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Naples/Fort Myers Edition




Summer 2018



PGA Pros Making A Difference INSIDE: LOCAL NEWS, MAPS, DIRECTORY and more

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Cover Story Local PGA Pros have been working hard to raise money for charities benefitting our community. We highlight some of their impressive work.


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



Top Photo: Cadets at the Folds of Honor Event held at the Vineyards. Bottom Left: FGCU player competing in Jones Cup. Bottom Right: SWFL Junior Golfer Playing at Worthington Country Club

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Summer is the time to travel to some of Florida’s great golf destinations. The pace is unhurried, the golf courses are in fantastic shape and you’ll also find fabulous golf packages.


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out and experience everything that our local golf community has to offer. In this issue, we’re encouraging our readers to get on the road and visit one of the three great Stay and Play offers – all of which are offering world class golf at a tremendous value. This issue highlights some of the charitable work done by local PGA Professionals. It’s truly inspiring to see the impact that they are having on our local communities, and we hope that some of our readers will get involved too! We’re particularly excited that their fundraising is locally focused – helping kids, families, and members of our community in need. As always, we’re featuring our favorite local golf courses, golf tips, and community news in this copy of Golf Coast Magazine. There’s a lot to do in Southwest Florida during the summer, and we hope that you use this magazine as your guide. If you’re up for something new, you should head over to and subscribe to our email newsletter. Our news team – led by the legendary Mark Cardon – will keep you in the loop on everything ‘golf’ that is happening in our community. We can’t wait to see you out on the course! Fairways and greens,

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PGA Pros are Making a Lasting Impact in Our Community Golf is a part of life here in Southwest Florida. Our local PGA Professionals make that possible – their work builds our communities and drives our tourist economy. And when they’re not working on club business, many of our local PGA Professionals are changing lives by raising money for local charities.

The impact is far reaching. Local PGA Pros have raised over $275,000 to support Folds of Honor, provided funding for the PGA Golf Management Program at Florida Gulf Coast University, operated and raised money for the Southwest Florida Junior Golf Association, supported critical rehabilitation treatments at SalusCare, helped to build local homes with Habitat for Humanity, introduced countless kids to the game of golf by assisting the First Tee of Collier County, and much more. We’ve spoken to some of the people who help raise money, and those who benefit from it, to highlight the impact local PGA Members are having on our community.



Folds of Honor provides scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service-members. The money raised by this event has helped military families across the country, especially because 86% of the money raised for Folds of Honor goes directly to benefit military kids. Closer to home, twelve children living in the Fort Myers and Cape Coral areas have received scholarships with money that was directly raised at events hosted by Metzger.

Folds of Honor Foundation Tom Metzger, PGA has hosted an annual event benefitting the Folds of Honor Foundation at the Vineyards Country Club for ten years. The event has raised over $275,000 since its inception ten years ago, and recent events are attracting over 200 players and raising between $30,000-$35,000 per event.

The event is an incredible celebration for American heroes. Veterans are invited and honored. ROTC Kids volunteer and help raise money. Attendees are educated on the meaning of each of the folds in the flag. Golfers honor the Veterans with a 21-golf ball salute. Everyone has a great time playing a round for a great cause. “This event brings our whole community together,” commented Tom Metzger, “Our members have been incredibly supportive, and local businesses have made an enormous impact by donating over 200 raffle prizes to our event.”



The success of Tom’s event hasn’t gone unnoticed. Benjamin DeArmond at TPC Treviso Bay has spearheaded a Folds of Honor tournament that was held on July 4th. There’s nothing better than seeing a snowball effect in charitable giving towards such a worthy cause.

source of funding for Florida Gulf Coast University, however, the funds that come from the State have strings attached that make it impossible to run a PGA program without outside support. Money raised through the Southwest PGA Chapter helps to fill the gap.

Over the last ten years, over $1,000,000 has been raised for the Folds of Honor Foundation by Southwest Florida PGA members through similar fundraisers, events, and charitable giving.

“The Tournament of Charities has an enormous impact on our program here at Florida Gulf Coast University.” According to Tara McKenna, “The money affects everyone in the program by letting us buy technology and resources. It also motivates our students by letting us send a team of five students to the Jones Cup – a bucket list item for our students.”

Florida Gulf Coast University – PGA Golf Management Program Tara McKenna, PGA is the Director of the PGA Golf Management program at Florida Gulf Coast University, a program that is supported by the PGA Tournament of Charities Program. The State of Florida is the primary

The money goes even further, funding travel for the internship coordinator to sell the FGCU brand, creating approximately 12 needbased scholarships that pay for books


and tuition, and paying for one student to attend the Annual PGA Meeting where they can witness the organization’s governance. Southwest Florida Junior Golf Association Jeff Nixon, PGA is the President of the Southwest Florida Junior Golf Association and the Head Professional at Stoneybrook Golf Club in Estero. The SWFJGA helps kids learn integrity, build character, and develop into future leaders through the game of golf. The SWFJGA is both the beneficiary of countless hours in volunteer work from local PGA members and one of the organizations supported by the Tournament of Charities. Since 1995, the Tournament of Charities has consistently contributed between $5000$8000 to the SWFJGA. The SWFJGA has had an enormous impact on our community. In total


they’ve handed out over $290,000 in scholarships and they are working hard to reach their goal of an additional $210,000 in the next five years so that they can hit the $500,000 milestone for scholarships awarded. The money contributed by the Tournament of Charities is a blessing to the organization because they don’t have to deplete their general fund to support those scholarships.

