Links at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

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4.3
467
5 Stars
171
4 Stars
213
3 Stars
53
2 Stars
26
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
94.8%
Recommend this course
418 out of 466 reviews
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Average Rating
4.3
64
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
93.8%
Recommend this course
60 out of 64 reviews
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Average Rating
4.3
143
5 Stars
69
4 Stars
59
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
95.8%
Recommend this course
137 out of 143 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6710
Slope 135
Rating 72.2
Type Resort
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: 72.2/135 514 359 193 415 193 414 371 355 536 3350 425 529 172 504 338 412 164 391 425 3360 6710
Blue M: 70.2/124 458 338 175 401 174 392 343 334 496 3111 399 502 165 483 312 380 139 347 400 3127 6238
White M: 69.0/114 432 317 157 367 156 352 315 310 456 2862 373 475 138 462 286 359 114 317 375 2899 5761
Red W: 69.2/115 334 301 133 312 142 279 279 252 416 2448 299 435 124 371 260 300 95 287 278 2449 4897
Handicap 5 13 17 3 15 1 9 11 7 4 8 18 2 12 10 16 14 6
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

4.3
467

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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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Funcourse

Most fun course in sandestin. Always play it when we stay there

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

Great Course, Amazing Views and Challenging Layout, But...

The course is challenging and fun and the views are spectacular. However, on the back nine I had 6 of the holes where I had to dodge the maintenance crews of mowers, blowers, weed eaters. One hole in particular, number 17, the gentleman mowing the fairway decided mowing the fairway was more important than moving aside and allowing the person playing to play. Extremely annoying and not proper etiquette. I understand that the course has to mow, etc., but was really unfortunate I had to dodge maintenance and the clumps of grass that was left behind from the mowing. This ruined the experience.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Interesting course

Course had a interesting layout, did not like the greens as they were just aerated not long ago they were still a little bumpy and slow. Bunkers we’re not that good a lot of them were very more like mud and sand and did not have much depth. For the price on GolfNow as a hot deal it was a good deal. I did expect it to be in better shape for a resort course

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course not well maintained

Weeds in tee box. Bunkers in fair condition. Not a good value for $53/person

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
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

Very nice

Very nice course.Greens were really sandy because they were recently punched but that happens.I would definitely play this course again.

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

Great Round

Greens were recently aerated but I found them to be rolling well. Indicates an excellent job by the staff to get the punched greens in reasonable shape. Hard course because of all the water hazards. You have to think your way around the 18.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

No Drinking Water On Course!

I played the course on a very hot and humid day and after a few holes my group began commenting on the lack of drinking water on the course. When we asked an employee why there was no drinking water they stated that it was an intentional effort by management to drive up sales from the beverage cart. We were astonished. This seems like not only a dangerous but very shady business practice.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
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 Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 08/06/2018:
Thank you for playing The Links and rating the course 5-stars!
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