VIE – People + Places is excited to announce the second annual Northwest Florida Golf Trail, brought to you by more than fifty championship courses in the region! The purpose of the Northwest Florida Golf Trail is to create awareness of the region as a premier golf destination, both nationally and internationally.
Sprinkled along 227 miles of beautiful Northwest Florida, from Apalachicola to Pensacola, prestigious courses offer a unique golf experience unlike any available elsewhere in Florida, the Southeast, or the nation. The courses are as diverse as their locations and located in a climate that is ideal for year-round play. Play one course in the morning and, after a few minutes’ drive, a different course in the afternoon. Experience the signature features and challenging layouts of golf’s most renowned course designers, including Greg Norman, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Davis Love III, Tom Fazio, Rees Jones and Tom Jackson.
All of these courses are set amid the charm and splendor of one of America’s favorite coastal vacation destinations, complemented by an abundance of award-winning restaurants and accommodations, world-class resorts, unique shops and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. For those flying in, airports conveniently located in Panama City Beach, Destin, Ft. Walton, and Pensacola are just minutes from the courses. Now with the addition of Southwest Airlines to the new Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, the Northwest Florida Golf Trail is more accessible to travelers from all over the world. And remember that your “golf bag flies free.”
In this guide, you will find listings of several courses from the Northwest Florida Golf Trail that are open to both residents and visitors alike. Booking your next golf trip has never been easier—contact one of the golf courses or hotels on the following pages or visit their websites to book your tee times and accommodations.
You will be able to experience the game as it was meant to be played—at the beaches of Northwest Florida. Please visit Northwest Florida Golf Trail on Facebook (www.facebook.com/northwestfloridagolftrail) for more information about your next golf outing from COLA 2 COLA. Keep checking back as we continue to add courses and accommodations to the Northwest Florida Golf Trail!
Baytowne Golf Club
Experience the best of both worlds, with landing areas that invite guests to unleash the driver, and greens that reward a strategically placed approach shot. The front nine takes you to the edge of the Choctawhatchee Bay, while the back nine gives you a glimpse of the Gulf of Mexico and the white sand beaches of Sandestin.
One of the "BEST GOLF RESORTS" in North America For Tee-times (850) 267-8155 | www.sandestin.com/golfers
The Raven Golf Club
Masterfully carved through the marshes, wetlands, and pine trees of the resort, Robert Trent Jones Jr. crafted this unique and visually stunning 6,900 yard, par 71 into what he calls “a true modern traditional.” Rated 4 ½ out of 5 stars by Golf Digest Magazine, the Raven is a natural wonder that presents drama and strategy on every tee.
One of the "BEST GOLF RESORTS" in North America For tee times (850) 267-8155 | www.sandestingolf.com/golfers
Burnt Pine Golf Club
An unrivaled experience on Florida’s Northwest Gulf Coast, course architect Rees Jones proves in this 7,000-yard layout why he is one of the most respected architects in the world. Breathtaking views along the Choctawhatchee Bay highlight the back nine, while the front side brings golfers through the forests and wetlands of the Emerald Coast.
One of the "BEST GOLF RESORTS" in North America Open to Club members and Sandestin Resort guests. For Tee-times (850) 267-6500 | www.sandestin.com/golfers
THE LINKS COURSE
The Links is ultimate in risk-reward golf, providing the most spectacular views on the Emerald Coast. With five holes that run along the Choctawhatchee Bay, guests are treated to a links style golf outing like no other. Renowned architect Tom Jackson designed this winding layout against the backdrop of the Baytowne Marina and the Choctawhatchee Bay.
One of the "BEST GOLF RESORTS" in North America For Tee-times (850) 267-8144 | www.sandestin.com/golfers
BAY POINT GOLF CLUB
Experience award-winning golf in full swing at Bay Point Resort Golf Club. Panama City Beach’s premier golf courses offering not one, but TWO 18-hole championship courses. Play the area’s only Nicklaus designed course or choose the classic Meadows Course. Located minutes from the white sandy beaches, Bay Point Resort Golf Club has long been recognized as one of Florida’s most popular and respected golf destinations. Bay Point Resort Golf Club is easily accessible, offers attractive rates and an unmatched experience preferred throughout Northwest Florida.
(850) 235-6950 4701 Bay Point Rd., Panama City, FL 32408 www.baypointgolf.com
Shark's Tooth Golf Club
Greg Norman designed Shark’s Tooth, features gentle hills, fairways framed by oaks, loblolly pines and acres of preserved wetlands on Lake Powell. The course, earned an Audubon Signature designative, one of five in Florida. Experience an endless challenge on the exceptional layout of the 7,200 yard, par 71 course.
2003 Wild Heron Way | Panama City Beach, FL 32413 (850) 249-3041 | www.sharkstoothgolfclub.com
Camp Creek Golf Club
Known for building courses that appeal to all levels of player skills, Tom Fazio is acclaimed for consulting with nature to bring out the best attributes of a site. Camp Creek Golf Club is a pure golf experience accentuated by a significant wetland system with a combination of a coastal dunescape and pine forests.
684 Fazio Drive | Panama City Beach, FL 32413 (850) 231-7600 | www.campcreekgolfclub.com
Santa Rosa Golf Club
Take a break from the resorts and play where natural vegetation frames every hole and manicured greens are surrounded by amazing wildlife. At Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club you will be treated to outstanding service and enjoy a course with two holes overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The recently added Hank Johnson School of Golf provides quality instruction by top-ranked professionals.
334 Golf Club Drive | Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 (850) 267-2229 | www.santarosaclub.com
Ranked by Golf Digest as one of the Top Courses in North America & Top 15 Florida "Places to Play," Regatta Bay's championship course is one that players of all skill levels enjoy. Designed by acclaimed course architect Robert C. Walker to be as challenging to the professional as it is fun to the novice.
465 Regatta Bay Blvd. | Destin, Florida 32541 (850) 337-8080 | www.regattabay.com
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