|Combination P/P||72||6134 yards||70.1||123|
|Combination P/S||72||5664 yards||68.0||119|
|Couples M: 74.6/137||373||560||165||401||443||548||410||194||439||3533||550||411||240||525||446||150||447||207||590||3566||7099|
|Plantation M: 71.6/128||353||530||157||371||390||497||376||165||375||3214||520||387||181||479||421||138||423||183||507||3239||6453|
|Combination I M: 70.1/123||353||492||157||319||361||497||376||165||347||3067||455||387||181||479||386||138||382||183||476||3067||6134|
|Palmetto M: 69.1/121||321||492||140||319||361||469||340||155||347||2944||455||356||155||445||386||132||382||173||476||2960||5904|
|Combination II M: 68.0/119||321||460||140||301||329||469||340||155||316||2831||425||356||155||445||347||132||330||173||470||2833||5664|
|Sterling M: 66.9/117 W: 71.8/127||290||460||132||301||329||416||312||126||316||2682||425||332||150||437||347||123||330||140||470||2754||5436|
|Magnolia M: 65.0/112 W: 69.3/119||254||428||104||280||322||372||291||120||298||2469||392||311||117||404||328||97||306||128||437||2520||4989|
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Course was overbooked and we were sent off first tee as a fivesome. First time in 30 years of golf that has ever happened to us. Starter more lor less told us he had no choice due to the volume of play. Considering cost and reputation of this
Course, I was disappointed and will not return. This is my first negative review I have ever posted. John
John, thank you for sharing your experience with me. During the winter months we extend a special offer for our Northern guest and many patrons come to enjoy the golf course. We try and accommodate each person that spends their hard earned money here at Kelly Plantation Golf Club. In doing so the "Winter Play Days" are very popular. It is not our policy to make 5-somes out of guest so I will review this with my staff. Thank you for making me aware of this so we can better serve our very important guest in the future. It is my job to listen to each guest and how they were treated while playing here. It is the only way we get better at what we do. I would like it if you returned so we can make your experience one to remember in a good way. I am sure you would agree that the golf course is in fantastic condition and our staff really cares about each friend they meet here. My name is Ashton Crowe and I am the Head P.G.A. Golf Professional here. I would like to meet you. I think you would enjoy playing again.
Great Golf Experience!
First time playing this course. Excellent value on Mon, Wed and Fridays where the fee is $55. The staff are very friendly and the head pro took time to talk to us about the course. Very nice man. The pro shop has good quality items. Several of the staff warned us about the speed of the greens...and they were right...they were very fast but true. The layout of the course is great and the conditions were excellent considering it is February. The entire golf experience was great and this has become one of our favourite courses in the Sandestin area. If you enjoy the game of golf I would highly recommend that you play here...you won’t be disappointed., We will be back.
It was certainly nice meeting you all. I was pleased that you felt the course lived up to the expectations we spoke of before the round. It is nice when our guest come in the golf shop and engage us in conversation. Getting to know our guest allows us to provide the service and hospitality that each person that plays here deserves. We certainly hope you make this a stop every year as you visit the Emerald Coast. Safe travels back up North friends. Head P.G.A. Golf Professional Ashton Crowe
Excellent conditions, greens were true and very fast today. Always make a point to play this course every year I am in the area....it is a must play and it did not disappoint this year!
Thank you so very much for the great review. The Tif-Eagle greens are in terrific condition rolling smooth and at a good pace so everyone can enjoy them. We appreciate our Northern friends coming down to the Emerald Coast every year. We look forward to giving them what we feel is a golf experience second to none. Thank you again for taking time to tell us how we are Head P.G.A. Golf doing. We are listening!!! Professional Ashton Crowe
This is a great course!! The greens were in great shape for January and were nice and fast. Our group played in about 3 hours and 45 minutes which was perfect. I had a great time and hope to play this course again!!!!
It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed our golf course in an amount of time that felt comfortable. We are in terrific condition so thank you for commenting on that. There are many wonderful golf courses in the area so we appreciate you playing here. We try and give a golf experience second to none with our service and award winning facility. We hope to see you again soon!!! Head P.G.A. Golf Professional, Ashton Crowe
Lots of roll on drives, greens are in great shape and fast. Hope to play Kelly Plantation again.
