THE COURSE

Nestled among breathtaking nature preserves along the Choctawhatchee
Bay, Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club is a true escape into golfer's paradise.
We are semi-private AND open to the public

Regatta Bay Golf Course

Superior Golf in Nature’s Most Exquisite Setting

Our golf course is located in the beautiful city of Destin, in the heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast, and home to some of the best beaches in the world. We are one of the best and top ranked courses in northwest Florida and open to the public. Come and enjoy the amazing waters of the Gulf of Mexico, home to bright-blue skies, white sands, and green fairways. Our vibrant course provides the ultimate risk-vs-reward golf experience and is suitable for players of all skill levels. Take our virtual tour below and explore the course  hole-by-hole to figure out your plan of approach before heading out for a round you won’t forget.

Accolades:

  • -Designed by esteemed course designer and former lead architect for Arnold Palmer, Robert C. Walker
  • -Destin’s only Golf Academy with over 1,200 sq.ft covered practice area  with greenside bunkers and video analysis powered by state-of-the-art  Trackman Technology
  • -6,894-yard, par-72 course offers an extraordinary golf experience for  players of all skill levels
  • -Named one of Golf Digest’s “Top Places to Play in North America.”
  • -Florida Golf News magazine voted the course “the #1 Favorite Golf  Course in Northwest Florida,”
  • -Emerald Coast Magazine named the course “Best of Emerald Coast.”
  • -Golf Digest ranked the course among its “Top 200 Places to Play in  North America,” as well as one of the “Top 15” courses in Florida.

Regatta Bay Golf Course Amenities:

  • State-of-the-art Visage GPS system on golf carts
  • Clubhouse with golf shop
  • Full service restaurant
  • On-course circulating beverage carts
  • Chilled apples on the 1st and 10th tees
  • Mango-scented iced towels

“Pick out specific targets, visualize the ball flying through the air and finishing where you want. When you are faced with a difficult shot on our course, with trouble on one side, visualization and confidence are your best weapons”
- Mike Giammaresi, Head Golf Professional at Regatta Bay

We have PREMIUM CALLAWAY GOLF CLUB RENTALS available!

“Tips From the Pros”

Watch our Certified PGA Pros give tips on how to play some of the tougher shots at Regatta Bay

Going for Eagle on 18, Par 5

Avoiding the Trouble on 8, Par 3

Getting up the Hill on 5, Par 5

“When designing this course, the owner wanted every hole to be unique, challenging, and dramatic. Therefore, no two holes are alike, ultimately keeping golfers on their toes throughout the entire round”
- Robert C. Walker, course architect and former lead designer for Arnold Palmer

Hole-by-Hole Tour

Know the challenges and get the advantage! Take a virtual tour of Regatta Bay; which was designed by esteemed course designer and former lead architect for Arnold Palmer, Robert C. Walker.

Walker designed each hole differently keeping the natural vegetation in mind to add hazards that blend into the course flawlessly. Bunkers complete with fingers and bays make every shot placement important and having the self-discipline to play conservatively when needed is an invaluable trait on this Championship course.

HOLE #1

HOLE #1

Green Width 21 Yards
Green Depth 34 Yards

This dogleg left par 5 provides a solid opening hole. There are no hidden hazards, and a well-struck drive makes this hole reachable in two. This is definitely one of the better opportunities for birdie.

HOLE #2

HOLE #2

Green Width 25 Yards
Green Depth 29 Yards

This long par 4 is demanding as evidenced by its #1 handicap rating. Most often, this hole plays into the prevailing wind, making this long approach shot even more difficult. Take your par and run.

HOLE #3

HOLE #3

Green Width 20 Yards
Green Depth 29 Yards

This picturesque hole is the second shortest par 3 on the course. Pin placements of center or left invite
birdie opportunities, but beware of the back right position.

HOLE #4

HOLE #4

Green Width 25 Yards
Green Depth 31 Yards

This difficult par 4 requires an accurate drive between two fairway bunkers leaving a short to mid-iron approach. The green is wide, but very shallow, placing a premium on club selection.

HOLE #5

HOLE #5

Green Width 25 Yards
Green Depth 26 Yards

Our longest par 5 boasts a generous landing area for the tee shot and sweeping elevation changes. Since it is almost impossible to reach this green in two, a well-placed second shot that leaves a 100 yard approach is the best play. Beware of the bunker guarding the front of the green. Many personal bests have been shattered here.

