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Florida Golf Course Reviews and Awards

Florida golf course reviews have consistently lauded Sandestin's Destin, Florida golf courses with distinction and the highest service ratings. We offer great Florida golf getaways so you can save while playing at our award-winning golf courses.

Golf in the Florida Panhandle: Bubba and Boo love it, and so will you
Northwest Florida is often overlooked as golfers race by to the more publicized peninsula. Encompassing beach-framed towns such as Panama City, Destin and Pensacola, the Panhandle is where Masters champion Bubba Watson and PGA Tour pros Boo Weekley and Heath Slocum grew up and groomed their games. The best advice? Slow down, stop and play the Panhandle.
- World Golf Wire

Golf Magazine Silver Award

Awards

  • 2013, 2012 Best Courses You Can Play, Golfweek
  • 2013, 2012, 2011 Gold Tee Award; Meeting planners' choice for top golf and meeting hotels and resorts, Meetings & Conventions Magazine
  • Named one of the Top 12 Golf Communities by Forbes
  • Named one of GOLF Magazine's "Premier Golf Resorts" 2012
  • Top 75 Golf Resorts ~ Silver Medalist, GOLF Magazine 2012, 2008, 2006, 2004
  • GOLF Magazine's 2012 list of Best Public Courses
  • Certificate of Excellence for 2012 TripAdvisor
  • BEST Courses in the Top 100 & the Best Courses of Distinction (Golfweek Best Resort Courses in America)
  • Emerald Coast's Finest, GOLF COURSE (2012, 2011)
  • 75 Best Golf Resorts in North America, Golf Digest 2006
  • Top 100 Women's Courses in the Century, Golf for Women
  • Best Golf in Northwest Florida, Birmingham magazine

 

Baytowne Golf Course Reviews

Baytowne Golf Club 

  • Home of the 2013 NCAA Division III National Championships
  • ½ (4-1/2 Stars Rating) Places to Play, Golf Digest (2002, 2004, 2008)
  • Top 100 in Florida, Florida Golf News (2000)
  • #13 ~ Top 18 Holes in NW Florida, NW Florida Daily News

 

Burnt Pine Golf Club Awards

Burnt Pine Golf Club

  • Best Courses You Can Play, Golfweek (2013, 2012, 2011)
  • ½ (4-1/2 Stars Rating) Places to Play, Golf Digest (2004, 2006, 2008)
  • #29 in Florida "The Best Courses Near You" ~ Golf Magazine (2008)
  • America's Best Resort Courses ~ Golfweek (2004-2006)
  • #20 in Florida "America's Best State by State"~ Golfweek (2008)
  • #19 in Florida, "America's Best State By State" ~ Golfweek (2007)
  • #14 in Florida "America's Best State By State" ~ Golfweek (2004)
  • Top 150 Resort Courses in America, Golfweek (2003)
  • #1 in Northwest Florida, Florida Golf News (2002)
  • Top 20 in Florida, Florida Golf News (2002)
  • (4 Stars Rating) Places to Play, Golf Digest (2002)
  • Top 30 Courses in Florida, Golf Digest (1999)
  • #19 in Florida ~ Golf Digest (1997)
  • Top 75 Upscale Courses in America, Golf Digest (1996)
  • #3 New Resort Course in America, Golf Digest (1995)
  • Crown Jewel of Florida Golf, Golf Magazine

 

Raven Golf Club Reviews

Raven Golf Club

  • Home of the 2013 NCAA Division III National Championships
  • #14 in Florida, "The Best Courses Near You" Golf Magazine (2008)
  • ½ (4-1/2 Stars Rating) Places to Play ~ Golf Digest "Places To Play" (2006, 2008)
  • (4 Stars Rating) Places to Play, Golf Digest (2002, 2004)
  • #1 in Northwest Florida, Florida Golf News (2003)
  • #14 in Florida, Florida Golf News (2003)  
  • #39 "Best Tour Courses You Can Play" Golfweek (2008)
  • Best New Course in Florida, Florida Golf News (2000)
  • Top 30 in Florida, Florida Golf News (2002)
  • #3 in Northwest Florida, Florida Golf News (2002)
  • Home of the 2006 - 2007 Boeing Championship At Sandestin

 

The Links Golf Club

  • Home of the 2013 NCAA Division III National Championships
  • (4 Stars Rating) Places to Play, Golf Digest (2002, 2004, 2006, 2008)
  • Top 5 in Northwest Florida, Florida Golf News (2000)
  • Top 100 in Florida, Florida Golf News (2002,2003)
  • Top 15 in Northwest Florida ~ Florida Golf News (2000-03)

 


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