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4.4
215 Reviews (215)
5 Stars
116
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.6
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
95.0%
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206 out of 215 reviews
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4.1
36 Reviews (36)
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Conditions
3.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
86.1%
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31 out of 36 reviews
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4.4
65 Reviews (65)
5 Stars
37
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
1
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1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.7
92.3%
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60 out of 65 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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6901 yards 73.0 133
Blue 72 6408 yards 70.8 128
White 72 5903 yards 67.8 119
White (W) 72 5903 yards 73.7 128
Gold (W) 72 5421 yards 70.7 121
Gold 72 5421 yards 65.6 114
Red 72 4933 yards 63.6 104
Red (W) 72 4933 yards 68.1 114
Teal 72 4135 yards 60.3 95
Teal (W) 72 4135 yards 63.6 105
Scorecard for Rocky Bayou Country Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 73.1/131 368 405 539 192 365 410 480 189 422 3370 348 422 187 544 423 219 447 511 430 3531 6901
Blue M: 70.4/126 351 375 509 158 348 373 462 167 388 3131 315 398 169 523 386 194 411 483 371 3250 6381
White M: 67.7/117 W: 73.3/128 333 344 478 132 326 337 432 144 364 2890 265 360 141 503 351 158 378 466 343 2965 5855
Silver M: 65.9/113 333 305 478 132 259 337 432 139 302 2717 265 312 132 400 302 148 344 461 343 2707 5424
Red W: 68.1/115 290 305 417 85 259 300 396 113 302 2467 208 312 98 399 302 110 344 422 278 2473 4940
Teal W: 63.6/106 240 260 340 85 259 230 330 75 230 2049 170 250 98 325 240 110 265 350 240 2048 4097
Handicap 11 5 13 9 3 7 17 15 1 12 10 18 6 2 14 4 8 16
Par 4 4 5 3 4 4 5 3 4 36 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 13 5 11 15 3 7 9 17 1 12 10 18 6 2 16 4 8 14

Course Details

Year Built 1973
Fairways No
Greens Tif Eagle Bermuda
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bill Amick (1973) Earl Stone (2003)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs No
Pull-carts No

Practice/Instruction

Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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Reviews

4.4
215 Reviews (215)

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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Mature Course with fun layout.

This course is a really fun track to play. There’s undulating fairways and greens. Tee boxes are flat, fairways were definitely in great shape. They are working on the greens this time of year but I can tell they are on their way up. Love the mature look of the tree lined fairways. Will be back!!!

Conditions Good
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Handicap 20-24
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3.0
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Greens

Most of the greens were horrible lot of bare spots a lot of the tee boxes for in really bad shape Fairways we're good. Not sure what has happened to their greens but the need to do something different than what they're doing now never seen him this bad before.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Majestic Vistas!

Beautiful course and layout. Some of the greens on the front nine were suspect and a bit sparse due to some frost this past winter. Not to worry though, they will come back quickly. Every one is so nice at this course. Things are just transitioning from winter to spring. Turning green but not quite a rapid growth yet. I always have lots of fun playing here.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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Tees boxes, fairways a nd greens in terrible shape. Course layout is good.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Worst greens I ever platey on.

The course had a pretty good layout and the fairways were pretty good. Now for the greens, if you want to call them that. They were HORRIBLE!!! More sand than grass. It was not a fun day and after driving an hour and a half to get there and pay $39 each, it's not someplace i'll play again. Golf Now should have a warning for courses in that kind of condition.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Rocky Bayou

Nice member owned golf club. Fairly wide fairways, with bunkers. Not terribly long from the white tees, so very playable. Greens are big with a lot of undulation, just not much grass on them. Sure this is due to time of year I played what I really liked was the hills! Especially on the back nine, some pretty good up hill and down hill shots that you don’t see much in this part of Florida.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always enjoy playing this course

I love the layout of this course and always enjoy playing it. The greens were in terrible condition which was disappointing.

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

Greens

Some of the greens are a little rough there working on them hopefully they will be much better than next time I come. Although I enjoyed myself with the group I was with it.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great value course in Destin area

In Destin for a week of golf, and this is the fourth course we have played. Got a great price (hot deal) on Kelly Plantation, so it was the best course of our trip, but for every day rates Rocky Bayou is the best value course we played.

Greens were fast and smooth, despite their appearance — some looked VERY good, others looked like the greens crew was trying to fix some problems — but all rolled fast and true.

Fairways were in good shape, for this time of year. Some of the rough was a bit thin, but again, not too bad for this time of year — and certainly better than a couple courses we played.

A nice variety of holes — not a lot of water in play, but some actual elevation changes. Some trouble to be found if you get wild, but very playable course. Like most Destin courses we’ve played, traps have NICE sand to play out of — something us northerners would kill for to have back home.

Pace of play was great! Played as a twosome, and several four and fiivesomes let us play through. Finished in about two and a half hours.

A nice day of gol!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
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 Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

ROCKY

Really enjoy this golf course, it is becoming one of my favorites. I have been playing this course for the last 3 years in the winter months and have brought at least 10 friends to this course, all have enjoyed playing here. Will continue playing here !

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

The course is in quite rough condition. Tee boxes have very little grass and fairways are still in winter condition. Greens are just starting to come around. For the $45 the course is ok,

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
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 Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course

Very nice course for this time of the year, I’ve played it in better conditions but with not much rain it can be expected to be dry

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

Hidden gem

Enjoyed the course. It was in good shape for the time of year. A couple of holes have blind tee shots and I would have liked to know the distance to the water but overall a nice layout. Bathrooms were provided on both front and back nines at perfect locations to access them from more than one hole. Greens were a bit rough and looked faster than they were. Staff were friendly and the food was fast and delicious. I would recommend this course

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fine golfing experience.

Great course for the money. The greens were fast and the fairways in pretty good shape for this time of year.

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

Great course

Unlike Mr Roch review I know the difference between grass and dirt. The greens look great for thos time of year as do the fairways and tee boxes even with dormant grass not dirt like Mr Roch says. He must have played terrible hence the bad review. I played terrible as well but the course itself looks great for this time.of year. I would definitely recommend especially for the value! Some i guess need to realize this part of Florida still has cold months where grass goes dormant, but I assure you there is grass everywhere lol.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice country course

We enjoyed our game at this course. It’s a long drive but worth the trip. The course is hilly with water hazards which makes it interesting. The course is a bit dry but they all are since there’s been no rain for a long time.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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