Course Facts

"For its target audience - families and beginners - Origins is the way golf used to be." - Links

Developer: The St. Joe Company is a Florida-based real estate developer and manager.  The Company owns land concentrated primarily in Northwest Florida and has significant residential and commercial land-use entitlements in hand or in process.  The Company also owns various commercial, resort and club properties.  More information about the Company can be found on its website at
Location: Located along Florida’s "Emerald Coast” approximately 1.5 hours from Panama City Beach, and built upon a spirit of relaxed refinement, the WaterSound Community is a collection of neighborhoods woven through a former pine plantation and framed by a network of ecologically rich wetlands. WaterSound is closely linked, both in character and in function, to the nearby community of WaterSound Beach. Rich in native understory vegetation such as live oaks, palmettos and indigenous grasses, along with marsh areas and pine stands, WaterSound’s abundant flora provides a dramatic landscape for this developing community.
The Origins Course: Plays as a six-hole regulation course or a ten-hole par-3 course between 1,600 and 1,800 yards. Conceptually, designed to encourage junior golfers, beginners and families to participate in the game of golf and remain engaged throughout their recreational lives. Consistent with the Scottish origins of the game, in which six, nine and 12-hole courses were commonplace. Golf made simple and fun, again, yet challenging enough to retain the interest of avid players.
Course Designer: Love Golf Design (Davis Love III)
St. Simons Island, Ga.
Contact: Paul Cowley/Bob Spence, 912.638.6051
Course Builder: St. Joe
Engineer: Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
Lynn Haven, Fla.
General Manager: Mike Jansen 
General Manager, Camp Creek Golf Club
Golf Superintendent: Larry Livingston, Certified Golf Course Superintendent (CGCS)
Audubon International Steward
Course Specifics: Regulation six-hole course plays as three par 3s, two par 4s and one par 5; First hole, 425-yard par-4; second, 150-yard par-3; third, 160-yard par-3, fourth, 350-yard par-4, fifth, 130-yard par-3, sixth, 510-yard par-5. The nine-hole executive course consists of three par 4s and six par 3s. As a signature design element, the third hole will feature a bunker in the middle of the green. Converts to a 10-hole par-3 course via the use of alternate tee boxes and five smaller intermediate greens.
Grassing of the course: Greens – SeaIsle Supreme Paspalum
Fairways – Sealsle Supreme Paspalum
Tees - Sealsle Supreme Paspalum
Tee Boxes: Forward, middle and back
Total area: Approximately 40 acres, 25 turfed
Structure: Private, resort
Amenities: Golf shop in Village Commons, grill, cart storage
Golf Carts: 18-24

530 Pathways Drive

WaterSound, FL 32461

Phone: 850.213.5090
Camp Creek Golf Club Shark's Tooth Golf Club Watersound Beach Club