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5 Stars
42
4 Stars
33
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Staff Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.4
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.5
Layout
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86 out of 95 reviews
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Staff Friendliness
5.0
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.4
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
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5 out of 5 reviews
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5.0
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.5
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7752
Slope 143
Rating 76.8
Type Public
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.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 7752 yards 76.8 143
Tournament 72 7295 yards 74.9 142
Ocean 72 6982 yards 72.7 132
Emerald 72 6533 yards 70.7 122
Dune 72 5851 yards 67.7 111
Dune (W) 72 5851 yards 73.1 127
Sedge 72 5138 yards 64.8 105
Sedge (W) 72 5138 yards 69.6 117
Scorecard for Windswept
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Championship M: 76.6/134 470 244 585 413 461 220 475 563 452 3883 480 358 185 516 461 480 209 563 472 3724 7607
Tournament M: 74.4/130 436 235 556 409 441 210 452 548 444 3731 463 350 172 495 437 460 184 550 429 3540 7271
Ocean M: 73.1/128 423 210 541 388 404 203 422 533 415 3539 442 340 158 485 411 423 164 525 407 3355 6894
Emerald M: 70.9/124 402 184 523 375 378 173 406 500 387 3328 422 327 145 460 386 393 152 479 384 3148 6476
Dune M: 67.5/117 W: 73.0/121 350 140 466 355 355 147 368 468 359 3008 300 304 130 430 356 387 121 460 343 2831 5839
Sedge M: 64.4/106 W: 69.0/112 318 95 416 283 319 130 315 434 314 2624 265 272 101 420 326 360 99 422 310 2575 5199
Handicap 5 9 7 15 13 17 1 11 3 4 10 16 18 8 6 14 12 2
Par 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 5 4 36 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 5 4 36 72

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

4.5
95

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 1
Patio Dining 1
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
Convenient to the City 2
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Played On 07/10/2018
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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Average
Played On 06/20/2018
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!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On 03/01/2018
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!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On 02/28/2018
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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On 02/25/2018
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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On 02/05/2018
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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On 05/10/2017
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! ,
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On 04/29/2017
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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good
Played On 03/01/2017
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
Staff Friendliness Fair
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Fair
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Excellent
Played On 09/07/2016
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Mississippi Advisor
Top 250 Contributor
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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent

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$119 Starting price
Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018
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