Bluewater Bay Resort - Lake Course

3.5343176471 3.5 stars from 5 (319)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 36
  • Length: 3485 yards

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 36 3485 yards N/A N/A
Blue 36 3137 yards N/A N/A
White 36 2954 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 36 2785 yards N/A N/A
Green 36 2748 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 319 Reviews
5 stars:
60
4 stars:
144
3 stars:
76
2 stars:
21
1 stars:
18

recommend this course

257 out of 318 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for locals playing multiple courses seniors   Challenges include water hazards bunkers narrow fairways   Great for drinks watching the game amazing food  

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"Don't waste your money!"


dgriggs1948's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Worst greens I've ever played on. Riddled with dead dirt spots and poanna grass. Like putting on a gravel parking lot. Fairway grass sparse on most holes. Obviously no money being spent to maintain the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Bluewater Bay Resort on 04/25/2018:

Hello, thank you for reviewing our course, Bluewater Bay Resort. We strive to provide the best possible customer experience to our golfers, and we apologize if we missed the mark. Your loyalty to our course is valued and we hope you will see improvements the next time you are with us. Thank you for choosing to play our course, in the Niceville, Florida area, and we hope to earn your business again soon.

"The course is not taken care of. Very bad shape"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Such a big course. 27 holes. Beautiful homes. Beautiful views. Terrible fairways, and terrible greens. Would never go back. Unless they paid me!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Bluewater Bay Resort on 04/25/2018:

Hello Ed, thank you for sharing your review. We truly appreciate both your positive and constructive feedback and will be sure to pass it along to our team. We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our layout at Bluewater Bay Resort and also appreciate your input on our maintenance. We hope to welcome you back for an enjoyable experience on the course in the near future.<br/>


rodana526's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/17/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Bluewater Bay Resort on 04/20/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Bluewater Bay Resort - Marsh Course, 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 your choosing our course, in the Niceville area, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Florida course"


Gerryjoey's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens and fairways what you would expect in Florida. Tees a little lacking. But overall an enjoyable day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Bluewater Bay Resort on 04/20/2018:

Hello Gerry, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Bluewater Bay Resort, and for the 3 stars. We're sorry to hear the course may not have been in the best shape on the day of your round, and we appreciate your feedback regarding the Tee Boxes so may work on any necessary improvements. However, we're glad you had a fun time on the course and had a friendly experience with our staff, so we hope this improved your overall experience with us. Thank you for your choosing our course, in the Niceville area, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"Wouldn’t pay to play again"


u280921929's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Normally I can understand a course being in mediocre or bad shape this time of year in NW Florida, but in this case I was extremely disappointed with the condition of the course. From hitting on uneven divoted tee boxes to concrete speed bumpy and even black greens. We payed 30$ per person with a golf now discount and wish I would’ve asked for my money back. I’m not a pro golfer by any means but for the area this course is in the conditions should be much much better. You can play better courses for cheaper prices all over this area


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Exceeded expections"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There are quite a few high end golf courses around here but for the money Blue Water Bay offered a great golfing experience at a fair rate.


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



LThoma's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather 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:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"satisfying"


u3342188's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course in good shape. calleging, lots of dog legs on front nine. beutifull layout.not wide open, but good fairways. staff was exellant friendly, and starter came aroud to chk on you, and see if anything was neede, as a courtousy. would Deffinitely play again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



tjdemski's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Couse layout good but condition poor"


neebsnook12's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is not in good condition, needs water and an upgrade in their maintenance. A number of seemingly remporaey tees and the greens were unusually slow in spite of tiffeagle grass. Many blown tree leaves were on the greens making it difficult to putt. Disappointing overall.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Bluewater Bay Resort on 03/28/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Bluewater Bay Resort, in the Niceville area. We're sorry to hear the course may not have been in the best shape on the day of your round, and we appreciate your feedback regarding the conditions of the course so may work on any necessary improvements. 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.

"Fairways"


dennisjenkins's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways are very thin not much grass mostly Hitting off of dirt greens were good what course needs help haven't seen it in this shape in a long time especially the fairways.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Fairways +"


dennisjenkins's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course needs a lot of work Fairways have minimal grass tea boxes are just horrendous greens were fairly good I do have to say that but was disappointed in the rest of the nine holes on this course!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Bluewater Bay Resort - Marsh Course on 03/21/2018:

Hello, thank you for sharing your review, We truly appreciate both your positive and constructive feedback regarding the course conditions and will be sure to pass it along to our team. We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our staff and sceneries at Bluewater Bay Resort - Marsh Course, and also appreciate your input on our maintenance. We hope to welcome you back for an enjoyable experience on the course in the near future.

"Duo play"


Lgolfer70's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing the course. Had a great deal on GolfNow. Course was divided into 3 nine holes, marsh hole didn’t start or ended at the clubhouse. Fairways were decent but not the best. Greens were rolling fast but overall good. A lot of houses on each side of the course and OB was pretty close. Cart path was rugged. For the price I paid it was worth it. Original green fees is a little steep for the condition of the course. Will reconsider other courses next time.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from Bluewater Bay Resort - Marsh Course on 03/21/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Bluewater Bay Resort - Marsh Course, 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 your choosing our course, in the Niceville, Florida area, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.


Joe3926020's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



ksnyder154's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Staff"


tjdemski's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got to Bluewater Bay golf course early I noticed that there wasn’t very many cars in parking lot, I asked the man at the desk if l could go out early he said “ No because they don’t get any money for the tee times.” I said they must get something from Golf Now. He said “ They only get technology from them”. The starters did let me out early .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"$15 Round with Cart, excellent Value"


u000002514788's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The day we played was cold and windy, but the course was playable as there are open fairways and accessible greens.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The tboxes could use some work. To much sand and not enough grass.


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


"Fun Challenge"


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was fun and fair. Lots off tees to pick your level of challenge.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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