Bluewater Bay Resort - Lake Course

3.6917000000 3.7 stars from 5 (240)
  • 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

Average Rating 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 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 240 Reviews
5 stars:
47
4 stars:
112
3 stars:
54
2 stars:
14
1 stars:
13

recommend this course

200 out of 239 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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Reviews


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Type of Golfer
Gender

Hutp1103's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

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



dlkoch12's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Bluewater Bay Resort on 05/19/2017:

Hello David, thank you for taking the time to write a review about our course, we appreciate your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed our course layout. Thank you for your business and we hope to see you again soon.

"Greens were unplayable."


JeffWalz123's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

They must have just aerated and top dressed the greens. They were totally unplayable. I wish they would have let us know that before we booked the round. We ended up just playing to the green and then picking up. Waste of money when they are in this condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Bluewater Bay Resort on 05/08/2017:

Hi, Jeff. We're very sorry to hear about your unpleasant experience due to the condition of the greens. We hope to have a quick turn around time of the aeration process and look forward to seeing you on the course again soon!

"Nice local course"


David9699595's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was OK & would probably play again. Fairways were in above average condition but greens were pretty bad with lots of bare sand. Tee boxes were markers that looked like they were in the fairway. I thought it was a little expensive for the condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Bluewater Bay Resort on 05/02/2017:

Thanks for the review, David! We appreciate your honest feedback and we're sorry to hear that you didn't feel the value was fair. It's encouraging to see a 5-star rating for 3 out of 6 categories and we do hope we'll be seeing you on the course again soon!

"Laurier"


rossborden's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Conditions not as good this time of year. Nice layout.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

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 04/20/2017:

Hi, thank you for the review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the layout of the course. We do however regret to hear that the course conditions were not up to par. This is not the standard we are trying to set for our golfers and will pass this note along to help make improvements. Thank you for playing the course and we hope to see you again soon.

"BlueWater Bay Golf Course"


u000007765994's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

BlueWater Bay is a great course to play in the Niceville area. The staff are absolutely outstanding, and the course is very challenging and scenic. The greens and fairways are not always perfect, but it is very playable and fun course. I recommend it friends who are visiting.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice vacation course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had 2 experienced players and two beginners, so a top notch course wouldn't make much sense. Bluewater Bay was a nice compromise. Very good condition, tricky layout for first time players. A couple nice bay views along the way. Easy to get to from Destin.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Tees"


u4980342's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tees needed a lot of work.

Not level and not much grass.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



hzs0fr's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather 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

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The coursr"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape and the staff was excellent. We had some difficulty with pace but other than that it was a fabulous round


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"3 - 9 hole winner"


Mark8065295's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love ❤️ this golf facility it has 3 - 9 hole strips and they are all challenging. Mature trees everywhere.

I'll be back.


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 Bluewater Bay Resort on 03/06/2017:

Hey Mark, thank you for the feedback and four star rating! We are please to hear you would recommend our course and appreciate all of you feedback! Thank you for playing a round at Bluewater Bay Resort and we look forward to having you back soon!

"OK course"


tmaxtn1958's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Almost empty course so pace of play was great. Greens were not great but the price of course is fair for the quality of course. Where I live I have to pay the 8 dollar bridge toll so that adds to my price. Signage could be better since the lay out of course can be confusing when to go to back 9.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Bluewater Bay Resort on 03/02/2017:

Good morning Terry, we are glad you found our pace of play to be excellent for your round. We pride ourselves on providing a seamless experience on the course to allow our golfers to focus on their round and leave the rest up to us. We arr sorry to hear you did not think the course conditions were fair. We are going to pass along your feedback to our team to make the necessary improvements before your next round. Thank you for playing at Bluewater Bay Resort. We hope to see you again soon!

"Recommended"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful day, staff warm, friendly, and appreciative of your business. Layout is interesting and challenging. I recommend this course and look forward to playing it again.


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


"Convenient"


Michael4800900's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This course is close to my home, and therefore is the most convenient place for me to play. The waterfront scenery along some holes is inspiring.

Staff are friendly and professional.

Course conditions tend to vary according to recent weather, and some parts of the course, such as cart paths, need repair or upgrading, but the staff is aware of this and working on it.

Fairways are rather narrow - a bad tee shot will put your ball in someone's backyard.

Bluewater Bay offers a better value for price than many more expensive courses across the Mid-Bay Bridge.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Bluewater Bay Resort on 03/06/2017:

Hey Michael, thank you for the four star rating and feedback! Your insights are spot on! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your round and apologize for the course conditions as they are being worked on moving forward. We appreciate your time and business and look forward to having you back again soon. Thank you for visiting Bluewater Bay Resort!

"trying hard"


uUXHI7998UX's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

under new management, trying hard. Big improvement in the traps. Fairways are in very bad shape and likely need a retrofit. All staff were friendly and knowledgeable


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 don't recommend this course


Response from Bluewater Bay Resort Golf Club on 02/27/2017:

Thank you for the feedback and three star review. We are glad you enjoyed the staff friendliness and we will look into the course conditions mentioned. We hope to see you back again soon here at Bluewater Bay Resort Golf Club!

"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



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