The example set by PGA Members is clearly reflected in the kids. Jeff Nixon shared that, “Starting in 2012 the kids decided to take the money that would’ve been spent on trophies and donate it to charity. It’s truly inspirational to see the kids pay it forward towards children in greater need.” The SWFJGA had 157 active players in 2016, has handed out over 300 scholarships to help kids advance their education, and the kids enrolled in the program have a 95% high school graduation rate.

clubs, the Tournament of Charities has seen a decline in participation. It’s a trend that the PGA is working hard to reverse. “Over the last 20 years we’ve made a massive difference to the Southwest Florida community,” said Bill Harley, President of the Southwest PGA Chapter, “But there’s so much potential for our members to do more.”

Going Forward

Golfers can take action to help the PGA in its mission – either by supporting current fundraisers or advocating within your club for fundraising events, you can be part of the team that makes a difference here in Southwest Florida.

The PGA is making Southwest Florida a better place to live and work through its charitable works, but its impact could be larger. Although many PGA Pros have made incredible contributions with the help of their

To learn more about the Tournament of Charities and to find out how you can support it, call Bill Harley, PGA at (239) 495-3031 or email him at

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A New Day, a New Name The Golf Links of Charlotte Harbor

”Movers and Shakers” is a term used

to refer to business leaders, and those who have made great accomplishments; it was coined by poet Arthur O’Shaughnessy in his 1873 poem Ode. “Movers and Shakers” fits SW Florida’s golf industry leader, Rich Smith, PGA. Just 11 months ago, Smith’s first purchase of Sarasota County icon Bobcat Trail Golf Club was official. After a multimillion dollar renewal of bunkers, greens and fairways along with a completely renovated clubhouse including an all new pro shop and updated restaurant, the totally reinvented Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club emerged.

Smith’s second purchase is now official, with Port Charlotte Golf Club now joining the Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club family. Centrally located in the heart of Charlotte County, the course has a reputation as one of the foremost premier layouts in Southwest Florida. Wasting no time in showing this facility will also be aligning with Smith’s vision and undergoing its own renewal, the new name was revealed introducing The Golf Links of Charlotte Harbor. In announcing the acquisition of Port Charlotte Golf Club, Smith said: “It’s a beautiful golf course. The people here


are as nice and friendly as the people at Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club. Being that this is my hometown and my community, I love the fact that I will have two of the nicest golf courses in the area.” The summer excitement in Sarasota and Charlotte Counties will center around the always continuing efforts to improve Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club and the start of the renewal and renovations at The Golf Links of Charlotte Harbor. Under the direction and leadership of Jamie Detert, GCSAA Director of Agronomy, at Charlotte Harbor National and Brad Wright, GCSAA Director of Agronomy at


The Golf Links, both courses are definitely in good hands. Cahoots Bar & Grill at Charlotte Harbor National will continue to be the scene of many parties, or as they are called there, OCCASSIONS!!! The Golf Links will also be the site of new and fresh entertainment and excitement in their clubhouse at “In Cahoots Too”. Both facilities are proud to have the only Sorenstam Golf Academy, led by Charlotta Sorenstam, LPGA 1998 Solheim European Cup Team Member, 2000 LPGA Tour Standard Ping Register Champion and sister of LPGA Hall of Famer Annika Sorenstam. If you’re



looking to improve your game, you now have two locations to benefit from the Sorenstam Golf Academy Instruction. With Smith’s vision, there will always be efforts being put forth to be better and improve guest experiences. Both facilities will share in this vision while sharing in the core values of exceptional quality, superb hospitality, charitable giving and lots of fun. Rich Smith and his teams will be working hard to make golf exciting at both locations. Smith’s vision doesn’t stop with just these two courses, it goes far beyond, looking to

the future of golf. With a looming announcement in October 2018 that will impact 29 million golfers and 15,500 golf facilities, Smith promises to evolutionize the game of golf. While continuing to work on all the positive changes and future announcements, Rich Smith is extremely excited about one announcement in particular. He is pleased to announce a partnership and support of a very important community, Folds of Honor. Folds of Honor provides educational assistance to families of service men and women who have “given their life” to our country, and our way of life. Smith says, “It is our extreme pleasure to do our small part in our larger community to give back through the game of golf to this very important and life changing social initiative.” The Golf Links of Charlotte Harbor is pledging a portion of each Membership



as wells as ONE DOLLAR of each guest round to Folds of Honor. This is something they are very proud of. Folds of Honor’s motto says it best; “Honor Their Sacrifice. Educate Their Legacy.” In October 2018, Rich Smith along with his Next Cloud, LLC Executive Team will reveal their plans for this evolution. When you want to be the best, you need to work with the best. The Next Cloud, LLC Executive Team leading this industry game changer, is exactly that. Rich Smith, PGA and wife, Ellen, head up the team as Co-CEO’s along with Bob Baldassari, PGA, Chief Operating Officer; John Townsend, Chief Financial Officer; Jason Talley, Chief Technology Officer; Ben Herring, PGA, Chief Championships Officer; Glenn Wise, Office of the CEO/Strategy and Execution; and Charlotta Sorenstam, LPGA, Chief Inclusion GTG Officer & Director of Instruction Services. In addition to this impressive Executive Team, by October’s announcement, Next Cloud, LLC will have 45 PGA members employed corporately who will be running Rich Smith’s full vision and mission on a daily basis. As they look toward the future and implementing the October agenda, they plan to work with thousands of PGA Professionals in the golf industry, worldwide. As for the big picture to be announced in October, we just can’t wait to hear!

