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3.2
382 Reviews (382)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
2.8
Value
3.6
Layout
3.8
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.5
68.2%
Recommend this course
297 out of 382 reviews
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3.0
47 Reviews (47)
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1 Stars
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Conditions
2.7
Value
3.4
Layout
3.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
66.0%
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31 out of 47 reviews
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54 Reviews (54)
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4 Stars
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Conditions
2.6
Value
3.4
Layout
3.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
63.0%
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About

Holes 9
Type Resort
Par 36
Length 3485 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
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Bluewater Bay Resort Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 36 3485 yards
Blue 36 3137 yards
White 36 2954 yards
Red (W) 36 2785 yards
Green 36 2748 yards
Scorecard for Lake / Marsh
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out Total
Gold M: 73.1/142 380 515 420 180 425 465 195 385 520 3485 6857
Blue M: 70.7/134 W: 76.6/143 340 472 375 150 390 415 170 350 475 3137 6203
White M: 68.1/128 W: 74.0/136 319 445 355 138 355 380 160 340 462 2954 5776
Red M: 64.6/117 W: 69.5/127 280 440 345 120 350 375 150 310 415 2785 5338
Handicap 7 15 3 17 1 5 9 11 13
Par 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 5 7 1 17 9 3 13 11 15

Course Details

Year Built 1981
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Fazio (1981) Jerry Pate (1981)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

Reviews

3.2
382 Reviews (382)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 22
Watching the Game 10
Amazing Food 9
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 45
Bunkers 36
Narrow Fairways 23
This course/club is great for:
Locals 28
Playing Multiple Courses 26
Seniors 23
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 28
Worth the Drive 18
In the 'Burbs 15

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Golf Day

Greens in really good shape. Great views of the bay. A little tight, but fair. Great value for the cost.

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

Great value course

I have played here each year on vacation (4 times total) in June of ‘18 and ‘19. For the money, this is a fair course at a fair value. Fairways are in good condition. Greens are a little slow, but getting better each year. The tee boxes still need some TLC, but all are playable. Overall, there is nothing to complain about for the price and age of the course. If you want a relaxing, scenic and decent place to play, don’t hesitate. Otherwise, spend an extra $50 and play in pristine conditions on the Destin peninsula. You definitely get what you pay for in Destin, but this is a true little gem for the $$$.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Enjoyable time

The clubhouse employees could not be better. We had a great time!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Could not actually putt greens. They were too slow. Other than that I would rate it as average at best

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Bluewater Bay Resort - Marsh Course
Commented On 06/14/2019

Hi, Danny. Thank you for reviewing the course. Your feedback about the course is important to us. We are working to get everything up to par. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are glad to see you rated the rest of your visit to be great during your game. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Bluewater Bay Resort - Marsh Course. We hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Not too bad, condition wasn't as bad as reviews suggested

After reading reviews I was expecting pretty bad green conditions, but surprisingly they were playable. Not perfect, but considering the cost of the round they were good. Tee box were basically sand, but not the end of the world if you tee up.

It was sunny and I wore a long sleeve athletic shirt to protect me from the rays. Shirt didn't have a collar, but they let me play anyways. (It's 2019, clothing styles have changed, collared shirts still required? loosen up people.)

Staff was friendly.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Bluewater Bay Resort - Marsh Course
Commented On 06/07/2019

Hello, u4865024. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we are glad you enjoyed your round and our laid back and friendly staff. We hope you'll give Bluewater Bay Resort Golf Club another try in the near future.

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Skill Advanced
1.0
First Time Playing

AWFUL - Should be called Bluewater Goat Pasture

Looked around online and found this course - website photos made it look pretty decent for the price. Upon arrival we noticed that the practice green was brown which was the first sign that we should have just turned around. The first tee had no grass - it was so bad we contemplated playing the ladies tees since it had grass. In general, the course was more brown than green. Putting surfaces were less than “good.” One star rating for course condition is more than generous. I would have rather spent $80 on fireworks as that would have been a better use of money. As someone who works in the golf industry, it shouldn’t be long until this course closes for lack of play.

