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KEY ROYALE GOLF CLUB

@BR Boxtext bold lede colon:LOCATION: 700 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach.

PHONE: 778-3055.

WEB SITE: www.keyroyaleclub.com.

WHO PLAYS HERE?: Private executive. Between 600-700 members.

RATES: Guests must play with members; $12 for nine holes, $16 for 18 holes.

YEAR BUILT/ARCHITECT: 1965/Jim Cochran.

HOLES: 9.

PRACTICE FACILITIES: Hitting net, putting green and chipping area.

PAR/YARDAGE: Blue, 32/2,066; White, 32/1,978; Red, 32/1,833.

HEAD PRO: Danny Williams.

DIRECTIONS: West on Manatee Avenue to Gulf Drive N. Turn right and go one mile to Marina Drive. Turn right and go a half-mile to Key Royale Drive. Course is at the end of Key Royale Drive on the left.

HOLE TO REMEMBER: No. 2 is a 305-yard dogleg test with a lake on the right. Players are discouraged from attempting to drive the green because it is not visible from the tee.

UNFORGETTABLE: The par-4 holes are short but tricky, featuring greens that slope from back to front and are easy to three-putt.

INSIDE INFO: The offices and kitchen areas have been renovated. The course was originally called School Key and was swampland until developer Bill Lee dredged the bay to build it.

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