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Southwest Florida Edition




Summer 2021



Golf’s Vast Umbrella INSIDE: LOCAL NEWS, MAPS, DIRECTORIES and more

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Golf Coast Magazine


Cover Story

Phil Mickelson’s win at Kiawah was an echo from the past, highlighting the successes and differences between generations of golfers.


Where to contact us, plus a letter from our publishers


Visit GolfCoastMagazine.com to keep up with local news and events



Golf is a game where you can win for a lifetime.

The Pelican Women’s Championship is coming Nov. 8th and tickets will be available soon.



See what some of Florida’s great glf destinations have to offer.


Some of the best local golf courses in SWFL.


Duca del Cosma is always at the forefront of global fashion trends in golf footwear


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The summer of 2021 promises to be exciting. While most of Florida has been open for a long time, people from other states are dusting off their suitcases and returning to the travel market for the first time since the pandemic. Fortunately, golf courses are still seeing record high rounds, so we should expect a busier summer than ever before! With golf participation at all-time highs, courses are competing to attract summer golfers with both summer membership options and great deals on public play. We are also seeing major renovations at many of our favorite courses – such as at Quail Village Golf Club. We’ll be following their renovation closely and look forward to celebrating their reopening in November 2021. This summer we are also celebrating the retirement of Jean Couser, our Sarasota publisher who has been leading our magazine for 35 years. While she won’t be working day to day, she’ll continue advising the magazine and we know that her work will continue to have a major impact on our community. It’s never an easy moment, we are excited about her retirement and her new full-time job as a grandmother! We know this summer will be one filled with travel, memories, and many rounds of golf, so we hope to be your tour guide for the local golf scene in the Southwest Florida region. You can also visit us at GolfCoastMagazine.com to keep up with the latest golf stories and don’t forget to subscribe to our free weekly e-newsletter. You can follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and, as of recently, on LinkedIn as well. So, join us as we enjoy the Florida summer on Florida’s West Coast.

Fairways and greens, Mary Raimondo, Ryan Ruppert and Rose Ruppert



Golf’s Vast Umbrella Kiawah Island Golf Resort, site of Phil Mickelson’s win at the PGA Championship on May 23, 2021

among the Top 10 Golfers in the can play for a lifetime, and as Phil World today – Dustin Johnson (36 Mickelson recently proved, it’s a game years old), Bryson DeChambeau (27 where you can win for a lifetime. years old), and Rory McIlroy (32 years old). Youth still has its advantages. At just a month shy of 51, Phil Golf is a game like no other. You

Mickelson shot a final-round 73 on the punishing Ocean Course at Kiawah to win the PGA Championship and become the oldest player to win a Major. The runners up were Louis Oosthuizen (38 years old) and Brooks Koepka (31 years old). Though it was incredible to watch – players in their prime will continue to dominate. Of the Top Ten Players by driving distance in 2020, three are ranked GolfCoastMagazine.com

We are also seeing big waves from junior golfers. Take Megha Ganne. At just 17, she’s balancing golf with calculus in high school. She competed in the U.S. Women’s Open this year, finished with a +3, taking a share of 14th place. She looked like a seasoned pro – and perhaps that was because it wasn’t her first time playing the U.S. Women’s Open, which she also qualified for when she was 15.


Nelly Korda and Lexi Thompson had - 12.6 million played on traditional golf courses better watch out! Though separated by several generations, Mickelson and Ganne are excelling at the same game – and while most of us will never reach the pinnacle of golf, we can see the industry changing around us. In May 2021, the National Golf Foundation released its study on participation in 2020. The number of people golfing rose 8% from 2019 – but the numbers became more interesting when you dug deeper.

- 12.1 million never played on a golf course, instead golfing at entertainment venues, driving ranges, or golf simulators - 12.2 million played on both traditional golf courses and golf entertainment venues While traditional golf courses have seen substantial growth, the fastest growth has been seen in the entertainment venues. The demographics are even more striking:

- Players who ONLY played on In 2020, there were 36.9 million traditional courses–71% male, 29% people who golfed in the United States. female, average age 50




- Players who played on traditional courses AND entertainment venues – 79% male, 21% female, average age 42 - Players who ONLY played at entertainment venues – 55% male, 45% female, average age 31 It won’t be long before the number of players at entertainment venues outnumber the players on traditional golf courses.

will take steps to attract the younger golfers who have only experienced the entertainment venues. The broad appeal of entertainment venues also bodes well for facilities looking to attract younger players and seeking a more even ratio between men and women.

