A unique membership and golf experience: Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club expands membership

Published: Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 05:28 PM.

For the golfer, the 18-hole, par-72 course offers a challenge from five sets of tees for those of every skill level or handicap.  Holes three through five, wind around a complex of dunes and within a few hundred yards of the Gulf of Mexico.  Referred to as the “Purest Golf in the Florida Panhandle,” by Golf Magazine, the course offers a fair challenge and unique character only found among the the Santa Rosa Beach area.  The course boasts some of the only elevation changes in the area and takes golfers from the clubhouse to the Gulf and back through the natural areas that enhance the uniqueness of the course.

In addition to the course, the club also offers golf instruction from Class A PGA professionals that can be tailored for individuals or groups looking to improve their game.  The golf professionals use a state-of-the-art V1 teaching system that allows lessons to be recorded and sent easily electronically. The club also has an indoor teaching facility that can be used in unfavorable weather.

Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club truly embraces the club atmosphere and offers many opportunities to new guests and members alike.  The Gulf view pool and private beach are popular amenities for those looking to enjoy the sunshine, swim, or congregate with friends. 

“Each evening a breathtaking sunset is best enjoyed on the terrace or at the club restaurant, Vue on 30a, where happy hour is daily and the cuisine, prepared by Chef Giovanni Filipponi, is arguably the best in the area,” Lesan said.

Vue on 30a has been awarded, "Best Ambiance" from Open Table Diners, "Best Place to Watch A Sunset" readers of Destin Magazine, "Best Waterfront Dining" by Florida Life + Travel Magazine, "Restaurant of the Year" from the Beachcomber and Chef Gio has been voted as a "Best Chef America" by his fellow culinary peers. 

The club also holds special events and theme parties throughout the year that encourage new members to mix with longtime members.  Many events are geared toward families such as the Easter Egg Hunt, July 4th Extravaganza and annual Beach Bonfire in the Fall, among many others. Other social events include cooking classes with Chef Gio, mixology classes with bartenders, live music, and much more. 

"The experience here at the Club is unparalleled to anything else in this area — from the amazing Gulf views, to the active golf groups, and the camaraderie of the membership. It's truly one-of-a-kind,” Lesan said.

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