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4.2
351 Reviews (351)
5 Stars
208
4 Stars
85
3 Stars
38
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
8
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
81.0%
Recommend this course
303 out of 351 reviews
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3.7
65 Reviews (65)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.4
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
72.3%
Recommend this course
47 out of 65 reviews
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3.9
125 Reviews (125)
5 Stars
50
4 Stars
32
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.8
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
71.2%
Recommend this course
89 out of 125 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
351 Reviews (351)

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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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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5.0
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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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5.0
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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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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/30/2019

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5.0
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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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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

Verg good course.

Just opened with their new greens. They are a little slow but give them 2 or 3 weeks and they will have them faster.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/25/2019

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5.0
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Previously Played

New greens

Overall course in great shape. New Greens top sanded but putted well. Great staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/25/2019

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

Still under construction

Course was nice but some holes still under construction. The gps kept giving me bad yardages for the temp green locations. Nice course for a 41$ hot deal

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/25/2019

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

New greens were still slow but very good!
Staff was awesome
Pace of play was very good

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/20/2019

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/12/2019

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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Previously Played

Not at this time

Temporary greens that we were not told about by golfnow.

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

Hi SWIFTATC21. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We see you rated the course 1-star. We take single star feedback very serious at our course. We have ensured that all our golfers are notified of the conditions of our course prior to playing. You are welcome to comment further or reach out to our team in the golf shop. Thank you for playing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club.

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great staff, temp greens.

Played with temporary greens. Basically a hole with a flag in the fairway. No need for a putter, use wedge to chip to flag. The staff was outstanding and very friendly. Will be back to play in 3 weeks hopefully on the real greens. Son had a hole in one on the par 3, made for a great day.

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

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing

Temp Greens Poor

I have played on temporary greens before, but the temporary greens here are not greens at all. All they did was put a hole in the fairway and called it a temporary green. At least make them true temporary greens. Layout of course is great. Practice area was nice. I would try it again once normal greens are back open.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
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Commented on 09/04/2019

Hello, nspence22. 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.

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5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/09/2019

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Playing with temporary greens

The course is going under major remodeling. All greens were taken up and I was told they will reopen the greens within 2 months. I Hink because of the temp greens the gps on the carts did not work properly.

I knew in advance that the course was under construction so I wasn’t shocked. In about 6 or 7 months all construction should be completed. Of course the price will go from the $35.00 that I paid today upwards to $125.00 or more. Even over $100.00 the course would be worth the cost.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/03/2019

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Plays Once a month
3.0
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First Time Playing

Construction

Probably is a great course when there is not construction in progress. All the greens were temporarily in the fairway so putting was terrible. Also several of the sprinklers were running on the T boxes and we had either to adjust to accommodate them or just wait them out and jump in between cycles. Like I said looks like it will be great when finished but not a ton of fun today. Price was reduced but If we would have known there were no greens available we would not have played.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/26/2019

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