Some people love the beach. Some people love golf. Some people love both… and those are the people who come to 30A and South Walton, round after round, to indulge in the best of both worlds.
In fact, South Walton’s home to some of Florida’s top-rated golf courses.
Here is a round-up of golf courses you can choose from in the area:
Originally designed by Tom Jackson, the Baytowne Golf Course was renovated in 2005 and has been the recipient of 4.5 star ranking by Golf Digest twice.
Designed by architect Rees Jones, this 7000-yard layout offers rolling fairways and strategically placed bunkers that invite golfers to out-duel the course by using a different approach to every hole. After the 2004 renovations completed by Southeastern Turf Grass from Augusta, Georgia, all 18 green complexes were lined with ultra-dwarf, TifEagle Bermuda grass. The project also included strategic tree removal and the enhancement of 18 bunkers spanning multiple holes. With the appointment of Brian Govi as head golf professional in 2015, the golf course has further cemented its position as one of the most sought-after golf destinations in the region.
Characterized by an intermix of color and textures, this award-winning golf course was conceived and designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. who carved through the marshes, wetlands and pine trees of Sandestin to create an undulating expanse that offers unexpected challenges in terrain as well as the beauty that abounds naturally in Sandestin.
Designed by Renowned architect Tom Jackson, this property was named one of the “Top Five Golf Courses in Northwest Florida” by Florida Golf News. Set against the backdrop of the Baytowne Marina and the Choctawhatchee Bay, this golf course comes equipped with five bayside holes.
This 18-hole contoured golf course is nestled amidst a series of fresh water and coastal dune lakes. Designed by architect Joe Lee, this stunning 70, 6,100-yard championship golf course is for those who are as serious about pampering as they about the game of golf.
In Santa Rosa Beach, it’s hard to beat the convenience of this long-time local favorite. Referred to as the “Purest Golf in the Florida Panhandle,” by Golf Magazine, the course offers a fair challenge and unique character to golf lovers of all skill levels.
Designed by Tom Fazio, Camp Creek offers nearly 7,200 yards of undulated fairways and greens and driveable bunkers, with a view of the green from every tee box.
Located in the heart of Walton County and only minutes from Florida’s Emerald Coast and area attractions, Blackstone Golf Course offers 18 holes of magnificent golf, superb amenities and outstanding service.
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Designed by Love Golf Design, founded by PGA Tour player and PGA Champion Davis Love III in the late 90s, the Origins Course – a six-hole regulation course that alternatively plays as a ten-hole par 3 layout through the use of alternate tee boxes and auxiliary greens – was designed and built with the “short course” concept at its core.
Located in Miramar Beach, the Golf Garden is a nine-hole executive course that challenges your game with seven par three holes and two par four holes. And if you’re looking for family fun, the Golf Garden is home to an 18-hole mini-golf course.