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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.7
80.4%
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272 out of 357 reviews
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3.8
26 Reviews (26)
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Conditions
3.2
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.8
76.9%
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4 Stars
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Conditions
3.4
Value
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Layout
4.3
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.8
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6743 yards
Slope 129
Rating 73.5

Located along the shores of Choctawhatchee Bay, Shalimar Pointe Golf & Country Club enjoys a scenic, rolling landscape dotted with trees. This often-overlooked golf course has been considered one of the Emerald Coast's best-kept secrets but the word is beginning to get out. The course, due to its challenging but playable nature, has been used for U.S. Open qualifiers and it was host to the Emerald Coast Tour. The layout features immaculately manicured greens that are framed by strategic bunkering and water hazards on a number of holes. The golf course is challenging but fair with five sets of tees to accommodate players of all skill levels. The course is Shalimar Pointe's main attraction but it is complemented by extensive practice facilities including an expansive driving range, putting green and chipping green.

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Course Details

Year Built 1968
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Tifdwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Joe Finger (1986) Ken Dye (1986)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Reviews

3.8
357 Reviews (357)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 19
Watching the Game 9
Brunch 8
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 46
Water Hazards 41
Undulating Greens 35
This course/club is great for:
Locals 34
Advanced Golfers 22
Seniors 21
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 28
Worth the Drive 17
In the 'Burbs 16

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Challenging layout, fun to play here.

Course is in good shape and the fairways are filling in nicely and the greens are really coming around. There were a few spots on a couple of the greens but overall they were really nice and puts were tricky to read on some greens. I recommend if you are in this area that you should seek out this course and play it a couple of times.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/30/2019

Thank you for playing and providing the review! We are glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you again soon!
Randy Bensley
General Manager

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great course

Very nice course with good conditions. Good value. Loved the terrain

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/30/2019

Thank you for playing and providing the review! Hope you can make it back out soon!
Randy Bensley
General Manager

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/30/2019

Eric,
Thank you for playing and giving the kind review! We are glad you enjoyed your round with us and hope to see you again soon!
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General Manager

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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Previously Played

Golf course condition

Look, if you don’t like paying a lot, it’s great. $72 for two? How do you beat it? The course has a great layout, but obviously struggling for cash to take care of the course. Pretty tough conditions, and I don’t think there is a watering system.? Not any grass to speak of. Cheap is the largest plus.
Carts are gas without computers and very few yardage markers

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 10/30/2019

Thank you for playing and providing the review. The recent rains have helped tremendously. Give it another try soon!
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Randy Bensley
General Manager

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Not great

The course has potential but the condition is poor. The fairways are spotty with some really thin areas. The green were very slow, bumpy and had a lot of other weeds in them. There were also a bunch of dead spots and bare dirt.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/30/2019

Thank you for playing and providing the review. The recent rains have helped tremendously. Give it another try soon!
Thank you,
Randy Bensley
General Manager

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice Course at Shalimar

Played here last year (Sept 2018) and greens were not in great shape...This time they were terrific and very well maintained. Challenging course, nice layout..and friendly staff. Some of the tee boxes and fairways could be better...but overall this was a great value

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/30/2019

Thank you for playing and providing the review. We are glad you enjoyed the round and hope to see you again soon!
Randy Bensley
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Shalimar Point

Always enjoy playing this course. Last 4 years it has been great. This year greens were in pretty bad shape. Fairways were great staff was great. All in all we had a great time. We will be back next year.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Test for an Average Golfer

Greens are anything but flat. Hard breaking and moderately fast. As a bogie golfer I was challenged, and had a good time.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/25/2019

James,
Thank you for playing and providing the review. Looks like you enjoyed it and we're happy to hear that. Hope to see you again soon.
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Randy Bensley
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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Shalimar pointe coming back!

