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Nicklaus Course at Bay Point Resort

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Address: 4701 Bay Point Road, Panama City, FL 32408 (Formerly Lagoon Legend)
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+1 850-235-6950
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07:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 17:00
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The Nicklaus Course at Bay Point is the first and only Nicklaus Design in...

The Nicklaus Course at Bay Point is the first and only Nicklaus Design in Northwest Florida. Recognized for its premium conditioning and risk reward opportunities, The Nicklaus Course is set against the backdrop of St. Andrew's Bay and a marshland wildlife sanctuary. Panoramic vistas of the bay, marsh and scenic wetlands abound throughout the course as it stretches more than 7,000 yards from the championship tess. The signature fifth hole offers a spectacular tee shot to an island fairay in the middle of the Grand Lagoon with a second shot to a peninsula green overlooking St. Andrews Bay. Member for a day service and immaculate course conditioning highlight the experience at the Nicklaus Course at Bay Point. Public play is welcome seven days a week.

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Great Greens

The course is a 1000 per cent better than a year ago. Played yesterday. The greens are lush, fast, and smooth. Putt great. Fairways and rough are ok for this time of year... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
VanAllen45
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Panama City Beach, Florida
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Panama City Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The course is a 1000 per cent better than a year ago. Played yesterday. The greens are lush, fast, and smooth. Putt great. Fairways and rough are ok for this time of year. They will improve greatly as the spring approaches. Staff is great. Well worth the visit. Best course in the Panama City area.

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Thank VanAllen45
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

By far the nicest course in the area. If you have not played at Bay Point Nicholas or the Meadows you have cheated yourself. Most friendly staff and 2 of the nicest courses within 100 miles.

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Thank gpollardpc
Bloomington, Illinois
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must play in the panhandle. Friendly staff all around. Course layout and shape very satisfying. Good practice area. Won't be disappointed.

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North Augusta
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22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

A challenging and fair golf course with great conditions and a few views of the water. Great risk/reward holes. No break at 9 holes, does not return to the clubhouse until #18. 4 sets of tees make it a challenge for anyone. Our group was 56 golfers and the service was excellent from the Head Pro to the cart guys.... More 

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Stanford, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Nice course for the money. Greens and fairways in great shape. Nice range with balls included. 4 sets of tees for ant level of golfer

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Phoenix
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

I would have given 5 stars but quite a few greens had some diseased bare spots. Hated to have to putt through rough spots. Other than that, the course was in great condition. Beautiful views especially the ocean side holes. Wow! Marshall rides around to make sure we were on proper time. Even made some slower people let us play... More 

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Thank Gchandkeh
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21 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

I don't think Jack would like his name on this course if he saw its current condition. The tee boxes and greens were in bad shape and the roughs were nonexistent. There was no resort feel which is unlike any Marriott connected course that we have been to. On the positive, the staff were extremely welcoming and friendly.

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Ryan M, General Manager at Nicklaus Course at Bay Point Resort, responded to this review

David, Thank you for your review. We apologize about the experience you had on the Nicklaus course. We are currently transitioning our grasses and had just recently aerated our greens with 3/8'' tines to help with that transition process. I would love for your to reach out to me directly at rmulvey@kempersports.com to discuss further. Again, thank you for your... More 

Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

The Bay Point Resort Golf Club is marketed as an all inclusive, destination golfing resort, however it is also popular among locals. Located in Panama Beach Florida it's nestled in an 1,100 acre wildlife sanctuary. This exclusive, yet serene resort has two championship courses; The Nicklaus and Meadows course. The resort has an excellent practice facilities which includes driving range,... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

I played this on the spur of the moment while on a family getaway. I booked my tee time on Golf now for $49 which seemed very reasonable for a Nicklaus course. The very nice Taylormade rental clubs brought the total cost to around $90. The weather was great and I enjoyed the round. The course was challenging but not... More 

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Thank Eric J
Ryan M, General Manager at Nicklaus Course at Bay Point Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, Eric! We are glad you had a great day! We hope you will come back and see us soon. We just put down an application for Mole Crickets which you saw with the slices and the greens are transitioning our of dormancy so thank you for your patience. Come back and see us soon! More 

Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

I played the course in early Feb. for that time of year the condition of the course was very good. I played on Thurs. and Friday. It dumped buckets of rain on the PCB area on Weds night early Thurs morning (2-3 am) and on thursday, the only hole on the course that was even close to being what would... More 

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Ryan M, General Manager at Nicklaus Course at Bay Point Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, Kenny! We are glad you enjoyed yourself. Come back and see us soon! More 

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