Top 5 Golf Courses near Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Santa Rosa Beach has beautiful tropical weather and a gorgeous beach, making it a great destination for vacationers. It is also home to many golf courses with the climate providing perfect weather for a round of golf. We recommend booking a vacation rental through Adiago while staying in Santa Rosa Beach. With options right on the gulf or poolside, you can conveniently stay right by the golf courses. But with so many choices of golf courses nearby, it can be hard to decide where to go. Here is your guide to the top five golf courses near Santa Rosa Beach.


Kelly Plantation Golf Club – Destin

Built on what used to be a turpentine plantation, this scenic course has over 7,000 yards of green for its players. The course is designed to be visually appealing while not being too difficult for novice golfers. Their grill offers lunch six days a week and there is also a Sunday Brunch.

The Links Golf Club – Miramar Beach

Operating since 1973, The Links Golf Club has challenging holes more suited for experienced golfers. There are five holes that are placed right along Choctawhatchee Bay. The winds off of the Gulf provide a challenge to really test your skills.

Windswept Dunes Golf Club – Freeport

With large fairways and wide greens, it is easy to see why Windswept Dunes Golf Club is a popular destination. The course sits on 750 acres without disrupting its surrounding natural beauty. The course is fun for golfers of all abilities and has few water hazards.

Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club – Santa Rosa Beach

This course describes itself as a hidden gem. With all of its amenities, it is truly a well-kept secret. Its well-maintained course includes beautiful natural holes that are described as “fun and challenging”. The club also has a pool and private beach access available for members.

Emerald Bay Golf Club – Destin

Recently renovated in 2014, Emerald Bay Golf Club also includes a golf pro shop and a grill with both indoor and outdoor dining options. The course winds through Emerald Bay providing players with multiple water features. Please note that denim is not allowed, and collared shirts are required while playing at this course.

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