Staff was very friendly though.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Bluewater Bay Resort - Marsh Course
Commented On 05/31/2019

Hello jwrong, thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience with us at Bluewater Bay Resort. We are sorry to see that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we will use it to make the necessary improvements to the course. Our golfers overall experience is extremely valuable to us and we hope that you will give us another chance to show you how we've improved. Thank you for your choosing our course, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Best Value in the area

Bluewater is a great value. While the course isn't in pristine condition, its better than most in the area, especially with the green conditions in Destin, where you will pay much more for far worse conditions. Bluewater developers recently contemplated closing the course and developing the land, so they backed off a bit on maintaining the course. Hopefully that will change now that they decided to keep it operational. The fairways are in decent shape; but there are a lot of brown spots. Greens are a bit slow but roll true. Rough needs a lot of work, as it is growing wild, so no first cut, second cut, as you would normally expect. Bay course greens experiencing some green rot, so only Lake and Marsh are open. And, you can't beat the price. If your are looking for a premiere course to play, go to Kelly Plantation and pay the $140 tee fees.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 05/30/2019

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Bluewater Bay Resort - Marsh Course. We hope to see you again in the future.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not worth the trip.

Course not in good condition. Some fairways not mowed, others had very thin grass. Greens were slow and bumpy. Putting was hit and hope.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Bluewater Bay Resort - Marsh Course
Commented On 05/23/2019

Hi, Danny. Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is important to us. We are working to get everything up to par. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Bluewater Resort Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course not maintained! Greens were average, fairways and rough not good! Good value for the price we paid! I would return if I could book at the same price!

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Bluewater Bay Resort - Marsh Course
Commented On 05/22/2019

Hi Kerry. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. We are glad your round was a good value. Thanks for visiting Bluewater Bay Resort Golf Club. We hope to see you again in the future.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bad... Then good

There are 3-9 hole courses... We started on the Lake course, then went to the Marsh course. The Lake was TERRIBLE! The first tee box is almost a "Sand trap" (hardly any sold dirt with no grass!!).... The course c condition is disgusting (leaves debris, bad fairways, just OK greens) ... The Marsh course was in much better shape, but just "Average" for what a golf course should be.

I can not reccommend. ... PS: I also drive from Destin to visit this course and had to pay 2- $4 ROLLS ($8) !!.. Beware!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Bluewater Bay Resort - Marsh Course
Commented On 05/22/2019

Hi, thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is important to us. We are working to get everything up to par. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Bluewater Resort Golf Club, we hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bad

Not well kept.not watered or cut.No post signs marking what hole you are on or which way to go.Very disappointing,won’t play it again

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Bluewater Bay Resort - Marsh Course
Commented On 05/22/2019

Hi, Tom. We appreciate you reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course signage is important to us. We always appreciate golfer comments and we are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your review for guidance. Thank you for playing Bluewater Bay Resort Golf Club. We hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Deceptively Challenging

Fairways were fantastic, but several greens had some bare spots. The cart paths were horrible though. Lots of big bumps. There was also a big lack in signage. If you’ve never played here or live in the subdivision, it’s almost impossible to know where to go. They need to add signs along the road to direct you to the other courses and even holes. Overall though the course was fun to play.
Would recommend it to others, but definitely has some areas that could be improved

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
2.0
Previously Played

Cow pasture

The course is in extremely poor conditions. Starters didn't mention anything about tee boxes, fairways, and greens either missing grass or completely filled with weeds.

