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Championship Golf

The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel is known for its award-winning beaches, world famous shelling, spectacular sunsets and all the best that Mother Nature has to offer. The area also provides a golf mecca with championship courses and an endless selection of choices available year-round in this tropical paradise. All courses work to protect the area’s esteemed wildlife and several have won awards for their commitment to the preservation of the environment. From golf resorts to public municipal courses to exclusive clubs that allow public play, area courses provide opportunities for golfers of all levels.

According to the National Golf Foundation, the area is eighth in the nation for golf holes per capita, with an endless list of choices and quality layouts that make golf easily accessible to visitors. Most accommodations in the area will recommend courses and arrange golfing for their guests. Many courses offer club rentals to assist travelers with airline baggage restrictions. Visitors may also select from the extensive list of public courses.

The Old Corkscrew Golf Club - Jack Nicklaus Signature Course

17320 Corkscrew Rd, Estero, FL 33928

Number of holes: 18
Course type: Semi-private, welcome unaccompanied guests
Par: 72
Yardage: 5,200 women’s tees – 7,400 men’s championship tees
Rates: $60-$90 offseason (May-Sept) / $135-$185 in season (Oct-March)
Golf Course Designer: Jack Nicklaus
Open to the public: Yes
Rentals/ Loaners: $50 per set of clubs

*Unique Feature(s): The course rests on 275 acres of natural preserve and pine trees. It is highly regarded as one of the best in the area, and was listed as a “must play” by Golf Magazine in 2011. The area’s only stand-alone Jack Nicklaus Signature Course. -MORE-

Certified with the Audubon seal of approval, Old Corkscrew Golf Club’s location still reflects its original natural setting, complete with stands of cypress, magnificently tall pines, mature oaks and nesting colonies of  wood storks, egrets and herons, just to name a few.
Fewer than two percent of courses around the world have been named a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.

Captiva Island Golf Club (South Seas Island Resort)

5400 Plantation Rd., Captiva Island 33924
Number of Holes: 9
Par: 27 
Yardage: 1,394
Rates: $73
Golf Course Designer- Re-designed by Chip Powell, Gene Bates, and Jerry Heard. 
Open to the Public: Is available for play by guest of the South Seas Resort only
Rentals/Loaners: Yes~ Feature top-of-the-line Nike club rentals for both men and women, as well as junior golfers 

*Unique Feature(s): Allows views of either the Gulf of Mexico or Pine Island Sound from any hole. Situated in the Northern part of Captiva Island, it is ranked one of the Top-Five Short Courses in the world by the Professional Golfers Association. It is the only gold course on Captiva. Features custom rock work, Paspalum turf and bahia grass.

The Gasparilla Inn & Club

500 Palm Ave., Boca Grande, FL 33921 
Number of holes: 18
Course type: Course is open to resort guests
Par: 72
Yardage: 6,837
Rates: Greens fees are $115, cart fees are $25 for 18-holes, and $17 for 9 holesGolf Course Designer: Pete DyeOpen to the Public: Available to members & guests of The Inn only
Rentals/Loaners: Yes

*Unique Feature(s): The golf course is located on its own private island within an island, overlooking the Charlotte Harbor. Amenities include Golf Pro Shop, full driving range and chipping and putting greens. Private lessons are also available with the resort’s PGA professionals. Offers views of Charlotte Harbor from every hole.   
*Helpful Visitor Information: There are no tee times at The Gasparilla Inn Golf Course, you play when you are ready.

Beachview Golf Club

1100 Par View Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Number of Holes: 18
Course type: Semi-Private
Par: 70
Yardage: Back tees 6,000 yards
Rates: April-October $49/ November-April $89
Open to the Public: Yes
Rentals/Loaners: Yes, $40 for 18 holes, $20 for 9 holes

*Unique Feature(s): Member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses. Hydro-Grid Tennis courts are also available at Beachview Golf Club. 

*Helpful Visitor Information: The course wraps around the scenic beauty of the Sanibel River. Offers an unforgettable golf experience for players of all skill levels. If you enjoy nature and wildlife, you will love Beachview Golf Club.

Burnt Store Marina Golf Club

24315 Vincent Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33955 / 

Number of Holes: 27
Course Type: Executive
Par: 29
Yardage: 3,363-1,860
Rates: $20 summer/ $40 fall/ $44 in season
Open to the Public: Yes
Rentals/Loaners: Yes

*Unique Feature(s): 2nd toughest executive course in Florida

*Helpful Visitor Information: Restaurant, Driving range & two putting greens on site. Golf lessons and clinics are offered by Pro Ray Davis.

