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4.2
604 Reviews (604)
5 Stars
227
4 Stars
294
3 Stars
56
2 Stars
18
1 Stars
9
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
92.6%
Recommend this course
545 out of 604 reviews
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4.2
57 Reviews (57)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
34
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
93.0%
Recommend this course
53 out of 57 reviews
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4.2
94 Reviews (94)
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
53
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
92.6%
Recommend this course
87 out of 94 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6804 yards
Slope 138
Rating 73.2

Baytowne Golf Club at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort is routed from the beach to the bay, providing stunning views along the way. The course rolls across the few elevation changes that the area has to offer. Although it opened in 1984, the golf course didn't reach its peak until it underwent extensive renovation in 2005, which were carried out by the original designer, Tom Jackson. The layout features rolling fairways lined with mature pines that are generous and times but can be tight when you least expect it. The large, undulating greens can also play faster than what you might be expecting. Water, which comes into play on 12 holes, is a prominent feature of Baytowne Golf Club as are the numerous bunkers strategically placed throughout.

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Course Details

Year Built 1986
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Tifdwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Jackson (1986) Tom Jackson (2005)

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

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities, Spa

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis

Reviews

4.2
604 Reviews (604)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 48
Bunkers 43
Undulating Greens 16
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 22
Advanced Golfers 22
Playing Multiple Courses 20
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 44
Near Local Attractions 26
Convenient to the City 23

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Reviews 4
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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First Time Playing

Great Layout/Good Condition

Good layout and for as much rain as the course has taken in the past few days the course held up well. Greens are about a 2 on a scale to 10 with 10 being best; too long, shaggy, thick, and slow. The cups have not been changed in quite sometime as well

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/31/2020

Hello u374644253. Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting us!

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course, Great Staff!

The Marshall was great. Very informative. No issues with pace of play as it was a slow day.
Paired us with a 3rd which wasn’t an issue but with no groups forward or behind I would have expected them to let him go off before. He was great and a local so nice to have him along.

Got the round for $80 on a gold now deal....

Was told there was a drink cart on Borge the front and back but didn’t see her until we finished the 18th. Wasn’t an issue because we stocked up. But a “shot” after birdie,birdie was in order!

Thanks for the great round. 5 stars!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/31/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Brad8288409! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort!

Played On
Reviews 1
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 Excellent
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Commented on 07/29/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u493591465! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/27/2020

Thank you for sharing your experience! We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon. Thanks for choosing Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort!

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/24/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout

Greens were not good...slow, bumpy. Tee boxes not good, yet fairways were excellent. They need to bring course up to its past standards

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/23/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting us. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/21/2020

Hello, u000001126958. We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience. Let us know how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course

Challenging layout with lots of water! Great scenery all along the course!

Pace of play was dictated by a slow inexperienced 5 some and no ranger to be found!

Some of the Staff could use a course in Southern hospitality.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/22/2020

Hi u356128243. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Overall, the course is well kept and the round was enjoyable. The greens were a bit slow but smooth and rolled true. The front 9 is significantly more challenging than the back 9 of this par 71, with much more water guarding the fairways and greens. Would consider playing again for a hot deal price, not worth near $100 for me.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/20/2020

Hi TDQ1994. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Reviews 52
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Saturday in July

Course in decent shape, greens longer than a month ago, a little bumpy and slow. Played mid morning, course pretty empty except for the molasses twosome I caught on hole 7 and who refused to let me play thru. Yes, there was a theeesome a hole or two ahead. Waiting on every shot In the heat made this less than it could have been. No sign of any Ranger

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/20/2020

Hi u000005028639. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/20/2020

Hi fspainjr. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Not what it used to be!

Have played this course many times in the past, always loved it! However, today was really shocked! The greens were terrible! Not what you would expect from a Resort Course! Fairways were decent but a few actually saw Crab Grass over taken! Has the COVID deal affected this place? It’s really a nice course but was shocked at how much it had gone Down Hill!!

Come on folks, let’s get your ACT Together!!!

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/20/2020

Hi Jstone1020! Thank you so much for leaving us a review. We value our customer experience, so your experience is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back!

Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Oh No, FIVESOMES!

This would have been a perfect day of golf except the management allowed FIVESOMES to play. We saw two groups of five that played as if there was no one else on the course.. Unfortunately one group was just ahead of the group in front of us. This was made worse by the fact that NO MARSHALL was on duty. I have no issues with large groups but they need to play at pace just like everyone else AND the Marshall is supposed to make sure that happens! Everything else was great and I will play here again when I vacation in Sandestin.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/16/2020

Hi rexincledon. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun beach course

Fun course, staff was great and pace of play wasn’t bad at all. Some of the tee boxes were in rough shape and the greens had recently been sanded. Only bummer was they didn’t tell us about the greens beforehand.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/13/2020

Hi broganphillips. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Baytowne

Love the course. Great layout. Challenging but able to go low!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/13/2020

Hi mboren. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Great Course

Lots of fun. Rained first 9 holes and course ate up the water. Pace was perfect. Not rushed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/07/2020

Hi u000006232402. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Vacation Golfin' - early morning 2-some

We were the first tee time off - which is perfect for getting a round in and then having time to spend with the family at the beach or pool. Teed off at 7a, done by 9:55. We were originally a foursome, but the two local seniors they paired us with pulled a fast one and teed off quickly and disappeared...no worries there, we just played as a twosome and never saw anyone in front or behind us all morning. Cart staff was not as welcoming as I would expect...showed up at 6:15 for 7:01 tee time and told the shop, range, etc. wouldn't be open until at least 6:40. They opened the shop a little earlier than that and we had plenty of time to get ready though. The off-course amenities, at least right at the shop and check-in areas, were sparse. Pretty small shop and a snack bar with outdoor seating only. Maybe there is more nearby, but we neither saw anything nor were directed to anything. But - it was a good quick round. Course is good, but not overly difficult. Water in play in a lot of places. Still doing cup inserts and no bunker rakes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/06/2020

Thank you for your review, u000005505557. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Terrible course. Not worth the money. Greens are overgrown and slow.They look like they have not been cut in five days. Greens are burnt out and look like they have not been watered in over a month. Bunkers are packed down and need fresh sand. Tee boxes all chewed up. Range grass is awful. Need to rotate their tees on the range more often to allow for fresh grass to be hit off of. Beer cart was only seen twice in 18 holes. Not worth the money or your time. Find somewhere else in Destin to play. Recommend Emerald Bay or Burnt Pine or Regatta Bay.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

It’s worth a hun$ky to play here. Greens are small and in good shape, if a little slow. Everything is well kept, green and manicured.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/25/2020

Hi rick6604591. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

We had great time

Course was perfect for 2 folks that shoot in the 80’s. Not to long from white tees yet still plenty of challenges with water and sand.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/22/2020

Thank you for your review, u000007584298. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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