Kelly Plantation Golf Club
Kelly Plantation Golf Club
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6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
The outstanding conditions and facilities at this par-72, 7,099-yard golf course are topped only by the spectacular views of the Choctawhatchee Bay, where you may even spot a playful porpoise or two. Clubhouse features a full bar with amazing views of golf course. Lunch served daily 11am-3pm; Sunday Brunch with a la carte items
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4.0 of 5 bubbles118 reviews
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Espeelark
Cincinnati, OH39 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Nice enough course but really didn't appreciate being harassed by the Ranger numerous times during our round telling us to speed it up. When we pointed out that we were waiting on people ahead of us, he said "I know but I was told to go out and tell everyone to speed it up".
That's what you get when its only 9 minutes between tee times!
The Starter told us to be sure to take a photo at the spectacular, panoramic view of Choctawhatchee Bay on Hole No. 4, but felt uncomfortable to do so because we had a flight behind us.
Paid way to much to be harassed like that. Never again.
Written October 23, 2022
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Robert B
Lubbock, TX65 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Full service golf club. Very friendly for sure. Course is in excellent shape. 4* for price, debatable I know but $200 per round seems high comparable to top quality in the area. Course is 5 star no doubt. Would come back for more !! Club house well stocked and driving range great.
Written July 4, 2023
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Jon w
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This course is in really rough shape with 6-7 temporary tee locations (typically in between tee boxes), fungus / patchy greens, and inconsistent care of the turf around the vicinity of the greens. This course used to be the crown jewel in the Destin area. The layout & views are a great attraction to a great layout. It will take some investment, major TLC, and likely some new leadership to get this course back to its top condition. It is my opinion this used to be one of the crown jewel courses in the Destin area. I truly hope this course can return to its earlier condition.
Written April 3, 2024
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Everydayold golfer
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
A great golf course. The guy who checked us in should not be in a pro shop. Jim the attendant an the driving range and The beverage lady should be put in charge. The attendants by the bag drop should be escorted off the course .
Written October 25, 2020
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LikesGoodFood217
Clarkston, MI7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Golfed in mid February 2024 at Kelly with my son, daughter-in-law and grandson. We were all looking forward to golfing on a beautiful course.
We got there and found that one hole was closed, about 7 holes had tee boxes that were real close, and the greens were in bad shape.
We didn’t know this when we booked. We were told after we got there, and there was nothing to be done but play. Where else would we have found a tee time when we were there ready to go.
It made our golfing experience less than desirable. My husband who booked the tee time called to complain, and they didn’t care. We don’t plan to go back.
Written February 17, 2024
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Elizabeth E
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
From the second we stepped on the property we were treated with kindness and competence. The course was in excellent condition, the fairways firm and the greens fast. We felt the course was playable and challenging from all sets of tees. The driving range and practice green were top notch. Head pro John Townsend was informative and friendly. The whole team obviously takes a lot of pride in their quality operation. Ashton Crowe, the Director of operations chatted with us afterwards while we had a drink. We just felt really welcomed. We look forward to playing again at Kelly plantation as soon as possible
Written November 27, 2022
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042143
Glen Carbon, IL450 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
My son and I played this course Feb 1 despite the cold temp and 25 mph winds. The starter was super nice and explained the course, restrooms, water holes and even to watch out for bald eagles and their nest on #10.
I do not remember ever playing on such large greens and they were lightening fast but in great shape. Fairways were ok but attribute that to time of year. Staff in clubhouse were very nice and were all masked Would like to play here again.
Written February 3, 2021
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wrbattarbee
Houston, TX3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2011 • Couples
have played Kelly Plantation for many years on annual vacation with family and enjoyed it immensely, not this year.... the staff was snarly at best and the course was in terrible shape. They should have at least warned us that they had completely scalpeled several fairways on the front nine prior to play.A complete waste of money
if you are looking for great golf in the area, try San Destin- The Raven, Baytowne, and the private course(Burnt Pine) were in excellent condition, the green fees comparable or less than Kelly and the staff were all delightful.
Written July 29, 2011
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Travelin_Man23
Downers Grove, IL170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2011
We had poor weather the day we golfed there but this excellent course was still in excellent condition. Despite the rain, the drink card was out! The rain kept the crowds away so nobody was behind or in front of us.

The staff made us feel like members, not guests. I would golf here again in a heartbeat.
Written April 9, 2011
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Nathan
Lexington, KY203 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
Have been coming to the 30A area for 19 years and had always wanted to play Kelly Plantation. Although many of the nicer courses in this area are expensive (>$100), our 11:30 tee time was $89 which is very fair, as the course was in great shape. Greens are fast and true, fairways and traps were excellent. I rented clubs for $59 (Taylor Made). I found the staff friendly and helpful overall. Our round took just under 4 hours. I would rate this a 4.5; having played some top courses I would say the condition of the course was excellent, but would not put it in the special category or very top tier of courses. However, best I have played in this area.
Written April 4, 2018
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