Golf at Bluewater Bay Golf Resort
Bill Putz, Director of Golf at Bluewater Bay Golf Resort in Niceville, Florida shared some of his favorite things about this course and the area. Three nines are distinctly designed so the best thing about golf at Bluewater Bay is the variety of play. His most favorite hole among them is #6 on the Bay course. It is a lengthy par 4, very challenging with a beautiful bay view. He also relishes the par 3 number 4 on the Marsh course and par 5 number 9 on the Lake course.
His culinary choice is Nick’s Seafood Restaurant in Basin Bayou. Nick’s is a third generation family owned restaurant since 1963, but the history dates back to the turn of the century as a fish camp eatery selling fresh seafood directly from the bay. That tradition lives on today as locals flock for the finest in quality fish, oysters and crabs. The slogan is “I got my crabs at Nick’s on Choctawhatchee Bay.”
While most golfers drive in from local areas, there is a Destin Hampton Inn for global tourists to stay nearby and discover their secret play in this bedroom community that supports the air force base and Special Forces. There is good reason they named it Niceville.
When not at the golf course Bill enjoys family time on the beach the most. Who wouldn’t?
This is the Emerald Coast with soft white sand and shimmering green waters, perfect for spreading a beach blanket and watching the boats and swimmers. Bring a picnic lunch and spend the day tanning, napping or reading under the protection of a beach umbrella. Work the calves walking the beach with rippling waves for wading and fishing.
A must do for visitors according to Bill is to check out Henderson Beach State Park. Boardwalks provide access to a beach area with nature trails amongst the coastal dune system. 6 pavilions are available for picnicking and grilling. It is pet friendly and is A.D.A. approved with beach wheelchair availability.WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?