Big Plans for Sandestin

Sandestin, FL – There are some major events on the horizon for Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.

Sandestin owner Tom Becnel said recently in a Northwest Florida Daily News article that he has two major new developments in the design phase, as well as several new additions to the resort this year.

Becnel is in the planning stages of a 96-unit condominium and a 36-home subdivision.

The condo project is slated for the Osprey Point property between the Heron Walk and Baypine Cottages communities in the Lakeside area of Sandestin. Becnel plans to market the units in the spring and if sales are strong, he will start construction this fall.

The new subdivision will be built across from the Burnt Pine Golf Club on a parcel of undeveloped land. Becnel couldn’t say when construction on that project would begin. But he did say that the is focusing on buyers, who are looking to stay in Sandestin for the long haul and not speculators.

Another project Becnel has been been working on is the $2-million renovation of the Bayside Inn that should wrap up at the end of March. The Inn will be rebranded with a new logo, furniture in all condos and a new pool deck, Becnel said.

The marina at Baytowne is also looking to get upgraded. Becnel applied for permits from the Army Corps of Engineers for a new pier and boat dock for 50 to 70 boats 100 feet or longer. The marina will also get a floating water park and will continue to rent YOLO boards this summer.

The Village of Baytowne Wharf will get two new tenants, Becnel said. The Hofbrau Beer Garden is scheduled to open by Spring Break. And a new Ben and Jerry’s ice cream shop will open in the next few months.

Sandestin is booming and will continue to grow. Call Andy Meinen at 850.419.4777 or Christina Meinen at 850.974.9704 today for more information about real estate and property in Sandestin.


Sandestin’s Burnt Pine Golf Club in Florida ranked by Golfweek

Information below from Golfweek:

DESTIN, Fla. — Burnt Pine Golf Club — the acclaimed Rees Jones-design at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort on Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast — is featured in Golfweek’s “State-by-State” rankings, which highlight premier daily-fee layouts and courses accessible via resorts.

Burnt Pine is in elite company alongside several hosts to professional TOUR events and world famous resorts. Burnt Pine’s rating puts it in the upper echelon of Florida’s golf properties.

“We are honored to be recognized by Golfweek, one of the game’s foremost authorities,” says Jared Morton, director of Burnt Pine Golf Club. “This accolade is a testament to Burnt Pine’s incredible layout, as well as our staff’s dedication to providing pristine conditions and unparalleled service.”

Leading golfers through pine forests, wetlands and beautiful water views along the Choctawhatchee Bay, Burnt Pine is consistently cited as one of Florida’s most challenging, scenic and stunning golf experiences. The course is private, but resort guests have access and privileges by taking advantage of designated morning and afternoon tee times.

Burnt Pine is one of four championship courses at Sandestin. Raven Golf Club, designed by Robert Trent Jones II, has hosted PGA Champions Tour events. Baytowne Golf Club has five sets of tees, including a junior tee box, and is an ideal family or day of arrival course. The Links Course is the original Sandestin layout, and a longtime favorite of guests and locals. Sandestin offers a variety of packages and golf options for every level of player, from novice to professional.

For more information about real estate in Sandestin, call Christina Meinen at 850.974.9704 or Andy Meinen at 850.419.4777.

About Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is home to 30 charming neighborhoods featuring 1,300 condos, villas, town homes, and a wide-variety of hotel accommodations. The resort has more than seven miles of sugar white beaches and pristine bay front; four championship golf courses; 15 world-class tennis courts; 19 swimming pools; a 113-slip marina; children’s programs; fitness center and spa; 65,000 square feet of meeting space; and the Village of Baytowne Wharf, a pedestrian village featuring a host of boutique shops, casual and fine dining restaurants, nightlife and events.

Sandestin is a member of Visit South Walton, an unparalleled strand of 15 distinct beach neighborhoods. Sandestin is also the host of the ANNIKA & Friends Event and ProAm this May.

Getting There: Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) offers direct flights from Houston, Baltimore/Washington DC, Atlanta, Orlando, Nashville, and Memphis. Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS) offers direct flights from Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and Charlotte. Service from Washington, DC begins in March.