OFFERING THE ONLY NICKLAUS DESIGN COURSE IN NW FLORIDA, Bay Point Golf Club brings a premier championship layout to the home of the world's most beautiful beaches. Voted Panama City News Herald's "Best of Bay" the last three years, the Nicklaus Course at Bay Point Golf Club provide a fun and challenging round of golf that you won't soon forget.
Recently renovated with new TifEagle Ultra-dwarf Bermuda-grass greens and now re-opened after the effects of Hurricane Michael, the Nicklaus Course is the only Nicklaus Design in the Panhandle and is set against the backdrop of St. Andrew Bay and a marshland wildlife sanctuary. The conversion to TifEagle on all 18 greens creates a more consistent putting surface with faster green speeds year-round. In addition, 23 renovated green-side bunkers compliment the greens and include new sand and drainage.
The effort to re-open the Nicklaus Course after the damage from Hurricane Michael was a monumental task. "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 the storm hit in October and the course has been a real rallying point for our team and the work we've done has provided a sense of normalcy for all of us."
Bay Point's Nicklaus Course weaves through the Sheraton Panama City Beach Golf & Spa Resort with numerous strategically placed bunkers and water features. The signature fifth hole (pictured) offers a spectacular tee shot to an island fairway in the middle of the Grand Lagoon with a second shot to a peninsula green overlooking St. Andrew Bay.
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