The Golf Links of Charlotte Harbor at a Glance



22400 Gleneagles Terr., Port Charlotte, FL 33952 US 41 to Conway, right into entrance.


Yardage/Rating/Slope Gold 6754 71.8 Blue 6344 70.0 White 6076 68.5 Green 5378 67.5 Red 4971 67.5

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The 18-hole course at the Golf Links of Charlotte Harbor in Port Charlotte, Florida features 6,754 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 70.0 and it has a slope rating of 121 on Bermuda grass. Designed by David Wallace/Charles Ankrom, the original Port Charlotte Golf course opened in 2006.



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Mission Inn Resort & Club Located in the heart of Central Florida, in Howey-In-The-Hills, Mission Inn Resort is a one-of-a-kind 1,100 acre full-service resort located 35 minutes north of Orlando and 90 minutes from Tampa Bay. It is easily accessible by Interstate 75 or the Florida Turnpike. It is a resort destination with an abundant amount of activities for everyone. Mission Inn features 176 freshly-decorated guest rooms and club suites with golf front patios. All rooms feature new Stearns & Foster bedding, modern dĂŠcor, safes, a new lock system and doors, plus much more. Club suites are larger and now include refrigerators for snacks and beverages, a separate sofa and second TV for relaxing over dinner. The resort setting features quaint courtyards, low profile buildings, red roof tiled accents and an intimate Spanish hacienda feeling. With four restaurants, two championship 18-hole golf courses, a luxury spa, fitness center and a wide range of outdoor recreation, the resort offers a perfect guest experience for couples, buddy groups, and family outings. The golf is truly remarkable. The terrain provides hills that roll and pitch, mature pine and magnolia trees that tower, where eagles and ospreys fly overhead.

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The terrain of this part of Central Florida, originally orange groves, provides up to 85-foot elevation changes and a peaceful ambiance removed from busy city life. Golfers looking to hone their skills can practice on the 130 person golf range, several putting greens and chipping areas before their rounds. After golf, relax over lunch at Nicker’s clubhouse pub or relax at Spa Marbella over a refreshing massage. Special Summer/ Fall 2018 Golf Package offers are now available with individual resort incentives. For example, book any two night golf package with rooms, golf and daily breakfast for as low as $155 per person, per night and receive a $50 resort credit good for merchandise, meals, and more! For all stay-and-play packages, go online to to review the many options for golf, spa, fishing, wine tours and more.

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Florida PGA Foundation Celebrating With Habitat For Humanity By Dave Daubert

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common phrase usually applied to a golf club by PGA Professionals. However, on Saturday May 19th it was applied to swinging hammers instead of golf clubs for fifteen PGA Professionals in Vero Beach. The South Florida PGA Foundation was onsite for the wall raising of their seventh home sponsored along with Habitat for Humanity. Local PGA Professionals, SFPGA Board of Directors members and SFPGA Foundation Board members were in attendance, and lending a helping hand for Melissa Arduini and her four sons. The day began with a brief ceremony, recognizing the impact that this home would have on the life of the Arduini family. Remarks were made on behalf the South Florida PGA Foundation, by its President Tom Wildenhaus. On the soon-to-be porch of the unfinished home, Wildenhaus

expressed just how important it was to the South Florida PGA Foundation to be a part of an organization such as Habitat for Humanity. Because of their investment in a family and not a building, and giving back to communities on a personal level were just some of the reasons the SFPGA Foundation chose to support Habitat during its inception in 2011. Once all of the speeches were finished, the front wall was raised by the Arduini family and PGA Professionals in attendance. Then the real work began. For the next four hours, our PGA Professionals were nailing plywood into place, roofing a neighboring home, and performing various tasks that turned a shell into the beginnings of a home. In the next three months there are designated work days for PGA Professionals all across the Section to participate in and contribute to the completion of this home. Once



you will be a part of turning this home into a reality by supporting our Foundation or lending your time. About Indian River Habitat for Humanity Seeking to put God’s love into action, Indian River Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, community and hope. Indian River Habitat was affiliated in 1991 and its successful track record has benefited over 800 families in need of simple, decent and affordable homes. Through homeownership, Habitat empowers working families, providing them with strength, stability and self-reliance.

at a month, they can come out and lend a helping hand to turning a blueprint into a reality. Those dates are June 7th, July 17th and August 18th. This home will serve as the halfway point for the SFPGA Foundation’s goal of completing a home in every county within the confines of our Section. This encompasses 15 counties plus Puerto Rico. With the commitment comes a financial gift of $50,000 per home, along with volunteers to help build the home. Once all 16 homes have been built the Foundation will have granted $800,000 to Habitat for Humanity throughout south Florida and more than 15,000 volunteer hours. To sign up to volunteer and help build our seventh home, please email the Foundations Programs Coordinator Michelle Goda at We hope that

About the South Florida PGA Foundation The South Florida PGA Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded to support the South Florida community, with a focus on junior golf, education, scholarships and charitable gifting. The South Florida PGA Foundation falls under the direction of the South Florida PGA, a not-for-profit organization comprised of over 1,800 men and women PGA Professionals serving as the experts in business and the game of golf.



