Bluewater Bay Resort - Lake Course

3.6940000000 3.7 stars from 5 (232)
  • 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: 4.4 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 232 Reviews
5 stars:
45
4 stars:
110
3 stars:
51
2 stars:
13
1 stars:
13

recommend this course

194 out of 231 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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"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
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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


"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"


fredkratz'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!


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