Links at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

4.2871529412 4.3 stars from 5 (417)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6710 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 72.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Sandestin Golf Academy"

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No Denim, Collared Shirt and Bermuda Shorts Required
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 417 Reviews
5 stars:
146
4 stars:
194
3 stars:
49
2 stars:
24
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

372 out of 416 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort convenient to the city near local attractions   Great for wildlife/ scenic views advanced golfers a weekend splurge   Challenges include water hazards bunkers narrow fairways  

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"It's been a long time..."


uMYDO5011MY's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played this course several times about 30 years ago. It's a great layout, although somewhat narrow in places. Lots of water. Nines have been reversed since I played here last. Wish they had left it as it was. Still, it was great to play here again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 04/24/2018:

We're happy to hear you decided to visit the course again after so much time. See you soon!

"A Challenge"


moorem815's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

You definitely do not need a driver. Just hit that 3/5 wood straight and you will be just fine.

Take in consideration the wind at times.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 04/23/2018:

Thank you for playing The Links and rating the course 5-stars!

"Class Act for a Great Course"


Mmercik's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Found this course through GolfNow on a HotDeal. My friend and I pulled into the gated Sandestin area and were professionally and nicely greeted by the security attnwdant, given directions and a smile. We found the clubhouse and pulled up within feet of bag drop. The attendant met us at our car and we informed him we had also called for a rental set as we were out of town travelers and needed a set. He indicated from our call the night before, the clibs were already on the car wih our name posted on it. The course included staff referimg to each other by name (“Jerry will take carenof you at checkin”) WHAT A GREAT CULTURE!!!. This happened by all their staff. The course was in great shape with nice fairways and greens. The traps were also well manicured. And the views, WOW. The views of rhe bay were just fantastic. Come llay this course and experience it for yourself!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 04/23/2018:

It's great to hear about your excellent customer service at The Links. Thank you for taking time to share your 5-star experience!

"Sandestin - The Links"


panhandlemann's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Sandestin - The Links has been in great condition whenever I have played.

Very enjoyable course.

Greens and fairways are normally in very nice shape.

Staff is very helpful and friendly.

Always a good experience


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 04/23/2018:

We're happy to hear you always have a good experience with The Links. See you soon!

"Challenging"


drbc1982's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played the course in 10-20 mph winds. Made the right layout challenging. Greens were a little slow but with the

Winds they were receptive


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 04/19/2018:

Thank you for playing The Links!

"the course is well designed."


vicpineda's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the course is well maintained. The greens are in great shape and fairways are well groomed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 04/16/2018:

We're happy to hear you played with excellent course conditions. See you soon!


gr8pizzaman's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 04/16/2018:

Thank you for playing The Links and rating the course 4-stars!

"Challenging Course on a Windy Day"


Milne2911907's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lots of variety in hole layouts. Narrow fairways complicated by a wind advisory. Water comes into play frequently. Greens ran true and fairways were well maintained.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 04/16/2018:

Thank you for playing The Links and sharing your feedback!


u000001394257's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 04/11/2018:

Thank you for taking time to share your recommendation and rate the course 4-stars!


Tncards's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 04/11/2018:

We're happy to hear you had a great day on The Links!



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 04/11/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review!

"Nice Vistas"


Tgolden3m's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice layout, greens were in good shape, fairways were a bit rough.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 03/27/2018:

Thank you for playing The Links and sharing feedback!

"Interesting course"


Chrispy253's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has many interesting holes. Some of them can be real challenges on a windy day, especially those near the bay. There is water on many of the holes, but straight drives and being mindful of distances (easily done with the great gps on the cart) takes them out of play. Fairways and greens were in great condition


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 03/27/2018:

Thank you for playing The Links! We're happy to hear you enjoyed the GPS during your round. See you soon!

"Links Golf"


Steve7423214's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2018
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Reviewed on

Pretty good shape after cool winter months. Always fun to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 03/27/2018:

Thank you for playing The Links and sharing your feedback!


u468095727's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in good shape coming out of winter, the greens were very nice. Great views of the Bay, good pace of play, a little less than four hours. I look forward to playing this course each year I come down from Minnesota to spend time at Miramar Beach, Florida.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 03/21/2018:

Thank you for playing The Links and sharing your recommendation!

"Greens were in great shape."


Redbird48's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I'm 70 years old and found this course very player friendly. Staff was more than willing to help out with needs and questions. Course maintenance was excellent. Playing from the white tees allows me to reach most greens in regulation. My only beef would be if we were not playing with a couple that was familiar with the layout it would be hard to find your way. Need more signs.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 03/09/2018:

We're happy to hear you were paired up with a great group!


ToddEernisse's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2018
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Reviewed on

Amazing layout! Several holes with stunning views.

I enjoyed my time on the course


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 03/09/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review!

"Beautiful water scenery"


Golf099o's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Nice course but narrow in some places. Very nice water and resort view,s. Place along the inland waterway on several holes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 03/09/2018:

The scenery definitely adds value to a great day of golf at The Links!

"Links a lot of fun"


Stonewall616's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Links has a challenging but very playable layout. Greens roll true. Lots of water but fairways are wide in right places. Beautiful views of bay. Well maintained.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 03/09/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review and recommendation!


u4240638's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 03/09/2018:

Thank you for sharing your 5-star review!


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