In 2020, we saw golf rounds surge when the pandemic hit. In 2021, traditional golf courses are still seeing great results. We have data Fortunately, the golf industry can from January – April 2021. In that embrace these changes. period, more rounds were played in Players engaging at entertainment January, March, and April than were venues are more likely to take the played in 2020. February saw a small leap into traditional golf courses. And dip in numbers compared to 2020, hopefully, traditional golf courses though every month in 2021 has GolfCoastMagazine.com


been better than the 3-year average from 2017-2019. Prior to the 2008 recession, golf was booming. Tiger Woods was at the top of his game, and golf felt like a national obsession. Here in Florida, it felt like a new course was opening every week. Mickelson’s win is an echo back to golf’s boom years. He will continue to compete at a high level, and may even capture another championship – but in time, new stars like Megha Ganne will capture the trophies and the public’s interest. With golf participation at record highs, it looks like we are at the beginning of another golf boom, driven by players who entered during the pandemic and those who are returning now that it is over. The data is showing sustained interest in golf from the new players that entered, which is great news for both golfers and the industry. There have been changes from the last boom


– for example, while they are not a new phenomenon, entertainment venues like Topgolf, Popstroke, Bigshots, and Drive Shack have never been as popular as they are today. New players will drive changes at our local courses. They’ll adapt to younger golfers with less time. But by widening their offerings and services, golf courses will turn more casual ‘entertainment’ golfers into lifelong fanatics. So despite many expert predictions, golf’s death was greatly exaggerated. There will be new venues, new stars, and changes in player preferences – the greatest game ever played is still, and will always be, golf.



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LPGA Stars Return to Tampa Bay November 8-14 The stars of women’s professional golf are returning to the Tampa Bay region for one of the most talked about new events in all of professional golf. For the second-straight year the Pelican Women’s Championship will be contested at the Pelican Golf Club, a Donald Ross design that has been completely overhauled to create a truly unique experience for golfers and fans. The tournament will be held November 8-14, 2021. Last year’s inaugural event featured a star-studded field of elite golfers like Lexi Thompson, Brooke Henderson, Lydia Ko, Morgan Pressel and more. Also competing in the field were local LPGA professionals like Brittany Lincicome and Nelly Korda. The event was won by major winner Sei Young Kim, who moved to second place in the World Rankings. While the inaugural event was initially postponed and then held without general spectators in attendance, organizers are expecting to host thousands of fans later this year and will offer a variety of activities and entertainment options in addition to watching golf. The week of festivities includes activities for kids and adults of all ages. Children under 18 get in free and are invited to the Junior Golf Show on Saturday to meet and mingle with LPGA professionals and learn about what it takes to be a professional athlete. The event also includes the opportunity to play and party alongside the pros in the Pelican Pro-Am. Golfers of all abilities are invited to contact the tournament office to learn more about this unforgettable experience.

The tournament is highly engaged in the community, including the launch of a Ticket Design Contest with local elementary schools. Thousands of students will submit their own designs and winners will be selected to appear on the faces of the Daily Grounds Passes. The Women’s Leadership Summit during tournament week promises to be an amazing afternoon of personal and career development. Speakers include notable community and business leaders, as well as some of the world’s top professional golfers showcasing their skills. Every professional golf tournament needs an army of volunteers to assist in operations. While volunteer support was especially strong in the first year, there are always open positions available. There are a variety of options to attend the event and tickets will go on sale this summer. Grounds passes provide the opportunity to walk the course and witness not only the impressive play of the golfers but experience the immaculate course renovation completed by Beau Welling Design. Fans looking to entertain family, friends or clients can check out the Lightning Lounge, a luxury skybox with complimentary food and beverages, climate control, private bathroom, televisions and observation deck. Active and retired service members and first responders are invited to attend the event free of charge by showing proper credentials. Visit www.PelicanLPGA.com for more information about the 2021 PelicanWomen’s Championship.

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Black Diamond

Located in the heart of Citrus County, Black Diamond Ranch is a sanctuary for those looking for a golf retreat unlike any other in Florida. The rolling hills and towering pines provide the perfect backdrop for a memorable round of golf, and private homes welcome guests for a relaxing evening. The signature Quarry Course can best be described as breathtaking. The 13th through 17th holes are carved over and around the canyon walls of two abandoned limestone quarries. Writer Dan Jenkins once referred to this stretch as “the best five consecutive holes of golf anywhere in the world.” Designed by architect Tom Fazio, the Quarry Course opened in 1987 and has garnered high praise from Golf Digest, 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 “represent the three best finishing holes I’ve ever designed,” according to Fazio. The Highlands is no slouch either, and may be the most difficult course at Black Diamond. GolfCoastMagazine.com

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It can be played in tandem with the front nine of the Ranch or Quarry, offering two more 18-hole combinations. Off the golf course, guests enjoy three and four-bedroom accommodations; private, fully furnished homes conveniently located within the gated Black Diamond community. During their stay, club guests are invited to visit the Black Diamond restaurant for a pre-round lunch or quiet dinner. The chef and his staff delight members and guests alike with a worldclass culinary experience. For those who need a break from golf, the club offers a heated pool and Har-Tru tennis courts. Stay & Play packages are available with one night and two rounds of golf, with add-ons available.To schedule your stay, visit www.blackdiamondranch.com or call Cherri Shepard at 352-453-5454.

Lecanto, Florida (352) 453-5454 Kevin Streelman, Defending Champion BlackDiamondRanch.com/stay

The Quarry at Black Diamond. World-Class Golf at its Finest.


