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Sorenstam Golf Academy World-Class Cuisine and Great Golf

It all comes together at Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club. Offering the finest golf in the area, world-class instruction, inspired cuisine, and exceptional service. One of a few Golf Digest rated 4-1/2 star golf courses in Sarasota County, the course plays 6,806 yards from the tips but is friendly for all levels. Every hole is a distinctive “risk-reward� design and any one of the 18 could be considered the signature hole.

a portion of every tee time supports:

Call for Tee Times (941) 429-0500 or visit GolfTheNational.com


“Members have Privileges” CENTRALLY LOCATED IN BEAUTIFUL NAPLES JUST OFF PINE RIDGE ROAD, BETWEEN GOODLETTE & AIRPORT ROAD

Quail Run Golf Club offers great golf, relaxed dining, a wide range of social opportunities, outstanding hospitality and we welcome golfers at a realistic price. We offer a variety of memberships, guaranteeing that one will fit your lifestyle and budget. Home ownership is not required to be a member.


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FROM THE EDITOR

Golf Coast Magazine

Contents

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WELCOME

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Cover Story

Where to contact us, plus a letter from our publishers.

Quail Village Golf Club offers the Best Value for a Private Golf Club in Naples. It’s a community of friends who have fun together, both on the course and off.

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Cover

Our cover features a sunrise on the 11th & 17th holes at Quail Village. Photo Credit: Barry Novakoff

TOP STORIES

Read about the upcoming Chubb Classic, Quail Run Golf Club, and Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club.

12 45-49 FLORIDA GOLF RESORTS

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FEATURES

Some of the best local golf courses in the Naples & Fort Myers area.

Thinking about a Florida golf vacation? Read about great resorts within driving distance.

DIRECTORIES LEE, COLLIER & CHARLOTTE COUNTIES

COMMUNITY ARTICLES

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Learn more about bundled communities with Joe Morgan, swing tips with Steve Anderson, and mental game tips by Shannon Reece.

50 LEE & COLLIER MAP 51 LEE & COLLIER FEATURED COURSES 52 CHARLOT TE COUNT Y COURSES 53 SHOPPING, SERVICES, AND ENTERTAINMENT 54-57

LOCAL GOLF COURSE LISTINGS

MANATEE, SARASOTA COUNTIES 58 59

MAP COURSE DIRECTORY

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WELCOME LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

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Connecting Golfers on the West Coast of Florida. Ryan Ruppert, Publisher - Naples/Ft. Myers Office: 941.361.1536 ryan@golfcoastmagazine.com Rose Ruppert, Partner rose@golfcoastmagazine.com Jean M. Couser, Publisher - Sarasota Area Bruz Fellenz, Publisher - Tampa Bay Area Tami Vaughan, Production Manager Mark Cardon, Golf News - fcardon@aol.com

from the north are back in town, and the calendar is packed with events – it’s great to be back in season! Thank you for deciding to use Golf Coast Magazine as your local guide to everything golf here on the ‘Golf Coast’. We have a lot to look forward to in the coming months, but we wanted to reflect on Hurricane Irma in this note. Naples and Fort Myers took a direct hit when the storm made landfall, and there was damage up the entire Gulf Coast. The golf community bounced back fast because the teams at all our favorite local courses worked tirelessly to complete the mammoth clean up and repair job. So, if you’re enjoying a round on one of the beautifully maintained courses here in Florida, make sure you thank the Superintendent, and all the staff that worked hard to make it possible. You’re holding a great issue of Golf Coast Magazine – filled with local golf features, events, tips, and news. If you’d like to stay up to date as the news happens, make sure you visit us at GolfCoastMagazine.com and be sure to join our e-newsletter for bi-weekly updates on everything that is happening in the local golf community. We hope that you love this issue, and have a great time on the course. It’s good to be back in the swing of things! Fairways and greens, Ryan Ruppert and Rose Ruppert

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COVER FROM THESTORY EDITOR

Bold, Fun and Casual

Golf is a game that has struggled to be youthful, but there are a few clubs here in Naples that are getting it right. Quail Village Golf Club is one of those clubs, offering a private membership experience that is drawing a variety of members to the game. It’s clear why they’ve added more members in the last year than in recent history with a deal that includes no initiation fee, low annual dues, and a community where the majority of the members are non-residents. Affordable pricing options are GolfCoastMagazine.com

available for singles, families, residents, non-residents, and people under the age of 63. According to Nancy Dagher, Membership Director, new members are always talking about the community at Quail Village. The community is diverse and forward looking – with members who are either young or young at heart. The club focuses on a casual and approachable atmosphere, where members can meet poolside at Bogeys for a drink or get to know one another at the many social events.


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The Cranes are some of the newest members at Quail Village. Andrea Crane said that they decided to join QVGC after two years of playing different courses in Naples because, “The course is fun, and we really appreciated the friendliness of everyone at the club, from the guards at the front gate, to the Golf Cart Guys and Pros, to Membership at the contract signing.” Mrs. Crane added, “We finally joined the club after another Quail Village member, Mr. Eaton, offered us encouragement and advice on the golf course and community.”

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Photo: Jay and Andrea Crane

As a promotor and member of Quail Village Golf Club, Mr. Eaton, among others, serves as an Ambassador. Whether welcoming members and guests at events, participating in Community Outreach Health and Trade Shows, or accompanying a prospect on a trial round of golf, Ambassadors are an integral part of member acquisition and retention efforts.


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It’s no accident that the club has such a great reputation for friendliness. Quail Village hosts regular social events, including golf events for members. The club is so proud of Tyler, 14-year-old son of Ron and Jackie Stamerro, both residents and members, who grew up at Quail Village and is the winner of many First Tee and

Photo: Ron, Tyler and Jackie Stamerro

State-Wide Tournaments. Tyler has even had two holes-in-one! Quail Village has a tremendous teaching program led by PGA Pros Gary Kraft and Chuck Lange, who use state of the art golf simulators to give their members an edge on the course. The simulators have an advantage over traditional ranges because the simulators produce ball flight data that is accurate enough for touring professionals. The course is unique in Naples because it is designed around playability, challenging players with shot placement yet still having tees for distance. Water comes into play on fourteen of the eighteen holes, challenging players to make intelligent risk/reward decisions as they make their way


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around the course. As an added feature, players can choose to walk the course after noon. The course is great for busy corporate professionals who want to play a fast round of golf. The fun, yet challenging layout means that it’s possible to play a round under four hours. After a round, players can enjoy a meal with healthy options inspired by the Blue Zones Project®. The course also makes a point of helping the community by hosting annual events for charity. The Stroke Recovery Foundation hosts its annual fundraiser at Quail Village, where members and guests enjoy a great round while raising money to improve lifestyles of post-stroke survivors. While Quail Village has been growing, it has been staying true to its brand. The course is committed to providing the best value in a private golf membership, a welcoming community for everyone who comes to the club, and a team that’s always there for the members. This tight knit community was at its best when Hurricane Irma hit. Courses in the area were hit hard, and the damage forced major closings across the whole

area. Quail Village’s team jumped to action, working hard to restore our community and course. Doug Arnold, Membership Chairman on the Board of Directors, said, “This is a community that goes well beyond golf – we’ve built friendships, among both the members and staff, that will last a lifetime.” Golf clubs are centered around community, and there’s no doubt why people call Quail Village the friendliest golf club in Naples. There’s a place at the club for everybody, and affordable pricing with options for single memberships, families, and people under the age of 63.

It’s BOLD – CASUAL – and FUN! Quail Village is attracting new members fast because it broke away from the traditional mold. If you think that golf should be fun yet challenging, and reasonably priced, come try it out for yourself. Contact Nancy Dagher at (239) 598-2815 to learn more about all the benefits of membership.


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Quail Run Golf Club Members have Privileges

Minutes from Downtown Naples, you’ll find one of the city’s best kept secrets – Quail Run Golf Club. It’s a private member-owned golf course that delivers all the amenities that people expect of private golf clubs at a realistic price. The 18-hole Par 70 course is just over 5000 yards, making it ideal for executives, walkers and players who focus on ball placement over distance. Unlike many Florida courses, water hazards are used sparingly on the property, giving golfers a better chance at keeping their ball in play throughout the round. The course is set on 65 beautifully landscaped acres, features newly renovated greens, and is in always in outstanding condition. Quail Run is the best value for a private club located in the heart of Naples! At Quail Run ‘Members have Privileges’ – the course is available exclusively to Members in the morning and there’s a full calendar of events available. Members can take part in league play, special golf events, or come in for one of the many social events held at the restaurant. Although the beautifully landscaped course stretches through several residential communities, home ownership is not required to become a member. To join, you just need to love golf and enjoy friendly people!