Its great to see your drive roll out after landing from a well struck tee ball. The greens are receptive to shots especially with it being the month of January. Thank you for taking time to tell us about your golf experience while playing here. Believe me that we are listening. Please come back soon, friend. Head P.G.A. Golf Professional Ashton Crowe.
Cold and Windy Day
It was a challenging day to play with temp. in the 40's and stiff northerly wind blowing, but the course was in great condition overall; staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful; and pace of play was great. Always enjoy playing here.
Good Ole Southern hospitality is something you will find once you enter the gates of Kelly Plantation Golf Club. We have an amazing golf course and we want each patron to feel like an old friend while they are here. The game of golf is something we treat with great respect, from its deep tradition to the skill it takes to play it. While holding this close to us we try and make the experience one to remember for each person that chooses to spend their hard earned money here. Thank you for the kind words and taking time out of your day to tell us how we are doing. It is a pleasure to serve you. Please come back the next time you visit the Emerald Coast. Head P.G.A. Golf Professional Ashton Crowe
Wonderful layout! Challenging and fun! Truly a must play!
Thank you for the kind review of our Golf Course. The main thing to achieve is to have fun while playing and it seems like mission accomplished!!! We really appreciate the recommendation to play. We get many return guest each year based on word of mouth reviews. We are pleased you were one on the guest that pass this along. Please come back soon and enjoy another round of golf at Kelly Plantation Golf Club. Head P.G.A. Golf Professional, Ashton Crowe
Tour Quality Greens
After much rain this year, this course clearly drains incredibly well. Greens are the BEST on the Gulf Coast...period.
We are very fortunate to have a golf course that expels water like it does. It allows us to stay off the cart paths when rain is in abundance. This makes for a great day of golf when other courses can be a sloppy mess. You said it all in your review. In my opinion a golf course is "good" when it has nice tee boxes and clean cut fairways but a golf course is "GREAT" when you have terrific greens. We have it all here at Kelly Plantation Golf Course so thank you for recognizing that! We look forward to your next visit here at Kelly Plantation Golf Club. Head P.G.A. Golf Professional, Ashton Crowe.
Great Times Again
I always get a chance to play this course when I am down for Christmas Holidays.
It’s a great layout and good challenge.
Greens were slick today which I like faster is better.
Play this course. You will enjoy it.
Happy NEW YEAR!!! It is great to know that you enjoy this course each time you are in for the Holidays. We greatly appreciate the loyalty of our patrons. Many of them I have seen over the many years I have been here and I have been fortunate to call them friends. Golf can provide many opportunities like that and we are happy to be a part of yours each year. We hope your new year is full of genuine happiness and prosperity. See you next Christmas, friend. Head P.G.A. Golf Professional Ashton Crowe.
Best Day Ever
course was a little wet from recent rains, but it was still 90 degree rule. I went off at 10:54 a.m. and did not see anyone until 10th hole. Foursome was nice enough to let me play through and finished round in 3 hours. course condition was perfect with 60 degree weather. Best Day Ever
Thank you for the review of your round here at Kelly Plantation Golf Club. "BEST DAY EVER", wow we like to hear that for sure. The course is in terrific shape and we are ready for our Northern friends to come play this year. We are glad to know that proper golf etiquette was observed by the four-some in front of you. That is something we certainly like. Please come back the next time you are down from Tennessee, we would like to try and top your BEST DAY EVER!!! Head P.G.A. Golf Professional Ashton Crowe
November in Destin
Course in great shape for late Nov. Greens roll true and speed is moderate too fast. No bad lies in fairways. Played this course 2nd year in a row and plan to make it an annual event during family Thanksgiving week in Destin.
Thank you for your High Rating of the golf course. It fell short of the 5-star rating we strive for but your review was very kind and appreciated. The next time you are in please stop by my office and say hello. I would like to thank you in person for being a loyal patron of Kelly Plantation Golf Club. It is always nice to put a face with the guest that spend their hard earned money here. My name is Ashton Crowe and I am the Head P.G.A. Golf Professional here at Kelly Plantation Golf Club. See you next year sir.
Thank you for spending your hard earned dollars here at Kelly Plantation Golf Club. I see where you gave us the highest ranking we can achieve in the 5 stars, but what makes this truly rewarding is the excellence by STAFF FRIENDLINESS. With all the wonderful Golf Courses in the area we want each person that steps on the grass here to feel appreciated and it looks like we are succeeding in that. Thank you for the acknowledgement. Head P.G.A. Golf Professional Ashton Crowe
Kelly Plantation is a fun and challenging layout. Tiff Eagle greens are superb; very fast! Overall course condition is excellent. Highly recommend for all player levels of capability.
