Windswept Dunes Golf Course

11 Clubhouse Drive,

Freeport, Florida FL 32439

  • Office

    +1 (850) 835 1847
  • Fax

    +1 (850) 835 2554

About the course

  • The Course:

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

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland and residential.

  • Designer:

    Doug O'Rourke

SSS or slope






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 course designer Doug O'Rourke, Windswept Dunes exudes much of the feel of a traditional, open, links-style golf course. This well-crafted design offers something a bit different from many of the classic Floridian courses hereabouts.

The area's naturally sandy terrain has been augmented by rustically crafted dunes, good bunkering, and open lightly rolling fairways. Rippling white dunes, expansive sandy waste areas and occasional stretches of pine forest are also much in evidence. Although housing runs alongside some holes, it is generally set far enough back to be out of harm's way.

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-style layouts, water threatens only 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's literature promises, "you'll be swept away by the experience," but just hope the wind isn't blowing too hard and the sweeping is not too literal.

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: $125. Golf cart included.

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

Other information

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

Practice facilities


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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