Best golf courses: Destin

Destin: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in and around this city. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key below for the rating definitions.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
(Closed in 2008)
Destin
Bergin, Bill

Visitors?

(Closed in 2008)

Nearest city

Destin

Designer

Bill Bergin

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Destin
Bergin, Bill

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Private club

Nearest city

Destin

Designer

Original nine-hole layout extended to 18 by Roy Albert Anderson. Completely renovated by Bill Bergin (2021).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
Destin
Norman, Greg

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Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Destin

Designer

Greg Norman

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Rsrt guests only
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Jones, Rees

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Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Destin

Designer

Rees Jones

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Rsrt guests only
Destin
Fazio, Tom

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Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Destin

Designer

Tom Fazio

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Destin
Finger & Dye

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Destin

Designer

Joe Finger and Ken Dye

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Destin
Jackson, Tom

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Destin

Designer

Tom Jackson

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Destin
Jackson, Tom

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Destin

Designer

Tom Jackson

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Destin
Fazio & Pate

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Destin

Designer

Tom Fazio designed the Bay and Lake nines (1981). Marsh-nine designed by Tom Fazio & Jerry Pate (1987). Magnolia-nine designed by Jerry Pate (1993).

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Destin
Couples & Bates

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Destin

Designer

Designed by Fred Couples and Gene Bates, with input from Bob Cupp and Michael Riley.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Destin
Walker, Robert

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Destin

Designer

Robert "Bob" Walker

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Destin
Jones II, Robert Trent

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Destin

Designer

Robert Trent Jones II (lead designer Bruce Charlton).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Destin
O'Rourke, Doug

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Visitors welcome

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Destin

Designer

Doug O'Rourke

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Destin
Cupp, Bob

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Destin

Designer

Original design by Bob Cupp (1991) and also a substantial redesign by him (2014).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Destin
Stone, Earl

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Destin

Designer

Earl Stone

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Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.

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Prince's Golf Club, Kent (UK)

Here at Prince’s Golf Club you'll find 27 excellent holes of links golf. Just over the fence and sharing similar terrain is Royal St George’s; but Prince’s is far from overshadowed by its venerable neighbour. The three nine-hole loops at Prince's, laid out over gently undulating terrain, are sure to bring a smile of satisfaction to all lovers of links golf.

Stay&Play at Prince's: excellent onsite Lodge accommodation available

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