Shalimar Pointe Golf and Country Club

Also situated on the banks of Choctawhatchee Bay, Shalimar Pointe Golf and Country Club boasts 18 holes of Finger-Dye acclaim. Bordered by rolling white dunes and dense hammocks of pine, oak and magnolia, the course blends beauty with the beast. Heralded by Links magazine as having "Two of the Hardest Holes on the Emerald Coast," the 6,765-yard (6,156m) course highlights are undoubtedly the famed 11th and 17th holes. Requiring a 149-yard (136m) drive from an elevated and forbidding water hazard, the 11th hole is banked by a tough grass bunker and lake to the right, and a drastic downslope -- some swear it's a cliff -- to the left.

If that is not enough, an unforgiving dogleg left awaits at the par-4, 455-yard (414m) 17th hole. With a stretch of sand and heavy woods to the left of the tee, an immense tree on the inside corner of the dogleg, and a deep grass pit to the right and lake to the left of the pine-bordered green -- the hole redefines navigational know-how.

Location:

Shalimar Pointe Golf and Country Club
302 Country Club Road
Shalimar, FL 32579-1674