Copperhead Golf Club

20910 Copperhead Dr, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936 
Number of holes: 18
Par: 72
Yardage: 6,680
Rates: $25/$775
Golf Course Designer: Gordon Lewis
Open to Public: Yes
Rentals/ Loaners: Yes

*Unique Feature(s): Just 10 minutes from SWFL International Airport.*Helpful Visitor Information: Opened in 2001. Hybrid Bermuda fairways & greens.

Coral Oaks Golf Course

1800 NW 28th Ave, Cape Coral, FL 33993 
Number of Holes: 18
Course type: Public
Par: 72
Yardage: 6,680
Rates: $20 - $35
Golf Course Designer: Arthur Hills
Open to the Public: Yes
Rentals/Loaners: Yes. Rental sets are $15.90 and rentals are available in both right and left-hand in both men and women. 

*Unique Feature(s): Owned and operated by the City of Cape Coral, the course is sculpted around century-old oak trees and eight shimmering lakes. The contoured fairways, Tif-Eagle greens and the strategic placement of bunkers were designed to offer an exciting challenge for every golfer. Named Best Course in Cape Coral by Fort Myers News-Press.

Country Creek Golf Course

21131 Country Creek Dr, Estero, FL 33928
Number of Holes: 18
Course type: Semi-private
Par: 61
Yardage: 3,871
Rates: May – Oct. $25
Golf Course Designer: 
Open to the Public: Yes
Rentals/Loaners: Yes

*Unique Feature(s): Island green on #18*Helpful Visitor Information: Fun, executive course with multiple tees for all abilities.

Del Tura Country Club

18621 N. Tamiami Trail, North Fort Myers 33903 
Number of Holes: 27
Course type: Semi-private
Par: 61Yardage: 5,100
May 7  – Oct. 7: $15/9 holes $25/18 holes 
Oct. 28 – Nov. 28: $18.60/9 holes, $31/18 holes 
December: $22.20/9 holes, $37/18 holes 
Jan. – April 15: $25.20/9 holes, $42/18 holes 
April 16 – May 5: $22.20/9 holes, $37/18 holes
Golf Course Designer: Ron Garl
Open to the Public: Yes
Rentals/Loaners: Yes - $25 for 18 holes

*Unique Feature(s): The golf course is one of the top executive golf courses in Southwest Florida. Golfers will use most of the clubs in their bag. Water hazards and well-contoured greens create an excellent challenge. They also offer a discount play card (takes off 10%).

The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club

949 Sand Castle Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Number of Holes: 18
Course type: Semi-Private
Par: 70
Yardage: 5,578
Golf Course Designer: Mark McCumber
Open to the Public: Yes
Rentals/Loaners: Yes
Rates: $55 - $480 
18 holes in June-Sept. – 7 Day Unlimited Jan. - April

*Unique Feature(s): Abundance of wildlife. They are affiliated with several hotels in the area; please visit 

*Helpful Visitor Information: Ask about their 3, 5, and 7 day Unlimited Golf Packages. These packages are for consecutive days of play. They include unlimited golf, cart, unlimited practice balls, complimentary rental clubs, complimentary bag storage and a 15% discount on merchandise items in the Golf Shop. Can book 5 days in advance of the day you want to play. Tee times are available from7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and can be booked online or by phone.

Eagle Ridge Golf & Tennis Club

14589 Eagle Ridge Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33912
Number of holes: 18
Course type: Semi-Public
Par: 72
Yardage: 6,532
Rates ($Low-High): $18/ $79
Golf Course Designer: Gordon Lewis
Open to public: Yes
Rentals/Loaners: Yes

*Unique Feature(s):  It’s maturity and the entire course is not lined with condos. Lots of lakes, but most are down the sides of the holes and you don’t need to carry your ball over the water. Has an endless supply of wildlife. People that play here commonly talk more about our wildlife than golf. Has a Championship layout.

*Helpful Visitor Information: Are open year-round to the public. One of their goals is to “always” keep our prices affordable. Have a simple snack bar with 8 food options and a full liquor bar. Their greens are always in good shape and the golfers love our designs.

