St. James Bay Golf Club

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4.6
148
5 Stars
109
4 Stars
36
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.7
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.3
97.9%
Recommend this course
145 out of 148 reviews
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4.6
17
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.8
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.1%
Recommend this course
16 out of 17 reviews
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4.6
30
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.8
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
96.7%
Recommend this course
29 out of 30 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6601
Slope 139
Rating 72.0
Type Public/Resort
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St James Bay Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6601 yards 72.0 139
Blue 72 5979 yards 69.8 124
White 72 5439 yards 67.5 118
White (W) 72 5439 yards 73.6 120
Green (W) 72 4667 yards 69.3 111
Scorecard for St. James Bay
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 73.1/123 408 167 332 430 411 208 517 491 404 3368 363 187 383 444 379 522 391 173 530 3372 6740
Blue M: 70.7/121 380 147 315 423 386 183 491 473 384 3182 337 176 349 428 359 508 352 164 519 3192 6374
White M: 69.2/117 345 131 292 393 350 167 464 430 345 2917 319 165 322 406 327 488 340 130 504 3001 5918
Green W: 70.3/123 291 106 212 343 314 150 424 385 294 2519 280 142 294 348 295 394 296 109 447 2605 5124
Handicap 7 17 15 5 1 11 13 9 3 14 12 6 2 16 4 10 18 8
Par 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 5 4 36 4 3 4 4 4 5 4 3 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2003
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Walker (2003)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

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Reviews

4.6
148

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
Brunch 11
Dinner 10
Course Challenges Include:
Forced Carries 26
Water Hazards 26
Bunkers 17
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 24
A Weekend Splurge 18
Advanced Golfers 17
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 27
At a Resort 8
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun

Love the course layout and GPS system is excellent

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bring extra balls

Don't take out the big stick on every hole. Play smart. I played much better on the back than the front. Unless your down the middle on every tee off shot play smart and hit your second shot. Marsh will have you thinking...should I go for it.....Watch out for number 15....

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

Great challenging course

We loved this course.we are very keen golfers,and booked here at a really good rate with Golfnow.as we hadn’t played it before, found it very challenging as there are a many holes with a huge amount of carry .. However,we went back a few days later, with course knowledge,and throughly enjoyed it. The greens had just been treated,however,they were great.the scenery was lovely,as were all the staff. We arrived a bit early,and as the course was quiet,we were told if we wanted to,we could T -off.. driving range was included in our price as was a car that with gps,which was important to keep an eye on!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

awesome

I had not played this course in a couple of years and it did not disappoint The course was wet but still

in great shape Greens were perfect

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Target Golf

Challenging course that requires thinking before hitting shots. Lots of landing areas.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Beautiful Course Very Challenging

Great place to play. It is short and narrow. Would play again just bring a ball for each hole.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Love this course

Played here on a tip from a friend and really enjoyed the course. You can make the course as hard as you want by changing tee boxes. The 2 par 5's on the back nine are as good as anywhere. A little off the beaten path, but worth the effort.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Gem in the middle of nowhere

This course is truly remarkable. I can’t believe it still exists because of such little amount of play. It is in the middle of nowhere but is totally worth the drive. We come here every time we visit St. George Island. The course conditions are fantastic and the layout is very challenging. It is not long, but you better hit it straight. Great value. Great course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun, Tough course

This was the 4th time playing this course and it is just as tough as the 3 previous rounds. You must use course management to the fullest extent all while needing pin-point accuracy. The course is beautiful itself and the staff is very attentitive while also laid back and definitely want their customers to feel welcome and want to return. I will be returning to this course as long as I keep vacationing in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Target Golf - Aim Well!

SJB weaves its way through nature on the Forgotten Coast. Nice not to have homes lining the fairways. Holes though are bordered by that same nature. If you're off, you're gone. Many holes also have nature areas in front of the tee box, then again in front of the green. So hit the target! Greens were just okay; lush but not particularly smooth. Typical water and sand for a FLA course. But like any good course, if you hit it straight you will score.

Green fees drop $10 every 2 hours from 11 AM on. Weekdays should be open, so you may want to get a tee time directly. Well maintained course with all expected amenities.

Would play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Staff needs customer relation training

Staff was upset we used Golfnow instead of paying them directly. They would not let us tee off early even though they had many empty tee times. They treated us like second class citizens because we used Golfnow. All the staff, even cart guys knew to shun the 11:30 tee time!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Humbling but natural beauty course

Bring plenty of your inexpensive “water” balls. Challenging off the tees to clear the native vegetation. Natural beauty and wildlife Course well maintained. Personnel very friendly and helpful. Full size range and nice rentals clubs.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Layout!

Great Layout, beautiful scenery, well manicured. Only negative was the greens being a little rough, but could be due to time of year and a recent aerification.

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

Beautiful course, very challenging! Restaurant was very good and reasonable!!! Will definitely play again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Excellent Golf Course & Very Friendly Staff

Staff was very friendly and nice. Course had a challenging layout and was in great shape. Tight driving course, so after a few lost Titleist Pro V1's, I moved to my used collection of assorted balls.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Round on the Forgotten Coast

Course was in great shape. The greens had recently been sanded but were still plenty fast and rolled true. Staff was excellent as always.

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

Seasonably warm, helpfull, professional staff

Course was in wonderful, early spring condition.

Staff working on the course were friendly and professional. Pace was very good.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent

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$199 Starting price
Valid dates: Oct 19, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018
The package includes overnight accommodations, unlimited rounds of golf for two players, daily American breakfast for two at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar and 10% savings offered at the Golf Shop.
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