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Address: 4781 Clubhouse Drive, Destin, FL 32541
Phone Number: 888-GOLFBAY
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Description: Play by the Bay. This championship level, 18-hole course is believed by...
Play by the Bay. This championship level, 18-hole course is believed by many to be one of Northwest Florida's best. Enjoy breathtaking views of the bay, which runs along the back nine. Just steps from the course, the Guesthouse offers luxury accommodations for up to 16.
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Very Good Course! Exceptional Service!

First time to play here this week and the new greens putted true and were in very good condition. Overall, the course was well maintained and the free golf shirt with my paid 18... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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121 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

First time to play here this week and the new greens putted true and were in very good condition. Overall, the course was well maintained and the free golf shirt with my paid 18 holes was a bonus. The highlight however, was the exceptional customer service. The staff member in the pro shop could not have been better and made... More 

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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Played here a few years back before the renovations. It was in decent shape and, unlike some of the other ones, a good value. Now the rack rate is way too high for the course (twenty less than Regatta? Really?) so it's not worth it if it's even remotely close to that rate. We got a deal and it was... More 

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Derry, New Hampshire
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We stayed here under the Wyndham time share. Whe we checked, no was was very knowledgeable about the Wyndham part of the property and did not tell about our discounts until I asked.Or amenities. The clerk that checked in had a great attitude. The other on the Bay club front dest were not nearly as pleasant or helpful. The room... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I quit playing Emerald Bay a few years back because it had fallen into disrepair. They closed the course, redesigned and replanted everything. The results are good, but not great. The greens were ok but bumpy and did not roll true. Some traps were beachhead while others were concrete. A nice track, but I'll play Regatta or Kelly before returning.

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Provo, Utah
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

Great course and great staff. I played back to back days and really enjoyed the layout. The staff knew my name on the second day. Very impressive!

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Plano, Texas
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52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Rented clubs (I think it was $30ish) and played after 1:00 so the green fees dropped to $49. Totally worth it and way cheaper than other courses in the area. Some fairways are narrow others wide. Bunkers were beautiful but shocking enough I never had to hit out of one. Greens were crazy fast yesterday.

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Toronto, Canada
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41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

There were some bad reviews of this course, but they are before the renovation. Not having seen the before, I can only judge the current. The course is in very good shape, the staff friendly and if you book on line, the price can be very good. Played it once and will likely play it again before we depart.

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Miramar Beach, Florida
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Please trash all previous reviews of Emerald Bay. The course and facilities have recently been totally renovated and updated. Emerald Bay is without a doubt the premier course in Northwest Florida. We live here and have played them all! The fairways which were always top notch are even better. All 18 greens were totally renovated and will see if you... More 

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Destin
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39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

The course has been remodeled. This was much needed and job well done. One of the best courses at the beach now. The course has been extended making it a little more challenging. Kudos to the remodeled course

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The Emerald Bay Golf Club was a bitter disappointment. It is very unfortunate that I must leave a poor review for this course. The potential this golf course has is literally busting at the seams. (It may be time for a superintendent change.) Almost every part of the course was in great shape, the fairways, tee boxes, bunkers, facilities, and... More 

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