The WaterColor Resort and Golf Community in Panama City, FL is an upscale resort community on Florida’s famed Emerald Coast. Just a stone’s throw from Panama City to the south, and Destin and Fort Walton Beach to the northwest, and with access to four incomparable golf courses of its own, this St. Joe resort offers what could easily be termed the quintessential golf getaway. Nearby golfing opportunities include the famed Camp Creek and Sharkstootj golf courses, and Southwood is no more than a short drive away to the north.
And if you're looking for something a little different, you might like to take a step back in time and give the Origins Golf Course a try. My favorite? That would be Sharkstooth, and tough layout designed by master architect and one-time champion pro golfer, Greg Norman. Camp Creek would be my second choice, but only because it gave me a test I wasn't up to, at least on that particular day.
But WaterColor’s attraction goes way beyond just golf. The 460-acre community offers a range of family-oriented accommodations and attractions. Surrounded by towering sand dunes, sugar-white sandy beaches, pristine coastal lakes and loblolly pine forests, WaterColor is one of those destinations where the developers have been ever mindful of the delicate nature of the local environment and their impact upon it. The beaches, dunes and seashore remain virtually unspoiled; the golf courses have been designed to embrace the indigenous wetlands rather than change, or even destroy them.
The colors of the buildings within the community continue the theme with muted colors and low-profile structures that offer an overall sense of charm and well-being.
Where to Play Golf in WaterColor
Golf is a primary attraction to WaterColor and, with three championship courses and one unique specialty course, the resort is offers a unique experience.
All four courses were designed by leading names in golf course architecture: Davis Love III, Greg Norman, Tom Fazio and Fred Couples. Thus you can expect an outing that will not only challenge you, but entertain you as well.
- Camp Creek Golf Club
- Sharkstooth Golf Club
- The Origins Golf Course
- Southwood Golf Club
Where to Stay in WaterColor
The choices seem endless – chose from a home with a view of the Gulf, a coastal cottage, or a village home – there’s literally something for everyone and every budget.
WaterColor Inn guests also enjoy access many other attractions scattered throughout the 499-acre community. Western Lake is a rare, 220-acre coastal dune lake bordered by coastal pine forests. The BoatHouse offers canoe, kayak, and sailing excursions. The gulf-front BeachClub with its oversized pool deck and grill, beach sundries, showers and complimentary towel service is conveniently located adjacent the Inn. Town Center is an eclectic collection of retail shops, restaurants and snack bars. An extensive system of woodland trails, hiking and biking paths meanders throughout the WaterColor community.
How to Get There:
The closest major airport serving The WaterColor Resort & Golf Community is the Panama City Bay County Airport located about eight miles from Panama City in Northwest Florida.
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