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Nicklaus Course at Bay Point Resort

4701 Bay Point Road, Panama City, FL 32408 (Formerly Lagoon Legend)
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Ranked #5 of 26 Activities in Panama City
Type: Golf Courses, Sports
Activities: Golfing
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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.

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English first
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Dont be fooled by the run down club house and facilities, they have put all their money in to the golf course. The fairways were awesome and the greens really held the balls. The views from some of the holes were great, we played 3 other courses during our visit with better clubhouses, but none compared to the golf course... More

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Monroe La
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

A great course but the two signature holes were not available because a bridge was out.we played 2 holes on the meadows course but was't given anything for missing the 2 holes.did't say how long the bridge would be out. We're not all that friendly to me.

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Middlesboro, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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146 reviews 146 reviews
35 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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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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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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