Reimagine Killearn Country Club
Restoring Killearn Country Club as Tallahassee’s landmark golf and social experience.Learn More
This multi-phase project, led by entrepreneur and Tallahassee native David Cummings, together with local architects and engineers, is expected to be complete in 2024. Plans include renovation of the club’s main 18-hole championship course and practice facilities, along with an all-new clubhouse, restaurant, pool, tennis courts, and charming cottages for overnight visitors, among other upscale amenities.
The Killearn Country Club & Inn, built in 1967, was designed around an 18-hole championship golf course. The club was the centerpiece of Killearn Estates, a suburban development that was the first of its kind in Tallahassee. The club became a social hotspot for many of Tallahassee’s influential citizens and a sporting destination for the country’s best golfers. The club has hosted 21 PGA, four LPGA tournaments and many other professional events. From 1969 to 1982, the Club was home to the PGA’s Tallahassee Open, later the Centel Classic (’83-’89). Legendary golfers Arnold Palmer, Lee Trevino, Gary Player, Chi-Chi Rodriquez and other top golfers played in these tournaments.
In 2014, the club’s then-owner made a controversial decision to close the North Course (Narrows) and sell part of the property to a residential developer. Club members and Killearn residents objected and began a multi-year battle to preserve the golf course. The residential development never materialized, and in 2020 a group of club members incorporated as Killearn Golf Properties and raised private funds to buy the club. These new owners set out to repair aging facilities and stabilize the club’s finances. In 2022, Killearn Golf Properties sold the club to Tallahassee native David Cummings who is committed to the project and the community. Cummings is leading the plan to restore the Country Club, renovate the 18-hole championship course and practice facilities, along with an all-new clubhouse, restaurant, pool, tennis courts, and charming cottages for overnight stays among other upscale amenities.
The vision is to reimagine the Killearn Country Club in a way that will restore its position as Tallahassee’s landmark golf and social experience, while preserving the character of the neighborhood and instilling pride in club members and residents.
We welcome members from across Tallahassee and beyond. You don’t have to live in Killearn to become a member. Details on membership plans will be determined during the closure and shared widely with current and potential members.
Entrepreneur David Cummings, a Tallahassee native who grew up in Killearn Estates is the new owner. David is making a multi-million dollar investment to reimagine the club, including the creation of new recreational facilities and social experiences.
We’re paying special attention to the golf experience. You can expect plush, well-maintained grounds and thoughtful improvements to the course layout. The plan includes amenities such as short game practice areas, a longer driving range and smart features like cart GPS and TrackerMan technology. We are working with a renowned golf architect and are excited to preserve the legacy of this historic hometown course. The golf course will appeal to golf enthusiasts from the Big Bend and beyond.
The new Killearn Country Club will feature state-of-the-art tennis and pickleball courts perfectly suited for friendly matches, league play, tournaments and one-on-one instruction from one of our pros.
Families will love the all-new swimming pool with poolside dining options and ample deck seating.
An entirely new clubhouse will be constructed, featuring an upscale lounge with an approachable atmosphere, plus an impressive dining area offering views of the course, a full-service menu, special holiday offerings and space for private parties. The club will once again host annual social and dining events as well as regular golf and tennis tournaments.
The club and all current amenities will close for approximately 18 months on Sept. 6, 2022, while local architects, engineers and builders bring this vision to fruition.
In homage to the Inn that previously operated on the property, the new club owner is exploring the concept of creating a small cluster of charming cottages for overnight guests as part of the future plans..
You may have seen signs, received a letter or heard about potential rezoning of the area. Club owners are seeking to rezone more than 260 acres of golf course property to Open Space, reversing a previous owner’s plan to use part of the course for new home sites. This will bring the area into alignment with the Tallahassee-Leon County Comprehensive Plan and make it possible to create a premier destination-style golf course and country club that will fulfill the desires of current club members and attract golf enthusiasts from the Big Bend and beyond.
Entrepreneur and Tallahassee native David Cummings is making a multi-million dollar investment of private funds to reimagine the club. The project does not use any tax dollars or public funds.
ReimagineKillearnCC.com is your best source of information regarding project updates. If you would like to get updates via email, please subscribe below. Additionally, we’ll meet with neighborhood groups and community leaders throughout the project to share progress and build excitement for the reimagined Killearn Country Club.
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