Top 5 Golf Courses Near Fort Walton Beach

| By Laughing Laura

top 5 golf courses near fort walton beach

Calling all golfers! Fort Walton beach and surrounding areas are the perfect place to get your golfing fix. These golf courses allow you to stay in quiet, family-friendly Fort Walton Beach without having to drive more than 30 minutes to find a nice golf course.Here are the top 5 golf courses near Fort Walton Beach:

  1. Shalimar Pointe Golf Club.  At Shalimar Pointe, it’s their goal for everyone to feel like a champion. Their 18-hole Dye-Finger design takes advantage of the natural surroundings. You will be astounded by their mature trees, well-guarded manicured greens, and strategically placed bunkers. Located on the shores of the Choctawhatchee Bay in Shalimar, they are proud of being one of the best kept golf secrets in Northwest Florida. The club is also home to a comprehensive practice facility featuring a driving range, putting green, and chipping green. The newly renovated clubhouse is open to the public. They also offer a bar and grill and a place to  get the latest golf apparel and equipment in our well-stocked pro shop.
  2. Fort Walton Beach Golf Club. The City of Fort Walton Beach offers two 18-hole Championship Golf Courses: The Oaks Course and The Pines Course. The Oaks course offers over 6,400 yards of narrow fairways, more water hazards, and fairways lined with Oak trees. The Pine course offers a challenging layout of over 6,800 yards through an upland pine forest. Just being a few short miles from “America’s Most Beautiful Beaches”., this golf course offers a unique experience. The club also has Edwin Watts Golf Shop, which is a full-service, well-stocked golf supply merchandiser, as well as, Two Trees Restaurant which provides excellent food and beverage service at both courses.
  3. Bluewater Bay Resort.  This is one of Destin’s top golf resorts. Being only 30 minutes from Fort Walton Beach, you can enjoy Destin golfing without staying there. Bluewater Bays 27 holes of championship golf were designed by world renowned architects Tom Fazio and Jerry Pate. It’s scenery is amazing as it takes you through natural wetlands, making a truly unique golfing experience. Bluewater Bay also features a full Sports Bar and Grill perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. With six {6} HDTVs and free WiFi, it is the perfect place to watch the big game or host your next meeting or party. Any golfer is sure to have a good time at Bluewater!
  4. Regatta Bay. This golf course is located in Destin, Florida, only 26 minutes from Fort Walton Beach. It is in the heart of the Emerald Coast, and one of the top ranked courses in northwest Florida that is open to the public. Come and enjoy the amazing emerald-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, its blue skies, white sands, and green fairways here at the Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club. Their vibrant course offers a challenging yet rewarding golf experience and is suitable for players of all skill levels.
  5. Kelly Plantation Golf Club. Kelly Plantation Golf Club, located in Destin, FL is one of the most visually impressive and environmentally conscious golf courses in northwest Florida.  It is set along the Choctawhatchee Bay as a semi-private golf club. It features an 18 hole course built on the former site of a turpentine plantation owned by Mattie and Coleman Kelly. Designers, Fred Couples and Gene Bates, fashioned this championship golf course from the beauty of the land with miles of waterfront, bayous and towering trees.  Kelly Plantation Golf Course is proud of its 7,000 yards of large greens, wide manicured fairways, an array of strategically placed hazards and views of the Choctawhatchee Bay. Golfers everywhere will appreciate the landscape and a rewarding game.

If you are staying at The Breakers and looking to work on your golf game, give one of these Golf Courses a try. After a day at the course, come back to The Breakers and relax and enjoy the atmosphere.

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Laughing Laura

Written by Laughing Laura

Laura is the Guest Services Manager at The Breakers and is a Florida native. She enjoys assisting our guests to ensure their stay is enjoyable as well as memorable. Working at the beach fits Laura to the "T" as she loves listening to the waves lap on the shore at any time of day and the smell of the sea breeze that tingles her nose.




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