HOLE #6

HOLE #6

Green Width 25 Yards
Green Depth 31 Yards

This par 4’s short yardage and absence of water or bunkers can lead you to lower your guard, but stay alert. A tee shot in the left rough often rolls further left, out of play. A middle or right fairway drive is the shot of choice. The elevated green makes for a rough target to hit. An approach missing the green will often leave a difficult pitch.

HOLE #7

HOLE #7

Green Width 21 Yards
Green Depth 38 Yards

Bring out your lumber for this tee shot! Your drive must carry uphill over an enormous bunker to a plateau fairway, leaving a long to mid-iron approach. The approach is downhill to a well-guarded green. Winds off the gulf make club selection tricky. Par is a great score.

HOLE #8

HOLE #8

Green Width 25 Yards
Green Depth 38 Yards

This may be the most beautiful par 3 on the Emerald Coast. The tee shot requires a carry over water and bunkers. The prudent player will aim for the front right portion of the green, regardless of the pin placement.

HOLE #9

HOLE #9

Green Width 20 Yards
Green Depth 28 Yards

This short par 4 demands accurate shotmaking from tee to green. An iron or fairway wood from the tee will stop short of the second wetland, leaving a mid to short-iron to this two-tiered green. If you are on the wrong tier, it will take all the imagination you can muster to two-putt this green.

HOLE #10

HOLE #10

Green Width 24 Yards
Green Depth 31 Yards

Driver may not always be the play from this tee. The highest priority should be placed on finding the fairway short of the second fairway hazard. The approach shot may attack the flag in the middle and right positions, but the left pin placement is best left alone.

HOLE #11

HOLE #11

Green Width 28 Yards
Green Depth 31 Yards

A well-placed tee shot to the right center of the fairway leaves your approach shot open to any pin placement on this difficult green. Breaks on this green are subtle and most move toward the water.

HOLE #12

HOLE #12

Green Width 21 Yards
Green Depth 32 Yards

A “ho-hum” par 5 when played with three relatively short but accurate shots to the green. Longer hitters can play a tee shot over the fairway bunkers bordering the right side of the fairway, leaving a long iron or fairway wood to the green. To get home in two, both shots must flirt with water and sand. It’s either “feast” or “famine”.

HOLE #13

HOLE #13

Green Width 33 Yards
Green Depth 24 Yards

This par 3, the shortest at Regatta Bay, requires only a confident club selection and swing. The biggest downfall here is giving more credit than is due to the high-lipped bunker guarding the front portion of the green. Trust the yardage given and aim at the flag.

HOLE #14

HOLE #14

Green Width 19 Yards
Green Depth 35 Yards

This par 4 is the shortest on the course, making pars plentiful. For most, an iron or fairway wood is the proper selection from the tee to avoid hitting into the mogels. From the mogels, this kidney-shaped green is difficult to hold, but from the short-cut, the proper club selection can give a good opportunity for birdie.

HOLE #15

HOLE #15

Green Width 29 Yards
Green Depth 31 Yards

This heavily-bunkered par 3 is often played with swirling winds. Since a missed green here almost assures a difficult bunker shot, always aim for the center of the green. Par is a great score.

HOLE #16

HOLE #16

Green Width 23 Yards
Green Depth 32 Yards

One of the toughest par 4s at Regatta Bay. With water left, out of bounds right and a marsh area crossing the fairway, the tee shot must be carefully planned. The green is inviting, bunkered only on the left, enabling run-up shots to get close.

HOLE #17

HOLE #17

Green Width 28 Yards
Green Depth 30 Yards

This par 4 has no surprises. Any tee shot finding the short cut leaves a good approach to the green. Pin placements of middle or right can be challenged for birdie. Show respect for the back left placement, as a bunker guards the front, and any ball over the green is likely to leave a difficult pitch.

HOLE #18

HOLE #18

Green Width 25 Yards
Green Depth 31 Yards

This par 5 may be the most memorable “risk-reward” closing hole you ever play. A big drive makes this drastically two-tiered green reachable in two, but beware, many locals have labeled this hole “Tin-Cup”. If you choose to play it safe, leave an approach shot of no less than 100 yards. Less than that leaves a difficult angle.

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