8 Best Golf Courses in Destin, FL

by Destin Beach Vacation Rentals

Whether you're an avid golfer, or just want some quiet time on the green, there are plenty of beautiful and relaxing golf courses in Destin, FL. If you find yourself with a little free time during your Destin Beach vacation, check out some of the best golf courses in Destin Beach.


Best Destin Golf Courses

Kelly Plantation Golf Club 

307 Kelly Plantation Dr, Destin, FL 32541


Kelly Plantation is one of the most well-known and most popular courses in the Destin area and was ranked number 1 on GolfAdvisor.com. The course was built on the former site of a turpentine plantation owned by Mattie and Coleman Kelly. It was designed to express the beauty all 18 holes have. Because of its beauty, Kelly Plantation even hosts weddings occasionally.


Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club

465 Regatta Bay Blvd, Destin, FL 32541

Located along Choctawhatchee Bay, Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club is not only beautiful but every hole was designed to offer a different challenge. The course provides the ultimate risk-vs-reward golf experience and is perfect for golfers of all skill levels. 


Sandestin Golf Resort

9300 Emerald Coast Parkway Miramar Beach Fl 32550

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort has four courses in Destin Flordia and stretches from the beach to the bay in Sandestin. Each course is uniquely different from the others, with beautifully manicured greens and gorgeous scenery.


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Indian Bayou Golf & Country Club

1 Country Club Dr E, Destin, FL 32541

At Indian Bayou you will find two nine-hole golf courses, Seminole and Choctaw. Seminole offers wide fairways with water on four out of the nine holes. Best known for it’s length, the Choctaw course offers only two par threes. Be sure to relax at the bar or visit the golf shop before you end your day. 


Emerald Bay Golf Club

4781 Clubhouse Dr, Destin, FL 32541

Emerald Bay Golf Club was renovated in 2014, and is located along Choctawhatchee Bay. With a history of providing an outstanding Destin Beach golf experience for locals and guests, Emerald Bay is on our must “tee” list of courses in the area! The clubhouse offers a full-service golf pro shop, and restaurant with a delicious menu, full bar, and an outdoor covered porch that overlooks the 18th green. 


Raven Golf Course

1199 Troon Dr N, Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Raven Golf Course is one of the four courses associated with Sandestin Golf Resort. Once used as a PGA Tour stop, you’ll be in awe of the pristinely manicured course and captivating scenery. Make your way to the clubhouse where you can celebrate your win or lick your wounds after an amazing round of golf!

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The Golf Garden of Destin

12958 US-98, Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Welcoming players of all skill levels, The Golf Garden is a gorgeous course that’s fun for the whole family! They offer an 18 hole putt-putt course where you can warm up your skills before tackling the executive course. A par 29 with 9 holes, the executive course is perfect for a beginner and fun for a skilled golfer.


The Links Golf Club

165 Sandestin Boulevard N, Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Named one of the “Top 5 Golf Courses in Northwest Florida”, The Links is the original course at Sandestin Golf Resort. The winding layout was designed by Tom Jackson, and is nestled next to the Choctawhatchee Bay. The Links offers five holes that run along the bay, and a one-of-a-kind golfing experience.