45 holes of Fazio-Designed golf

El Campeon, #7

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 décor, 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. GolfCoastMagazine.com

Las Colinas, #5

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 Golf Package offers are now available. For example, book any two-night golf package with room, golf and daily breakfast for as low as $158 per person, per night, based on double occupancy. For all stay and play packages, go online to MissionInnResort.com to review the many options for golf, spa, fishing, wine tours and more.

Howey-In-The Hills, Florida (888) Defending 283-6363 Kevin Streelman, Champion MissionInnResort.com/summergolf

The Italian Revolution is Here Duca del Cosma is always at the forefront of global fashion trends in golf footwear Duca del Cosma is a European, luxury golf footwear brand that is bringing Italian fashion into golf. New to North America, the company has been revolutionizing the world of golf fashion with its contemporary line of golf shoes for over two decades. Play it fashion-forward The premium brand broadens the golf fashion spectrum with their stylish Italian designs, top-quality materials, and expert hand-crafting skills to produce world-class shoes that are extraordinary and comfortable. It is in the Details Attention to detail is the key. Only leather from the best tanneries in Europe are used to create shoes that also feature the latest cuttingedge technology, in the form of specialized footbed inserts from Arneflex® which provide

outstanding comfort during every round of golf. Even the laces are made from first-class waxed cotton and styles with two lace options to color coordinate with any outfit. Tee up - Trend on New to Duca del Cosma, the Flyer. An athletic golf shoe which provides the utmost comfort on and off the golf course but moreover provides stability. The six-time European Tour Champion Joost Luiten competes weekly wearing the Flyer. The Dutch star can swing freely as the cone-shaped nubs across the La Ponia outsole ensures excellent traction. The Flyer The Flyer shoes are handcrafted from highquality nappa leather and are available in Navy with a well-defined contrast trim. Comfort is also a key. Thanks to the breathable, antibacterial Arneflex insole with memory foam and cork cushioning walking 18-holes is no problem and even in the rain, the Aqua sock fully sealed booties will keep feet dry. The Duca nub covered outsole keeps pace with any active lifestyle. Joost Luiten “I’m proud to be wearing attractive and comfortable Duca del Cosma shoes that are designed and made to such a high standard in Europe. The brand’s connection with The Netherlands makes it even more special for me and I can’t wait to promote these distinctive shoes on Tour - both on and off the golf course,” said Luiten. The Duca del Cosma Philosophy Our philosophy revolves around creating something completely different in the game of golf. Therefore, Duca del Cosma offers lines of both technical golf shoes and lifestyle sneakers that can be worn for sports, leisure and even business occasions. The company will always look to be at the forefront of global fashion trends and technology that can add value to it luxury products. For more information on Duca del Cosma, please visit their website at www.ducadelcosma.us. FREE Shipping and FREE returns are extended to the readers of Golf Coast Magazine.





Public Golf Course


MAP #201

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 Director of Golf: Sean Biggs, PGA Superintendent: Greg Coyne, GCSAA

Cape Coral

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 www.caperoyalgolfclub.com

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Eagle Lakes Golf Club

Yardage/Rating/Slope: Teal: 7177 / 74.5 / 134; Black: 6436 / 71.1 / 127; White: 5952 / 68.2 / 122; Grey: 5288 / 66.2 / 116; Red: 4466 / 65.3 / 108


Number of Holes: 18 Architect: Gordon Lewis General Manager: Josh Brunet, PGA Superintendent: Chris Allen


• Casually elegant dining and banquet space for up to 100 guests • Fully equipped pro shop • Men’s and women’s private locker rooms • Golf Lessons - Justin Rountree, Total Game Management, $75/HR • Covered hitting mats on full driving range plus short game area

Located minutes from Olde Naples and Marco Island Florida, Eagle Lakes Golf Club is a new 7,150-yard, par 72 championship course that will match-up well against the lowest handicappers while providing casual players with a one-of-a-kind Everglades golf experience. Abundant wildlife, including a pair of American Bald Eagles, will accompany you as you make your way around the track. We offer the best value for public golf in Naples with 18 holes, 6 sets of tees and 7100 yards of beautiful golf. 18100 Royal Tree Parkway Naples, FL 34114 239-732-0034 www.eaglelakesgofclub.net

Jean Couser – The Queen of Golf Coast Jean Couser, who founded the Greater Sarasota edition of the Golf Guide in 1987, which later became Golf Coast Magazine, is retiring to spend more time enjoying life as a new grandmother. As a publisher, Jean built the company from an idea into an established magazine with three print editions and a large digital following. In 1995, Tami Vaughan joined the team to update the map and eventually, help publish the entire magazine. The internet was still in its infancy in those days – making publishing a frantic process. They would burn the pages onto CDs and overnight them to Hilton Head for printing. The magazine was always mailed minutes before the UPS truck came to pick it up! In 2012, Jean joined force with Bruz Fellenz, who was publishing the Golfer’s Guide in the Greater Tampa Bay Area, to create Golf Coast Magazine. The magazine was sold to Rose and Ryan Ruppert in 2015, in a first attempted retirement. However, that didn’t go to plan and Jean decided to stay until 2021! Golf has had its ups and downs through the years, and Jean was always there fiercely advocating for the industry and her clients. Jean has always had her eye on the future, which is why she is passionate about introducing kids to the game. She served on the Board of Directors of the Greater Junior Golf Association for 18 years, a position that twice earned her The Dunlap Award which was given to the volunteer who contributed the most to the organization. She was also named Amateur of the Year by the SW Chapter of the North Florida PGA and honored by the North Florida Section of the PGA with the same award. She always likes to add that it certainly wasn’t given to her for her playing ability!