Fort Myers Country Club

3591 McGregor Boulevard  Fort Myers, FL 33901

Classic 1917 Donald Ross walking course enjoyed by Thomas Edison, Henry Ford 
Number of Holes: 18
Course Type: Public
Par: men: 70/women: 71
Yardage: 6,414Rates: $15 - $35
Golf Course Designer: Donald Ross - esteemed Scottish-born architect who most golf course architecture historians still consider the father of American golf course design.
Open to the Public: Yes - Course opened in 1917
Rentals/Loaners: Yes

*Unique Feature(s): Fort Myers Country Club is the oldest facility on the west coast of Florida. Built in the heart of Fort Myers, the club is one mile from the famed Edison & Ford Winter Estates. Both gentlemen enjoyed playing the course in the 1920s. It is the only course in Southwest Florida and they offer great rates. The “Fort” is truly a course of the ages.

In 2014, The City of Fort Myers embraced renovation of the nearly 100 year old, 100 acre municipal golf course. The course closed for six months for extensive renovation, re-opening on October 31, 2014. Golf architect Steve Smyers transformed the course during the $5.8 million project with elevated bunkers and greens. The course received extensive modernization to drainage, turf quality, pro shop and bathroom renovations and operational efficiency. Six new water hazards in the form of filter marshes and lakes were added. 

*Helpful Visitor Information: - Excellent location- Great restaurant adjacent to the course- The Edison- Lowest 18-hole rate in Southwest Florida- Push carts only $2- Affordable instruction available- Well-stocked pro shop- Junior play allowed and summer junior golf clinics available- The Coors Light Open, a pro-am tournament that began in 1963

Heritage Palms Golf & Country Club

10420 Washingtonia Palm Way, Fort Myers 33966
Number of Holes: 36
Course type: Semi-Private
Par: 72
Yardage: 6,837
Rates: $20 - $67
Open to the Public: Yes during April 15th – December 31st Rentals/Loaners: Locker rental - $25

*Unique Feature(s): Is always in good shape year-round because they have two courses and they do summer maintenance without sacrificing playing conditions

*Helpful Visitor Information: They have recently added the VISAGE GPS system to all golf carts.

Herons Glen Golf & Country Club

2250 Avenida del Vera, North Fort Myers, FL 33917|
Number of holes:18
Course type: Semi-private
Par: 72
Yardage: 6,375
Rates: $45 -$65
Golf Course Designer: Gordon Lewis
Open to the Public: Yes
Rentals/Loaners: Yes

*Unique Feature(s): It was recognized by National Audubon Society.

Legends Golf & Country Club

8600 Legends Blvd., Fort Myers 33912
Number of Holes: 18
Course type: Private
Par: 72
Yardage: 6,652
Rates( $Low – High): $60
Golf Course Designer: Joe LeeOpen to the Public: No
Rentals/Loaners: Yes

Just enough hazards to grab your attention, yet you can relax. Only a few holes actually require forced carries over water. The rest of the water lies along the sides of fairways where you can avoid trouble.

Myerlee Country Club

1380 Myerlee Country Club Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33919
Number of Holes: 18
Course type: Semi-Private
Par: 60Yardage: 3,271
Rates: $38/18 holes 6:30am – 5:00pm $25/9 holes 6:30am – 3:00pm or 3:00pm – closing 
Golf Course Designer: Arthur Hills
Open to the Public: Yes
Loaners/Rentals: Yes

*Unique Feature(s): Although the yardage is not long it is quite challenging with the ponds and streams that wind through it. It also offers some scenic old- Florida beauty. ~ “We’re short and sweet!” You can walk or ride this course.

*Helpful Visitor Information: This course has quite a few unique memberships for seasonal visitors. There are also many different leagues that play all season and they welcome others to participate. They are also the 3rd most affordable golf course in SW Florida.

Pelican Preserve Golf Club

9802 Pelican Preserve Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33913
Number of Holes: 27
Course Type: Semi-private
Par: 72
Yardage: 6,850
Rates: $29/ $93
Golf Course Designer: Chip Powell
Open to the Public: Yes
Rentals/ Loaners: Yes

*Unique Feature(s): Very generous landing area and good conditions. After a round of golf, members can relax in the new 24,485 square foot golf clubhouse which includes a state-of-the-art fitness center with wellness, fitness and spa treatment rooms.

*Helpful Visitor Information: Please book tee times online at up to 7 days in advance.

Shell Point Golf Club

17401 On Par Blvd., Fort Myers 33908
Number of Holes: 18
Course type: Semi-Private ~ 70/30 mix of Public/Member rounds 
Par: 71
Yardage: 6,503
Rates: $25/$89
Golf Course Designer: Gordon LewisLoaners/ Rentals - Offer rental clubs for both men and ladies in both right and left hand. They are NIKE woods and cobra irons. $20 for a hole rental and $30 for an 18 hole rental.

