Bluewater Bay Resort - Lake Course

3.6376823529 3.6 stars from 5 (269)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 36
  • Length: 3485 yards

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

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 269 Reviews
5 stars:
53
4 stars:
124
3 stars:
61
2 stars:
17
1 stars:
14

recommend this course

221 out of 268 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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"Tight Course"


u521489322's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was a challenging course but no so much you couldn’t score. This was my first round in Florida and I was a little disappointed in the fairways and greens. That said I’m used to plush carpet like zoysia fairways. Not sure what this grass was but it was spotty. Jermey at the clubhouse was great, he greeted us first thing, grabbed us a cart And loaded our bags. He informed us how to get around on the courses we played. Overall we had a wonderful experience here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great locatiol"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They should their signage by putting clear instructions on how to return to the club house....at the end of all 3 nines.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Worn out"


u000007862761's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Probably a nice course once. But cash starved now. Little grass on the tee boxes. Some nice holes but the pour condition of the course took the beauty away


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Bluewater Bay Resort on 10/30/2017:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Bluewater Bay Resort in the Pensacola area. We're sorry to hear that the course may not have been in the best conditions on the day you played, and we appreciate your feedback so that we can make future improvements. It looks like you had a smooth round and enjoyed the course layout, so we hope this improved your overall experience. Thank you for golfing with us, and we hope to see you again soon.

"Worthy"


dgwhite7's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Target golf course, fair and it offers spectacular vistas. Very friendly staff. Play was under three hours for 18 holes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Course for the average golfer"


MELON59's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I have been playing this course for many years. I have seen it go thru good times and bad times. But I think the staff that is overseeing the course has done a great job in keeping this course in as good a shape as possible considering the Florida weather. Blistering summer days and to much rain in the spring create a greenskeepers nightmare. But I have seen these courses, only by the hard work and dedication of the staff, recover in a very short time. I have played all the courses in this area at one time or another and I have to say, if your an above average golfer, a weekend warrior or just starting out your golfing experience, then you can't go wrong with BWB! The price is very reasonable, the Pro Shop staff, Restaurant/Bar staff are all very friendly and cater to your every need and I guarantee you will have a very, very enjoyable golf outing. Good Luck and Hit'em straight!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Slow Greens"


tbreidert's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoyed the course, but I had trouble with the pace of the greens. It seems that back home the greens are a little faster. In any case I love all three nines at Blue Water Bay.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000001321658's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A true GEM on around the Emerald Coast! As always"


u000007517513's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

this course is never a let down! Great staff! Great condition! Always challenging! Keep up the great work and I will always return for more when I am visiting the area. My only problem is that you closed the Magnolia 9....but I understand why.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



rdavi12474's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Bluewater Bay Resort on 09/14/2017:

Hello Richard, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Bluewater Bay Resort, and for the 3-stars. We are sorry to hear that you did not have a relaxing round with us. Our goal is for all of our customers to have an enjoyable round and your feedback is appreciated so that improvements can be made. It looks like your round was a great value for you and that you had a friendly experience with our staff, so we are glad to see that. Thank you for choosing our golf course, in the Pensacola area, and we hope to see you again soon.

"Good course for average golfer looking for nice course at reasonable price"


u000007842255's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in decent shape. Greens were okay but had just been aerated which we were informed of before booking tee time. Still it was in good shape for our caliber of play as being at the beginnner to average golfer level. Nice and relaxing day and really enjoyed the day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Bluewater Bay Resort on 09/18/2017:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Bluewater Bay Resort, and for the 3-stars. We are sorry to hear that the greens may not have been in the best shape when you played, but we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your round. It also looks like you had a friendly experience with our staff and had a smooth round, so we appreciate your feedback. Thank you for choosing our course, in the Pensacola area, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Course"


u028607552's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course narrow and challenging great layout only negative it was in recovery stage but still a fun course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"challenging course"


dgwhite7's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I wrote an unfavorable review recently about this course, but have to say that within a week the course has made a turnaround for the better. Kudos to the greenskeeper....


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



cajunstylefl's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Blue water Bay"


pharger's avatar
Skill:  Advanced

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Booked online for an excellent price. Well worth the money. Good condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Worst golfing experience in 20+ years"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was by far the worst experience on a golf course I've ever had.

The condition of the course was a complete joke. Greens were not puttable so we just picked up and moved to the next hole.

My friend from out of town was forced to buy a $60 collared shirt. He jad no problem doing so but we were shocked when we saw dozens of people fishing/walking/biking on the course in jeans and tank tops. There were literally people riding their bikes down the fairways.

Two holes had people that live on the course out on the greens chipping and putting while we were waiting on the tee box.

Sprinklers were on in the middle of the fairway and tee boxes that made it unplayable so we had to skip 5 of the last 6 holes. We asked the kid who we turned the cart over to and he said he's not the grounds keeper so he's not sure what to tell us.

Will never play here again.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Bluewater Bay Resort on 08/28/2017:

Hello Kris, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Bluewater Bay Resort, in the Pensacola area. We are sorry to hear that you had a bad experience. If you would like, we can set you up with our General Manager who would be more than happy to discuss this matter in more detail. Please reach out via email at golf@bwbresort.com. Thank you for playing with us, and we hope to earn your business again soon.

"nice layout"


dgwhite7's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I like this course and have played it many times. However, at this time the course looks burnt. With few exceptions, the greens have suffered from the heat and sun. The cups were past due to recut. The fairways were sparse of grass.

The starter was very cordial, informative and professional. I will go back but likely will wait for cooler weather....


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Bluewater Bay Resort on 08/17/2017:

Hello D.G, thank you for the three-star review. We appreciate your feedback on the course conditions. But, we are glad to see that you had an excellent experience with our staff. Thank you for playing at the Bluewater Bay Resort in the Pensacola area, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Bad"


u7959397's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Course was in bad shape, greens were cut with lines and diseased . Fairways were wet or under water. Worst shape course I've ever played


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from Bluewater Bay Resort on 08/09/2017:

Brett, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Bluewater Bay Resort. We're sorry that we missed the mark with your experience. We are facing a rough transition period, so our conditions are not ideal. We are happy to see that you enjoyed our staff and the pace of play, however. We hope that you'll give us a chance to earn your business again in the future.

"Has potential"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in really rough shape. Weeds everywhere and grass overgrown. Greens were very brown.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Bluewater Bay Resort on 08/10/2017:

Hi Scott, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Bluewater Bay Resort. We appreciate the 3 star review and are glad to see that you enjoyed the layout, pace of play, and staff. Our conditions are not ideal right now, as we are going through a difficult transition period. We hope that you will give us another shot in the future in the Pensacola area!


bellury's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course. Very friendly staff. a couple of the greens needed work but only a couple on the Lake course. All the other ones were very good.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



gtdee001's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Bluewater Bay Resort on 08/04/2017:

Hi Tyler, thank you for taking the time to rate our course, Bluewater Bay Resort. We are glad to see that you enjoyed our staff and conditions. We hope to see you again soon in the Pensacola area!


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