Bay Point Resort Golf Club (Nicklaus course)

4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Bay Point Resort Golf Club (Nicklaus course) Est. 1986

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Bay Point Resort Golf Club (Nicklaus course): Just across St Andrews Bay from Panama City, you'll find Bay Point Resort and two top-quality and contrasting championship golf courses - the parkland elegance of the tree-lined Meadow course is overshadowed by the usually higher-rated and more expansively roaming Nicklaus course - revamped by the Golden Bear stable in 2005, this out-and-back layout weaves its way through a community of large and discreetly set back housing - the Nicklaus certainly delivers variety, both on and beyond the course - a more tree-lined mid-section on the back-nine (especially at the par-4 12th and par-4 13th) contrasts with the bayside and more condo-flanked front-nine - the Nicklaus's par-4 1st and par-3 2nd signal that small lakes and ponds will frequently threaten on this wonderfully crafted, ever-varied and ever-challenging layout - the par-4 4th and 5th holes steal the scenic honours - both are played alongside the Grand Lagoon where it connects into St Andrews Bay, and offer spectacular bayside views - the signature 5th is a testing short par-4 with a double carry over wetlands, from tee-to-fairway and fairway-to-green - large and often seriously undulating greens are defended by a stylish array of bunkers, both small and large, as well as considerable mounding - like many other holes, the long par-5 9th offers plenty of space from the tee, but also a blind drive, up and over a small ridge - a layout typically characterised by excellent upkeep, variety, challenge and great Nicklaus design work.

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Bay Point Resort Golf Club
4701 Bay Point Rd,
Panama City Beach, Florida FL 32408
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Office   +1 (850) 235 6950
Pro Shop  

  +1 (850) 230 1723

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Golf Pro
Jay Iskow (Director of Golf)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Relatively flat terrain.
Surroundings: Residential, bayside and woodland.
Designer: Original "Legends" course (1986) was completely redesigned by Gary Nicklaus of Nicklaus Design (2005).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7152 5445 4974
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 75.3 66.8 69.9
At the Same Location:
18-hole par-72 Meadow course (6913 yds from back tees).
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How2Get There?

19 miles (by road) SW of Panama City

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (Jan thru' May): $119, golf cart included. Reduced afternoon rates and Stay&Play packages also available. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts compulsory.

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

The Bay Point golf courses are managed by the Honours Golf Group. | The highly-rated Nicklaus course resulted from a significant revamp of the earlier Legends course.

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Latitude: (30.147319)
Longitude: (-85.727574)
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