LessonsGary Keating, PGA Head Golf Professional $45/Half Hour $90/HourChris Ewing, PGA Assistant Golf Professional $45 (Lesson Packages Also Available)Nick Macenas, Teaching Professional $50/Hour

*Unique Feature(s): It was designed by Gordon Lewis, architect of some of the finest golf courses in Florida. It has challenging fairways, winding water hazards, and eight tees on every hole. This provides challenges and rewards to every golfer, from the newest beginners to the biggest hitters. They also have the most competitive rates of any comparable course in the Sanibel/Fort Myers area.

San Carlos Golf Club

7420 Constitution Circle SE, Fort Myers, FL 33967
Number of Holes: 18
Course type: Semi-private
Par: 71
Yardage: 5,191 yards - 6,465 yards
Rates: $20 - $54
Golf Course Designer: John O’Connor
Open to the Public: Yes
Rentals: Yes ~ Rental clubs for Men & Women

*Unique Feature(s): San Carlos Golf Club is a traditional golf course in a natural setting. The course offers a variety of shots and a minimal amount of water hazards (water does not come into play on the front nine). San Carlos has hosted numerous Professional and Amateur tournaments with resounding success.

*Helpful Visitor Information: San Carlos Country Club takes great pride in offering a quality golfing experience at an affordable rate. Tee time reservations may be made two days in advance by calling 239-267-3131 ext. 1. Located about five minutes from the Fort Myers airport.

Terraverde Country Club

17000 Terraverde Cir, Fort Myers, FL 33908
Number of Holes: 9
Course Type: Public
Par: 27
Yardage: 1,260
Rates: Low
Golf Course Designer: Gordon Lewis
Open to the Public: Yes
Rentals/Loaners: Yes

*Unique Feature(s): This course has a snack bar, full-service bar, and a walking course that is good for exercise. Challenging nine-hole course.

WestMinister Golf Club

2199 Berkley Way, Lehigh Acres, FL 33973
Number of Holes: 18
Course type: Semi-private
Par: 72
Yardage: 4097 to 6833  
Rates: $28/$60
Golf Course Designer: Ted McAlis
Open to the Public: Yes
Rentals/Loaners: Yes

*Unique Feature(s): Open year-round, player friendly with little water and sand bunkers. You can only see one golf hole at a  time. No side-by-side fairways. Several monthly tournaments, such as Westminster Open Monthly Tournament, Nine & Dine Couples Tournament every Tuesday, and a Night Golf at Night Tournament Nine & Dine every month. 

*Helpful Visitor Information: Free soda/draft after golf every time you play.  Has a friendly, but professional atmosphere. Beverage cart every day in the summer. 

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Raptor Bay Golf Club (The Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa), Bonita Springs

23001 Coconut Point Resort Dr., Bonita Springs, FL 34134
One of the area’s newest courses, Raptor Bay is the first resort course to receive the Audubon International Gold Certification.

Alden Pines Country Club
14261 Clubhouse Dr, Bokeelia, FL 33922

Gordon Lewis-designed course

Bonita Fairways Country Club
26740 Sammoset Way, Bonita Springs, FL. 34135
New Clubhouse

Colonial Country Club
9181 Independence Way, Fort Myers 33913

Cross Creek Country Club
13050 Cross Creek Blvd., Fort Myers 33912

Eastwood Golf Course
Bruce Herd Ln, Fort Myers 33912
Championship layout

El Rio Golf Club
1801 Skyline Dr, North Fort Myers, FL 33903
Walk or ride course

Fort Myers Beach Golf Club
4200 Bay Beach Ln, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931

Golfview Golf & Raquet Club
14849 Hole-in-One Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33919

Majestic Golf Club LLC
350 Homestead Rd., Lehigh Acres, FL 33936

Mirror Lakes Golf Club
670 Milwaukee Blvd., Lehigh Acres 33936

Pine Course At Grand Club
400 Pine Lakes Pkwy N., Palm Coast, FL 32164

Riverbend Golf Course & River Club
6270 River Club Ct, North Fort Myers, FL 33917

Sabal Springs Golf & Racquet Club
3347 Sabal Springs Blvd, North Fort Myers, 33917

Stoneybrook Golf Club
7515 Grand Harbour Pkwy, Estero, FL 34212
Glistening lakes and preserves