Emerald Bay Golf Club of Destin
Nestled between Destin and South Walton Beaches, Emerald Bay Golf Club is the number one golf locale in the area. Positioned at beautiful Choctawahatchee Bay, the golf club is known for its lovely water features and natural landscapes. The 18-hole golf course is intertwined with the gorgeous and upscale Emerald Bay gated community, a private and exclusive home place for those who enjoy the views and luxury of living next to such a golf course, and is within driving distance of all the amenities, dining and entertainment that Destin, Florida has to offer. Designed by the famous course architect, Bob Cupp, Emerald Bay is a golf course to be enjoyed and remembered for its relaxing atmosphere, its natural beauty and its challenging design. A visit to Emerald Bay is a must do for any golfer, amateur and professional alike, and is loved by locals and visitors from across the country.
What to Expect
If you choose for a golfing excursion at Emerald Bay, you can count on a lovely experience. The back nine holes follow along the bay, offering breathtaking views. Be careful not to let yourself get distracted by the picturesque scenery, or it may hurt your score! Expect to be treated like royalty, for Emerald Bay claims to provide the luxury of a private course on one that is open to the public. The club offers a spacious driving range, available for preparation of your golfing excursions or you may rent the range hourly if you just want to spend some time in practice.
A fully stocked pro shop is available to meet any supply needs you may have. You will find any supplies you may need and you may rent clubs as well as obtain instructions while at the pro shop. For dining and snacks, a full service menu and a bar, fully stocked with exquisite imported wines and beers, sure to please anyone’s palate, await visitors at the Clubhouse. Local chefs prepare fresh meals for the Clubhouse daily. The restaurant will even provide for special requests for groups as long as arrangements are made in advance. These arrangements can include themed dinners like fish fries for group parties or retreats. For an even more perfect experience, you may choose to stay at the Emerald Bay Guesthouse.
Located in the heart of the course, the guesthouse accommodates up to sixteen people, making for the ideal stay for a group excursion. Visitors to the guesthouse will have available for their use, a swimming pool, two tennis courts, catering services, area transportation, golf school lessons and more. Visitors who choose to stay at the guesthouse will also have access to discount golfing packages and deals. Located within two miles of Destin, the golf club gives easy access to shopping, dining and more.
Tips for Visiting
When visiting Emerald Bay, there are a few things to keep in mind. The golf club does have a dress code, requiring all golfers to wear collared shirts. No denim is allowed. Also, a good tip to remember is to consider Florida’s climate. Nicknamed the Sunshine State, Florida lives up to its name, drenching the visitor in sunlight, especially during the spring and summer. You should always make sure you have plenty of sunscreen, a cap or visor to protect your face and comfortable clothing.
Emerald Bay is a very popular golf locale, so you may want to consider booking your tee time during the off-season if you are flexible on your vacation. By choosing the off-season, you will have more privacy and a more relaxing event. And, as a last piece of advice, make sure to take some time to enjoy all that Destin has to offer. Take a moment from your golfing adventure to walk the white sands of the beaches and enjoy a meal at the many seafood establishments in the city.