Kelly Plantation Golf Club

5-star : simply the best - golf courses don’t get much better than this.
   Kelly Plantation Golf Club Est. 1998

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Kelly Plantation Golf Club: Constructed on a former turpentine plantation, this very classy, immaculately maintained layout is widely acclaimed as one of Fred Couples best designs - in the predominantly natural setting of Kelly Plantation, there are no real elevation changes to speak of, but a nicely rolling feel has been created with attractive landscaping and mounding - the scenic highlight comes early in the round at the beautifully crafted par-4 4th; this stunning signature hole is played right alongside the shoreline of Choctawhatchee Bay - good width fairways journey through a wonderful array of flora, not least avenues of tall pines (from which the turpentine resin was once extracted) - a limited amount of housing around the course is generally tucked well out of the way and is rarely in view - excellent bunkering adds great definition to each hole, while large, expansive bunkers stoutly defend the subtly sloping greens - a mischievous pot bunker sits in the middle of the large double-green at which the par-4 7th and 11th holes arrive - with several small lakes and ponds scattered around, water hazards also play their part in this thoroughly enjoyable layout - to close-out each of the nine-hole loops, the par-4 9th and par-5 18th are both flanked by the same small lake, their respective greens dangerously jutting out over the water's edge - top quality, square-cut tee boxes also contribute to the impressive look and feel of one of the Emerald Coast's undoubted crown jewels.

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Kelly Plantation Golf Club
307 Kelly Plantation Drive,
Destin, Florida FL 32541
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Office   +1 (850) 650 7600
Pro Shop   +1 (800) 811 6757 (toll-free)

  +1 (850) 650 7604

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Golf Pro
Steve Wright (Director of Golf)
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk (although some long green-to-tee distances).
Surroundings: Woodland and lakeside.
Designer: Fred Couples & Gene Bates
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7099 5983 5138
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 74.2 69.3 69.6
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How2Get There?

2 miles E of Destin

Essential information

Green Fees:
2015 visitor fee, 18-holes in high season: $139, golf cart included. Reduced twilight rates. [Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts are fitted with GPS. Walking permitted.

Practice facilities
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Did you know?

Kelly Plantation Golf Club is an Audubon International Certified Sanctuary Course, dedicated to the conservation and enhancement of the flora and fauna around the golf course. The course and facilities are managed by Honours Golf. | Kelly Plantation was originally a turpentine plantation, owned by Mattie and Coleman Kelly, one of Destin's most notable pioneering families.

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Latitude: (30.400300)
Longitude: (-86.438262)
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