When one thinks of Florida bucket-list golf, the candidates often include the likes of TPC Sawgrass, the Blue Monster course at Trump Doral and Innisbrook’s Copperhead.
But how would you like to tell your friends you teed it up at the southernmost golf course in the United States?
Yes, Key West has golf, and very good golf at that, in the Rees Jones-designed Key West Golf Club. With 200 foliage-filled acres to work with, Jones carved out a terrific 6,500-yard par-70 course with all the beauty one would expect from a Caribbean setting.
If you want to get serious about your game there, you can – Key West Golf Club offers two-day schools featuring morning instruction sessions with computerized analysis and afternoons with instruction and play on the course. So even in the most laid-back of Florida settings, you can shave a few strokes.
I have to confess, I haven’t been to the Keys yet, but when I do I’ll be one of those guys who hits the Key West Golf Club before the beach or Duval Street. Just such a cool course to have on my resume.
If you go
Key West Golf Club
6450 E. College Road