Regatta Bay Golf & Country Club

465 Regatta Bay Blvd,

Destin, Florida FL 32541

  • Office

    +1 (850) 337 8080 (tee-times)
  • Fax

    +1 (850) 337 8081
  • Golf pro

    Mike Giammaresi (PGA; GM & Director of Golf); Caleb Maraman (Head Golf Professional).

About the course

  • The Course:

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

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and residential.

  • Designer:

    Robert "Bob" Walker

SSS or slope






How to get there:

3 miles E of Destin

Regatta Bay Golf & Country Club

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.

Est. 1998

Regatta Bay Golf & Country Club: In keeping with its next door neighbour, Kelly Plantation, the also immaculately presented course here at Regatta Bay is another of the Emerald Coast's gems.

The layout expansively roams through a forest of tall pine trees, occasionally passing some discreetly tucked away upscale housing, and seriously flirting with several small lakes and ponds along the way.

Wetland areas cut across some fairways, while plenty of distinctively mounded, elliptical bunkering stylishly features around the greens. A few tightish drives will need to be made between the mature pines and their attractive, though quite dense undergrowth.

Always exuding a natural feel, the holes occupy what was originally flattish terrain, which has been landscaped and mounded to create nicely raised tees and greens, and rolling fairways. Although the course doesn't bring you into direct contact or sight of Choctawhatchee Bay, this quiet, natural layout does present a wonderful array of great looking golf holes.

Pick of the holes: a stunning and challenging stretch of holes comprises the long par-4 7th, the tee-to-green water-flanked par-3 8th, and the par-4 9th, crossed twice by wetland. This attractive sequence of holes is matched by many others, not least the majestic par-5 18th, which gently snakes back to the clubhouse flanked by pine forest on one side and a large, attractive pond on the other.

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 at peak times in high season: $150-$210. Golf cart (with GPS) included.

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

Other information

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

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Robert C. Walker, designer of the golf course at Regatta Bay, was formerly lead architect for the Arnold Palmer Design Company.


  • Holiday Inn Express - Destin (East)

    108 Hutchinson St, Destin, FL 32541

    +1 (850) 654 9393

    Visit website

    This comfortable Holiday Inn Express is located a five-minute walk to Henderson beach in Destin.

    • Golf at this hotel:


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      Kelly Plantation; Regatta Bay; Emerald Bay; Indian Bayou.

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Bluewater Bay; Sandestin (four courses); Santa Rosa; Shalimar Pointe.

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