Kelly Plantation

4.7272882353 4.7 stars from 5 (403)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7099 yards
  • Slope: 146
  • Rating: 74.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Couples 72 7099 yards 74.2 146
Plantation 72 6521 yards 72.0 138
Sterling 72 5522 yards 66.8 115
Sterling 72 5522 yards 72.1 126
Palmetto 72 5170 yards 70.9 124
Mangolia 72 5138 yards 69.6 113

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 403 Reviews
5 stars:
275
4 stars:
90
3 stars:
22
2 stars:
9
1 stars:
7

recommend this course

377 out of 403 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near local attractions worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers a weekend splurge wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views dinner  

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"Favorite Course In the Pan Handle"


uRZNQ6833RZ's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course a few years back and it did not disappoint again this year...favorite track in the panhandle! Greens have been slow everywhere I have played in this area, possibly due to the cold temps but this course bucked the trend with fast and very smooth greens. They also hold very well. Course is well maintained and the staff exceptional! A must play in the area!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/17/2018

Thank you for the kind words. It never gets old hearing the enjoyment that our patrons get from the staff and the course conditions we offer. We try and keep the course consistent day in and day out so every time you visit you get the same if not better experience. We enjoy having our friends from the North and we certainly hope you keep coming back every year. Look at our specials on-line for our Winter Play days and the special $55.00 rate on those days. We look forward to seeing you soon.



cmad52's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/04/2018

Thank you for the kind review and recognizing our staff as being exceptional. Please come back as soon as you can.


"Awesome golfing experience"


u031043222's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Nicest course I’ve ever played. The staff was very friendly and appreciated us being there. I’ve played a lot of different courses over the years, and I’ve never enjoyed a course as much as this one. Will definitely be back. The pro there, Neil Rentz, was very helpful and courteous. Thank you for the best round of golf I’ve ever had. Tom Oakley, Nashville, Tn


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/04/2018

Your compliment is something we are very proud to hear!!! There are many wonderful golf courses in the area so to say we are the nicest you have ever played speaks volumes. The friendly staff is always willing to go the extra step as you noted. Neil does a great job for us and I want to thank you for recognizing him. Please come back and play the next time you are in from Nashville. We would certainly appreciate seeing you again. Safe travels back to Tennessee.



u665116974's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



bucksm's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Extremely fast and difficult greens. The green were very good but I was not accustomed to the extremely fast greens that they have in the fall and winter. It was difficult adjusting since none of the other courses I played were much slower.

very good course to play with excellent pace of play even though the course was very busy.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/30/2017

Thank you for the EXCELLENT rating. We really like to hear that our guest enjoyed playing on our Tif-Eagle golf greens. They certainly are very fast, but true. We pride ourselves on maintaining a proper pace of play for all to enjoy. It is something we know that our members and guest appreciate. I want you to know we value your input and would like to see you return to play the next time your in Destin. Safe travels and we will see you soon.



Buzzy44's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Friendly staff.

Interesting variety of holes.Sand in traps inconsistent.

Excellent greens.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/26/2017

Thank you for taking time to let us know about your experience. I am super pleased to see that you felt the staff was attentive and friendly. That is certainly one of the very many ingredients for having a great round of golf. We offer many exciting golf holes with excellent greens as you spoke about. The consistency of the sand should of been the same throughout the course so I will have to look into that. We use the same sand for every fairway and greenside bunker we have. Thank you for letting us know how to get better at what we do. We look forward to your safe return to play.



flanjl's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/16/2017

Thank you for the 5 STAR review. We strive to give our guest the best golf experience available for their hard earned money. From start to finish we want each patron to feel they are a part of something special while they are here. Thank you again for visiting us and we hope to see you soon.


