St. James Bay Golf Club

4.6101117647 4.6 stars from 5 (131)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6730 yards
  • Slope: 142
  • Rating: 72.9
  • Layout

  • 151 Laughing Gull Ln, Carrabelle, Florida 32322, Franklin County
  • (850) 697-9606
  • (850) 697-9070
  • www.stjamesbay.com

Year built: 2003
Architect(s): Robert Walker (2003)
Type: Public/Resort
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6730 yards 72.9 142
Blue 72 6374 yards 71.4 136
White 72 5918 yards 69.6 130
Green 72 5122 yards 70.3 123

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 131 Reviews
5 stars:
97
4 stars:
32
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

129 out of 131 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive at a resort   Great for wildlife/ scenic views a weekend splurge advanced golfers   Challenges include forced carries water hazards bunkers   Great for drinks brunch dinner  

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"Excellent Golf Course & Very Friendly Staff"


ceofls's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Round on the Forgotten Coast"


u945825492's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Seasonably warm, helpfull, professional staff"


DaneKern's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in wonderful, early spring condition.

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A good experience awaits you."


twr01930's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2018
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Reviewed on

I could play here every day and be very happy. The course is well maintained and reasonably priced. It is remotely located and caters mainly to vacationers. A lot of forced carries so not a very good place for short hitters.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



dgjbison1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course, especially for lower handicappers. LOTS of opportunities to lose shots, balls.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



captainron11's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



DaneKern's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"great golf course"


mike1953588's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Eevery year we go to west florida to the beach. I have played there every year. Very nice, interesting course. Always in great shape!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Favorite course hands down"


samueljohnson82's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Just a great course hidden in Franklin county. If I lived close by it would be my home course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



u460760353's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"great golf course"


seminole115's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the slow season on the coast and I got a great deal on golf now for 25.00. What a deal for this golf course. The course is built in a sanctuary and is in pristine condition. From the back tees it is only 6,600 yds. but the course is tight and you have to hit the ball straight. They have GPS and you need to use it because of some of the shots. Overall a great experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Florida Target Golf"


u810385270's avatar
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun course, definitely worth the play. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Course is extreme target golf, with lots of forced carries-the excellent in-cart GPS was essential for helping first timers on the course. Plan on an entire dozen balls unless you are extremely accurate.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Target Golf"


u000006451943's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I enjoyed our afternoon at St. James. Be careful when playing. With all of the nature preserve carries make sure to play the appropriate tees or you'll get really frustrated and lose a lot of balls. The course was in great shape, especially considering they had aerated the greens less than a week ago. The course is very secluded but worth the trip. The club house and restaurant are well equipped and the staff is very friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"What a Great Place"


u000005839527's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Having played several courses in this area I was very surprised by the condition of this little gem. Greens, bunkers, fairways, everything was above par. Don't let the yardage fool you, this is a true second shot layout. I enjoyed this course so much I booked a second round the following day. This will be the first of many rounds on this course. PS. friendliest staff I have ever encountered, they where great.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u878039971's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Most beautiful course I have ever played. I'm from Ohio so a lot different than up there. Love the golf carts as well.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"This course is simply beautiful."


Jackson8783983's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is one of the finest courses I have ever played. It is quite challenging for the average golfer. But it so fun to play. The fairways are perfect, and the greens were very good, even though they had been recently sanded. I will certainly recommend it to others and will play it again whim I come back to this area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



TRRussell's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in good shape, and the greens were rolling very well. I would definitely play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Kitchen was closed"


u840093293's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a tough round of golf, the greens this time we're a little crunchy from the sea shells in the sand they use. If you are In The area I would definitely recommend This place. We played in the afternoon and the kitchen was closed after our round so check before you go as there is nothing close by to get a bite to eat.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A Beautiful course!!! Greens, Fairways, Bunkers are all in excellent shape


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course"


u4420560's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoy this target course which offers challenging par four hole with carry vistas at different lengths. Always a pleasure to play because the scenery and guality and manicured greens.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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