The Links Course at Sandestin

9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy,

Sandestin, Florida FL 32550

  • Office

    +1 (850) 267 8211
  • Pro shop

    +1 (850) 267 8144
  • Golf pro

    Rick Hileman (Director of Golf Operations)
  • Academy

    Sandestin Golf Academy

About the course

  • The Course:

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

  • Surroundings:

    Bayside and residential.

  • Designer:

    Tom Jackson

SSS or slope

At the same location:

The four 18-hole championship courses at Sandestin are:
Burnt Pine GC (par-72; 7001 yds from back tees; rating 74.7), located in the north of the Sandestin property, with its own clubhouse.
Raven GC (par-71; 6931 yds; rating 73.8) and Baytowne GC (par-71; 6804 yds; rating 73.2), located in the centre/south of the property, and sharing the same clubhouse.
The Links GC (par-72; 6710 yds; 72.2), located in the west of the Sandestin property, with its own clubhouse.






How to get there:

9 miles E of Destin

The Links Course at Sandestin

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

Est. 1973

The Links Course at Sandestin: Just east of Destin on Florida's Emerald Coast, the Sandestin Resort boasts four impressive championship golf courses. Set apart from the other three in terms of look, feel and location, the relatively open Links course offers many fabulous views onto Choctawhatchee Bay. It's arguably the most forgiving layout when there's no wind; and definitely the fiercest when there is.

From the par-4 6th to the par-5 9th on the front-nine, and the closing stretch on the back-nine from the par-5 13th, you'll find some of the most scenic holes on the Florida panhandle. Many of these holes hug the Bay's shoreline and bordering wetlands.

The stunning par-4 14th includes a dramatic carry onto an island green, while the par-4 15th threads its way to the green with water on both sides. The par-3 16th requires yet another well judged iron-shot across water, and the closing par-4 18th comprises an island fairway and water-surrounded green.

The bayside splendour of the par-5 9th (which might evoke thoughts of the closing hole at Harbour Town, or even Pebble!) more than compensates for holes 2 through 5, the layout's least interesting stretch, which loops around a residential development and alongside the Emerald Coast Parkway (Hwy 98).

Although not as impressively mounded or maintained as Sandestin's two standard-bearers (Burnt Pine and Raven), the Links course is all about having fun beside the Bay, with stunning views and great scenery to be enjoyed along the way.

Stay&Play at Sandestin: luxury onsite accommodation available, see Where2Stay section below.

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 in high season (mid-March thru' April, end-May thru' July and Sept/Oct): resort guests $79; daily-fee visitors $109. Golf cart included.

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

Other information

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

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort is a 2,400-acre premier destination resort, located in Destin on Florida's Emerald Coast. Guests enter a world of 30 charming village neighborhoods featuring condominiums, villas, town homes and a wide variety of hotel accommodation.

The resort boasts more than seven miles of sugar-white sand beach and bayfront property, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 98-slip marina, water sports, children’s programs, a fitness center and spa, 65,000 square feet of meeting space and a pedestrian village complete with a wide array of shops, restaurants and vibrant nightlife.


  • Sandestin Beach & Golf Resort

    9300 Emerald Coast Parkway West, Destin, FL 32550

    +1 (850) 267 8150

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    Sandestin's 1,500 accommodations and vacation rentals are grouped into four resort areas: Beachside, Village, Dockside and Linkside. Each of the four Florida resorts offers a unique locale, secure environment, and a rate range designed to suit your style and accommodate your budget.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Burnt Pine; Raven; Baytowne; The Links

    • Golf within 5 miles:

      Emerald Bay

    • Golf within 20 miles:

      Regatta Bay; Kelly Plantation; Indian Bayou; Bluewater Bay; Santa Rosa.

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