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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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Solid course

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
Tara L
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Plano, Texas
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Provo, Utah
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I booked through golfnow for $20 per person for 18 on a cold, January day. I read all of the below reviews, and thought I made a mistake. I didn't - the negative reviews were over-stated. I played 3 other places in Destin this month, and I think it's called the off-season for a reason: greens and tee boxes are... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

This course has the potential to be beautiful but the greens are straight up horrendous. Made my uncle go Holme to change out of jean shorts which I totally understand had it been a 3 star course. It wasn't. Tourist trap. Stay far far away.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Rental clubs were rusted--rain storm after three holes--lightening galore--no rain check and no towels to dry off with!!! Will never stop here again.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Have played here twice. Really enjoyed the course. Nice friendly staff, GPS in golf carts, challenging holes, great landscape and views of the bay on a couple holes. The only thing this place need is some serious work on their greens. Look mostly dead. Enjoyed everything else. Went after 4pm for good rates. No way would I pay $85

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