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Golfing the Emerald Coast in impeccable weather, coupled with lush natural surroundings and championships tees, is "as good as it gets" for golfers of all skill levels. The golf courses in the Fort Walton Beach and Destin area are among the most challenging in the country. Set in the beautiful woods and wetlands, these links provide spectacular scenery and that extra impetus to play better.

The championship courses in Destin are within easy reach of Fort Walton Beach, and many are just 20 minutes away by car. This means you can enjoy your favorite vacation rental on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach and still be close enough to spend the day on the links. Let ResortQuest assist you with finding the perfect condo or vacation home rental to fit your lifestyle and budget.


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Shalimar Pointe

302 Country Club Road
Shalimar, FL 32579

Shalimar is a challenge for both weekend and scratch golfers alike. Golf Digest gives Shalimar Pointe four stars, along with Golf Week listing it as one of the top 50 development courses in Florida. The club has hosted the U.S. Open qualifier tournament and boasts a notoriously tough two-tiered 11th hole. This is a two-tier green, and the only bail-out area is to the right of the green. The par-72, 6,764-yard layout, Finger Dye-designed course features impeccably manicured greens and strategically placed bunkers.

Gold Tee 6,765 yds Rating: 72.71 Slope: 132
Blue Tee 6,470 yds Rating: 71.3 Slope: 129
White Tee 6,137 yds Rating: 69.7 Slope 126
Green Tee 5,713 yds Rating: 68.0 Slope 116
Red Tee 5,427 yds Rating: 72.3 Slope: 123


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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 Yardage

Gold Tee 7,047 yds Rating: 74.1 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


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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


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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

Gold Tee 6,825 yds Rating: 73.1 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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