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4.3
494 Reviews (494)
5 Stars
193
4 Stars
231
3 Stars
47
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
92.5%
Recommend this course
444 out of 494 reviews
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4.5
55 Reviews (55)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.5%
Recommend this course
52 out of 55 reviews
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4.4
99 Reviews (99)
5 Stars
52
4 Stars
37
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
93.9%
Recommend this course
93 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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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
494 Reviews (494)

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

Great layout

Course in good condition, but greens need another week to heal from airification. Very friendly staff. Will play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Commented On 05/24/2019

Hi. 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 at Sandestin!

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Baymount

Nice layout but greens very bad, not a $60 course on hot deals

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Commented On 05/23/2019

Hello. 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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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun day, but hard to find the course

We had a great day. Pretty much had the course to ourselves. They had just top dressed the greens so they were sandy. Kept our golf balls on the green though.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Commented On 05/21/2019

Hello. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon here at Sandestin!

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

Nice Course

Nice course for the price. Great pace of play
Greens had been areated but had been mentioned when I booked the tee time.
Would play again when visiting area in September.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Commented On 05/20/2019

Hi. Thank you for visiting us at Sandestin. We're sorry for any inconvenience but we appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope 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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day of golf

The course was in great shape and probably a week since aerating the greens. Pace of play was great for a 7:21 am start and as a twosome, we finished in under three hours. The greens will return to their regular play in another couple of weeks. The staff was great!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Commented On 05/16/2019

Hi. 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 Sandestin!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Baytown golf course

Course is fun to play
Always enjoy the experience

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Commented On 05/17/2019

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

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

OK overall, can be better.

I have played other Sandestin courses, but not Baytowne in recent memory. We were twosome with early Saturday tee time. Bag drop has lots of assistance. Check-in is easy, with multiple registers to help out. Nice clubhouse, everyone friendly. Big range with plenty of balls to warm up. Two 18 hole courses out of this facility, so it’s very busy. Starter was very nice lady, friendly and helpful. This part of experience all very positive.

We knew the greens were recently punched and sanded, so we understood this coming in. However, it was a bit surprising the fairways did not appear to be recently mowed. They were very lush and green and hairy! While rain is always pervasive in Florida, it was not a circumstance where it appeared too wet to mow. Also, the course has a bad poa annua problem that they appear to be working on, particularly in rough areas. Finally, bunkers can use just a bit more sand.

The course layout is very friendly, not overly long from blues but can be a great challenge from Gold for big hitters. Pace was great (<4 hours) but it was not very crowded. We saw cart girl 3 or 4 times, which may be important during very hot weather.

Overall I like the Sandestin Links course a bit more and The Raven is probably better overall experience. I am not sure I would play this course again if the others are available. I would definitely watch reviews to see if regular course maintenance is current. Overall it was an “OK” experience but could have been much better simply if the fairways were mowed and bunkers were appropriately sanded.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Commented On 05/13/2019

Hi! It seems you had a positive experience with us but only gave us 3 stars. Please feel free to reach out to our pro-shop if you have any complaints. Thanks!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Commented On 05/10/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Sandestin. 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
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always good.

Good conditions. Good greens. Good layout. Traps need depth. Good amenities.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Commented On 04/25/2019

Hi. 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 Golf Club!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A course to enjoy many times.

A challenging course with lots of bunkers and water to make you consider your shot wisely. Aesthetically great looking but not one you would want to walk.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Commented On 04/22/2019

Hello. Thank you for your 5-star rating! We hope to see you again soon.

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

This is very interesting with bunkers and water hazards in play.

The course is in excellent and well maintained condition.
Looking forward on playing it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Commented On 04/18/2019

Thank you for the fantastic 5-star review of our golf course. We appreciate you taking the time and hope you will let us know if you ever need anything while you are here. Come back and see us again very soon for more of the best golf in town

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 04/18/2019

Hello, Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon.

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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 Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 04/18/2019

Hello, Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 04/18/2019

Hello, Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Commented On 04/25/2019

Hi! Thank you for visiting Baytowne Golf Club at Sandestin!. We appreciate your 4-star rating. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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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 Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Commented On 04/15/2019

We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. It is great to see you had an enjoyable time on the course and we hope you join us for another round soon.

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

Greens were in excellent shape with some tough pin locations

Had a great time playing the course for the first time. The overall course conditions were good and the greens were in excellent conditions. The only negative is the back nine is somewhat difficult to navigate due to some construction is somewhat spread out between holes. Overall it's a good course to play and a good value for the money if you are able to use Golf Now for a lower rate.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Commented On 04/09/2019

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to review us here at Sandestin - Baytowne Golf Club, and for the four stars. We are glad to see that you had an enjoyable experience on the day of your round, and that you were pleased with the conditions of the course and the value you received while playing with us. However, we will take your feedback regarding the construction on the back nine into account, so we can make the necessary improvements moving forward. We hope to see you again in the future!

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Commented On 04/04/2019

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to review us here at Sandestin - Baytowne Golf Club, and for the four stars. We are glad to see that you had an enjoyable experience with us on the day of your round. We hope to see you again in the future!

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

Best in the area this week

Staff very friendly and helpful, starter extra kind. Course conditions were the nicest in the Destin area, greens were tremendous. It was nice to play on grass instead of dirt like most other courses this week. Top notch course. A little awkward due to road construction going through hotel parking lot on back 9 but no big deal. Thanks for a great track. I value GolfNow reviews and started adding them recently. Highly recommend Baytowne

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Commented On 04/03/2019

Hello, Thank you for the fantastic 5-star review of our golf course. We appreciate you taking the time and hope you will let us know if you ever need anything while you are here. Come back and see us again very soon for more of the best golf in town

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Commented On 04/02/2019

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to review us here at Sandestin - Baytowne Golf Club, and for the five stars! We are glad to see that you had a great experience with us on the day of your round. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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