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Visiting players can become a member for a day! You’ll be impressed by Quail Run’s challenging golf course, warm hospitality, great dining, and the welcoming atmosphere. Quail Run’s memberships are tailored for the modern lifestyles. Whether you are looking for a golf membership that gives you full golf entitlements, a seasonal resident looking for an occasional round of golf or a non-golfer looking for social activities and dining, we have a membership that will fit your needs. Quail Run Golf Club is Affordable and Fun! Try us on for Size. We can’t wait to welcome you to our community. We would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you to discuss the best opportunity for you and your family. For more information contact: Cindy Burnham, Membership Director Call: (239) 261-3930 ext. 2 membership@naplesquailrun.com

LOCATION AND CONTACT 1 Forest Lakes Drive Naples, FL, 34105 Call: (239) 261-3930 Use extension 2 for Cindy Burnham, Membership Director www.naplesquailrun.com OUR MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS Certificate Membership Become a Quail Run Shareholder today for the following privileges: Voting rights, priority tee times up to 14 days in advance, exclusive use of the club at designated times, no green fees, walk with no trail fee, reduced cart fees, reduced guest fees, 9 & 18 hole leagues, and a full calendar of social events. Preview Golf Membership Try Quail Run for a year for annual dues only. You’re entitled to no green fees, reduced trail fees to walk, priority tee times up to 14 days in advance, 9 & 18 hole leagues, and a full calendar of social events. Social Memberships and Play Pass Memberships are also available.

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Retired PGA Section CEO forms Cloud Ten! Purchases Golf Courses

Rich Smith, PGA, recently retired CEO from the North Florida Section of the PGA of America, has acquired his first course under his management company, Cloud Ten! Marketing Group, LLC. Ironically, Bobcat Trail Golf Club in North Port, Florida, the club he was working at when he was recruited to lead the fourth largest section of the PGA of America, is his first purchase. Shortly after closing the Bobcat Trail deal, Smith invested over $2 million in restoring the golf course and clubhouse, in addition to renaming it Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club. Smith said: “The golf course layout at Bobcat is phenomenal, probably one of the best on the Suncoast but needed some TLC (tender loving care) in addition to some cultural changes.” “With the things we are doing, which would not be considered industry normal, we are investing in the game, and it is already paying dividends. Our core tenet is to provide a fun, and exceptional place to play, with service superior to the rest of the market, which has been scaling back at many facilities over the last decade.” Smith seems to have the magic touch. Members and customers at the semiprivate facility are absolutely enamored with what Smith has accomplished. Currently, Smith and his company Cloud Ten! are not only looking at other facilities to purchase, but the word of this renaissance has been sweeping the Suncoast. In fact, other golf facilities have contacted Smith for guidance, suggestions, as well as management and/or purchase agreements. “We are excited about focusing on the game and the people who play it,” Smith said. “That is where it all starts, but it is not just facilities, ownership, or

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Rich Smith, PGA, is a retired Section PGA CEO and the current Chairman of Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club. He has the vision to create a world-class golf facility in Sarasota County.

LOCATION management. We are in the process of something very exciting and very big on a global scale that will make golf more fun for everybody.”

1350 Bobcat Trail North Port, FL 34288 4.3 miles west of I-75, exit 179.

With over 32 years’ experience in the golf industry, Smith has his sights set rather high, not only in golf, but in entertainment. Cloud Ten! has projects developing in professional basketball, running events and general entertainment.

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“One step at a time, right now we are 100 percent focused on Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club,” he continued. “All of our other plans have separate project managers, who will drive those other areas of our business under my guidance.” Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club is nestled conveniently halfway between I-75 and U.S. 41 off exit 179 in North Port, Florida. It is positioned to be a leader in excellence in the Charlotte Harbor and gulf islands region of Florida. The club features a championship course designed by 1986 PGA Champion Bob Tway, the Sorenstam Academy and Cahoots Bar and Grill, led by executive chef and director of culinary operations Thomas Thompson, CEC. He is a former show runner at Disney World’s Grand Floridian Resort. Improved Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club is one of the state’s most iconic layouts that beginners and experts will enjoy. For more on Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club, please visit www.golfthenational.com

www.GolfTheNational.com Yardage/Rating/Slope Par-72 Frantz 6806 73.9 130 Gator 6095 70.2 130 Bobcat 5495 67.4 119 M Bobcat 5495 73.2 131L Fox 4806 69.7 118 COURSE FACTS

Will Frantz, PGA PGA Professional Emeritus in Perpetuity Rich Smith, PGA Chairman David Hronek, PGA Director of Golf Ellen Smith, CMAA General Manager Charlotta Sorenstam, LPGA Director of Instruction Jamie Detert, GCSAA Director of Agronomy & Head Superintendent Thomas Thompson, CEC Executive Chef & Director of Culinary Operations

Visit Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club at Bobcat Trail, located just 4.3 miles west of I-75 on Toledo Blade (Exit 179) in North Port. For Tee Times call 941-429-0500. Visit our website: www.GolfTheNational.com to be included in special e-news and rate promotions.


NAPLES | FORT MYERS Public Course

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TEE INFORMATION

King/Queen Yards / Rating / Slope Black: 6515 / 70.9 / 133; Blue: 6023 / 68.7 / 125; White: 5602 / 67.9 / 110; Yellow: 4960 / 65.0 / 104 Red: 4548 / 67.1 / 107 Queen/Prince Yards / Rating / Slope Black: 6562 / 71.1 / 134; Blue: 6155 / 69.3 / 127; White: 5717 / 68.0 / 113; Yellow: 5199 / 65.6 / 109 Red: 4610 / 67.1 / 108 Prince/King Yards / Rating / Slope Black: 6611 / 71.0 / 129; Blue: 6246 / 69.4 / 123; White: 5877 / 68.7 / 111; Yellow: 5215 / 65.8 / 104 Red: 4698 / 67.2 / 106

COURSE FACTS

Number of Holes: 27 Head Golf Professional: Tyler Arnold, PGA Superintendent: Greg Coyne Public Course

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Cape Coral

Cape Royal Golf Club

Come watch the Wood Storks, Ibis, Egrets and Herons on the fairways and preserves of the community. Considered one of the best kept secrets in the greater Fort Myers area, Cape Royal offers the feel of a protected enclave, yet is minutes away from all that Southwest Florida has to offer. Just a short drive from the beaches, Cape Royal features 27 holes of championship golf in Southwest Florida spread across a course design that is too good to miss! Their unique, Gordon Lewis-designed layout features 5 sets of tees in order to challenge players of all skill levels. 11460 Royal Tee Circle Cape Coral, FL 33991 239-283-5522 www.caperoyalgolfclub.com

Naples

Hibiscus Golf Club

Yardage/Rating/Slope: Blue: 6476 / 71.1 / 131; White: 6103 / 69.0 / 125; Gold Mens: 5300 / 65.5 / 114; Gold Ladies: 5300 / 70.1 / 114; Red: 4925 / 68.2 / 113

COURSE FACTS

Number of Holes: 18 Architect: Dave Wallace Director of Golf: Mike Smuniewski, PGA General Manager: Brian Diver, PGA

COURSE AMENITIES

• Home Course of the Dennis Meyer’s Golf School • Erin’s Isle Restaurant & Irish Pub • Exceptional Practice Facility including Driving Range, Short Game Area, and Putting Green

Hibiscus Golf Club is an 18-hole public golf course located in beautiful Naples, Florida. Built in 1969, with renovations to the course and clubhouse completed in 2007, this splendidly conditioned layout is one of the few courses in the Naples area open to the public. Hibiscus is a golfer’s dream with 18 totally different experiences for both the high and low handicap golfer. Wide fairways, bunkered greens and numerous lakes and streams make each hole a new challenge and a pleasure to play. In addition, we offer one of the few public practice facilities in Southwest Florida. 5375 Hibiscus Drive Naples, FL 34113 239-774-0088 www.hibiscusgolf.com


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Private Country Club MAP #202

TEES - BEAR COURSE

Yardage/Rating/Slope: Bear: 6852 / 74.0 / 131; Tee #1: 6457 / 72.0 / 129; Tee #2: 6046 / 70.2 / 127; Tee #3: 5220 / 66.2 / 118; Tee #4: 4560 / 63.6 / 113;

TEES - BOBCAT COURSE Yardage/Rating/Slope: Black: 6607 / 72.2 / 128; Blue: 6113 / 69.8 / 122; White: 5592 / 67.2 / 118; Red: 5199 / 65.5 / 114; Green: 4567 / 63.5 / 112

COURSE FACTS

Number of Holes: 36 Architect: Gordon Lewis General Manager: Matt Gaudet, CGCS Director of Golf: Scott Newhouse, PGA Membership Director: Shannon Mattes

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For t Myers

The Forest Country Club Where 36 holes of exceptional golf and the epitome of an all-inclusive private club lifestyle come together. The Forest Country Club is best recognized in Southwest Florida for its exceptional, unhurried golf in an idyllic setting. Every effort has been made to retain the natural beauty of wooded areas and sparkling lakes found on the property where birds and wildlife abound. Every aspect of the Country Club has been planned with the golfer in mind. The practice range, approach green and traps, and two putting greens are conveniently located to help you improve your game. Our enthusiastic professional staff is available for individual lessons or season-long clinics utilizing the latest teaching techniques. The club also has a new 1,500 square foot fitness center that sports LifeFitness equipment, six perfectly groomed all-weather Har-Tru courts, four new Pickleball courts, and much more. The clubhouse is open for both formal and casual dining. Social events fill the calendar with events for members including dinner dances, theme parties and specialty buffets.

