Enjoy Premium Golf and Sea Activities in Panama City
When a bay is named St. Andrew, great golf might be expected and is delivered in Panama City Beach along the Emerald Coast of Florida. The Sheraton Bay Point Resort features two 18-hole courses, the Nicklaus Course and the Meadows Course. The Nicklaus Course was previously called Lagoon Legends and nicknamed The Dragon for its difficulty. Redesigns leveled the playing field but challenges were not eliminated as noted on number five, a par 4 with a fairway split by a wide salt-water marsh.
While herons and egrets are nonchalant, golfers must be astute. Nearby, the Hombre Golf Club offers 27 championship holes, cleverly named “The Good, The Bad & The Ugly.” Holiday Golf Club, with a lighted driving range, and Signal Hill, Panama City Beach’s first course round out the collection in one of “America’s Top Three Golf Towns” as claimed by Golf Digest.
Besides golf, the gulf offers every aquatic sport like sailing, windsurfing, leisure boating, parasailing and Jet Skiing. Avid or beginning snorkelers are delighted by the bright hues of tropical fish. The warm water yields barracuda, horseshoe crabs, puffer fish and sand dollars. Divers find their mecca with natural and artificial reefs and exploration of history, as this is the “Wreck Diving Capital of the South.” The USS Strength, a World War II Minesweeper, originally sunk for Navy diver training, is now a public dive site steaming with marine life. Watch or catch, as fishing is a premium sport from the shore, pier, skiff or yacht. Popular edible species include cobia, mackerel, red snapper, flounder, red fish, grouper, black fin tuna, and wahoo.
Panama City Beach in the Emerald Coast is a secret gem for combining golf and sea adventures. But now you know so plan to go to Panama City Beach, no passport required.
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