Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club

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4.6
260
5 Stars
179
4 Stars
64
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.6
94.0%
Recommend this course
245 out of 260 reviews
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Average Rating
4.6
44
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
93.2%
Recommend this course
41 out of 44 reviews
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Average Rating
4.6
94
5 Stars
60
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
93.6%
Recommend this course
88 out of 94 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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6798 yards 73.2 138
White 72 6404 yards 71.4 134
White/Gold 72 6215 yards 70.6 129
Gold 72 5823 yards 69.5 121
Gold (W) 72 5823 yards 74.5 128
Gold/Green 72 5398 yards 66.9 118
Gold/Green (W) 72 5398 yards 72.2 122
Green 72 5014 yards 65.1 115
Green (W) 72 5014 yards 70.0 118
Scorecard for Regatta Bay
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 73.2/138 515 408 170 412 567 396 457 195 357 3477 403 379 483 166 342 201 430 392 525 3321 6798
White M: 71.4/134 494 389 158 390 545 371 420 171 336 3274 381 360 451 150 321 173 410 382 502 3130 6404
White/Gold M: 70.6/129 494 389 143 390 517 371 396 171 315 3186 359 360 451 150 321 173 356 382 477 3029 6215
Gold M: 69.5/121 W: 74.5/128 473 367 126 373 498 344 369 152 289 2991 336 338 430 141 296 149 330 358 454 2832 5823
Gold/Green M: 66.9/118 W: 72.2/122 473 332 126 293 453 344 332 152 289 2794 284 266 430 141 296 149 286 298 454 2604 5398
Green M: 65.1/115 W: 70.0/118 393 332 112 293 453 308 332 142 235 2600 284 266 369 111 261 139 286 298 400 2414 5014
Handicap 9 3 17 1 7 15 5 13 11 2 6 12 18 16 14 8 4 10
Par 5 4 3 4 5 4 4 3 4 36 4 4 5 3 4 3 4 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 9 3 17 7 1 15 5 13 11 2 18 14 12 16 6 8 10 4

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

4.6
260

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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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful layout

This was my first time at the property. You enter the property via a closed gate and the security officer was friendly and helpful. Upon approaching the clubhouse I was impressed with the cleanliness of the practice area and parking lot. My greeting in the pro shop was professional and friendly. I booked my tee time via Golfnow, which I know can be looked down on at some golf clubs but not here, I was treated like a club member. The range is large and complimentary balls are in abundance. A large chipping and putting green are adjacent to the range where Bill the starter was extremely helpful and friendly as well as getting us started on time. I was paired up with another single and a pair to make our foursome. The pace of play was 1:50 for the first nine and about 2 hours for the back nine. I understand that the grass is dormant this time of year so it was not as lush and green as I'm used to so the beauty aspect was not visually appealing. Once on the green I was surprised at how well and true the ball rolled as they did not look as good as you would expect. The fairways were in very good shape for the winter and the rough was short. They have numerous tee boxes for your level of play. There is enough water and bunkers to make it fun. The carts appear to be fairly new with modern and accurate GPS. Overall my experience was a very good one and will definitely be back. I can only imagine how beautiful this course is in the summer. I have played other courses in Destin, not to be critical of the others but this is a very superior course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Regatta Bay

Excellent course. Challenging and fair for all levels. The staff was very friendly and informative. The cart staff drove the cart right up to my car and loaded my bag and came with me to the parking lot after the round to drop my bag off. The range was first class with brand new balls and in great condition. The course was in excellent shape. The greens were under some new seeding in some areas but were still quick and true. Overall a great course.

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

Good value using Golfnow

Course was in pretty good shape. Greens were slower than expected. Got a good deal on GolfNow but not worth the full price they were asking compared to other courses in the area. We played early so pace of play wasn’t an issue. Apples in the barrel at the turn were a nice touch. Overall good course and would recommend it.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fine Course/Poor Green Conditions

Regatta Bay is an excellent facility. The Practice area is excellent. Course design is superb. The tee blocks provide a good challenge for every level of golfer.

