Destin Golf Courses

If you love golf, you’ll love Destin, Florida. Not only is Destin home to some of the best fishing in Florida, it has become a top golf destination. With Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast averaging 297 sunny days a year, boasting 24 miles of sugar white sands and emerald green water, one cannot tee up scenic golf better than the Destin area. The courses offered throughout the area are designed by world-renowned architects and integrate the natural assets seamlessly. Golfers of every skill level and on any budget will find a Destin golf course that will meet their needs.

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Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club

Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club offers an 18 hole, par 72 course with a challenge from five sets of tees for those of every skill level or handicap. Holes three through five, wind around a complex of dunes and within a few hundred yards of the Gulf of Mexico. Referred to as the “Purest Golf in the Florida Panhandle,” by Golf Magazine, the course offers a fair challenge and unique character only found among the Highway 30a corridor and the Santa Rosa Beach area. The course boasts some of the only elevation changes in the area and takes golfers from the Clubhouse to the Gulf and back through the natural areas that enhance the uniqueness of the course. A member of Audubon International, the course meanders through natural wildlife habitats and native areas providing a picturesque backdrop of the local area. The course is designed perfectly for walking with little distance between greens and tees, with Holes 9 and 18 ending up at the Clubhouse.

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Indian Bayou Golf Club

Indian Bayou Golf Club is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico and Choctawhatchee Bay providing spectacular views as you work your way through their assortment of nine-hole courses. Seminole, Choctaw, and Creek offer a unique set of challenges for any golfer. And each course provides a unique setting with gracious fairways and long, wide holes on Choctaw and Seminole, and a natural swamp on Creek. Click here for course details.

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Emerald Bay Golf Club

Touting a slope rating of 135 from the championship tees, Destin’s Emerald Bay Golf Club’s 18-hole course provides a challenge for golfers at any skill level. Designed by Robert Cupp, a nationally recognized architect and former chief designer for Jack Nicklaus, the pine-lined fairways and bay breezes create an unflustered setting to enjoy the destination and the sport. Click here for course details.

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Seascape Resort Golf Club

Seascape Resort not only is conviently located to practically everything in Destin, the resort offers on site lodging, tennis, dining, and golf packages. Stay and Play at Seascape Resort! Keeping budgets of one and all in mind! Click here for course details.

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Blackstone Golf Course

Carved through rolling terrain, Blackstone offers golfers a unique course unlike any other in the area, designed to demand accurate tee shots but allow for short irons into most of the holes. The diverse layout of Blackstone Golf Course will provide an unparalleled golfing experience. Blackstone will challenge you while providing a relaxing, serene day of golf. Test your accuracy with our fairways, water hazards and sand traps; we have everything you need to challenge you and improve your game. To top off the experience, Blackstone now offers the most exciting and enjoyable way to experience golfing, the Golf Board: an easy-to-ride fully electric vehicle that adds a whole new level of fun and excitement. Golfers of all ages can now “Surf the Earth” from shot-to-shot in a way that feels like snowboarding or surfing. Blackstone provides golfers of all skill levels a truly enjoyable experience.

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Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

Just 10 miles east of Destin you will find the four award winning championship golf courses The Links Golf Club, Baytowne Golf Club, Raven Golf Club and the Burnt Pine Golf Club. With golf course designers like Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Rees Jones and Tom Jackson, you can’t lose. Rees and Robert Trent Jones Jr. have adjacent layouts in the Burnt Pine Club and the Raven Golf Club. A pair of Tom Jackson masterpieces, Baytowne Golf Club and The Links Golf Club await you with subtle challenges. Click here for course details.

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Fort Walton Beach Golf Club

A couple of courses located just west of Destin is Fort Walton Beach Golf Club, features two 18 hole championship layouts. The Pines Course which is a 6,800 yards and The Oaks Course which stretches to 6,400 yards. Open fairways and friendly greens await you along with a great grill and an Edwin Watts Golf Shop located onsite. Click here for course details.

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Shalimar Pointe Golf Club

This 18-hole Dye-Finger design takes advantage of the natural surroundings. During your round you will be treated to mature trees, well-guarded manicured greens, and strategically placed bunkers. Located on the shores of the Choctawhatchee Bay in Shalimar, Florida, Shalimar Pointe Golf Club is one of the best kept golf secrets in Northwest Florida. Our newly renovated clubhouse is open to the public. Recently voted “Best on the Coast” by NW Florida Daily News!

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Gator Lakes Golf Club

Gator Lakes Golf Course is located on Hurlburt Field, the home of U.S. Air Force Special Operations, just minutes from Ft. Walton Beach. This challenging and scenic 18 hole layout is now open to the public **(Please call the golf shop for information on gaining access to the base). The course features two distinctive nines. The front is tree-lined and requires accurately placed shots. The back is more open and affected by the wind. The well-manicured greens are Seashore Paspalum (commonly found in the Carribean, South Florida and Hawaii), with 419 Bermuda fairways and a combination of Bermuda and Zoysia on the tees.  Click here for course details.

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The Club at Hidden Creek

This Ron Garl Design champioinship layout is located minutes from Navarre Beach. Boasting excellent conditions, lush landscape, rolling terrain and scenic layout, along with a professional staff await your arrival. Hidden Creek is a par 72 18-Hole Championship Public Golf Course that plays 6,823 yards from the back tees. We offer challenging play for all levels of golfers, with water throughout the course and greens well guarded by sand. Well placed shots are always rewarded! In 2013, Hidden Creek underwent a $500,000 course renovation that included replacing all 18 greens. Click here for course details.

Other courses in the Destin area include:
  • Rocky Bayou Country Club
  • Kelly Plantation Golf Club
  • Eglin Golf Club
  • Foxwood Golf Club
  • Bluewater Bay Golf Resort
  • Regatta Bay Golf Club

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