6100 Club Blvd Fort Myers, FL 33908 (239) 482-8378 www.oldcorkscrew.com

The 40t h Anniversary Clubhouse Renovat ion Slated to debut on New Year’s Eve 2018, a completely renovated and redesigned 40,000 square foot clubhouse will welcome members to contemporary transitional architecture and design as well as new dining venues for fantastic cuisine and social events. The two new outdoor patios will be equipped with fans and heaters for yearround enjoyment. Lounge with a bottle of our private label wine on resort style seating

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Yardage/Rating/Slope: Blue 4873 / 63.6 / 116 Blue/White 4714 / 63.2 / 112 White 4410 / 62.4 / 111 White/Gold 4177 / 61.7 / 107 Gold 3973 / 60.9 / 105 Red 3707 / 60.1 / 102

COURSE FACTS

Designer: Gordon Lewis General Manager: Alan Raulerson Membership Director: Nancy Farris Dagher PGA Professionals: Gary Kraft, PGA, Chuck Lange, PGA Golf Course Superintendent: Craig Nelson

COURSE AMENITIES

• Inviting 18-hole golf course • Clubhouse Dining • Wine Tastings • Bogeys Outdoor Bar & Patio • Pro Shop • Walk the Course after Noon • Private, Group, Youth PGA Lessons • 60+ Reciprocal Golf Clubs

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Quail Village Golf Club Quail Village Golf Club is the Best Private Golf Club Value in Naples. A beautifully manicured course challenges the best golfer who easily secures tee times and family members who walk after 12:00 p.m. noon when completing school and work daily. We embrace both non-resident and resident members. The Village is a place that is conducive to making friends with people with handicaps to challenge and different interests to explore. The course is demanding yet fun. Placement is critical. Members especially enjoy strategically planning their games as they traverse the par 69 golf course measuring about 5000 yards and is comprised of three par 5s, nine par 4s, and six par 3s. We are bold, fun and casual. With our diverse membership demographics, members enjoy coming off the course and mingling at Bogeys Outdoor Bar and Patio for happy hour and lunch seven days a week. Quail Village values the quality of our community and lifestyle, as much as the beauty of our golf course. Join us! 11719 Quail Village Way Naples, FL 34119 239-598-2815 www.quailvillagegolfclub.org


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MAP #207

TEE INFORMATION Yardage/Rating/Slope: Blue 6423 / 71.0 / 121 White 6055 / 69.3 / 117 Gold 5648 / 67.5 / 112 Red 5109 / 65.1 / 107 Silver 4401 / 61.6 / 103 Green 3847 / 59.8 / 99 COURSE FACTS General Manager/ Head Pro: Mike Dopslaff, PGA Golf Course Superintendent: Jason Craft, GCSAA GOLF LESSONS Golf lessons are available from four time SW Chapter PGA Player of the Year, Mike Dopslaff, PGA. Private Lessons $45 for 30 mins or $80 for 1 hour Lesson Series: Six 30 Minute Lessons for $225 Six Hour Lessons for $400 Group Lessons & Clinics Also Available. Call for Pricing.

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San Carlos Golf Club Nestled in the community of San Carlos Park, San Carlos Golf Club is one of the oldest established clubs in Southwest Florida. It was developed in 1971 by the San Carlos Park Community and in 1981 was purchased by local area golfers. San Carlos Golf Club strives to have the most affordable rates in Southwest Florida throughout the year. This traditional layout has received rave reviews for its playability from professionals and amateurs alike. Practice facilities include an aqua driving range, pitching and chipping area, practice bunker and a large putting green. The teaching professionals at San Carlos Golf Club specialize in personalized instruction tailored to your skill level. From the golfer just taking up the game to the experienced player trying to take the game to the next level, golfers will receive plenty of individual instruction. San Carlos Golf Club was voted ‘Best Public Golf Course’ by the readers of the Fort Myers News Press in 2015. 7420 Constitution Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33912 239-267-3131 www.sancarlosgolfclub.com


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Public Golf Course

MAP #210

TEE INFORMATION

Yardage/Rating/Slope: Mens/Green: 7145 / 74.2 / 132; Mens/Blue: 6692 / 72.95/ 128; Mens/White: 6175 / 68.09/ 120; Mens/Gold: 5334 / 65.5 / 113; Ladies/Gold: 5468 / 70.5 / 119; Ladies/Red: 4786 / 66.5 / 117

COURSE FACTS

Number of Holes: 18 Architect: Gordon Lewis PGA Golf Pro: Nick Stokke Superintendent: Dominic Wachena

COURSE AMENITIES • All Grass Driving Range • Golf Lessons • Clubhouse and Pro Shop • Large Practice Greens • Full-Service Bar & Restauran • Golf Club Rental

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Naples

Valencia Golf & Country Club Four Star Rated by Golf Digest The readers of the Naples Daily News have rated Valencia Golf and Country Club the Best Public Golf course 3 years in a row! This 18-Hole golf course, driving range and practice facility is open to the public and includes a full-service Pro Shop and PGA Golf Professional available daily and 30 station public driving range and practice facility. Noted golf course architect Gordon Lewis created a masterpiece, taking advantage of the pristine natural beauty and carving out a spectacular course, which has quickly become one of Naples’ premier public golf courses. Highlighting the unique features of the landscape and native plants, the course features undulating fairways, sparkling lakes and lush stands of palms, pines and cypress preserves. Work on your game at the best public practice facility and driving range in Naples, FL. Located just 9 miles east on Immokalee Rd, within minutes of Bonita Springs, Fort Myers and Immokalee. 1725 Double Eagle Trail Naples, FL 34120 239-352-0777 www.ValenciaGolfNaples.com


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West Bay Club Plans $4 Million Golf Course Renovation and Pickleball Sports Complex

Estero’s West Bay Club recently announced that its members approved a $4 million renovation of the Pete & PB Dye designed championship golf course, with completion expected by November 2018. Frye/Straka Global Golf Course Design was commissioned by the club to spearhead the project. The firm is a partnership with worldwide reach in award-winning golf-course design, including Wisconsin’s Erin Hills, home of the 2017 U.S. Open. Locally, Frye/ Straka has completed projects with Calusa Pines and Naples National Golf Club.

in communicating with and leading the membership through the process. “West Bay Club’s members have always been proud of our golf course, and we are extremely impressed with the work of Dana and Jason,” said COO Brian Schultz. “The renovation of the course, as well as plans in the works for fitness and pickleball, will increase the desirability of the entire community for years to come.” The permitting phase is underway, and construction is slated to begin in April of 2018. The fairways and rough will be re-grassed with Bimini Bermuda while TifEagle Bermuda will be installed on the greens, all of which will be rebuilt to USGA specifications.

During the authorization process, the master plan for the renovation received a nearly 90% approval rating from the members. Architects Dana Frye and “The addition of sixteen new forward tee Jason StrakaSavvy credited the high approval golfers sign up for benefitsboxes, added to the four sets of existing to the exceptional job of the entire team at www.universitypark-fl.com tees, will create a variety of yardage GolfCoastMagazine.com


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“Our location makes West Bay an ideal place to live and play,” said Schultz. “We are a mile west of 41, and back up to the Estero Bay preserve on one side and the Estero River on another. The natural beauty and serenity we enjoy here are unparalleled.”

combinations (from about 4,200 to nearly 7,000 yards) to challenge golfers of all abilities,” said Jeff Raimer, PGA, Director of Golf. “Modern design elements and drainage improvements will deliver exceptional playing conditions for the membership.” Other amenity upgrades are in the works at West Bay Club. The Community Board of Directors approved plans in August for a Sports Park which will include four full-featured pickleball courts with expansion space for two additional courts, two new first-class large and small dog park areas, and space for future development of two bocce ball courts and other activities. The completion of phase one of this project is anticipated in March 2018.

“There are so many positive developments going on here at the West Bay Club,” added Raimer. “These renovations, along with future projects in the works, have me very excited about our community.” The West Bay Club community is located west of U.S. 41 at the end of Williams Road in Estero. It is a gated luxury golf community with 720 residences, first-class tennis facilities, state of the art fitness, a boat launch, a private beach club, and more than 500 acres of nature preserves and wetlands. For more information, visit us at WestBayClubs.com or call Barbara Alderson at 239-444-2360.


Spectacular Golf is Just Deep Creek Golf Club 941-625-6911 www.deepcreekgolf.com

Now in its 32nd year of operation, Deep Creek has become one of the top-rated golf clubs in the Charlotte County area. 18 holes of enjoyable golf and a welcoming and friendly staff will make your experience topnotch. Warm up on our putting green and driving range before your round.

Heron Creek

941-423-6955 www.heroncreekgcc.com

The 27-hole championship course is rated 4-1/2 stars by Golf Digest, for it’s superb, natural design that not only preserves, but enhances its natural surroundings. Now featuring all new TifEagle ultradwarf Bermuda greens. The practice facilities and learning center are without question the largest and finest in the region.

Kings Gate Golf Club

941-625-0680 www.kingsgategolfclub.com

Golfers of all abilities will enjoy this 18-hole executive course. Enjoy the natural beauty of picturesque lakes, natural preserves, and a beautifully landscaped community. Walking is allowed anytime. Play in leagues, tournaments or just for fun! Whether you play for the challenge,the fun, the friends, the exercise, or to get away from it all, you’ll love living and playing here.


a Short Drive Away!! Kingsway Country Club 941-625-8898 www.kingswaycountryclub.com

Nestled in the residential community of Lake Suzy, Kingsway is conveniently located less than a mile from I-75 (exit 170) just minutes away from Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte. Kingsway was recently ranked a Florida top 10 course by GolfNow.com player reviews.

