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4.3
491 Reviews (491)
5 Stars
310
4 Stars
112
3 Stars
45
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
10
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.5
86.2%
Recommend this course
435 out of 491 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.6
113 Reviews (113)
5 Stars
82
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
94.7%
Recommend this course
107 out of 113 reviews
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4.4
183 Reviews (183)
5 Stars
122
4 Stars
36
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
89.6%
Recommend this course
164 out of 183 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

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant, Beverage Carts

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Florida (2018 #22)

Reviews

4.3
491 Reviews (491)

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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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Challenging and Fun Course

Very enjoyable day while on vacation for the week.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/30/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, la68p! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

First visit

It was our first visit and we enjoyed the entire experience! It's a tough course but well maintained.. staff was helpful in all areas.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 06/30/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, DpuDXd9XXWNM77gT3WQX! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club!

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Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome

This was a fabulous golf course you will enjoy tans want to play again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/30/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u8044471! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 06/30/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, nickfury! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Would definitely play it again.

Fun layout with a nice mix of short & long holes. Course conditions were fantastic with all 18 greens keeping a consistent speed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/30/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, doubledozen! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club!

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day

Enjoyed day at Regatta Bay. Course in great condition. Staff very helpful and friendly

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/24/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u8694240! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The course is beautiful and very challenging. The sand traps and water on the course are a challenge for any skill level.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/22/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314160154220! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club!

Played On
Reviews 44
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Nice Saturday round

Played thru 2 groups, got the lead, finished in 2 hours. Course is in outstanding condition.
Will be back soon

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/15/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u000005028639! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club!

Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

5 STARS ALL AROUND

Location, staff, clubhouse, restaurant, course including practice areas, cart paths, restrooms, layout, condition, views, scenery, tee boxes, fairways and greens all first class. This course undoubtedly is one of the best in the Destin area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/15/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u000005360292! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very friendly staff. Course was in good shape. Some construction nearby but did not affect course play. Pace of play was good.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/10/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u000004286262! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

EXCELLENT!

GREAT COURSE- GREAT GREENS!
LOVED THE RANGE AND PRACTICE FACILITY

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/15/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u000005625201! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Memorial Day Weekend

Had the opportunity to play this course over Memorial Day Weekend. If you play a morning round and don't have the Avocado Toast you're simply missing out. Staff was very professional from the bag drop through the starter. Location was ideal and the surrounding properties were gorgeous. Course layout was great. Challenging par 3's, open from the tee, reachable par 5's. The tips were in rough shape often across the golf course (only complaint), the fairways were ideal, the bunkering throughout the course was tour quality and the greens were true but slow. It is worth calling ahead to play number 8 with the back left pin placement, a view that someone would paint.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/08/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u000004243663! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/02/2020

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.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wade

Very beautiful and challenging course. Will definitely play it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/15/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u403611575! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Golf

We played Regatta Bay for the first time ever today My wife and I travel to Sandestin at least twice a year from Pensacola and we have always said we needed to play this course. We were pleasantly surprised. The course was in great shape and everyone was very friendly. Great practice facility. And all the amenities were great. If you are staying anywhere in Northwest Florida I reccomend playing Regatta Bay.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/28/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, by3k0Lrl1scBMaGLZrEE! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great experience

We got a Golf Now hot deal for $59 at 11:51 am. The improvements to the course were well done. The greens are still pretty firm so it was hard to keep the ball on the green, but I expected that. The starter let my son and I off as a twosome and we had two foursomes let us play through for a 3 hour 10 minute round. It was fabulous! I will play it again when I return !

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/26/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u735213735! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club!

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great time

Course was in great shape except construction changed one hole. Newer greens were fast but true. Nice experience

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/26/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Teeeshot1! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club!

Played On
Reviews 44
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Nice Tuesday round

2.5 hours, first one off. Course is in superb condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/26/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u000005028639! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club!

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