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4.2
362 Reviews (362)
5 Stars
216
4 Stars
86
3 Stars
39
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
81.6%
Recommend this course
313 out of 362 reviews
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4.0
62 Reviews (62)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
79.0%
Recommend this course
49 out of 62 reviews
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3.9
131 Reviews (131)
5 Stars
53
4 Stars
33
3 Stars
27
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.4
Value
3.8
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
71.8%
Recommend this course
94 out of 131 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6798 yards
Slope 138
Rating 73.2

Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club sits amongst the nature preserves that reside along Choctawhatchee Bay, enjoying scenic views and a beautiful landscape. Robert C. Walker, Arnold Palmer's former lead architect, designed the course. Water comes into play throughout in the form of sparkling blue lakes and meandering streams. The most memorable use of water comes is on the challenging 16th hole. This tricky par 4 has water to the left as well as a marsh area crossing the fairway. Being so close to the water, the golf course is often subject to strong prevailing winds. Despite its many challenges, Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club is a fair challenge that players of all skill levels can enjoy, which is perhaps why it has been called one of North America's top courses by Golf Digest.

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Course Details

Year Built 1996
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Tifdwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Walker (1996)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

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Reviews

4.2
362 Reviews (362)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 9
Water Hazards 9
Undulating Greens 7
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 6
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 7
Near Local Attractions 7

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5.0
Previously Played

Great golf course

Great course with challenging holes. Fairways and greens were in great condition. The greens rolled consistently. I would definitely recommend this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Plays A few times a week
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3.0
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Previously Played

Regatta Bay

The course enhancements and turf sod bunkers are great. The added distance from the tips was also an added bonus because this course was historically short. What I didn’t like was the fairways were thin, greens were hard as a rock, green speeds were inconsistent,, we had to play hole 7 as a par 3 and after the round a buddy and I went to the range to hit balls and were greeted by a staff member and told that the range was “for pre round only and we would need to purchase a range pass”.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good Course, nice greens

Overall very nice course. No. 7 playing as par 3 while updating tee boxes and lateral water hazard, but the remaining course is well manicured.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love the forward tees

They have forward tees for seniors that are about 4,100 yards and they are great! I don’t hit it as far anymore, so it wonderful to still get a few pars. Staff was great . Good place to play. Always lose a few balls...

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 11/13/2019

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great layout

Very polite & knowledgeable staff. Greens were perfect.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/13/2019

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

great golf

great layout great greens nice staff well worth sthe cost

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/13/2019

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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/11/2019

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
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5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent Course

For my first time playing this course and not knowing what to expect it exceeded all possible expectations.

I found it on a few sites as the #1 or #2 course to play in the Destin, FL area. The course was in great condition, all the staff were both knowledgeable and friendly. Offering suggestions for first-timers. The greens rolled perfectly and the "off-season" weather did not disappoint. In fact, playing as a twosome, both foursomes we caught up to allowed us graciously to play through.

It is definitely on my list to play again and advise anyone in the area to do the same.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/18/2019

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2.0
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Wet weather
Used cart

Pay for 18 holes???

Guys hole #7 was totally under construction - yet no mention on golf now website that hole #7 was unplayable and is a converted par 4 to 3. Golf now does not mention one word and regatta bay does not believe in being transparent with reality of their golf course - both businesses should be ashamed as they are misleading the consumer

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 11/04/2019

Hi u2478206. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club. We hope to see you again in the future.

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Very nice course.

Great shape and getting better. Lots of work done on this course, some sod lines still visible but not a problem. Looking great and will get better all the time. Work being done on hole 7 so it was cut to a par 3 but still have 18 holes of play. Looking forward to playing again to see all the hard work filling in so you can’t tell it is freshly redone. Only 4 stars for now but definitely a 5 star operation.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 10/28/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Except for the rain.

We had a great round, only harmed by a 10 minute deluge as we approached our second shots on 15. Great layout should be better when 7 gets finished!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/17/2019

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5.0
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Previously Played

Local

Excellent golf course. Conditions were great. Greens rolled true. Still same maintenance being done. One of the areas top courses. Will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/14/2019

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5.0
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First Time Playing

Great course from tee to green

Renovations are still ongoing but almost finished. Hole 7 was not open yet but course was spectacular other than that! Staff was friendly and welcoming.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/14/2019

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Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Have played many times before
Loved the new greens and bunkers
Pace of play was not monitored as well as expected-never saw a ranger

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 10/09/2019

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5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/02/2019

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Excellent course. In great shape. They were still working on #7 when we played and that was the only mark against them. Would recommend playing whenever you have the chance.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/01/2019

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5.0
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First Time Playing

Great golf course!

Very enjoyable and appealing course to play. The pro shop, restaurant and driving range are very convenient and met expectations well! The course was in excellent shape and the layout made for a enjoyable but challenging round! Regatta Bay will be a “must play” on my next visit to Destin FL!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/30/2019

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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course. New greens

Enjoyed playing this course for $58.00 plus tax. Opened play on the new greens earlier in the week. Overall, the course was in much better shape that expected because of the hot summer and lack of rain. Will play again next year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/01/2019

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/30/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Well manicured and maintained course. Greens putted remarkably consistent. Excellent facilities and staff. Looking forward to playing this course again. Thanks Golf Now for offering this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/30/2019

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