View from #14 on the Links course at Sandestin Resort
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4.3
686 Reviews (686)
5 Stars
277
4 Stars
303
3 Stars
71
2 Stars
30
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
93.7%
Recommend this course
626 out of 686 reviews
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4.2
59 Reviews (59)
5 Stars
25
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.6
93.2%
Recommend this course
55 out of 59 reviews
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4.3
138 Reviews (138)
5 Stars
61
4 Stars
58
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
92.8%
Recommend this course
128 out of 138 reviews
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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
686 Reviews (686)

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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4.0
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First Time Playing

Fun Track

Had a great time. Course was in great condition. Felt like tee boxes were a little rough but otherwise the rest of the course was great. Greens were in great condition and held up well. Definitely will be back

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

The Links

The course was in excellent condition and the staff was very friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

The Links at Sandestin

Excellent track which requires excellent shot making. Many of the holes are around the bay which provides a picturesque round of golf.
The course is in excellent condition 90% of the year.

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

Great challenge

This course is a lot of fun and if the wind is blowing can be a real test of shot making. Really rewards straight and punishes sloppy tee shots. If you slice bring extra balls.

Main drawback is warm up range limitation but if you play it often just insert a mulligan off #1

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
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice scenery

Very nice holes along the water, nice views of the bay. The others hole are ok nothing spécial, course is in good shape for this time of the year.
Nice greens but a little bit slow.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Links

Good golf course, some really good holes, conditioning is decent considering all the rain the course received last evening. Decent value.

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

Must Play

When you're in the area it's a must play. Great layout and a challenge from the different tees that are available. Make sure you play!

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
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful course and great views.

Recent deluge of rain made it cart path only and many places were totally saturated. A few of the holes had some detrimental weather past problems and you could see many places where they were working on the course and had re-sodded several areas. The greens were in great condition as well as most fairways.

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

Lots of water hazards

Fairly challenging layout, with lots of water.
Pace of play a little slow.
Scenic views of the bay.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

16 1/2 holes

One hole was closed and they had a temporary green on another.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

The links is always great to play although under repair

The course is always great to play. Hole #15 was closed off so we couldn’t play it and hole #9 had a temporary green due to repairs. I realize work needs to be done but I felt the rate should reflect being two holes are under repair. Love Sandestin and look forward to playing it again.

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

Great course!

Nice greens and fairways. It rained the day before we went out to play, but the fairway was dry and able to take the cart into the fairways.
Pace of play was good and had beautiful view of water from most holes.

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

Awesome layout Have been to the Destin area numerous times and first time playing it. Would definitely do it again. Nice staff

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
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
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great experience

Very well maintained course, all the staff very welcoming and professional. Highly recommend playing The Links.

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

The course is in great shape and a lot of fun to play. The weather was cold and very windy which added to the challenge. The views are awesome. The staff seemed a little bored and not very welcoming but we went there to golf not socialize. Overall a good experience but the staff really should be more friendly. With the number of golfing choices in this area you might lose some business.

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

Great time!

Being from Illinois, I have played this course several times over the pass 6 years while staying at Bay Club II, but this year we experienced the best weather (mid 70’s) and course conditions (outstanding)! They were working on the sea walls on two holes to repair damage from weather damage a couple years ago, but had little effect on the condition of the course overall!

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