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4.3
389 Reviews (389)
5 Stars
184
4 Stars
156
3 Stars
34
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
90.3%
Recommend this course
356 out of 389 reviews
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4.3
51 Reviews (51)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
14
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
84.3%
Recommend this course
43 out of 51 reviews
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4.3
95 Reviews (95)
5 Stars
48
4 Stars
33
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
87.4%
Recommend this course
83 out of 95 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7152 yards
Slope 143
Rating 75.3

Bay Point Golf Club's Nicklaus Course at Sheraton Bay Point Resort is the only Nicklaus Design course in Northwest Florida. The golf course was formerly Lagoon Legend, which had a reputation for being one of the Florida Panhandle's toughest layouts. In 2004, the golf course closed and underwent a major renovation by the Nicklaus Design team. It reopened a year later with rave reviews. The redesign included restructuring the tees, greens, and bunkers and also re-contouring the fairways. The scenic landscape of scrub oaks, towering pines, and saltwater marshes was carefully preserved though. The golf course maintained the challenging aspects of the original but infused a play-ability that makes it accessible to all skill levels. Also like the former course, the new Nicklaus design offers the same stunning views of St. Andrew's Bay. In the fall of 2018, the Nicklaus Course completed a greens conversion to Tif-Eagle Bermuda-grass greens to bring championship greens to a championship course. Bay Point Golf Club has won the Panama City News Herald's "Best of Bay" in 2016, 2017, and 2018. The Nicklaus Course has hosted US Open Local qualifiers and is a home course of the FSU Women's Golf Team and will host their Division 1 Invitational in February of 2020.

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Course Details

Year Built 1986
Greens TifEagle Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bruce Devlin (1986) Nicklaus (2005) Rick Robbins

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
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
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Reviews

4.3
389 Reviews (389)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 18
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 38
Bunkers 33
Forced Carries 32
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 32
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 24
A Weekend Splurge 21
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 31
Convenient to the City 23
Worth the Drive 20

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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
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Perfect weather

Great day to play .Great company to play with .Greens a bit slow but rolled true .Great deal !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
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Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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First Time Playing

Wonderful challenging golf course

We loved the course. It was well maintained and the staff was courteous and friendly. Would definitely play this course again . my wife is considering taking lessons here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Played with a great threesome who helped guide me around .The kind of course you need to warm up at the range/practice area's .Will be back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun to play

when we showed up at the course they brought the carts to our car and explained where to check in, where the driving range, putting green were, etc. The staff was very friendly. The golf course was in good shape, lots of water. The greens were in good shape and the bunkers were well maintained. We really enjoyed our experience. Would recommend and we will try to play again before we leave the area. The price was reasonable.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wasn’t crazy about layout. Not worth 75.00 green fee .

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course design

We got this deal from Golfnow and had an amazing time playing this Jack Nicklaus designed course. The staff was very friendly and helpful and overall it was perfect

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

Excellent greens

Greens were excellent; Challanging course with lots of water.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Slowest round ever

What a disappointment. The fairways are mowed so short that they’re way too hard, making it almost impossible to hit an accurate iron shot. It’s easier to hit a shot out of the rough. Making things worse was the pace of play. We played for four hours and only got through 12 before the sun started to set. I would highly suggest putting a ranger on the course to prevent this from happening in the future as there was one group holding up seven groups with absolutely no one playing in front of them. Such a waste of money, let alone the waste of a beautiful day. So sad.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Absolute gorgeous course

Had a great time playing golf on the Jack Nicklaus course. It was very challenging tons of water and great scenery. Is an absolute must play if you're in Panama City Beach we will definitely play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

M Jones the grasslands

Not too good A low handicap course. My 13 didn’t hold up. Fairways not as good as should b for cost and name. Too many unsanded divots. My lady friend struggled from the length of front tees we were put out behind a five some. Dark and frustration got us on 16 and left

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Nice course

Nice course with enough choices of tee boxes to satisfy any golfer, from the bomber to the distance challenged.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very Nice Golf Course

A wonderful experience! I will play again! A great come back for the course after Hurricane Michael a little over a year ago!! If you play golf and you're anywhere near Panama City Beach, Florida, Bay Point is a must play. Thank you Golf Pass and Golf Now!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A real Treat

So glad I chose to Visit Panama City to play this course instead of my usual trip to Orlando. Don’t usually get to play a Jack Nicklaus course. Layout was challenging but scorecard gave valuable hints on how to play each hole. Condition of course was very good. greens were nice. Sand was fluffy. Not crowded when I teed off at noon. Very nice practice range and putting area. No extra charge for range! Will play it again tomorrow!

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