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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


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

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Cape Royal Golf Club Magnificent Golf, Outstanding Food, Championship Service 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. Prepare yourself for an unparalleled golfing experience. Our course is a pleasure for golfers of any skill level to play. Test your accuracy with our fairways, water hazards and sand traps; we have everything you need to challenge you and improve your game. 11460 Royal Tee Circle Cape Coral, FL 33991 239-283-5522





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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


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


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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


Quail Run Golf Club

Yardage/Rating/Slope: Blue: 5304 / 65.7 / 112; White: 5022 / 64.8 / 109; Gold: 4713 / 63.9 / 106; Red: 4418 / 65.9 / 109

COURSE FACTS Number of Holes: 18 Architect: Walter Smith General Manager: Doug Burnham, PGA Membership Director: Cindy Burnham Superintendent: Jeff Plourde

COURSE AMENITIES • Walk any time with no trail fees for members • Relaxed Club Dining • Home ownership not required to join • Member for a Day Option

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. 1 Forest Lakes Drive Naples, FL 34105 239-261-3930




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Private Golf Club

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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


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


• 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


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





Bold, Fun and Casual

Contact Nancy Dagher at

(239) 598-2815 to learn more about membership.


COURSES Public Course


TEE INFORMATION Yardage/Rating/Slope: Blue 6465 / 71.6 / 120 White 6074 / 69.5 / 116 Gold 5692 / 67.5 / 113 Ladies 5191 / 70.1 / 113 COURSE FACTS General Manager/ Head Pro: Mike Dopslaff, PGA Golf Course Superintendent: Jason Craft, GCSAA

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GOLF LESSONS Golf lessons are available from four time SW Chapter PGA Player of the Year, Mike Dopslaff, PGA.

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.

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.

Junior Golfers play FREE with paid adult after 11:00 am* *1 adult, 1 free junior

San Carlos Golf Club

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

Valencia Golf & Country Club is Closed For Course Renovations

Reopening scheduled for Fall 2018

This summer Valencia Golf & Country Club has shut down so that it can complete a massive renovation on its course. The 18-hole public course is a favorite of Naples’ locals and visitors alike, and is well known for its undulating fairways, sparkling lakes, and lush strands of palms, pines and cypress reserve. “Valencia is re-investing in our course and the local golf community,” said Head PGA Professional Nick Stokke, “It’s always been our goal to provide the best public golf course experience in Naples, and this investment will improve both the playability and the condition of the course.” Under the guidance of acclaimed golf course architect J. Drew Rodgers, the team at Valencia set out to convert the entire course from 419 Bermuda to

new variety, Celebration. They also will soften some of the green contours, while also resurfacing them to TifEagle. The focal point of the renovation is the bunkering, where they reduced the number and size of the bunkers. Each new and rebuilt bunker has been placed with intent so that they challenge players at all skill levels. The renovations will also help the maintenance team keep the course in top condition, even during the busiest months of season. Valencia plans to reopen in late October or early November. To keep up with their photo updates and get more information, go to Join their email newsletter so that you can be among the first to find out when they announce their reopening date.

Spectacular Golf is Just Deep Creek Golf Club 941-625-6911

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


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


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.


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a Short Drive Away!! The Golf Links of Charlotte Harbor 941-625-4109

Centrally located in the heart of Charlotte County, the course has always had a reputation as one of the foremost premier layouts in Southwest Florida. Now under new ownership, Rich Smith is wasting no time, as the former Port Charlotte Golf Course begins its renewal as The Golf Links of Charlotte Harbor.

Oyster Creek Golf & Country Club


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

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.



Finding the Best SWFL Golf Community for YOU! By Joe Morgan-GOLF HOME GURU Like thousands of other people from all around the world, you’ve decided that you want to live in one of Southwest Florida’s incredible golf communities. But with so many beautiful golf communities from which to choose, how do you determine the right one for you? Even if you’ve owned or rented here for a number of years, this can still be quite challenging…and a search process that should be fun and exciting can sometimes turn exhausting and over-whelming.

The first step to finding your dream home in a SWFL golf community is to find the community that best fits YOUR budget, golfing habits and ability, and family lifestyle. To do this, you need to answer the following questions… • BUDGET—In addition to the purchase price of the home, what annual costs are acceptable to you? Annual ownership expenses will consist of HOA/condo fees, golf/social membership fees, real estate taxes, cart fees, and possibly special assessments and/or food & beverage minimums. After you total up the home’s annual costs, it then helps to estimate how much time you and your family will be at this home each year. Determine if you can justify this annual expense. If not, move on to a home and golf community that better fit your budget. • GOLFING HABITS & ABILITY—How much golf will you and your spouse play each week you’re at your SWFL home? Do you prefer to walk when you play golf? Do you want to have your own golf cart? How tough a golf course can you handle? It’s essential to find a golf course that you and your spouse ENJOY.