I hadn’t played Shalimar pointe in several years. The course condition had gotten pretty rough for awhile. Played this morning and I was happy to see the course is in really good shape! The layout is kinda tight with a lot of curves. I have always liked the course quite a bit, and I’m looking forward to playing it more now that it’s coming back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/25/2019

Thank you for playing and providing the kind review. We continue to work on improving the golf course and we're glad to hear you've come back! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Randy Bensley
General Manager

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/25/2019

Thank you playing and providing the kind review. We are glad you enjoyed it! Hope to see you again soon!
Thank you,
Randy Bensley
General Manager

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course, needs some tlc

The staff were amazing, and the breakfast wrap was phenomenal.

What frustrated me the most was that I’m here on vacation and will only play one round. I called the day before I booked to ask what shape the course was in and I was told “really good”.

The greens were quite sandy and inconsistent speeds. Tee boxes were overgrown and in need of a cut. The fairways were nice, and some the whole were beautiful.

In better shape this is a course is play again, just annoyed by the condition of the tee boxes and greens.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/25/2019

Thank you for playing and providing the review. I'm sorry the greens and tees did not meet your expectations. The extreme dry conditions have made things a bit of challenge in a few areas but we continue to work through it and improve. Hope to see you again when you make it back.
Thank you,
Randy Bensley
General Manager.
P.S. Love the Huntsville area. Pretty place and a lot of good folks.

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Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/25/2019

Thank you for playing and providing the kind review. Glad you enjoyed and we hope to see you again soon!
Thank you,
Randy Bensley
General Manager

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value

Greens were recently punched but putts rolled well. Fairways look great. $30 9am on for the rest of the month because of the heat. Great value. I played Friday morning at 9 as a single and finished by 11:30

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/25/2019

Thank you for playing and providing the kind review. Really appreciate your understanding of the aerification. Necessary and painful process and many are not.
Hope to see you again soon!
Thank you,
Randy Bensley
General Manager

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Shalimar

The course was in good condition but the flies and bugs were terrible and very annoying.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/25/2019

Thanks for playing and providing the kind review. Thank goodness the flies are gone and the gnats almost. Hope to see you again soon!
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Randy Bensley
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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very average

Pro Shop guy was super nice to start. Course had bunch of unkept areas near fairways. Greens had lots of spots covered in sand. Fairways were OK. Stuck behind a foursome that had only two sets of clubs for the last 3 holes. If your a good golfer you will expect more, if you're a hacker it will work for you.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Overall OK

Greens rolled good
Course layout was a bit strange/Blind tee shots
Looks like at one time it was a 4/5 star
Pro Shop guy was nice, but slow
Nobody working the Grill and was out of everything.... VERY SLOW
I wouldn’t pay 45 during the week
Nice carts
No GPS

Overall ok experience.

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

Great Price

It rained the morning of our tee time and the course was very dry. Great price for a Friday in June.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/24/2019

Thank you for playing with us and providing the review! Water is something we can almost always use more of in the summer around here. Hoping for more today....
We look forward to having you play with us again!
Thank you,
Randy Bensley
General Manager

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Had a great time

Course is in great shape for the area and is rather inexpensive to play. No stellar ocean views but fun course to play and this was after a storm dumped over an inch of water down just hours before. Was able to play a good pace even with other groups in front of us.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/24/2019

Randall,
Thank you for playing with us and providing the review! We are glad you enjoyed and we look forward to having you play with us again soon!
Thank you,
Randy Bensley
General Manager

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Goat Ranch

Doesn’t look like they are even trying to improve conditions. Fort Walton Golf Club is in much better condition and costs less. Today was probably my last visit to Shalimar.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 06/06/2019

Frank,
I'm sorry to hear about your experience with us. We had quite a set back two weeks ago with the loss of our irrigation system for an extended period of time. That loss during and since having hot and dry conditions have significantly impacted our scheduled maintenance. We could not be happier to get the rains today and tomorrow! I can assure it is not from a lack of trying. I hope you give us another try next time you're in town.
Thank you,
Randy Bensley
General Manager

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