Baytowne at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

4.2073882353 4.2 stars from 5 (390)
  • 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 390 Reviews
5 stars:
137
4 stars:
193
3 stars:
38
2 stars:
15
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

346 out of 387 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"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
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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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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


"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
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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
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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!

"Very nice coarse."


u1172921's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice, playable coarse for beginners. Staff was courteous, accommodating and helpful. This coarse has super fast greens that are helpful on long putts.


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 playing Baytowne and sharing your 5-star experience!

"Pristine Course"


u775930863's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is beautiful and challenging. They let you warm up for free with as many range balls and tees as you need. The cart has GPS and a built in cooler.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

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 the 5-star review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed the new carts and had a great day of golf at Baytowne. See you soon!

"Satisfied first time customer"


dgriggs1948's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is well maintained except for fairway on #13 which is a disaster. Overall layout is nice , fairways and greens in real good condition. Golfnow rate I got was a bargain at $38 all in. I would definitely come back and play Baytowne again .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


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

We're always happy to hear from a first-time customer! Thank you for taking time to share feedback and recommending the course.

"Sandestin Beauty"


georgedick's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you love perfect conditions, come to Sandestin. Ball sits up nice on Bermuda grass -- I'm chipping it pro. Consistent fine light grey sand -- ball flies out easily. Greems smooth and true. Putt it straight -- it goes in. Only concern is they need more play to keep price low -- what a great "complaint"!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


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

Thank you for playing Baytowne and sharing your feedback on course conditions. See you soon!


mike15234's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loved the course. First time playing. Pared with another couple. Had a great time. Course was in great shape. Will play again when we are in Destin, Fl. Again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Sandestin Resort and Club Management on 04/13/2018:

Thank you for playing Baytowne and sharing your recommendation! We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Destin.

"Baytowne CC"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2018
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Reviewed on

Course is in great shape. Fairway #13 needs some work. It is in bad shape. Some bare ground and some pot holes!!!


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 the 5-star review and recommendation!


tjdemski's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2018
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Reviewed on


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 sharing your 5-star review!

"Nice course"


Headly10's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2018
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Reviewed on

Enjoyable round of golf except no Marshall to speed up play.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


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

Thank you for playing Baytowne!


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