“Throughout our time of “working together” it never seemed like work. Jean has been a friend, sister, mentor, mother, shoulder to cry on and only occasionally a boss,” said Tami Vaughan, which was echoed by Bruz Fellenz who added, “Jean has always had my back, no more so than when we broke away from Golfer’s Guide and resurrected Golf Coast Magazine. We have always had a friendly competition, but that never stopped us from being great friends and helping each other whenever the opportunity arose.” Ryan Ruppert reflected on her leadership, saying, “Jean’s tireless work building Golf Coast Magazine from the ground up cannot be overstated. Working with her for the last five years has been a true privilege. Our magazine would not be where it is today without her guidance and dedication.” Though Jean is retiring to spend more time being a grandmother, her impact will be felt for years. She plans to continue offering advice, so her guidance will continue shaping the future of Golf Coast Magazine for years to come.

COLLIER | LEE Public Course

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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


• Home Course of the Dennis Meyer’s Golf School • Exceptional Practice Facility including Driving Range, Short Game Area, and Putting Green • Mulligan’s Bar and Grill

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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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: John Lane Golf Course Superintendent: Craig Nelson


• Inviting 18-hole golf course • Clubhouse Dining • Wine Tastings • Bogeys Poolside Bar & Patio • Pro Shop • Walk the Course after 11:00 am • Private, Group, Youth PGA Lessons • 60+ Reciprocal Golf Clubs


Quail Village Golf Club Quail Village Golf Club has recently hired Glase Golf Construction and approved a $1.2 million Golf Course Renovation Project slated for the Summer of 2021. The Project includes removal of all cart paths with replacement of 40% with new concrete and the rest to be sodded with grass. In addition, the Club will undergo a wall to wall installation of new Bimini grass on the tees, fairways, and roughs and the installation of new TifEagle grass on all 18 Greens. All bunkers will have the sand removed, new liners installed and new Par Angle Sand installed. All tees will be reshaped, expanded, laser leveled and regressed. Finally, drainage work will be done on areas of the course and to Greens that traditionally retain water to ensure optimum playing conditions year round. The Project is expected to start in May and be completed for a Grand Re-Opening in early November.

11719 Quail Village Way Naples, FL 34119 239-598-2815 www.quailvillagegolfclub.org




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MAP #207


Yardage/Rating/Slope: Blue 6423 / 71.6 / 120 White 6055 / 69.5 / 116 Gold 5648 / 67.5 / 113 Red 5109 / 70.1 / 113

Green 3847 / 59.8 / 99 COURSE FACTS

General Manager/ Head Pro: Gary Keating, PGA Golf Course Superintendent: Jason Craft, GCSAA


Private Lessons $50 for 30 mins or $90 for 1 hour Group Lessons & Clinics Also Available. Call for Pricing.


• Fully stocked pro Shop • Multiple practice facilities including all grass aqua driving range. • Chipping and sand practice area • Snack bar with full liquor bar • Club Repair

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San Carlos Golf Club

San Carlos Golf Club strives to have the most affordable rates in Southwest Florida throughout the year while providing excellent course conditions. 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. 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 33967 239-267-3131 www.sancarlosgolfclub.com proshop@sancarlosgolfclub.com




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Public Golf Course

MAP #209


Yardage/Rating/Slope: Mens/Green: 7007 / 74.1 / 128 Mens/Blue: 6658 / 72.3 / 125 Mens/White: 6167 / 69.0 / 122 Mens/Gold: 5468 / 65.7 / 110 Ladies/Gold: 5468 / 70.7 / 114 Ladies/Red: 4786 / 66.4 / 113


Number of Holes: 18 Architect: J. Drew Rogers 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 & Restaurant • Golf Club Rental


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. A variety of monthly memberships are available. Noted golf course architect J. Drew Rogers recreated this 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



Real Estate Sales in SWFL Golf Communities...Pandemic and After By Joe Morgan-GOLF HOME GURU When the entire economy essentially

shut down around mid-March 2020,it appeared to be absolute destruction for the real estate industry. However, designation as an “essential industry” quickly changed that. Then, over time, “working remotely” kicked into gear and employees in a multitude of industries realized that they could satisfy their job requirements and responsibilities from more satisfying locales. Additionally, concerns about personal and family safety in high-population areas; unacceptable local and state taxes; disagreement with the decisions and direction of local politicians; and, universal dislike of cold weather, prompted millions of folks to pull up stakes and head to more acceptable areas. Florida, more than ever, became a prime target of these migrants. Download the new

