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4.6
102 Reviews (102)
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.5
Layout
4.9
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
98.8%
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4.7
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5.0
Value
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Layout
5.0
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
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5.0
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7752 yards
Slope 143
Rating 76.8

Windswept Dunes Golf Club tumbles across a dramatic landscape covered with white sand dunes accented by lush green fairways. The golf course appeals to players of all skill levels thanks to player-friendly features that are balanced by strategically placed hazards. Although each hole shares the characteristic of being lined with dunes, they each maintain a unique character. The rolling fairways are often wide and generous off the tee and the sand dunes, which stretch from tee too green, are only punishing of the most errant of shots. The approach shots though are as demanding as the tee shots are forgiving. There are numerous bunkers fiercely guarding the large, smooth greens. While the occasional water hazard comes into play, the bunkers are the most challenging element of Windswept Dunes Golf Club.

Course Details

Year Built 2004
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Tifeagle
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
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, Amex, Discover
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

4.6
102 Reviews (102)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 12
Plays Long 10
Undulating Greens 10
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 9
Locals 9
Advanced Golfers 8
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 12

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Incentivized Review
3.0
First Time Playing

Great golf, but poor value

Golf course was in excellent condition. A fun track to play as you don’t really have to worry about poor drives too much as the fairways are so wide. Although the fairways are wide, check a GPS map, cause there are many fairway bunkers you can find very easily if you don’t look and see what’s out on front of your first. There are lots of hidden bunkers and other hazards.

Although, the actual golf was great, there were several things that turned me off. The lack of GolfNow Hotdeals or even just a presence on GolfNow was strange. You’re pretty much stuck paying rack rate and no one likes that. That is around $85 for non-locals which is almost as high as Regatta Bay and Kelly Plantation that are just as beautiful and a much higher end experience.

Also, small quirks like no tees in the carts, old carts, and no free range balls ($7 for the tiniest bucket ever) all contributed to an off-putting experience. After adding the cost of balls, you’re pretty neat the cost of the bigger courses in Destin.

Also, I’m not a huge fan of the lightning fast ginormous greens. Kind of gimmicky in my opinion and sometimes even impossible to make a one-putt depending on Lin location. I’d recommended Rocky Bayou Country Club in Niceville for a more economical experience with great conditions.

It was fun for the day, but I probably won’t go back. Too many other options, especially when you can catch a HotDeal.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautifully designed and maintained

They were a little packed for Black Friday. Other than waiting for a couple of groups to tee off on each hole and no beverage cart, the course is perfect! Most of the time you don't realize you're playing amongst houses. The holes are spread apart, so I wouldn't walk it unless you're really trying to make a point. They design and layout made a delightful challange. I grew up near Treetops, so it was unique hearing the history. Great job!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Beautiful Course

This is a course you must play. Tee's for all handicaps. Beautifully maintained and time to play each shot. I really enjoyed the round. I will absolutely play here again and again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Longgggggg!

Beautiful course that’s tucked away from beach, I’ve been coming over to 30A for a few years and didn’t even know it existed. The layout and conditions are fantastic for the price but you better be long off the tee, I played emerald’s (6500 yards) and it seemed to play 500-600 yards longer than scorecard indicated, definitely check it out, a lot easier on the wallet than Sharks Tooth or Camp Creek

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

Worth the drive

A little off the beach but glad I went. I haven’t played a lot of courses in the panhandle but this was my favorite so far. Nice layout among man made dunes which separate the holes from each other and the housing. Staff very friendly, excellent practice areas (driving range, chipping area with bunker and MASSIVE putting green that gets you ready for what you’ll see on the course. Large greens that were in the best condition I’ve seen in the area, generous fairways with multiple tees to suit any skill level. Pace of play was a bit slow for my taste but enjoyable. Will return next time I’m in the area.

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

Excellent All Around

Course surface was perfect everywhere. Unique layout on some holes with a lot of bunkers around greens. The course plays extremely long from the back 3 tee boxes so would recommend playing closer if you’re an average player. Driving range was huge with very good surface. Staff was very friendly. I would not recommend walking the course, there is a lot of distance getting from hole to hole. The course was well worth the money and i’m amazing condition. Also very challenging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A bucket list course

Windswept Dunes hosted the annual Brant Family Invitational this year and it did not disappoint. This course is long but has numerous tee options for every skill level. If you are a single digit handicap play at least the Emerald or Ocean tees to get a taste of what this course is truly about. Taking the correct line of the tee is more important than length and precision approach shots into massive greens are required to avoid the possibility of 3 putting. The staff is great and the course is gorgeous. A must play if you are anywhere within a two hour drive.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Birmingham Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Windswept Dunes worth the drive

Decided to play Windswept Dunes after having it recommended by so many paired-up playing partners over the years on vacation in the Panama City/Destin area.

