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Travel Information: COVID-19 Update

Update: September 22, 2020 – 8:00 p.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!

We have stringent new health and safety standards focused on all touch points for guests and employees. From new 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 internal 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.

There are currently no travel bans in effect for Florida, and we welcome guests from all states including Louisiana, New York, Connecticut and New Jersey. Stay up-to-date on all COVID-19 travel updates here.

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. 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. - 2:30 p.m. | Daily

Burnt Pine Fitness Center:

  • Open daily

Sandestin Tennis Center:

  • 8:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m. | Monday- Thursday
  • 8:00 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Saturday & Sunday

Beach Club:

  • Pool: Monday - Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Dining: Monday - Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 


  • Beach Club, Bayside Inn, and Beach House. Please check with your individual HOA for specific neighborhood pool status and restrictions. *limited services may be provided

Dunes Putting Course

  • 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. | Thursday-Sunday

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:

  • Sunday-Thursday 10:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.| Daily

Marina Bar and Grill:

  • 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. | Daily

Fat Tuesday:

  • 3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. | Sunday-Thursday
  • 12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. | Friday & Saturday
  • *takeout only

Westwinds Tiki Bar:

  • 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. | Daily

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!