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Destin Area Golf Courses

Destin is arguably the town that golf built, with several top-rated golf resorts lining its shore and drawing scores of golfers from all over the world. Fine courses at Kelly Plantation, Emerald Bay and Regatta Bay, along with many other local courses, offer up stunning natural beauty, state-of-the art planning and luxury amenities. With more than 400 holes of golf in Destin and the surrounding areas, there's a course for every skill level.

ResortQuest has hundreds of Destin vacation rentals located just minutes away from many of these beautiful championship golf courses. Let us assist you with finding the perfect condo or vacation home rental to fit your lifestyle and budget, and then get ready to hit the links.


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Bluewater Bay Golf Course

2000 Bluewater Boulevard
Niceville, FL 32578

Bluewater Bay Golf Course
Golf architect superstar Tom Fazio and U.S. Open champ Jerry Pate teamed up to design the four "nines" of Bluewater Bay. The results have garnered a four-star rating from Golf Digest, and top Golf Magazine honors for Northwest Florida ten years running. A variety of layouts take advantage of the course's diverse terrain. You'll play along the shore of the Choctawatchee Bay, then move through southern woodlands and pristine wetlands.

Bay-Magnolia

Gold Tee 6,608 yds Rating: 72.6 Slope: 142
Blue Tee 6,013 yds Rating: 69.0 Slope: 133
White Tee 5,514 yds Rating: 67.4 Slope 122
Red Tee 5,129 yds Rating: 70.4 Slope: 125

Lake-Marsh

Gold Tee 6,857 yds Rating: 73.5 Slope: 139
Blue Tee 6,203 yds Rating: 70.6 Slope: 127
White Tee 5,776 yds Rating: 69.0 Slope 124
Red Tee 5,338 yds Rating: 71.7 Slope: 128


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Indian Bayou Golf Club

1 Country Club Drive
Destin, FL 32541

Indian Bayou Golf Club
Conveniently located in the heart of Destin, Indian Bayou has been pleasing the discriminating golfer for more than 20 years. This club has three nines -- Creek, Seminole and Choctaw -- that are played in three 18-hole combinations. While many marshes and swamps come into play on numerous holes, Indian Bayou is a forgiving course. Large undulating greens and wide fairways make Indian Bayou a "must play" in the area.

Seminole-Choctaw

Gold Tee 7,078 yds Rating: 74.6 Slope: 132
Blue Tee 6,429 yds Rating: 71.4 Slope: 127
White Tee 5,956 yds Rating: 68.9 Slope 121
Red Tee 5,226 yds Rating: 70.7 Slope: 121

Choctaw-Creek

Gold Tee 6,897 yds Rating: 74.1 Slope: 139
Blue Tee 6,186 yds Rating: 70.2 Slope: 130
White Tee 5,701 yds Rating: 68.4 Slope 123
Red Tee 4,864 yds Rating: 69.0 Slope: 122

Creek-Seminole

Gold Tee 7,047 yds Rating: 74.7 Slope: 142
Blue Tee 6,351 yds Rating: 70.8 Slope: 132
White Tee 5,851 yds Rating: 69.1 Slope 125
Red Tee 4,938 yds Rating: 69.1 Slope: 124


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Kelly Plantation

307 Kelly Plantation Drive
Destin, FL 32541

Kelly Plantation
This Fred Couples signature golf course design is immensely playable, featuring large greens, soft contours and high-definition hazards. Golfers with a taste for luxury will enjoy Kelly Plantation's "member for a day" service, which showers its clients with perks from start to finish. All carts are equipped with state-of-the-art GPS yardage systems. A first tee "host" greets you with iced towels. Iced apples await you at the 1st and 18th tee boxes, and the 19th hole (Clubhouse) offers complimentary chips and salsa at the end of your game.

Couple Tee 7,099 yds Rating: 74.2 Slope: 144
Plantation Tee 6,521 yds Rating: 71.4 Slope: 134
Palmetto Tee 6,118 yds Rating: 69.5 Slope 126
Magnolia Tee 5,170 yds Rating: 69.8 Slope: 114


Regatta Bay Golf Course Photo

Regatta Bay Golf & Country Club

465 Regatta Bay Boulevard
Destin, FL 32541

Regatta Bay Golf & Country Club
The club's championship 18-hole course is one that players of all skill levels enjoy. Designed by Robert C. Walker to be as challenging to professionals as it is fun to the novice, it offers purposefully daunting tee shots that give way to forgiving, spacious fairways with scenic vistas and undulating, bunkered greens. Carts at Regatta Bay are equipped with GPS systems.

