Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club

4.4886941176 4.5 stars from 5 (193)
  • 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: 4.6 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: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 193 Reviews
5 stars:
135
4 stars:
45
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

181 out of 191 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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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


"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

"Breath taking"


Jethronican34's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Amazing course. Playing Regetta Bay was one of the highlights of my vacation.


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 05/14/2018:

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

"Dry fairways"


Ursula1869757's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens had just been punched so they were not in best shape but that’s understood! But I was disappointed in the fairways. Very dry and thin in many areas. Played other courses in the area and fairways don’t compare. Especially with such rave reviews. Would be amazing with a little TLC.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club on 05/07/2018:

Hello, we're sorry course conditions were not up to par. We have just aerified and our greens will be in recovery until May 16th. We're glad you enjoyed a quick pace of play and our nice course layout. Thank you for playing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club.


rmwebb268's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club on 05/08/2018:

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


u000008057328's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club on 05/08/2018:

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

"Great course for a discount"


u763917347's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got a sweet deal on this normally $$$ course for 4! Greens a little dry in spots but quick rolls. Fairways nice.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club on 05/03/2018:

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


uCBQW1698CB's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course was in good shape but it can play tough if you play the long tees.fairways were good.Greens were fast and difficult to hit. A little on small side.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

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 04/30/2018:

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

"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 Place to play on vacation!"


u2883387's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I've played this course about 10 times and I always enjoy it's layout. There is plenty of water to enhance play and coming from a midwest course, it's the perfect change of scenery. Staff are extremely friendly and worth the money.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

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 happy you enjoyed our nice course layout, friendly staff, and a good value. Thank you for playing Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club! #RegattaBay


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