Key West Golf Club

3.0784352941 3.1 stars from 5 (6)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6531 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 72.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6531 yards 72.4 134
Blue 72 6035 yards 70.1 131
Gold 72 5448 yards 67.3 124
Red (W) 70 5025 yards 69.5 125

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.9 stars from 5
Value: 1.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 2.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 2.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 6 Reviews
5 stars:
1
4 stars:
0
3 stars:
5
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

5 out of 6 reviews


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"Iguana Country"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

This course is half golf course and half zoo with birds and iguanas running around everywhere. Had to slam the brakes on the golf cart a few times to avoid hitting the lizards, and wait for them to move away from balls in the fairway, rough (see photo), and to clear tee boxes. Some were small, others are huge.

As for the course itself, it's here or nothing in Key West, and they know it. That said, it's top dollar for very subpar conditions tee to green. I know they've had a lot of rain recently, and the course obviously does not drain well. But it's pure supply and demand to pay $100 for these conditions - lots of dead spots even on greens, sand traps full of water or mud, and it's just ugly to look at. Staff was ok, nothing special. Was a bit of a pain to get in through security in an Uber.

The layout itself has potential, with some tight driving holes. Greens are tricky, especially if you're on the wrong side of the hole.

If there was somewhere else to play I would say go elsewhere. But there's not. So if you want to golf while in Key West you're stuck here. Just don't expect too much, except for the high price tag and animal kingdom.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



"interesting and challenging"


Fred1954272's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

I've been to Key West many times but never played the golf course.From the highway it looks like any short uninteresting flat muni.I was pleasantly surprised to find many holes with water, mangroves, doglegs and challenging shots.The greens were also in good shape .Maybe my experience was tainted by the fact that I shot my handicap (12) and did not lose a ball. I will be back again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Be Conservative"


baw12's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

The listed difference between back tees (blue ~6500) and middle tees (white ~6000) is only 500, but difficulty level is disproportionately more.

There is very little room for inaccurate shots (essentially target golf). Fairways are very tight and trouble(mangroves, homes, streets...) lurking everywhere (particularly on front-9). Errant drives will almost always lead to penalties. Ball will either be gone or found, but nestled within large exposed tree roots or rocks (not playable).

Many large bunkers on every hole. Expect multiple sand shots over the course of the round. The sand is actually a cement/rock/mud like mixture. Even if you hit the green, the ball often rolls into the traps.

In Summary:

Only course around so it's here or no golf. My advice would be to play the whites and leave driver in bag (unless you are low single digits). If you want a lower score, play conservatively.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Golfing in the Keys"


silcoxd's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I golf Key West every time I visit,about 5 to 6 times a year,it seems every time the course is in better shape.The course is a little on the tough side for me .the seanery is great and the wild life in something to be seen,the cart girl is there pretty often,I,ve had a few lessens from the pro and he seems to be very good and working with people an there weekness,staf is very friendly,love playing there


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good holiday course"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2015
First time playing Paired up at course Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I played Key West in the company of a gentleman from Maryland. We both enjoyed playing the course and agreed that it was a good vacation course. Sufficiently challenging but nothing too hard. The infamous 8th hole is a straight forward par 3. Just hit your shot and remember it is a par 3 so you need to hit the green ! Do that and two putts later you have your par !!<br/> The course could do with a bit more maintenance but generally it was in reasonable condition.<br/> If you are that far down in the Keys then why not play the course and see for yourself.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Reasonable course, pricey for what it was."


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

We were delayed for 30 minutes beyond our booked tee time (even though it was 1020). Staff obviously tried hard to get us on.

Layout and conditions OK, but the 8th (par 3, 150 yards) is silly - no bail out for short hitters e.g. ladies, and really scary for anyone, especially into the prevailing breeze.

We saw the drinks cart only once

Not really best value for money, but I suppose that it's a looooong way from the next course, so it's a bit of a captive market. Nice to say we played there, and for once, I bought a logo golf shirt!


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




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