Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club

4.4777058824 4.5 stars from 5 (180)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6864 yards
  • Slope: 148
  • Rating: 73.8
  • Layout

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 6864 yards 73.8 148
White 72 6490 yards 71.8 136
Gold 72 5910 yards 69.7 122
Green 72 5092 yards 70.8 119

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: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 180 Reviews
5 stars:
128
4 stars:
39
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

169 out of 178 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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"Fast greens"


uXGUU8824XG's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens super fast!!! Fairways in very good condition, Course is busy but that’s to be expected. Great mix of holes!!


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 04/20/2018:

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


rpdurr's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club on 04/17/2018:

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


Jonsuzanne0728's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2018
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 04/09/2018:

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

"Great Layout, greens could be better"


u241566623's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Loved the layout and new bunkers. Every hole was good and a nice variety. Very pretty golf course, I also like the yellow stakes for entering and leaving the fairway. Was very disappointed in the quality of the greens. When paying $125 for a round of golf I expect better, when using Dynamic pricing they should lower the price when they know they are having issues with their greens. Lots of patches that were very rough and you could see the grass was not growing in like it should because you could see 25 plus old cup holes where the grass is not growing as well as they would like. The areas that did not have any issues rolled very nice, so I’m sure another time of year might be better, but that doesn't change that I was disappointed. The staff was awesome, very nice, starter kept things moving, even though I didn’t play well it was still an enjoyable round of golf thanks to them and the views.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club on 04/11/2018:

Hello, we're happy you enjoyed our awesome staff and great layout. Thank you for playing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club, we hope to see you again soon.

"Once in a lifetime experience"


gc1285998203's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not many words to describe how breathtaking the course is and the staffs willingness to make sure everything is just right!


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 04/03/2018:

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


wehoop's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2018
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 04/02/2018:

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


u000007743262's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club on 03/30/2018:

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

"Great condition, good food in the clubhouse after the round"


hoopera's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great condition and pace of play was perfect. Very inviting atmosphere.


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 03/21/2018:

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

"Great and Challenging Course"


David1484503's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This Course was amazing, in excellent shape. Good Fairways and immaculate greens. Indeed I like the way how the Pro Shop doing some challenge around the course, especially in pars 3. Definitely I'll come back soon. I would like to recommend this course to everyone who want to spend a great time playing.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club on 03/20/2018:

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

"Excellent value and friendly staff"


End43's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time at this course and well worth the cost. Challenging holes especially on back nine. Very fast greens. Well manicured. Friendly staff.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club on 03/12/2018:

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


David2929008's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

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 03/05/2018:

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



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club on 02/27/2018:

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

"Get your game face on!"


Brian1423139's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a serious golf course. We tee’d off at 7:20 which was a bad move personally. Lots of dew on the grass made for sticky grass clippings and wet balls. Conditions improved once it dried out after the front nine. I’m just an average golfer (15 hc) and we hit from the whites like normal. But the whites here are like hitting from the blues on most courses. Not a bad thing, just don’t plan on hitting your average. Oh, and the ranger asked us to pick up the pace and we were waiting for the group ahead of us! I don’t hit into people. The ranger should have figured that one out. Annoying...


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


Response from Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club on 02/27/2018:

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

"Great Experience"


Mark4944966's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice playable course and great staff, if your in this area a must play


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club on 02/22/2018:

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

"regatta bay course play"


joking's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

we played early morning and the putting surface was pitted from previous days play. Putting was not true because of divit on green .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

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 02/23/2018:

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


u000001050978's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/19/2018
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 02/20/2018:

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

"Nice day"


dbkenny's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape

Personnel at course were very pleasant


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club on 02/27/2018:

Hello, we're happy you enjoyed our pleasant staff. Thank you for playing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club!

"Great course and staff"


u2815204's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I always enjoy playing here when we come to the 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 03/01/2018:

Hello, we're glad you enjoy playing at Regatta Bay Golf and Yacht Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon! #RegattaBay


u000007767251's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club on 03/01/2018:

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

"A Must Play - Regatta Bay"


u000007580978's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was so excited to have the opportunity to play Regatta Bay. I was not disappointed. Staff was very helpful and their hospitality was encouraging. Loved the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club on 03/06/2018:

Hello, we're glad you enjoyed our helpful 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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