Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

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4.3
454
5 Stars
171
4 Stars
217
3 Stars
43
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
93.7%
Recommend this course
407 out of 454 reviews
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Average Rating
4.4
45
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
97.8%
Recommend this course
44 out of 45 reviews
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Average Rating
4.4
98
5 Stars
53
4 Stars
38
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
96.9%
Recommend this course
95 out of 98 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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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

4.3
454

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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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Another great experience

Baytowne never fails to provide an enjoyable golfing experience. From the time you arrive all the way through the round and until you leave I have always found this golf course to be enjoyable challenging well-maintained and the staff excellent friendly and helpful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Great Course

It was a cool overcast day. Pace of play was very good Love the course.

Conditions Good
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
Previously Played

Enjoyable Round

It’s a course that is enjoyable to play for the average or above average player, but there are a few challenging holes that demand precise shot making. For the middle of January, everything was in good shape. There is plenty of sand traps to navigate around. Enjoyable round in just a few minutes over 4 hours.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Baytowne

Ok course. Happened to be very windy this particular day. Greeens were ok. Carts had made ruts in several areas of the fairways.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Commented On 2019-01-23T15:33:17.000+00:00

Hello, and thank you for the 4-star review. We are happy to see that you had an overall pleasant experience with us here at Sandestin-Baytowne Golf Club. We hope to see you join us for another round soon!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Commented On 2019-01-22T17:48:32.000+00:00

Hello, and thank you for leaving a review here for us at Sandestin-Baytowne Golf Club. We are glad to see that you had an overall pleasant experience with us and appreciate your feedback. We hope you will come out for another round with us in the future.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Player friendly course...

This course was made for the regular players and offers plenty of room in the fairways...

I rate it " Top Notch "...

The staff was very friendly and helpful...

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Commented On 2019-01-22T17:34:19.000+00:00

Hello, and thank you for the 4-star review! We're glad to see you enjoyed your round and the lay of the course. We hope to see you back for another round soon.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Really Nice Course

This is a really nice course. It has a fun layout and is really a pretty course to play. Unfortunately, there had been lots of rain recently and since there are only cart paths on parts of the course, there were many deep ruts on the course. The staff is going to have lots of work to repair in many places. I always play this course when in Destin.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Bad weather

I have played this course multiple times over the past several years. Always in excellent condition, however significant rainfall has left it in almost unplayable condition this winter. Cart path only, no cart girl, fairways saturated with standing water, and greens soaked and slow. Not a good deal at any price.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Commented On 2019-01-02T14:17:53.000+00:00

Thank you for the 4-star review!

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Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 12/19/2018:
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 12/17/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review!
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Commented On 2018-12-13T12:55:15.000+00:00

Thank you for the 5-star review!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 12/10/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Value for your money

Great golf course. Only suggestion is that Golfnow be notified that the course is cart path only at booking. When you play with others who have physical limitations, it takes away from the enjoyment when it's cart path only.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 12/03/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review! Your feedback is greatly appreciated. See you soon!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Must-play course

This is probably my favorite course in Sandestin (there are 4 onsite). The course was in beautiful condition and with 5 sets of tees you can match your skill level. The staff was great. The practice area was really nice, with plenty of range and practice green space. The pace of play was great because the rough is short making it easy to find that wayward shot. I play this course every time I'm in the area and can't wait to play it again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 12/03/2018:
We're looking forward to seeing you again soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
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 Good
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 12/03/2018:
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
Previously Played

Greens were very slow and it took a few holes to get used to. Course is extremely short from the whites and pace of play was a little slow but not awful for a Holiday weekend. All in all it is a nice resort course. Course conditions aside from the slow greens were pretty good. Typical Florida course...flat with a lot of water.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 12/03/2018:
We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for playing Baytowne and rating the course 4-stars. See you soon!
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Baytown

The only thing that I can say is that the course was excellent and that my game was terrible. We enjoyed the day and were treated excellently.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 12/03/2018:
We're happy to hear you enjoyed the day and were treated excellently during your visit. See you soon!
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

This was our first time playing this course. It rained quite a bit the week prior to golfing so it was cart path only. Quite wet but still a very nice course. Looking forward to playing again on a dry day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 12/03/2018:
Thank you for playing Baytowne and sharing your 5-star experience!
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