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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Sports For Those Visiting the Gulf Coast (Part 6) Destin/Panama City, FL:

Welcome to part 6 and the final part of our Sports For Those Visiting the Gulf Coast series. We hope you have enjoyed this whole series and have found it to be very informative and helpful.

Today in our final part of this series we will cover the areas of Destin and Panama City, FL.

As it was with yesterdays part 5 of Gulf Shores, AL and Pensacola, FL when people think of Destin and Panama City, FL they also think of them as beach destinations. Both Destin and Panama City have become top golf and yachting destinations. No matter what sport you love to participate in you can most likely find it in the area.

Dog Racing - 

The last of all dog tracks along the Gulf Coast is in this area. Located only minutes from both Destin and Panama City is the Ebro Greyhound Park and Poker Room for those that enjoy watching Greyhounds race. Don't want to watch the dogs race you can enjoy a game of poker instead. 

Fishing - 

If you are looking to get some fishing done in the area you will be in one of the most popular destinations for it. With the Choctawhatchee Bay in Destin and the North, West and Saint Andrew Bay's in Panama City as well as being directly on the Gulf of Mexico it's no wonder fishing is a popular sport here. You will also find many charters to accommodate the fishing you like. 

Destin Charters -

Panama City Charters -

Golf Courses - 

The areas of Destin and Panama city have some of the best golf courses along the entire Gulf Coast. Here a just a few of the top ones from the area. 

Bay Point Golf and Tennis Club - Located in the Heart of Panama City Beach this is not just a superb golf course, but it is a full resort with accommodations on site. 

Camp Creek Golf Club - One of the most played golf course in the area due to it's exceptional course conditions and wonderful layout. Located just west of Panama City Beach. 

Kelly Plantation Golf Club - This course is not only perfectly manicured but it has some very nice scenery as one of the holes is on the bay. A Fred Couples design that is a favorite of both locals and visitors to the area. 

Nature Walk Golf Club - Located on the Northwest side of Panama City this is an executive golf course perfect for those that want to get away for some golf, but not be gone too long. 

Regatta Bay Golf and Country Club - Another one of the gems of golf Destin has to offer. This is a semi-private golf course with great course conditions and a championship layout. 

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort - The name says it all, Golf and Beach Resort. Have everything you love about the area in one convenient location. With four golf courses to choose from you have variety of links-style, traditional, or a mix of both.

Motorsports - 

The only Motor-Sports you can find in the area is just north of Panama City. A bit of a longer drive from Dstin, but if you enjoy fast cars, the Breakaway Dragstrip is where you will find it. 

Running - 

Just as we have mentioned with all the other areas of this series, running is popular everywhere. Whether it's the Destin Beach Ultra Runs or the Color Run of Panama City there are a great number of races you can find to enter. More Destin Races Here  --  More Panama City Races Here


If Sailing is your thing you will find many places to take a sailing charter. Fun and relaxing,sailing can be a great way to take in the sights of the area. Here are some of the top sailing charters for Destin area - Emerald Coast Sailing and Sail Away. For the Panama City area - Panama City Beach Sailing and Reef Runner Sailing


Tennis is a big part of the resorts in the area. With places such as Hidden Dunes Beach and Tennis Resort and Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, it is not hard to find a place to play tennis in Destin. The same goes for Panama City with places like Bay Point Golf and Tennis Club and Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort.


For your convenience if you are considering visiting these areas, our parnet company, Hrubes Sportz is an Affiliate of Best Western and Hilton Worldwide. Hilton owns 13 brands including Double Tree, Hampton, Embassy Suites, and Hilton garden Inn just to name a few. 

We hope you have enjoyed our entire 6 part series and have found it to be both entertaining and helpful. Please consider following us for more Gulf Coast Sporting news and information as well as our reviews of the area's golf courses. If there is a particular topic regarding sports along the Gulf Coast you would like us to research or talk about please let us know. We thank you for taking the time to read the entire series of Sports For Those Visiting the Gulf Coast. 

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