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4.6
773 Reviews (773)
5 Stars
451
4 Stars
287
3 Stars
30
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
98.3%
Recommend this course
754 out of 773 reviews
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4.7
106 Reviews (106)
5 Stars
74
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
99.1%
Recommend this course
105 out of 106 reviews
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4.7
164 Reviews (164)
5 Stars
114
4 Stars
47
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
98.8%
Recommend this course
162 out of 164 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6897 yards
Slope 139
Rating 74.1

Editor's Note: Creek Nine closed for business in 2017. See Indian Bayou Golf Club listing for remaining 18 holes.

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Course Details

Year Built 1991
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Earl Stone

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs 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, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

4.6
773 Reviews (773)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 28
Brunch 13
19th Hole Scenic Views 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 64
Bunkers 60
Forced Carries 39
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 53
Playing Multiple Courses 45
Seniors 36
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 73
Near Local Attractions 39
Near the Airport 39

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Really nice course in the Destin area.

Great course kept in great shape. Look forward to playing again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice playable course with good pace of play

Enjoyed the layout as it was a fair challenge throughout the fairways and greens without being “tricked up”. Fairways and greens in very good shape despite no rain in 2 months. Carts quiet and peppy. Even with players on each hole finished in under 4 hours. Greeted in parking lot by friendly person to give me a cart, and also had someone follow me out to car after the round. Did not order food from kitchen but good menu available. Beverage cart stocked w adult beverages, Powerade and snacks. Would definitely return

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course has excellent greens

I’ve played the course many times, greens are always consistent and well kept. Course is always in good condition and I enjoy the layout. Staff is always friendly and the cart girls come around multiple times during the round. Great course for price and condition.

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

Nice Hidden Gem

Course was well maintained & in great shape for the lack of rain they've had here. Some of the other courses in the area are charging top dollar and not even watering or cutting their courses, so it was well worth the money to play here. Very friendly & helpful staff as well. Highly recommend this hidden gem!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Enjoyable roind

Good layout and the course was in great shape. I really enjoyed my round.

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

Best course for your $$

Indian Bayou is the best course in Destin for the money. Always in good condition and very friendly staff.

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

Fantastic Layout and Conditions!

First time playing the course, it was a quiet Wednesday and was able to play in less than 3 hours. Layout is gorgeous, beautiful shaping with tall pines, some well placed ponds, and bunkering. Helps to shape the ball off the tee, as a fair amount of doglegs. Greens were in great shape rolling around 10. Staff was very friendly. I’ve been coming to the panhandle for 7 years and this is the best course I’ve played, will definitely be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Best in Destin

A must play in Destin Florida.
Cons 0. Pros ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice course

Fairways and greens were superb! Staff very friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great Course and Greens

Course is always worth a play. Greens are excellent. Stay in the short grass and you can score, if not you will add strokes. Staff is awesome

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Could not have been better!...⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

From the time you drive into the Club ...cart is there at your vehicle...till your clubs are loaded to leave ..Excellent!

Excellent Staff...Facilities...practice range and balls...course condition, greens manicured and even the
Weather was FIVE STAR ALL THE WAY ...⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Walt

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Track with exceptional staff

I'll start with the positives in that the staff not only inside the clubhouse, but outside around the parking lot and range, do a fantastic job in trying to accommodate your every request. This speaks well of management, as you can tell that they actually spend some time training the people they hire to have some customer service skills.

The golf course conditions were good, and the greens are probably fast enough for just about any player's tastes.

The layout itself was tight and decent, and probably wouldn't get boring if I played this on a regular basis.

The biggest negative I can take away from Indian Bayou were the homeowners who live adjacent to the 9th fairway. Look, I get it, as I used to live on a golf course and we had parties all the time out back in our pool, and made all sorts of noise, but these Auburn fans went out of their way to make enough noise that anyone could hear them a half a mile away. They made playing the 9th hole borderline impossible as you could not even guess when their next eruption of noise would take place, probably during your backswing. Heck, I even heard these imbeciles on the driving range, which was 3 holes over.

But again, obnoxiously drunk homeowners who only embarrass themselves with their shameless behavior is nothing the folks at Indian Bayou can fix, short of putting up a privacy wall against this homeowners property.

I guess in the bigger picture of things, if you don't want to be distracted by homes that surround a golf course, this might not be the place to play, as the entire course is lined with them. It is what it is.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice Layout

Course was in great shape.Good bang for the buck.Greens were top dressed but still rolled great.

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

Really great course- treated very nice by the starter and bag loader-pro shop in checking in was lukewarm at best
Overall very pleased!!!

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

Well done

I like this course in the « wood »
Nice, well maintened, practice balls ...
staff very nice
I ll be back !

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Course is in good shape. Green were on the quicker side. Older school layout with smallish greens, but in good shape with many tee for a challenge to all.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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