• FAMILY LIFESTYLE—What other community amenities and activities will you and your family use most…tennis; fitness center; resort pool; lap pool; pickle ball; bocce ball; spa; casual dining; formal dining? And, what non-community activities—ie beaches; shopping; movies; dining; etc.—are most important to you and your family? The second step is to then select the golf community “category” that best matches up with your answers to the above questions. SWFL essentially features three types of golf communities—public; private bundled; and private equity/non-equity—and each category has its own unique features and fee structures. • PUBLIC GOLF COMMUNITIES—These are housing developments that surround public golf courses. These communities typically have lower prices on single family homes and condos, and more affordable annual costs. They provide the opportunity to live in a golf environment, but without paying an initiation fee or annual golf fees…you simply pay-asyou-play each round of golf. They’re a great deal for individuals or families that aren’t going to be in SWFL much of the year, and also for owners that don’t play much golf. These communities normally feature relatively-low HOA/condo fees, but most of them offer basic country club amenities such as pools, fitness centers, tennis, and limited dining. • PRIVATE BUNDLED GOLF COMMUNITIES—Purchasing a home in one of these communities gets you a full golf/social membership without having to pay an initiation fee. Their annual golf/ social membership fees range from about $4,000-$7,000/year. This category is economically attractive to owners who are going to be in SWFL at least 3-4 months of the year and plan to play a lot of golf. These communities offer outstanding golf courses, a full array of amenities, and they constantly update their courses and facilities. If they have any flaw, it’s their high golfer count… typically 799 golf members per 18-holes. • PRIVATE EQUITY/NON-EQUITY GOLF COMMUNITIES—These communities require an upfront initiation fee for a golf membership, currently ranging from $12,000-$150,000. The median is



around $50,000-$60,000, and there are a number of outstanding communities in this range. Only about 25% of the communities currently offer refunds when the golf membership is terminated, with refunds ranging from 10%-100%. Golf memberships are optional in some communities and mandatory in others, so make sure you know the requirements of the ones that you’re considering. Annual fees in these communities normally range from about $8,000-$12,000/year (roughly double the bundled golf communities). Lush landscaping, championship golf courses, elaborate and elegant facilities, and maximum amenities are common to this category…especially in the higher-end communities. A big advantage of these communities is that they restrict their

number of golf memberships to 300-400 per 18-holes, so it’s a lot easier to get on the course during the busy winter season. Once you’ve matched your answer profile with one of these golf community categories, the third step is to review the individual golf communities in that category. The easiest and quickest way to do this is to use my website, GolfHomeGuru. com, which offers the financial and golf details for every SWFL golf community… and EXCLUSIVELY recommends the “Top 25 SWFL Golf Communities”. Then, contact me for more information…and to visit our great golf homes! Joe Morgan--better known as the GOLF HOME GURU—specializes in SWFL golf communities, and is an Award-Winning, “Top Producer” real estate agent for Downing-Frye Realty in Naples, Florida. For help buying or selling in a golf community, please visit his comprehensive and user-friendly website,, and contact him at 239/438-6426 (Cell);


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Best Golf of Your Life Director of Instruction at River Hall Country Club PGA Master Professional Class-A member of PGA of America Head Teaching Professional for Ken Venturi 1992-1996 Two-Time ‘Golf Magazine’ top teacher 2000 SW Florida PGA ‘Teacher of the Year’ Author of 3 best-selling books Authored over 700 articles on the golf swing Featured in; Golf Digest, Golf Magazine, PGA Magazine, USA Today and others Spea at PGA Merchandise Show Speaker education seminars in 2016 and 2018

For Lesson Information, Contact Steve at 239-218-5349

Join for my special student price of $99.00 3125 W Black Diamond Circle, Lecanto, FL 34461



Chipping Out of Long Rough

Master Swing Tips by Steve Anderson, PGA Master Professional The Summer months finds three of golf’s Major Championships, the US Open, British Open and PGA Championship. All three venues usually feature long rough around the greens, putting a premium on the short game.

During my years working for the legendary Ken Venturi, he taught me a shot that he used to win the US Open in 1964 and it’s one that can help your game. Many times, your ball will be a few yards off the green and the hole is 5075 feet away. This would usually call for a chip and run with a 7 or 9-iron. If your ball is sitting in 3-4 inch rough however this will greatly change your approach. The 7 and 9-iron will have a hard time getting through the rough unless you swing a bit harder, which would result in the ball rolling too far. The photo shows me with my sandwedge and you can see that I’m playing the ball about 6 inches ‘outside’ my back foot. Having the ball so far back will steepen your swing to get through the rough. It’s also de-lofting it some, so you’ll get the added roll you need. You’ll swing down into the ball without much follow-through and your ball will pop out every time and roll close to the hole. It’s a great stroke saver that Venturi used in his Open victory and will help your game 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; or by email at;



