A view of a fairway at Baytowne from Sandestin Resort
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4.3
559 Reviews (559)
5 Stars
215
4 Stars
267
3 Stars
51
2 Stars
18
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
92.4%
Recommend this course
503 out of 559 reviews
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4.2
33 Reviews (33)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.3
87.9%
Recommend this course
29 out of 33 reviews
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4.2
85 Reviews (85)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
46
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
91.8%
Recommend this course
78 out of 85 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

Reviews

4.3
559 Reviews (559)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 47
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 43
Near Local Attractions 26
Convenient to the City 23

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Handicap 5-9
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5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent Golfing Value

Nice Layout, Great condition. Greens are a little too slow.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 03/20/2020

Your feedback is important to us, ScottRFarrell. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

I like this course, it is a fair test of your skills. i will play it again this trip

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 03/16/2020

larryulvila, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

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Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 03/04/2020

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, DJK430. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed from your round with us. Thanks for choosing us!

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Plays Once a week
4.0
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First Time Playing

The golf course booked Golf Now times during an 18 hole scramble. We were on the course over 5 hours and were not able to complete the round for lack of daylight.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
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Commented on 03/02/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. We apologize for the delay in play but we appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Handicap 10-14
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 02/27/2020

Hi JGGrover. 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.

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/24/2020

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, u314159798652. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed from your round with us. Thanks for choosing us!

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First time

Very nice course—good for all level of player—greens were slow but you can get used to the speed after a few holes.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/22/2020

Hi koeron. 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.

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Used cart

A Good play

This is an ideal course for seniors ...5500 yd from the whites. Par 4s are very challenging. A fine variety of holes with elevation changes on the back nine.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/13/2020

Thank you for your review, uCMWO1555CM. 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
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/20/2020

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, kbcruze. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed from your round with us. Thanks for choosing us!

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Nice course

Enjoyable course to play with both easy and more challenging holes. Only negative thing I have is about their restroom facilities, particularly at the club house where one toilet and one urinal is all that’s available for two golf courses. The restroom is so small a person can’t wash their hands without trying to avoid getting bumped by someone trying to come in.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 03/16/2020

Hi u225772258. 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
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 02/27/2020

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
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 02/27/2020

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
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Nice track

Good course with 2, 4, 5 & 6 being challenging holes on front, along with 13, 16 & 18 on back

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 02/19/2020

Hi u225772258. 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
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 02/19/2020

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, u225772258. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed from your round with us. Thanks for choosing us!

Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Baytowne looks and plays great

Really fun course that is in fantastic condition. My only suggestion is to add more than just 1 water fountain on each side. And we never saw the snack/drink cart.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 12/30/2019

Hi Argylesmith34. 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
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

This course has excellent features.

Greens are in excellent shape, fairways and bunkers are
very good. I really enjoyed my round of golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/02/2020

Your feedback is important to us, vicpineda. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

CHRISTMAS at Baytown

Excellent course & good condition considering all the rain over past 2 days. Enjoy playing Baytown.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/30/2019

Hi Rheard117. 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!

gvt
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Baytown

Excellent conditions, was able to play the ball down all round. Greens were a bit hairy & slow but true

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 12/13/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us gvt. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort thanks you!

Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

First timers

This course is not as narrow as shown on their website. Nothing like the "super skiney" Links course next door. There are plenty of situations where you have to manage your shots. But that is fun. It is a good track pretty well maintained. The tee boxes could use a bit more soil although not bad just bumpy. The greens are interesting, well sloped but shaggy.
Sand was wet and dense. Be careful of bladed shots especially where the other side of the green drops into water. Overall a very nice course. Will play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 12/10/2019

Hi markatthelake. 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
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course

Great course with some beautiful views. 1 hole under construction but not really a problem. Slow play & never saw a marshal to speed up a slow group.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/09/2019

Hi fastpitch98. 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!

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