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3.2
323 Reviews (323)
5 Stars
147
4 Stars
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3 Stars
26
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
9
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.0
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
3.3
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.4
53.5%
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299 out of 323 reviews
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1.5
2 Reviews (2)
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Conditions
2.5
Value
1.0
Layout
2.5
Pace
1.5
Amenities
2.5
StaffFriendliness
1.0
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2.3
3 Reviews (3)
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Conditions
3.0
Value
2.3
Layout
3.3
Pace
2.3
Amenities
3.0
StaffFriendliness
2.3
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6564 yards
Slope 140
Rating 72.3

Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club's most striking feature is the beautiful location. Situated along South Walton's pristine white sand beaches, the course has two holes that back up to the sparkling blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Carefully routed through natural wildlife habitats and native vegetation, the course is a member of Audubon International and the meticulous care taken when crafting the course has earned Golf Magazine's praise as the "purest golf in the Florida panhandle." The layout appeals to players of all skill levels with several risk-reward holes and seven different sets of tees. Accuracy will be generously rewarded but you won't be punished if you decide to play it safe. Water hazards come into play frequently and there are strategically placed bunkers that will test your shot making.

Course Details

Year Built 1971
Greens Tif Eagle Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $17
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts No

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, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Collared or mock neck golf shirts required. No jeans, cut-offs, gym shorts, short shorts, jogging shorts, bathing suits, tank tops.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Locker Rooms

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Tennis

Reviews

3.2
323 Reviews (323)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
Patio Dining 8
Brunch 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 47
Bunkers 42
Undulating Greens 22
This course/club is great for:
Seniors 33
Advanced Golfers 30
Locals 28
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 34
Convenient to the City 23
Near Local Attractions 15

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Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

VERY POOR SERVICE!

I played this course for the first time on July 3rd and I will never go back. The service and staff were incredibly rude and one of the worst experiences I have ever had. I showed up 10 minutes EARLY to my tee-time and the first thing out of the manager in the clubhouse was that I "was late and this was completely unacceptable behavior". I was also told that I would be playing alone because "members do not like playing with non-members". It was the most insulting thing I have heard especially since they new I was a guest trying out a new course for the first time. I felt very uncomfortable over my entire experience. The course itself was in decent shape, but the greens were starting to dry out and turn brown. The pictures online are also very misleading and are not the scenic views you would expect. I quite playing after 6 holes, turned around and left. Overall, this was an absolutely horrible experience and I highly encourage anyone looking to play in the area to find another course such as Regatta Bay. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS COURSE AT ALL.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

VERY POOR SERVICE - DO NOT RECOMMEND TO ANYONE!

I played this course for the first time on July 3rd and I will never go back. The service and staff were incredibly rude and one of the worst experiences I have ever had. I showed up 10 minutes EARLY to my tee-time and the first thing out of the manager in the clubhouse was that I "was late and this was completely unacceptable behavior". I was also told that I would be playing alone because "members do not like playing with non-members". It was the most insulting thing I have heard especially since they new I was a guest trying out a new course for the first time. I felt very uncomfortable over my entire experience. The course itself was in decent shape, but the greens were starting to dry out and turn brown. The pictures online are also very misleading and are not the scenic views you would expect. I quite playing after 6 holes, turned around and left. Overall, this was an absolutely horrible experience and I highly encourage anyone looking to play in the area to find another course such as Regatta Bay. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS COURSE AT ALL.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

$40-$50 course for $100

We were stuck and needed to finish early, so we decided to play SRB. Used to love to play it when you could play for $50, but it’s $95 + tax now. NOT WORTH IT. You would think there would be towels on the carts for at least 2 people, a cooler on the cart filled with ice and water and be service oriented. It’s like playing a muni anywhere. Redneck land.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Good golf course great value

I don't think this course is on Golfnow, but it is a good course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Challenging course

After playing few flat courses in Destin, this course was a pleasant surprise. Each hole has character to enjoy. Well maintained fast green was excellent condition

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course and ran well.

Very much enjoyed Santa Rosa Beach Golf Club today.
Very nice layout and well maintained. It was in great shape considering it is late November.
Carts and amenities are a little dated and give the old country club feel. But course makes up for it. Best greens in the area by far! They were like playing a TPC course in a more weather friendly area.
Staff was very friendly and they stagger tee times just right so no waiting or being pushed. Felt like a member today. Thanks guys.
Consider charging a little less in the off season for public. I’d play there much more often if it was more comparable price with other local courses.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Glad I booked on GolfNow

The full price for the day was $106.00 I paid $53.00 via GolfNow and that was probably $30.00 too much. The greens had been sanded recently, there was a hole under construction and the course was not in very good shape. All this with no disclaimer or heads up when booking the tee time. I did like the general layout and the staff was extremely courteous and friendly. I will not be back anytime soon.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 18
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very enjoyable

Was running late for an early morning Hot Deal. Pro Shop staff was very kind, sent me to the range to warm up and called to have the golf cart sent to the range. Starter was very pleasant. Paired with a member and two other guests and had a delightful round. The course is not long, and there aren't gimmicks or tricks. The front nine is straightforward--love the par 3 8th. The back nine felt shorter and has a few more blind shots and hard doglegs, and a lot more water in play. The fairways aren't wide and the rough is harsh. Greens were in great shape. Overall, I loved my experience at Santa Rosa. I would play it again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
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 Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
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 Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 46
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great course!

Conditions were above average. The only knock was that the greens had a thin layer of sand on them, perhaps from a recent topdressing, but it did not really take away from your putting experience. The rest of the course is in fantastic shape. I would honestly not recommend this course to high handicappers, because if you hit it in the rough you will have a miserable time at this course, because the rough was not only thick, but it was extremely difficult to find your ball, even if you are right on top of it. I played with a 2 handicap player today who was off of his game, and he spent most of the day in the rough and shot 94. Any questions?

They have a nice pro shop and clubhouse, and plenty of options as far as food goes. I even took advantage of their locker room for a shower, and this place is definitely as good as a private club as far as taking care of their guests.

I wouldn't hesitate to return here if the opportunity presents itself.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rude Marshall

One Bad Apple can spoil the whole bunch. The Marshall was exceedingly rude. He came up to my group in the clubhouse 30 minutes after our round was complete to criticize our pace of play.. We finished in under four and a half hours with two rain delays. To be fair, the rest of the staff were quite friendly and accommodating. Nevertheless, this will be the last time I visit Santa Rosa Golf Club. Even if we took 6 hours to play, no Marshall should ever treat players like that.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First time here.

I enjoyed playing here very much. Good mix of short and long holes. Although several spots on the course were quite damp and spongy.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 56
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Good Course

Interesting layout with some easy and some challenging holes. Greens are aerated this time of year so putting is no fun at all. Fairways and tees are impeccably maintained.
Didn't see beverage cart today after hole #2. That was tough on a hot afternoon.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Love Santa Rosa

Nice layout with some easier holes but plenty of challenges also, especially on the back 9 with all the water. Fairway and tee boxes were outstanding. Greens were aerated in last 2 weeks so putting was problematic and frustrating. I was warned on GolfNow before booking that the aeration had occurred so it was my choice to play anyway. Pace of play was really good. I finished in 3 hours. Look forward to returning to Santa Rosa soon.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice Panhandle course

Second time playing it, first time with my wife. Very nice course, pretty, well-groomed, bunkers were good, greens in nice shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice track

Great pace of play. Being a single was able to play through several groups. 3 1/4 hours Nice friendly staff. Finished last 4 holes with a local and his guest. Very nice. Would play again and maybe not hit the water on the back after knowing course.

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