The Putting Wrecker Master Swing Tips by Steve Anderson, PGA Master Professional

In the early 1970’s, something happened in the game that dramatically changed the way golfers swung their putters. That change was in the agronomy, or type of grass used on the greens. From the early days of golf, until then, putting surfaces were on the slower side, about half the speed of today’s greens. It was almost like putting in todays fringes. The old putting stroke consisted of cocking and un-cocking the wrists during the stroke which was necessary to give the ball a good whack. Golfers from Bobby Jones in the 20’s, to Palmer and Nicklaus in the 60’s all used their wrists a lot as seen in photo #1 to the right. When greens became faster and smoother, pros adapted their strokes to also become smoother, and started keeping their wrists quiet as I’m demonstrating in photo #2 to the left. When I worked for the legendary Ken Venturi, he called the action of the left wrist hinging up the ‘Swing Wrecker’ as it led to many less than solid hits. By eliminating the wrists, the stroke has evolved into a simpler motion with fewer moving parts, and nearly all of today’s pros putt with much firmer wrists. The pros back then were all great putters, but having a modern stroke to match up with today’s modern greens is the way to go and can help your putting improve dramatically. 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; or by email at;

4 Steps to Get the Most Out of Your Summer Golf Whether you desire to hit more fairways, dial in your wedges, or lower your putts per round, it’s possible to move the needle in your game in a short period of time. With my professional golf clients, who have very hectic schedules, we plan sprint training phases. Instead of just spending time on your game this summer, you can focus your efforts to invest time with a specific ROI in mind. Below are 4 steps to get the most out of your summer golf. Step 1 - Set Three Micro Goals Start by selecting three micro goals for July through September, meaning very small, targeted and measurable gains. For example, you might want to consistently average 1-2 more greens in regulation on your home course, or increase your percentage of 8 foot putts during practice from 3 of 10 to 6 of 10 because that distance makes you tense on the course. Step 2 - Identify the Gap Before you can create an action plan to achieve your micro goals you need to identify WHAT’s causing the performance gap. With the 8 footers, are you missing important details like grain or break in your read? Or is it an issue of confidence resulting in a tense or jerky stroke? Once you’re clear on the cause of the gap you can plan the steps to close it.

Step 3 - Plan Your Work, Work Your Plan Let’s say that your gap is due to lack of confidence with 8 foot putts.Your stroke is good, but you tend to get tight when you feel like you need to make the putt. You’ll need a plan to improve your thought habits on the green to free up your good stroke. On the practice green you can run putting drills while working on your pre-putting (mental) routine. For example, you might need to imagine the ball rolling into the cup, and make a point of recalling the last time you did make an 8 footer to boost your confidence in the moment. Step 4 - Set Incremental Milestones It would be unrealistic to think that you could achieve overnight success. Lay out some incremental milestones during the three month period. For example, while developing your confidence level on 8 foot putts, set a milestone to advance from 3 of 10 to 4 of 10 by the end of July, then 5 of 10 consistently by the end of August, and so on. When you take the time to create a strategic action plan you’ll be amazed by how much you can transform your game in a short period of time. Now get out there and PLAY GREAT! If you enjoyed this post, you can sign up to get weekly tips right to your inbox when you join my Play Great Golf Community. As an added bonus, you’ll receive an invitation to my private Facebook group where you can engage with me and other passionate golfers to find solutions to your biggest challenges in the game. To join visit - 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

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PGA Pros Take Real Estate Industry by Storm The Southwest Florida Lifestyle is inseparable from the golf industry. When PGA Professionals Trevor Johnson, Kevin Kuehl, and Jay Westerlund saw how much trouble people, especially those coming from out of state, had navigating the over 120 area golf courses, they decided to leave their positions at local country clubs and start a new type of real estate firm.

My Florida Real Estate is a boutique agency specialized in connecting people with the home and lifestyle of their dreams. Their industry connections in the local golf community and familiarity with nearly every golf course in the area gave them an edge over their competitors. The team has grown to over 10 professionals who take customer service to a new level – from accompanying clients on club tours, showcasing local attractions, and post-sale work such as helping clients find the best insurance for their new home. On the sell side, My Florida Real Estate built the area’s leading website where prospective buyers can search the local


MLS and find valuable information to guide their buying decision. The team also invests in gaining broad exposure for their listings. They’ve produced a series of television commercials that play on top news networks – Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, HLN, HGTV, CNBC, ESPN, and the Golf Channel – where they promote client listings and give a brief photo tour of the properties. They also promote listings through direct mail, a vast email list, the PGA Network, and partner companies. If you’d like to work with a new kind of real estate firm with a clear focus on the golf industry, call My Florida Real Estate today. Call: (239) 315-6323 Visit: If your property is currently listed with a realtor, please disregard this notice. It is not our intention to solicit the offerings of other brokers.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS “Trevor was outstanding to work with. He coordinated a simultaneous transaction of selling and purchasing a home. He took all the stress out of it for us. The transaction even had a hurricane in the middle of the process and everything still went smooth. I would highly recommend using Trevor for your real estate needs.” BRIAN WASHEK “My experience working with Joyce was awesome... beyond the call of “duty”! There were many obstacles (many not at all expected or necessary) that had to be tackled and Joyce “conquered” all. She was always prompt, reliable, resourceful, and always had a very positive attitude. There is so much more I can say... all in all... FANTASTIC! We all wish all realtors could be as good... CAROL WEAVER


