|Address:||465 Regatta Bay Blvd, Destin, FL 32541, USA|
|Working:||6:30AM–6PM 6:30AM–6PM 6:30AM–6PM 6:30AM–6PM 6:30AM–6PM 6:30AM–6PM 6:30AM–6PM|
I booked Regatta Bay in January 2015, my wedding was 2/20/16. The back locker rooms were to be at our disposal pre-cocktail hour so that we would be able to get dressed and ready. The coordinator at Regatta Bay and I had agreed that cocktail hour would start around 5:30 (since that is when sunset was) on the back patio. Then guests would move inside to have dinner and dancing. During cocktail hour the groom and I would take pictures outside on the golf course. On the day of my wedding, I arrived at regatta bay to see all of my guests crowded in the foyer. Once my groom and I went on to the golf course to take pictures, I understood why. There were a bunch of random golfers on the back patio. We arrived at around 5:37. Then as my maid of honor went to place our bags/stuff down in the locker rooms she walked in on a golfer half naked trying to change. Then as my groom and I were taking pictures on the golf course a golfer came over rudely asking us to leave/move because he was trying to finish golfing. Then my DJ informed me that he was told to put the dance floor on the back patio. Because of this, the groom’s grandparents had to watch our first dance through the windows inside (they’re pretty old and unable to go up and down a lot of stairs). Thank god for the DJ because after that he was able to quickly move it inside. Now ordinarily this wouldn’t be a huge deal, but my groom’s parents happen to be dead so his grandparents are like his parents now. When confronting the coordinator she stated she had no idea about the golf tournament that was going on and she had just found out about it the day of the wedding. So either A) you suck at your job in the fact that you didn’t know about the golf tournament and therefore shouldn’t be put in charge of events or B) you double booked and collected money from the golfers AND me, capitalizing on both and ruining my wedding day which I can never get back. If your wedding day means anything to you, don’t book at Regatta Bay. It looks like a nice establishment but you don’t get what you pay for. Might as well go book your wedding in a barn, at least you would walk into it expecting a lower quality and paying less money for it.
First let me start by saying that I was very hesitant in booking a golf trip to Destin, FL. We always do an annual golf trip to Myrtle Beach and was reluctant to change, thinking this would not stand up to Myrtle (boy was I wrong)!!!! We played several rounds through the days of our trip, with a couple of them being here at the Regatta. Not only was this an outstanding layout which was in outstanding condition, but the staff were extremely accommodating!! The head pro Mike Giammaresi was extremely gracious in getting us started as well as making himself available to our group. Then came time to eat, and the facilities as well as food were everything to be expected. Everyone on our trip could not say enough about this years experience, and needless to say we will more than likely be booking this again next year!!!
Challenging course. Well kept. Seemed a bit upidy since it is essentially a "private" members course that lets the public play too. Had an issue with my ATM card saying it wouldnt take it. The guy made me feel a bit uncomfortable like I was trying to pass this off. I told him it worked all week. Walk over to atm and pulled money out in front of this guy with no problem. They need to get there card reader fixed. After that BS I Played golf at 4:30 ish by myself with the plan to get as many holes as possible in. Dark earlier now and he said I wouldnt make it but charged for 18. Would think he would charge me for 9. Not impressed with customer service there at all. Played other courses on area and even though with all the hype, liked it least. Maybe the ATM issue got under my skin. Bad start.
Called the course prior to booking to ask if greens had been aerated recently. I was told they were healthy. We arrived and greens had been very recently top dressed. Holes hadnt been changed in several days. Greens really froggy and slow. On back 9 we ran into a group of 5 women. They did NOT let us play through....we were a twosome. Marshall passed them more than once. I made sure the golf pro knew what happened after our round. All he said was "that was our members, they never let people play through". If you open tee times to the public, your course is obviously not viable being private. My suggestion would to start treating folks better and taking care of your greens if you want to charge 130 bucks.
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Such a scenic course in a beautiful city! On a trip to northwest Florida, Regatta Bay was recommended to me by a friend who lives there. We were very impressed with the natural beauty of the course and its layout. Nice, challenging, and in great shape. Staff was awesome and treated us great. They have a nice and private Golf Academy section at the opposite end of the range (in a secluded area). I was able to sneak in a lesson with the Pro there and he was just fantastic. I was able to see my swing on the Trackman technology they have. He broke it down to me very well and even got the results on a disc to review. Cool stuff, will definitely be going back...Highly recommended!
This is a very nice, interesting golf course to play. Some tough driving holes, some shorter holes where you have to high hybrid or long iron to set up a good approach. And the staff were very friendly. The big issue was the greens were in horrible condition. Had I known that we would have went elsewhere and certainly wouldnt have paid the high rate that we did. I guess they aerated 3-4 weeks ago and for some reason the greens havent recovered yet. Would love to see the course when it is in excellent conditions but not sure Ill be back.
Great course, fantastic staff. Terrible food, at a course as expensive as Regatta Bay I would expect better quality of food. Our group order hotdogs at the turn (not the most high faluting food, I know) we received the most bland barely edible wieners Ive ever had, and to top it off the buns were stale. The service is always impeccable, from the Gate to the Pro shop and beyond, but why do they serve bad food?! Ive had other meals here and wasnt impressed. Ill go back, but with a packed lunch. Dont get the hotdogs they are yucky.
I went to Destin on a work trip and Regatta Bay was recommended to me. This course was fantastic, very fun to play. They layout was beautiful and its proximity to other attractions in the city was perfect. We ended up playing it a few times. Very friendly staff, good food, and the Head Pro there was awesome. I squeezed in a lesson with him after he gave me some good tips on the driving range, this guy really knew his stuff and was superb at teaching proper golf mechanics. I will definitely be going back next time I am up there.