Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club

4.5116647059 4.5 stars from 5 (207)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6798 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 73.2
  • Layout

  • 465 Regatta Bay Blvd, Destin, Florida 32541, Okaloosa County
  • (850) 337-8080
  • (850) 337-8081
  • www.regattabay.com

Year built: 1996
Architect(s): Robert Walker (1996)
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Tifdwarf Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 207 Reviews
5 stars:
143
4 stars:
49
3 stars:
12
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

195 out of 205 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near local attractions   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks  

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karen7820020's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club on 07/17/2018:

Hello, we're glad you enjoyed our challenging course layout and an excellent value. Thank you for playing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club! #RegattaBay


Frederick2512794's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club on 07/09/2018:

Hello, we're happy you enjoyed our great course conditions and nice layout. Thank you for playing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club! #RegattaBay

"Nice Track"


Chad9492606's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I play Destin annually and Regatta Bay never disappoints. Well manicured and one of the nicest in Destin IMO, and for the hot deal rate...a great value as well. I would recommend it to anyone playing in that area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club on 07/03/2018:

Hello, we're happy you enjoyed a great value and our nice course conditions. Thank you for playing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club! #RegattaBay

"Great experience and Ragatta"


RazorSlap79's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was my first time playing at Regatta Bay and I must say it was a memorable experience with great staff. Treated my son and I like we owned the place! The course was in great shape and developed really well for the eye. We will be going again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club on 07/03/2018:

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

"Greens"


u000005026192's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course. Awesome layout. Great clubhouse. Just wish the greens were better. Slow and bumpy. Greens are the only downside to the course. But greens are important.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club on 06/26/2018:

Hello, we're happy you enjoyed our excellent course and awesome layout. Thank you for playing Regatta Bay!

"Great!"


u7099036's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

This was my 2nd time playing Regatta. Very challenging course, and brutally hot in the afternoon. Staff was very nice and course was in great shape. Tee times were stacked at 7AM, but never had to wait on any hole, pace of play was perfect. It's hard to pay over $100 for a round of golf, but this place is very nice. 2nd only to Kelly Plantation IMO. I will be back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club on 07/03/2018:

Hello, we're happy you enjoyed our challenging course layout, friendly staff, and great conditions. Thank you for playing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club, we look forward to welcoming you back soon! #RegattaBay

"Excellent overall"


John6929635's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course layout. Challenging in all the right ways. The greens were a little sunburned but rolled true. The rest of the course was lush and green.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club on 06/27/2018:

Hello, we're happy you enjoyed our great course layout and good conditions. Thank you for playing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club! #RegattaBay


u663128565's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club on 06/25/2018:

Hello, we're glad you enjoyed a quick pace of play and nice course layout. Thank you for playing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club! #RegattaBay

"Well run, quality golf course"


u000005139044's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/19/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Challenging course for all handicaps. Great condition, attentive staff, good pace of play. Worth playing if you're local or visiting.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club on 06/22/2018:

Hello, we're happy you enjoyed our challenging course layout and great conditions. Thank you for playing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club! #RegattaBay

"Greens slow"


hartleyburt's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in good shape. Greens are very slow. Not what I expect given the price.

Also, checked in at the bag drop and guy asked our tee time and marked us off on the tee sheet. Didn't go to the pro shop as tee time was prepaid. Over-active starter then pulled up as we were teeing off and blurted out "Did you guys pay?" Then lectured us about needing to check in at pro shop.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club on 06/25/2018:

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


u376162059's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club on 06/14/2018:

Hello, we're glad you enjoyed a quick pace of play and a great value. Thank you for playing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club! #RegattaBay

"Always a good choice"


Wbmorgan's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always enjoy playing Regatta Bay on visits to the gulf. Good layout and the course was in excellent shape. Highly recommend.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club on 06/11/2018:

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


Joshfullilove's avatar
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club on 05/29/2018:

Hello, we're happy you enjoyed a quick pace of play and our friendly staff. Thank you for playing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club! #RegattaBay

"Very challenging course"


u000007416125's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not an easy course, lots of water. Several greens needs repair.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club on 05/29/2018:

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


GentlemanJim911's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club on 05/30/2018:

Hello, we're pleased to hear you enjoyed our great layout and excellent course conditions. Thank you for playing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club! #RegattaBay

"Very friendly staff and honest"


u000007901371's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My playing partner purchased 2 shirts in the golf shop. 25 minutes later as we were on the practice range, he was summoned by staff and advised that they forgot to give him a discount because he had purchased over a certain dollar amount. My friend had no clue and would have never knew any different, however the staff went to the effort of finding him and giving him the discount which ended up being approximately $60. I felt they went above and beyond to be honest in the situation. In addition, every staff member that we had interaction with was very nice and treated us great. This course will definitely be on our playing rotation the next trip to Destin, Florida. 1st class all the way!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club on 05/21/2018:

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

"Ranger issue"


u793534312's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got told we were behind schedule on #7 and we had no one behind us in sight the whole front 9... we finish front in less than 2 hours! We had a 7:10 and finished before 11am . My biggest pet peeve in the whole world is slow play on a golf course and I was ticked off


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club on 05/21/2018:

Hello, we appreciate your feedback. Thank you for playing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club!

"This course is a must play"


u114252566's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/16/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Absolutely gorgeous course and quite the challenge. If you find yourself in Destin make some time to play Regatta Bay.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club on 05/21/2018:

Hello, we're happy you enjoyed our challenging course layout and gorgeous course. Thank you for playing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club! #RegattaBay

"One of Destin’s Finest"


u396822911's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall a great golf course and a challenge. Greens had been punched recently but rolled true, maybe a little slower than normal but that’s understandable. Only complaint would be they put a ladies foursome in front of us at the turn. We were 7 minutes behind on #7 when the marshall asked us to close the gap, a single was behind us? At the turn we were 4 minutes behind and had to wait on every hole the back nine.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club on 05/17/2018:

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

"Enjoyable Round in Destin"


Emoweeh's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Once my father-in-law had booked our Okaloosa Island vaction, he decided we would play one of his favorite Destin courses, Regatta Bay. From his great words about the course I was certainly excited! Upon arrival we were informed the course had been aerated and we were initially disappointed, however, the greens had recovered quite well and rolled very true. The fairways were in "ok" condition, a little dry and not quite as lush as pictures online show. All in all though we enjoyed the fun layout which contains plenty of sand traps, water hazards, and narrow target lines. I would love to play the course in peak conditions and see its full potential; it is definitely one I will play again when I return to Destin.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Response from Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club on 05/18/2018:

Hello, we're glad you enjoyed our fun course layout and a quick pace of play. Thank you for playing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club, we look forward to welcoming you back! #RegattaBay


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