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Golf Resort Overview: Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

Golf Resort Overview: Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

An Interview With Tiffany Clemons, Senior Marketing Manager

By Brian Weis

The ultimate golf vacation is staying and playing at a golf resort. Below is an interview with Tiffany Clemons who shares some valuable information about staying and golfing at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Give our readers an overview of the golf resort.
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is an award-winning Northwest Florida Golf and Beach Resort. The 2,400-acre resort has become THE destination for memorable vacations on the Emerald Coast. With nearly 1300 vacation rentals ranging from studios to 4-bedroom units, condos, homes, villas and penthouses, there's truly something for everyone. In addition, the south side of the property sits on the sugar-white sands and emerald-green waters of Northwest Florida's Emerald Coast. Guests may enjoy beach-to-bay onsite dining, retail, entertainment, golf, tennis and other activities without leaving the gates of the resort. Guests staying with Sandestin enjoy complimentary use of bicycles, boogie boards, kayaks, tennis courts, fitness center and a resort-wide tram service. Distinct experiential areas of the resort include Beachside, Bayside, Lakeside and the Village stretching from our postcard-perfect sugar-white sandy beaches of Northwest Florida's Emerald Coast to the tranquil shorelines of the Choctawhatchee Bay and a lively 226-slip marina.

Share with us your room accommodations configurations. What group sizes can accommodate?
Sandestin offers beach to bay accommodations with everything from studio setups to 4-bedroom units with a full kitchen, cottages to bungalows, and luxury suites in the new Hotel Effie. Along with amenities galore, let Sandestin host your group of any size!

What type of restaurants do you have on property and what type of dining experience can one expect?
From hot dogs and snow cones on the beach, to grouper sandwiches with MaryAnn the Macaw at Marina Bar and Grill, to culinary adventures led by celebrity chef Hugh Acheson at Ovide, Sandestin Golf and Beach resort has over 20 restaurants and casual eateries to choose from.

Beyond golf what are the top three amenities golfers and non-golfers can enjoy on property?
When you book direct with Sandestin, you are treated to a number of amenities like access to resort pools, free tennis court time, free bike and kayak usage, as well as free resort transportation. Other resort offerings include a full service spa in the new Hotel Effie, Spa Lilliana, shopping in The Village of Baytowne Wharf, and plenty of natural surroundings to explore including a hidden treehouse, Jolee Island, and of course our sugar white sand beach.

Please supply a sample itinerary for a long buddies weekend?
8am: 18 holes on Raven Golf Course
12pm: Lunch at Marina Bar and Grill
2pm: Hangout by the pool
6pm: Sunset cocktails at Hotel Effie's rooftop lounge, Ara
7pm: Dinner at Ovide
9pm: Entertainment hopping in The Village of Baytowne Wharf

10am: Brunch at Sunset Bay Cafe
11am: Beach time!
1pm: 18 holes at Baytowne Golf Course
5pm: Daiquiris at Fat Tuesday
7pm: Dinner on own in The Village of Baytowne Wharf

Please supply a sample itinerary for a long couples weekend?
8am: Sunrise stroll on beach
9am: Casual breakfast at Marina Bar and Grill
10am: Bike ride around the resort
12pm: Lunch in The Village of Baytowne Wharf
2pm: Couple massage at Spa Lilliana in Hotel Effie
6pm: Sunset cocktails at Hotel Effie's rooftop lounge, Ara
7pm: Dinner and entertainment hopping in The Village of Baytowne Wharf

10am: Brunch at Sunset Bay Cafe
11am: Couples kayaking at the marina
1pm: Shopping at Shop Sandestin stores in The Village of Baytowne Wharf
3pm: Couples Doubles at the tennis courts
7pm: Dinner at Ovide

What area tourist attractions might you recommend while in the area?
Sandestin, nestled between Destin and Santa Rosa Beach, is literally in the center of it all. With world renowned fishing, award winning golf, endless shopping and restaurants, not to mention the emerald green waters and white sand beaches. There is no shortage of things to do when visiting the Emerald Coast!

How can golfers inquire about golf packages for your resort?
Visit or call 850-267-8211

Courses at Resort
Number of Course: 4
Number of Holes: 72

More Information
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy W
Miramar Beach, FL, 32550

Revised: 07/08/2021 - Article Viewed 1,010 Times - View Course Profile

About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.

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