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Bay Point Resort - Nicklaus Course

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4.3
306
5 Stars
141
4 Stars
129
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
93.6%
Recommend this course
284 out of 306 reviews
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4.3
12
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.5
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
91.7%
Recommend this course
11 out of 12 reviews
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4.3
36
5 Stars
14
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
91.7%
Recommend this course
33 out of 36 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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Bay Point - Nicklaus Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 7152 yards 75.3 143
White 72 6430 yards 71.7 132
Green 72 5972 yards 70.0 124
Red 72 5445 yards 68.8 116
Gold (W) 72 4974 yards 69.9 123
Scorecard for Nicklaus Resort Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
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
Handicap 10 14 6 4 2 18 12 8 16 17 3 11 13 1 5 9 15 7
Par 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 5 36 3 4 5 4 4 5 4 3 4 36 72

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
306

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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4.0
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First Time Playing

Considering Michael, course was in good shape.

Course played well, greens were in good shape, bunkers were filled with nice sand. Exceeded our expectations.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Bay

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

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Missed You

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

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

Good shape!

Course only open 5 days since major damage from hurricane Micheal in October 2018, greens and fairways were perfect!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Welcome back

Happy you are back. Played Sunday,had a great time. Thank you

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Battling back

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.

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

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.

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

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!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

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.

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

Perfect condition always

Pace of play & great is lsyout make this the best course in Panama city beach fla. Plus scenic bayfront holes.

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

Great time

Course was great. Tough but fair. Little high on the price.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
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
Previously Played

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!

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