Reaching Emerald Coast Golf Links is easy thanks to the direct flights available from Tokyo. The 18 hole par-72 golf course please to just over 6400 yards from the back tee but there are three tee boxes to choose from on each hole. Five of the first nine holes have an ocean view with the 5th hole considered to be the toughest of the outward nine.
The 5th hole is a par-4 which plays to 377 yards from the back tee and features water along the right side of the fairway. There is also out of bounds on the left of the fairway so playing an accurate tee shot is more important than distance on this hole. The fairway narrows considerably close to the landing area so club selection is important when considering this fact.
Two bunkers protect the triangular shaped green, one on the left side and one on the right side of the putting surface.
Water comes into play on several holes at Emerald Coast Golf Links, with the 6th hole being a good example. This par-4 hole has three separate bodies of water along the right side of the fairway and the approach shot to the green must be played over water. The long green is protected by three bunkers.
Arguably the most spectacular hole on the golf course is the 16th. This features a tee shot which must be played over the ocean to the fairway on the other side. The fairway is wide but the pressure is on and if the wind picks up this can be a very testing tee shot. Emerald Coast Golf Links maybe mostly flat throughout but there are many strategic challenges to overcome.
Having completed a round of golf, you can enjoy a fine meal in the clubhouse restaurant. There are lovely views of the ocean and golf course from the clubhouse which you can enjoy while eating your food.