Bluewater Bay Golf Resort

2000 Bluewater Blvd,

Niceville, Florida FL 32578

  • Office

    +1 (850) 897 3241 (Golf Shop)
  • Pro shop

    +1 (800) 874 2128 (toll-free)
  • Fax

    +1 (850) 897 3936
  • Golf pro

    David Trimm (General Mgr / Director of Golf)

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Relatively flat terrain.

  • Surroundings:

    Residential, woodland, wetlands and bayside

  • Designer:

    Bay-nine designed by Tom Fazio (1981); Marsh-nine designed by Tom Fazio & Jerry Pate (1987)
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6690
6059
5183
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
72.3
69.4
70.8

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Bay-Marsh combination. Also at Bluewater Bay are the Magnolia-nine (at 3290 yds from back tees) and Lake-nine (3485 yds).

Location

Latitude:

30.483190

Longitude:

-86.432061

How to get there:

11 miles N of Destin

Bluewater Bay Golf Resort (Bay/Marsh courses)

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.

Est. 1981

Bluewater Bay Golf Resort (Bay/Marsh courses): With 36 championship golf holes available, you may find your round at Bluewater Bay comprising any two of the resort's four nine-hole loops - although the Bay/Magnolia and Lake/Marsh combinations seem to be most frequently used, we have chosen to highlight the Bay/Marsh pairing, which maximises the spectacular views out onto Choctawhatchee Bay - we separately feature the Lake/Magnolia pairing, which is located away from the Bay and takes you into a predominantly natural lakeland/wetland environment - the Bay/Marsh combination gives you bayside holes on each nine - the par-3 4th (Marsh) and par-4 6th (Bay) are the pick of these holes, their putting greens sit alongside the shoreline of the immensely scenic Bay - much of the time the layout quietly weaves its way through the resort community, with small lakes and ponds often in play, especially on the Marsh-nine - an attractive array of oak and pine trees flanks most holes, ensuring the housing is set well enough back to be out of harm's way - laid out on flattish terrain, the pleasant mix of straightaway and doglegging holes provide a good golfing challenge, without being overly mounded or bunkered along the fairways - this classic, older style community course certainly has its moments, not least on those four or five occasions when you get to look out across the Bay.
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Visitors

Who can play and when?

Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.

Must book in advance.

Green fees

Visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season (March/April): $59. Golf cart included.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

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

Practice facilities

Excellent

Did you know?

Bluewater Bay Resort is located on the north shore of the expansive Choctawhatchee Bay, which appeared on early Spanish, French, and English charts as St Rose's Bay or Santa Rosa Bay. The 140-mile Choctawhatchee River flows down from southern Alabama and empties into the Bay, along with several other smaller rivers and streams. The name Choctawhatchee simply means "River of the Choctaws".

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