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“Heart of the Emerald Coast”

Fort Walton Beach is the most western city of the 3 cities that make up the “Heart of the Emerald Coast.” The coastal lifestyle, natural beauty, and southern hospitality bring visitors who find it difficult to leave after discovering all the things this area has to offer. In Ft. Walton Beach, you will experience family-friendly resorts and attractions such as parks, museums and aquariums; it’s not just the calm, green waters and cool, white sand that make this northwest Florida destination a family favorite.

Its sugar white sand beaches, emerald green waters, championship golf, activities and entertainment, shopping and first class restaurants offers visitors an endless menu of things to do. One of this area’s major tourist attraction is the Military which holds a prominent presence. Eglin Air Force base covers three counties and over 640 square miles of land and is always on the top of the list of places to visit.

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Ft. Walton Beach Rentals [Photo by: Beachguide.com]

Entertainment In Fort Walton

Downtown Arts and Entertainment Center is where you will experience southern hospitality, unique owner-operated boutique-style stores, restaurants and entertainment. Downtown is only minutes away from the beaches on Okaloosa Island by car, foot or bicycle.

Uptown Station is the town center of Fort Walton Beach and is the heartbeat of the Emerald Coast. Here you will find the area’s premier shopping center and superb dining choices, Central Parkcomprised of a village green, and the Express Train to tour all of Uptown Station! From shopping to dining, to special local events, and fun for the kids, Uptown has it all.

Fudpucker’s Watersports, one of the new waterfront restaurants, is where you can rent all sorts of watercraft from pontoon boats to jet skis, paddle boards, and catamarans, but there is also the option to take an airboat tour or charter a boat to go in-shore or off-shore fishing.  

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Flyboarding

Championship golf is always close by. The City of Fort Walton Beach has a two 18-hole championship golf courses:

The Pines, which is a challenging layout of over 6,800 yards through an upland pine forest and The Oaks; 6,400 yards of narrow, oak-lined fairways and challenging water hazards. 

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Shalimar Point Golf Club

Shalimar Pointe Golf Club is located on the shores of the Choctawhatchee Bay. Regardless of your handicap, the natural beauty of the property and the Choctawhatchee Bay will provide you with an enjoyable and memorable 18-hole round of golf. You will also find a comprehensive practice facility featuring a spacious driving range, putting green, and chipping green. The renovated clubhouse is open to the public and the Pro Shop is well-stocked with the latest golf apparel and equipment.

Rates Range from $23.00 per 18-hole round with cart to $40.50 depending upon the time of day. Frequent Player Card Specials: $300+tax for 10 rounds of 18-hole with cart or $175+tax for 5 rounds of 18-hole with cart.

Seasonal Membership at Shalimar Pointe Golf Club include unlimited walking of course unlimited use of practice facilities, including driving range, 2 weeks advanced booking for tee times and access to all Membership Events and Tournaments. Also available is the 2016-2017 Snowbird Player Card for $300+tax for 10 rounds of golf with cart.

Getting to Ft. Walton is easy. The Destin/Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) is approximately 9 miles to downtown Ft. Walton Beach and is the preferred means for air travel to this area. By Land – Use Scenic Rt. 98 and take in the beauty of the Florida Panhandle with the coastline on one side and pine-tree forest on the other.

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Golf Dunes

 

Come to Ft. Walton Beach and discover one of the well-kept secrets of Northwest Florida’s Panhandle.  Once you experience the southern hospitality, beautiful beaches, championship golf, restaurants, entertainment, shopping and endless outdoor activities, you will find it hard to stay away.

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