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Play in the Top Golf Courses in the Gulf Coast


You’ll need skill and nerve to play on the majority of golf courses found in the Florida Gulf Coast. Two of the greens listed below are among the PGA’s best courses on the Gulf Coast. A few of have launched the professional career of golfing stars and legends.

Blackstone Golf Course
108 Blackstone Lane Mossy Head
Phone: 850-520-4670
Email: blackstonegolfty@panhandle.rr.com

With its undulating terrain, this single, par-72 course was designed to challenge golfers of every skill level. You will need control and accuracy through your tee shots, although you can use your shorter irons for approaches to the greens.

Kelly Plantation Golf Club
307 Kelly Plantation Drive Destin
Phone: 850-650-7600
Email: Ashton Crowe (Head Golf Professional), Russ Cooper (Food & Beverage Director), Kevin Churchill (Superintendent)

This semi-private golf club is built on a historic turpentine plantation and hemmed in by Choctawhatchee Bay. Its designers include the famed Fred Couples who together with Gene Bates laid out a more strategically challenging course that was given 4.5 stars by Golf Digest.

Shalimar Pointe Country Club
302 Country Club Drive Shalimar
Phone: 850-651-4300
Email: kdlietsch@mggi.com

This 18-hole, 6,765-yard course is well integrated with its beautiful, natural surroundings. The golf course is built on the edge of Choctawhatchee Bay, following a terrain of manicured greens interrupted by mature trees and well-placed bunkers.

Indian Bayou Golf Club
1 Country Club Dr E Destin
Phone: 850-837- 6191
Email: info@indianbayougolf.com

There are three courses here for a total of 27 challenging holes approached through wider “more forgiving” fairways. The unmatched greenery and pine trees, and the sand traps and water hazards are quite beautiful, if seen beyond their functionality.

The Hombre Golf Club in Panama City Beach
Public Course
120 Coyote Pass
Panama City Beach FL 32407-2470

The Hombre Golf Club has named each of its three courses The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Each is uniquely designed and promises fun and exciting play even for seasoned golfers. The golf club also offers professional instruction, practice facilities, a pro shop, and a bar & grill to repair to after a happy round.