Indian Bayou Golf Club

1 Country Club Drive East,

Destin, Florida FL 32541

  • Office

    +1 (850) 837 6191 (tee-times)
  • Pro shop

    +1 (850) 837 6192
  • Fax

    +1 (850) 650 2284
  • Golf pro

    Austin Helms (PGA, Head Golf Professional).
  • Academy

    Bayou Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

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

  • Surroundings:

    Residential, woodland and wetlands.

  • Designer:

    Earl Stone

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7078
5956
5226
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
74.6
68.9
70.7

At the same location:

Above distances are for the remaining Seminole-Choctaw combination. The Creek-nine was taken out of service in 2018.

Location

Latitude:

30.394706

Longitude:

-86.459377

How to get there:

1 mile E of Destin

Indian Bayou Golf Club

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

Est. 1978

Indian Bayou Golf Club: Located in close proximity to several other excellent golf courses in Destin, Indian Bayou is one of the best value on the Emerald Coast. The original Earl Stone layout comprised 27 holes (Seminole, Choctaw and Creek nines), which was subsequently reduced to 18 with the Creek-nine being put out to grass, so to speak.

This excellently maintained layout, comprising the original Seminole and Choctaw nines, provides a challenging and enjoyable golfing test in a predominantly natural setting. Although the terrain is essentially flat, you'll be confronted by plenty of excellent mounding and bunkering around the greens, as well as small lakes and ponds flanking several fairways. Wetland carries also play their part, although less so nowadays with the closure of the Creek-nine.

There's a pleasant mix of tree-lined holes with others of a more open disposition. It was usually said that the most scenic combination of the original 27-layout comprised the relatively open Seminole-nine and the tree-lined Choctaw-nine.

Unobtrusive housing (plus an equally unintrusive aerodrome) skirt a few stretches of the course perimeter, leaving you to relax and enjoy the undoubted parkland pleasures of Indian Bayou, not the least of which is applying your putting skills on some of the best greens on the Emerald Coast.

Pick of the holes: the long par-3 6th (Seminole-nine), with water guarding the front right of the green, is a but of a toughie, especially from the tips.

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 at peak times in high season: $155. Golf cart included.

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

Other information

Non-metal spike facility. Walking permitted after 1pm.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

The original three-nine hole loops at Indian Bayou took their names from indigenous Native American tribes that occupied lands east of the Mississippi River, including Florida. Seminoles are the most Floridian tribe, which formed in the 18th century, predominantly from Creek indians (also known as Muscogee or Muskogee people). Like the Creeks, the Choctaw also come from the southeast (Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, and Louisiana) and are also part of the Muskogean linguistic group.

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