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4.3
541 Reviews (541)
5 Stars
208
4 Stars
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3 Stars
50
2 Stars
18
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
93.6%
Recommend this course
487 out of 541 reviews
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4.1
43 Reviews (43)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
90.7%
Recommend this course
39 out of 43 reviews
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4.3
99 Reviews (99)
5 Stars
42
4 Stars
46
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
92.9%
Recommend this course
92 out of 99 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
541 Reviews (541)

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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4.0
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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!

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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!

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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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4.0
Previously Played

Good experience besides the beginning

Enjoyed the course for the rate and the experience once we got on the course. Had a rough start though with a very rude and unpleasant individual (Jerry from Indiana) in the clubhouse. His demeanor and tone towards us was hostile and unfortunate for the experience we are used to at Baytowne and Raven. It doesn’t seem to be unusual as the cart workers echoed our sentiments that he was out of line and usually is.

Regarding the course, the greens were slow but the course was in good shape.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/02/2019

Hi z5SMxX8JJnzjZPOlaPfm. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We apologize for any inconvenience. 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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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Baytown

Usually enjoy this golf course however , today the greens were in very poor condition.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/26/2019

Hi panhandlemann. 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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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
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First Time Playing

Cold N Wet

Good news: had the course to ourselves; great layout ; friendly staff
Bad news: greens were slow and bumpy ; it was 50 degrees and sprinklers were on everywhere so very wet
Summary: disappointed in Baytowne course especially since other Sandestin courses have been so much better in the past. Would recommend Emerald Bay over Baytowne for similar cost

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/19/2019

Hello, bfallgren. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars due to green speeds and wet conditions, but we are glad to hear you enjoyed the great layout and our friendly staff. It is always great when the course is open for a nice pace of play! Please come back for another try in the near future.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/28/2019

Hi, Iantott. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Typical Resort Course

I have played this course several times while in Sandestin. It is #3 of the 3 courses within the property.

Great staff, decent lay out, greens unpredictable. Slow in some spots throughout the green.

A good resort course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/28/2019

Hi NowhereGA30549. 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!

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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

great day for golf

perfect day. short, easy course but very well maintained and nice scenery.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 10/25/2019

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round, u623901672! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course. Great staff

Wonderful time. Staff greeted me. Set me up with cart.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/24/2019

Hello, golfrocket. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course in good shape

Nice course and is in good condition. Little wet from rain the day before.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/21/2019

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.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Hello

The course today was not in very good shape. They have not mowed. The greens were extremely slow. But it is a resort course so I would expect it to be in better shape but the course itself was very easy.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 10/08/2019

Hi, dshea1964. 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 you'll give us another try in the future.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace of Play was terrible

First time in many years we have had to endure a 5+hour round of golf. We never saw a ranger on the course all day. We called the pro shop when we were 30 minutes behind pace and were told there were a number of tournaments being played and someone should have told us it was going to be very slow today. They did not... so advice would be to play this course early in the morning or not at all. The beverage cart was great and came by 4 times and the staff was cordial and friendly. Course was above average for the area but bunkers were littered with rocks and stones (But they were groomed)

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/10/2019

We apologize for the pace of play issue you experienced. We always try to keep a great pace when having our golfers on the course. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback as we will use your review to better the experience going forward. We hope you give us another try in the near future!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 09/30/2019

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!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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 09/24/2019

Hello, Debbie3231300. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Channel
First Time Playing

Good afternoon round

Played 36 holes today starting out with The Raven which are serviced out of the same clubhouse. Baytowne is a nice afternoon round compliment to the 5 star Raven. There are a bunch of teeing options and you can play this course from 3000-6,800 yds.

This course has houses closer to the fairways and more oversized bunkers and water defined by wooded planks and railroad ties. Conditions on this day played slower than The Raven.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/23/2019

Thank you for your review, MichaelLowe. 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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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/18/2019

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.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Another Great Day at San Destin Baytown

Course was in very good condition. Only issue was the range was closed to mow.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/13/2019

Hi sboecler. 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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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pleasant course with good greens

The course is a bit easier than some of the others in the complex. The layout of the back. is a little cramped and a ways away from the front nine. The first nine is was a lot of fun and seemed very consistent, the back nine was fun but I had the feeling it was designed by someone else. It was still fun but it felt different. I enjoyed the front better.
The staff is all very friendly and helpful. The cart girls will visit you a few times each round. The practice facility is very good.
I really liked the sandestin courses there,

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

Thank you for your review, JFrasee. 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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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Beautiful course

Course was in beautiful condition and the scenery was fantastic. We come every year and it’s amazing. Thank you

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

Hi u7360370. 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!

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