DeFuniak Springs Country Club

1.2100000000 1.2 stars from 5 (51)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6647 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 72.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: Soft spikes only
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6647 yards 72.7 135
White 72 5950 yards 69.2 125
Gold 72 4994 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 72 4914 yards 68.5 117
Silver (W) 72 4159 yards N/A N/A

DeFuniak Springs Country Club is Walton County's oldest course and one of the panhandle area's most challenging. The golf course sprawls across rolling hills covered with pine forests and five spring-fed lakes, both of which come into play throughout the course. Sandy scrub brush and colorful flowering bushes accent the landscape even further. The towering trees lining the tight fairways are just some of the many challenging natural hazards. There are also 23 strategically placed sand traps throughout. The small, elevated greens are pitched and undulated in such a manner that would make even the best putters nervous. The rolling elevations also provide picturesque views from nearly every point on golf course. DeFuniak Springs Country Club requires accuracy and careful course management, but the layout is still surprisingly accessible for a range of skill levels.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 1.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 1.2 stars from 5
Value: 1.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 1.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 1.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 2.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 1.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 51 Reviews
5 stars:
2
4 stars:
8
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
11
1 stars:
20

recommend this course

22 out of 51 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Great for locals beginners   Challenges include water hazards forced carries elevation changes  

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"OMG"


amisulia1's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Cow pastures are greener and better kept.

We had a tee time but I guess the 20 man group at the tee box didn’t notice.

this is a total joke and should be condemned

If there was a minus rating this one would qualify.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Great layout"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

All dormate grass, not very pretty but very challenging layout.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Worst ever"


cooljohnny's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2016
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The is the worst golf course I have ever tried to play in over 50 years. The first cart we got didn't make it to the parking lot. You couldn't tell where the fairways went and they looked like cow pastures. The greens were hard and brown and bumpy. On the second hole (11th) I lost my ball and my shoes in ankle-deep mud just two feet in FRONT of the green. On the third hole (12th) there was only one tee pin and it was impossible to tell where the green was. Meanwhile, golf carts kept passing us in both directions. We gave up and left to find a real golf course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Worst ever"


cooljohnny's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This course is so bad, we gave up after three holes. Even at $10, it isn't worth it.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Worst course I've ever set foot on, would not consider it a golf course."


u017720893's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/19/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Would not play this course for free! The so called greens are not as good as most fairways on other golf courses. it looks like they cut the course with a bush-hog. Do not waste your money on this course. The staff was very friendly, but it doesn't even come close to compensating for the course condition.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"snowbird"


u00000771257's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/23/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 18 holes Fair weather

Reviewed on

We are winter members at DeFuniak and we are extremely pleased with all of the improvements to the course in 2015.We would encourage the snowbirds in the area to come try out our course.It's well worth the $$ and the drive.Bill O'Connell


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Ok for the price"


u000008209064's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It's ok for the price more then $15 I will not play


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Panhandle Golf"


u000005895738's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good thing is was cheap golf. Golf course in pretty sorry shape.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Great bargain for Florida Gold Coast"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was not crowded when I played. Challenging final holes. Very friendly staff. Good course to play while in the Florida Panhandle.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Low Cost Practice Course"


Aok123's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course on a promotional code so only cost $6. It was definitely worth that. Book a hot deal tee time and it's a good little practice course, keep your expectations low and have a good time. Not crowded and friendly staff. I wouldn't play here for $25 regular rate but the golf now value tee time is worth it. You can tell they don't have the money to heavily invest in the greens improvement, but great challenging layout to practice and fine tune your game.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"the course is in very bad condition"


uZGOM9534ZG's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

this course should not be open, it should be close down for repair, golf now should take this course off the list


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Country Club"


u000002389606's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

Staff was great.<br/> Course was cut very low and seemed to be burnt out.<br/> Pool looked disgusting.<br/> Tee boxes and fairways were in rough shape.<br/> greens fast and bumpy.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Tough par 3s and a lot off blind shots."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Typical winter golf, cold and windy. Nothing overseeded. Small greens, not for beginners.<br/> Would be pretty tough course when the grass starts growing again.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Goat Track"


jim710's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the worst courses we ever played. Great if you like hitting off dirt.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Rough shape"


u000008122931's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Interesting design,,,rough shape. The course needs a detailed overhaul with a major focus on the greens.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Unkept"


bee1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2015
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Couse in VERY TOUGH shape. Erosion everywhere, little to no grass in most fairways, greens very dry and polka-dotted with small sprouts of grass thus no true putting line, disappointing!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"High Greens"


shauncowan's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2015
First time playing Played as a single Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was happy to play the course. The walking has an increase on hole two and four.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"The course is challenging"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/20/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

fairways are in rough shape. greens are difficult to read


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Value for the fee paid"


jwmcc44's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/19/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is good value for the money on a golf now $10-$15 fee for 18 and cart. However it is not a well taken care of course so understand that you get what you pay for on this course. Excellent staff and the time to play was 3.25 hours.<br/> We went to this course to give my wife the chance to get back into the game and practice in a live situation on a course where she would not feel rushed or hurried.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"very challenging greens"


garryhughes's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Fair weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is in generally below average condition with no green grass showing anywhere and a very dry fast condition. The greens are very tough with mostly sloping surfaces and very fast as they are dry and brown. For the price it was enjoyable but wish it was warmer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



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