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4.3
288 Reviews (288)
5 Stars
144
4 Stars
115
3 Stars
22
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.9
91.7%
Recommend this course
272 out of 288 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.2
47 Reviews (47)
5 Stars
21
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
89.4%
Recommend this course
42 out of 47 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.2
73 Reviews (73)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
34
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.4%
Recommend this course
66 out of 73 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 6901 yards
Slope 133
Rating 73.0
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Rocky Bayou Country Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1973
Greens TifEagle Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bill Amick (1973) Earl Stone (2003)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $17

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Conference Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Tennis

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Friendliest Courses in the U.S. (2016 #20)
  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Florida (2015 #19)

Reviews

4.3
288 Reviews (288)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 8
Undulating Greens 8
Elevation Changes 7
This course/club is great for:
Locals 10
Advanced Golfers 9
Seniors 7
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 10
Convenient to the City 8

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Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful course

First time playing here. Great layout, challenging holes, fast greens with surprising hidden breaks,. Only problem was slow pace of play...old timers ahead of us...not aware of the backup they had behind them... not playing ready golf...very frustrating. But sitting there ,taking in the beauty of the course layout, did help take the edge off. Will be back for sure.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 39
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

This course has a great layout

Everything is greening up coming out of winter. The fairways are plush and the greens are fast and grown in since the aerification a few weeks ago. Had a pleasant Memorial Day on the course, one of the best in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens aerated and top dressed

Greens were newly aerated and dressed with sand NOT DISCLOSED WHEN BOOKING Overall, fairways dry with lots of bare spots, condition around greens was poor.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 33
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A little better than a muni!

Greens had been aerified but saw no notification on GN nor did the lady at the desk say anything either. Course looked pretty good overall. Slow play all around, 5 somes all over the course and slow slow slow. We played in a decent time but sat and waited numerous times. Seemed to be following in the majority of the Covid procedures. White tees are 5900 yds. so not real long but some challenging holes, overall fun for an afternoon.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Layout! Great Pace! Great Value! Rough Conditions

We played the course for the first time today. It is a fantastic layout and has more elevation changes than most Florida courses. The place is beautiful, but.

The greens were just aerated and sanded - they still were pretty true and had good pace - but the fairways had almost no grass, pretty thin would be a compliment.

I’d love to come back after some rain or watering and play it again. It could be a hidden gem with better fairways, it’s still fun to play.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great time

I have been wanting to play this course for a while, the price has got really great, so I took my son out for 18 holes for his birthday... Great experience!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 74
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Weather

Sorry to say there was severe thunderstorms and rain forecasted for the day so we did not play.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 38
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Value...Hidden Gem

Course was much better than I expected. Greens rolled well and kinda speedy. Never had a issue of not having fairway grass. Course plays tight with tree lines, not like most Destin courses where you just hit wherever you want. Chipping areas around the greens were full of grass, unlike a lot of local courses. Clubhouse guy was super nice. Definitely one of the best valued courses I've played. Lots of groups of 4 that were members in front of us that played at break neck speed. Will play again, soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Unprofessional On-Duty Manager

Played front side on 3 previously occasions and course and staff were great. But Saturday afternoon, 11 April 2020 was a complete reversal.

When I attempted to check-in with my 11 year old granddaughter for a full round, the on duty manager was unprofessional. When informed my granddaughter could not ride in my cart and had to instead walk I inquired if this applied to family members as I had observed other family members sharing carts on Thursday afternoon. Instead of explaining the policy change and offering a solution such as a pull cart for her or both of us the manager responded with a terse “I’m not going to argue with you”. So I cancelled our tee time.

Rocky Bayou Country Club’s website states “From beginner to scratch golfer, junior player to senior master, an exceptional day on the course is waiting for you ...” Unfortunately they missed the mark Saturday afternoon.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 38
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 59
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Tee boxes are pretty good for little rain we had. Greens are fast and fairways are good, fringe around the greens are slow so run ups are slowed down. They’re keeping the carts clean after each use and have foam noodles in the cups. Hope they stay open till next snowbird season, see you then.

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

Fun course

Greens roll great and I don't remember seeing any areas that I wouldn't want to putt over. The fairways have a few small burnt patches but you won't find your ball in any of those areas unless you hit a very poor shot off the tee.

Great layout and a fun course!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 38
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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