When we say "great outdoors," we mean great.
Good Morning America named this area one of the "Top 10 Most Beautiful Places in America," but there's more to do in Destin, Ft. Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island than check out the scenery. Whether you want to golf, fish, go boating, enjoy water sports, bird watch in the park with other ecotourists, go geocaching, or just build a sand castle with the kids, you'll find what you're looking for here.
Sunny skies, coastal breezes and lush landscapes make the Emerald Coast a paradise for golfers of all skill levels, all year long. Whether skirting the sugar-white sand beaches or wandering through a grove of live oak, pine and tropical vegetation, you’ll have a great time golfing at our eight championship golf courses and country clubs.
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Blackstone Golf Course
108 Blackstone Lane
Blackstone Golf Course was carved through rolling terrain, giving golfers a unique experience that they will not soon forget. The course architect, Bill Amick, designed the course to provide an enjoyable experience for all skill levels of golfers. The course provides a great experience by demanding accurate tee shots but will allow for short irons into most of the holes, if you're willing to risk hitting your ball into the tree lines. The greens are Tifdwarf Bermuda which are great for putting.
Bluewater Bay Golf Resort
2000 Bluewater Blvd
Few facilities can match Bluewater Bay's 27 holes of championship golf designed by world-renowned architects Tom Fazio and Jerry Pate. Along with golf, you’ll find a tennis complex second to none; a 120-slip, full-service marina; biking and hiking trails throughout the lush, manicured landscape; two swimming pools and playground areas; as well as casual dining.
Eglin Air Force Base Golf Course
1527 Fairway Dr.
The Eglin Golf Course offers 36 holes of championship golf. Open year-round, it’s ranked 1st in AFMC, 3rd in U.S. military courses and 61st among the thousands of great Florida courses. The complex features 250 acres of fairways and greens and two separate courses. The facility offers a pro shop, automated carts, rental equipment, lighted driving range, a chipping green and two practice putting greens. A lightning warning system has been installed for golfers’ safety.
Emerald Bay Golf Club
4781 Clubhouse Dr
Destin’s premier, full-service, championship 18-hole golf course was designed by Bob Cupp. Nestled along the shores of Choctawhatchee Bay, the course features multiple water features and garden views.
Foxwood Country Club
4927 Antioch Road
Foxwood has become a course with lush fairways, interesting rough, landscaped ponds, and beautiful flowers. All levels of golfers will find a challenging test of golf. Water comes into play on 10 holes. 18 holes, par 72, 6282 yards. Restaurant, lessons and Pro Shop onsite.
Ft.Walton Beach Golf Club
1955 Lewis Turner Blvd
Ft. Walton Beach
The City of Ft. Walton Beach has two 18-hole championship golf courses. The Pines Course offers a challenging layout of more than 6,800 yards through an upland pine forest. The Oaks Course features more than 6,400 yards of narrow, oak-lined fairways and challenging water hazards. The Two Trees Restaurant provides excellent food and beverage service at both courses, and you can find what you need at the Edwin Watts Golf Shop, a full-service, well-stocked golf supply merchandiser.
Gator Lakes Golf Course
91300 Walkup Way
This military/public course features 18 holes, par 72 and 6839 yards. Players must apply for a Base ID and Pass and ID. Applications can be found on the course website. Restrooms, restaurant and Pro Shop onsite.
Indian Bayou Golf Club
1 Country Club Dr E
Indian Bayou offers three nine-hole courses. Recently renovated and updated, Indian Bayou’s 27 holes feature wide, forgiving fairways with beautiful lush, undulating greens, majestic pines, and sparkling lake and water features. One of Northwest Florida’s finest courses, Indian Bayou is enjoyable and challenging for golfers of every skill level.
Kelly Plantation Golf Club
307 Kelly Plantation Dr
Set along the Choctawhatchee Bay, this semi-private golf club features 18 captivating holes built on the former site of a turpentine plantation. Designers Fred Couples and Gene Bates fashioned an impressive championship golf course with more than 7,000 yards of large contoured greens, wide-manicured fairways, an array of strategically placed hazards and picturesque views. The course was rated 4½ stars by Golf Digest.
Regatta Bay Golf and Country Club
465 Regatta Bay Blvd
Nestled among breathtaking nature preserves along the Choctawhatchee Bay is Regatta Bay, designed by Robert C. Walker, former lead architect for Arnold Palmer. This 6,894-yard, par-72 course, named one of Golf Digest's "Top Places to Play in North America," offers an extraordinary golf experience for players of all levels. Amenities include Par View GPS systems on golf carts, circulating beverage carts, chilled apples on the 1st and 10th tees and mango-scented iced towels.