Bring your golf clubs because it’s always tee time on Florida’s Gulf Coast. From Scottish-style links to beachfront greens, there’s a golf course suited to every skill level.
Golfers in the Pensacola Beach area have the luxury of choosing from a dozen PGA rated golf courses with picturesque scenery ranging from woodlands to wetlands. Several PGA golf legends, such as Bubba Watson, Heath Slocum and Boo Weekley live in the area. Jerry Pate, 1976 U.S. Open Champion, also lives near Pensacola Beach and designs golf courses both locally and internationally.
Waterfront courses, hometown legends and economical greens fees make this area a world class golf destination.
A good place to start your Gulf Coast Gulf Vacation is by exploring The Emerald Coast Golf Trail which stretches across the Florida Panhandle from Pensacola Beach to Destin and consists of the following 4 golf courses: Tiger Point Golf Club, The Club at Hidden Creek, Scenic Hills Country Club, and Shalimar Pointe Country Club.
Tiger Point Golf Club
Located just minutes from Pensacola Beach, Tiger Point Golf Club features breathtaking waterfront views, lofty southern pines and layouts designed for major tournament play. They also have a beautiful clubhouse with full service restaurant and bar. Their East Course meanders along the Intracoastal Waterway and boasts spectacular views of Pensacola Bay and Pensacola Beach, especially at sunset. Features include:
• Par 72, 7,041 yard Scottish Style East Course.
• Par 36, 3414 yard 9-Hole West Course.
• Four sets of tees on every hole.
• Former host site of PGA Tour events.
• Comprehensive practice facility.
• Driving range.
• Two practice greens.
• Practice bunker and chipping green.
• Fully-stocked golf shop.
• Lessons available for all levels.
The Club at Hidden Creek
This course was designed by the renowned golf course architect Ron Garl and is known for its lush landscaping, rolling terrain and scenic layout. The 18-hole championship golf course plays 6,805 yards from the back tees and provides excitement for golfers of all skill levels. It was the former host site for the U.S. Open Qualifying Rounds. Features include:
• 18-Hole Championship Course
• Challenging Par 72, Stretching 6,805 yards
• Critically Acclaimed Layout
• Four Tee Options To Choose From
• PGA Professional Staf
f • Open to the Public with Memberships Available
• Tournament Services
• Banquet and Meeting Facilities
• First Class Dining Overlooking the Course in the Tuscan Grille
• Private Lessons and Group Clinics • Natural Grass Practice Facility
• Putting green and chipping area
• Fully Stocked Golf Shop
• Men’s and Ladies’ Golf Associations
Scenic Hills Country Club
This course opened in 1958 and in 1992, the original Chic Adams layout was updated by former U.S. Open Champion Jerry Pate. It holds the claim to fame of being the only Florida golf course to host a U.S. Open in 1969; World Golf Hall of Fame member Donna Caponi won after a furious comeback and a final clutch putt which is still considered the best final day charge in US Open History.
The course was voted the best place to play by the Pensacola News Journal’s Best of the Bay in 2008, 2009 and 2010. It offers a luxurious clubhouse and restaurant.
This 18-hole championship course features impeccably manicured greens and strategically placed bunkers; a challenge for both weekend and scratch golfers alike. Features include:
• Par 72 – 6,765 yard layout
• Five sets of tees on each hole
• Finger/Dye design
• Comprehensive Practice Facility featuring a spacious driving range, putting green, and chipping green
Marcus Pointe Golf Club
This course is located on 600 acres of rolling woodlands and is considered to be one of the top courses on the Gulf Coast of Florida.
Lost Key Golf Club
Located in Perdido Key Florida, this an 18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature Design Course was the first course in the world to be certified as an Audubon International Silver Signature Sanctuary.