NICEVILLE YOUTH AND ADULT TEAM SPORTS, LEAGUES, CLUBS, TENNIS, GOLF, SAILING, HIKING, KAYAKING, BOWLING, SKATEBOARDING
BLUEWATER BAY GOLF RESORT
LOCATION: 2000 Bluewater Blvd., Bluewater Bay
HOURS: Open 7 days, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Golf Shop)
Bluewater Bay Golf Resort, located in Bluewater Bay Resort east of Niceville, offers 27 holes of golf, driving range, golf shop and sports bar. Open to the public. Memberships available.
BLUEWATER BAY SAILING CLUB
The Bluewater Bay Sailing Club is focused on fun on the water. Whether racing in the PHRF fleets or small boats, cruising over the weekend or weeklong, or just getting together with others who enjoy their time on the water, BBSC has the opportunity for you. The BBSC hosts a number of racing and cruising events throughout the year.
BLUEWATER BAY TENNIS CENTER
LOCATION: 777 Bay Dr., Bluewater Bay
HOURS: Open 7 days, hours vary
Bluewater Bay Tennis Center, located within Bluewater Bay Resort east of Niceville, features 12 lighted clay courts, stadium court, clubhouse with viewing deck, pro shop, snack bar and locker rooms.
CHOCTAWHATCHEE CHAPTER, FLORIDA TRAIL ASSOCIATION
The Choctawhatcche Chapter of the Florida Trail Association, founded in 2008 in Niceville, maintains the Florida National Scenic Trail in Okaloosa and Walton Counties. Chapter activities include hiking, camping, backpacking, and kayaking/canoeing. Chapter activities are open to the public.
Coast Aquatics is a year round competitive swimming team located on Florida’s spectacular Emerald Coast with training sites in Destin, Ft. Walton Beach, and Niceville. Coast Aquatics is committed to offering area swimmers the opportunity to succeed in the sport of swimming at whatever level their talent, desire and dedication will allow.
EGLIN GOLF COURSE
LOCATION: State Road 85, north of State Road 20, Niceville FL
HOURS: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. (summer); 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. (winter)
The Eglin Golf Course in Niceville offer 36 holes of golf, lighted driving range, club house snack bar, cocktail bar, and pro shop. Open to the public.
HIGH INTENSITY GIRLS FAST PITCH SOFTBALL
SEASON: VARIES, FEB-AUGUST
High Intensity Girls Fast Pitch Softball sponsors girls fast-pitch softball teams in the 10U, 12U, 14U and 18U age levels. There are girls from the Pensacola to Niceville, Northwest Florida areas participating in the program. High Intensity Softball is dedicated to providing girls with quality instruction, giving them a great opportunity to grow, have fun, and make a difference. This prestigious program is for highly skilled and hard-working players who wish to perfect their talents and be exposed to review by college and professional coaches. There also is an 8U division.
NICEVILLE FOOTBALL LITTLE LEAGUE
REGULAR SEASON: SEPT-OCTOBER
The Niceville Football Little League is a member of the Panhandle Youth Football Association. The Panhandle Youth Football Association is a contact football youth program for the Florida Panhandle. PYFA includes leagues from the entire panhandle. We have Boomers (5-6 Year Olds), Pee Wee (7-8 Year Olds), Juniors (9-10 Year Olds) and Seniors (11-12 Year Olds) divisions. The regular season is usually Sept-October. Registration is usually in July each year.
NICEVILLE SKATE PARK YOUTH CENTER
LOCATION: 200 Campbell Dr., Niceville FL
HOURS: Open weekends only; Sat. 11 a.m.-8p.m; Sun. 12 Noon-6 p.m.
ADMISION FEE: NO
AGES: 6 years and older
The Niceville Skate Park is a five-acre skating facility for in-line skates, skateboards, and bikes.
It features street obstacles, ramps, tables, box, stairs, and Woodward skate equipment. A bridge circles the facility for straight line skating and also offers two drop-ins towards ramps. There is an observation area for spectators.
