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4.7
1355 Reviews (1355)
5 Stars
1036
4 Stars
230
3 Stars
60
2 Stars
18
1 Stars
11
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.6
94.1%
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1285 out of 1355 reviews
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4.6
192 Reviews (192)
5 Stars
142
4 Stars
33
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
89.6%
Recommend this course
172 out of 192 reviews
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4.7
324 Reviews (324)
5 Stars
260
4 Stars
41
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.8
92.6%
Recommend this course
300 out of 324 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 7099 yards
Slope 137
Rating 74.6

Formerly home to a turpentine plantation, the site now offers one of the most environmentally sensitive courses in northwest Florida, Kelly Plantation. The golf course sits along the shores of the Choctawhatchee Bay, sprawling across a waterfront landscape of towering trees and swampy bayous. The course features large, contoured greens and wide, manicured fairways that are in excellent condition but can also be tricky to navigate. The strategically placed hazards also require some careful maneuvering. In addition to being a challenging round, the golf course is also known for its stunning scenic appeal. Throughout the layout, golfers can enjoy panoramic views across the bay to the abundant magnolias and palmettos that are native to Florida's northwest region. For these reasons, Kelly Plantation has received high praise from publications such as Golf Digest and Golf Magazine.

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Course Details

Year Built 1998
Golf Season Year round
Architect Fred Couples (1998) Gene Bates (1998) Bob Cupp (1998) Michael Riley (1998)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Strano Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Snacks, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.7
1355 Reviews (1355)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 34
19th Hole Scenic Views 15
Brunch 15
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 74
Water Hazards 67
Undulating Greens 42
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 55
A Weekend Splurge 51
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 49
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 66
Near Local Attractions 45
Worth the Drive 37

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Rough greens

Staff said they were punched a month ago but they were in really bad shape. Ball bounced on every putt. Really took the fun out of a great course. Not worth the money till greens roll better.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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5.0
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Hot weather
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Great course and staff

First time to play here and didn’t disappoint. Staff was excellent and course was beautiful

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 3
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Skill Intermediate
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Great round on beautiful course

My son and I had a 4pm tee time and we throughly enjoyed our round. Course was beautiful and staff was excellent. Will play again next time we come to Destin.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Great experience!

Had a great time at this course. Always play this course when vacationing in the area. Ashton Crowe does a great job at Kelly Plantation and always makes us feel welcome at the best track in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Greens were punched two weeks prior but rolled true. Great layout just very slow pace.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Awesome facility!

I would say this is one of the better clouts Ea in the Destin area. Your can tell every person takes pride in the course they help manage as a team. Props to the whole team. Definitely would recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Reviews 6
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Plays Once a month
3.0
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First Time Playing

Good not great

Greens were getting work done to them but everything else was good. Good bunkers and good fairways, staff was super on top of pace of play but then sent a 2 right behind our 4. Was priced like a premium course but felt more like a public resort course.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great staff

They had just punched the greens a few days ago. Otherwise, the course was in great shape.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course!

Course was one of the best public courses I’ve ever played! Everything was in great shape, the greens were punched but still rolled well! Never felt rushed or slowed down by any group. Really enjoyed our round. Only negative aspect is the online booking is third party, if you made a mistake Or want to change the day the pro shop will not help you and don’t seem to care to help either….

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

All around excellence

I have played on golf courses that I thought were above par. That was before I stepped foot on Kelly Plantation! The staff made me feel like welcomed and treated me with much more respect than I felt like I was treated at other courses!! The course made me feel like I was playing at Augusta or TPC Sawgrass!! Everything was phenomenal!! I will definitely play here again without question!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Exceptional Experience!

I played the course on Sunday with my 7 year old son, his friend, dad and Grandpa! From the second we pulled up everyone was very friendly and accommodating! The made sure the two young boys had the time of their lives and treated us like members! There was not a person working their that didn’t have a smile on their face. After completing their round, Ashton asked us to come inside and gave both of the boys along with us exclusive customized pin flags that they will be able to remember forever! He also sat down with us and talked to the boys about golf. Thanks to Ashton and his crew, this was an amazing experience myself and my son will never forget! We will be back every time we are in town and will be sure to pass on our experience!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great staff

Very friendly staff and great course. Brought my 7 year old and the staff went above and beyond to make sure he had a great experience. The course was well maintained

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Awesome Experience

One of the best golf experiences I have ever had. Ashton and his crew are amazing. Took my Grandsons and they couldn’t have been more gracious to them.

Curt H

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great experience

From the bag drop forward the service was great. Starter got us off early as a twosome with no one holding us up. We played in a little over 3 hours. Greens and course in good condition. The food from grill at the turn was great. I will play here every time I am in the area. Not cheap, but worth the price.

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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Very Enjoyable

Ashton and his crew were absolutely great. The course was in top shape and everyone I came in contact with was very helpful and genuinely friendly.
Definitely will be back!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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