This course probably was in the worst conditions I've ever seen.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Bluewater Bay Resort - Marsh Course
Commented On 05/20/2019

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Bluewater Bay Resort Golf Club. We appreciate your dedication to playing our course over the years but are very sorry to hear your recent experience with us may have been poor due to the course conditions. We greatly value your feedback as we work towards any necessary improvements, and hope you will notice some of these improvements during your next round with us. Thank you for choosing our course, and we hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pretty good course

The course was in ok shape. If you have never played here it is three 9 hole courses. The Bay course is currently closed. None of the greens were bare but several rolled rough. Fairways had alot of sandy areas but were easy to hit from. Good price if you get the hot deal. I'd play here again. Staff was very friendly, cart boy met us at our car when we pulled in and we loaded our clubs right up and drove to the clubs house.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Bluewater Bay Resort - Marsh Course
Commented On 04/29/2019

Hello Delorean, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Bluewater Bay Resort Golf Club, and for the 3 stars. We are sorry to see that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played and your feedback is appreciated. It looks like you had a friendly experience with our staff and that your round was a great value for you, so we hope this improved your overall experience with us. Thank you for choosing our course and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

My 2¢

Not really sure why I am bothering to leave a review. It is just like the others and it will get the same form letter response. But I will give a shot anyway...

This reivew is only for the Marsh and Lakes Course. The Bay Course is still shut down.

It is clear that if you look at the previous reviews, this has been the case for some time now. Each review gets the same generic response that they take it seriously. Blah blah blah, they know that the tee boxes are crap, at times it may be difficult to have a good lie in the "fairway", and that the greens are hit or miss. The fact is they don't care, people still play here because they have accepted it for what it is. I mean, I read the reviews and played anyway. I knew what to expect and was not disappointed.

Pace of Play: Good, course not crowded
Course Conditions: Fair, tee boxes (poor)
Staff Fiendliness: Great, both the pro-shop and grill
Value for the Money: Average (wkday, not wkend rate)
Course Layout: Average (Marsh is better than Lakes)
Off Course Amenities: Good (Grill)

Overall, it was a good experience because I knew what to expect.

But please drop the chirade, you are not doing anything about the issues that people are pointing out. If your were serious about it, I am quite certain you could have grown grass on the tee boxes within the last 3-6 months.

So, if you are reading this review and then you go and play, you have no reason to complain

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 04/29/2019

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review Bluewater Bay Resort Golf Club. We are sorry to see that you may have had a poor customer experience with us or that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played. Any additional feedback, including specifics, is greatly appreciated so that we can improve your experience with us in the future. Thank you for choosing to golf with us and we hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented On 04/22/2019

Hello. Thanks for the review. We see you rated the course 1-star and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take single star feedback very serious at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Bluewater Bay Resort Golf Club.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Golf

Course was better than the reviews posted. 1 of 3 nine hole courses was closed which contributes to slower play. Fairways were good and greens fast. We had an enjoyable time. We would return on our next visit to the area

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

fun day

couse is in less than good condition. tee blocks are very poor with greens in need of work. nice course layout with water and traps. greens are hard to hold up on.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented On 03/22/2019

Hello Garry, Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is important to us. We with recent rain we are working to get everything up to par. We have projects ongoing to recovery the fairways and greens from the water on the course. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Bluewater Bay Resort Golf Club, we hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Needs work

Casual course that needs some work. Greens were terrible, fairways weren’t that bad. Course isn’t worth more than $30/ 18 holes at its current state.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented On 03/18/2019

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Bluewater Bay Resort Golf Club, and for the 3 stars. We are sorry to see that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played and your feedback is greatly appreciated. We hope that you will give us another chance to improve upon your experience with us. Thank you for your choosing our course, we hope to earn your business again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

nice layout but greens, fairways and tee areas need a lot of work

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented On 03/15/2019

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience with us at Bluewater Bay Resort. We are sorry to see that the greens may not have been in the best shape when you played. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we will use it to make the necessary improvements to the greens, fairways, and tee areas. Our golfers' overall experience is extremely valuable to us and we hope that you will give us another chance to show you how we've improved. Thank you for your choosing our course, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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