Oyster Creek Golf & Country Club 941-475-0334 www.oystercreekgolfclub.com

Not your typical executive golf course, Oyster Creek, designed by Ted McAnlis, is both challenging and scenic. Accuracy off the tee is important as water comes into play on 13 of the 18 holes. Distance is critical on only a few of the par 4s, but even low-handicap golfers find they play to their handicap. Oyster Creek offers meticulously-manicured greens surrounded by environmentally-protected natural wetlands.

Twin Isles Country Club 941-637-1232 www.twinislescc.com

Twin Isles Country Club is a Private Club, located 5 minutes south of the historical district of Punta Gorda, Florida. Since 1985, Members enjoy private amenities enhanced by superior service provided by a dedicated and professional staff. Twin Isles’ golf course, tennis complex and spacious Clubhouse create a comfortable atmosphere that makes new members feel welcome - we invite you to our special place in Punta Gorda.


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SWFL “Bundled” Golf Communities... Lower Upfront & Annual Costs I’ve been told by a number of my well-traveled clients that the “bundled” golf community concept is proprietary to Southwest Florida. I haven’t been able to confirm this, but during my 11-years of specializing in residential real estate sales in SWFL golf communities, I’ve definitely observed that a large percentage

of my Buyers have opted for the economic advantages of purchasing a home in a “bundled” golf community. For Buyers that can be down here only a few months of the year, it’s often difficult to justify paying the $15,000-$30,000 upfront initiation fees of even our most-affordable non-bundled, “equity/non-equity” country clubs, let alone those of the higher-priced clubs. “Bundled” golf communities—which include a full-golf/social membership with the purchase of any type of home, without the payment of an initiation fee—offer a viable lower-cost purchase option. In addition, the on-going annual golf fees in “bundled” golf communities are typically about half of those charged by the nonbundled clubs, which range between $8,000-$14,000/year. The “mix”, or assortment, of homes in “bundled” golf communities also contributes to their overall annual savings, because these communities typically have a larger offering of multi-family homes

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(ie condos, verandas, carriage homes, and coach homes) which have lower total annual expenses than single family homes. These lower expenses are a result of homeowner’s insurance, exterior building maintenance, lawn & landscaping, and irrigation water expenses being pro-rated to each owner in the building as part of their condo/HOA fees. Just as retail stores have to pay close attention to the prices of their nearby competitors, “bundled” golf communities have to do the same in order to remain competitive to prospective Buyers. Some “bundled” golf communities can justify higher annual costs by offering additional, and/or renovated, facilities and amenities; but, overall, they have to be very careful about getting out-of-line on their annual costs. New construction “bundled” golf communities offer a great opportunity to save on annual costs, as their developers typically “buy down” the annual golf fee in order to keep the community ultra-competitive to sell homes faster. In my experience, most Buyers end up asking the same key question as they compare homes in various golf communities…”What are my annual carrying costs?” Here’s a simplified—but reasonably accurate—recap of the average annual costs for a $300,000 multi-family home in SWFL’s newer and nicer “bundled” golf communities… • Golf/Social Membership Fee $5,500 • Master HOA & Condo/HOA Fees 5,200 • Real Estate Taxes 3,300 • ANNUAL TOTAL $14,000 Obviously, taxes will increase with the purchase of a more expensive home. The total annual cost will also increase if the community has a food and beverage minimum, special assessments, CDD charges, etc. Owning your own golf cart will also add a “Trail Fee” to the total. If you want a lower annual overhead, focus on somewhat older (but still extremely wellmaintained) “bundled” golf communities.


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And, as mentioned above, the new construction “bundled” golf communities typically have lower annual golf fees. Keep in mind, though, that this situation is shortterm…it only exists until the developer turns the community over to the members, which typically occurs when the community is 90% sold-out; after that, annual costs will rise to a more-normal level. A suggestion for significantly reducing the annual carrying costs of your SWFL home is to consider renting it out during at least part of the key season (January-April). In most of the nicer “bundled” golf communities, in-season rent will range between $3,500$4,500/month for a $300,000 multi-family home, and renting it for all four in-season months will typically cover your entire

annual expenses (not including principle and interest, if you financed it). In conclusion, “bundled” golf communities offer a great option for minimizing and controlling BOTH the upfront costs and the annual carrying costs of your new Southwest Florida golf home! NOTE: For more information regarding SWFL “bundled” golf communities, please go to my website, www.GolfHomeGuru. com. You’ll also be able to review my exclusive “Top 5 SWFL Bundled Golf Communities” list. Joe Morgan--better known as the GOLF HOME GURU—specializes in SWFL golf communities’ real estate, and is an Award-Winning real estate agent with Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. For help Buying or Selling in a golf community, you can call or text him at 239/438-6426 (Cell), or e-mail him at Guru@GolfHomeGuru.com.

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Master Swing Tips by Steve Anderson, PGA Master Professional In teaching this game for 37 years now, the one request I get every single day from students is the desire for more distance off the tee. Booming a big drive down the fairway is what every golfer wants, and it certainly makes the hole play easier too. The first, and most important element you need to achieve power, is having a big, full shoulder turn on your backswing. There is no other motion to get big distance off the tee that’s more important than having a great shoulder turn. The main reason golfers lack power is that they tend to swing the club back using only their arms, and they don’t really get their shoulders, chest and torso, which are bigger and heavier, involved. In any sports motion, be it tennis or throwing a ball, you first turn your body and rear back, before going forward. You certainly couldn’t throw a ball very far if you only moved your arm up and down could you? A goal that most amateurs can have is to get a 90-degree shoulder turn on their backswing. If you see your left shoulder pointing a few inches behind the ball (as in the photo), you’ll know you’ve turned well. From this coiled position at the top of your swing, you can now explode into the ball with great power. Turn those shoulders and you’ll be bombing them down the fairway farther than ever! Steve Anderson is a PGA Master Professional and is the Director of Instruction for Hampton Golf. Steve teaches at River Hall Country Club in Ft. Myers, Florida and is the author of 4 best-selling books on golf. He can be contacted through his web site; www.MirrorImageGolf.com or by email at; leftguygolf@gmail.com.


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Master Swing Tips by Steve Anderson, PGA Master Professional

You can tell a lot about a golfer just by looking at their finish position. All good players are in balance, and have their bodies pointing toward the target. The photo shows one of my students, Karen, in a terrific finishing position. Her body is facing the target, her knees are coming together and she’s in great balance up on her right toe. So many amateur golfers end up wobbling or falling over and this is a sign of a poor swing. Many golfers end up leaning or falling over backwards and this is never a sign of an effective, accurate or powerful swing. You never want to; ‘Fire and Fall Back’, it just doesn’t make sense. You’re trying to hit the ball forward, yet your body falls backwards. A great thought to start your downswing is to turn your belly button toward the target. Ben Hogan keyed on turning his hips, which is the same action. This way, your legs and lower body drive forward and pull your arms and club down to the ball. It’s much like a baseball player stepping into the pitch. Your lower body supplies the power to your downswing and lets your arms just follow along. Watch any professional golfer on TV and you’ll see that they all have a beautiful, balanced finish with nearly all the weight on their front leg. Having a great finish in your own swing will start you on the path to longer, straighter shots too. Steve Anderson is a PGA Master Professional and is the Director of Instruction for Hampton Golf. Steve teaches at River Hall Country Club in Ft. Myers, Florida and is the author of 4 best-selling books on golf. He can be contacted through his web site; www.MirrorImageGolf.com or by email at; leftguygolf@gmail.com. GolfCoastMagazine.com


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How to Move the Success Dial In Your Game You work hard on your game, so it makes sense that you should see the success dial moving in a desirable direction, right?! Unfortunately, golfers with the best intentions often aren’t getting the results they want because they’re setting goals that are actually holding them back. Below are three big goal setting mistakes that may be preventing you from playing to your potential. 1. Setting the acceptable performance standard at perfection When I ask golfers what their main goal is, they tell me of their desire to hit perfect shots. Why? Because those are the “money” shots, the fun shots, and the ones that feed the ego. But perfection is not a realistic goal. Setting the acceptance bar that high leaves you with no other option than to continually fail at reaching the goal. Good is NEVER good enough. Success begins by setting goals you can actually reach. Think about one thing that could help you hit more fairways, increase your GIR, or get the ball a foot closer to the pin with your wedge game. Setting realistic goals is the smart approach that leads to rapid improvement. 2. Losing sight of the high impact of small improvements When evaluating the state of a golfer’s game, amateur or professional, I look for the lowest hanging fruit that can save one more stroke per round. I see players get


wrapped up working on a big change, like shifting the path of the driver on the downswing, and miss the opportunity to capitalize on a small, high value adjustment, like improving his self-talk on the green to increase his confidence over short putts. In the long term the former might improve consistency off the tee, but the latter may have a more immediate impact on a golfer’s ability to make clutch putts. Investing just a bit more attention to a small adjustment won’t prevent you from making big changes elsewhere. If the ultimate goal is to lower your score, it shouldn’t matter how you make that happen. A good putt is just as valuable as a career drive. 3. Tracking your failures more than your successes Many clients set their goals around decreasing the negative parts of their game instead of increasing the positive. Tracking your failures simply makes them your primary focus. And what you spend the most time thinking about tends to be what you produce more often. Keep stats on your successes to reinforce repeating them. Measure the micro improvements in every shot rather than evaluating the worth of shot on the outcome alone. In golf, you can control the HOW (your process) but not the WHAT (the result). When setting goals make sure you are focused on advancing the parts of your game you can actually influence. By following the guidelines above, you can set more attainable goals that will help you move the success dial in your game. For more information on how mental game training can transform your game, visit http://bit.ly/GolfCoastFreeConsult to book a free phone consultation. It’s never too late to PLAY GREAT! Sport Psychologist, Dr. Shannon Reece teaches golfers how to play great using her proven mental formula. Her tactics help golfers of all levels reach their potential by leveraging their assets into championship form. For more information please call 239-431-6810 or visit trainingforoptimalperformance.com.

