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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
148 Reviews (148)
5 Stars
70
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
140 out of 148 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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3.0
First Time Playing

Great views

We played this course for the views and holes that are right up against the water, however the conditions weren’t the best. The greens and fairways could use some work but overall a fun course to play.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

No locker rooms??? It was 100 degrees!

Course is in good shape. Staff is friendly en helpfull. But the fact that there are no locker rooms with showers is a real letdown.... as a non resident of the resort we had to freshen up on the parking lot where it was over 100F degrees...... ridiculous....

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Condition

Overall condition was good, but sand traps and waste bunkers were not raked or unplayable.

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

Great course!

Really enjoyed playing the Links at Sandestin. The staff is very friendly and the course is as beautiful as it is challenging.

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
Previously Played

Summer Golf

Great course to play. Course was in great condition. Greens were smooth and true. Would definitely play again when I’m in the area.

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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful Water Views

Staff was very friendly.and informative. Nice layout beautiful water views. Fairways were like carpet tees were great and greens rolled true

Golfnow got deal was awesome.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Below average

Very average golf course. Poor staff and service (other than bag guy he was a good guy). Train your course marshalls to be nice. I get they are unpaid however being grumpy is not a good look.

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

Great Layout

This course offers everything a vacationer wants in a golf course: great layout, good fairways, and good rolling greens. The holes can require shaped shots but definitely fair for conservative and aggressive play. I would definitely recommend you play this course if anything for the value.

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

Great Course

My daughter and I loved this course! The holes on the bay were beautiful. The pro shop is awesome and the staff very friendly. I highly recommend playing here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging and fun

You better bring your driving A-game. The course is challenging but fun. There's a lot of water and sand flanking many of the fairways. The greens held and putted well, but were still healing some from being aerified. We would definitely play here again.

Conditions Good
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

great scenery

Great course design and amazing views on the water. Overall course conditions were just okay, bunkers mostly had minimal sand and almost clay like,. Tee boxes and greens were in pretty good shape. The views of the ocean are why this course is so expensive. I’m glad I got the hot deal because the regular price is to much for this course. I would definitely play here again but wouldn’t pay regular price.

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

Good experience

Good course. Putting green and range conveniently located. Complementary range balls for warm up is a very good feature as is the on cart gps.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Fun girls day!

We live locally, but had the most inviting staff and friendliness. The views are stunning and the wind off the water is unbeatable.

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

Fun course. The greens are healing well. Beautiful holes that will make you think a little.

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
5.0
Previously Played

Great course

A very good course and well maintained.. Very accommodating for a single wanting to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
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 Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Favorite course on the gulf

Golfing today was magnificent along with the course condition. This is my favorite course on the beach, I live close by and have played most of the courses here. Play was fairly quick with only minor backups. Course condition was excellent even as we have been in a hot spell with no rain for last two weeks, after playing this course you cannot walk away without being totally satisfied with the course.

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

Nice course. Fun to.play.

Except for the greens being punched a couple if weeks earlier and on the slow side, the course was a good value and fun to play.

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

Great views from course.

Very friendly staff and course layout. Fun to play from the correct tees. Fairways in good condition. Greens have not recovered from airification. Putts were hit and hope.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Sandestin Links Course

The greens are aerated but still putt-able. This was posted on GolfNow, on website, pro shop, and the starter. Enjoyable day on vacation playing with another person of similar skill. Friendly competition, not too serious. The course was in good shape. Some of the tee boxes needs grading. The fairways and roughs were in great shape, of course the greens were recently aerated. If you hit a high ball flight, the balls will stick to the greens. I use a Titleist Pro V1 and worked great as far as spin I needed. My favorite holes were the ones by the water, esp #14. There are 2 other courses in Sandestin that are available to play, Baytowne and Raven. The other is Burnt Pine which are for members or guests at the resort. Definitely will make my way back here.

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