Camp Creek Golf Club

4.5476285714 4.5 stars from 5 (26)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7159 yards
  • Slope: 152
  • Rating: 76.0
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: Visa, American Express, Mastercard, Discover

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7159 yards 76.0 152
Blue 72 6689 yards 73.5 146
White 72 6304 yards 71.6 137
Gold 72 5776 yards 69.3 132
Gold (W) 72 5776 yards 74.5 140
Red (W) 72 5150 yards 71.3 129

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 26 Reviews
5 stars:
20
4 stars:
4
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

25 out of 26 reviews


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"One of my Favorite Fazio designes"


Keith0709's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Georgia Advisor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 08/10/2017

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


Commented on 03/28/2017

Is the course private or open to the public ?


"Fazio nailed it"


BrandonWebb's avatar
Top 25 Contributor
Birmingham Advisor
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/13/2016
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Spectacular"


GOLF1040's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Exceptional"


samallenkawa's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best course in Panhandle"


Jallen62's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/14/2013
Previously played

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best course in the panhandle."


u000006146224's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 2/28/2013
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Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Super course, breathtaking round regardless of score"


fentoni01's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 2/27/2013
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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!


Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"this course has lush fairways"


guyhoude's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 2/27/2013
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Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"always a treat to play"


breain46's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 2/27/2013
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Reviewed on

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


Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


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


ggggggkkkkkk's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 2/22/2013
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Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


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


jjschur44's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2013
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The course was better than I would ever expect. The greens and rough weren't growing well yet but still better than most!<br/> The fairways are like lush green carpets.


Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Bring your A+ Game"


paperpeddler's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 2/14/2013
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Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course"


tdinbr's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 1/21/2013
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Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Outstanding course!"


jimhgolfer's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 1/15/2013
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Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course!"


willie22's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 1/06/2013
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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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



"Awesome layout and well maintained facility!"


taylork1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 1/1/2013
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Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course nice people"


mbeck5423's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2012
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great course nie people greens great fairways perfect<br/> nice views and a big gator


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Natural setting"


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/12/2012
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Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"grate course"


yamane16's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2012
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Very nice fairway<br/> Very nice green<br/> But high price.<br/> If I could see the beautiful sea at some hole, it’s perfect.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Must Play Track"


John8230506's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2012
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Reviewed on

Great course. The best for sure in the area. One of the best courses I have ever played. As a 2 handicap, I had all I wanted from the tips.

Great staff and practice area. Targets on both sides of ranges to prepare for any wind conditions that may exist.

A must for anyone in the Panhandle area.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



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