I have to say I am truly honored as the Head P.G.A. Golf Professional to see that our patrons enjoy playing here so much. Each time I get to read these reviews I get a sense of pride working here. To know that we are truly providing a fun atmosphere for our guest and members is so rewarding. Taking time to tell us about your experience means so much to all of us here at Kelly Plantation Golf Club. Thank you for doing such. Ashton Crowe P.G.A.
Played this in our annual golf trip this Nov. While some other courses in the area had issues with over saturation Kelly played real well. Course had a nice layout with some real challenging holes. Was a real windy day which made it harder. Staff was great. The entire group had a great time
Mr. Lynch, thank you for returning to play this year with your group. We always enjoy hosting your event. It is always nice to see you and your friends enjoy the golf course. We pride ourselves on consistency both with staff friendliness and outstanding course conditions. Whether you play in the spring, summer, or winter we always try and provide the same award winning golf course we are known for. Thank you for your loyalty and playing with us each year. You and your group are very appreciated. We look forward to seeing you next year my friend. Ashton Crowe P.G.A. Head Golf Professional.
A must play
Planned my trip to Destin several months ago. Watched the golf channel special on this course and knew I wanted to play it on my trip. Played it on 11/07 for my 45th birthday and me and two buddies played in a little under 3:30 minutes. Course was in amazing condition, fairways lush, bunkers fluffy and greens receptive fast and true. Was worth the value and a must play when in Destin.
First of all Happy Birthday!!! We are honored to of been a small part in your special day. Thank you for watching the show "18 Holes with Jimmy Hanlin and Natalie Gulbis" The show airs throughout the year highlighting Kelly Plantation Golf Club with having Holly Saunders replace Natalie Gulbis during the shoot. It was certainly a fun experience for all involved. We were humbled to be chosen to be on national television and receive the accolades we did. It sounds like pace of play was great during your round. We know that is a very important part of the overall experience and enjoyment of the game. The course has really been a pleasure to play for many others as well. Like yourself they feel the course is in the shape they expect, even exceeding it in some areas. While we realize golf can be pricey we want our guest to see that attention to detail that or Turf Care department puts in to insure the course is in terrific shape. The greens are one of our best attributes, as they were put in about three years ago with the very versatile and receptive Tif-Eagle Bermuda grass. We felt this was our best option for new greens after consulting with several course architects. They have as purest roll as you are going to find anywhere on the Emerald Coast. Please come back on your next visit and enjoy another day here at Kelly Plantation Golf Club. Your review of your day with us is very appreciated. Head P.G.A. Golf Professional Ashton Crowe
Second time playing Kelly. It’s a bit pricey compared to other ones around, but in good shape and well maintained. Staff is helpful and friendly. Pace was a little slow this time. Apparently super busy and just couldn’t hold to target pace. Fun to play. Couples does some great things with the optics on the course. GPS on cart. Very helpful.
Thank you for the kind words and taking time to tell us about your round of golf. We use your feedback to get better at what we do and what we offer our members and guest. Golf can be very pricey. Keeping the course in the terrific shape it is in definitely cost money to do so. We try and keep the value of your hard earned dollar going a long way here. The full time Pace of Play Marshall is on the course from 9am-close of business making sure each group is spaced out appropriately They rake bunkers and tend flags for golfers that are falling behind an appropriate pace. This allows our guest to catch up and not to feel rushed. Some days that are busy it can become a challenge. We always make sure that everyone enjoys their round to the best of our ability. I am glad you recognized this in your review. The Golf Course is designed for all skill levels to enjoy, from the novice to the scratch player. We have 5 sets of tees for everyone to choose from. I am glad you enjoyed the day with us. Please come back again the next time you are in town and thank you for your insight into your round of golf at Kelly Plantation Golf Club. Head P.G.A. Golf Professional Ashton Crowe
Thank you for rating your experience here as 5-STARS. We strive to make sure each person that chooses to play here gets their money worth as golf can be expensive. To have you choose to play here means a lot as there are so many wonderful golf courses in the area. We look forward to seeing you again. Head P.G.A. Golf Professional Ashton Crowe.