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Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort offers the most desirable year-round sand, surf and golf vacation experience in the Southeast for families and groups. The 2,400-acre Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, founded in 1973, is the premier destination in Northwest Florida. Sandestin is the only resort in the area situated on both the Intercoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico.

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort offers incomparable golf, including the new Raven Golf Club, expanded tennis and a broad range of recreational activities. Accommodations can be found in a wide variety of rental units ranging from condominium villas to large single-family homes. 

Sandestin has embarked on the most ambitious development program in Northwest Florida. Soon, the resort will open the 28-acre Village of Baytowne Wharf, featuring 42 unique retail and restaurant merchants. In 2003, the resort will open the 168-unit Grand Sandestin and the Baytowne Conference Center, which will feature the largest ballroom in Northwest Florida on the Gulf Coast. 


  • Destin, Florida ranked #1, "2001 Beach Guide," USA Today
  • Destin ranked "Best Beach," Southern Living, 2000
  • Sandestin voted "Best Family Resort," Birmingham magazine, 2000
  • Sandestin's beaches earned the prestigious "Blue Wave" Award, Clean Beaches Council, 2001, 2002
  • "Top 100 Resorts and Camps," Tennis Resorts Online, 2001
  • “Top Family Getaway in the South,” Family Travel Forum, 2002

Meeting Facilities:

  • Gold Key Awards, Meeting and Convention magazine, 1998, 1999 & 2002
  • Pinnacle Award, Successful Meetings magazine, 1998, 1999, 2001
  • Greens of Distinction and Award of Excellence, Corporate and Incentive Travel magazine, 2000, 2002
  • Award of Excellence, Corporate and Incentive Travel magazine, 2000
  • Stars of the South Award, Meeting South magazine, 2000, 2002
  • Gold Tee Award, Meetings & Conventions, 2002

Golf Courses:

  • Top 100 Women's Courses in the Century, Golf for Women
  • Best New Course of 2000, Florida Golf News, Raven Golf Club
  • Top 3 Best New Resort Courses in Florida, Golf Digest, Burnt Pine
  • Top 100 Golf Courses in Florida, Florida Golf News, Burnt Pine
  • Best 18 holes on Emerald Coast, NW Florida Daily News, Links
  • Top 5 Courses in Northwest Florida, Florida Golf News, Burnt Pine
  • Best Golf in Northwest Florida, Birmingham magazine


  • DiRoNA (Distinguished Restaurants of North America Award), Elephant Walk Restaurant, 1998-2002
  • Top 200 Restaurants in Florida, Florida Trend magazine, Elephant Walk Restaurant, 1993 through 2002
  • Award of Excellence, Wine Spectator, Elephant Walk Restaurant, 1999, 2000, 2001 & 2002

Location: Northwest Florida, between Pensacola and Panama City, eight miles east of Destin - Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is the only resort situated on both the Intercoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico 


  • 7.5 miles of sugar-white gulf-front beach and pristine bay-front property
  • 98-slip, full-service Baytowne Marina
  • Jolee Island Nature Park
  • Health and Fitness Center
  • Salon/Day Spa
  • Property tram
  • Four swimming pools
  • 18 holes at The Dunes Putting Course
  • Golf: 72 holes of golf on four championship courses, including the Raven Golf Club, Burnt Pine Golf Club, The Links Course and Baytowne Golf Club Sandestin Golf Academy
  • Tennis: 15 tennis courts (only resort in the area to offer natural grass, Hydrogrid clay and hard surfaces)

Accommodations: More than 1,000 rental accommodations including condominiums, single family homes, one- to four-bedroom villas and the 175-room Bayside Inn 

Dining/Bars: Two waterfront restaurants seating 400; the signature Elephant Walk Restaurant and Sunset Bay Café; Upscale lounge above Elephant Walk Restaurant; Linkside Pub sports bar and three Tiki Bars (seasonal); Starbucks Coffee - the first free-standing Starbucks to open on Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast

Shopping: Festival Marketplace (30 specialty boutique retail shops); Baytowne Marina Ships' Store, two Golf Shops, Gift Shop and General Store; Sandestin Golf & Clothing Co. - located at the Silver Sands Factory Stores

Recreation: Health Club, Salon/Day Spa, beach volleyball, boogie boards, hiking, bicycling, kayaking, canoeing, snorkeling, scuba, catch-release lake fishing, waverunner rentals, pontoon boat rentals, sailing instruction, sailboat rentals, Spanish Moon and Jennifer Marie sailing charters, full- and half-day sunset and lobster cruises, professional golf, tennis, sailing lessons 

Children's Activities: Junior Golf Program, Sailing instruction, KidZone children's activities program, Jolee Island Nature Park, Captain Joe Lee's Tree House and Nature Walk

Meetings: 33,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, 12,600-square-foot Linkside Center Exhibit Hall, 18 breakout rooms including two ballrooms, two boardrooms, 3,000 square feet of flexible meeting space on the Gulf, 1,000 rental units including villas, townhomes, condominiums, single-family homes and the 175-unit Bayside Inn, Business Center, Accommodate groups from 10 to 1,200, Oversized pool deck ideal for casual outdoor receptions, Greater accessibility via the new airport in Panama City (2005) and the expanded Fort Walton Beach airport (2002)

Complimentary Amenities: Resort guests enjoy a variety of complimentary amenities including use of the health club, bicycles, children's fishing licenses and one hour of canoes, kayak and tennis court rental each day. 

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy West
Sandestin, Florida 32550
800.277.0800 or 850.267.8000

Marketing/Public Relations
Telephone: 850/267-8135
Fax: 850/267-6440 



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