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Windswept Dunes Golf Course

11 Clubhouse Drive,

Freeport, Florida FL 32439

  • Office

    +1 (850) 835 1847
  • Fax

    +1 (850) 835 2554
  • Golf pro

    Eric Farrior (Head Golf Professional)

About the course

  • The Course:

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

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and residential.

  • Designer:

    Doug O'Rourke
Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
7607
5839
5199
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
76.8
67.7
69.6

Location

Latitude:

30.487226

Longitude:

-86.030974

How to get there:

36 miles E of Destin

Windswept Dunes Golf Course

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

Est. 2004

Windswept Dunes Golf Course: With nature to thank, and a modicum of help from the course designers, Windswept Dunes exudes much of the feel of a traditional, open, links-style golf course - here you will find the area's sandy terrain and attractive pine forest, augmented by rustically crafted dunes, good bunkering and open, lightly rolling fairways - a well-crafted design that creates an authentic and uniquely different inland course on Florida's Emerald Coast - very little housing currently runs alongside or is viewed from the course, allowing you to enjoy this quiet and predominantly natural environment - rippling white dunes, expansive sandy waste areas and occasional stretches of pine forest line the holes - there are sets of tees to challenge players of all levels, with the championship 7600 yardage best left to the pros - as on many links layouts, water only threatens occasionally, but beware when it does - the excellent par-3 2nd, a mere 244 yards from the tips, requires a tee-to-green carry over a good-sized pond (rather grandly called Lake Hernandez) - clusters of flattish bunkers are often discreetly tucked alongside the generally good-width fairways, and around the large and prodigiously sloping greens - as the Club promises, "you'll be swept away by the experience," but just hope that the wind isn't blowing too hard and the sweeping is not too literal.
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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: $65. 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?

Doug O'Rourke, known as "Dozer Doug," has completed over 20 golf course projects, mainly in the USA's Midwest. Here at Windswept Dunes he performed the dual role of designer and builder, soon realising that this, his 23rd project was destined to become his favourite.

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