September 8, 2023 In this update, we’ll take a tour of the 18-hole Championship Course renovation using some recent aerial photos. We’re excited to show you how the course is shaping up. It’s still a work in progress, with turfgrass getting established on fairways and greens. As work continues on ponds and course facilities, we’ll […]Read More
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The multi-phase renovation of The Killearn Club, formerly Killearn Country Club, is expected to be complete in 2024. Entrepreneur and Tallahassee native David Cummings is leading the project, together with local architects and engineers. Plans include renovation of the 18-hole Championship Course and practice facilities, a new 9-hole course, The Clover, as well as an all-new clubhouse, restaurant, pool, tennis courts, and charming cottages for overnight visitors, among other upscale amenities.
As part of our work to restore Tallahassee’s landmark golf and social experience, Killearn Country Club & Inn will become The Killearn Club. The new name and look pay homage to the Club’s 50-year history and roots in Tallahassee, and Celtic heritage. The look includes a signature logomark inspired by the Club’s legacy, as well […]Read More
The private road, Tyron Pass, from Tyron Circle to Jonathan Landing Dr will be closed throughout Club renovations.
Active Construction Site
During all phases of renovations the Club grounds and course will be an active construction site. Members, residents and visitors will not be permitted on the property for any reason due to safety concerns. This includes golf course property behind many homes. Ensuring the safety of Club neighbors, children and pets is our priority, which is why we need to take these precautions.
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. In 2023, the renovation team announced that Killearn Country Club will become The Killearn Club.
The vision for the Killearn Club is to restore Tallahassee’s landmark golf and social experience, while preserving the character of the neighborhood and instilling pride in 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.
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.
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.
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