Links at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

4.2215000000 4.2 stars from 5 (324)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6710 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 72.2
  • Layout

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 - "Sandestin Golf Academy"

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No Denim, Collared Shirt and Bermuda Shorts Required
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6710 yards 72.2 135
Gold (W) 72 6710 yards 79.1 137
Blue 72 6238 yards 70.2 124
Blue (W) 72 6238 yards 76.5 131
White 72 5761 yards 69.0 114
White (W) 72 5761 yards 73.8 126
Red (W) 72 4897 yards 69.1 115

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 324 Reviews
5 stars:
102
4 stars:
154
3 stars:
42
2 stars:
22
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

281 out of 323 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort convenient to the city near local attractions   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers a weekend splurge   Challenges include water hazards bunkers narrow fairways  

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"Links CC"


Raymond6837737's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course. It is in good shape. Friendly staff. Greens are in excellent shape.


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


"Resort golf"


bmccamey67's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The driving range is included in your golf fee, but you can only hit irons due to the range being surrounded by cottages.

The course was in great shape. A few wet spots from recent rain caused the 90 degree rule to be in affect.

The greens were aerated about a month ago and the greens were a little bumpy, but held very well.

This was my first round on Bermuda grass, so there was a little learning curve. The sand in the almost all of the bunkers was nice and fluffy. 1 bunker was a little wet so the sand was harder.

Accuracy is a must to avoid the water monster. A few too many donations on my part.

Overall a very pleasant round. Defiinitely a must play course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"We played during hurricane Harvey"


zigzag3337's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As hurricane Harvey was coming on shore west of us, we played a round on the Links course. Was able to get the front 9 in, but the course was holding to much water to continue and they ended up closing it down. The layout will challenge you if your a hacker like us and can't keep it straight as she's a tight Course. We had a lot of fun and would definitely play again next time we're here on vacation.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good value for $$"


1285gf's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/27/2017
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Reviewed on

Never any complaints at this course. Greens recently punched, but that's expected on most courses in this area at this time of year. Staff excellent and accommodating.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 08/29/2017:

Thank you for golfing with us and sharing your 4-star experience. See you soon!

"It would have been more fun if not for the greens just being punched."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course. Customer service was lacking when checking in. Not very friendly!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 08/29/2017:

Thank you for golfing with us and recommending the course. See you soon!

"Wonderful views"


stevevo73's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I understand this is the first Sandestin course and the locals say that it usually isn’t kept as well as some of the others. However, as we’ve driven by the other courses, they really don’t look as well kept. Every green was clean and consistent. If you aren’t used to Bermuda greens, don’t let them frustrate you too much.

Be ready to hit something other than driver off the tee or end up in some junk. I used GolfLogix to get yardages and was able to avoid the different hazards for the most part.

Good times...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 08/10/2017:

We really enjoyed reading your 5-star review! You offer some great advice for Bermuda greens and shot selection.

"Fun Test"


u000004846977's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the lInks at Sandestin yesterday as a single. Caught up to multiple groups that allowed me through which was welcomed on a very hot day. Course is scenic with plenty of water and views of the bay. Green complexes excellent and the course condition was good with the heat as it is in Florida. Recommend highly but get a discount somehow. A little pricey if you pay full on site $


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 08/10/2017:

A day as a single is made much better with friendly course etiquette. We're happy to hear a few groups let you play through. Thank you for commenting on scenic views and good course conditions. See you soon!

"Fun course - Bring Extra Balls"


u8045555's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

San Destin Links course is a beautiful course on Choctawhatchee Bay with numerous water hazards and marshlands.

The course itself is in good condition, but needs some improvement to the golf carts and off course amenities. For a course of this caliber and price I would expect a few added amenities to their carts such as a GPS, which would help with the fact that it is sometimes difficult to find distance markers. There were also a few times where the cart paths left you guessing which way to the next hole.

As far as off course amenities, I rated them poor simply because there aren't any. There is a restaurant in the condo building across the street, but it is not really part of the restaurant. They also don't have a full distance driving range.

Even with these deficiencies the course is still a lot of fun and you can generally find great rates online. I will definitely be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 08/10/2017:

Glad to hear you'll be back to visit us again! Your feedback on amenities is greatly appreciated. Thank you for golfing with us!


Brentknisley's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 08/09/2017:

Your 4-star review is greatly appreciated!

"Good links course for last min play"


Paul9069845's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played this course last minute and it was in good condition. The clubhouse was hard to find with no signage. Play was great with good views of bay.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 08/09/2017:

The bay views are always enjoyable! Thank you for the nice review and recommending the course for other golfers.

"Nice layout, greens mediocre"


u000004812836's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2017
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Reviewed on

The layout is very good for an old course. The greens were inconsistent, although lush, as are most Bermuda greens. Not sure you can improve them with the local weather: heat and lots of rain. Once you become accustomed to Florida Bermuda, with a firmer stroke on the greens, the uniformly plush fairways combine for a very good golf experience. We will be back.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 08/09/2017:

Looking forward to your next round with us! There is some great information here on Florida Bermuda. See you soon!

"Great Overall Experience"


JohnWoods1's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/24/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Rich was so good to work with. We booked the tee time and needed to make a change. Rich responded via text quickly and was so flexible and helpful. Awesome guy! It was a rainy day, but the course was in really good shape. Beautiful layout with some challenging and picturesque holes along the bay. The pace of play was good. We could not have asked for a better experience!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 08/09/2017:

We're so happy to hear you were accommodated and had an excellent round with us. See you soon!



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 08/10/2017:

Thank you for the 5-star review and recommendation!

"Fun design....poor greens"


Matthew3535's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I guess it's a Florida thing, but the greens were way too slow, especially for a top notch resort like Sandestin. The layout was very interesting and kept the round fun. But in order to shoot some better scores, the greens are gonna have to roll faster than a 6 on the stimpmeter.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 08/09/2017:

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your round on The Links! Our staff is working hard to maintain the course in these tough summer months. See you soon!


u2218276's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 08/15/2017:

We're happy to hear you enjoyed the views and tough holes. Thank you for the 5-star review!

"Enjoyed playing"


tmaxtn1958's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was paired up with some fun guys so made round enjoyable. Hot day! Course in good condition. It is a challenging course plenty of water and other hazards. This was my 3rd time playing this course and pace of play was pretty slow the first 2 times but it was better this time.


Pace of Play: Average

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 Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 08/09/2017:

Great to hear pace of play was greatly improved from your first time. Playing with another player who may know the course well can really help and make the round more fun!


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 08/09/2017:

Thank you for the review and recommendation!

"Sandestin Links"


cletus494's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course, very good layout, greens were a little toasted, but other than that, no complaints.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 08/09/2017:

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your round and the course layout. See you soon!



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 06/11/2017:

We're sorry to hear you were not able to recommend the course at this time. Please feel free to reach out to the pro shop to discuss your experience in detail. Thank you for golfing with us!


Collin17's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Course was great. It stormed for about 2 or 3 days before I played so it was a little sloppy. It was in great condition for it to have rained as much as if did. The man in the proshop was very friendly!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 06/11/2017:

Thank you for golfing with us and taking time to provide a 5 star review! Even with wet conditions, our staff works quickly to maintain good playing conditions. See you soon!


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