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4.4
450 Reviews (450)
5 Stars
216
4 Stars
198
3 Stars
27
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
94.0%
Recommend this course
423 out of 450 reviews
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4.5
61 Reviews (61)
5 Stars
37
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.8
95.1%
Recommend this course
58 out of 61 reviews
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4.3
118 Reviews (118)
5 Stars
52
4 Stars
54
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
93.2%
Recommend this course
110 out of 118 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)

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.

Reviews

4.4
450 Reviews (450)

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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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/13/2019

Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Emerald Bay Golf Club!

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I Recommend This Course
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5.0
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Previously Played

Excellent course

The greens are in perfect condition. Fairways are excellent. Great layout of long and short holes. Some wide fairways. They have hybrid tee ratings.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/14/2019

We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us 5 stars. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the pristine course conditions. We work hard to provide an exceptional experience, and it's very satisfying to hear from golfers like you who appreciate our efforts. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back Emerald Bay Golf Club!

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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The staff friendliness was excellent from the moment that we arrived at the golf course. Our pace of play was three hours and twenty minutes..... The course was challenging and we would recommend this course.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/30/2019

Thank you for reviewing the course. We're glad you found the pace of play during your round excellent. We work hard to accommodate everyone who visits our course and to best control pace allowing everyone to finish in a reasonable amount of time. We are glad to see you also rated the course conditions and our staff to be great during your game. Thank you for playing Emerald Bay Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon.

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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course in great shape!

Perfect day, course was in great shape, greens also in great condition. All in all, a good experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/30/2019

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Emerald Bay Golf Club.

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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Emerald Bay

Course had some work being done on holes near bay. Was still very playable and beautiful views. Would most definitely play again.

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

Thank you for your review. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Emerald Bay Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Emerald Bay

Nice course, only two holes that you see the Bay, but there were many holes with inland camel water. The course was in good shape.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/23/2019

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!

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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/21/2019

Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Emerald Bay Golf Club!

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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/16/2019

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Emerald Bay Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great golfing experience

We enjoyed the conditions and scenery as well as the golf course as a whole
Would go back anytime

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/16/2019

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round! We look forward to seeing you again soon at Emerald Bay Golf Club.

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/16/2019

We want to hear more about your experience with us! Please call our pro shop to share your experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/10/2019

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Emerald Bay Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/27/2019

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Emerald Bay Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

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I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

Kilby

Played it a dozen times. Course looks tired Shame as it’s normally brilliant

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

Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. Our staff has plans to recover the golf course. Thank you for playing Emerald Bay Golf Club and we hope to see you on the first tee soon!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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 09/23/2019

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Emerald Bay Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Ok course

Course was average in layout. Not sure it was great value for the price

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 09/20/2019

Thank you for rating us 4-stars. We competitively base our prices to ensure we give everyone the opportunity to play our course. We hope that you book another round with us soon at Emerald Bay Golf Club!

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pace of Play

Pace of play was horrible. Took 3 and half hours to play 13 holes. Ended up leaving at 14th hole.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/16/2019

Thank you for reviewing the course. We apologize for the delay of play during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. With an uncharacteristically full day, we work hard to accommodate everyone who visits our course and allow our guest the chance to complete their rounds. With that in mind, we are working to best control pace and allow everyone to finish in a reasonable amount of time. Thank you for playing Emerald Bay Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon.

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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
Hot weather
Used cart

Better next time

The greens were pretty bad as they had been punched a couple of weeks ago and did not look like they had been watered much. A couple of tee boxes were dead with the worst being number 17. Beautiful views from the tee. However, the tee was mostly dirt with a little dead grass. I will be back in April to play again

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/20/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you a better service again soon. Emerald Bay Golf Club thanks you!

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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
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/12/2019

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 at Emerald Bay Golf Club!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once 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 09/12/2019

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Emerald Bay Golf Club. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great time

Great layout and in good condition. The staff could not have been better. Our first time playing this course and will be back. Go play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/12/2019

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!

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