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WaterColor Resort and Golf Community

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WaterColor is an upscale, 499-acre 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.

But WaterColor’s attraction goes way beyond just golf. The 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.

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.

Contact Info:

Phone: 850-942-GOLF (4653) Fax:850-671-6162 St. Joe Golf Website

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. Look for the best airline and car rental deals with these two aggregators, which provide travelers with an up-to-date search tool to compare prices on airfares and car rentals of all ratings.
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