It’s no secret that there is no shortage of magnificent golf courses along the Gulf Coast. The vibrant greens, calm water in the ponds and Florida sun combine to make golfing a true getaway experience The Florida weather often lends itself to leisurely vacation activities for those looking to swing a club and relax. If this is your ideal vacation, then look no further than Panama City Beach!
Most courses require a membership to play, but it doesn’t make much sense to pay for a membership when you will likely only be staying here for a week or so. However, within recent years, many of these course have begun opening up tee times to the public. So, whether you’re here for a week, a season, or a lifetime, here are some of the best public golf courses in Panama City Beach.
Signal Hill Golf Course
9615 Thomas Dr. Panama City Beach, Fl
This course boasts eighteen holes of breathtaking scenery with a challenging course for those who seek to push themselves in the sport. You can start off the day in the pro shop, where you can find everything you need for your time on the green.
When you’ve finished your day on the course in the hot Florida sun, you can stop off at the snack bar for a refreshing drink and snack.
Tee Time Rates
The prices for Signal Hill Golf Course only change with the season. The price stays the same from day to day. The summer season prices are as listed below.
- Eighteen holes with cart
6 a.m. to 11 a.m. $44.00
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $36.75
2 p.m. to close $29.50
- Eighteen holes walking
6 a.m. to 11 a.m. $34.00
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $29.50
2 p.m. to close $25.00
- Nine holes with cart
6 a.m. to 11 a.m. $35.00
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $28.75
2 p.m. to close $22.50
- Nine holes walking
6 a.m. to 11 a.m. $29.50
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $24.75
2 p.m. to close $20.00
- Replay eighteen holes with cart
6 a.m. to 11 a.m. $22.00
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $14.75
- Replay nine holes with cart
6 a.m. to 11 a.m. $15.00
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $8.75
Holiday Golf Club
100 Fairway Blvd. Panama City Beach, Fl
Having undergone a course rejuvenation that was finished in July of 2014, the eighteen hole championship course stand updated tee boxes. Holiday Golf Club boasts more forgiving fairways and great amount of the Southern hospitality that this part of the country is known for.This course is rated 3.9 out of 5 on Golf Advisor. You can preview the course on their website under the “Course Flyover”. Located two and a half miles from Pier Park, you can finish your round of golf before heading to dinner at one of the many nearby restaurants.
Tee Time Rates
The cost varies from day to day at Holiday Golf Club, ranging from $25 to $50 depending on time, day, and season. Check out their website and click on “Tee Times” to check prices, availability, and to book either 9 or 18 holes.
Bay Point Golf Club
4701 Bay Point Rd. Panama City Beach, Fl
Another championship eighteen hole course can be found in Bay Point, nestled in a spot off of Thomas Drive. They have won Best of Bay 3 years in a row and has the only Nicklaus Design golf course in Northwest Florida.This design includes a challenging course with water hazards and sand traps to test golfers of all kinds.
Tee Time Rates
Rates here vary anywhere between $55 and $85, again depending on time, day, and season. Be on the look out for tee times with a “Hot Deal” banner across them. Those times are sometimes discounted up to 50% percent off. There are also small discounts on the day of tee times if they are not booked up. This could be a nice way to save some of that vacation money if you don’t have a preference about the time of day.
Panama Country Club
100 Country Club Dr. Lynn Haven, FL
Located on the other side of the Hathaway Bridge in Lynn Haven is the Panama Country Club. This course was a private course that has just recently opened up to the public that is off the beaten path. If you’re looking for a golf experience that won’t be loaded down with tourists, this is your place. Unfortunately, there isn’t a clubhouse at this time due to Hurricane Michael. Despite the clubhouse going through its renovations, there is a daily beverage service on the course that is open to the public and members.
Tee Time Rates
Prices vary from $30 to $59 depending on time, day, and season. Tee times can be found on their website under “Course”. Special offers up to 50% off can be found throughout the week, so keep your eyes peeled for the “Deals” banner.
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