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At the same time, people were finding out that golf was one of the few sports that could be played safely during the pandemic, and it went through a massive rejuvenation. People coming from northern and midwestern states sought out residency in golf communities more than ever…and nowhere in Florida could they satisfy their golf “appetite” more than in Southwest Florida, the home of over a hundred golf communities and over 150 golf courses. Southwest Florida golf community real estate sales skyrocketed…2020 sales, beginning in May—when people started traveling again—were phenomenal. 2021 real estate sales in these golf communities accelerated to record-setting levels. Buyers were happy, sellers were excited, and real estate brokers and agents were experiencing sales volume that hadn’t been seen since the doomed “funny money” years of 20042006. And, the really good news was that this sales boom was on a significantly more sound financial basis than that previous period. Then the unexpected happened. Because of the continuing sales explosion, and because fewer homes than normal went



onto the market in late-2020/early-2021 due to decreased numbers of owners (especially from Canada) coming to Southwest Florida due to Covid concerns and restrictions, inventory dried up. Large golf communities of 3000-6000 condos and houses that normally had hundreds of homes for sale at any point-in-time, dried up to 10-20 active daily listings, offering inadequate selection. Popular medium-sized golf communities of 800-1500 homes quite often had zero homes available for sale. Ironically, the tragic pandemic had exacerbated Southwest Florida real estate sales to record levels, but the over-whelming sales results had, in turn, left us with minimal inventory to sell. Buyer demand is continuing to be extremely strong, but buyers are now operating in a “seller’s market” and prices are going up at an unrealistic pace. New listings are tied up with a full schedule of showings their first few days on the market (if they last that long), getting multiple offers, and selling for generous premiums over asking price. Here are some suggestions that might help you win the bidding war on your “dream” golf home… 1. Watch new listings on a daily basis—If you’re comfortable using some of the national apps and websites, continue using them. However, if your target is a home in a Southwest Florida golf community, my personal website (GolfHomeGuru. com) and personal iPhone/iPad/Android App (Golf Home Guru®) are the most comprehensive, informative, and user-friendly Southwest Florida golf communityspecialized resources that you will find. 2. Be willing to buy sight-unseen—If you’re not already in Southwest Florida, you probably don’t have time to fly down and look at the home you like online. If you really want it, you’re going to have to rely on online photos, virtual tours, and FaceTime or Zoom sessions with your real estate agent. There’s no time for hesitation in this market if you’re committed to a particular home. 3. Be willing to pay premium dollars—In some cases, this may be significantly over asking price; the surplus amount varies a lot from home-to-home. One of my recent clients offered $950,000 for a home that was listed at $895,000, and they lost it to a $1,000,000 offer. Don’t get too far out of line, though…eventually there will be a market correction.. 4. Be a cash buyer…or at least be willing to waive your financing contingency—Sellers are giving priority to cash offers so that they don’t



have to wait 30-45 days for financing approval from the buyer’s lender. They’re also doing it so that they don’t need to worry about an appraisal not working out because of their inflated price.

8. Eliminate other miscellaneous contingencies—Keep the contract as simple as you can in these very competitive times…sellers will reject bids loaded up with contingencies.

5. Be willing to close fast—Title companies, attorneys, lenders, etc. are so busy now that this is sometimes tough to do, but sellers want to be free of costly HOA fees, golf dues, special assessments, real estate taxes, etc. as soon as possible. If possible, shoot for 30-days-or-less.

Because of wariness about the current market, many prospective buyers are considering renting instead. However, available supply for rentals is also extremely limited…and expensive. Buying is still probably your best option…you just need to be alert, 100% committed, and willing to respond quickly per my above suggestions.

6. Be willing to take furnishings you normally wouldn’t buy— Every seller has their “hot button”, and for some it’s that they don’t want to mess with liquidating furnishings when they sell the home. If furnishings are included in the sale for a reasonable amount, accepting them might save your purchase. 7. Be willing to buy “As Is”—“As Is” makes you responsible for any repairs that are required; however, if they look too costly, you can terminate the contract, so you’re properly protected. Some buyers are currently offering to waive inspections, but I wouldn’t advise this for anything other than a new/newer home. GolfCoastMagazine.com

Joe Morgan—better known as the GOLF HOME GURU—specializes in real estate sales in Naples/ Southwest Florida golf communities. He’s an 11-year winner of Gulfshore Life magazine’s “FIVE STAR Client Satisfaction Award”, and an annual “Top Producer” for Downing-Frye Realty Inc., in Naples, Florida. For help buying in a SWFL golf community, please contact him at 239/438-6426 (Cell/Text), or e-mail him at Guru@GolfHomeGuru.com. Please also visit his ultra-comprehensive, user-friendly website, GolfHomeGuru.com. You can also download his exclusive GOLF HOME GURU® App onto your iPhone, iPad, or Android mobile device.te.” ®

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Semi-Private Course


MAP #8


Yardage/Rating/Slope: Black: 7079/74.6/131 Blue: 6757/72.8/127 White: 6288/71.2/126 Gold (M) 5908/69.3/123 Gold (W) 5908/75.4/135 Red 4825/70.9/125


