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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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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Did not tell us that the greens had been aerated

Played the course yesterday. The website or the staff did not tell us that the greens were recently aerated. The ball bounced all the way to the hole. Also the driving range only holds 5 people.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Enjoyable round

Very picturesque course. Holes next to the bay are fun. Lots of water hazards. Staff is excellent and are very accommodating. Pace of play was 4 hours. Course was in excellent condition.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Excellent course in great condition

We played the day after heavy rains and the course drained very well. SUPER WINDY conditions when we played, which ramped up the degree of difficulty for sure. Lots of water hazards, so if you tend to "spray" the ball, bring plenty of balls.

But the course maintenance helped a lot. The greens were fantastic and the fairways were in great shape. The rough wasn't too deep, and the bunkers were clean and smooth.

We thoroughly enjoyed our round and will play there again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great conditions

Greens are some of the best in all of Destin. I was really impressed. Will definitely come back soon!

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

Great Course

Played here during our stay on the property.
Driving range was not long, irons only.
Was able to go to another course on property to hit driver without any issue.
Staff was extremely friendly.
Lots of water on back nine so be prepared.
Lots of fun.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great views

Course in good shape but several tee boxes need to be redone.Greens are slow but in good shape

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

Links Golf Course

Course is in great shape shape. Greens are awesome. Codos to all employees and staff

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

Very nice course for resort golf, pace of play good. Greens nice and also layout with some very nice views of holes along bay

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Used cart

Sandestin Links Review

Splendid. Beautiful. Lovely. High-quality. Greens were excellent. Fairways were good. Good views. Very green course. Many bunkers on the course, and bunkers were firm. Irons only on the driving range. Range balls were included and available at the range. Practice green was good. GPS unit on cart.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

I played Regatta Bay. I played Baytown and by far the links had the best greens I will definitely play this course again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Convenient location, and relatively good shape for April

Generally, the course was in good shape. The tee blocks need some work, but the greens were near perfect - albeit a little to slow for my liking. However, make no mistake this is a target golf course best played with long irons or fairway woods off most holes to avoid the water (of which there is plenty). The front nine plays a little easier, with the back nine much more difficult. If the wind is up (which it was when we played), some of holes on the back are almost unplayable.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing

Links at Baytowne

Course is in great shape Codos to the ground crew. Staff is very friendly. Cart guy is great too.

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

Good value

13 handicap with early morning tee time at discounted fare . Conditions were wet in areas from previous nights storm, but playable. Scenic views of copious amounts of water. Greens were in fantastic shape, but a little slow due to the wet conditions. It was challenging but not hard. Staff was nice, helpful and informative. I had a very enjoyable round and left happy. Worth the play. Good experience.

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

Good Course

Staff friendlier than in past when I’ve played. Course in good shape this time of year.
I only wish they had a restroom downstairs close to the snack bar available when you make the turn. Very inconvenient and time consuming to go upstairs for restroom.
Enjoyed my round.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Lots of water!

Need to be accurate with your shots. Spent a lot of time looking for balls in the water. Greens were good. Very nice course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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