Bay Point Resort - Nicklaus Course
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.
|Gold (W)||72||4974 yards||69.9||123|
|Tee I M: 74.3/143||399||194||439||436||398||509||211||393||572||3551||168||482||522||296||470||568||453||234||408||3601||7152|
|Tee II M: 70.7/132||376||171||360||384||371||495||184||367||511||3219||108||427||492||281||407||533||410||171||382||3211||6430|
|Tee III M: 68.8/120||358||160||333||367||335||430||160||346||469||2958||91||399||472||261||376||506||398||159||352||3014||5972|
|Tee III/IV M: 66.5/114 W: 72.3/123||295||160||333||305||227||430||160||346||469||2725||91||316||395||261||376||428||309||159||280||2615||5340|
|Tee IV W: 68.8/119||295||90||283||305||227||417||144||277||447||2485||72||316||395||208||336||428||309||145||280||2489||4974|
Aerial view of The Nicklaus Course at Sheraton Bay Point Resort Photo submitted by KielChristianson on 03/31/2018
Hole 2 Nicklaus Course, Sheraton Bay Point Resort (long par 3) Photo submitted by KielChristianson on 03/31/2018
Greenside at the par-3 17th hole Photo submitted by BrandonWebb on 07/27/2017
From behind par-4 fourth hole Photo submitted by BrandonWebb on 07/27/2017
Par-3 seventh hole Photo submitted by BrandonWebb on 07/27/2017
Par-3 10th hole Photo submitted by BrandonWebb on 07/27/2017
Second shot view on par-5 12th hole Photo submitted by BrandonWebb on 07/27/2017
Approach shot on the signature par-4 fifth hole Photo submitted by BrandonWebb on 07/27/2017
Signature hole #5 - Par-4 Photo submitted by zbuechner4 on 11/28/2016
Photo submitted by RobKempinski on 08/17/2015
Photo submitted by Jason5085605 on 06/23/2013
Hole 2 tee Photo submitted by mahavishnu on 04/02/2013
Hole 3 tee Photo submitted by mahavishnu on 04/02/2013
Hole 5 tee Photo submitted by mahavishnu on 04/02/2013
Hole 12 tee Photo submitted by mahavishnu on 04/02/2013
Hole 16 tee Photo submitted by mahavishnu on 04/02/2013
Considering Michael, course was in good shape.
Course played well, greens were in good shape, bunkers were filled with nice sand. Exceeded our expectations.
Course was not near as nice as last year, i know the hurricane hurt but the new greens were very very hard, no hold at all and slow. Course needs some water (very dry) Not sure sprinkler systems are working. Will continue to support them but need to aerate greens or roll them or something
Welcome back, I love everything about this course, good test of golf, always in really good condition, new greens roll pure, a tad slow, staff always cordial, value on Golf Now.... PRICELES
Back after the storm
The course reopened 4 days ago after Hurricane Michael. The fairways and greens were in great shape. It plays a little easier for me because some of the trees have been damaged and removed.
The weather was cool, so the tee times were sparse, so the pace of play was fast for this course. The resort hasn’t fully recovered so the pro shop and cafe are still in need of TLC.
Course only open 5 days since major damage from hurricane Micheal in October 2018, greens and fairways were perfect!
Happy you are back. Played Sunday,had a great time. Thank you
Love playing here, course in great shape, hurricane and all! Staff, always pleasant, course always in great shape, good test of golf, only wish my golf game was up to it today, thank you Golf Now for covering me. Semper Fi.
We played the opening day post hurricane cleanup. The staff from the bag staff, Pro Shop to cart people were awesome!! The course itself is on the mend ... pretty wet and slow greens but in pretty good shape considering all the repairs that have been underway since the hurricane in October. Not a fan of the course layout.
Great Course considering
I thought it was in excellent shape and the greens are awesome. The only negative is that it’s not as pretty as normal after so much damage from Michael. Give it a few years and it will be back to being one of the best in Florida.
Fun course but Under Repair now!
Great layout and very challenging! Be aware that are only a week away from closing the course to rebuild every green. Course is still very playable but every green has been killed off w/RoundUp and has a trench around it to protect the other grasses from the chemicals. Greens are still very true but if you are not a GIR golfer than you better have a great flop shot! Staff and amenities were all very nice!
Tough test for the bogey golfer
A course where you really need some advance knowledge. Lost of blind shots and doglegs. Conditions were excellent, lush fairways and good grass in the roughs. Very well maintained - more so than sister course the Meadows. Greens were grainy, fast downhill and slow uphill, but a fun challenge.
Would love to play it again.
There are much better options
Found the course to be in below average shape this year. Greens are slow, rough is patchy and not fully filled in.
Starters and are always friendly and on course cart service is available often.
Perfect condition always
Pace of play & great is lsyout make this the best course in Panama city beach fla. Plus scenic bayfront holes.
Course was great. Tough but fair. Little high on the price.
Great Florida Golf
Bay Point Nicklaus has a handful of challenging holes. The course needs to be played strategically to score well. From the back tees it is 7100 yards but did not feel like it played that long. The fairways are very accommodating and it can be difficult to miss the fairway on some holes. I wish the back nine was as challenging as the front. The course can be difficult over the first 7 holes. I would go back to play many times as it is the best course in PCB.
Bay Point - Nichlaus
Nice lay out and fun to play. Turf conditions were pretty rough. Perhaps due to time of year, early spring. In my opinion, the greens fee rate was overpriced for the condition of the course. Disappointing. I would not recommend the course in that condition at that price!