What could be better than a Rees Jones masterpiece in Florida? A Rees Jones masterpiece that sits next to a Robert Trent Jones Sr masterpiece – in a Northwestern Florida paradise, backdropped by the stunning Choctawhatchee Bay. This impossible dream, thankfully, comes to reality at the Burnt Pine Golf Club at Sandestin Resort. A round in this golf vacation destination quells all doubts as to why this has been named the “Crown Jewel of Florida Golf” (Golf Magazine). That is singling it out amongst the thousand courses in the Sunshine State.
The Burnt Pine Golf Club at Sandestin Resort has in its premises a most beautiful and irresistible combination of bayside golfing in its back nine, and Emerald Coast’s natural wetlands and pine forests in its front nine. Measuring 7,000 yards from the longest tees, this golf vacation haven features some rolling fairways and demanding bunker placement to push golfers to be creative at every shot attempt, at every hole. That is on top of a most unnerving distraction, the equally gorgeous Robert Trent Jones Sr design, Raven Golf Club.
Of the four courses in the resort, this one has the most merits. Apart from being consistent on Florida Golf News’ list on the best in the area and best in the state, Golfweek and Golf Digest unanimously say this ranks among the top 30 in the State. In fact, it has also made it to Golfweek’s Top 150 in the country (2003). The list could go on and on and on – because it definitely could. But what could be better than knowing all the merits of the Burnt Pine Golf Club at Sandestin Resort? Taking a golf trip to this place and experiencing firsthand what earned it all these accolades.