NICEVILLE-VALPARAISO LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL
REGULAR SEASON: MARCH-JUNE
Niceville-Valparaiso Little League Baseball is open to children ages 5 to 16. The regular season begins in early March and ends in late May or early June, depending on the league. On-site registration usually begins in early January each year.
NICEVILLE MENS-WOMENS SOFTBALL LEAGUES
Games are played nights at the Niceville Softball Complex, 212 North Partin Dr., Niceville FL. Minimum age is 16 years to play in the men’s league and 15 years to play in the women’s league.
NICEVILLE PAL SOCCER
REGULAR SEASON: SEPTEMBER-NOVEMBER
Niceville PAL Soccer League has been serving our community since 1976. Niceville PAL Soccer is the home of outdoor youth recreational soccer for the Niceville, Valparaiso and Bluewater Bay areas.
PAL Soccer League organizes and operates a recreational soccer program for ages 5 to 18 in Niceville, and a program for 4-year-olds. Known locally as PAL, Niceville PAL Soccer League is an Area (affiliate) of Soccer Association for Youth (SAY), having defined geographical boundaries that encompass the City of Niceville, the City of Valparaiso and the surrounding unincorporated areas; but participation is open also to players and coaches who live outside our defined area.
PAL uses City of Niceville fields and facilities. The season kicks off in the latter part of August and can go into the third week of November. On-site registration is usually held the first week in August.
Niceville PAL Soccer League offers a positive, wholesome environment for learning soccer, sportsmanship and teamwork and stress having fun for everyone involved.
NORTHWEST FLORIDA TRACK CLUB
The Northwest Florida Track Club (NWFTC) is a group of fitness enthusiasts dedicated to supporting track and running events in the Fort Walton Beach, Destin, and Niceville areas.
OKALOOSA MENS BASEBALL LEAGUE OF NW FLORIDA
REGULAR SEASONS: SPRING AND FALL
The Okaloosa Men’s Baseball League competes locally in the Niceville, Ft Walton Beach area in NW Florida. The 18-over and 30-over players are combined in a single division. There are rules in place to The league is chartered through the national Roy Hobbs Baseball association and adheres to the Roy Hobbs philosophy that all willing players deserve an opportunity to play organized baseball.
RAM EAGLE TENNIS CENTER
LOCATION: Ruckel Middle School campus, northwest corner, at the corner of Palm Blvd. and Partin Dr., Niceville FL
HOURS: To be announced (under construction)
The Eagle Ram Tennis Center, now under construction on the Ruckel Middle School campus, will feature eight courts, restrooms and a concession stand. The tennis center will be used by Niceville High School and Ruckel Middle School tennis teams, and plans call for public use of the facilities after school hours when the courts are not being used by the schools for practice or matches.
SPORTS LEAGUES AT NICEVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
The United Methodist Church in Niceville offers a large variety of sports leagues for children, youth and adults.
TRAVELING EAGLES BASEBALL PROGRAM
SEASONS: SPRING AND FALL
The Traveling Eagles Baseball Program is made up of traveling teams for players ages 7-14. The number of sign-ups, and tryout evaluations, will determine age groups each season. The managers and teams coordinate tournament play.
VNGSA – VALPARAISO NICEVILLE GIRLS SOFTBALL
REGULAR SEASON: MARCH-APRIL
VNGSA is Okaloosa County’s original girls slow pitch softball association. Leagues are open to girls ages 5-18: Angel League (5-10), Minor League (11-13) and Major League (14-18). Only girls enrolled in school may play. Girls may be home schooled, or attend a private school or public school. The regular season usually begins in March and ends in April. Registration usually begins in January each year.
WHITE SANDS BOWLING CENTER
LOCATION: 653 Beal Parkway, Fort Walton Beach FL
HOURS: Open 7 days; hours vary
White Sands Bowling Center in Fort Walton Beach has 32 lanes, snack bar, cocktail lounge, and pro shop. White Sands Bowling Center offers afternoon and evening leagues. Caters to bowlers of all ages.