Links at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

4.2944470588 4.3 stars from 5 (452)
  • 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 452 Reviews
5 stars:
165
4 stars:
207
3 stars:
51
2 stars:
25
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

405 out of 451 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

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

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"Most scenic!"


u2218276's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2018
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Reviewed on

Great course ! Great layout! Most scenic of the courses at Sandestin. Set along the inter bay. Bring plenty of balls, lots of water.


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


"Well maintained course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course,nice carts, range finder and distance display on cart. Not one water source for drinking on the front nine we played. In this heat and humidity in July every course should have drinking water every 4 holes. We do in Indiana, why not here?


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 07/11/2018:

We're happy to hear you enjoyed playing The Links. See you soon!


donald3049976's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice well maintained course. Hazards are numerous and are a factor on nearly every hole. You need to play at least twice to be able to enjoy the challenge.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 07/11/2018:

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

"Every club in the bag!!"


jnowack24's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Played on 7/6/18. This is a true shot makers course. I used every club in the bag at least one time. Being from Missouri , that does not happen often. Loved the layout and the staff was first class all the way. The only gripe I have is the lack of drinking water on the course. It was hot and we did not see a cart girl until hole 12.

Cant wait to come back next year!


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 07/11/2018:

We look forward to seeing you again next year! Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience.

"Great beach golf course"


u000001687988's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Took my 9 year old son who is a junior golfer. Great course for young kids to play. His green fee was half off. Pace of play was a little slow but typical for July 4 week at the beach. Tees, fairways and greens all bermuda and all in very good condition. Greens rolled a good pace. A lot of water but again typical of a seaside course. After you get done playing it is a short drive to Baytowne Wharf which is really, really nice. Tons of good restaurants, bars and things for the kids to do.


Pace of Play: Good

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 07/11/2018:

We're happy to hear you enjoyed the day with family on The Links! Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. See you soon!

"Nice, well maintained course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pace of play was good for a holiday. Well maintained course, friendly staff


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 07/11/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review!

"Stunning views, Awesome experience"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/02/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

First time playing in the Destin area and this course did not disappoint. I play the coast of South Carolina often and this was right up there with some of my favorites. Panoramic views of the bay are plenty on the back nine, gorgeous views. The course isn't extremely long but the way it is laid out makes you limit your driver. I'm an 18 handicap but felt like the course would be challenging for all abilities as I didn't play the tips. You need to be accurate and patient here. Greens in great shape, fairways as well.

Highly recommend playing here, especially if you are vacationing. Great course with a "beach" feel.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 07/11/2018:

We're happy to hear you decided to play The Links! Thank you for sharing feedback on course conditions and gorgeous views. See you soon!


u568392799's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

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 07/11/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review!

"Links"


Raymond6837737's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is always in good shape. Thanks, found crew and staff


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 07/11/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review!

"Solid"


jbacks10's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course. Well kept. Clubhouse was a little odd but no big deal there. Carts have very nice gps and score keeper. Views were fantastic.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 07/11/2018:

We're happy to hear you enjoyed playing The Links. See you soon!

"Friendly staff, fairways were perfect"


Dhanna4317's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The guy behind the counter was great. He was very friendly and explained everything to us since it was our first time. The fairways were probably the best I have ever played. The greens were pretty good, some dead spots and not perfect, but overall in good shape. I would definitely play here again, especially for the twilight price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 07/11/2018:

Thank you for playing The Links and sharing your 5-star experience!



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course layout. Greens were a bit slow and pace of play wasn’t the best but the layout and fairways were solid.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 07/11/2018:

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

"Nice day of golf"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a fun round at The Links course. Water comes into play on at least 12 holes and the design is challenging and picturesque. Conditions were excellent and the staff was friendly and helpful.


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 06/25/2018:

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

"Shot makers course"


u8446371's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really great course shot placement is a must loved it.


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 06/25/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review!

"Not for the money"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I think several improvements need to be made for the amt you pay to play. #1 improvement needed are the greens, very slow with multiple patches through them. #2 is pace of play...nothing ruins a round of golf more than waiting on every tee box. The staff is very friendly, the cart girl was great and available almost every 3 holes. Fairways had plenty of grass to hit out of and it’s a fun and challenging layout.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 06/25/2018:

Your feedback on course and greens conditions is greatly appreciated. See you soon!


Golfer06's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 06/25/2018:

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


Raymond6837737's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2018
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 06/25/2018:

Thank you for playing The Links and sharing your course recommendation!

"Nice course"


Michael9597406's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Nice course, some what over priced. Conditions are good. Last four holes on the front 9 are pretty and tough. Number 9 is really pretty.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 06/22/2018:

Thank you for playing The Links and sharing your course recommendation!

"Excellent course... great time!!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a great time... the course was excellent and we look forward to playing it again.....


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 06/12/2018:

Thank you for playing The Links and sharing your 5-star experience!

"Had a good time"


petcoach22's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in great shape. Had a great time playing. I was a single player and was placed with a 3 some, had a great time with our group. The staff was extremely helpful and would recommend this course to anyone. Hope to play there again soon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

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 06/12/2018:

We look forward to your next round with us! Thank you for the 5-star review and recommending The Links.


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