Golf Advisor Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
4.6
785 Reviews (785)
5 Stars
462
4 Stars
288
3 Stars
30
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.6
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.3
98.5%
Recommend this course
766 out of 785 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.7
108 Reviews (108)
5 Stars
76
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
99.1%
Recommend this course
107 out of 108 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.7
168 Reviews (168)
5 Stars
119
4 Stars
46
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
98.8%
Recommend this course
166 out of 168 reviews
Read Reviews

About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7078 yards
Slope 132
Rating 74.6
Book a Tee Time at
Indian Bayou Golf Club
Powered by GolfNow.com

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

Reviews

4.6
785 Reviews (785)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 28
Brunch 13
19th Hole Scenic Views 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 64
Bunkers 60
Forced Carries 39
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 53
Playing Multiple Courses 45
Seniors 36
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 73
Near Local Attractions 39
Near the Airport 39

Numbers based on reviews tagged with attribute.

Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
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 Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Veteren’s day

Off 7:24, finished 9:40. Great conditions, greens are mint and incredibly consistent..highly recommend!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A great course front nine long for seniors need to place tees for seniors. Back nine was ok for us.Greens were the best we played on in this area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent golf course

My friend and I played Indian Bayou today. It was a beautiful day and the course was in great condition. I highly recommend this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Day to Play

Course is in great shape! Greens are true, fairways are nicely maintained. Pace of play was great. We were a twosome and only waited on first hole and a couple of shots along the way.

We hadn’t played it since they shut down the 9 holes by the airport. First time playing the front side. Really like that track. Back side we had played before. A few too many gimmicky holes for my taste, short with lots of hard doglegs that you need to cover. But still fair and it you played it more, you’d have a better plan.

Perfect weather and great staff. Good day to be out there

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course is good deal

Course is in good shape, 3 and 1/2 hour round. Good range included in round, carts have distances. Good deal for the price.

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

Great golf experience

My 1st time here. Very impressed. Course was immaculate. From teebox to greens, just perfect. Best maintained fairways I’ve played in years. Staff was great from the parking lot to the clubhouse. Overall, an A+ experience.

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

Superb g

I have played almost every course in the western panhandle of Florida.. Indian Bayou is without adoubt the best!
Well manicured. “T” boxes, fairways, even the “rough” are wonderful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Really nice course in the Destin area.

Great course kept in great shape. Look forward to playing again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice playable course with good pace of play

Enjoyed the layout as it was a fair challenge throughout the fairways and greens without being “tricked up”. Fairways and greens in very good shape despite no rain in 2 months. Carts quiet and peppy. Even with players on each hole finished in under 4 hours. Greeted in parking lot by friendly person to give me a cart, and also had someone follow me out to car after the round. Did not order food from kitchen but good menu available. Beverage cart stocked w adult beverages, Powerade and snacks. Would definitely return

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course has excellent greens

I’ve played the course many times, greens are always consistent and well kept. Course is always in good condition and I enjoy the layout. Staff is always friendly and the cart girls come around multiple times during the round. Great course for price and condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Nice Hidden Gem

Course was well maintained & in great shape for the lack of rain they've had here. Some of the other courses in the area are charging top dollar and not even watering or cutting their courses, so it was well worth the money to play here. Very friendly & helpful staff as well. Highly recommend this hidden gem!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Enjoyable roind

Good layout and the course was in great shape. I really enjoyed my round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best course for your $$

Indian Bayou is the best course in Destin for the money. Always in good condition and very friendly staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate

Stay & Play Offers

From $499
Valid dates: Nov 15, 2019 - May 31, 2020
Conveniently located 20 minutes from the airport, the new We-Ko-Pa Resort & Conference Center features 246 contemporary guestrooms and suites designed with Native American traditions, bold Southwestern cuisine at Ahnala Restaurant, luxurious spa treatments and salon services at the Amethyst Spa and a spacious heated outdoor pool with two whirlpools.
Partner Offers
From $1900
Partner Offers
From $1670
Partner Offers
From $134
Now Reading
New Cookie Policy
WE AND OUR PARTNERS USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, PERFORM ANALYTICS, PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THESE COOKIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR COOKIE POLICY.
CONTINUE