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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Woodland
Par 72
Length 7159 yards
Slope 152
Rating 76.0

Camp Creek Golf Club, just west of Panama City Beach, is hardly an oceanfront course but the Tom Fazio-designed layout still uses plenty of water and sand. Water hazards come into play on 11 holes. Fazio made use of the sand and natural wetlands on all of the holes though. Numerous bunkers were carefully placed around the greens ready to punish even the slightly errant shot. Golfers have more than the bunkers to watch out for though, there is also heavy rough where your ball will certainly get lost if not careful. The golf course features interesting par 3s including the 14th, which is also one of the layout's most scenic holes. Although it is challenging course to say the least, five sets of tees make Camp Creek Golf Club more accessible.

Course Details

Year Built 2001
Fairways Tifway 419 Bermudagrass
Greens TifEagle Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Fazio (2001) Tommy Cushnahan MacCurrach Golf (2001) Beau Welling (2001)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
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, American Express, Mastercard, Discover
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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4.9
28 Reviews (28)
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5.0
First Time Playing

Best Course I’ve Ever Played

The first two holes put me to sleep. But course quickly got my full attention. I went from one under to five over through nine. Then I got my feet back on the ground playing the back nine in one over. Conditions were superb! The staff was absolutely great. I highly recommend this course, but bring your A game. A little pricey, but worth every penny!

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

Still great, but hard to get on

Played camp creek for the first time since it went private. I have probably played 20 times over the years and it is still a fantastic experience. Course is in great shape, absolutely beautiful front nine with a lot of hole bordered by water. Might be the best tack in the Destin-Panama city area. Actually, it is by me. Great staff, great food. Burgers were awesome. This is a great golf course if you can get on. Pace of play is great. Need to have a sharp game and that includes putting.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Georgia Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing

One of my Favorite Fazio designes

Man is this a great course! Was in Panama City where I like to go over long weekends and holidays but I had never checked this course out until today. And the course didn't disappoint. I simply never played here because it was always well over 100 dollars but I figured with the great reviews I would just try it out anyways. The Tom Fazio design is wonderful with lots of marshes making it the 11th harvest course in the country.

The clubhouse was buetifuel and the practice facility was great. I couldn't believe how nice the course was with all the buetifuel plant and animal life. The greens rolled very true and fast and the rough is thick. The marshes and extensive amounts of water always make you remember who designed this course. (Tom Fazio). The course reminded me of Streamstong red a liitle.

The food was great which didn't suprise me. The place is near everything, seaside, the beach, PCB, and lots more. The clubhouse is great and the staff was friendly. There is no dought that I will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/10/2017

You can play it if you stay at their resort I believe. I think its called the Watercolor Inn?

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Commented on 03/28/2017

Is the course private or open to the public ?

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Birmingham Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Fazio nailed it

This is the best course in the panhandle in my opinion. The only problem is it is hard to get on after going private several years ago. It is listed as a semi-private course, but no public tee times are offered. Guests of the nearby Watercolor resort have access, so you may consider staying there. This is a big-boy golf course. Take advantage of the par 5s and the par 3s, because the par 4s ar Camp Creek are burly. You get a false sense of security because the first two holes - both short par 4s - aren't overly difficult to navigate. Going forward, however, the par 4s are hard pars. Bring your A game off the tee, because if you don't find the fairway you're destined for double bogeys. Thick vegetation lines the fairways throughout, so even if you find your ball you are more than likely taking an unplayable. The greens roll great and there is more undulation than you would expect. I've never broken 80 here in four tries. It is a demanding course, but a really fun round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Spectacular

I've been coming to the Destin area for almost 10 years to play golf after tax season. This course is by far and away the best and most scenic course you can play there. It can accommodate any golfer with its multiple tees. It hosted a US Open qualifier. Cut into the natural layout, without putting houses everywhere. In fact, I saw only a couple of houses. It recently went private....but somehow, you owe it to yourself to find a way on.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Exceptional

I've played many courses around the southeastern region of the US, and Camp Creek is by far one of the top 5 courses I've played. It is simple, straight-forward, challenging golf. There is not a stupid golf hole on the course. Every shot from tee to green requires careful decision making. The greens are large and very undulating which requires precision on approach shots. The staff may be the most friendly group of individuals I have ever encountered at a golf club...not kidding.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Best course in Panhandle

There were 4 blades of grass that weren't perfectly cut...:) this is an awesome golf course!!! Beautiful, challenging and would be considered in great shape by PGA tour standards....no trick holes just gorgeous manicured perfection with super fast greens and a staff that could teach customer service lessons to golf courses everywhere

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Best course in the panhandle.

This course is consistently in the best condition of any course in the area. One of the only courses in the area with elevation. The views are spectacular. Highly recommended!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Super course, breathtaking round regardless of score

By far the best course in the Destin area if you are willing to drive the 40 minutes. This is a course everyone should experience at least once you your lifetime!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

this course has lush fairways

I totally enjoyed golfing here as everything was in pristine conditions and staff was super friendly

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

always a treat to play

course was dry in spite of heavy rain last four days . Great greens and fairways , course conditions very good . A pleasure to play here in the wilderness with no housing developments along the fairways

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

A must play by anyone who enjoys great conditions in a serene setting. Warning: greens are difficult!

The course is beautiful. The layout is great. No homes, just wildlife. Greens are absolutely the largest I've ever played or seen before. However, they are andulating and lend to 3 and 4 putts. We all know 3-putting stings, however you'll find yourself forgetting about the last score as you drive to the next hole and look out at the majestic setting.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

The Golf Now price made this one of the best deals in NW Florida

The course was better than I would ever expect. The greens and rough weren't growing well yet but still better than most!
The fairways are like lush green carpets.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Bring your A+ Game

This is one tough layout. Several 400 plus yard par 4's, subtle and huge greens (did I mention 3 putts?), rarely a level lie all await the adventuresome.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Beautiful course

Brought my Dad here while on a winter vacation in Grayton Beach. Beautiful course, but very challenging since its a Fazio design. Greens and fairways were in excellent shape considering it is January. Staff was all friendly and helpful and the starter let us go off on the back 9 so we wouldn't be held up by the 2 groups of 4 snowbirds in front of us. Will definitely play here again if the chance arises!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Outstanding course!

Course was in great condittion. Fairways lush, greens were full, course was not crowded. Lots of sand and water to challenge you but, it was very playable. Greens might could have been mowed a bit tighter but if so, the loam of the greens would make them very difficult to putt. The staff was super friendly and helpful. This course was on my play list for te area and I enjoyed it very much. I would play it again very soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Beautiful course!

This is one of my favorite courses in the area. Very challenging, get to use all the clubs in the bag.. Greens are huge, love them. No GPS but well marked.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Awesome layout and well maintained facility!

Camp Creek is very exclusive so pace of play is excellent and staff is very friendly and attentive. Course layout distinguishes it from other area courses as it is shaped around the natural landscape with minimal dectractions e.g. no houses and hardly any views of roads. Greens are very large and meticuously manicured but have steep contours making them quite challening to read. Practice facility is beyond impressive as well. I highly recommend this course IF you are able to play at a reduced rate (i.e. golfnow) as the HIGH greens fee is the only drawback.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Great course nice people

great course nie people greens great fairways perfect
nice views and a big gator

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Natural setting

Very natural setting. Fair, playable design because of number of tees.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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