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Community Recovered Fast After Hurricane Irma Quail Village Golf Club Doug Arnold Membership Chair, Board of Directors

Quail Village Golf Club is committed to providing the best value in a private golf membership, a welcoming community for everyone who comes to the club, and a team that’s always there for the members. Quail Village was at its best when Hurricane Irma hit. Courses in the area were hit hard, and the damage forced major closings across the whole area. Quail Village’s team jumped to action, working hard to restore our community and course. We are open for 18 holes of golf. Quail Run Golf Club Doug Burnham General Manager

Hurricane Irma brought staff and members together for one goal, to have the course playable ASAP. With the loss of 165 trees, at first glance it seemed impossible. With all Hands on Deck Quail Run had 9 holes open within a week, the second nine holes a week later and bunkers were refreshed with new sand.

West Bay Club Jeff Raimer Director of Golf

West Bay was very fortunate during Irma, the club was very proactive with staff by closing on Tuesday so they could take care of their own needs, along with having a tree service and chipper ready after the storm to clean up the damages. It was a great team effort to get back running in 11 days after the storm. Photo: Flooding at the West Bay Club after Irma.

The Forest Country Club Matt Gaudet General Manager

The Forest Country Club, in South Fort Myers, lost nearly 600 trees due to Hurricane Irma. The majority of damage experienced by The Forest was to landscaping with our Clubhouse and other structures virtually untouched. We were able to reopen within two weeks and all 36-holes have recovered remarkably well from any damage. The Club’s 40th Anniversary Clubhouse renovation project remains on schedule to break ground in April 2018. Cape Royal Golf Club Tyler Arnold General Manager

Our team exhausted all efforts for over two weeks clearing debris, removing downed trees, and even helping homeowners in the community with their own yards. We were only closed for 3 days and managed to escape a lot of damage. However, our new greens that were growing in were set back about a month, but we expect to have at least 18 holes in November and 27 holes by January. I think we are extremely lucky compared to what we saw all around us.


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Junior Achievement of SWFL to Host JA Breaking Par at Grandezza Two-day fundraising event to be held April 21-22, 2018 Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida will host the sixth annual JA Breaking Par at Grandezza on Saturday, April 21 through Sunday, April 22 at The Club at Grandezza, located at 11481 Grande Oak Blvd. in Estero. The two-day event includes a gala dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, featuring live and silent auctions, followed Sunday morning with a Shotgun Scramble Golf Tournament at 8:30 a.m., and concludes with a luncheon and awards ceremony. Tickets for the Saturday gala dinner and auctions and the Sunday golf tournament and awards luncheon are $175. Tickets for the Saturday gala dinner only are $65. Learn more at www.jaswfl.org Like many area communities, Grandezza is home to numerous residents who have GolfCoastMagazine.com

been ardent supporters giving their time and resources for the good of Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. JA Breaking Par at Grandezza serves as the primary funding source for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s flagship program, CEO Academy – a “model” week-long business school summer camp held for rising high school juniors and seniors in partnership with Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). Proceeds from previous JA Breaking Par at Grandezza events have provided funding totaling more than $250,000 in support of the Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida CEO Academy and additional programming. The CEO Academy offers intense interaction with local leaders, high-energy team building activities and teaching the value of free enterprise, business and economics to prepare students for success in the global economy. Sponsorship opportunities are currently available at all levels, with opportunities ranging from Hole Sponsorship at $300 to the Title Sponsorship at $15,000. Clay Miller of NBC2 will serve as the master of ceremonies for the gala on Saturday evening.


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Entertainment/ Sports Celebrities, LPGA stars, PGA TOUR Champions at 3rd annual Diamond Resorts Invitational, Jan 12-14 The Diamond Resorts Invitational benefiting Florida Hospital for Children returns with its popular format featuring PGA TOUR Champions, LPGA stars and sports/ entertainment celebrities, January 12-14 at Tranquilo Golf Club at Four Seasons Resort at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL., airing live on Golf Channel. Last year’s combination of players from the two professional golf tours with celebrities competing together for separate purses totaling $1.25 million, captured the golf world’s imagination. Tournament tickets and information is available at www. DiamondResortsInvitational.com “We caught lightning in a bottle,” said Mike Flaskey, Chief Executive Officer, Diamond Resorts International. “The tournament is now a national TV spectacle in just its second year as part of the PGA TOUR Champions schedule. And best of all, in just three years we’ve been able to raise $2.3 million for Florida Hospital for Children.”

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John Daly Up to 28 PGA TOUR Champions and numerous LPGA players will compete in two distinct competitions with the pros playing for $750,000 over the 54-hole tournament, while the celebrities will play for a $500,000 purse. The format is a Modified Stableford scoring format which awards points as opposed to strokes. Threesomes will include one Champions Tour professional and two celebrities with individuals playing their own ball from the same tees. Last year’s PGA TOUR Champions participants included eventual winner Woody Austin, John Daly, Colin Montgomerie, Ian Woosnam, Kenny Perry and John Cook among the age 50+ professionals. LPGA Tour players included some of the tour’s most accomplished players, Lexi Thompson, Brittany Lincicome, Brittany Lang and Brooke Henderson. The celebrity field was led by Justin Verlander, Brian McCann, Marcus Allen, Roger Clemens, Josh Donaldson, Chicago Cubs pitchers Jon Lester and John Lackey, Colt Ford, Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux, Mike Modano, Blair O’Neal, Jake Owen, Alfonso Ribeiro, Jeremy Roenick, Mark Rypien, John Smoltz, Cole Swindell, Brian Urlacher, Larry the Cable Guy and 2016 celebrity champion Mardy Fish. Active National Football League stars included Arizona Cardinals All-Pros Larry Fitzgerald and Patrick Peterson. The defending champion is former Oakland A’s and St. Louis Cardinals standout pitcher, Mark Mulder.


El Campeon, #7

Mission Inn Resort & Club

Las Colinas, #5 Celebrating 100 years of play, El Located in the Central Florida town of Campeon, known for its steep hills and Howey-In-The-Hills, Mission Inn Resort mature landscape is a golfers delight! is an elegant, 1,100 acre destination It’s ranked by Golf Advisor players as the resort just 35 minutes north of Orlando. #2 layout in Florida. The sister course, Renowned for its picturesque rolling hills, Las Colinas, is a Gary Koch-designed orange groves and shimmering lakes, the course defined by its own rolling hills area draws golf enthusiasts, fishermen and and sweeping fairways. Golfers looking eco tourists who enjoy being surrounded to hone their skills can practice on the by the region’s expansive natural beauty. oversized golf range, large putting greens, Mission Inn features 176 deluxe guest and chipping areas before their rounds. rooms and club suites. Set among quaint After golf, relax over lunch at Nicker’s, the courtyards, low profile buildings adorned clubhouse pub or experience Spa Marbella in red tile, this resort has an intimate for a refreshing massage. Spanish hacienda feeling. With four restaurants, two championship 18-hole golf During this Centennial year, the resort is offering $100 credits per person on all courses, a luxury spa, fitness center and a two-night golf packages operating midweek wide range of outdoor recreation, Mission throughout the year. For stay-and-play Inn offers a unique and memorable guest packages, go online to missioninnresort.com experience for couples, buddy groups, and review the many options for golf, spa, and family outings. The golf experience is fishing, wine tours and more. truly remarkable - hills that roll and pitch, mature pine and magnolia trees that tower, and eagles and ospreys that fly overhead. The terrain of this part of Central Florida, Howey-In-The Hills, Florida originally orange groves, provides up to 85-foot elevation changes and a peaceful (888) 283-6363 Kevin Streelman, Defending Champion ambiance without fairway homes. MissionInnResort.com/summergolf GolfCoastMagazine.com


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Quarry Course

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most difficult course at Black Diamond. It can be played in tandem with the front nine of the Ranch or Quarry, offering two more 18-hole combinations. Located in the heart of Citrus County, Black Off the golf course, guests enjoy three and four-bedroom accommodations; priDiamond Ranch is a sanctuary for those vate, fully furnished homes conveniently looking for a golf retreat unlike any other located within the gated Black Diamond in Florida. The rolling hills and towering community. During their stay, club guests pines provide the perfect backdrop for a memorable round of golf, and private homes are invited to visit the Black Diamond restaurant for a pre-round lunch or quiet welcome guests for a relaxing evening. dinner. The chef and his staff delight mem The signature Quarry Course can best bers and guests alike with a world-class be described as breathtaking. The 13th culinary experience. For those who need through 17th holes are carved over and around the canyon walls of two abandoned a break from golf, the club offers a heated pool and Har-Tru tennis courts. limestone quarries. Writer Dan Jenkins has referred to this stretch as “the best five Stay & Play packages are available with one night and two rounds of golf, with consecutive holes of golf anywhere in the add-ons available.To schedule your stay, world.” Designed by architect Tom Fazio, visit www.blackdiamondranch.com or call the Quarry Course opened in 1987 and has garnered high praise from Golf Digest, 352-234-8855. Links Magazine, and Golfweek, which ranked it 5th in its 2017 “Best Courses You Can Play” list for Florida. While the Quarry Course is one of America’s favorites, the Ranch may very well be the members’ favorite. The Ranch’s 16th, 17th and 18th holes “repreLecanto, Florida sent the three best finishing holes I’ve ever (352) 234-8855 designed,” according to Fazio. The HighKevin Streelman, Defending Champion lands is no slouch either, and may be the BlackDiamondRanch.com/stay GolfCoastMagazine.com


