30A Golf Courses

With more than a dozen spectacular courses dotting the beautiful Emerald Coast, 30A is a golfer’s paradise. You’ll find beautiful golf courses just minutes from our Inlet Beach location with regulation-length holes and opportunities for golfers of all levels of experience.

Here are just a few of our favorite 30A golf courses that are open to the public.

Origins Golf Course, Watersound

Although The Clubs by JOE are members-only, the Origins Golf Course is open to the public. Ideal for guests who love golfing for the fun of it, the 1,800-yard short course with regulation-length holes was developed by Love Golf Design. Golfers can play as 6-hole regulation OR 10-hole par 3 and can choose packages that include golf access only, golf plus a push/pull cart or golf plus a motorized cart. No clubs? No problem. Rent your gear here and just enjoy the fun.

Where to Find It:
573 Pathways Drive
Watersound, FL 32461
<3 miles, 7 minutes from Inlet Beach

Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club

With a half a century of history behind it, Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club is a can’t-miss 30A destination for golfers. Recognized as “Best Golf Course” by Destin Magazine and called “the purest golf in the Florida Panhandle” by Golf Magazine, there’s a lot to love about this scenic, semi-private 18-hole course. You’ll be closer to the Gulf here than at any other course on 30A, with two holes adjacent to the Gulf plus three holes positioned just a few hundred yards away. The 72-par course features elevation changes for an extra challenge, but the five sets of tees can accommodate novice golfers, as well.

Where to Find It:
334 Golf Club Dr.
Santa Rosa Beach
26 minutes from Inlet Beach

Holiday Golf Club

The Championship Course at Holiday Golf Club is a semi-private course open year-round. A million-dollar renovation in July 2014 upgraded 19 greens to TifEagle turf, which is known for better speed and consistency. If you want to golf at Holiday Golf Club during your stay with us, be prepared to book your tee time shortly before arriving or just after you get here. Members of the public are able to reserve tee times five days out, no earlier.

Where to Find It:
100 Fairway Blvd.
Panama City Beach, FL 32407
15-25 minutes from Inlet Beach

Signal Hill Golf Course

At Signal Hill Golf Course, you’ll find 18 holes of challenging greens surrounded by gorgeous natural views. Guests of all experience levels enjoy playing here.

Where to Find It:
9615 Thomas Dr.
Panama City, FL 32408
20-35 minutes from Inlet Beach

Windswept Dunes Golf Club

A bit off the beaten path but worth the half-hour trek is Windswept Dunes Golf Club. Surrounded by 750 acres of dune-filled natural landscape, the unique course specially designed by expert Doug O’Rourke boasts wide fairways and smooth, rolling greens.

Where to Find It:
11 Club House Dr E.
Freeport, FL 32439
<35 minutes from Inlet Beach

Willing to drive a bit farther? Other golf courses open to the public include:

Baytowne Golf Club
1199 Troon Drive
Miramar Beach, FL 32550

The Links Golf Club
165 Sandestin Boulevard N
Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Raven Golf Club
1199 Troon Drive
Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Bay Point
4701 Bay Point Road
Panama City Beach, FL 32408

Seascape Golf Course
556 Seascape Drive
Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Emerald Bay Golf Club
4781 Clubhouse Drive
Destin, FL 32541

Blackstone Golf Course
108 Blackstone Ln
Defuniak Springs, Florida 32433

Regatta Bay Golf Club
465 Regatta Bay Blvd.
Destin, FL 32541

The Golf Garden of Destin
12958 US-98
Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Indian Bayou Golf & Country Club
1 Country Club Dr E
Destin, FL 32541

Golfing on 30A

If you’ve dreamed of playing on some of the best championship golf courses out there, you can’t pass up the opportunity to visit one of these fantastic courses during your stay along the Florida Panhandle. The beautiful natural Florida landscape makes for scenic and peaceful courses specially designed by experts in the field. Brush up on your technique with golf lessons right here on our 30A fairways, test your skill on challenging courses or play through a short course for a fun afternoon in the midst of your day at the beach.

Southern Living and Travel + Leisure have highlighted the wonder of our little section of the Florida Panhandle, naming Inlet Beach among the top “beaches that look like the Caribbean” and South Walton County a “trending destination” for 2022. Read more about what they had to say.  

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