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3.5
851 Reviews (851)
5 Stars
163
4 Stars
340
3 Stars
203
2 Stars
82
1 Stars
63
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.9
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.2
73.1%
Recommend this course
644 out of 851 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.2
98 Reviews (98)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
32
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
13
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.6
Layout
3.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
67.3%
Recommend this course
66 out of 98 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.3
180 Reviews (180)
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
59
3 Stars
38
2 Stars
25
1 Stars
23
Conditions
3.0
Value
3.6
Layout
3.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
67.2%
Recommend this course
121 out of 180 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Resort
Par 36
Length 3485 yards
Slope N/A
Rating N/A

Editor's Note: Course closed for business. See Bluewater Bay Golf Club listing.

Course Details

Year Built 1981
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Fazio (1981) Jerry Pate (1981)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Marina, Banquet Facilities

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Tennis

Reviews

3.5
851 Reviews (851)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 23
Watching the Game 10
Amazing Food 9
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 47
Bunkers 38
Narrow Fairways 24
This course/club is great for:
Locals 30
Playing Multiple Courses 27
Seniors 25
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 29
Worth the Drive 19
In the 'Burbs 15

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Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing

What’s going on

The club house was empty, wasn’t sure if they were out of business or what? Inside staff personnel were very nice and helped us understand the course layout. NO starter.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 22
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent Value. Great course.

Loved this course. Excellent value and speedy play. Fairways are very good shape and recovering from winter conditions.. Greens are excellent and put well. Don't understand why it doesn't get much more play

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Friendly staff at Bluewater

We acknowledged that it was our first time at the course and the staff took extra time to make sure that we knew how to get to hole 1 which is sone distance from the clubhouse. Then he brought the cat to our vehicle for us. The course was in good shape for end of winter and we enjoyed the layout. We'll be back next February.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

The front nine, Bay is a meandering nine holes with greens in average at best condition. . The Marsh is in better condition. Slow greens. Excellent pace of play as we followed a twosom. Bunkers are consistent. Water views on three holes. Enjoyable layout.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
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

Course was good round for the golfnow hot deal rate!! No practice range is not good

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

February snowbird golf trip

Course has been modified due to construction related activities but was well marked and in good shape. Staff is always nice and friendly. Very good value in comparison to all the area courses. Fairways didn’t have nearly as many tight lies as several other courses.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Nice Course!

Back 9 beautiful. Front 9 okay. Great play to play at the current rate. Travel between some holes a long distance.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A course in transition

This course was probably very nice at one time. However it apparently has been sold and the new ownership has not taken over and the old one isn’t investing in it.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Give it a couple weeks

The course will be great in time. The grass needs to grow

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Confusing layout, large distances between holes through various streets and neighborhoods, GPS does not sync with the way the holes are numbered

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice layout

Fastest greens and groomed bunkers. Nice holes but they merged some holes from the closed 18 so you have some long green to tee drives. The best value I have played played in Destin. There are a number of risk reward tee shots that make you think. Really enjoyed the course

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Perfect first nine. Wet back nine.

Course under some construction but all holes open. Detours around construction led to a lot of golf cart driving would be impossible to work this course now. Friendly staff, starter reviewed detours which were well marked. Brown fairways typical for season. Greens choppy but ok for season, Tee boxes fine for season, First nine weather perfect back nine drizzlw off and on and no sun. Overall fun round. Offered twosome to play with us on back nine and were friendly visitors from Wisconsin so went well.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 59
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Should of called

Should’ve made a call before we played the course. This course runs through a residential area, at one time it was four nines, but now it’s only two nines due to the housing that is moving in. There is no restaurant at our clubhouse at all so there was nothing to eat or drink except water. You have to drive forever to get to the course and holes. But however I did kinda like the lay out in the course itself. It’s narrow and water and sand made for a good day of play. The staff was very nice and of course they were apologetic about the restaurant being shut down and the course situation. It’s not their fault they’re just staff. They say that there’s new owners of the golf course and they’re not sure even if the restaurant will be reopened yet but hopefully they will be able to have some future good news. I just need to remember to call ahead before I go to a golf course since I’m playing different courses around the area.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Snowbird 18

Nice course. Some beautiful holes on the water. Greens and tee boxes in very good shape for this time of year. Fairways in decent shape but I am sure they are better later in the year. Only disappointment was at the 19th hole where we went for a beverage after golf, about 3:30, and nobody was working, closed up.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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