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4.6
146
5 Stars
107
4 Stars
36
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Staff Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.3
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.7
Layout
4.7
98.2%
Recommend this course
143 out of 146 reviews
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4.6
146
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
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Staff Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.2
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.8
Layout
4.9
95.0%
Recommend this course
19 out of 20 reviews
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4.6
146
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Staff Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.2
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.7
Layout
4.8
97.1%
Recommend this course
33 out of 34 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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  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Florida (2016 #19) (2015 #10) (2014 #2)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Course Conditions in the U.S. (2015 #24)
  • Golf Advisor: Best of Golf Advisor (2015 #43) (2014 #26)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Value Courses in the U.S. (2015 #10)

Reviews

4.6
146

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
Near Local Attractions 4
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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!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
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
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout 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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Excellent
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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
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
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout 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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout 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.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent

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