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Emerald Bay Golf Club

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Address: 4781 Clubhouse Dr, Destin, FL 32541-5737
Phone Number: 888-GOLFBAY
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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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Ok on the front nine

The front nine looked pretty good but the back nine I think they forgot to water the tee boxes and some of the fairways looked dry. They also had a fungus/mushroom problem on all... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Tara L
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Plano, Texas
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Plano, Texas
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57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The front nine looked pretty good but the back nine I think they forgot to water the tee boxes and some of the fairways looked dry. They also had a fungus/mushroom problem on all of their greens. There was a guy going around putting something down on the greens but for $100/person I expect a little more from a course.... More 

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Thank Tara L
Pineville, Kentucky
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104 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Went to play with a group of 4, beautiful course and great staff. Family enjoyed playing here, will definitely come back when we have a chance.

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Thank blondiearnp
Nashville, Tennessee
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63 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

This is a really nice course, one of the best in Destin. Very well maintained. Challenging but fair. Green fees are in line with a top tier course, but you can get pretty good discounts on GolfNow, specially their "Hot Deals".

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Thank Butch E
Enid, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

I've been coming to the white sandy beaches of Destin for a couples of years and after hearing they redone Emerald Bay and see it last year I had to put it on my bucket list and now i's checked off and it was EVERYTHING I wanted it to be beautiful greens and a wonderful layout. it's a must play... More 

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2 Thank rich4u2
Niceville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

I love Emerald Bay great staff and excellent greens. We try to play here at least once a month when the weather is good.

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2 Thank TheMayorBWB
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Staff was excellent, and course was clean and well maintained. Greens were well manicured. Course was what I would expect for the reputation of the club.

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1 Thank kjhardy5342
Cincinnati
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178 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Course was nice enough - greens were very fast, but fairway grass was a little thin - could be the time of year? Enjoyed the round, but don't know as I would return because there are more scenic courses in the vicinity in the same price range.

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Thank CincyCher
Louisville, KY
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

The course was in excellent condition on the day we played. Tees, fairways and greens were all what you would expect from a top level course. Very nice people. The starter got us out early and we finished in just over 3 hours. This is the best course we have played in Destin. We do not play the $100+ courses... More 

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2 Thank GeneKY
Destin
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53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

There was standing water throughout the course, which is a breeding ground for mosquitos. Would not play this course for the risk of catching a disease

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1 Thank DestinBeachbumFL
Niceville, Florida
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75 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

A nice place for lunch or breakfast overlooks the golf course, very pricey, but has good sandwiches and burgers.

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Thank Joy C

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