Holes/Par: 18 holes, Par 71 Architect: Robert Trent Jones, Sr. General Manager: Dave Creighton, PGA Head Golf Pro: Brian Cummings, PGA Superintendent: Terry Teats


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Fox Hollow Golf Club This Tampa Bay Favorite Keeps Getting Better Fox Hollow Golf Club holds the enviable distinction of being one of the last in a long line of world-famous golf courses to be designed and built by Robert Trent Jones Sr. Everywhere you turn – from the playerfriendly five sets of tees, to the rolling, undulating fairways, to the penal bunkering – it’s vintage Robert Trent Jones Sr. Since the course was opened in 1994, Fox Hollow has grown and developed into one of Tampa Bay’s finest and well-known semi-private clubs with one of Florida’s best practice facilities and PGA professional teaching staffs. All 18 greens and the practice putting green feature SeaDwarf Seashore Paspalum turf. The greens consistently run fast and true. Arguably, Fox Hollow possesses some of the finest quality, most environmentally friendly green complexes in the Tampa Bay area. The Fox Hollow clubhouse is available for tournaments, private parties, receptions and dinners, all catered by their professional events staff. Competitive pricing is available. For more information, visit FoxHollowGolfClub.com or contact Joseph Manna at (813) 264-8939.

10050 Robert Trent Jones Parkway Trinity, FL 34655 (727) 376-6333 or Toll Free (800) 943-1902 www.golfthefox.com


Upscale Public GC

MAP #36


Yardage/Rating/Slope: Blue: 6699/72.6/131 White: 6233/70.6/127 Green: 5869/67.2/121 Red: 5205/70.8/127


Holes/Par: 18 holes, Par 72 Architect: Lloyd Clifton General Manager: Jarod Atkinson, PGA Director of Golf: Darryl Spelich, PGA Superintendent: Terry Mounce


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Westchase Golf Club The course winds through acres of lakes, woods and conservation areas. The Westchase Golf Club takes full advantage of its setting… natural lakes and wetlands teeming with wildlife including an occasional gator. Florida golf at its best. The layout, designed by nationally recognized architect Lloyd Clifton, winds through acres of lakes, woods, conservation areas and communities. Westchase offers manicured Paspallum greens surrounded by natural wetlands, wooden bridges and bulkheads. With its 9,500-square-foot clubhouse, full-service dining room, and fully stocked pro shop, Westchase offers a country club atmosphere along with first-class service. The club has established itself as one of Tampa Bay’s best upscale public golf facilities. The National Golf Foundation has ranked Westchase in the Top 10 nationally and #1 in the state of Florida in customer loyalty and satisfaction. Westchase Golf Club’s promise to its customers is the relentless pursuit of perfect conditions and uncompromising service in a fun and relaxed environment. 11602 Westchase Golf Drive Tampa, FL 33626 (813) 854-2331 www.westchasegc.com

World Woods Golf Club

Featuring Two World-Class Golf Courses

Opened in April 1993, World Woods Golf Club has since firmly established itself as one of North America’s finest golf facilities. World Woods offers two championship layouts, both consistently rated among the top 100 courses in the USA. For good measure, World Woods also boasts one of the top-ranked practice facilities in America. World-renowned architect Tom Fazio carved two distinctly different courses out of ancient live oak groves and pine tree forests along the rolling terrain of Florida’s Nature Coast in northwest Hernando County. “We didn’t start by designing golf holes, “ said Fazio. “We began by viewing the big picture, the land mass, the scale, the concept. We allowed the land to tell us what to do.” Pine Barrens is an intimidating layout named for its large number of pine trees and barren waste areas. Its terrain is reminiscent of the sand hills of North Carolina. Over 7,200 yards long, this par-71 course has impressed all players – amateurs and professionals alike – who have challenged it. Requiring long carries as well as precise placement, Pine Barrens resembles Pine Valley, perennially ranked the best golf course in America. Rolling Oaks – 7,333 yards, parGolfCoastMagazine.com

72 – is a traditional course with rolling hills and beauty rarely seen in Florida. Fairways lined with live oaks, dogwoods and magnolias complement large greens, which feature multiple tiers and cavernous bunkers. The presence of azaleas and closely manicured fairways and greens has helped Rolling Oaks draw comparisons to Augusta National. Prior to challenging World Woods’ championship tracks, players are invited to experience its nationally-ranked practice facility. The circular practice park, occupying over 22 acres, features eight separate teeing areas, target greens, bunkers and trees. Fazio created a rare opportunity for golfers to practice in a variety of wind and sun conditions. The practice facilities also include three challenging practice holes, a 9-hole short course featuring seven par-3s and two par-4s, and a two-acre putting course that has tremendous undulations guaranteed to challenge even the game’s best putters. If you have never experienced golf at World Woods, you have missed a little bit of golf paradise. For most golfers, it’s as close as they’ll ever get to Pine Valley and Augusta National. For more information – including rates and views of all 36 holes – visit www.worldwoods.com.

