Whether you’re looking for a relaxing day on the course, a getaway with your friends or eager for some family fun, Panama City Beach has three public golf courses eager to cater to your needs.
The Elder Statesman of Panama City Beach golf courses, Signal Hill celebrated its 56th birthday in 2018. Rich in history and natural splendor, this golf course’s setting is a well-maintained wonderland of wide-open fairways and dazzling greens. Signal Hill retains a rich history and has learned a lot in its years along the coast. It has delighted guests with reasonable rates and a kind, attentive staff for decades. The 18-hole course is relatively flat, with some simple confidence-boosting holes and some tantalizing tricky ones. This makes Signal Hill the ideal golf course for families, beginners and pros seeking a relaxed round. The course also offers a pro shop and a snack bar serving breakfast and lunch. Built by John Sherman, the course is still a local family affair; Signal Hill owner and operator Beth Langford is Sherman’s daughter, her son is one of the course managers and her grandson works in the pro shop.
Offering the only Nicklaus Design in the Panhandle, Bay Point Golf Club boasts a sprawling locale carved from Northwest Florida’s natural terrain of scrub oaks, pines and saltwater marshes. You’ll find this course’s layout unique, challenging and unforgettable. Recently renovated with new TifEagle greens and now reopened after the effects of Hurricane Michael, the Nicklaus Course is set against the backdrop of St. Andrew’s Bay and a marshland wildlife sanctuary. The conversion of all 18 greens will create more consistent putting surfaces with faster green speeds year-round. In addition, 23 renovated green-side bunkers complement the greens and include sand and drainage. “I couldn’t be prouder of the work our team has put in at Bay Point to get the Nicklaus Course back into playing shape,” Bay Point general manager Ryan Mulvey said. “It has been a very difficult time for our community since (Hurricane Michael), but this golf course has been a real rallying point for our team and the work we’ve done has helped provide a sense of normalcy for all of us.” When you get hungry, swing by Bar 72 for pub-style and seafood fare. Bar 72 is open for lunch daily, and it serves breakfast and dinner on select days.
Renovated in 2014, Holiday Golf features redesigned tee boxes and 18 remodeled greens that feature TifEagle turf, and the new state-of-the-art turf offers superb speeds and excellent consistency. Holiday looks to impress with its forgiving fairways, modern greens and Southern hospitality. The 18-hole Championship Course has very generous fairways with water coming into play on almost every hole. The layout is forgiving on the tee and challenging on the greens making it great for every level of golfer. Holiday also features a Par 3 Course. Master your short game on this 1,003-yard course, great for junior and beginning golfers. The course is available 7 a.m.–8 p.m., seven days a week and features a pace of play of only 60 minutes. Holiday also features a pro shop, practice facilities and Mulligans Bar & Grill, offering breakfast, lunch and a fully stocked bar.