Emerald Bay: #18Emerald Bay Golf Club

Emerald Bay Golf Club
4781 Clubhouse Drive
Destin, Florida 32541
Walton County

Phone(s): (888) 465-3229, (850) 837-5197
Fax: (850) 837-5046
Website: www.emeraldbaygolfclub.com

Destin is recognized as a top golf destination, and no where is it better represented than at beautiful Emerald Bay. Designed by Bob Cupp, Emerald Bay is an 18-hole championship course believed by many to be one of northwest Florida's very best. In 1992, Golf Digest voted Emerald Bay one of the top new courses in the country. As you navigate the fairways and greens of this 7,050 yard, par-72 layout, you will enjoy breathtaking views of Choctawhatchee Bay which borders part of the back nine.

Emerald Bay Golf Club
2.5 stars out of 5 (based on 2 reviews)
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A view over the water of fairway #18 at Emerald BayA view of a hole with water in background at Emerald BayA view of a green at Emerald BayA view of the clubhouse at Emerald Bay

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Bob Cupp, Bob Cupp
  • Public/Private: Semi-Private
  • Year opened: 1991
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Bermuda Grass
  • Greens: TifEagle Bermuda Grass


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes - included in green fees

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
  • Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
IV 72 5481 122 66.9
III 72 6209 132 69.8
I 72 7050 143 73.9
II 72 6620 141 71.4
V 72 4655 115 63.6

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Emerald Bay Golf Club
    1 stars out of 5
    by Ewhite17
    on October 13th, 2016 20:41
    Let me start by saying my experience here was terrible. I would call myself an veteran golf player. I stayed at this courses associated condominium which entitle me to a free round of golf. I'll just be honest I would have rather went somewhere else and paid. Worst experience I have had golfing. The course is all right a lot of unfixed divots. The golf carts are really nice they have GPS. The staff is atrocious and extremely unfriendly. Maybe because we looked like we weren't going to tip well enough I'm not sure, and after the way they treated us they ended up being correct because they didn't deserve it. Extremely rude, very uninterested in even making from the smalltalk while waiting on a cart just the common courtesies. The snack cart worker openly laugh at my buddies golf swing and game which is just rude even if it is terrible lol. Would not recommend this course to anyone unless you don't care about being treated well. I will end on a high note the carts are the high point but everything else is awful.
  • Emerald Bay Golf Club
    4 stars out of 5
    by Alex
    on May 22nd, 2012 13:06
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