Nestled along the stunning Emerald Coast, Highway 30A unfurls white sands and turquoise waters and also some of the most captivating golf courses in Florida. Here, you’ll find an array of exquisite golf courses, each offering a unique blend of challenge and scenic beauty. From the lush fairways of Sandestin to the picturesque landscapes of Destin and the serene ambiance of Panama City Beach, these courses are a golfer’s dream. Discover the top 15 golf courses along this stunning stretch of coast, where the game meets unparalleled natural beauty. Get ready to explore the best of golfing on the Emerald Coast, where every swing brings a new, breathtaking view.
The Raven Golf Club, Sandestin
Designed by the renowned Robert Trent Jones Jr., The Raven Golf Club offers a unique blend of natural wetlands and pine forests complemented by its hilly terrain and stunning bay views. Here, every hole brings a new challenge, ensuring a memorable round for golfers who appreciate a course that tests their strategic thinking and precision.
Burnt Pine Golf Club, Sandestin
Burnt Pine Golf Club stands out with its stimulating golf experience amidst picturesque wetlands and lush forests. Its carefully designed greens and fairways harmonize with the natural landscape, providing golfers with an immersive experience that is both challenging and aesthetically pleasing.
Kelly Plantation Golf Club, Destin
At Kelly Plantation Golf Club, golfers enjoy spectacular views of Choctawhatchee Bay amidst lush vegetation and natural wetlands. This course is particularly known for its environmental stewardship, preserving the local habitat while offering a layout that is as beautiful as it is challenging.
Shark’s Tooth Golf Club, Lake Powell
Shark’s Tooth Golf Club, a private course designed by Greg Norman, offers an exclusive golfing experience with panoramic views of Lake Powell. Its unique layout is meticulously crafted to blend with the natural landscape, featuring rolling fairways and challenging greens that provide an exhilarating test for golfers seeking both beauty and challenge.
Camp Creek Golf Club, Panama City Beach
The Camp Creek Golf Club is renowned for its expansive dunes, native grass areas, and stunning views of the Emerald Coast. This course challenges golfers with its strategically placed bunkers and water hazards, ensuring an engaging and thought-provoking round in a serene natural setting.
Bay Point Resort Golf Club, Panama City Beach
Bay Point Resort Golf Club, featuring a Jack Nicklaus-designed course, is celebrated for its impressive layout that navigates through marshlands and along the scenic St. Andrew’s Bay. The course offers a unique blend of aesthetic beauty and strategic complexity, providing a rich golfing experience that caters to players of all skill levels.
Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club, Destin
Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club, known for its lush landscapes and meticulously maintained greens, provides a golfing paradise with a layout that meanders through protected woodlands and water features. This Robert course offers not only a challenging round but also an escape into a tranquil, natural oasis where each stroke is accompanied by stunning views.
The Links Golf Club, Sandestin
The Links Golf Club in Sandestin is renowned for its stunning bay views and challenging layout. This course is a testament to traditional links-style golf, offering golfers a blend of scenic beauty and strategic gameplay along the Choctawhatchee Bay.
Windswept Dunes Golf Course, Freeport
At Windswept Dunes Golf Course in Freeport, golfers are treated to a unique blend of natural beauty and challenging play. The course, designed by Doug O’Rourke, features expansive fairways, strategically placed bunkers, and breathtaking views of the Florida Panhandle’s native landscapes.
Baytowne Golf Club, Sandestin
Baytowne Golf Club presents a diverse golfing experience with its dual coastal and forested landscapes. The course’s unique layout, which loops around the serene Choctawhatchee Bay, provides players with a mix of scenic tranquility and challenging holes.
Emerald Bay Golf Club, Destin
Emerald Bay Golf Club in Destin, designed by the esteemed Robert Trent Jones Jr., offers a prestigious golfing experience with its combination of manicured greens and stunning bay views. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Emerald Coast, this course is a golfer’s delight, featuring challenging layouts that require strategic thinking.
Marcus Pointe Golf Club, Pensacola
Marcus Pointe Golf Club in Pensacola offers a unique blend of natural beauty and golfing challenge. The course is a favorite for its captivating views of pine forests and picturesque lakes, providing golfers with a serene yet stimulating round.
Lost Key Golf Club, Pensacola
An Arnold Palmer Signature course, Lost Key is celebrated for its meticulous course conditions and striking natural surroundings. The course seamlessly integrates the unique landscapes of the Gulf Coast, offering a golf experience that is both visually stunning and strategically engaging.
Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club
Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club provides an exceptional golfing experience with its Gulf of Mexico views and pristine course conditions. This club stands out for its harmonious blend of coastal beauty and a challenging layout that delights golfers looking for a picturesque yet demanding round.
Indian Bayou Golf Club, Destin
Indian Bayou Golf Club in Destin, known for its beautifully manicured fairways and diverse challenges, is a masterpiece by Earl Stone. The course, set against a backdrop of lush greenery and serene water features, offers golfers an ideal blend of aesthetic appeal and golfing excellence.
Your 30A Lifestyle, Crafted with Precision by RCL
As you make your way through the top-tier golf courses dotting the 30A Emerald Coast, imagine elevating your lifestyle to match the luxury and allure of these greens. While RCL doesn’t shape the fairways, we do craft the homes and spaces where your life’s best memories will unfold. Whether you dream of a sunlit bathroom renovation that echoes the coastal dawn or a new home that’s as unique as your golf swing, our dedication to excellence mirrors the prestige of 30A’s finest courses. With RCL Development, it’s about creating a sanctuary that resonates with your vision and lifestyle. So, after you’ve enjoyed the challenges of the course, come home to the comfort and elegance that only RCL can build—where every detail is a testament to quality living designed to be uniquely yours.