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Address: 160 Laughing Gull, Carrabelle, FL 32322
Phone Number: 850-697-9606
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Fantastic golf experience

This "forgotten coast" part of Florida does not have many choices for golf but don't worry. Pick this course and enjoy one of the most dramatic and special experiences anywhere... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Arlington, Texas
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Arlington, Texas
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This "forgotten coast" part of Florida does not have many choices for golf but don't worry. Pick this course and enjoy one of the most dramatic and special experiences anywhere. This course is carved from pure wilderness and every hole reminds you of why you play golf. Be aware it can be tough if you cannot clear 200 yards of... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We recently returned from a weeklong stay at St. James Bay Golf Club. We were in town for a state baseball tournament and were delighted to find this great place. We've stayed at golf clubs in other areas and paid double to triple what we paid at St. James. Our family of five was perfectly comfortable in our three bedroom... More 

Thank DeAnne M
Kissimmee, Florida
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

this is a beautiful...and brutal...layout. I'm a nine handicap and I lost 6 balls. We played on a Sunday morning and the course was almost empty. It was incredibly hot. Not a breath of breeze and no cloud cover at all. Humidity was near 10000%. We knew that the greens had been punched two weeks before and they had recovered... More 

Thank Leo P
Panama City, Florida
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Although we lost more golf balls in the wetlands than I'd like to admit, the design of the course forced me to think and consider my club selection. As a senior woman with a higher handicap, there were several holes where the carry over wetlands was too far. However, the pro encouraged us to be wise and use the drop... More 

Thank marathonmess
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36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Let's start by stating that there is no shortage of really good golf courses in Florida. St James Bay is in a secluded part of Florida and should be on everyone's bucket list to golf. Rob Burlison is the head pro. He runs a tight ship yet very accommodating. The restaurant staff are too friendly. Ask for Miss Bonnie and... More 

3 Thank RobertFrancoCRF
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

villa accomodations (only 4) are very nice; this is a golf resort....raining, so we have not had opportunity to try the course, but looks very nice. restaurant at clubhouse is very good. The villa has a nice kitchen, sitting area, and separate bed area...very clean & comfortable....if you are looking for quality on teh Forgotten Coast, this is it. Will... More 

Thank bfairlc608
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We had really almost given up on nice courses around the area and then we went to St. James Bay. The staff was so friendly and the course was beautiful!!! We will definately be returning! Thank you!!!

1 Thank Catannhale
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138 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The restaurant here is really nice. Nice view and pleasant surroundings. The specials are always "interesting" and priced reasonable. They have a good brunch on Sundays also. The service does tend to be slow so don't come if you are in a hurry. They just don't have enough help on busy days.

Thank Annatha
Johns Creek, Georgia
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We have stayed here several times and always enjoyed it ! We also buy a pool pass in the summer so when we don't stay here we can use the pool for the kids. Place is clean and never really busy. The restaurant is nice,clean and good food !

Thank Charles P
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Even very good golfers should bring two boxes of golf balls, as nearly every single hole has a forced carry of 150-250 yards, depending on your tee choice. Without GPS, the course would truly be unplayable, as you need to know things like 185 yards to clear the swamp, but don't hit driver because 230 yards is the next swamp.... More 

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