Bluewater Bay Resort - Lake Course

3.6920000000 3.7 stars from 5 (224)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 36
  • Length: 3485 yards

  • 2000 Bluewater Blvd, Niceville, Florida 32578, Okaloosa County
  • (850) 897-3613, (850) 897-3241
  • (850) 897-3936
  • www.bwbresort.com
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Year built: 1981
Architect(s): Tom Fazio (1981)
Type: Resort
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 36 3485 yards 0.0 0
Blue 36 3137 yards 0.0 0
White 36 2954 yards 0.0 0
Red (W) 36 2785 yards 0.0 0
Green 36 2748 yards 0.0 0

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 224 Reviews
5 stars:
45
4 stars:
104
3 stars:
49
2 stars:
13
1 stars:
13

recommend this course

187 out of 223 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for locals playing multiple courses seniors   Challenges include water hazards bunkers narrow fairways   Great for drinks watching the game amazing food  

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"Okay course"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens in good condition. Fairways in fair condition. I thought the course would be more scenic. Only one hole on the Bay!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Bluewater Bay Resort Golf Club on 02/17/2017:

Hi Rodney, we are so glad to hear you found our course conditions to be good. We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy the view and wished it were more scenic. We are going to pass your feedback along to our team to see what we can do about the sightline of the holes that are close to the bay. We hope you can give us a second chance to wow you. Thank you for playing Bluewater Bay Resort Golf Club. We hope to see you on the course soon!

"Great staff!"


merle14's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff was very friendly and helpful. Course was fun to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Lake and Marsh courses"


u585100675's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lake course was not in very good condition the Marsh was much better. Staff was very accomdating.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Bluewater Bay Resort Golf Club on 02/09/2017:

Hi Joe, we are glad you enjoyed our staff and that they provided you with a good experience. Your feedback on the condition of the Lake Course has been passed along to our team. We will work to get it up to par with the Marsh Course. Ideally, we can have everything spruced up in time for your next round with us. Thanks for playing Bluewater Bay Resort Golf Club!


tjdemski's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2017
Previously played

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



tjdemski's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on


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


"Snowbird Escape"


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

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

Reviewed on

This was our first round since the fall golf season in Illinois. The course was enjoyable for first-time play--challenging but not too difficult. Unfortunately, we are staying on the ocean side of the Panhandle so were subjected to a $4 bridge toll each way to the course and back again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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


"Very pleased"


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played the Lake and the Bay combinations.

The Lake was user friendly. The Bay was far more challenging.

Would we play it again....You bet we would.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice layout and bay views"


KenRomine's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Reasonably good conditions for January. We played the Bay and the Marsh and both wound through established and atractive subdivisions and had views of the bay. How they got the fog to lift just be for our start time was beyond welcome. Nice experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"all in all a very nice trac to play"


jerrythivierge's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/12/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We only played the Marsh course and the Lake course,and considering that it is winter at this time of year, the course conditions were excellent> The staff were very friendly and helpful. We will definitely be going back at some point in our winter stay here to play again and hopefully experience the Bay course next time.


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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/09/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Disappointed"


uCWLO1682CW's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tee boxes had been moved all over

Set in patches of weeds!

Fairways poor shape, bare and bumpy.

Greens needed rolled and Had numerous bare spots.

Have played there for over 10 years and will not go back.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Bluewater Tee Times on 01/09/2017:

We regret to hear that the course conditions were not ideal for your round. We will be sure to notify our staff and fix things accordingly. Please come visit again soon!

"Nice course and friendly staff"


Mlee760's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was not that difficult. Since it was my first time it would have been nice to have played with someone with knowledge of some of the holes that had hazards in play. I think hole #17 or #18 tee box was horrible as it hadnt been cut. The staff was extremely friendly and the wings were excellent. I will be back.


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Bluewater Tee Times on 01/09/2017:

We regret to hear that the course conditions were not up to par for your round. We will be sure to notify our staff and fix things accordingly. We are happy to hear that the staff was friendly and food was up to par. We are glad to have a first timer on our course! Please come again soon.

"Great course deceptively challengin"


Charles9687293's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was a single playing course for the first time. I played the Marsh and Lake 9s for my round. The course was in good shape and the homes lining the fairways give the illusion of a Much tighter fairway; however, I hit driver on the par 4s and 5s. The greens we a little slower than I expected (from reading other reviews) so I left all my putts short the first 4 or 5 holes. But, greens rolled true.

Being a first timer and playing as a single from out of town, there's always a little apprehension. Not to worry, the staff were warm, welcoming, and friendly. With GolfNow deals, you will be hard pressed to find a better course for the money.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"BlueWaterBay"


uGFHX3180GF's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2016
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course and especially the greens were in good condition for the start of the winter golf season.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Stay away from the lake course"


Osterhoff777's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First off the staff was AWESOME!! I have played here several times and I try and get to play the Marsh and Bay course. The lake course is just VERY tight and not very well maintained at all! The fairways and greens are rough but it is still playable.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from Bluewater Bay Resort on 11/28/2016:

Thank you for your review! We are so happy to know you enjoyed your round. We have noted the areas in which we can improve and will work hard to do so. We hope to see you back again soon!

"Very enjoyable day!"


kh0630's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The weather was great in mid November. The staff was super friendly. We played the Lakes and the Marsh. The Marsh was scenic. Both nines were in good shape, but the Marsh was a little better. We will definitely go back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"day out"


u000004746897's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in excellent shape and a great value to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"none"


uOQIB5924OQ's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens on Lakes couse fair with fairways not to good. The Bay course had fairways were better but not good. Greens were much better.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Bluewater Bay Resort on 11/21/2016:

Thank you for your review! We are so happy to know you enjoyed your round. We have noted the areas in which we can improve and will work hard to do so. We hope to see you back again soon!

"Chuck & Jerry"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/06/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Recently played here and was all good afew of the greens looking bad and a couple of tee boxes very thin overall course in playable condition


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



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