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FEATURED COURSES Cape Royal Golf Club (239) 283-5522 P 27 200 11460 Royal Tee Circle, Cape Coral, FL, 33991; I-75 to Exit 161 Jones Loop Road, Burnt Store Rd to Royal Tee


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Eagle Lakes Golf Club (239) 732-0034 P 18 229 18100 Royal Tree Parkway, Naples, FL 34114; 41 South, right on Royal Hammock Blvd; Left on Royal Tree Pkwy


7177 / 74.5 / 134 • • •

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Hibiscus Golf Club (239) 774-0088 P 18 203 5375 Hibiscus Dr, Naples, FL 34113; 41 South to Rattlesnake Hammock Rd.


6476 / 71.1 / 131 • • •

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Hideaway Country Club (239) 275-5581 SP 18 228 5670 Trailwinds Dr., Fort Myers, FL 34907; S Cleveland, N from Daniels Pkwy, or S from Colonial Blvd, to Trailwinds Drive


5146 / 66.1 / 120 • • •

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Quail Run Golf Club (239) 261-3930 SP 18 205 1 Forest Lakes Blvd, Naples, FL 34105 ; I-75 Exit 107, Follow Pine Ridge Rd to Forest Lake Blvd.


5304 / 65.7 / 112 • • •

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Quail Village Golf Club (239) 598-2815 SP 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 • • •

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San Carlos Golf Club (239) 267-3131 P 18 207 7420 Constitution Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33967 ; Off US41, 1 mile south of Alico Road to Constitution Blvd.


6423 / 71.0 / 121 • • •

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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.


7007/ 74.1 / 128 • • •

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7159 / 75.0 / 137 • • •

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7915 / 73.8 / 136 • • •

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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

Arrowhead Golf Course

(239) 596-1000 P

2205 Heritage Greens Dr, Naples

Audubon Country Club

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

Bay Colony Golf Club

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Bear’s Paw Country Club

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

Bentley Village Golf Club

(239) 513-1125 PR 2550 Golfside Drive, Naples

9740 Bent Grass Bend, Naples

Bonita Bay Club

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26660 Country Club Drive, Bonita Springs

