With 5 championship courses, 300+ days of sun a year, and an average temperature of 74 degrees, it's no wonder that Golf Digest named Panama City Beach one of the top three golf towns in America. Whether you're the next Tiger Woods or still perfecting your putting, take a trip to the green the next time you're in the Sunshine State because golf is one of the top pastimes in Florida, beloved by locals and snowbirds alike.

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Nicklaus Course and Meadows Course, Bay Point Wyndham Resort

Bay Point Wyndham Resort features two 18-hole courses, the Nicklaus Course and the Meadows Course. The Nicklaus Course premiered in fall 2005 as Northwest Florida’s only Nicklaus-designed course. The par-72 course measures more than 7,100 yards and offers challenges for both novice and seasoned golfers.

The Hombre Golf Club

The Hombre Golf Club offers 27 championship holes, “The Good, The Bad &The Ugly,” featuring water on 21 of the 27 holes, and is meticulously manicured to PGA specifications throughout the year. Both scenic and challenging, the course is nestled amidst wetlands, marshes, lakes and preserves, and is framed with a stunning assortment of palms, pines and azaleas.

Holiday Golf Club

Holiday Beach Club is a semi-private, 18-Hole, par-72 championship course located only a mile from the beach. The greens here are smooth, fast, firm and challenging. Known as one of Florida's most enjoyable yet challenging tracks, the course offers broad, lake-lined fairways and elevated greens that are protected by bunkers of silky white sand.

Signal Hill

Panama City Beach’s first golf course, Signal Hill, was designed on and around white-sand dunes. The 18-hole, par-71 course features breathtaking scenery, challenging greens and precise fairways.

Pelican Point Golf Course

Recently opened to the public in early 2012, the Pelican Point Golf Course is located in the historic Tyndall Air Force Base. Its sprawling course spans 120 acres along the shore of St. Andrew Bay and offers 18 holes of golf with stunning views.