Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

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4.2
427
5 Stars
157
4 Stars
205
3 Stars
42
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
91.7%
Recommend this course
380 out of 424 reviews
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Average Rating
4.4
44
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
93.2%
Recommend this course
41 out of 44 reviews
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Average Rating
4.4
118
5 Stars
59
4 Stars
48
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.1%
Recommend this course
111 out of 118 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6804
Slope 138
Rating 73.2
Type Resort
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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6804 yards 73.2 138
Blue 72 6125 yards 69.9 130
White 72 5517 yards 65.4 114
Red 72 4770 yards 67.7 120
Black 72 3002 yards 57.8 92
Scorecard for Baytowne Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 73.7/141 381 430 161 446 486 403 189 379 542 3417 412 165 554 463 190 552 439 191 429 3395 6812
Blue M: 70.0/128 334 385 130 424 473 358 153 310 506 3073 362 138 525 420 160 448 397 160 391 3001 6074
White M: 67.4/121 281 356 100 396 403 353 106 278 471 2744 329 111 484 392 129 424 379 134 360 2742 5486
Red W: 67.3/117 233 292 72 364 368 287 82 231 439 2368 292 68 405 286 93 402 338 102 312 2298 4666
Black W: 57.3/98 165 193 72 222 283 178 82 164 248 1607 120 68 266 125 78 259 212 85 182 1395 3002
Handicap 13 7 17 1 5 11 15 9 3 12 18 6 2 14 8 10 16 4
Par 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 5 36 4 3 5 4 3 5 4 3 4 35 71
Handicap (W) 13 7 15 3 11 9 17 5 1 8 18 14 2 16 6 12 10 4

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

Reviews

4.2
427

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 46
Bunkers 42
Undulating Greens 16
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 22
Advanced Golfers 20
Playing Multiple Courses 19
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 42
Near Local Attractions 26
Convenient to the City 23
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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
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 Excellent
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/18/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review!
Played On
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 Excellent
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/18/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Baytowne Golf Course

Greens are patchiest with brown grass. Over not bad. New golf carts are “awesome “.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/18/2018:
Thank you for playing Baytowne and rating the course 4-stars!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice day

Highly recommended. Greens good not great. Had a really good.day, especially after the stroke savers..

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/18/2018:
Thank you for playing Baytowne and rating the course 4-stars!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/18/2018:
Thank you for the 4-star review!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course seems to be going down in upkeep. Greens were disappointing - very slow.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/18/2018:
Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Thank you for playing Baytowne!
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/18/2018:
Thank you for the 4-star review!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Hazards hazards everywhere!

It's a beautiful course, and was in great shape, but you better hit the ball in the fairway. Especially on the front 9, there is water on virtually every hole, and bunkers on the other side. Often what appears to be a good t shot finds the hazard anyway. If you aren't real accurate, especially off the tee, you'll be dropping a lot. If you're hitting em where you're aiming, you'll have a wonderful time, otherwise, bring lots of expendable balls. We picked the Baytowne because the reviews said the Links course was tight--I can't imagine what it would be like.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/18/2018:
Thank you for playing Baytowne and rating the course 4-stars! Your feedback is greatly appreciated.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Baytowne is the bomb!

This course is always in excellent shape and it's a great challenge.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/18/2018:
Thank you for golfing with us and sharing your 5-star experience!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Baytowne

Course is in great shape. Codos to ground crew. Pro Shop staff is awesome!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/18/2018:
Thank you for playing Baytowne and sharing your 5-star experience!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

I expected better from a Sandestin course

The golf course has good bones but needed better manicuring. The greens were inconsistent and no where near as good as expected.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/18/2018:
We're sorry to hear you were not able to recommend the course at this time. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Baytowne

Baytown is a nice intermediate fun course. We enjoy the hassle free time every play out there.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/18/2018:
Thank you for playing Baytowne and sharing your 5-star experience!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Baytowne golf club

We had a great time playing this course. It was in great condition tee to green. I would highly recommend playing this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/18/2018:
Thank you for golfing with us and sharing your 5-star experience!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/18/2018:
Thank you for the 4-star review!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent Day at Baytowne

Had a great time playing Baytowne while on vacation. Only negative was they put a two-some and three-some as the two groups behind our four-some and we were told to pick things up since those two groups were waiting. Last time I checked 4 guys takes longer to play than 2 but what do I know.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/18/2018:
Thank you for playing Baytowne and sharing your 5-star experience!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Absolutely Amazing

The layout is second to none and course is beautiful. Greens are small and you must make precise iron shots but the greens roll like a dream. This was our first time playing Baytowne and will now be one of our yearly courses.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/18/2018:
We look forward to seeing you again next year!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice

Course was amazing.The only reason it’s not 5 stars for the condition of the course is because the greens were punched a week before.They still played pretty good though. I would definitely play this course again the next time I’m in town.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/18/2018:
Thank you for golfing with us and sharing your 5-star experience!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Solid

In Good condition, greens healing up nice. Little sand still on em but rolling true. Solid price.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/18/2018:
Thank you for playing Baytowne and rating the course 4-stars!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good Course but tough pins

Best course for the money ($65 afternoon price) but some of the pin placements were brutal...impossible to get to and on side hill lies. Putts were breaking a foot at the hole. Will definitely play this course again though.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 10/18/2018:
Thank you for playing Baytowne and sharing your 5-star experience!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful course

Course was beautiful, pro shop staff and snack bar folks were great. Course is in excellent condition, greens were great. Carts have gps, which comes in real handy. Would play here again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 08/06/2018:
Thank you for playing Baytowne and sharing your 5-star experience!
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Stay & Play Offers

$199 Starting price
Valid dates: Oct 19, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018
The package includes overnight accommodations, unlimited rounds of golf for two players, daily American breakfast for two at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar and 10% savings offered at the Golf Shop.
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