Emerald Bay Golf Course – A Top Destin Golf Course
One of Destin’s Most Challenging Golf Courses
Destin and South Walton Beach are widely known for the gorgeous white-sand beaches, emerald-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and world-class golfing. Emerald Bay Golf club is located partially in both Destin and Miramar Beach Florida. The golf course plays over 7000 yards from the back tees. The course navigates through the Emerald Bay neighborhood lined with luxury homes. The back nine has many beautiful views of the Choctawhatchee Bay. What makes Emerald Bay Golf Course the most challenging is its undulating greens and long par 3’s. In the past, the greens were so small that many people felt they were too difficult. Making the greens larger was one of the changes in the 2014 renovations.
The course underwent a complete renovation in 2014. This renovation was overseen by the course architect, Bob Koop. He returned to Destin to oversee one of his most challenging and beautifully designed golf courses. Many of the holes have narrow fairways and some require target precision to set up your second shot. You will find 90° dog legs and in several holes the water must be contended with. The real estate and homes that line the golf course are absolutely stunning. They are set back off the fairways enough to give the homes privacy and not to disturb the beauty of the golf course.
Emerald Bay Golf Club Renovations of 2014
The renovated Emerald Bay clubhouse offers a full-service golf pro shop with a huge selection of golf apparel and equipment. You will always find the knowledgeable staff on hand to answer your questions. The Grille offers a full bar, delicious food, indoor dining, and an outdoor covered porch with a fireplace overlooking the 18th green. In the wintertime, this makes for a great place to relax, have a drink and food next to the fire, and watch people finish up their round of golf. In the summertime you often find a cool breeze blowing from the Gulf of Mexico to cool things down.
Emerald Bay golf course offers competitive pricing that changes throughout the year and depending on the time of day. There is a beautifully equipped driving range that is complimentary with your round of golf. If you think you may be needing to fine-tune your game the on-staff pros are top-notch. Talk to anyone that has had a lesson at Emerald Bay and they will most likely tell you how many strokes they shaved off the game.
Emerald Bay Golf Club Membership
There is a strong following of regular local players at this golf course and golf membership is available. The golf club membership is very flexible and offers numerous plans to suit individuals and families. As a bonus for being a member of Emerald Bay Golf Club memberships include privileges at the Seascape golf course. There is an incredible list of additional benefits that come with being an annual member. Benefits include unlimited driving range use, discounted guest rates, and preferred tee times. All members also have access to the Emerald Bay pool and tennis courts and discounts for water sports and beach services at Seascape Beach. For complete membership info, visit the official Emerald Bay Golf Club website.