Tuesday, March 28, 2017

5 Best Golf Courses In Destin

Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort

Home to FOUR championship golf courses, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort creates an unrivaled experience from the moment you arrive on property until your trip is over. Showered with awards -more than 30 now- the four courses: Raven Golf Club, Baytowne Golf Club, The Links Golf Club and the exclusive and private Burnt Pine Club, each have their own special challenges, rewards, and unique characteristics. With 72 holes spanning the beach to the bay, every course boasts spectacular views and a peaceful setting. 

Kelly Plantation Golf Club 

Appropriately known as "The Crown Jewel of the Emerald Coast", Kelly Plantation Golf Club’s greens are as visually stunning as they are challenging and impressive. The semi-private golf club features miles of waterfront, wide fairways and well-manicured greens, making it one of the best golf courses in Destin. Boasting over 7,000 yards of large contoured greens, wide manicured fairways, an array of strategically placed hazards and picturesque views of the Choctawhatchee Bay. Rated 4 ½ Stars by Golf Digest, Kelly Plantation Golf Course also offers a rich scenic appeal unlike any other golf experience. From Hole No. 4’s spectacular, panoramic view of the Choctawhatchee Bay, to the surrounding Magnolias and Palmettos that are native to the northwest Florida region, this golf experience is sure to please. You’ll also observe miles of waterfront including 11 lakes – the largest being 7.5 acres that surrounds holes 9 and 18.

Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club

Land and sea meet on the grounds of the Regatta Bay Golf and Yacht Club, and its pristine, natural setting provides a peaceful escape for golfers all year long. It’s one of the best golf courses in Destin for all skill levels, and the 6,894-yard, par-72 course is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. The vibrant course provides the ultimate risk-vs-reward golf experience. Take a virtual tour and explore the course hole-by-hole to figure out your plan of approach before heading out for a round you won’t forget.

Emerald Bay Golf Club

With a classic Florida landscape on the front nine and breathtaking bay views on the back, it’s no surprise that Emerald Bay Golf Club is considered one of Northwest Florida’s premier golf courses. Its long, flat holes wind through the exclusive gated community, treating visitors to total privacy and tranquility. Designed by famed course architect, Bob Cupp, and underwent a complete renovation in 2014 to improve the overall experience for locals and seasonal guests. Offering the very essence of Florida golf at every hole, so whether you make par or bogey, don’t forget to take in your surroundings.

Indian Bayou Golf Club 

Indian Bayou Golf Club offers three worthy layouts: Seminole Course, Choctaw Course, and Creek Course. Each consists of nine immaculate holes and puts golfers to the test amidst nature at its best. Wide, forgiving fairways, majestic greens, sparkling lakes, and undulating pines that sway with every coastal breeze can be found throughout Indian Bayou Golf Club’s 27 holes.

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