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(352) 746-3446 R 18 72 Q:7159/75.0/137 • • • • • 48 Black Diamond Ranch 39 2600 W. Black Diamond Cr, Lecanto, FL 34461; CR 491, 1.5 miles N of Norel Bryant Hwy. (CR486). Cape Royal Golf Club (239) 283-5522 P 27 72 6611 / 71.0 / 129 • • • • • 21 201 11460 Royal Tee Circle, Cape Coral, FL, 33991; I-75 to Exit 161 Jones Loop Road, Burnt Store Rd to Royal Tee Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club (941) 429-0500 SP 18 72 6748-4800/73.0 • • • • • 18 110 1350 Bobcat Trail, North Port, FL, 34288; I-75 to exit 179, 2 miles west on Toledo Blade. The Forest Country Club (239) 482-8378 PR 36 202 6100 Club Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33908; I-75 to

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mile south of Alico Road to Constitution Blvd. Tiburón Golf Club (239) 593-2201 P 36 208 2620 Tiburón Drive, Naples, FL 34109 ; I-75 Exit 111, south at Airport Pulling Rd. 2 miles to Tiburón Blvd. TwinEagles Club (239) 354-1700 PR 36 209 11725 Twin Eagles Blvd, Naples, FL 34120 ; I-75 to Immokalee Rd, East to Twin Eagles Blvd Valencia Golf & Country Club (239) 352-0777 P 18 210 1725 Double Eagle Trail, Naples, FL 34120; Exit 111 off I-75 - West to Randall Blvd, N on Approach Blvd. West Bay Club (239) 444-2360 PR 18 211 4606 West Bay Blvd., Estero, FL 33928; I-75 to exit 123, Corkscrew Road to Williams Rd, to Bay Blvd


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Deep Creek Golf Club (941) 625-6911 SP 18 72 5836-4746/70 • • • • • 32 172 1260 San Cristobal Ave., Port Charlotte, FL ; Exit 170 off I-75, east on Kings Hwy, R on Sandhill, R on SanCristobal

Heron Creek Golf & Country Club (941) 423-6955 SP 27 72 157 5301 Heron Creek Blvd., North Port, FL 34287; Take I-75 to Exit 182 Sumter Blvd continue on to Heron Creek Blvd

Kings Gate Golf Club (941) 625-0680 SP 18 60 3182-2384/60 • • • • 32 152 24000 Rampart Blvd, Port Charlotte, FL 33980 1 mile west of I-75, Exit 170 Kings Hwy

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Oyster Creek Golf & Country Club (941) 475-0334 E 18 60 3976-2840/60 • • • • 33 119 6501 Oriole Blvd, Englewood, FL; I-75 to Exit 191 River Road to Pine, left on Pine to SR776, left on 776, south 2 miles

Twin Isles Country Club (941) 637-1232 PR 18 72 6722-5258/72 • • • • • 33 143 301 Madrid Blvd., Punta Gorda, FL 33950; Exit 161 off I-75, west 1.4 miles to US 41, right then quick left

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SHOPPING Edwin Watts 5247 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231 | www.edwinwattsgolf.com | (941) 922-1006 | Ad Page 63 Golf & Casual Shop 11900 South Cleveland Avenue, Ft. Myers | www.USAgolfoutlet.biz | (239) 936-8753 | Map #212, Ad Page 7

SERVICES /ENTERTAINMENT Chubb Classic The Twin Eagles Club | www.ChubbClassic.com | (239) 593-3900 | Ad Page 12 Diamond Resorts Invitational Tranquilo golf Club | 3451 Golf view Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL | www.diamondresortsinvitational.com | Ad Page 45 Junior Achievement Southwest florida www.jaswfl.org | (239) 225-2590 | Story Page 44

Golf Home Guru - Joe Morgan www.golfhomeguru.com | Email: Guru@GolfHomeGuru.com | (239) 936-8753 | Story Page 34

Old 41 Restaurant 25091 Bernwood Drive, Unit 1, Bonita Springs | (941) 948-4123 | Map #214, Ad Page 5

Golf World 19001 N. Tamiami Trail, North Ft. Myers | www.GolfWordDiscount.coms | (239) 731-0130 | Map #123, Ad Page 53

INSTRUCTION Steve Anderson - Mirror Image River Hall Golf & Country Club | www.MirrorImageGolf.com | Tips on Page 37


NAPLES | FORT MYERS COURSES NAPLES AREA COURSES 54

Alden Pines Country Club Alico Family Golf

(239) 334-4653 P 16300 Lee Road, Fort Myers

Audubon Country Club

(239) 566-9800 PR 625 Audubon Blvd, Naples

Arrowhead Golf Course

(239) 283-2179 P 14261 Clubhouse Dr, Bokeelia

(239) 596-1000 P 2205 Heritage Greens Dr, Naples

Bay Colony Golf Club

(239) 592-9515 PR 9 740 Bent Grass Bend, Naples

Bear’s Paw Country Club

(239) 263-3007 PR 2500 Golden Gate Pkwy, Naples

Bentley Village Golf Club

(239) 431-2080 PR 2550 Golfside Drive, Naples

Bonita Bay Club

(239) 495-0200 PR 2 6660 Country Club Drive, Bonita Springs

Bonita Bay Club East

(239) 353-5100 PR 3 700 Wildwood Blvd, Naples

Bonita Fairways Golf Course

(239) 947-9100 P 9 751 West Terry Street, Bonita Springs

Bonita National Golf & Country Club

(239) 908-0704 PR 17481 Bonita National Blvd, Bonita Springs

Calusa Pines Golf Club

(239) 348-2220 PR 2000 Calusa Pines Dr., Naples

Cedar Hammock Golf & Country Club

(239) 793-1134 PR 8 660 Cedar Hammock Blvd., Naples

The Club at Mediterra

(239) 254-3000 PR 1 5755 Corso Mediterra Cir, Naples

The Club at Olde Cypress

(239) 596-4797 PR 7 165 Treeline Dr., Naples

The Club at Pelican Bay

(239) 597-1183 PR 7 07 Gulf Park Drive Naples

The Club at Renaissance

(239) 561-4170 PR 1 2801 Renaissance Way, Ft. Myers

The Club at the Strand

(239) 592-7710 PR 5 840 Strand Boulevard Naples

Colliers Reserve Country Club

(239) 597-7200 PR 11711 Colliers Reserve Dr, Naples

Colonial Country Club

(239) 768-9421 SP 9 181 Independence Way, Ft. Myers

Copperhead Golf Club

(239) 369-8200 P

Copperleaf Golf Club

(239) 390-2027 PR 2 3101 CopperleafBlvd, Bonita Springs

Coral Oaks Golf Course

(239) 573-3100 P 1800 Northwest 28th Ave, Cape Coral

2 0910 Copperhead Drive, Lehigh Acres

Country Club of Naples

(239) 261-1032 PR 1 85 Burning Tree Drive, Naples

Countryside Golf Club

(239) 353-1780 PR 6 00 Countryside Drive, Naples

Cross Creek Country Club

(239) 768-1922 P

Crown Colony Golf & Country Club

(239) 590-9044 PR 8 851 Crown Colony Blvd, Ft. Myers

Cypress Lake Country Club

(239) 481-3222 PR 6 767 Winkler Road, Ft. Myers

13050 Cross Creek Blvd, Ft. Myers

Cypress Woods Golf & Country Club

(239) 592-7860 P

3 525 Northbrooke Dr. Naples

Del Tura Golf Club

(239) 621-6209 P

18621 North Tamiami Trl, North Ft. Myers

The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club

(239) 472-3355 P

9 49 Sand Castle Road, Sanibel Island

Eagle Creek Golf & Country Club

(239) 793-0500 PR 11 Cypress View Drive, Naples

Eagle Lakes Golf Club

(239) 732-0034 P 18100 Royal Tree Parkway, Naples

Eagle Ridge Golf Club

(239) 768-1888 P 14589 Eagle Ridge Drive, Ft. Myers

Eastwood Golf Course

(239) 321-7485 P 4 600 Bruce Herd Lane, Ft. Myers

El Rio Golf Club

(239) 995-2204 P

Estero Country Club at the Vines

(239) 267-7000 PR 19501 Vintage Trace Circle, Ft. Myers

Esplanade Golf & Country Club

(239) 494-8020 SP 8 912 Torre Vista Lane, Naples

Fiddlers Creek

(239) 732-9300 PR 8 152 Fiddlers Creek Pkwy, Naples

1 801 Skyline Drive North, Ft. Myers

Fiddlesticks Country Club

(239) 768-1111 PR 15391 Cannongate Drive, Ft. Myers

Forest Glen Golf Club

(239) 354-1332 P 3855 Forest Glen Blvd, Naples

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NAPLES AREA COURSES Fort Myers Country Club

