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In this section learn more about the history of the course and its hometown, see a selection of historic and current images of the course, learn about what the course is like today, and discover nearby historic sites.

Key West Golf Club

History

The Key West Country Club is located in the City of Key West in Monroe CountyIn the early 1920s, the City of Key West approved bonds for the construction of a municipal golf course. In 1923, the city purchased land on Stock Island and hired the golf course architectural firm of Langford and Moreau to design an 18-hole golf course.  On land described as ‘flatter than a pancake,’ Langford and Moreau designed a spectacular layout which included an island green and tee out in the Gulf of Mexico. During the same year, construction began on the island’s coral rock foundation.  Dynamite was used to blast away coral for the fairways. While holes were being completed, the City allowed golfers to play for free. Nine holes were officially opened in 1924. Langford & Moreau’s 18-hole plan was never completed. 

During the 1960’s, nine holes were added and in 1983, golf course architect Rees Jones and co-designer Keith Evans completely redesigned the entire golf course property. 

On October 24, 2005, Hurricane Wilma generated an eight-foot storm surge that flooded the Key West Golf Club with four feet of salt water and inundated the irrigation ponds with ocean water, leaving no source for fresh water.  However, the golf course remained open and some golfers even came out to play the day after the storm. In the summer of 2006 and 2007, the club rebuilt the greens on all 18 holes.

The Key West Golf Club is the southernmost golf course not only in Florida but in the continental United States.

1923 Newspaper Article Indicating Langford & Moreau as the Architects

Langford & Moreau's Plan for Key West Golf Course

Key West Golf Course Opening Day 1924

Key West Golf Course c1930s

Today

The Key West Golf Club is an 18-hole, par-70 golf course, featuring four sets of tees playing from 5,000 to 6,500 yards, will challenge players of all abilities. Located at the entrance to the island of Key West, the 200-acre club showcases stately palms, dense mangrove lined fairways, serene lakes and undulating muti-tiered greens. 

Key West Golf Club Aerial

Key West Golf Club 16th Hole

Golfers at Key West Golf Club

Key West Golf Club Layout

Local Knowledge

The golf course has several challenging holes, including the infamous 8th hole.  The par-3 "Mangrove Hole,” plays from a 129 to 185 yards, completely over a field of thickly intertwined tropical mangroves.

Key West Golf Club 8th Hole

Inside the Leather

Southernmost Point – After playing the southernmost golf course, visit the Southernmost Point in the continental United States. Erected in 1983, the larger than life concrete marker was designed to look like a buoy. Located at the corner of South Street and Whitehead Street, it has become one of the most visited and photographed attractions in Key West.  From here take a short walk to other Key West attractions such as the Fort Zachary Taylor State Park, Truman Little White House and the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum.

Key West Southernmost Point

Fort Zachary Taylor State Park

Harry S. Truman Little White House

Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum

Visit - Contact

Key West Golf Club

6450 East College Road
Key West, Florida 33040

6450 East College Road
Key West, Florida 33040

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Phone: 305.294.5232