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Cape Royal Golf Club (239) 283-5522 P 27 201 11460 Royal Tee Circle, Cape Coral, FL, 33991; I-75 to


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6611 / 71.0 / 129 • • • • • 31


6476 / 71.1 / 131 • • • • • 33


5087 / 65.7 / 112 • • • • • 33

Quail Village Golf Club (239) 598-2815 PR 18 206 11719 Quail Village Way, Naples, FL 34119 ; I-75 Exit 111, East on Immokalee Road, Left on Valewood to Quail Village Way


4873 / 63.3 / 113 • • • • • 34

San Carlos Golf Club (239) 267-3131 P 18 207 7420 Constitution Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33912 ; Off US41, 1


6423 / 71.0 / 121 • • • • • 36


7314 / 75.6 / 143 • • • • • 8


7145/ 74.2 / 132 • • • • • 37


6931/ 73.8 / 134 • • • • • 8

Exit 161 Jones Loop Road, Burnt Store Rd to Royal Tee Hibiscus Golf Club (239) 774-0088 P 18 203 5375 Hibiscus Dr, Naples, FL 34113; 41 South to Rattlesnake Hammock Rd. Quail Run Golf Club (239) 261-3930 PR 18 205 1 Forest Lakes Blvd, Naples, FL 34105 ; I-75 Exit 107, Follow Pine Ridge Rd to Forest Lake Blvd.

mile south of Alico Road to Constitution Blvd. Stoneybrook Golf Course (239) 948-3933 P 18 208 21251 Stoneybrook Golf Blvd, Estero, FL 33928; I-75 to Corkscrew Rd, East to Stoneybrook Golf Blvd. Valencia Golf & Country Club (239) 352-0777 P 18 209 1725 Double Eagle Trail, Naples, FL 34120 ; I-75 to Exit 111 off I-75 - West to Randall Blvd., N on Approach Blvd. Vineyards County Club (239) 353-1500 PR 36 211 400 Vinyards Boulevard, Naples, FL 34119 ; I-75 exit 107, East to first Left on Napa Blvd, left on Vineyards Blvd


Black Diamond Ranch (352) 746-3446 R 18 2600 W. Black Diamond Cr., Lecanto, FL 34461


7159 / 75.0 / 137 • • • • • 23

Mission Inn (800) 874-9053 R 18 10400 CR 48., Howey-In-The Hills, FL 33825


7915 / 73.8 / 136 • • • • • 21

Pinecrest Golf Club (863) 453-7555 P 36 2250 Little Lake Bonnet Road, Avon Park, FL 33825


6719 / 71.4 / 120 • • • • • 24

River Greens Golf Course (863) 453-5210 P 18 47 West Lake Damon Dr., Avon Park, FL 33825


6400 / 69.1 / 124 • • • • • 24

Spring Lake Golf Resort


6757 / 71.1 / 127 • • • • • 24

(863) 655-5555 R 45

100 Clubhouse Lane, Sebring, FL 33876

Sun ‘N Lake Golf Club 5223 Sun ‘N Lake Blvd., Sebring, FL 33872

(863) 385-4830 P 36 72 7002 / 73.7 / 134 • • • • • 24

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CHARLOTTE COUNTY Deep Creek Golf Club (941) 625-6911 SP 18 72 5836-4746/70 • • • • • 38 172 1260 San Cristobal Ave., Port Charlotte, FL ; Exit 170 off I-75, east on Kings Hwy, R on Sandhill, R on SanCristobal

Kings Gate Golf Club (941) 625-0680 SP 18 60 3182-2384/60 • • • • 38 152 24000 Rampart Blvd, Port Charlotte, FL 33980 1 mile west of I-75, Exit 170 Kings Hwy

Oyster Creek Golf & Country Club (941) 475-0334 E 18 60 3976-2840/60 • • • • 38 119 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

The Golf Links of Charlotte Harbor (941) 625-4109 SP 18 72 6754-4971/18 • • • • • 14 198 22400 Gleneagles Terrace, Port Charlotte, FL 33945; US 41 to Conway, right into entrance

Twin Isles Country Club (941) 637-1232 PR 18 72 6722-5258/72 • • • • • 38 143 301 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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Alden Pines Country Club

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

Alico Family Golf

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

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

Arrowhead Golf Course Audubon Country Club

(239) 566-9800 PR 625 Audubon Blvd, 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

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

13050 Cross Creek Blvd, Ft. Myers





(239) 995-2204 P

1 801 Skyline Drive North, Ft. Myers

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

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

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 14849 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 PR 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) 947-6467 PR 2 8400 Hunters Ridge Blvd, 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

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




NAPLES AREA COURSES 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

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

2 3001 Coconut Point Resort Dr, Bonita Springs

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

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

2 1251 Stoneybrook Golf Blvd, Estero

Talis Park Golf Club

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

Terraverde Country Club

(239) 433-7733 P

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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130 Buffalo Creek Golf Course

