Aerial view of fairway #5 at Burnt Pine at Sandestin Resort
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4.9
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.7
97.2%
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24 out of 25 reviews
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4.8
13 Reviews (13)
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4.8
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
92.3%
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12 out of 13 reviews
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4.9
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.5
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4.8
94.4%
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private/Resort
Par 72
Length 7001 yards
Slope 144
Rating 74.7

Burnt Pine Golf Club is the most revered of Sandestin Resort's four golf course offerings. Rees Jones designed the course and it is a perfect example of why he is such a respected course architect. The front nine wanders through the Emerald Coast's lush pine forests and wetlands while the back nine runs alongside the Choctawhatchee Bay, offering unique and stunning views on each. Rolling fairways and strategically placed bunkers characterize the challenging layout. Water is also a prominent feature, coming into play on 14 holes. The greens are medium in size but they are fast and undulating. Doing well on this golf course requires thoughtful strategy with each hole calling for a different approach. Burnt Pine consistently ranks as one of the best golf courses in Florida.

Course Details

Year Built 1994
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Tifdwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Rees Jones (1994) Greg Muirhead (1994)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Sandestin Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code No Denim, Collared Shirt and Bermuda Shorts Required

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities, Spa

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Florida (2019 #5)

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4.9
25 Reviews (25)
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Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Very Beautiful Course

I have been down to San Destin around Feburary-March every year for the past 5 years. It is always a pleasure to get out on these courses around the Baytowne Warf. Burnt Pine is BY FAR my favorite. The course layout is great. There are many holes that make this course challenging, but the work that the crews put into this course show. It stays beautiful year around. If you get the chance to play here, do not pass it up!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Great course

This is a great course, fairways, bunkers and greens were all in great shape, even with excessive rain prier to our arrival.
The bunkers were well maintained with plenty of sand to work with. The greens were consistently fast and true, just the way I like them. There is plenty of landing area for well placed shots on this challenging course. I highly recommend a must play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Wow what an opening tee shot!

I have competed in 160 tournaments across this great and beautiful land of ours, and that opening tee shot with a drawing 18 mph wind is as tough as I have encountered.

The rest of this course is very difficult, kind of caught me out a little as I expected the typical Florida challenges, but this design is as good as I have seen on those really tough courses......LOVED IT!

In our tournament, our flight is to be shooting between 88-92. Out of 25 players the best score on the day was *****97**** the average score was 104 there were only 4 players that broke 100.....

Really enjoyed this unexpected challenge, hope we go back would love to get another shot at it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Tough but not Fair

I played the Burnt Pines on a second day of two day tournament and found it to be a very difficult course. The greens were in good condition and fast but bunkers and fairways did not measure up. There is water everywhere and many fairways and greens had false edges which ended up in water. I found this to be an excessive feature of this course and an unfair one, specially if you did not play this course before and have no caddy. To top it all, the staff at this course would not let us use the locker room facilities to take a shower and I had to get on a plain not smelling too nice. This left a bad taste in my mouth as well.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best in Sandestin

Beautiful layout among the pines. Great mix of challenging holes. Prevailing breezes require your attention.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 136
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played

Great layout

It is always a pleasure to play this track when the opportunity presents itself. Always in immaculate condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Challenging Track - great golf fun

Really enjoyed the challenge of a stroke-play tournament on this magnificent track. Course conditions were great, staff was friendly and helpful. Wind was tricky, but fair for everyone.

Will be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

AmTour major

Golf course was in super shape for early season. Greens was in good shape also. Pace of play was very good. Head pro was excellent. The staff on and off course around the resort was all very nice. I would recommend this course to anyone who comes DESTIN/ FT.WALTON BEACH AREA. The food locations : wonderful. Love the area

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Course Conditions

I played this course in early March. The weather started as cold and windy but eventually got warmer as we played. The fairways and greens were in perfect condition. That being said, I believe this course is deceptively more challenging than most. Scoring requires precise approach shots and deft putting.
It’s a wonderful experience!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Challenging, but incredibly fun

Played in the Emerald Coast Golf AM Tour Event here.

First time playing the course and it was incredible. Greens rolled completely true with great speed. Fairways (when I was in them ha!) were gorgeous and really gave a lot of confidence.

Can't wait to play again

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Excellent course

I had the pleasure of playing Burnt pine during the Am Tour tournament. I was very happy with the couse as it was in great condition and was a formidable challenge

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Hard and Challenging Course

Course was in excellent shape! Greens are very undulating and in great condition. Seems like every hole has some type of hazard condition whether its water (which appears to be present almost on every hole) or sand traps, out of bounds or marsh hazards. Would recommend this course to someone that wants to be challenged.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played

Great course for all skill levels

Whenever you get to sandestin you need to play this course. It’s always in great condition and the staff is friendly and helpful. The course presents a challenge with its many sand traps and undulating greens. It’s good for all skill levels with five different tee boxes on each hole.
It’s usually not very crowded and the members (and most guests) usually play at a good pace.
I try to play here at least once every time I’m at Sandestin.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Amazing

My wife and I played this course at 7am. They let non-members play before 8am and after 1pm. Course was in immaculate condition...greens had just been rolled as the club championship was starting later that day. I've played golf all my life (31 yrs old) and this was one of the most beautiful I've played. If you are vacationing down here, like we were, this is a must play. It was $175 per person so not cheap but worth every penny. Thanks, Burnt Pine, for a great outing!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

The best of Florida panhandle

The course was in such perfect condition as if a pro tourney was about to play there. The course has so many amazing views and you feel totally secluded, but this course is about golfing perfection. The greens were rolled and cut to perfection and so true and fair, but not easy by any means. Every bunker was manicured to perfection and reasonable to play out of. There is plenty of tee boxes to choose from. We played the member tee boxes and that was plenty long enough, but had a lot more distance available for long hitters. The staff was incredible and made us feel like we were members.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Used cart

Beautiful course!!

We loved it!! very fair but challenging Fantastic greens...

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great track!

Burnt Pine is a must play if you are in the Sandestin area. The conditions were amazing, nice layout, and great pace of play! I played it as part of a Golf Advisor getaway trip organized by Mike Lowe. Great trip, met lots of great people and Mike was great!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 53
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Channel
First Time Playing

It feels like a special round

From the moment you drive up to the private-access Burnt Pine Golf Club you know you are in for something special. The quality of the service and the pre-round amenities signal the round should be a fun one and the course doesn’t disappoint.

The could is an enjoyable layout with ample room the hit driver on most holes. The tees and fairways were in great shape but the greens are where the attention to detail really shined. The course had hosted an event the day prior and the greens were double cut and rolled and the were so pure. The course winds through a residential development and ultimately our to the bay with spectacular views in the middle of the back 9.

I really enjoyed this round and if you’re ever in the Sandestin area, don’t pass this up (just know that access to Burnt Pine is reserved for members and guests of the resort). The resort and its amenities are awesome, so it’s a no-brainer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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