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4.4
592 Reviews (592)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
26
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
95.9%
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542 out of 592 reviews
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4.5
101 Reviews (101)
5 Stars
53
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
101 out of 101 reviews
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4.5
153 Reviews (153)
5 Stars
82
4 Stars
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3 Stars
8
2 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.7
98.0%
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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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Sandestin - The Links
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6710 yards 72.2 135
Gold (W) 72 6710 yards 79.1 137
Blue 72 6238 yards 70.2 124
Blue (W) 72 6238 yards 76.5 131
White 72 5761 yards 69.0 114
White (W) 72 5761 yards 73.8 126
Red (W) 72 4897 yards 69.1 115
Scorecard for The Links
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 72.7/139 514 359 193 415 193 414 371 355 536 3350 425 529 172 504 338 412 164 391 425 3360 6710
Blue M: 70.6/132 W: 76.8/134 458 338 175 401 174 392 343 334 496 3111 399 502 165 483 312 380 139 347 400 3127 6238
White M: 69.1/119 W: 74.2/129 432 317 157 367 156 352 315 310 456 2862 373 475 138 462 286 359 114 317 375 2899 5761
Red W: 69.7/117 334 301 133 312 142 279 279 252 416 2448 299 435 124 371 260 300 95 287 278 2449 4897
Handicap 13 5 7 15 11 9 3 17 1 12 2 18 6 10 14 16 8 4
Par 5 4 3 4 3 4 4 4 5 36 4 5 3 5 4 4 3 4 4 36 72

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

4.4
592 Reviews (592)

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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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great course!

Really enjoyed playing the Links at Sandestin. The staff is very friendly and the course is as beautiful as it is challenging.

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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful Water Views

Staff was very friendly.and informative. Nice layout beautiful water views. Fairways were like carpet tees were great and greens rolled true

Golfnow got deal was awesome.

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

Great Layout

This course offers everything a vacationer wants in a golf course: great layout, good fairways, and good rolling greens. The holes can require shaped shots but definitely fair for conservative and aggressive play. I would definitely recommend you play this course if anything for the value.

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

Great Course

My daughter and I loved this course! The holes on the bay were beautiful. The pro shop is awesome and the staff very friendly. I highly recommend playing here.

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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging and fun

You better bring your driving A-game. The course is challenging but fun. There's a lot of water and sand flanking many of the fairways. The greens held and putted well, but were still healing some from being aerified. We would definitely play here again.

Conditions Good
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

great scenery

Great course design and amazing views on the water. Overall course conditions were just okay, bunkers mostly had minimal sand and almost clay like,. Tee boxes and greens were in pretty good shape. The views of the ocean are why this course is so expensive. I’m glad I got the hot deal because the regular price is to much for this course. I would definitely play here again but wouldn’t pay regular price.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good experience

Good course. Putting green and range conveniently located. Complementary range balls for warm up is a very good feature as is the on cart gps.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Fun girls day!

We live locally, but had the most inviting staff and friendliness. The views are stunning and the wind off the water is unbeatable.

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

Fun course. The greens are healing well. Beautiful holes that will make you think a little.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
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
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Favorite course on the gulf

Golfing today was magnificent along with the course condition. This is my favorite course on the beach, I live close by and have played most of the courses here. Play was fairly quick with only minor backups. Course condition was excellent even as we have been in a hot spell with no rain for last two weeks, after playing this course you cannot walk away without being totally satisfied with the course.

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 course. Fun to.play.

Except for the greens being punched a couple if weeks earlier and on the slow side, the course was a good value and fun to play.

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

Great views from course.

Very friendly staff and course layout. Fun to play from the correct tees. Fairways in good condition. Greens have not recovered from airification. Putts were hit and hope.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Sandestin Links Course

The greens are aerated but still putt-able. This was posted on GolfNow, on website, pro shop, and the starter. Enjoyable day on vacation playing with another person of similar skill. Friendly competition, not too serious. The course was in good shape. Some of the tee boxes needs grading. The fairways and roughs were in great shape, of course the greens were recently aerated. If you hit a high ball flight, the balls will stick to the greens. I use a Titleist Pro V1 and worked great as far as spin I needed. My favorite holes were the ones by the water, esp #14. There are 2 other courses in Sandestin that are available to play, Baytowne and Raven. The other is Burnt Pine which are for members or guests at the resort. Definitely will make my way back here.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Did not tell us that the greens had been aerated

Played the course yesterday. The website or the staff did not tell us that the greens were recently aerated. The ball bounced all the way to the hole. Also the driving range only holds 5 people.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Enjoyable round

Very picturesque course. Holes next to the bay are fun. Lots of water hazards. Staff is excellent and are very accommodating. Pace of play was 4 hours. Course was in excellent condition.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Excellent course in great condition

We played the day after heavy rains and the course drained very well. SUPER WINDY conditions when we played, which ramped up the degree of difficulty for sure. Lots of water hazards, so if you tend to "spray" the ball, bring plenty of balls.

But the course maintenance helped a lot. The greens were fantastic and the fairways were in great shape. The rough wasn't too deep, and the bunkers were clean and smooth.

We thoroughly enjoyed our round and will play there again.

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

Great conditions

Greens are some of the best in all of Destin. I was really impressed. Will definitely come back soon!

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

Great Course

Played here during our stay on the property.
Driving range was not long, irons only.
Was able to go to another course on property to hit driver without any issue.
Staff was extremely friendly.
Lots of water on back nine so be prepared.
Lots of fun.

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
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great views

Course in good shape but several tee boxes need to be redone.Greens are slow but in good shape

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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