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Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort is a Golf Lover’s Paradise

Photos courtesy of Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort

Coming off of Golf Month in August, golfers will find the only course in Florida’s Emerald Coast that extends from the beach to the bay at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Located on 2,400 acres of beachfront property, Sandestin mixes coastal charm and nature, with towering pine trees surrounded by marshes and Choctawhatchee Bay. Sandestin is a haven for golfers of any skill level and features four championship golf courses where guests might encounter the likes of celebrity players such as Kane Brown and Scottie Pippen. Plus, guests can sip on Sandestin’s newly launched signature beers at the Burnt Pine, Links and The Raven Golf Clubs.

In partnership with Hotel Effie, Sandestin’s new luxury property, guests can take advantage of a premium golf package, which allows them to enjoy playing a round on all four of Sandestin’s award-winning golf courses, Links, Baytowne, Raven and Burnt Pine with savings up to 30% off accommodations and golf. Each has its own unique challenges, rewards and characteristics thanks to Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Rees Jones and Tom Jackson. Premium Stay and Play Package includes:

Award-winning beach-to-bay resort accommodations

Four rounds of golf per adult per stay. One round at each course

Unlimited use of the practice facility and practice balls during the stay

Golf cart and green fees

15% off in Sandestin Golf Shops (The Links, Baytowne, Raven and Burnt Pine)

10% off at Spa Lilliana in Hotel Effie

50% off rental clubs (limited availability)

Complimentary pre-booked replay rounds

Complimentary fitness center access

Complimentary ice cream cone at Marina Bar and Grill

Complimentary resort amenities like bike and kayak rentals, pool access, tennis court time and more

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort are ideal for golf lovers as many of the hotels and vacation rentals on the property have transportation to each of the courses via the Sandestin Shuttle. Guests can hop on and off the shuttle as they make their way around the large resort campus, or ride in a golf cart.

The Links Golf Club:

A winding layout against the backdrop of the Baytowne Marina and the Choctawhatchee Bay designed by renowned architect Tom Jackson, The Links is the ultimate in risk-reward golf. A shot-makers course, accuracy and proper club selection are key if you want to outfox the prevailing Gulf Coast winds.

Baytowne Golf Club:

This is the only course on Florida’s Emerald Coast that extends from the beach to the bay. Baytowne Golf Club features some of the only elevation changes of any golf course in the area and is as forgiving from the forward tees as it is challenging from the championship tees. The fifth set of tees makes this course a great option for beginners just learning the game, for a brisk afternoon round of golf after a meeting or before dinner at the nearby Village of Baytowne Wharf.

Raven Golf Club:

This is a natural wonder that presents drama and strategy on every tee. 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.

Burnt Pine:

When Golf Magazine calls you the “Crown Jewel of Florida Golf,” you tee up and take notice. Course architect Rees Jones proves in this 7,000-yard layout why he is one of the most respected architects in the world. Rolling fairways and strategically placed bunkers invite golfers to out-duel the course by using a different approach to every hole.