Black Tee 6,864 yds Rating: 73.8 Slope: 148
White Tee 6,490 yds Rating: 71.8 Slope: 136
Gold Tee 5,910 yds Rating: 69.7 Slope 122
Ladies Gold Tee 5,910 yds Rating: 74.5 Slope: 142
Ladies Green Tee 5,092 yds Rating: 70.8 Slope: 119


Emerald Bay Golf Course Photo

Emerald Bay Golf Club

4781 Clubhouse Drive
Destin, FL 32550

Emerald Bay Golf Club
This challenging, 18-hole, Robert Cupp design is one of Destin's premier championship golf courses. Named a "4-Star Award Winner" for places to play by Golf Digest, the water-guarded fairways and small greens are a true test of skill for every level of player. Carts come equipped with GPS yardage systems.

Gold Tee 6,825 yds Rating: 73.2 Slope: 140
Blue Tee 6,482 yds Rating: 71.6 Slope: 134
White Tee 5,967 yds Rating: 69.5 Slope 123
Red Tee 5,184 yds Rating: 70.1 Slope: 122


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Santa Rosa Golf Club

4801 West County Highway 30A
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32549

Santa Rosa Golf Club
This Tom Jackson-designed course winds through pure-white sands, pristine ponds and lush vegetation with two Gulf-view holes. All 18 holes boast newly renovated Tiff-Eagle greens. Don't be misled by the 6,500 yards you'll see on your scorecard. It plays like a deceptive 6,800-friendly, provided you play it smart. The club is semi-private, open to the public.

Blue Tee 6,654 yds Rating: 72.2 Slope: 141
Players Tee 6,345 yds Rating: 71.3 Slope: 136
White Tee 6,157 yds Rating: 70.5 Slope 133
Gold Tee 5,613 yds Rating: 68.9 Slope: 125
Red Tee 5,105 yds Rating: 70.4 Slope: 130


Sandestin Golf Course Photo

Sandestin Golf Courses

9300 Emerald Coast Parkway West
Destin, FL 32550

Sandestin Baytowne Golf Club

The Baytowne Golf Club gives guests the best of both worlds, with landing areas that invite guests to unleash the driver, and greens that reward a strategically placed approach shot. Baytowne is as challenging from the championship tees as it is forgiving from the forward ones. Tom Jackson created a heavily bunkered, pine tree-lined, 3,300-yard front nine, while taking advantage of the land's elevation changes to create some of the most-spectacular views.

Gold Tee 6,804 yds Rating: 73.2 Slope: 138
Blue Tee 6,125 yds Rating: 69.9 Slope: 130
White Tee 5,517 yds Rating: 65.4 Slope 114
Red Tee 4,770 yds Rating: 67.7 Slope: 120
Black Tee 3,002 yds Rating: 57.8 Slope: 92

Sandestin Raven Golf Club

Raven Golf Club, a Robert Trent Jones, Jr., designed natural wonder, presents you with drama and strategy on every tee. This course is a unique and visually stunning 6,900-yard par 71. Guests are presented with a myriad of exciting shot options, while experiencing dramatic changes in color and texture throughout the course.

Black Tee 6,931 / 6,875 yds Rating: 73.8 / 73.4 Slope: 137 / 138
Silver Tee 6,361 / 6,300 yds Rating: 71.5 / 71.1 Slope: 135 / 135
White Tee 5,891 / 5,823 yds Rating: 68.4 / 68.1 Slope 128 / 127
Gold Tee 5,106 / 5,060 yds Rating: 70.6 / 70.5 Slope: 126 / 126

Sandestin Links Course

The Links Course is the ultimate in risk / reward golf while providing guests with spectacular views. Renowned architect Tom Jackson designed the winding layout of this links-style course, with five holes that run along the Choctawhatchee Bay. Every day is a different test at the Links, depending on which way the Choctawhatchee Bay wind is blowing.

Gold Tee 6,710 yds Rating: 73.8 / 73.4 Slope: 137 / 138
Blue Tee 6,265 yds Rating: 71.5 / 71.1 Slope: 130
White Tee 5,777 yds Rating: 68.4 / 68.1 Slope 128 / 127
Red Tee 4,969 yds Rating: 70.6 / 70.5 Slope: 126 / 126

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