SEMI-PRIVATE 18-HOLE GOLF COURSE
Located along the Choctawhatchee Bay in Destin, Florida, Kelly Plantation Golf Club is one of Destin’s premium golf experiences. Designed by Fred Couples and Gene Bates, this semi-private golf course features 18 captivating holes.
The overall layout is fun and encouraging for novice golfers from the forward tees, with hardly any forced carries; however, from the back tees, it’s an entirely different game. This golf course stretches 7,099 yards – a serious driving test for long hitters. The low-handicapper will find it a true test of golf where strategy and accuracy are vital to beating par.
Kelly Plantation rates high in scenic appeal. You’re sure to be mesmerized by hole No. 4’s spectacular, panoramic view of Choctawhatchee Bay—you may even see a dolphin or two. The surrounding Magnolias and Palmettos, native to the Northwest Florida region, add to the tranquil setting. You’ll observe miles of waterfront including 11 lakes—with the largest surrounding holes No. 9 and 18.
Kelly Plantation Golf Club is rich in history, too. This Destin golf course is located on the former site of a turpentine plantation owned by Mattie and Coleman Kelly. Many of the trees on the course still have holes located at the bottom where the turpentine was drained. The tees (other than the back ‘Couples’ tees) were named after the local vegetation found on the plantation—Plantation, Palmetto and Magnolia—which add to the charm of the course.
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18 Challenging Holes
GPS-Equipped Golf Carts
You'll have a clear visual of each hole and accurate yardage.
Extensive Practice Facilities
Take advantage of our driving range with target greens, chipping area with practice bunkers, and ten thousand square foot practice putting green. Range balls provided.
Enjoy our famous chilled apples served at the 10th tee box.
Winter Play Rates
Take advantage of our special winter rates beginning January 1st on select days. $55 plus tax per golfer.
Group rates are available by calling our Pro Shop. Follow us on Facebook for specials and discounted rates.
To help you fully prepare for your round, Kelly Plantation has a spacious hitting range which is conveniently located next to the No. 1 and 10 tee boxes. There are five elevated full-size greens with colored flags that designate the length of each shot depending on where the two-tiered practice tees are placed on a given day. On days when it rains, we offer a 100-foot long artificial turf hitting area to allow you to practice without damaging the turf.
You can practice your short game on our newly renovated TifEagle® Bermuda grass chipping green which is surrounded by two sand bunkers to practice your sand saves.
Our large putting green is always the same speed and consistency as the greens on the golf course.
Two people per cart. Cart drivers must have valid driver's license.
Cancellations require a 72-hour advance notice.
Metal spikes prohibited.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover.