-What is the address of the Sheraton Bay Point Resort?

     THE SHERATON BAY POINT RESORT
     4114 Jan Cooley Drive

     Panama City Beach, Florida 32408
     PHONE – 850-236-6000

-What are the check-in/check-out times?  Check-in:  4:00PM Check-out:  11:00AM

-What is the dress code for SFGA Planned Dinners?   Resort Casual, sports jackets and/or ties are not required.

-What is the cost for the Bay Point Lady boat shuttle?  Resort guests receive discounted price of $10.00 per person for round trip service.

-How far is the golf course from the hotel?  It is 0.8 mile to the Bay Point Golf clubhouse.


-Is the resort pet friendly? YES - Worry less about leaving your pet at home without your care and comfort. At Sheraton Bay Point Resort, we open our doors to the entire family, including your dog. Whether you are planning a staycation, a fun getaway, or are traveling for business, your four-legged best friend is welcome to stay at Sheraton Bay Point Resort.  (Dogs only - Two dog max per room - 40 lbs. max weight)

The proximity to the Gulf of Mexico of this destination allows for numerous choices of outdoor non-golf activities.  Among them are: 

Shell Island/Bay Point Lady – From the dock next to Pelican’s Restaurant behind the resort, guests can hop on board the “Bay Point Lady” for a 20 minute boat ride to the secluded and undeveloped Shell Island   You may feel as if you’re on your own private island with no buildings and uninterrupted sugary-white sands.  It is common for passengers to spot dolphins along the route to and from the island.

Bay Point Water Sports – Jet Skis, pontoon boats, or an ocean kayak or paddleboard are available to rent by the hour, half day, or full day.  Stop by the kiosk next to Pelican’s Restaurant on the resort boardwalk and dive in!

Tennis - Five (5) lighted, Hydro Grid Clay courts are available for one-three day passes at Bay Point Golf and Tennis Club. Located at Bay Point Golf and Tennis Club, it’s within walking distance of only 0.3 miles away.

Serenity Spa at Sheraton Bay Point Resort – A full menu of treatments and spa experiences are offered.  Pamper yourself with a complimentary glass of champagne while expert therapists perform luxury body and skin treatments as you take in the stunning views of St. Andrews Bay all within the resort.

Pier Park – This is a 900,000 square foot shopping center and entertainment hub in the heart of Panama City Beach and just 8 miles from Sheraton Bay Point Resort which includes retail and specialty shops, dining, attractions, an special events. American Eagle, Dave & Busters, Dilliards, Harley Davidson, Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, Kilwin’s, Longhorn Steakhouse, and Salt Life are only a few of the many retailers and restaurants found here. Open 10AM-9PM Mon.-Sat./ 12-6PM Sun. 8.0 mile from resort.


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Resort Dining:

The dining options in this area are known for having the freshest seafood available.  Many restaurants are within or near marinas where the fresh catch is unloaded from fishing boats.  Also, southern style barbecue is popular in the region.  We are in the south after all.  Here are some suggestions within a reasonable drive of the resort. 

Capt. Anderson’s Restaurant and Waterfront Market – A short 3.5 mile drive from the resort will bring you to this landmark establishment and recipient of Southern Living’s “Best Seafood Restaurant” award that opened in 1967. Patrons arrive early for dinner to watch the fishing fleets unload their catch on the nearby docks. Open at 4:30PM Mon.-Sat. Phone: (850) 234-2225.  Address: 5551 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City, FL 32408

Grand Marlin Restaurant and Oyster Bar – Located at the Lighthouse Marina on Grand Lagoon, The Grand Marlin is a relatively new comer to the area.  After enjoying great success at their Pensacola Beach location since 2010, a second location was born at the Lighthouse Marina.  With evening sunsets over the Grand Lagoon, diners enjoy fresh local seafood, oysters shucked to order, steaks and an 80 plus bottle wine list.  The 2nd floor features the Caribbean style “North Drop Bar” where guests may try the locally famous “Blue Marlin Martini” or “Ginger Rum Cooler”.  On the water, with a view and only 3.7 miles from the resort, The Grand Marlin awaits. 
Phone: (850)-249-1500 Address: 5323 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City, FL 32408

Hammerhead Fred’s – Since 1995 this casual, seafood establishment has been popular with locals and visitors alike.  Fresh Apalachicola oysters, tuna, gulf shrimp or sizzling steaks are just a few of the large variety found on the lunch and dinner menus.  With seating indoors, or on the outdoor pavilion, “Fred’s Hangout”, guests can choose between the rustic backdrop of old Florida inside, or the live music, and giant screen TV on the deck.  This restaurant is 6.3 miles from the resort. 
Phone: (850) 233-3907 Address: 8752 Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408 

