Killearn Country Club will close next month for redevelopment of course


David Cummings is providing the cash and the vision to reinvent Killearn Country Club, steps which he believes will re-establish the site’s position as an iconic golf course and social experience.

The past is invaluable and important too. The Tallahassee native plans to sneak in one last round of golf at his childhood course before it closes Sept. 6.

“Oh yeah, I’ll be there with a bunch of pals from Atlanta and we’re going to play it one last time,” said Cummings, who grew up in Killearn Estates and says he’s played the course so many times. that he knows every hole and every place to hit or miss.

“We feel really good. Obviously there are a lot of moving parts.”


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David Cummings

Cummings, 42, who attended and played golf at Lincoln High (graduating 1998) and is an Atlanta-based tech entrepreneur, bought the club for $2.6 million last March.

Open since the transaction, the club will close on September 6 for approximately 18 months. Other amenities (swimming pool, clubhouse, etc.) will be closed for 30 months.

One of Cummings’ first initiatives was to rezone more than 260 acres of golf courses into open space. This would reverse a previous owner’s plan to use part of the course for new hospitality sites.

Cummings also recently announced that CW Golf Architecture, a golf course and landscape architecture firm founded by Chris Wilczynski, ASGCA, will lead the renovations to the 18- and 9-hole courses and practice facilities.

“Working with a canvas like this is a dream,” Wilczynski told Golf Course

“The natural and classic elements like its mature oaks and pines, and the wider fairways will allow us to define unique angles that create interesting and strategic golf holes. It’s a special club and it’s a privilege to be part of this fantastic team.

Franklin County Golf Coach and Athletic Director Scott Collins (standing) chats with his two daughters Melanie and Megan and an assistant coach after a game at Killearn Country Club.

Additionally, MacCurrach Golf Construction, Inc., a Jacksonville-based golf course builder, will serve as the general contractor.

Two Tallahassee firms – Moore Bass Consulting and DAG Architects – will also be involved in the design and construction of the site, including a new clubhouse and restaurant.

Non-golf facilities will also include state-of-the-art tennis and pickleball courts, a new swimming pool and overnight chalets.

Killearn was originally designed by Bill Amick in 1967.

“It’s full steam ahead,” Cummings said, noting that the course is an important part of club and neighborhood history.

Club related updates can be found here: Q&A from WEBSITE

FAMU Baseball Head Coach Jamey Shouppe chats with Malachi Mitchell.

FAMU golf tournament to benefit baseball

The annual golf tournament that supports baseball’s FAMU is scheduled for Friday at the Quincy Golf Club.

The registration fee of $100 per player includes lunch.

Start of registration at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon and departure at 1 p.m.

For more information, contact the Quincy Golf Club (850-627-931), Mark Arno (402-203-2139) or Doug Craven (850-570-0964).

Make checks payable to the FAMU baseball team.

Contact Jim Henry at [email protected]


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