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540 Reviews (540)
5 Stars
268
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
94.3%
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540 Reviews (540)
5 Stars
268
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
7
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
94.3%
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509 out of 540 reviews
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540 Reviews (540)
5 Stars
268
4 Stars
231
3 Stars
29
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
94.3%
Recommend this course
509 out of 540 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private/Resort
Par 72
Length 7050 yards
Slope 143
Rating 73.9

Located right along the water, Emerald Bay Golf Club was designed by Bob Cupp to be Destin's premier full-service, 18-hole championship course. Water is a prominent feature as the course overlooks the shores Choctawhatchee Bay and incorporates water features on 12 of the holes. Oftentimes golfers will face an intimidating shot across a lake or a pond. Emerald Bay Golf Club's sculpted fairways and tight greens are always in excellent condition. There are four sets of tees that make the golf course accessible to most players' abilities and no matter what skill level you are, the views are not to be missed. The views are especially breathtaking on the back nine, which borders the bay. There is also an expansive driving range at Emerald Bay that golfers can use before playing the golf course.

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Course Details

Year Built 1991
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens TifEagle Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bob Cupp (1991) Bob Cupp (2014) David Johnson (1991)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire. No denim, collared shirt required.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 20
Watching the Game 11
19th Hole Scenic Views 10
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 45
Bunkers 37
Forced Carries 27
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 28
A Weekend Splurge 22
Seniors 20
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 32
Near Local Attractions 29
Worth the Drive 14

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Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Amazing

This is one the nicest golf courses I have ever played!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
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 Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/13/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Emerald Bay Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Enjoyed course but very surprised that they had NO MASK restrictions in clubhouse/proshop, rakes in all bunkers and no stops in the holes ….they didn't seemed too concerned about covid

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/10/2020

Hi, thank you for taking the time to review your recent round with us. We would like to apologize for the inconvenience that you experienced during your round as this is by no means the standard we strive for as we aim to provide a 5-star experience every time. Please know that we are doing our best to work in compliance with the current restrictions and maintaining proper social distancing. Our golfers health and safety is always our upmost priority. We hope that you will give us another chance to play Emerald Bay Golf Club in the future.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Nice Coarse

Decent Coarse.. Just not a $100 coarse. Great people... Nice Club feel. Coarse is in great shape. Some holes are tight with some average real estate squeezed in... some greens are small....Overall great time.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/13/2020

Hi Ray, 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 Emerald Bay Golf Club. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good day

Overall very good course, a few spotty areas on the back 9. Gets lots of play.

Lots of water.

Would definitely play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/07/2020

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 Emerald Bay Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great value

Course was in very good shape, the front 9 is score able if you can keep it straight. There’s a lot of water on the front. The back opens up a bit more and has a great view of the bay starting on hole 15.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/06/2020

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 Emerald Bay Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Emerald Bay

Course was in very nice condition. Greens were excellent! Good value! Staff was extremely friendly and accomodating! Would definitely recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/03/2020

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 Emerald Bay Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/28/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating of us! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Emerald Bay Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Stormy Florida Day

Even in the rain, a day on the golf course is a good day.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/04/2020

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 Emerald Bay Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

All around great course. Very enjoyable round while on vacation.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/28/2020

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round, Brett! We hope you are able to join us again for another 5-star round!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/28/2020

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/21/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Emerald Bay Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 4
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 Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/20/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Emerald Bay Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Thumbs Up !

Always enjoy playing Emerald Bay. A challenging and fun course to play. A good value too.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/20/2020

Your feedback is important to us, Robert. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Emerald Bay Golf Club.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/20/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Emerald Bay Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/16/2020

Hi David, thank you for visiting us at Emerald Bay Golf Club. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The Staff was very helpful.
An the course was in excellent condition, would definitely play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/16/2020

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 Emerald Bay Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/14/2020

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us! Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round!

Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/14/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, David! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Emerald Bay Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/14/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Emerald Bay Golf Club!

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