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4.3
646 Reviews (646)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
94.2%
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4.3
71 Reviews (71)
5 Stars
32
4 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
88.7%
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4.4
163 Reviews (163)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
95.1%
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6710 yards
Slope 135
Rating 72.2

The Links Course at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is the ultimate in risk-reward golf. The architect, Tom Jackson, routed five holes along the bay and then wound the course inland across rolling undulations. In order to prevail against the blustery Gulf Coast winds, accuracy and proper club selection are essential, making it a true shot-maker's golf course. In addition to being right along the shores of the Choctawhatchee Bay, the Baytowne Marina serves as a backdrop to the course, providing even more stunning views of the Emerald Coast. Of the four championship golf courses that Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort offers, the Links is one of the original two and also one of the most popular. The layout offers a unique links experience that all skill levels can enjoy, especially since it features four different sets of tees.

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Course Details

Year Built 1971
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Jackson (1971)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Sandestin Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code No Denim, Collared Shirt and Bermuda Shorts Required

Reviews

4.3
646 Reviews (646)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 44
Bunkers 34
Narrow Fairways 22
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 25
Advanced Golfers 21
Playing Multiple Courses 13
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 34
Convenient to the City 19
Near Local Attractions 18

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2.0
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First Time Playing

Greens

Over seeding and sand made putting a challenge. Understand why you have to do this. Always wonder why “green fees” are not adjusted to course conditions? Regular rates should only apply when the course is 100%; rates need to be adjusted when course is under repair, very wet, greens are aerated or top dressed for winter play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great Staff

This course in Sandestin is an enjoyable layout with several nice bay views. It is not a long course, but very challenging with water in play on most holes. The staff is very welcoming. I will try and play this course whenever I’m in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terrible play time

Front nine was slow due to a threesome in front of us that were terribly slow. At the turn a twosome jumped in front of us and we're even slower. We had to leave after 3 holes on the back nine because so slow. Not very enjoyable.

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

Fun Challenge!

This course is a fun challenge without being overly difficult, it’s a great example of target golf. Pick a spot and hit it there, or be wet. The course was in pretty solid condition, except for some yellowing, even though it was soaking wet. It was unfortunate that there was a bunch of construction going on, ruining the best photo opportunity spots in the course facing the bay.

Still a fun experience, finished in just under three hours and shot a reasonable score, having the score pushed into the upper 70s by a couple water mishaps.

Conditions Good
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
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Early round

Course in decent shape, had a lot of rain last night, Cart path only, still 2 hour round. A few tees need work, repairs on bayside holes is finally progressing
( working Saturday, some sod down )

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beauty on the Bay

Wonderful course, challenging but not as scary as it looks on google maps.Tee boxes, fairways and greens were all well maintained. Only drawback, two holes along the bay are being re-built.

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

The Links

Very challenging track, definitely a course that requires precision. The best in my opinion in San Destin resorts.
Currently the course is being repaired (sea wall) there are a couple of temporary tee boxes. Even with the repairs the course provides tight fairways and awesome water views.

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

Gem for the price

This was a great course. The fairways were in great shape and the greens held the ball well with approach shots. They are doing some work around the course from the hurricane but overall it was fun. The course is tight but if you manage it you will do well. One last thing. The views were outstanding.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice golf course

Overall the course was very well maintained...some of the tee boxes could use some attention..but overall greens and fairways were terrific...some holes were under construction due to some damage, but had minor impact on round...beautiful setting!

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

Very Nice trac and folks

A little hurricane damage left but over all a nice set up.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great track

Course in great shape even with lack of water on the gulf coast. Challenge for all skill levels great visuals of Bay. Worth a visit

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Channel
First Time Playing

Fun Sandestin Finish

Really fun round on our departure day. Course was built in the 70s, but the layout is interesting and challenging and has the best water views of all the courses at Sandestin. Course is entirely Bermuda grass, so the greens were a little slower, but still fine. Was told by one of the pros that this was his favorite layout of the four courses at Sandestin. The course is right there in front of you and provides a nice test.

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

Very scenic

This course is beautiful ,very scenic , would love to play it again11

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Has potential, but.......

Some great views, and some very good holes. Unfortunately hurricane Micheal caused some havoc with tees ion back 9 which dampened the fun. Greens were not very good either.....
Otherwise might be worth a try.....

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Not a Perfect Day

Greens still inconsistent after aeration. Another week or so should fix that problem.
No starter in sight when I arrived. No one to play with when my tee time arrived so started alone. Twosomes ahead of me never asked me to join them. Pace of play was atrocious because 2 larger groups up ahead were mediocre golfers and very slow. On hole 12 my average per hole was 17 minutes. 3 hours 40 minutes on the course on a blazing hot day. And no beverage cart nor was I advised beforehand that was the case.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

Great course but some temporary tee noxes due to construction. Nice but construction is happening.

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