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4.3
672 Reviews (672)
5 Stars
272
4 Stars
297
3 Stars
70
2 Stars
29
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
94.4%
Recommend this course
614 out of 672 reviews
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4.2
65 Reviews (65)
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.6
90.8%
Recommend this course
59 out of 65 reviews
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4.3
147 Reviews (147)
5 Stars
69
4 Stars
61
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.6%
Recommend this course
139 out of 147 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
672 Reviews (672)

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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Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Has potential, but.......

Some great views, and some very good holes. Unfortunately hurricane Micheal caused some havoc with tees ion back 9 which dampened the fun. Greens were not very good either.....
Otherwise might be worth a try.....

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

Not a Perfect Day

Greens still inconsistent after aeration. Another week or so should fix that problem.
No starter in sight when I arrived. No one to play with when my tee time arrived so started alone. Twosomes ahead of me never asked me to join them. Pace of play was atrocious because 2 larger groups up ahead were mediocre golfers and very slow. On hole 12 my average per hole was 17 minutes. 3 hours 40 minutes on the course on a blazing hot day. And no beverage cart nor was I advised beforehand that was the case.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice challenging course

The course was in good shape except for the construction on back 9 as wish I would have known before booking. Course is very challenging but fair if you select the correct club. Will be back but will not pay premium prices to play here. Clubhouse pricing on shirts and shorts were extremley affordable.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

Great course but some temporary tee noxes due to construction. Nice but construction is happening.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best views in town
Nice, tight challenging course
Greens are recovering from aeration well.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
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

Short, but great character

Fantastic bay views, accuracy is key on many holes, overall condition was good. Detractors on this day: not a long course (ok for me), it was wet from excessive rain (several holes cart path only), greens were bumpy from recent aeration, and construction on 2 holes. I’d play there again with a hot deal but not regular price until conditions improve.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The Links - Great course! 2nd time to play

Played for the second time and the course is great. From tee to green it's beautiful and very green/lush. Great views of the bay side, pace of play was great out day out and couldn't of had a better time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

So Glad I finally Played

Sandestin is only a 4-hr drive from my house and after 30 years of golf, I finally got to play The Links for the first time. A truly wonderful experience. Not sure why I never made it here sooner. The staff was super friendly and helpful. The driving range was irons only, but it's good enough to loosen up before starting. The course was in excellent condition. The greens were rolling true and somewhat fast. The course yardage is not that long, but it still plays challenging requiring placement off the tee for good yardages to the greens. The highlight for me was playing holes along the Choctawhatchee Bay. Even with the rain and high wind on the last 6 holes it made for a picturesque day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Rude staff / Marshal needs to open his eyes

Staff was unfriendly from the pro in the golf shop to the young girl in the snack shop. But, the marshal especially rude and obviously doesn’t know what he’s doing. At hole 6, he told my group that there were two holes empty in front of us (NOT TRUE!!!) and we were holding up all the groups behind us (NOT TRUE!!!). When we got to the tee box on the very next hole, the group in front of us was just getting on the green and the group behind us hadn’t even got on the tee box on hole 6. We may have been 2-3 minutes behind pace according to the GPS on the golf cart. So, this marshal needs to learn his job!! I’ll NEVER play here again!!!

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

A great course

The staff was very friendly and polite. The greens we fast and firm but rolled True. A couple of tee shots you will need to menover around a tree but I would play this course again. A good value for the money!

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

Great golf

Interesting layout and many challenging approach greens. Kept us on our toes! Absolutely beautiful views Pretty wild life too

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
3.0
First Time Playing

Average

Average condition, average layout. Some nice views. The gentleman working club drop was great (a firefighter working a side hustle), club house staff not at all pleasant and starter needs to find another place to work (it is Florida, golf and you are retired - lighten up). I will spend my money other places when playing in Destin.

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

Great course

We definitely had a good time and the course was beautiful. Would definitely recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
3.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Nice course

Nice course. It was hot hot hot and we were told the refreshment cart would be driving around but we never saw it. Other than that really nice course

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very average

Course was in decent shape: fairways were nice, greens were average, needed to be rolled. Layout was difficult but manageable. A few holes are odd off the tee. My biggest complaint was staff nudged patrons along to close up shop. Club house closed at 3:00 even when we asked if we could buy some souvenirs. All in all course wasn’t bad good value for the money we paid.

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