We Are Perfect in South Walton!

Perfect in South Walton 2022

Perfect takes on many shapes and sizes. From cocktails, events, and locally owned boutiques to restaurants, small businesses, and outdoor adventures, perfect is a feeling that resonates in your heart. South Walton's 16 unique beach neighborhoods, including Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort, are picture-perfect with sugar-white sand and turquoise water, but at the heart of our community are the people, places, and activities that are celebrated. 

Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort is proud to be a part of the South Walton community and is even prouder to announce that we've been voted as Perfect in South Walton!

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Best Event: Sandestin® Wine Festival, Platinum

This popular annual event brings an opportunity for discovery. Four days of unique events open up a wide range of experiences, from attending wine dinners with celebrity chefs, participating in preview events throughout the year, and taking part in wine tastings that showcase hundreds of wines. This year's 35th Annual Sandestin® Wine Festival at Baytowne Wharf is April 7-10, 2022. Tickets are on sale now (and will sell out!) and a stay and play package is also available! 

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Best Golf Course: Raven Golf Club, Gold

The prestigious Raven Golf Club is one of the four championship courses at Sandestin® and continues to win awards year after year. Robert Trent Jones Jr. crafted this unique and visually stunning 6,900-yard par 71 into what he calls "a true modern traditional." Masterfully carved through the marshes and pine trees of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, golfers can elevate their game with a myriad of exciting shot options - including the 16th hole, which is actually divided into two. You'll have to come to play to see for yourself! 

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Best Tennis Facility: Sandestin Tennis Center, Gold

Serving up the best tennis experience in Northwest Florida, Sandestin® has 12 world-class HydroGrid clay courts, three hard tennis courts, and six pickleball courts. Our award-winning facility also offers a wide range of experiences, including private lessons with pros, a highly-ranked Junior Tennis program, and fun Round Robin tournaments for all skill levels. Plus, when you book direct with Sandestin®, you get complimentary tennis court time with your stay! 

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Best Conference Space: Sandestin® Golf & Beach Resort, Diamond

With 85,000 square feet of customizable venue space, including two contiguous 13,000 square foot ballrooms between The Baytowne Conference Center and the new Hotel Effie, Sandestin® can host your group or meeting from eight to 800. Beautifully-designed indoor and picturesque outdoor spaces along with full on-site AV, event catering, fun-filled team activities, and resort amenities, Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort & Hotel Effie will exceed your expectations, and everyone else's too.

Kid zip lining across Baytowne Wharf

Best Kids Attraction: The Village of Baytowne Wharf, Platinum

The Village of Baytowne Wharf is the entertainment epicenter of Sandestin®. With an array of boutiques, eateries, galleries, nightlife, and activities - especially for the kiddos, and a jam-packed schedule of outdoor festivals and special events for the entire family - Baytowne Wharf is your one-stop-shop for FUN!

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Best Hotel/Resort: Hotel Effie, Gold

Hotel Effie brings luxury, charm, and a warm, personalized experience to the neighborhood. The hotel features 250 rooms, a divine full-service spa, signature dining by multiple James Beard Award-winning chef Hugh Acheson, 20,000 square feet of meeting and event space, curated guest events, and Ara, the only rooftop pool and lounge in Northwest Florida.

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Best Spa: Spa Lilliana, Gold

Spa Lilliana can be found on the 2nd floor of Hotel Effie and is a place to pause, breathe deeply, connect with yourself—or others—and let go. Spa Lilliana features unique treatments designed to rejuvenate, restore, and relax. Facials, scrubs, and massages, as well as manicures and pedicures— all will leave you feeling calm and refreshed with a renewed perspective.

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Whether you are looking to play golf or tennis, drink wine, relax, have a meeting, or just have fun, Sandestin® Golf and Beach Resort is your place in the sun! Book your PERFECT stay with Sandestin® and Hotel Effie today.