Sandestin

9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy West
Destin, FL 32540
(850) 267-8000
Pricing: $51 - $75
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Current Member Rating

Rating: 3.1

Pace of Play

2

Greens

3

Service

3

Value

3

Design/Layout

2

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Sandestin Resort has four golf courses associated with it, you don't necessarily have to stay at the resort to play the courses, but there's a discount if you do. The Raven was a PGA Champions Tour Stop for a couple of years, and was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr and is routed through the wetlands, marshes, and pine trees on mostly level land. It's a great test, challenging in every way with plenty of water, trees and sand, and good sized and undulating greens. It's a definite shotmaker's course, where course management and strategic play is rewarded more than the long ball. It plays from 5,060 to 6,931 yards, with a 73.8 course rating and 138 slope from the tips. The Burnt Pine course was designed by Rees Jones, and from the tips is 7,000 yards 74.7 course rating, and 144 slope. The course is routed along Choctawhatchee Bay on the back side, while the front is parkland style through the pine trees. Might be the best course here, it's definitely the most challenging. The third course is Baytowne, the original course here by Tom Jackson, and has the most variety with the layout with the routing along the beach to the bay, with some elevation change. It's a par 71, with yardages from 3,002 to 6,804, fun and fair golf course, probably the best course at Sandestin for the higher handicapper. The Links was designed Tom Jackson as well and it's routing is along the Baytowne Marina and the Choctawhatchee Bay, with five holes directly on the bay and plays from 4,969 to 6,710-yards with four sets of tees.



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Posted by: DanielleM

Jun 27th, 2010

Played the Links course at Sandestin. It is a pretty short course and I wasn't terribly impressed. The one thing that bothered me was that there were a number of holes where you just didn't where to hit the ball and even if you hit it straight you could get in trouble. Play Windswept Dunes if you can. It is a little bit of a drive but worth it!

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Posted by: CLASS69LA

Sep 27th, 2009

I played the Links course. Very nice. Lots of view of bay. I enjoyed this course. Good staff. I wish I had time to play the other couses on the resort.

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