Rated 2.6 out of 5 by 56
Rated 4 out of 5
by sandzman Come on Fall
Golf weather is just around the corner, looking forward to the cool breezes. This is still a great public 18hole full size course. You have to think on each hole, weigh taking chances verses straight and safe, makes you think a little. The management is working very hard to mow it and de weed it, etc. I just 'play it up' in the fairway, I don't fret over an occassional lost ball in the slightly thick nearby rough(I just drop a freebie) and press on, the greens are pretty reliable(fairly fast after mowed) if you just observe the texture beforehand but they just aren't perfect. You have to hit the ball a little cleaner than at your regular course just because the fairway grass is not perfect grass, but you just get better keeping your eye on the ball. This is a little bit of a training ground in tightening up the loose ends of your game, you need to be relaxed and hit straight hitting the ball first. It's a pretty and fun layout for the flat Panama City delta land area(has a few hills and doglegs). I like coming out here. I played a friend, beat him with my 82 to his 88, tied up '7 over' until the last two holes. He got really greedy stuck in between trees, I just choked a little and pulled through and won, ...you see, that is better than sitting at home watching someone else play golf...and for cheap...
September 23, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by SWIFTATC21 bad
I HOPE THE NEW OWNERS DIDN'T PAY MUCH FOR THE COURSE. ITS VERY VERY BAD.
September 17, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by SWIFTATC21 SAD
DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY. NOT MOWED. CANT TELL ROUGH FROM FAIRWAY. GREENS WERE ACTUALLY BROWNS. TERRIBLE GOLF COURSE. LAYOUT WAS PRETTY GOOD BUT NEEDS LOTS OF MAINTENANCE. BUNKERS LOOK LIKE THEY HAVE NOT BEEN TOUCHED IN MONTHS.
September 15, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Brock2417638 Never again
I understand it's the cheaper alternative in town but the course is in terrible shape.
September 8, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by gesboss The course is improving.
I have played Bay Dunes about a dozen times in the past 5 years while vacationing in Panama City Beach. The course has always been fun to play because of the layout. It is challenging without being brutal. The problem has been the condition of the course varied from very good at times to absolutely hideous. I played here about 3 months ago and the greens were so bad I thought I would never come back. I decided to give the course one more try this week and I was pleasantly surprised with the improvement of the greens. They still have a way to go, but you can tell the course management is really trying to get it back in shape.
August 28, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5
by sandzman I had a good day
I teed off from the blue tees, I think I hit avg 220-240 yd drives(been lots of humidity lately), avg iron distance, chip ok and putt ok, and get out of sand traps pretty good using my 60 degree lobber. The course is a little crude what with more weeds now than I'd like. But the ground crew is mowing feverishly, and it looks groomed, just you need to use some common sense if you land on a mowed weed(fairway/green) and you don't like it...,. I shot a 37 and a 40 for a 77, first under 80 in years for me. It's because I was driving 'under control' and my long irons were more controlled than before. I took an extra few seconds planning chips and putts. So, for a budget course it's a good ole course, lots of fun, and will keep you coming back. I support the 'home team'. One day it may get more pristine, but it takes a little time and money, this course is making progress, you ought to check it out, and it has a driving range too. Presenlty, Daily rate is $29 and Twilight rate(aft 3) is $20. The money saved you could dine out.
August 26, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Andres1052247 Terrible greens
Would never play here again... The greens were terrible and the course shape was very bad.
August 10, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by matthew010 Waste of money
The staff was very friendly and accommodating and that is the only good thing about this course. The greens were sand traps, the holes hadn't been changed in so long grass was growing over the hole. There wasn't a fairway. We paid $18 and it wasn't worth it!!!
August 6, 2015