Pineapple Willy’s – Claiming to have the best ribs on the beach, Pineapple Willy’s has remained a favorite since opening in 1984.  “On the Beach” can be the only way to describe the location where guests can sit in or out in a casual   can stroll down the wooden staircase from the pier dining area directly onto the beach sand and beautiful Gulf of Mexico.   The location is 7.1 miles from the resort at 9875 S Thomas Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408.  Phone (850)-238-0928

Saltwater Grill – Choose your own Maine Lobster from the live lobster tank or pair it with an award winning steak.    Sip on a martini at the Mermaid Piano Bar while listening to 10 year veteran Michael Rorah.  Southern Living magazine lists Saltwater Grill as one of the “5 Best Reasons to Visit PCB”.  Saltwater Grill is 7.6 miles from the resort. 
Phone: (850)-230-2739 Address: 11040 Hutchison Blvd, Panama City Beach, FL 32407

Sun and Fun Golf Association
71 Burbank Drive 
Palm Coast FL 32137 USA
info@sunandfungolfassociation.com
+1 (904) 823 - 3083

 Florida Panhandle Golf Adventure

Bay County, Florida

March 25 - 29, 2018

Bay Point Golf Club

The Bay Point Golf Club will be our site for (3) rounds of competition on this trip.  Nestled in a 1,100 nature preserve, they offer a full service golf experience to guests of all skill levels and interests.  This (36) hole club allows for more variety all within the convenience of a single clubhouse and the onsite restaurant “Club 19”. 


Nicklaus Golf Course

Opened in 2005, the region’s only Nicklaus designed lay-out winds though the salt water marshes, scrub oaks and pines of the coastal location.  The signature 5th hole calls for a spectacular shot to an island fairway and a 2nd shot to a peninsula green which overlooks the St. Andrews Bay.  The 17th hole features a “fish bowl” designed green that is recessed below the surrounding terrain creating an illusion to the golfer.  The Nicklaus design company is credited with creating a variety of fairways with plateaus and changes in elevation that are uncharacteristic of the region.

Tee / Par / Yardage / Slope / Rating
Tee #1 (Black) 72 / 7152 / 74.3/ 143
Tee #2 (White) 72 / 6430 / 70.7/ 132
Tee #3 (Yellow) 72 / 5972 / 68.58/ 120
Tee #3/4 (Combo) 72 / 5340 / 66.5/ 114
Tee #4 (Red) 72 / 4974 / 68.8/ 119



Meadows Golf Course 

The classic, old Florida lay out of the Meadows Course is the epitome of country club golf.  The layout weaves through the mature wooded areas, and lakes of the community.  This William Byrd design, was first opened in 1973, and was renovated in 2004. The strategically placed bunkers and water features provide a test to players of all abilities.  A pleasant blend of doglegs, narrow fairways, and views of St. Andrews Bay combine to make The Meadows course a pure country club style that members and guests enjoy playing time and time again.



Tee / Par / Yardage / Slope / Rating                                 
Tee #1 (Blue) 72 / 6913 / 72.6 / 133
Tee #2 (White) 72 / 6372 / 70.8 / 124
Tee #3 (Green) 72 / 5919 / 67.8 / 117                            
Tee #4 (Red) 72 / 5140 / 69.4 / 118

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The Sun and Fun Golf Association has never held an event in the Florida Panhandle, but when the people at the newly remodeled Bay Point Sheraton encouraged us to consider their resort for our March event we thought it would be a great venue.


For years, Bay Point has been a relaxing destination for couples, families and conferences, providing memorable recreation opportunities as well as beautiful views of St. Andrews Bay.  With over $30 million in renovations and a AAA Four Diamond rating, the re-envisioned Sheraton Bay Point Resort brings experiences that last a lifetime to the next generation of visitors.  The full-service resort features luxurious accommodations, reinvented restaurants, and updated meeting spaces as well as favorites such as the on-site Serenity Spa and 36 holes of championship golf, including the only Nicklaus Design course in Northwest Florida.

The experience continues with three beach options, including their private bay beach, a shuttle boat to the pristine Shell Island with access to the Gulf, as well as close proximity to the world famous Panama City Beaches. Additional excursions include on-site water sport rentals, bayside pools, full-service tennis facility, and a 24-hour fitness center.

There are (3) restaurants within the Sheraton Bay Point Resort offering a variety of choices to guests.

Tides – Casual dining for breakfast, lunch or dinner in the Sheraton Bay Point resort can be found in Tides Restaurant and Lounge in the hotel lower level.  Enjoy the 180 degree views of St. Andrews Bay as you fuel up each morning with a full all American Breakfast Buffet beginning at 6:30AM.  Later, stop by for lunch or dinner and choose from the raw bar offerings or classic steaks.  A signature “Setting Sun Mojito” or crafted cocktail may be the compliment to the evening sunset. Dinner served from 5-8pm with Bar and Lounge open until 11PM.

Pelican’s – The resort boardwalk leads you over the water to the relaxing atmosphere of this open-air beach bar.   Mingle with locals and visitors over a frosty margarita or cold beer.  Enjoy handheld burgers, sandwiches, wings or dips while listening to live music before the evening sunset over the bay. 