(941) 776-2611





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

8100 Erie Road, Palmetto

139 Esplanade Golf & Country Club (941) 306-3500


5240 Esplanade Blvd W, Lakewood Ranch

114 IMG Academy Golf Club

(941) 758-1464


4350 El Conquistador Pkwy, Bradenton

149 Manatee Golf Club

(941) 792-6773


101 Mocassin Wallow Golf Club

(941) 723-0500 SP

9680 Buffalo Road, Palmetto

151 Peridia Golf & Country Club

(941) 758-2582 SP

4950 Peridia Blvd East, Bradenton

144 Pinebrook/Ironwood Golf Club (941) 792-3288


4260 Ironwood Circle, Bradenton 6600 River Club Blvd, Bradenton

(941) 751-4211

105 University Park Country Club

(941) 359-9999 SP

6415 53rd Avenue W, Bradenton


103 The River Club

7671 The Park Blvd, University Park


156 Bent Tree Country Club

(941) 371-8200 PR

106 Bobby Jones Golf Club

(941) 365-4653


160 Boca Royale Country Club

(941) 474-7475


107 Calusa Lakes Golf Club

(941) 484-8995 SP

108 Capri Isles Golf Club

(941) 485-3371

157 Heron Creek Golf & CC

(941) 423-6955 SP

5301 Heron Creek Boulevard, North Port

179 Lake Venice Golf Club

(941) 488-3948

1801 South Harbor Drive, Venice

135 The Meadows

(941) 371-0982 SP

3400 Longmeadow, Sarasota

128 Mission Valley Golf & CC

(941) 488-7747

1851 Mission Valley Boulevard, Nokomis

123 Misty Creek Golf & Country Club (941) 921-5258



4700 Bent Tree Boulevard, Sarasota 1000 Circus Boulevard, Sarasota 1601 Englewood Road, Englewood 1995 Calusa Lakes Boulevard, Nokomis 849 Capri Isles Boulevard, Venice

8954 Misty Creek Drive, Sarasota

109 The Palms Golf Club at Forest Lakes (941) 388-7241 SP

1990 Beneva Road, Sarasota

112 Pelican Pointe Golf & CC

(941) 496-4653


625 Center Road, Venice, FL

175 Rolling Green Golf Club

(941) 355-7621


136 Sarasota National Golf Club

(941) 496-8676


113 Serenoa Golf Club

(941) 925-2755 SP

116 Tatum Ridge Golf Links

(941) 378-4211


4501 N. Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota 25510 National Blvd, Venice 6733 Serenoa Drive, Sarasota, FL 421 North Tatum Road, Sarasota

186 The Venice Golf & Country Club (941) 492-9600 PR

250 Venice Golf Club Drive, Venice

166 Venice East Golf Club

(941) 493-0005


107 Venice East Blvd, Venice

180 Village Green Golf Club

(941) 922-9500


3500 Pembrook Drive, Sarasota

117 Waterford Golf Club

(941) 484-6621 SP

1454 Gleneagles Drive, Venice


116 Golf Academy at Tatum Ridge

(941) 812-0137

421 North Tatum Road, Sarasota

105 Golf Academy at University Park (941) 359-9999

7671 The Park Blvd, University Park

200 Edwin Watts Golf

5935 Factory Shops Blvd, Ellenton

(941) 722-9000

137 International Barter Exchange (941) 955-6100


1161 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota








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


38 Cheval Golf & Athletic Club

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


Cove Cay Golf Club

(727) 535-1406



East Bay Golf Club

(727) 581-3333



Fox Hollow Golf Club

(727) 376-6333 SP

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

2612 Cove Cay Drive, Clearwater 702 Country Club Drive, Largo 10050 Robert Trent Jones Pkwy, Trinity


7924 Melogold Circle, Land O’Lakes


Heritage Harbor Golf & CC

(813) 949-4886 SP

19502 Heritage Harbor Pkway, Lutz


Heritage Isles Golf & CC

(813) 907-7447


10630 Plantation Bay Drive, Tampa


Isla Del Sol Y&CC

(727) 864-2714


6000 Sun Blvd., St. Petersburg, FL


Lexington Oaks Golf Club

(813) 907-7270


26133 Lexington Oaks Blvd, Wesley Chapel


Mainlands Golf Club

(727) 577-4847


9445 Mainlands Golf Club, Pinellas Park

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


112711 Silver Dollar Drive, Odessa, FL

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

13050 Summerfield Boulevard, Riverview

30 Tarpon Springs Golf Course

(727) 934-5191


1100 Tarpon Woods Boulevard, Palm Harbor

42 Tarpon Woods GC

(727) 784-7606


1100 Tarpon Woods Blvd, Palm Harbor, FL

46 Timber Greens GC

(727) 372-0789


6333 Timber Greens Blvd., New Port Richey, FL

36 Westchase Golf Club

(813) 854-2331


11602 Westchase Golf Drive, Tampa, FL


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

61 John Hayes Golf

(727) 692-4679

2987 N. McMullen booth Road, Clearwater


(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

Golf Coast Magazine - South Florida Summer 2018  

Golf Coast Magazine - South Florida Edition Summer 2018

Golf Coast Magazine - South Florida Summer 2018  

Golf Coast Magazine - South Florida Edition Summer 2018