Baytowne Golf Club at Sandestin

9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy,

Sandestin, Florida FL 32550

  • Office

    +1 (850) 267 8211
  • Pro shop

    +1 (850) 267 8155
  • Golf pro

    Rick Hileman (Director of Golf Operations)
  • Academy

    Sandestin Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb and some long green-to-tee distances.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and residential.

  • Designer:

    Tom Jackson

SSS or slope

At the same location:

The four 18-hole championship courses at Sandestin are:
Burnt Pine GC (par-72; 7001 yds from back tees; rating 74.7), located in the north of the Sandestin property, with its own clubhouse.
Raven GC (par-71; 6931 yds; rating 73.8) and Baytowne GC (par-71; 6804 yds; rating 73.2), located in the centre/south of the property, and sharing the same clubhouse.
The Links GC (par-72; 6710 yds; 72.2), located in the west of the Sandestin property, with its own clubhouse.






How to get there:

10 miles E of Destin

Baytowne Golf Club (at Sandestin)

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.

Est. 1984

Baytowne Golf Club (at Sandestin): Just east of Destin on Florida's Emerald Coast, the Sandestin Resort boasts four impressive championship golf courses. The ever-popular Baytowne course combines a pleasant variety of golf holes and settings, and is perhaps an easier-going proposition than Sandestin's highly-rated Burnt Pine and Raven layouts.

Laid out on either side of a clubhouse that also serves the Raven course, Baytowne comprises two contrasting nine-hole loops. The front-nine heads north into a resort-style environment, bringing you close to the buzzing Village of Baytowne Wharfs.

On the first ten holes (and later the 14th and 16th) you will frequently be challenged by the presence of water, with small lakes and ponds skirting several fairways and defending many greens. Stylish bunkering also plays its part, especially around the greens and along some fairways.

The back-nine takes you south, to within a few hundred yards of the Gulf of Mexico. Holes 13, 14 and 15 form a testing loop on the other side of the Emerald Coast Parkway (Hwy 98). The tight, villa and condo-lined par-4 13th and uphill par-5 15th are separated by the fabulous par-3 14th. Here, under the gaze of towering condo blocks, a testing tee-shot is required to find the seriously water and bunker threatened green.

Baytowne's continued popularity is assured, with more undulation than is found on most of the area's courses, several nicely elevated tees to play from, a forward set of Junior tees to encourage family play and the benefit of a significant renovation in the mid-2000s.

Stay&Play at Sandestin: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

List of courses: Emerald Coast, FL


Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes in high season (mid-March thru' April, end-May thru' July and Sept/Oct): resort guests $91; daily-fee visitors $119. Golf cart included.

Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play packages, etc. [Last updated: 2024].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted at certain times (contact Pro Shop for information).

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort is a 2,400-acre premier destination resort, located in Destin on Florida's Emerald Coast. Guests enter a world of 30 charming village neighborhoods featuring condominiums, villas, town homes and a wide variety of hotel accommodation.

The resort boasts more than seven miles of sugar-white sand beach and bayfront property, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 98-slip marina, water sports, children’s programs, a fitness center and spa, 65,000 square feet of meeting space and a pedestrian village complete with a wide array of shops, restaurants and vibrant nightlife.


  • Sandestin Beach & Golf Resort

    9300 Emerald Coast Parkway West, Destin, FL 32550

    +1 (850) 267 8150

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    Sandestin's 1,500 accommodations and vacation rentals are grouped into four resort areas: Beachside, Village, Dockside and Linkside. Each of the four Florida resorts offers a unique locale, secure environment, and a rate range designed to suit your style and accommodate your budget.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Burnt Pine; Raven; Baytowne; The Links

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Emerald Bay

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Regatta Bay; Kelly Plantation; Indian Bayou; Bluewater Bay; Santa Rosa.

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