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Emerald Bay Golf Club

4781 Clubhouse Drive,

Destin, Florida FL 32541

  • Office

    +1 (850) 837 5197
  • Pro shop

    +1 (888) 465 3229 (toll-free)
  • Fax

    +1 (850) 837 5046
  • Golf pro

    Jearl McCall (Director of Golf)
  • Academy

    Medicus Golf Institute - Home of Callaway Golf Performance Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

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

  • Surroundings:

    Residential, wetlands, woodland and bayside

  • Designer:

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

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6825
5967
5184
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
73.2
69.5
70.1

Location

Latitude:

30.391546

Longitude:

-86.399137

How to get there:

4 miles E of Destin

2 miles East of Mid Bay Bridge

Emerald Bay Golf Club

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

Est. 1991

Emerald Bay Golf Club: On Florida's Emerald Coast, with its excellent array of championship golf courses, Emerald Bay can certainly be counted amongst the gems - at this well maintained parkland layout, eight holes radiate away from or back to the clubhouse, giving you a good impression of the partly open, partly tree-lined holes that await - a pleasant mix of straightaway and doglegging holes will take you through avenues of pine trees, across wetland areas and skirting alongside several small lakes and ponds - one of the toughest stretches includes the water-bisected par-4 5th, sharply doglegging par-5 6th and long par-5 7th, all dangerously flanked by good-sized ponds - if 5, 6,and 7 form the layout's Amen Corner, then 14, 15, 16 and 17 comprise its most scenic sequence - the 14th is a short, tight par-4, played across a picturesque wetland area - the par-5 15th brings you out alongside the vast expanse of Choctawhatchee Bay, while the signature par-3 16th is played along the Bay's shoreline - the back tees of the short par-4 17th are just about in the Bay itself - throughout there are many good and testing holes culminating in a more scenic and natural back-nine, which threads its way through a quiet wetland/woodland environment - the front-nine is a little more parkland in style, with housing often flanking the holes on one side - in contrast to the recent fashion for oversized putting surfaces, here you'll encounter some of the smallest greens you've ever had to hit - Royal Troon may have its Postage Stamp hole, but here you have a serious philatelic collection !

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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: $100. Golf cart included.

Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts compulsory; carts are fitted with GPS.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

You'll probably not be aware of it while playing the course, (unless you take a good look at your scorecard) but the Okaloosa-Walton county line runs north-south straight through the course. On a few holes like the par-5 15th and par-4 2nd, you'll be teeing off in Walton County and putting out in Okaloosa County. The name Okaloosa comes from the Native American Choctaw "oka losa", meaning black water.

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