Panama City Beach proudly boasts some of the best golf opportunities in the country. The area provides five champion-level courses, 320 sunny days a year, with a cool average temperature of only 74 degrees, tempting golfers year-round.
Named one of the top three golf towns in the country by Golf Digest, Panama City Beach golfing aims to deliver to true enthusiasts. Golf is a serious pastime here, with golf schools and opportunities for every level of golfer to practice the sport. Enjoying a game of golf is a must here during your next vacation, so get ready to book tee times at these scenic and remarkable courses.
Bay Point Golf Club
The Bay Point Golf and Tennis Club hosts two amazing 18-hole courses on the Emerald Coast. The Nicklaus Course and the Meadows Course offer hours of fun for many different levels. The Nicklaus Course is the only one designed by Jack Nicklaus in Florida’s Panhandle, making this a popular golfing destination for fans of the legendary golfer.
There is a full-service golf shop, a bar and grill, putting green, and a spacious practice area, complete with driving range. These courses are built around the natural terrain, featuring pines, scrub oaks, and saltwater areas. The Dew Sweeper Golf Instruction team offers help daily, when booked in advance.
Hombre Golf Club
For an impressive public Panama City Beach golfing opportunity, head over to the greens that have hosted the PGA Tour Qualifying School at the Hombre Golf Club. Designed by Wes Burnham, it offers 27 holes at a championship level. Water is featured on 21 of these holes, which are manicured to meet strict PGA standards year-round.
Stunningly scenic and intellectually challenging, this course takes you through wetlands, lakes, preserves and marshes; its beauty is breathtaking. Golfers also enjoy the bar and grill, the practice facilities, and the GPS technology on the golf carts. All facilities are held to high PGA standards.
Signal Hill Golf Course
Designed by John Sherman, this relaxing golf course opened in 1962. Its rating is 63.5, with a slope of 100. It is an 18-hole course with 5,617 yards of available golfing fun. Part of the enjoyment and challenge here is the long tees, which are some of the longest in the state.
Golfers of all levels will enjoy the ease of movement through this course, perhaps followed by a visit to the restaurant for refreshments. The practice green and driving range provide everyone a chance to perfect their swing.
Holiday Golf Club
This is one of Panama City’s newest “old” golf courses, after having a complete face lift in 2014. The million dollar rebuild of this club included 19 green remodels and tee boxes. Golfers find the excellently maintained turf grass here which provides the best consistency and speed. Enjoy concession stands and a restaurant before or after your outing, along with practice greens and a driving range. Visit for the golf, stay for the hospitality.
Nature Walk Golf Club
Located near Panama City Beach in Lynn Haven, FL the Nature Walk Golf Course provides 3,512 yards of beauty and golfing opportunity. This beautifully designed golf course is situated among spectacular Florida pines and oaks and known for its excellent maintenance. Opened in June 1997, the News Herald Poll has previously rated this course as the Bay’s Best Golfing.
The practice facility offers a driving range and 13,000 square feet of greens. The course is open to the public, however, there are tournaments throughout the year and friendly competitions offered to interested parties. The pro shop and the “Lost Ball Café” are available to golfers with sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, snacks, beer and liquor, as is the clubhouse for event reservations.
Camp Creek Golf Club
Book a tee time here for the area’s exclusive Troon Golf opportunity. The scenery at this club can’t be beat, as it is built within sight of the natural water and the white sand beaches. The 7,200 yards of golf were designed by Tom Fazio, and offers both flat challenges mixed with tiered greens.
There have been a number of US Open Qualifiers held here, with Golf Digest rating this course as the second best public course in the state. Golfers get a sense of the wild here, with no houses in sight on a golf course designed to incorporate the wilderness of Florida. Even the practice range and putting green have incorporated the native plants. Focused on conservation as well as fun, this course mixes humans with nature in a professional manner.
Dewsweepers Golf Lessons
Panama City Beach golfing just wouldn’t be complete without pro lessons. The Dewsweepers Golf School is proud to provide every level of golfer with tips and lessons to improve their game. Private lessons include computer and video analysis to give golfers the best chance for improvement. With lessons available for all ages, there are many options to choose from:
- Junior Clinics for young golfers.
- Advanced Junior Programs for young golfers as they age.
- Half day retreats held across 1 to 4 days with 18 holes of golf and lunch.
- Private Hourly Instruction – learn with Wayne Flint or Tony Ruggiero.
The program uses all the latest and best technology to teach golf to those who are just starting out or to help experienced golfers improve their game. Booking a lesson or two is sure to get you ready for Panama City Beach golfing on any of the courses mentioned above.