"Kelly Plantation Golf Course"


semaj0921's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed this course, challenging but very playable. Course was in excellent condition. Facilities were outstanding. A little ecpensive but worth the price


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/13/2017

Thank you for the kind words and for taking your valuable time to review the golf course. We feel it is imperative that we offer a course that can be as challenging or as you like or as playable as you like. In doing so we offer many sets of tees for all skill levels. The generously wide fairways allow you to be aggressive off the tee and set you up for an iron into the green. Golf can be very expensive so we make sure your dollar goes a long way here at Kelly Plantation Golf Club by offering day in and day out great conditions and what we feel is the best service from staff members that you will find on the Emerald Coast. Thank you again for taking time to let us know how we are doing. We are certainly listening.


"Kelly time"


u000003667274's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape. Greens were near perfect. Starters old friends by the time we teed off. Fun day


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/10/2017

Thank you for taking time to review the golf course. It was nice to see you said the greens were perfect. The Turf Care team does an outstanding job in keeping them consistent and rolling true. The staff enjoys talking to our guest and it sounds as though you enjoyed them as well. I was pleased to see this was a great day of golf all the way around. Please come back and see us very soon. Thank you again.


"My 9"


u000003667274's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Went out on a Sunday pm round ,taking advantage of a great Golf Now rate and had a great time. My wife was with me and I explained to the marshal that she is a novice. He could not have been nicer. Actually there were 2 and we had a great visit. The greens were immaculate. Great speed. Not a bad lie anywhere.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/07/2017

I am excited to see you felt welcomed here while you and your wife played. We certainly want to accommodate all skill levels and it sounds as though we did just that, so thank you for letting us know. Being new to golf can certainly be overwhelming at times so we try and make it to where each person feels comfortable playing here. Thank you for the review, and we hope to see you here again soon.


"Great day"


Keith1499339's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Spectacular greens. Best I have ever played. Rolled so smoothly and at a nice quick speed. First class operation from check in to practice area to cart service. Must play while in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/03/2017

Service is our number one priority!!! The Turf Care Department gives us the best course conditions that I have ever seen so we try and make the entire golf experience one that is memorable and enjoyable for everyone. Saying the greens are "The Best You ever Played" says a lot and we are so thankful for that. The staff here will enjoy reading your comments so I will pass it along to them. Again thank you so much for taking time to let us know how we are doing. It is very important to us to get this feedback so we can keep up the positive experience for others to enjoy. Please come back and visit us soon.


"Great day"


Bob9088448's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course set up. Tough but fair. Greens we're fast and true


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 11/02/2017

THANK YOU!!! We appreciate you taking your valuable time to rate our golf course. The new Tif-Eagle Greens are something we are very proud of and I am glad to see if made for an enjoyable round of golf. I like the fact you said the Golf course was tough but fair. The Turf Care Department does an outstanding job with course set up and I am happy it is showing. The conditions of the course are as good as I have seen them in many years. Thank you again for choosing to play here at Kelly Plantation Golf Club. We welcome you back very soon.


"Over crowded"


u923797174's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

After 4.5 hours lost daylight and forced to quit after 14 holes. Literally 18 golfers backed up on the first par 3 of the back 9. Booking this many golfers without caring that so many had no chance to complete their round shows the course puts profits over customer experience. Won’t return to this course which is a shame as it’s a nice course.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 10/29/2017

Thank you for your review. Customer service is our number one goal here at Kelly Plantation Golf Club, so I am sorry you feel the way you do. I want you to know that we certainly are listening to your concerns and wish you had a chance to finish your round of golf. We offer a discounted rate after 2pm which is extremely popular due to its price. Knowing this we keep a full time Pace of Play staff member and use G.P.S. to monitor pace of play. Some groups can be a challenge to speed up but we certainly give it our best to do so to insure everyone has a good time. I do want you to sincerely know that our main objective is to make sure every one that spends their hard earned money here is truly appreciated and that we put service far and above anything else. It sounds that you feel different about that. I would strongly encourage you to come play again and give us a chance to show you different. Again thank you for taking time to tell us about the course and your rating is very much appreciated.


