Fairways at Indian Bayou Golf Club in Destin are generally wide and forgiving.
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4.7
976 Reviews (976)
5 Stars
609
4 Stars
329
3 Stars
31
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.3
98.5%
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954 out of 976 reviews
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4.7
112 Reviews (112)
5 Stars
86
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
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2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.8
98.2%
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110 out of 112 reviews
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4.7
227 Reviews (227)
5 Stars
172
4 Stars
51
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.8
98.7%
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224 out of 227 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7078 yards
Slope 132
Rating 74.6
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Course Details

Year Built 1978
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Earl Stone

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs 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

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Florida (2019 #23)

Reviews

4.7
976 Reviews (976)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 29
Brunch 13
19th Hole Scenic Views 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 64
Bunkers 61
Forced Carries 39
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 54
Playing Multiple Courses 45
A Weekend Splurge 36
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 73
Near the Airport 40
Near Local Attractions 39

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 2
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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Reviews 50
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great courses!

Enjoyed the entire experience. Has to be one of the top three in NWF.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course

Course was in great shape and the staff was very friendly. It is a great layout and is pretty forgiving. Greens were in excellent shape and rolled very nicely. Greens were quick but not too fast. Very enjoyable.

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
First Time Playing

On vacation, great place to play

First time player on this course and had a great experience. Beautiful course, well designed. Fairways were a little thin but greens played perfectly. They just a lot of rain so course was pretty wet and soft but I will definitely play it again soon.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Love this place.

Every time I’ve played here, the course conditions were great. Greens are some of the best in Destin. Fairways were aerified and still great conditions. This super knows his business. Definitely worth the price!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good bargain

Good deal fir the money. Greens are great. Fairways little thin now.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Aerating Back 9 Front Fine

Indian Bayou is a nice upscale semi-private course. We can attest that the from nine holes (Seminole) are in great shape And not aerated yet. Wefound out when we arrived our 18 holes would be same nine twice since back nine being punched. Desk person explained Golfnow has the aerification symbol for a week. My buddy and both booked 10-15 days ago, before they did aerification but we paid full price for 18 holes not punched. Explaining timeline, there didn’t seem to be concern or consideration. I’ll take that part up with Golfnow. My buddy was visiting and we certainly wouldn’t have chosen to play here with just nine holes played twice. The front 9 is in good shape but when j yuk ou want 18 different holes, this was a huge disappointment.
I don’t think staff understood what happened or they don’t care as many tourists play here. I’m local and try to play IB quite often in cooler weather as here year around. I don’t know what if anything course could have done but being sympathetic might have helped, there was none of that vibe. Between course and Golfnow, all people with existing reservations should be notified and be able to canx without penalty, or rebook at a lower ‘sorry we punched, only 9 holes open notification. Would you pay premium price to play 1/2 course twice as a not so good surprise? Me neither.

Stil a great open course but value was to near ripoff levels because we made reservations early. Golfers don’t like surprises, an avoidable situation.

There was no cart service, water fountain only on 2 holes. Single carts unless came together.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The course was being aerated. The available course was an average challenge and well maintained.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course bad timing

Ratings would have been higher but the greens had just been aerated. By the look of the practice green which had not been punched yet, the greens would have been exceptional if we were a week earlier. The staff was extremely nice and helpful. As an example, a staff member drove up to us on hole 14. He said our cart battery was running low. He brought a replacement cart proactively. I have dealt with dead carts a lot and this was the first time I have ever seen this happen. The rest of the staff was just as friendly and helpful.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
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
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Awesome Course

Best conditioned course I have played in Destin area. Top drawer golf carts. Outstanding practice area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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