Choctaw/Creek at Indian Bayou Golf & Country Club

4.4339000000 4.4 stars from 5 (401)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6897 yards
  • Slope: 139
  • Rating: 74.1
  • Layout

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  • 1 Country Club Dr E, Destin, Florida 32541, Okaloosa County
  • (850) 837-6191
  • (850) 650-2284
  • www.indianbayougolf.com
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Year built: 1991
Architect(s): Earl Stone
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: Yes
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6897 yards 74.1 139
Blue 72 6186 yards 70.2 130
White 72 5701 yards 68.4 123
Red 71 4864 yards 69.0 122

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 401 Reviews
5 stars:
203
4 stars:
174
3 stars:
20
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

388 out of 397 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near local attractions near the airport   Great for advanced golfers playing multiple courses seniors   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks brunch  

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"One of the best in Destin"


u000001263803's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in great condition, bunkers are excellent, lots of water to play away from but the greens are the very best around in the Destin area. I have played this course about 4 times now and compared to others it stands out as a cut above. Great practice facility and practice greens to help you prepare for round. Staff are excellent and friendly. You are made to feel welcome at Indian Bayou.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"As good or better greens as any course around"


u000007746480's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

my wife and I were paired with another twosome .. very enjoyable day. Really surprised at quality of greens!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Jerry R."


GRierson's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2017
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Reviewed on

A great course. Was in excellent condition. Staff is friendly. Try to place this course when ever I come to Destin.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"First time on course"


hsolomon12's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course especially the greens. Would definitely play again with no questions asked!!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u770839567's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the yardage is marked wrong on the course and the gps sucks and is unreliable


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very enjoyable, excellent greens."


u000001742315's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course and fantastic greens. Great service. GPS in the cart was nice, but had wrong pin positions loaded.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



johnhaines's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good day on the course"


u000003665160's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2017
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Reviewed on

Enjoyed a very nice round at Indian Bayou. Paired with 2 great guys from Kentucky. Course in great shape. Very consistent challenging greens. Enjoyed the wooded Choctaw 9. Could have been more varied - many doglegs. The Creek 9 more open with some challenging approaches and a bit more variety of design. Great first day overall !


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



tmaxtn1958's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Indian Bayou Golf & Country Club on 02/07/2017:

Thank you for the 4 stars! Join us for another round soon.

"Great Experience"


Boondox1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/02/2017
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Reviewed on

Was paired with a nice gentleman from Toledo. We found the course in excellent shape from tee to green. The greens were very receptive ,well manicured, and made putting a delight.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Indian Bayou Golf & Country Club on 02/06/2017:

Awesome! Thank you for your great 5-star review! Hope to see you out here again soon.

"To many doglegs"


rewaldrop1's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I don't see what all the hype is about this course, especially for what I paid for it. It's just pine trees and doglegs. I will never go back, and I live in the area and play all the Destin courses. It's not a pretty course at all.


I don't recommend this course


Response from Indian Bayou Golf Club on 02/02/2017:

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you don't have a more positive experience to share. We hope to get another chance to exceed your expectations.


tjdemski's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellent condition"


larry2646's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great condition. Not a bare spot on any green. Pure consistent roll every time. Trees outline most fairways. I have paid more for golf in Destin for courses not as good as this. I will certainly be back. A great value


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Indian Bayou Golf & Country Club on 02/06/2017:

Thank you, Larry! We appreciate you writing this great 5-star review. We look forward to your next visit!

"A fast round"


whoknew's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were the first group on the course and sailed along, finishing in about two and one-half hours. Greens were excellent except for two on the back nine, which were half-mowed. Later, a greenskeeper told us it was because there were some bad areas on the two greens. Otherwise, the course was in very good shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Indian Bayou Golf & Country Club on 01/23/2017:

Awesome! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feedback. Nothing like finishing a round of golf under 3 hours! Hope to see you out here again soon.

"Great little course"


Greg9327699's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/31/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Being next to the airport was a plus for me. I enjoyed watching planes take off and land. Overall, the course was on the short side, but challenging. Smallish greens tested you without feeling hopeless. Fun


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Indian Bayou Golf & Country Club on 01/04/2017:

Thank you for your review, Greg! We appreciate your thoughts and kind words. We hope to see you out here again soon!

"Last Day of Trip!"


jmb4870's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/20/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Cool day but played anyway since it was our last day before heading home. First time on this course and NO disappointments at all! Great layout with plenty of challenges. Course was is fabulous condition for mid-December. Staff took extra steps to keep pace of play moving comfortably- very much appreciated!! We hope to return soon!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Indian Bayou Golf & Country Club on 12/27/2016:

Excellent! We are very happy to hear how much you enjoyed your overall experience with us and we hope to see you out here again soon!

"Great course"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/09/2016
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Reviewed on

Great place to play course is in excellent shape


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Indian Bayou Tee Times on 12/13/2016:

So glad you loved the course and the conditions! See you again!

"Great Round!"


Henry2305505's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Best course I have ever played! Beautiful scenery, great fairways, pristine greens and inventive challenges. It was tough but not ridiculous for a player of my skill level. I got a HOT DEAL on GOLFNOW so the course was more than just a "Value for the Money"


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Indian Bayou Tee Times on 11/22/2016:

Awesome! Happy to hear you loved the course and saw great value!

"This course requires precise shots."


mchlecollins's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Some of the best greens I've played in this area. Short course but tight. Have to put your tee shot in the right spot or you could have trouble. Pace of play was great until we caught up with 4 women who struggled to hit the ball more than 50 yards and they refused to let us play through even though we were a twosome and at least 5 holes open in front of them. I would certainly play it again.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Indian Bayou Tee Times on 11/02/2016:

Some great tips for our newer golfers - thank you! Happy to hear you loved the course. Come back and see us again!


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