Unfortunately, the greens are very poor. It is evident that repairs have been implemented with limited success. It appears that several greens will have to be reconstructed.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-02-11T21:41:23.000+00:00

We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens in rough shape

Staff very friendly. Had an early morning discounted rate so the value was good. Would have been more disappointed if I would have paid full price. Greens were in poor condition. Staff told us after round they were talking about redoing all of the greens

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-02-11T21:45:30.000+00:00

Thanks for taking the time to review our course. We apologize for the experience. We hope that you return to Regatta in the future to give us another try.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Winter?

Great course, great weather, fair but tough course, greens roll great. I gotta join this place.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Loved layout but course in bad shape

I found everything about the club and course beautiful and staff was great. The part that was extremely disappointing was the course itself. The fairways were very thin, rough was so short shot would hold in them and the greens were the worse I have played since being down in the area. They were bumpy, patchy with what looked to be a fungus and all round just in bad shape. The bunkers appeared to be in great shape. Maybe give it a try next year. Thank goodness we got somewhat good price through GolfNow.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-02-05T15:30:33.000+00:00

Hello, we're glad you enjoyed our beautiful course layout and friendly staff. Thank you for playing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club!

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

Destin Golf

The course has a very nice layout. It’s very playable and yet challenging. Overall the course is in very good shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-02-01T16:41:53.000+00:00

Hi Ron, we're glad you enjoyed our nice course layout and good course conditions. Thank you for playing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club! #RegattaBay

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
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 2019-02-04T16:53:08.000+00:00

Hello, thank you for the outstanding 5-star review! #RegattaBay

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
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 2019-02-04T16:53:37.000+00:00

Hello, thank you for the excellent 5-star rating! We hope to see you at #RegattaBay again soon!

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

Great course, fairways were good and dry, greens were spotty.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented On 2019-01-30T15:06:21.000+00:00

Hello, we're glad you enjoyed our great course layout. Thank you for the excellent 5-star review!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens having issues

Really enjoyed the round. Staff was friendly.. practice area is better than average. There are a few postcard holes and a decent layout. Course condition was fair for being in mid winter. There was something going on with the greens that was causing them to thin out. I will play this again if I catch it at the right price point.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-01-24T20:20:26.000+00:00

Hello, we're glad you enjoyed our friendly staff and nice course layout. Thank you for playing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club, we hope to see you again soon! #RegattaBay

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course and staff

Great golf course. I have played golf here before when conditions were better. I’m not sure why greens were spotty in places but I have no doubt they will be great again soon. The management team and staff are second to none.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-01-22T19:18:51.000+00:00

Hello, we're glad you enjoyed our friendly staff and our great course layout. Thank you for playing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Holiday Round

1st time playing this course, layout very good, scenic, well groomed. Putting surface sparse on some holes, likely due to all the rain received early in the month. I was the first one off at 7:15am therefore pace was not an issue. I would say a must play in the area. My only beef is the golfnow tee times are very early ie 7:20 and 7:30am....please open it up a bit!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-01-22T19:21:02.000+00:00

Hello, we're glad you enjoyed our nice course layout. Thank you for playing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club, we hope to see you again soon!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
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 2019-01-22T19:29:41.000+00:00

Hello, thank you for the fantastic 5-star review! #RegattaBay

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

Cool, but a great round!

A rather cool day in the middle of January, but the round was very enjoyable. Enjoyed the course and the layout of the course. The starter on that day was a very enjoyable guy—very friendly! Would play the course again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-01-16T15:06:37.000+00:00

Hello, we're glad you enjoyed our nice course layout and friendly staff. Thank you for playing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club, we hope to see you again soon! #RegattaBay

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course was in great condition. Played alone and never saw the group in front of me with 7:30 a.m. tee time. It is a must play for any visitors in area, just try to find a hot deal tee time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-01-09T14:34:31.000+00:00

Hello, we're glad you enjoyed our great course conditions. Thank you for rating us a must-play, we hope to see you at #RegattaBay again soon!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great golf carts!

Would play again and recommend to a friend. People were friendly and helpful! Expensive!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-01-09T14:32:32.000+00:00

Hello, we're glad you enjoyed our friendly staff. Thank you for playing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club, we hope to see you again soon! #RegattaBay

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