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3.8
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6500
Slope 127
Rating 71.9
Type Public
Formerly known as Sombrero Country Club.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
#5 72 6500 yards 71.9 127
#4 72 6087 yards 69.8 125
#3 72 5462 yards 66.9 118
#3 (W) 72 5462 yards 72.7 121
#2 (W) 72 5130 yards 70.8 117
#1 (W) 72 4382 yards 65.8 112
Scorecard for Sombrero
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 70.6/127 516 206 414 377 185 414 481 161 376 3130 538 411 384 203 408 488 162 348 397 3339 6469
White M: 69.0/122 506 189 398 362 175 398 460 153 363 3004 533 384 339 180 380 457 156 335 348 3112 6116
Red W: 70.4/119 392 135 376 342 123 335 393 145 327 2568 434 364 316 141 297 400 132 320 262 2666 5234
Handicap 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Par 5 3 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 35 5 4 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 36 71

Course Details

Year Built 1960
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Mark Mahannah (1960) Kipp Schulties (2018)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

2.2
6

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Patio Dining 1
Course Challenges Include:
Forced Carries 1
Thick Rough 1
Water Hazards 1
This course/club is great for:
Beginners 2
Advanced Golfers 1
Locals 1
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Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Still a cow pasture

New owners said in Sept 2013 they were budgeting $200,000 per hole for renovations. May 1, 2014 was to start construction and to improve the golf course..."so by 2015 season the recreational facilities are in place while we build the hotel and cottages." This is the 2017 season and none of this has even been started. Greens are greatly improved, however starting to have issues once again.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Average
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Poor
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Improving Every Day

Sombrero CC was purchased and made public as Florida Keys Country Club.. New greenskeeper and staff are doing a great job. It is a fairly easy track but has its nuances and some testy par 3's. The attitude of the staff is great - you can tell that there is something new going on here. Great food in the Harbor View Café as well.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Story of 2 courses

If you live in the FL Keys there aren't very many places to play. Sombrero Country Club is now FL Keys Country Club. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The cart guys will even clean you clubs at the end of your round. You don't see that much at the lower end courses. At $45 for twilight, which starts at 2 during daylight savings time and 1 during standard time is not too bad. The front 9 and the back 9 are two totally different courses. The front nine is really rough. Some fairways are in really bad shape. However, of the two the front nine is more challenging as there are quite a few water hazards which are usually hidden by hedges. Watch our for #7 as there is a water hazard not marked by a hedge between 200 and 250 yds from the tee box depending on which tee you play. There are 5 tees to play from. The one good thing about the front 9 is that the greens are in pretty decent shape. On the back 9 it's a whole different story. Fairways are in great shape. The holes are not very challenging and pretty straight forward. The greens are very well taken care of as well. I usually play on Saturday and I rarely have a problem walking on and the pace of play is excellent. I usually can finish a round of 18 in 2.5 hours. With very few options for golf in the Fl Keys, I do enjoy playing the FL Keys CC. It's no Doral but is a fun course and relatively inexpensive. Oh one last thing, watch out for the iguanas. They like to get in the way when you putt sometimes.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Average
Course Conditions Average
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

TERRIBLE

They should be embarassed to try to pass this place off as a golf course. They said they went public about 10 or 11 months ago I thought it would be a nice to play while I,m on vacation. The price $89.00 plus tax $97.00 total. Ifeel they owe me about $95.00 back.Course was not marked at all, the greens were in terrible shape. The grass needed to be cut, where there was grass.Dirt and bare spots everywhere. Did not know where the next hole was on at least 5 or 6 holes. Did not even finish, was so disgusted.
Staff Friendliness Poor
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Poor
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Poor
Course Layout Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Overpriced for a very poor course

The course and club has been sold and is now trading under a new name - Keys Colony Country Club. I was extremely disappointed by the condition of the course. In fact I would say it is has to be the worst kept course I have played in almost 40 years of playing golf. It makes the modest municipal courses I started playing in Glasgow in the 60's look like Augusta ! I only hope the new owners do fulfil their promises of renovating the course.
Staff Friendliness Fair
Quality of food & beverage Poor
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Poor
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Worst ever

playing a round here was the worst golf I haver played in over a thousand rounds played. Course needs and my understanding will be renovated. The problem is they charge you 90/round to play and don't really tell you how awful the conditions are. The course is "ground under repair" EVERYWHERE! Course should not be open at this point. Just the worst. Stopped keeping score. Was brutal
Staff Friendliness Fair
Pace of Play Poor
Off-course amenities Poor
Course Conditions Poor
Value for the Money Poor

Stay & Play Offers

$110 Starting price
Valid dates: Aug 13, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
The Penn Ohio Golf Trail consists of courses mainly in Western PA and Northeast Ohio. What sets us apart is that we offer 29 different courses; including 4 private, members-only country clubs, 2 former LPGA courses, and many of the top courses in Ohio and Pennsylvania (including Pennsylvania’s #1 public course – Olde Stonewall). We offer 4 Mansions (for groups of 2 to 36), 10 hotels and customer service beyond any major resort. Our Mansions feature large common areas, pool tables, poker tables, big screen TV’s with the luxury of the entire group together in a large home setting.
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