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Nicklaus Course at Bay Point Resort

4701 Bay Point Road, Panama City, FL 32408 (Formerly Lagoon Legend)
850-235-6950
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Ranked #5 of 14 attractions in Panama City
Type: Golf Courses
Activities: Golfing
Owner description: Located minutes from the white sandy beaches of Panama City Beach, Bay Point Golf Resort and Spa has long been recognized as one of Florida’s most... more » Owner description: Located minutes from the white sandy beaches of Panama City Beach, Bay Point Golf Resort and Spa has long been recognized as one of Florida’s most popular and respected golf destinations. Bay Point Resort, which is nestled on an 1,100 acre wildlife sanctuary, offers a premium golf experience on two championship golf courses – the Nicklaus Course and the Meadows Course.Boasting over 7,000 yards, the Nicklaus Course is the only Nicklaus Design golf course in Northwest Florida. This award-winning Panama City Beach, Florida resort golf course features lush fairways with generous plateaus and uncharacteristic elevation changes unique to the Florida Panhandle region. A few holes offer stunning panoramic views of the Grand Lagoon and St. Andrews Bay. « less
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Middlesboro, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A great course for those that want a beautiful yet challenging golf experience. The greens were great and fast, people were exceptionally nice, the course layout was one of the best I have ever played, and the gulf views were spectacular. Staying at the Bay Point Resort for my non golfing family was an experience of itself with all the... More

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I had a great time playing the Nicklaus course. The Nicklaus course was much more wide open than I expected allowing for driver off of most of the par 4 and 5's. I overheard the pro-shop people saying that the Meadows course is very tight. The greens were in good condition (not burned out at all) but seemed a bit... More

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Florence, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Beautiful course with a lot of water. Excellent challenge. Got a great deal on Golfnow.com for an afternoon tee time. Hot but course was well worth it. I'd play again for full price!

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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135 reviews 135 reviews
35 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Very nice and difficult course. Better to be a single digit handicap or could be too frustrating. Has some nice ocean and marsh views. Water comes in to play on several holes but more often than not it is for decoration/mind games than real threats. Biggest disappointment was carts didn't have GPS (because they wanted you to buy the yardage... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Paid $94 with tax for this course. The course is okay, but the greens were in poor shape-- sandy, bumpy and rough. There are also too many shots (IMHO) that require some course knowledge. I would not play it again for more than $50-$60. Staff was very friendly and it is only 20 minutes from Panama City Beach area.

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Sherwood, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

You have to have some skills to play this course no matter where you tee off. Hazards of sand and water everywhere and hole 5 borders impossible for those with average skill. Greens to grow out some but fair. Scared how much tougher this would be when rough grows out. Yikes.

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BRIDGENORTH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

my first time playing the course was a great experience .T box to green on every hole was fare as there was always a safe way to play. I enjoyed it very much and will play it again ken (bridgenorth Ontario)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Do not believe that Jack would be happy with his signature course in Panama Beach. Calling for a tee time I was either repeatedly placed on hold or the call simply not answered. Greens were excellent but several bunkers still washed out from JULY rains. All tees badly needing a mowing. Crew members told me they are down four workers....... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

The course was just ok. The layout was nothing special. "Resort Golf". The mid to high handicap will be challenged by the water but the better golfer will be bored. Greens had recently been aerated and were still healing. They have had 42 inches of rain this summer and water is standing everywhere!

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Hampton New Brunswick
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Have played this course many times and it is always fun to play. It is very challenging with water in play on almost every hole and it has very large and fast greens that have lots of slope in them. Played from the right tees it can be fun but there are lots of forced carries and if the wind... More

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