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

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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 50
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
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 50
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
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 13
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 56
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 34
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 12
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
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