307 Kelly Plantation Drive,
Destin, Florida FL 32541
Office+1 (850) 650 7600
Pro shop+1 (800) 811 6757 (toll-free)
Fax+1 (850) 650 7604
Golf proSteve Wright (Director of Golf)
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Relatively flat terrain - easy to walk (although some long green-to-tee distances).
Woodland and lakeside.
Designed by Fred Couples and Gene Bates, with input from Bob Cupp and Michael Riley.
2 miles E of Destin
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.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts are fitted with GPS. Walking permitted.
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.
19001 Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin, FL 32541
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