It is about 30 minutes up Highway 331, and like several have posted here before me, I think it is worth the drive.

This well-groomed course is very wide off the tee. Approach shots are played to massive greens, that were very soft and had a good bit of grain to them. Several complexes were very challenging, including the seventh, ninth, 12th and 18th.

Large sandy waste areas punctuate most holes.

Though there were some very good holes - particularly the par-4 ninth, par-4 11th, and par-3 12th - most were not challenging enough to hold the better player’s interest. If familiar with the area, it’s not of the caliber of Camp Creek or Sandestin’s The Raven, but is on par with Hombre or Bay Point.

Still, this is a fun play, and an excellent upper shelf option for mid-to-high handicappers.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Awesome track!

Quick ride from Grayton Beach area. Total gem of a course. Pretty basic clubhouse, but staff was very accommodating. The golf course was in superb shape, greens rolled true, but not super fast. Theres plenty of undulation on these large greens and the surrounding run off areas will challenge every aspect of your short game. Tee shots seem visually intimidating, but are actually very forgiving once you see the width of the fairways. Loved the layout and the combination of challenge/ forgiveness. Overall, very pleased and I will be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Amazing Experience!

The most beautiful Course I have ever played on. You felt like you were the only one on the course on every hole. Scenic and Panoramic views on every hole. A hidden gem in the Destin, Florida area. Well worth the half hour drive out of Destin to play this course. The name of the course describes it perfectly!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Course - Must Play

Panama City Beach is my 2nd Home. So I play several courses in the PCB and Destin areas throughout the year. With no hesitation, I can say this is my favorite course. The course conditions are always great, the course is very challenging, and the staff is great. A must play for everyone from my perspective. I am a single digit handicapper and I absolutely love this place. A little remote but worth the drive. Give it a try - you will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Gem in the panhandle

I played Windswept Dunes early Sunday morning. Course was in great a condition. Very nice layout and not overly crowded. It is a little ways from the beach but worth the drive. i will definitely play there again. This is a GEM. I suggest you play it before the secret gets out.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Home Course

I have played most of the courses around PCB and Destin and without a doubt this course is my favorite. I own a condo in PCB and there are courses that are closer but this course is worth the little longer drive. The course condition just continues to improve year after year. The staff is working hard to make it a preferred course to play and it shows. This has become my home course in PCB and really the only one I play after trying the rest. Do yourself a favor and give it a try. I think you will love it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Hidden Gem

My wife and I played this hidden gem today. What a great experience!! Staff very friendly and helpful. Course in excellent shape, every bit as good as the course we played in Sandestin earlier in the week at 3 times the price. Greens were in great shape if a bit slow. Huge and well contoured. Fairways wide but bunkers strategically placed for the errant shot.We only saw one foursome and one single the whole afternoon. Finished our round in 3 1/2 hours. Going back tomorrow!
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

midwest golfers

Widest fairways you will ever play in your life. Course was in decent shape except the greens were way slower than the other 6 courses we played in Florida. If you love to bomb it, this is your course. If you like fast greens, go somewhere else. I would only suggest this course if you are in need of a warmup or have time to kill before flying out of panama city.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Better be a good putter

After 12 years of being open you think they would be out of trailor house for pro shop snack bar
Big greens took fun out of putting
Greens did not roll very good for weather we had this winter in area
Big fairways so accurate drives are not necessary
Guy in pro shop could take a customer service class
Thought rates were a little high

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Mississippi Advisor
First Time Playing

Worth the Drive

I don't usually get too excited about residential community courses, but this course is so well tucked away among its dunes and pine trees that you rarely remember that you're in a neighborhood. The fairways are wide, but the rough is thick enough that you pay for keeping it off the short stuff. Greens rolled very pure. And at this price, it's a no-brainer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great experience

Must play for anyone in Destin/Panama Beach area. Big fairways and greens and well maintained. Great service. Don't expect a fancy clubhouse just a great golf experience.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

Hidden Gem

Windswept Dunes is nothing short of a hidden gem. Played this course on Father's Day off of a recommendation from fellow golfers I joined up with around the area. Wow. Am I glad that I did! Amazing course. A little odd itself with the clubhouse being a simple trailer, but the course itself is nothing short of amazing. No off course amenities as far as snack carts or anything, so take a few waters with you. If going for just pure golf though, the layout, course conditions, and course itself are amazing. Play the correct yardage tees for your game as this course is all you'll want. A little out of the way for Destin stayers, but if around the area and don't mind the drive. Well worth the round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Well worth the drive

Played this course while on vacation in PCB. Course was in perfect condition, wide fairways and very large greens. Don't waste your time and money at the local PCB courses, this course is head and shoulders above those. We can't wait to get back down there to play it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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