The beaches from Destin FL to Rosemary Beach are renowned for the crystal white sand and emerald blue waters and rightfully so because they are magnificent and truly unique!
But, did you know Destin FL has some of the finest Golf Courses in Florida? Here are some of the Destin FL Golf Courses you may be interested in trying out…click on the name to go to their website:
Indian Bayou – (850) 837-6191 – From Highway 98 in Destin, take Airport Road north approximately 1/2 mile. Entrance is on the right.
This is a semi-private course that offers 27 holes designed for all skills. It boasts manicured fairways and trimmed tees. The courses are: Seminole Golf Course, Choctaw Golf Course & Creek Golf Course.
There are practice facilities consisting of a driving range and practice putting greens which are reserved for the members and patrons only. Unlimited range balls are included in the price of golf.
Kelly Plantation Golf Club – Tee Times – 1-800-837-6757 -Sales -1-800-811-5080 – Off of Hwy 98 W, 307 Kelly Plantation Dr, Destin, Fl 32541
This semi-private club designed by Fred Couples and Gene Bates has 18 holes with views of the Choctawhatchee Bay and enriched with beautiful magnolia trees. Golf Digest rated this course 4.5 stars and Golf Digest also placed it in the top 5% of golf courses in North America. Many enjoy the cuisine served in the lovely Club House which also houses a good Pro Shop.
Regatta Bay – (850) 650-7800 – On Highway 98 just one mile east of the Mid Bay Bridge in Destin.
A beautiful club house and scenic course make playing at Regatta Bay a memorable experience. Golf Digest ranked the course among its “Top 200 Places to Play in North America.”
Emerald Bay – (850)837-5197 – On Highway 98 just 2 miles east of the Mid Bay Bridge in Destin
Conveniently located in the center of Destin, this 18 hole course was designed by Bob Cupp. It sits along the Choctawhatchee Bay and has beautiful water features and garden views. The club welcomes seasonal guests.
Seascape Resort – (850) 654-7888 – On Hwy 98, about 5 miles east of the Mid Bay Bridge in Destin
Lush forests, fresh water lakes, coastal dune lakes and magnificent views of the Gulf of Mexico are what draw many to entertain the sport on its 18 holes designed by Joe Lee. The Par 71, 6,100 yard course also offers 9 holes afternoon golf.
Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort – This 2,400-acre resort is the only resort situated on both the Intercoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico. The following four Destin, Florida golf courses have won more than 30 awards from respected golf publications and organizations and have been highly praised as the best in Florida golf.
The Links Course – (850) 267-8144 – Off Highway 98. Sandestin Resort
The Links Course at Sandestin was designed by architect Tom Jackson is known as a shot-maker’s course, having 4 sets of tees to accommodate varying skills. It has 5 holes along the Choctawhatchee Bay and was named one of the Top Five Golf Courses of Northwest Florida and one of the Top 100 Courses in Florida by Florida Golf News.
Baytowne Golf Club – – (850) 267-8155 – Off Highway 98 in Sandestin
Original course architect Tom Jackson extensively renovated the course in the summer of 2005. Golf Digest’s Places to Play gave it 4 ½ Stars, three times. This course takes guests from the beach to the bay, with incredible views and elevation changes. Baytowne Golf Club is as forgiving from the forward tees as it is challenging from the championship ones.
Raven Golf Club – – (850)267-8155 – Off Highway 98 in Sandestin
A stop on the PGA Champions Tour in 2006 & 2007, this 6900 yard, par 71 course was designed by Trent Jones, Jr. and has been deemed “a true modern tradition”. Voted “Best New Course in Florida in 2000” by Florida Golf News, hailed with 4 1/2 Stars by Golf Digest in 2006 and 2008, and named “#14 in Florida” by Golf Magazine,
Burnt Pine Burnt – (850) 267-6500 – Off Highway 98. Sandestin Resort
Called the “Crown Jewel of Florida Golf” by Golf Magazine, Burnt Pine is also recognized as one of the “Top 30 Courses in Florida” by Golf Digest. This Club has a 7000 yard layout designed by none other than Rees Jones. Magnificent views of the Choctawhatchee Bay from the back nine, while the front side brings golfers through the pine forests and wetlands of the Emerald Coast. Side by side with Sandestin’s Raven Golf Club, it is the only place in the world where Rees and Robert Trent Jones Jr. courses meet.
Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club – (850) 267-1240 – From Destin’s Mid-Bay Bridge travel East on Hwy 98 approximately 10 miles. Turn Right on Scenic Highway 30-A, turn left on Allen Loop Drive, then right on Golf Club Drive.
A uniquely designed 18 hole course with 2 holes on the Gulf of Mexico, the Club homes the Hank Johnson School of Golf. It is a member of the Audubon International and also is one of the few courses that allow walking.
Shark’s Tooth Golf Club & Camp Creek Golf Club
Shark’s Tooth Golf Club was designed by Greg Norman and was rated 14th Best Golf Course in Florida by GolfWeek. Tom Fazio designed Camp Creek Golf Club and that course was rated #7 Best Golf Course in Florida by Golf Digest. If you are staying at Water Color Inn, WaterColor or WaterSound, there are wonderful packages to look into. Truly an experience you do not want to miss if you are a golfer!
Shark’s Tooth Golf Club – – (850) 249-3041 – 2003 Wild Heron Way, Panama City Beach, Fl (just east of Rosemary Beach)
Camp Creek Golf Club – (850) 231-7600 – 684 Fazio Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32413