Flip Flop’s Pool Bar – Beginning at 11AM daily, shoes and shirts are not required at this poolside spot overlooking the St. Andrews Bay.  Sandwiches, salads, flatbreads and snacks served until 8PM make certain that you won’t miss a single ray of sunshine.  Wines, beers and full bar amenities keep the party going in the most casual of settings. Don’t forget your bathing suit.

Club 19 Bar and Grill – At the Bay Point Golf and Tennis Club guest can enjoy daily breakfast and lunch while spending time on the links.  “Grab & Go” items for golfers on the move keep the ball rolling.  Those wishing to relax will enjoy golf course views while dining on burgers, salads and sandwiches along with daily happy hours and weekly dinner specials.

The Market Place – If you forget to pack something. You can stop by the Market Place from 6:30AM-9:30PM inside the Sheraton Bay Point resort to pick up that sunscreen, snack or missing item to complete your trip.

Package Inclusions:

Sun and Fun Golf Association is a division of Golf & Adventure Travel Expeditions, Inc.
71 Burbank Drive  -   Palm Coast, FL 32137  -    (904) 823 – 3083
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Frequently Asked Questions:

“The World’s Most Beautiful Beaches” is the slogan of Panama City Beach, Florida.  It seems many others agree as this destination has found itself on many top ten lists of best beaches.  The sparkling white sands of this region are a result of millions of years of quartz crystals washing down from the Appalachians to the Gulf of Mexico.  The Sheraton Bay Point has a private beach of its own as well as views of Shell Island, a pristine undeveloped barrier island accessible only by boat and part of St. Andrews State Park.  We’ll stay in beautifully decorated guestrooms with mini fridge, free WiFi, and king sized beds at the Sheraton Bay Point Resort.

Surrounded by the emerald green waters and sugar-white sands of St. Andrews Bay and the Gulf of Mexico in Northwest Florida, the Sheraton Bay Point Resort awaits. Situated on a 1,100 acre wildlife sanctuary, this newly renovated property boasts (36)holes of championship golf.  A 30 million dollar renovation at Sheraton Bay Point Resort was recently completed in November of 2016.  The reviews are glowing and this laid back destination is on the radar screen of many travelers in the know.

The recent changes at the Sheraton Bay Point Resort included a full renovation of all 200 guest rooms, all public areas and the three restaurants and lounges.  In addition to the (3) outdoor swimming pools, the Sheraton has an on-site marina with fishing and water sport rentals, Serenity Spa, (5) tennis courts, fitness center, and a 300 yard boardwalk to the resorts private beach area.  “Club 19”, which serves classic entrees at the golf course clubhouse was also included in the areas of improvements.

Sun and Fun Golf Association - Golf Travel Specialists

  • 4 Nights at the Sheraton Bay Point Resort Hotel, a AAA 4 Diamond Award recipient.   We’ll stay in beautifully decorated guestrooms with mini fridge, free WiFi, king sized bed and golf course views.
  • 3 Rounds of Golf with cart at the Bay Point Golf Club:
    • The Meadows Golf Course - This is a classic old Florida layout, the kind of course golfers enjoy playing day after day.
    • The Nicklaus Golf Course - This is the first and only Nicklaus Design in Northwest Florida. We'll play it twice.
  • Unlimited range balls and club storage.
  • Tournament Entry Fee and opportunity to win Prizes (One Practice Round and Two 18 hole Tournament Rounds)
  • Breakfast 4 mornings and Dinner on our first and last evenings are included
  • Non-Golfers can enjoy three beach experiences, the fitness center, water sports, pools, tennis, a full service spa and more.
  • Taxes, Resort Fees & Gratuities on Planned Meals

Sunday, March 25, 2018:
Sheraton Bay Point Resort Check-In Time 4:00pm
6:00pm- Welcome Reception “Tides” bar located in lobby
6:30pm- Welcome Dinner “Tides” Restaurant

Monday, March 26, 2018:
6:30am-11:00am Breakfast served in the Tides Restaurant in lobby.
9:28am- Tee times begin on Bay Point Golf Club's Meadows Course
PM- Dinner is on your own

Tuesday, March 27, 2018:
6:30am-11:00am Breakfast served in the Tides Restaurant in lobby.
9:28am- Tee times begin on Bay Point Golf Club's Nicklaus Course
PM- Dinner is on your own

Wednesday March 28, 2018:
6:30am-11:00am Breakfast served in the Tides Restaurant in lobby.
10:00am- Tee times begin on Bay Point Golf Club's Nicklaus Course
6:00pm- Cocktail Reception “Bar 72” Bay Point Golf Clubhouse
7:00pm- Awards Dinner “Bar 72” Bay Point Golf Clubhouse

Thursday, March 29, 2018:
6:30am-11:00am Breakfast served in the Tides Restaurant in lobby.
Check-Out Time 11:00AM