Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

4.2216588235 4.2 stars from 5 (398)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6804 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 73.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Sandestin Golf Academy"

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No Denim, Collared Shirt and Bermuda Shorts Required
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 398 Reviews
5 stars:
142
4 stars:
196
3 stars:
38
2 stars:
15
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

354 out of 395 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is at a resort near local attractions convenient to the city   Great for a weekend splurge advanced golfers playing multiple courses   Challenges include water hazards bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks  

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"Baytowne golf course"


Raymond6837737's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2018
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Course is in great shape. Staff in pro shop is very professional.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u568392799's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great day"


Jeffery7478403's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2018
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Reviewed on

Paired with nice people who loved Golf. Course was in good shape after being aerated 3 weeks ago. One temporary tee box and one area of ground under repair. Enjoyed my round Slightly off line shots are still salvageable in most cases. Very relaxing round to start a vacation


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Healthdave's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 06/04/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review!

"Visiting an old friend"


Wjburg's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
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Reviewed on

Used to play here a lot up to 4 years ago. Enjoyed ti them and better now. Good layout with just enough water and plenty of scenery. Greens were a lille slow. Good driving range.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 06/04/2018:

We're happy to hear you were able to make it back to play Baytowne. See you soon!



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 06/04/2018:

Thank you for playing Baytowne and rating the course 4-stars!

"Very playable."


u000005347288's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
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Reviewed on

My first time for this course. Was a very playable course for the first time seeing it. Greens had been punched a couple weeks prior so they had a little residual sand, but that’s a necessary evil for course maintenance. Nice tract pleasant surroundings.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 05/24/2018:

Thank you for playing Baytowne and sharing your 5-star course recommendation!

"Baytowne"


Raymond6837737's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2018
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Reviewed on

I play the course more than several times a month, it’s always in great shape. Codos to ground crew and course pro.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 05/22/2018:

Thank you for continuing to come back and play Baytowne! Your course recommendation is always appreciated. See you soon!

"Great experience"


braggrats3's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2018
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I had an early tee time & was paired with 2 other vacationers. I got a great deal on GolfNow. The course was in great shape even though they had aeriated a few days before, a fact that was publicized during the booking process on GolfNow. So it was not a surprise & the greens rolled true even if a little slow. The pace of play was consistent & we didn’t wait to hit our shots nor did we hold up the group behind us. Thevlayout was interesting & challenging, but not overwhelmingly difficult. The staff was friendly & accomodating . I plan to play this course again on my next trip to Destin.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 05/22/2018:

We look forward to seeing you in Destin again! Thank you for taking time to rate the course 5-stars. See you soon!


u8790941's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff welcomed us on arrival, range and availability were very good. Lots of water holes on course.

Very enjoyable


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 05/16/2018:

Thank you for playing Baytowne and sharing your recommendation!

"Great course!"


u000008163644's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was wonderful to play. The layout was great. Challenging yet playable for the average game. Some holes are just an awesome site to behold. Get your cameras ready. Can’t wait to play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 05/16/2018:

Thank you for playing Baytowne and rating the course 5-stars!


u134887444's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 05/16/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review!


u000007357769's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
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Reviewed on

Greens had just been aerated but otherwise everything else was good.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 05/22/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review and recommendation!

"Baytowne"


Raymond6837737's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
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Reviewed on

Course is always in great shape. I play it at lease once a week. Codos to ground crew for the job they do.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 05/16/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review! Our staff appreciates your kind words. See you soon!


u000006502133's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 04/27/2018:

Thank you for playing Baytowne Golf Club!

"Pleasant and Playable"


Milne2911907's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It is a forgiving, playable course but it is not up to the standard of their premier tract which is Raven. The greens are slower, not as pretty, not as challenging and not up to the level of care.

Enjoyed our day. Would play again when we return to the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 04/19/2018:

We're happy to hear you enjoyed playing Baytowne during your visit. See you soon!

"Baytowne"


uXGUU8824XG's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in pretty good shape except for hole 13 which is ruined. The greens were very good and putted well. We hadn’t played there in a while so it was nice to return and not be disappointed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 04/19/2018:

Thank you for playing Baytowne and rating the course 4-stars!


u353655407's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 04/16/2018:

Thank you for playing Baytowne and sharing your 5-star experience!


jslee0213's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 04/16/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review!

"Baytowne"


Raymond6837737's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is always in great shape. Ground crew is awesome.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 04/11/2018:

Thank you for taking time to share your feedback and rate the course 5-stars!


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