(239) 321-7488 P

Fountain Lakes Golf Course

(239) 495-3555 PR 2 2201 Fountain Lakes Blvd. #1, Estero

3 591 McGregor Boulevard, Ft. Myers

Foxfire Country Club

(239) 643-3139 PR 1030 Kings Way, Naples

Gateway Golf & Country Club

(239) 561-1036 PR 12091 Gateway Greens Dr., Ft. Myers

Glades Country Club

(239) 774-1443 PR 2 10 Teryl Road, Naples

Glen Eagle Golf & Country Club

(239) 353-3699 PR 1403 Glen Eagle Boulevard, Naples

Golden Gate Country Club

(239) 455-9498 SP 4 100 Golden Gate Pkwy, Naples

Golf Club of the Everglades

(239) 354-4727 PR 8 835 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples

The Golf Lodge at the Quarry

(239) 304-0172 PR 8 950 Weathered Stone Drive, Naples

Golfview Golf & Racquet Club

(239) 489-2264 PR 1 4849 Hole in 1 Circle, Ft. Myers

Grey Oaks Golf & Country Club

(239) 262-5550 PR 2 400 Grey Oaks Drive North, Naples

Gulf Harbour Yacht & Country Club

(239) 433-5111 PR 1 4500 Vista River Drive, Ft. Myers

Hammock Bay Golf & Country Club

(239) 394-2511 PR 1370 Borghese Ln, Naples

Heritage Bay Golf and Country Club

(239) 353-7056 P 10154 Heritage Bay Blvd, Naples

Heritage Palms Golf & CC

(239) 278-9090 SP 10420 Washingtonia Palm Way, Ft. Myers

Herons Glen Golf & Country Club

(239) 731-4520 SP 2 250 Avenida Del Vera North, Ft. Myers

Hideaway Beach Club

(239) 642-2840 PR 2 50 South Beach, Marco Island

The Hideaway Country Club

(239) 275-5581 PR 5 670 Trailwinds Drive Ft. Myers

Hideout Golf Club, LTD

(239) 352-4141 PR 3 025 Brantley Blvd., Naples

Highland Woods Golf & Country Club (239) 495-9332 PR 9100 Highland Woods Blvd, Bonita Springs High Point Country Club

(239) 261-4442 PR 1100 High Point Drive, Naples

Hole In The Wall Golf Club

(239) 659-0164 PR 3 600 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples

Hunters Ridge Golf & Country Club

(239) 992-4242 P

12500 Hunters Ridge Drive, Bonita Springs

Hunters Run Executive Golf Course

(239) 574-4454 P

1 006 SE 4th PI, Cape Coral

Imperial Golf Club

(239) 597-8165 PR 1 808 Imperial Golf Course Blvd, Naples

The Island Country Club

(239) 394-6661 PR 5 00 Nassau Rd, Marco Island

Kelly Greens Golf & Country Club

(239) 466-9570 PR 1 2300 Kelly Greens Blvd, Ft. Myers

Kensington Golf & Country Club

(239) 213-1983 PR 2 700 Pine Ridge Road, Naples

Lake Fairways Country Club

(239) 731-2900 PR 1 9371 N Tamiami Trl North Ft. Myers

Lakewood Country Club

(239) 774-2958 PR 4 235 Lakewood Blvd, Naples

Landings Yacht, Golf & Tennis Club

(239) 482-3211 PR 4 425 S. Landings Drive, Ft. Myers

LaPlaya Golf Club

(239) 254-5001 PR 333 Palm River Blvd, Naples, FL

Legends Golf & Country Club

(239) 561-8740 PR 8 600 Legends Blvd Ft. Myers

Lehigh Resort Club

(239) 368-1981 P 2 31 Joel Boulevard, Lehigh Acres

Lely Resorts

(239) 793-2600 SP 8 004 Lely Resort Blvd, Naples

Lexington Country Club

(239) 437-0404 PR 1 6257 Willowcrest Way Ft. Myers

The Links of Naples

(239) 417-1313 P

1 6161 Tamiami Trail E, Naples

Magnolia Landings Golf & Country Club ( 239) 652-0102 P

3 501 Avenida del Vera N. Ft Myers

Majestic Golf Club

(239) 369-8216 P

3 50 Homestead Rd S. Lehigh Acres

Marco Shores Country Club

(239) 394-2581 PR 1450 Mainsail Dr Naples

Miromar Lakes Golf Club

(239) 482-7644 PR 1 8520 Miromar Lake Blvd, Miromar Lakes


NAPLES | FORT MYERS 56 COURSES NAPLES AREA COURSES Mirror Lake Golf Course

(239) 369-1322 P

Moorings Country Club

(239) 261-0909 PR 2500 Crayton Road Naples

6 70 Milwaukee Blvd, Lehigh Acres

Myerlee Country Club

(239) 481-1440 PR 1 380 MyerleeC. C. Blvd, Ft. Myers

Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club

(239) 435-2475 SP 8 51 Gulf Shore Blvd North, Naples

Naples Grande Golf Club

(239) 659-3700 SP 7335 Premier Drive, Naples

Naples Heritage Golf & CC

(239) 417-2555 PR 8 150 Heritage Club Way, Naples

Naples Lakes Country Club

(239) 732-6700 PR 4 784 Naples Lakes Blvd., Naples

Naples National Golf Club

(239) 775-3468 PR 9 325 Collier Blvd, Naples

Old Corkscrew Golf Club

(239) 949-4700 P

Olde Florida Golf Club

(239) 353-7667 PR 9 393 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, Naples

1 7320 Corkscrew Road, Estero

Old Collier Golf Club

(239) 597-9898 PR 7 90 Main House Drive, Naples

Olde Hickory Golf & Country Club

(239) 768-2400 PR 1 4760 Olde Hickory Blvd, Ft. Myers

Palmetto-Pine Country Club

(239) 574-2141 SP 1940 Southwest 9th Court, Cape Coral

Palmira Golf Club

(239) 949-4466 PR 2 8501 Matteotti View, Bonita Springs

Panther Run Golf Club

(239) 304-2835 P

Palmira Golf & Country Club

(239) 949-4466 PR 2 8501 Matteotti View, Bonita Springs

6 005 Anthem Pkwy, Ave Maria

Pelican Marsh Golf Club

(239) 597-3000 PR 1 810 Persimmon Drive, Naples

Pelican Preserve Golf Club

(239) 985-1707 PR 9 802 Pelican Preserve Blvd, Fort Myers

Pelican Sound Golf & River Club

(239) 948-4331 PR 4 561 Pelican Sound Blvd, Estero

Pelican’s Nest Golf Club

(239) 947-2282 PR 4 450 Pelicans Nest Drive, Bonita Springs

The Plantation Golf & Country Club

(239) 561-8650 PR 1 0500 Dartington Drive, Fort Myers

Quail Creek Country Club

(239) 597-2831 PR 1 3300 Valewood Dr, Naples

Quail Run Golf Club

(239) 261-3930 PR 1 Forest Lakes Blvd, Naples

Quail Village Golf Club

(239) 598-2815 PR 1 1719 Quail Village Way, Naples

Quail West Golf & Country Club

(239) 593-4100 PR 5 950 Burnham Road, Naples

Raptor Bay Golf Course

(239) 390-4600 P

River Hall Country Club

(239) 313-4653 SP 3 500 River Hall Pkwy, Alva

2 3001 Coconut Point Resort Dr, Bonita Springs

Riviera Golf Club

(239) 774-2011 P

4 8 Marseilles Drive, Naples

Riverbend Golf Course

(239) 543-2200 P

6 270 River Club Court North, Ft. Myers

The Rookery at Marco

(239) 642-2796 P

3 433 Club Center Blvd, Naples

Royal Palm Country Club

(239) 775-1150 PR 4 05 Forest Hills Boulevard, Naples

Royal Poinciana Golf Club

(239) 261-3968 PR 1 600 Solana Road, Naples

Royal Wood Golf & Country Club

(239) 774-5585 PR 4 300 Royal Wood Blvd, Naples

Sabal Springs Golf & Racquet Club

(239) 731-0101 P 3 410 Clubview Drive North Ft. Myers

The Sanctuary Golf Club

(239) 472-6223 PR 2 801 Wulfert Road Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island Golf Club

(239) 472-2626 P 1100 Par View Drive, Sanibel Island

Seven Lakes Golf & Tennis

(239) 481-6560 PR 1 750 Augusta Dr Ft. Myers

Shadow Wood Preserve

(239) 590-6911 PR 6 900 Shadow Creek Blvd Fort Myers

Shell Point Golf Club

(239) 433-9790 SP 17401 On Par Boulevard, Ft. Myers

Six Lakes Country Club

(239) 995-0595 PR 9 151 Littleton Road, North Ft. Myers

Spanish Wells

(239) 992-5100 PR 9 801 Treasury Cay Lane Bonita Springs


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NAPLES AREA COURSES Spring Run Golf Club

