Destination Guide

Destination: Pensacola/Panama City

Western Florida has been dubbed the Emerald Coast because of a unique phenomenon. At certain times of the day, the Gulf of Mexico waters just off the Panhandle shimmer with a pure, mesmerizing green hue.

Thousands of families visit the stretch of Florida between Panama City Beach and Pensacola each spring and summer to indulge in the powdery sand and consistently ideal weather.

Those folks familiar with the South will kindly explain to you that Florida is not a "Southern" state. Miami has as much in common with rural Mississippi as day does with night.

Tallahassee, however, is a different story. If there's one city in Florida that could blend seamlessly into Georgia or Alabama, it's this one (it's closer to the Georgia border than it is to the white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico).

The debut of SouthWood Golf Club, which held its grand opening in November 2002, upgraded Tallahassee's golf reputation. But the golf bug has long since spread outside the friendly confines of Tallahassee. Once a quiet enclave of fishermen and naturalists, Destin has blossomed into a choice drive market destination for golfers throughout the South.

The beaches, convenience, reasonable lodging rates, and endless assortment of outdoor activities are the principle reasons for Destin's expanding popularity. Golf, too, must be considered on that list.

"We've got as many golf holes here as Hilton Head does," says Emerald Coast Convention & Visitor Bureau President and CEO Darrel Jones. "We've got more than 1,000 holes to play. There's as much variety in the kinds of courses as well, if not more."

Although the Emerald Coast's golf courses are spread out over a larger geographic area than other golf markets in the South, the caliber of play is certainly worth sampling.

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Courses

Course City Rates from
Course City Rates from
Raven Course at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort
Tee Times
Miramar Beach $47
Nature Walk Golf Club
Tee Times
Lynn Haven $15
Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club
Tee Times
Santa Rosa Beach $40
Choctaw/Creek at Indian Bayou Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Destin $25
Bluewater Bay Resort - Marsh Nine
Tee Times
Niceville $15
Seminole/Choctaw at Indian Bayou Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Destin $25
Links Course at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort
Tee Times
Miramar Beach $31
Creek/Seminole at Indian Bayou Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Destin $25
Bluewater Bay Resort - Bay Nine
Tee Times
Niceville $15
Baytowne Course at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort
Tee Times
Miramar Beach $33
Bluewater Bay Resort - Lake Nine
Tee Times
Niceville $15
Seascape Golf Beach and Tennis
Tee Times
Miramar Beach $30
Pines Course at Ft. Walton Beach Golf Club
Tee Times
Fort Walton Beach $14
Kelly Plantation Golf Club
Tee Times
Destin $64
The Bad Course at Hombre Golf Club Panama City Beach $54 - $69
Nicklaus Course at Bay Point Resort
Tee Times
Panama City $21
Regulation Course at Holiday Golf Club
Tee Times
Panama City Beach $25
Shalimar Pointe Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Shalimar $18
Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club
Tee Times
Destin $55
Osceola Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Pensacola $9
Oaks Course at Ft. Walton Beach Golf Club
Tee Times
Fort Walton Beach $8
Tiger Point Golf Club
Tee Times
Gulf Breeze $13
The Ugly Course at Hombre Golf Club Panama City Beach $54 - $69
Bay Dunes Golf Club Panama City $30
Marcus Pointe Golf Club
Tee Times
Pensacola $14
The Club at Hidden Creek
Tee Times
Navarre $22.5
The Good Course at Hombre Golf Club Panama City Beach $54 - $69
Meadows Course at Bay Point Resort
Tee Times
Panama City $30
Emerald Bay Golf Club
Tee Times
Destin $40
Executive Course at Holiday Golf Club Panama City Beach $17.50
Signal Hill Golf Course Panama City Beach $25 - $36
Camp Creek Golf Club Panama City Beach $150
Sandpiper Cove Golf Course Destin $132
Gator Lakes Golf Course Hurlburt Field $36
Golf Garden of Destin Destin $19 - $26
Burnt Pine Course at Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort Miramar Beach $99 - $149
Bayview/Bayou at A. C. Read Golf Course Pensacola $37
Perdido Bay Golf Club Pensacola $29 - $69
Lakeview/Bayview at A. C. Read Golf Course Pensacola $37
Windswept Dunes Golf Course Freeport $52 - $62
Lost Key Golf Club Pensacola $39 - $99
Pensacola Country Club Pensacola $35
Bayou/Lakeview at A. C. Read Golf Course Pensacola $37
Sharks Tooth Golf Club Panama City Beach $95 - $150
Panama Country Club Lynn Haven $47
Origins Golf Club Watersound $25 - $35
Executive Course at A. C. Read Golf Course Pensacola $29
Edgewater Beach Resort & Golf Course Panama City Beach $20 - $28
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