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4.3
574 Reviews (574)
5 Stars
357
4 Stars
136
3 Stars
52
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
13
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
86.1%
Recommend this course
511 out of 574 reviews
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4.5
127 Reviews (127)
5 Stars
86
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
94.5%
Recommend this course
120 out of 127 reviews
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4.5
231 Reviews (231)
5 Stars
157
4 Stars
51
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
93.1%
Recommend this course
215 out of 231 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
574 Reviews (574)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 10
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 10
Water Hazards 10
Undulating Greens 7
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 7
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 8
Near Local Attractions 8

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course

Enjoyed our visit and overall experience. Our only concern was the greens were cut but not rolled. This provided a challenge to putting. We will be playing Regatta again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course, but greens aren’t ready yet.

Love this course and the layout is fantastic, but the greens are having a hard time recovering from their most recent aeration. Can’t wait to go back when they are rolling like I know they can.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/29/2020

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 Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course

Course plays longer than on the card. Greens are rough just recently sanded. Fairways are in great shape

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/28/2020

Hello, u432696579. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future. Thanks for choosing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Great course was under a little construction but it did not affect play. Everything was great except the rental clubs. We did not pay for the premium clubs but paid for clubs that shafts were rusty. For such a great course the rental clubs were disappointing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/28/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u306606054! 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 month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course. Narrow fairways made it tough and the greens were hard to read.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 09/28/2020

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 month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/23/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! 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
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/25/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314160824999! 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 Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course and members

Great day of golf at a very nice course. I was scheduled to play by myself and a very kind member invited me to join him. The course was recovering from the tropical storm that came through last week, but overall conditions were better than I expected. Pace of play was excellent - finished in less than 3:30. Will definitely play here again on my next visit.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/23/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, tgettys! 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
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Golf Outing

Everything was great ; the only complaint I would have is they don’t have enough cart girls .

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 09/21/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, a77qoo62mzH3Q74HBqcf! 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
3.0
Previously Played

Poor Greens

Paid $139.00 to play this course with greens in very rough condition. Will not rerun any time soon.
Jeff H

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/16/2020

Hello, u302788558. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Challenging course.

Had played a couple years ago but forgotten most holes. Course has lots of bunkers, a little water, and quite a few forced carries to make this one of the tougher courses I played while in Destin. Next time I'll know how I'll play a few holes differently.- maybe even move up one set of tees! ;)

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/16/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Flickster! 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 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not as good as years past.

Back nine fairways were thin and not what I had experienced here before. Front nine fairways were better but not in the condition I would expect for early September. The greens had been punched a couple of weeks ago and were bumpy and sandy. Again, not what I have experienced there previously.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/11/2020

Hello, u000007659729. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Greens

For $136.00 the staff should have told us that the greens were sanded. Or should have gave a discount rate.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/11/2020

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 A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good Course, Bad Greens

I guess I just had bad timing. The greens were punched over a month ago, but still were no where near recovered. Had dead spots and sand all over the greens. Fairways were thin, but ok. The course had a good layout and nice staff, but terrible greens. If this course was in better shape I’d recommend it, but not in the shape it’s in now.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 09/11/2020

Hi u314160753163. 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.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/11/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, jaredbdot724! 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
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good layout

This course had a good layout for all type of golfers. Fairways and greens seemed a little dried out. Staff and driving range area was nice.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/11/2020

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 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Somewhat Disappointed

I have been playing Regatta Bay for years and was my favorite to play when visiting the area. However I understand green imperfection due to airyfication but the course was not at all manicured as it used to be. The couse looked like it was not being mowed and trimmed as it used to be. I was disappointed to say the least. Kelly Plantation punched the greens in the same time frame and they were perfect. There were people working everywhere at Kelly and there was noone working at Regatta. For the huge price we payed for the condition I will play Kelly twice next time and forget Regatta. Please make it what it used to be!

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/16/2020

Hello, u016955045. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/11/2020

Hello, volfandan. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind. Thank you for playing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

the course has a unique and challengeable.

it is a beautiful course and I wish to have another chance to come back to this course to play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/11/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, goldkey007! 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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