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Travel Information: COVID-19 Update

Updated: January 4, 2021 – 9:00 a.m.

For up-to-date area COVID-19 information and numbers, please visit the Walton County Website and for what to know before visiting South Walton, please visit our friends at Visit South Walton

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is open and ready to take reservations!

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced Friday September 25th that the state of Florida will completely reopen its economy and move into phase 3 guidelines. Phase three lifts the vast majority of any remaining restrictions on gyms, bars and retail spaces. Restaurants will be allowed to operate at full capacity. With the shift to phase three, our policies on COVID health and safety standards focused on all touch points for guests and employees has not changed. From check-in procedures that limit contact to increased disinfecting of all public areas, find out more about our enhanced cleanliness initiatives in every area of the resort.  

In addition to our state changes, we ask that our guests and homeowners to review governmental guidance to confirm eligibility to travel and stay at our resort and/or leave their own state.

*Reservations will not be honored where prohibited, and Sandestin accepts no responsibility for guests' reservations that do not adhere to guidelines.

Hours of Operation

Welcome Center: 24/7

Golf Courses: 

  • Baytowne/ Raven: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Daily.
    • Call for tee times and status: 850-267-8155
  • Burnt Pine: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Daily. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Alternating Tuesdays and Wednesdays
    • Call for tee times and status: 850-267-6500
  • The Links: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Daily.
    • Call for tee times and status: 850-267-8144

Burnt Pine Dining:

  • 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Daily, except Tuesdays
  • 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. | Tuesday

Burnt Pine Fitness Center:

  • 24/7

Sandestin Tennis Center:

  • 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Monday - Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Saturday & Sunday

Beach Club:

  • Pool: Monday - Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Dining: Monday - Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
  • Closed New Year’s Day


  • Beach Club, Bayside Inn, and Beach House. Please check with your individual HOA for specific neighborhood pool status and restrictions.

Dunes Putting Course

  • Closed for the season

Bike Rentals:

  • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Daily

Sandestin Family Retail Stores

Island Clothiers, Barefoot Princess, Sandestin Clothing Company, and Coconut Kidz:

  • 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Sunday - Thursday
  • 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Friday & Saturday

Marina Bar and Grill:

Beginning January 4

  • 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Monday - Thursday
  • 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. | Friday – Sunday

Fat Tuesday:

  • 3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. | Sunday - Thursday
  • 3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. | Friday
  • 12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. | Saturday

Westwinds Tiki Bar:

  • Closed for the season

Sandestin Fitness Center:

  • 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Monday - Friday
  • 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Saturday
  • 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Sunday

Tram Service:

  • 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. | Daily

Visit our entire list of restaurants and shops open in Sandestin and The Village of Baytowne Wharf here.

Temporary Closures:

  • The Grand Sandestin Front Desk
  • Spa Sandestin

We continue to follow protocols as recommended by the CDC: 

  • Across the resort, we are reinforcing the recommended measures on appropriate hygiene standards.
  • Our staff has been trained on the latest safety recommendations, and we have increased the frequency of disinfecting all public areas of the resort with recommended sanitizing products.
  • We have installed sanitation stations throughout the public areas of the resort.
  • Paying special attention to all our equipment, vehicles, and public areas, we have increased the frequency of and enhanced the techniques used to disinfect our resort.
  • We are looking after the health and well-being of our team members, recommending they remain home and consult their healthcare provider if they feel ill. We are also urging all employees to be vigilant about frequent hand washing. 

We want everyone who visits Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort to feel confident about their choice in vacations. Our 2,400-acre resort with miles of pristine beaches and bayfront, championship golf, tennis, marina, shopping and The Village of Baytowne Wharf afford plenty of room to keep you active and safely distanced!