Kelly Plantation Golf Club in Destin, Florida, USA | GolfPass
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4.7
1389 Reviews (1389)
5 Stars
1055
4 Stars
239
3 Stars
65
2 Stars
18
1 Stars
12
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
92.9%
Recommend this course
1312 out of 1389 reviews
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4.5
164 Reviews (164)
5 Stars
109
4 Stars
33
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
84.8%
Recommend this course
139 out of 164 reviews
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4.6
305 Reviews (305)
5 Stars
232
4 Stars
46
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
90.5%
Recommend this course
276 out of 305 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
1389 Reviews (1389)

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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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Awesome Experience.

I booked this course based on a friend's recommendation and I'm sure glad I asked. This was a great overall experience and a nice layout which was in great condition. The cold towel and the barrel of apples topped the day off.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/26/2017

"Great Overall Experience" is what we are looking for when someone visits our golf course. The course conditions are always in great shape so we try and match that with our customer service. We recognize that golf is expensive and we certainly want your dollar to go a long way here. Please come back and visit us again soon.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

The course had aerated the fairways and greens the day before, reduced green fees were spot on. The course was in as good as shape as could be for aeration. Greens rolled really nice for being aerated. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Would love to go back during prestine conditions , the course was beautiful. Would recommend to anyone interested Destin area to play.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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1.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very good course

Very good course that is beautiful. Not that difficult. Plenty of tee options. Seems to be designed for the tips to be played. Most traps not in play from shorter tees. Enjoyable round if golf in beautiful place.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good not great

I like the course and was fine with paying more than some of the other courses in the area. What didn't live up to expectations was the fairways...brown patches on all of them.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Outstanding course and facilities.

Will definitely play this course next time I’m in town!

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

Best Golf Course

This golf course is in excellent condition including the clubhouse, restaurant, etc. Ashton Crowe, General Manager, runs the course perfectly and takes great care of the members and all who come to play. I play this course every year and customer service is top notch.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tourist Trap

The fairways were beautiful, greens had recently been sanded. The course itself was nothing special. I have played other courses on the gulf just as nice for a lot less money.. $189 + tax green fee. If you play in the off season, it's $60 cheaper. I asked. No real signature hole.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Worth every penny

From arrival at the clubhouse to the drive in from 18 this place was top notch. I will be back. Worth every penny. Thanks for the fantastic experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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