(239) 949-0707 PR 9 501 Spring Run Blvd, Bonita Springs

Stonebridge Country Club

(239) 594-5252 PR 2 100 Winding Oaks Way, Naples

Stoneybrook Golf Course

(239) 948-3933 P

Talis Park Golf Club

(239) 514-1051 PR 1 6475 Talis Park Drive, Naples

Terraverde Country Club

(239) 433-7733 P

2 1251 Stoneybrook Golf Blvd, Estero 1 7000 Terraverde Ct., Ft. Myers

TPC Treviso Bay

(239) 331-2052 PR 9 800 Treviso Bay Blvd, Naples

TwinEagles Golf & Country Club

(239) 354-1700 PR 1 1725 Twin Eagles Boulevard Naples

Vanderbilt Country Club

(239) 348-2662 PR 8 250 Danbury Blvd Naples

Vasari Country Club

(239) 596-0645 PR 1 1250 Via Del Vasari Drive, Bonita Springs

Verandah Country Club

(239) 694-7229 PR 1 2201 River Village Way Fort Myers

Villages at Country Creek

(239) 947-4488 PR 21131 Country Creek Drive, Estero

Vineyards Country Club

(239) 353-1500 PR 400 Vineyards Blvd, Naples

Westminster Golf Club

(239) 368-1110 SP 2 199 Berkley Way, Lehigh Acres

Whiskey Creek Country Club

(239) 481-3021 PR 1449 Whiskey Creek Drive, Ft. Myers

Wildcat Run Golf & Country Club

(239) 495-3031 PR 2 0300 Country Club Drive, Estero

Wilderness Country Club

(239) 261-5505 PR 1 01 Clubhouse Drive, Naples

Windstar on Naples Bay

(239) 775-3400 PR 1 700 Windstar Blvd, Naples

Worthington Country Club

(239) 495-1750 PR 1 3550 Worthington Way, Bonita Springs

Wyndemere Country Club

(239) 263-1700 PR 7 00 Wyndeinere Way Naples


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MANATEE COUNTY COURSES

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Type: PR=Private, P=Public, SP= Semi-Private.

130 Buffalo Creek Golf Course (941) 776-2611 P 139 Esplanade Golf & Country Club (941) 306-3500 SP

8100 Erie Road, Palmetto

114 132 192 149 101 151 144 103 141 126 105

4350 El Conquistador Pkwy, Bradenton

156 106 160 107 108 157 179 135 128 123 109 112 175 136 113 116 186 166 180 117

111 116 105 181 137

IMG Academy Golf Club (941) 758-1464 Lakewood National Golf Club (941) 900-2424 Legacy Golf Club (941) 907-7920 Manatee Golf Club (941) 792-6773 Mocassin Wallow Golf Club (941) 723-0500 Peridia Golf & Country Club (941) 758-2582 Pinebrook/Ironwood Golf Club (941) 792-3288 The River Club (941) 751-4211 Sara Bay Country Club (941) 355-7658 Stoneybrook at Heritage Harbor (941) 746-2696 University Park Country Club (941) 359-9999

SP PR P P SP SP E SP PR P SP

5240 Esplanade Blvd W, Lakewood Ranch 17605 Lakewood National Pkwy, Lakewood Ranch 8255 Legacy Blvd, Bradenton 6415 53rd Avenue W, Bradenton 9680 Buffalo Road, Palmetto 4950 Peridia Blvd East, Bradenton 4260 Ironwood Circle, Bradenton 6600 River Club Blvd, Bradenton 7011 Willow Street, Sarasota 790 Stone Harbour Loop, Bradenton 7671 The Park Blvd, University Park

SARASOTA COUNTY COURSES Bent Tree Country Club Bobby Jones Golf Club Boca Royale Country Club Calusa Lakes Golf Club Capri Isles Golf Club Heron Creek Golf & CC Lake Venice Golf Club The Meadows Mission Valley Golf & CC Misty Creek Golf & Country Club The Palms Golf Club at Forest Lakes Pelican Pointe Golf & CC Rolling Green Golf Club Sarasota National Golf Club Serenoa Golf Club Tatum Ridge Golf Links The Venice Golf & Country Club Venice East Golf Club Village Green Golf Club Waterford Golf Club

(941) 371-8200 PR (941) 365-4653 (941) 474-7475 (941) 484-8995 (941) 485-3371 (941) 423-6955 (941) 488-3948 (941) 371-0982 (941) 488-7747 (941) 921-5258 (941) 388-7241 (941) 496-4653 (941) 355-7621 (941) 496-8676 (941) 925-2755 (941) 378-4211 (941) 492-9600 (941) 493-0005 (941) 922-9500 (941) 484-6621

P SP SP SP SP P SP PR R SP SP P SP SP SP PR E P SP

4700 Bent Tree Boulevard, Sarasota 1000 Circus Boulevard, Sarasota 1601 Englewood Road, Englewood 1995 Calusa Lakes Boulevard, Nokomis 849 Capri Isles Boulevard, Venice 5301 Heron Creek Boulevard, North Port 1801 South Harbor Drive, Venice 3400 Longmeadow, Sarasota 1851 Mission Valley Boulevard, Nokomis 8954 Misty Creek Drive, Sarasota 1990 Beneva Road, Sarasota 625 Center Road, Venice, FL 4501 N. Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota 25510 National Blvd, Venice 6733 Serenoa Drive, Sarasota, FL 421 North Tatum Road, Sarasota 250 Venice Golf Club Drive, Venice 107 Venice East Blvd, Venice 3500 Pembrook Drive, Sarasota 1454 Gleneagles Drive, Venice

SHOPPING | SERVICES/ENTERTAINMENT | INSTRUCTION Cathy Schmidt, LPGA (941) 720-9080 Golf Academy at Tatum Ridge (941) 812-0137 Golf Academy at University Park (941) 359-9999 The Golf Outlet (941) 722-9000 International Barter Exchange (941) 955-6100

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www.TheGolfBootCamp.com 421 North Tatum Road, Sarasota 7671 The Park Blvd, University Park 5935 Factory Shops Blvd, Ellenton 1161 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota


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Type: PR=Private, P=Public, SP= Semi-Private.

TAMPA BAY COURSES

38 Cheval Golf & Athletic Club

(813) 949-4231 SP 4312 Cheval Blvd, Lutz

2

Cove Cay Golf Club

(727) 535-1406

SP

2612 Cove Cay Drive, Clearwater

6

The Eagles Golf Club

(813) 920-6681 SP

16101 Nine Eagles Drive, Odessa

7

East Bay Golf Club

(727) 581-3333

8

Fox Hollow Golf Club

(727) 376-6333 SP

31 The Groves Golf & Country Club (813) 996-0161

P

702 Country Club Drive, Largo 10050 Robert Trent Jones Pkwy, Trinity

SP

7924 Melogold Circle, Land O’Lakes

9

Heritage Harbor Golf & CC

(813) 949-4886 SP

19502 Heritage Harbor Pkway, Lutz

10

Heritage Isles Golf & CC

(813) 907-7447

SP

10630 Plantation Bay Drive, Tampa

43 Links of Lake Bernadette

(813) 788-7888

SP

5430 Links Lane, Zephyhills, FL

12

Lexington Oaks Golf Club

(813) 907-7270

SP

26133 Lexington Oaks Blvd, Wesley Chapel

14

Mainlands Golf Club

(727) 577-4847

P

9445 Mainlands Golf Club, Pinellas Park

19

Pinecrest Golf Course

(727) 584-6497

P

1200 Eighth Avenue SW, Largo

23 Seminole Lake Country Club

(727) 391-6255 SP

6100 Augusta Boulevard, Seminole

25 Seven Hills Golf Club

(352) 688-8888 SP

10599 Fairchild Road, Spring Hill

27 Silver Dollar Trap & Golf Club

(813) 920-3884

SP

112711 Silver Dollar Drive, Odessa, FL

28 Summerfield Crossings Golf Club (813) 671-3311 SP

13050 Summerfield Boulevard, Riverview

29 Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club (352) 588-5454 SP

10641 Old Tampa Bay Drive, San Antonio

30 Tarpon Springs Golf Course

(727) 934-5191

SP

1100 Tarpon Woods Boulevard, Palm Harbor

36 Westchase Golf Club

(813) 854-2331

P

11602 Westchase Golf Drive, Tampa

SHOPPING | SERVICES/ENTERTAINMENT | INSTRUCTION

51 Blue Collar Golf Shop

(727) 542-9228

54 Bob VanSweden Golf

(941) 812-0137

11616 Seminole Boulevard, Largo 2300 26th Street N, St. Petersburg

62 The Downs Golf Practice Facility (813) 854-4946

11225 Race Track road, Oldsmar

62 Golfest 2018

(813) 854-4946

11225 Race Track Road, Oldsmar

61 John Hayes Golf

(727) 692-4679

2987 N. McMullen booth Road, Clearwater

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(727) 480-9049

2612 Cove Cay Drive, Clearwater

Shriver Golf Academy

55 Southern Golf of Pinellas, Inc. (727) 522-1538

4647 4th Street North, St. Petersburg

56 T&D Golf Stores

(813) 888-5433

4205 West Waters Avenue, Tampa

57 T&D Golf Stores

(813) 855-5385 180 Race Track Road, Oldsmar

56 Trust In God Products

(813) 888-5433

4205 West Waters Avenue, Tampa


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