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Sun Belt Conference Championship set for April 23-25, 2017

Posted on Feb 20, 2017

Sandestin continues to attract the best collegiate golfers in the country.  Just two years removed from hosting the NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Championship and on the heels of the Golf Week Annual Fall Invitational, Sandestin is poised to host another great championship, the Sun Belt Conference Championships April 23-25.  Eleven Division I schools will compete over 4 days on Sandestin’s famed Raven Golf Club, host of the 2006-2007...

Golf Tips from the Pros: More Club Doesn't Translate to More Distance

Posted on Nov 18, 2015

Logic might tell you that the longer the club, the longer the swing arc will be, which translates to more club head speed resulting in more distance right? Wrong! Testing has shown that the average gain in distance between a regular 43” driver and a 45” driver is a whopping ONE YARD. The real problem is the longer the driver, the harder it is to control. So with today’s standard drivers bought ‘off the rack’, you’re also buying a higher...

Sandestin Employee Ties Course Record

Posted on Nov 05, 2015

What started as a normal round of golf with a friend became a historic day for Sandestin golf operations employee Avery Helms. On September 11, the pair ventured out for a round on the Raven Golf Club course and Dane Clark watched as his buddy birdied the first three holes. Helms, a Niceville, Florida native, added a pair of birdies on the signature par 3 island green sixth hole and the par 5 seventh hole to record a 5-under score of 30 on...

Matt Ginella's Journey Includes Sandestin Golf Courses

Posted on Aug 17, 2015

On Wednesday, August 26th, you will want to tune into Golf Channel's 'Morning Drive" show. The popular golf-centric morning show will feature another segment of "Ginella's Journey," hosted by the network's golf travel editor, Matt Ginella. Visit South Walton (VSW) and Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort welcomed Ginella to the area back in May to tape a segment that would showcase the area's 213 golf holes (72 at Sandestin), the artist...

Golf Tips from the Pros  |  Pre-Round Putting

Posted on Aug 13, 2015

Prior to playing a round of golf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, many of us like to roll a few putts to get a good sense of the green speed on the actual course, so we can maybe sink a few more putts when it really counts. But, how about making that pre-round putting practice count, too?Norm Tums, director of instruction at the Sandestin Golf Academy recommends using one ball, yes, one ball to conduct your pre-round putting practice....