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, woodlands and wetlands

  • Designer:

    Lake-nine designed by Tom Fazio (1981); Magnolia-nine designed by Jerry Pate (1993)
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6775
6157
5284
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
72.4
70.0
71.2

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Lake-Magnolia combination. Also at Bluewater Bay are the Bay-nine (at 3318 yds from back tees) and Marsh-nine (3372 yds).

Location

Latitude:

30.483190

Longitude:

-86.432061

How to get there:

11 miles N of Destin

Bluewater Bay Golf Resort (Lake/Magnolia courses)

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

Est. 1981

Bluewater Bay Golf Resort (Lake/Magnolia courses): With 36 championship golf holes available, you may find your round combines any two of Bluewater's four nine-hole loops - although the Lake/Marsh and Bay/Magnolia combinations seem to be most frequently used, we have chosen to highlight the Lake/Magnolia pairing, which is located away from the Bay and takes you into an attractive environment of small lakes and natural wetlands (we separately feature the Bay/Marsh pairing, which maximises the views out onto Choctawhatchee Bay) - the original, Fazio-designed Lake-nine gives you some of the best golf holes at Bluewater Resort, as well as an occasional touch of elevation change - the slightly uphill, blind drive at the very good par-4 1st gets the Lakes off to an impressive start - a fabulous stretch of holes includes the par-4 3rd and par-4 5th, both flanked from tee-to-green by a narrow lake, with the signature, downhill par-3 4th played across the lake - the Gerry Pate designed Magnolia-nine is the newest of Bluewater's quartet, and in many ways exudes the most natural feel - several holes are routed through woodland, where oaks, pines and magnolias line the way - sandy waste areas and good-quality bunkering often threaten, while occasional carries over wetland will be required on some holes - although you don't get bayside, you will enjoy some of Bluewater's best golfing challenges and natural scenery on the Lake/Magnolia layout.
List of courses: Emerald Coast, FL

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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