"Good Track"


Michael2936942's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the best in the area. But, I’ll never say that a course is good value when I have to pay north of $100. Just No need in that. Now, the cart girl, brooklyn, went out of her way to do an exceptional job for us.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/24/2017

We appreciate the time you took to let us know you enjoyed your round. Golf can be very expensive so we are thankful you chose to play here. In an effort to keep our golf course in pristine condition it takes a lot of hard work and investments. We try and keep your hard earned dollar going a long way here and certainly want you to feel the value you get after you have played. From the service to the great course conditions we want each and every guest to feel they were treated to something very special here at Kelly Plantation Golf Club. We welcome you back very soon and thank you again for spending the day with us.



novojm's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/24/2017

Thank you for taking time after your round to let us know how we are doing. There are so many great golf courses in the area so for you to choose to play here at Kelly Plantation Golf Club certainly means a lot to us. Please come back and visit with us soon.



u000006247634's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/24/2017

Thank you for the 5-star rating. I am glad you enjoyed the day of golf with us. Taking time to review the course is certainly appreciated. Please come back and visit with us soon.



Todd6197029's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/19/2017

Thank you for the EXCELLENT rating. We strive to insure that our guest relations are as great as our course conditions day in and day out. We really are excited to see we are exceeding the standards that we set forth for our guest.


"Solid course...will play again!"


ikeandarb's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Just flew in town and it was the first course I've played in Florida. All of the staff are excellent. My interactions with everyone from the time I pulled up until the time I left was outstanding.

To be fair, there is nothing at all wrong with this course. Course is in very good condition. The greens roll great and course is overall very playable. The ONLY two reasons i gave the course a 4 instead of a 5 star rating are as follows:

1. Layout is gorgeous but it's not that difficult. I'd venture to guess that it's designed for older players which makes perfect sense. The fairways are pretty wide despite a couple that'll make you put the driver down. Overall, the course is pretty easy, in my opinion.

2. The rate was discounted to $79 which I have no problem playing. But for basically $80 I was expecting something a little more difficult for the money. I've paid less for tougher courses in the same condition and the rate I had again, was discounted.

So overall, my experience was great and I'll play here again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/16/2017

Thank you for the EXCELLENT rating. The Golf course designed by Freddie Couples was made for all skill levels to enjoy. It sounds like you played very well on this day. I enjoyed reading your comments about the staff kindness and the great course conditions. These two things combined make for a great day of golf. We feel that the rates are very fair with the wonderful experience we provide. Its lasting memories that we are looking for and it sounds like we achieved this with your visit. Please come back and visit us again soon.


"Freddie couples at his best"


blucky64's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

When Freddie design this course he did an exceptional job got the most out of the property beautiful right on the midbay so glad I came and played this course my only complaint was with the starter in older guy John just cranky not wanting to send you out at your schedule tee time just to accommodate his own needs besides that fabulous course I will definitely play her again just left a little bad taste in my mouth.. I just want it known the rest of the staff would have been a five-star John brought it down to a three-star all on his own


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/15/2017

Thank you for taking time to rate your experience at Kelly Plantation Golf Club. I am very pleased to hear that your experience with the Golf Course was a 5 star rating. We are certainly listening to your comment about the first tee host and I will do some research as to what could of possibly happened to make you feel this way. The staff is one of the most important parts of the golf experience here at Kelly Plantation and a breakdown in service can certainly affect that experience. We don't want that to happen, so I will personally take responsibility and see what we can do better so you don't feel that way again. Thank you again for all the kind words and we welcome you back to the Emerald Coast and Kelly Plantation Golf Club.


"Well manicured"


Charlie1017's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this through golf now and got a great deal and was able to get paired with someone who plays there, the starter was very helpful, the golf course was in perfect shape, the green were perfect, would definetly go back


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 10/17/2017

Thank you for the kind words and the effort you took to rate your experience here when you played. I was especially pleased to hear the course was in perfect shape and the greens were perfect. These are certainly great assets to our Golf Course, and to see that the starter was helpful really completes the overall package. Thank you again for allowing us some insight as to how we are doing. We are listening.



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