Bonita Bay Club East

(239) 455-7535 PR

2700 Wildwood Blvd, Naples

Bonita National Golf & Country Club

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

Calusa Pines Golf Club

(239) 348-2220 P

Cape Royal Golf Club

(239) 283-5522 PR 11460 Royal Tee Cir, Cape Coral

Cedar Hammock Golf & Country Club

(239) 793-1134 PR

8660 Cedar Hammock Blvd., Naples

The Club at Gateway

(239) 734-4474 PR

12091 Gateway Greens Dr., Ft. Myers

The Club at Grendézza

(239) 948-3569 PR

11481 Grande Oak Blvd., Estero

The Club at Mediterra

(239) 254-3000 PR

15755 Corso Mediterra Cir, Naples

The Club at Olde Cypress

(239) 596-4797 PR

7165 Treeline Dr., Naples

Club Pelican Bay

(239) 597-1183 PR

707 Gulf Park Drive Naples

The Club at Renaissance

(239) 561-4170 PR

12801 Renaissance Way, Ft. Myers

The Club at the Strand

(239) 592-7710 PR

5840 Strand Boulevard Naples

Colliers Reserve Country Club

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

Colonial Country Club

(239) 768-9421 SP

9181 Independence Way, Ft. Myers

2000 Calusa Pines Drive, Naples

The Colony Golf and Country Club

(239) 390-4720 PR

4101 Pelican Colony Blvd., Bonita Springs

Copperleaf Golf Club

(239) 390-2027 PR

23101 Copperleaf Blvd, Estero

Coral Oaks Golf Course

(239) 573-3100 P

1800 Northwest 28th Ave, Cape Coral

Country Club of Naples

(239) 261-1032 PR

185 Burning Tree Drive, Naples

Countryside Golf Club

(239) 353-1780 PR

600 Countryside Drive, Naples

Cross Creek Country Club

(239) 768-1922 P

13050 Cross Creek Blvd, Ft. Myers

Crown Colony Golf & Country Club

(239) 590-9044 PR

8851 Crown Colony Blvd, Ft. Myers

Cypress Lake Country Club

(239) 481-3222 PR

6767 Winkler Road, Ft. Myers

Cypress Woods Golf & Country Club

(239) 592-7860 P

3525 Northbrooke Dr. Naples

Del Tura Golf Club

(239) 731-7814 P

18621 North Tamiami Trl, North Ft. Myers

The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club

(239) 472-3355 P

949 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





(239) 768-1888 P

14589 Eagle Ridge Drive, Ft. Myers

Eastwood Golf Course

(239) 321-7487 P

4600 Bruce Herd Lane, Ft. Myers

El Rio Golf Club

(239) 995-2204 P

1801 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

8912 Torre Vista Lane, Naples

The Golf Club at Fiddlers Creek

(239) 732-5222 PR

8152 Fiddlers Creek Pkwy, Naples

Fiddlesticks Country Club

(239) 768-1111 PR

15391 Cannongate Drive, Ft. Myers

Forest Glen Golf & Country Club

(239) 348-1332 PR 3855 Forest Glen Blvd, Naples

The Forest Country Club

(239) 482-1310 PR

6100 Club Blvd, Fort Myers

Fort Myers Country Club

(239) 321-7488 P

3591 McGregor Boulevard, Ft. Myers

Fountain Lakes Golf Course

(239) 495-3555 PR

22201 Fountain Lakes Blvd. #1, Estero

Foxfire Country Club

(239) 643-3139 PR

1030 Kings Way, Naples

Glades Country Club

(239) 774-6899 PR

174 Teryl Road, Naples

Glen Eagle Golf & Country Club

(239) 354-3289 PR

1403 Glen Eagle Boulevard, Naples

Golden Gate Country Club

(239) 455-1010 SP

4100 Golden Gate Pkwy, Naples

Golf Club of the Everglades

(239) 354-4727 PR

8835 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples

Golfview Golf & Racquet Club

(239) 489-3808 PR

14849 Hole in 1 Circle, Ft. Myers

Grey Oaks Golf & Country Club

(239) 262-5550 PR

2400 Grey Oaks Drive North, Naples

Gulf Harbour Yacht & Country Club

(239) 433-5111 PR

14500 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) 731-0322 SP

2250 Herons Glen Blvd., N. Ft. Myers

Hibiscus Golf Club

(239) 774-3559 P

5375 Hibiscus Drive, Naple

Hideaway Beach Club

(239) 394-5555 PR

250 South Beach, Marco Island

The Hideaway Country Club

(239) 275-6232 PR

5670 Trailwinds Drive Ft. Myers

Hideout Golf Club, LTD

(239) 352-4141 PR

3025 Brantley Blvd., Naples

Highland Woods Golf & Country Club

(239) 495-9332 PR 9100 Highland Woods Blvd, Bonita Springs

High Point Country Club

(239) 263-8735 PR

1100 High Point Drive, Naples

Hole In The Wall Golf Club

(239) 261-6481 PR

3600 Goodlette Road, Naples

Hunters Ridge Golf & Country Club

(239) 992-4900 PR

28400 Hunters Ridge Blvd, Bonita Springs

Hunters Run Executive Golf Course

(239) 574-4454 P

1006 SE 4th PI, Cape Coral

Imperial Golf Club

(239) 597-8165 PR

1808 Imperial Golf Course Blvd, Naples

Island Country Club

(239) 394-6661 PR

500 Nassau Rd, Marco Island

Kelly Greens Golf & Country Club

(239) 466-9570 PR

12300 Kelly Greens Blvd, Ft. Myers

Kensington Golf & Country Club

(239) 213-1983 PR

2700 Pine Ridge Road, Naples



Lake Fairways Country Club

(855) 209-3684 PR

19371 N Tamiami Trl North Ft. Myers

Lakewood Country Club

(239) 775-0765 PR

4235 Lakewood Blvd, Naples

Landings Yacht, Golf & Tennis Club

(239) 482-3211 PR

4425 S. Landings Dr, Suite 100, Ft. Myers

LaPlaya Golf Club

(239) 254-5001 PR 9891 Gulf Shore Drive Naples, FL

Legends Golf & Country Club

(239) 561-8740 PR

8600 Legends Blvd Ft. Myers

Lehigh Resort Club

(239) 368-2022 P

231 Joel Boulevard, Lehigh Acres

Lely Resorts

(239) 732-1200 SP

8004 Lely Resort Blvd, Naples

Lexington Country Club

(239) 437-0404 PR

16257 Willowcrest Way Ft. Myers

The Links of Naples

(239) 417-1313 P

16161 Tamiami Trail E, Naples

Magnolia Landings Golf & Country Club (239) 543-4146 P

3501 Avenida del Vera N. Ft Myers

Majestic Golf Club

(239) 369-8216 P

350 Homestead Rd S. Lehigh Acres

Marco Shores Country Club

(239) 394-2581 PR

1450 Mainsail Dr Naples

Miromar Lakes Golf Club

(239) 390-5128 PR

18520 Miromar Lake Blvd, Miromar Lakes

Moorings Country Club

(239) 261-0909 PR 2500 Crayton Road Naples

Myerlee Country Club

(239) 481-1440 PR

1380 Myerlee CC Blvd, Ft. Myers

Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club

(239) 435-2475 SP

851 Gulf Shore Blvd North, Naples

Naples Grande Golf Club

(239) 659-3711 SP 7335 Premier Drive, Naples

Naples Heritage Golf & CC

(239) 417-2555 PR

8150 Heritage Club Way, Naples

Naples Lakes Country Club

(239) 919-1150 PR

4784 Naples Lakes Blvd., Naples

Naples National Golf Club

(239) 775-3468 PR

9325 Collier Blvd, Naples

Old Corkscrew Golf Club

(239) 949-4700 P

17320 Corkscrew Road, Estero

Olde Florida Golf Club

(239) 353-7667 PR

9393 Vanderbilt Beach Rd, Naples

Old Collier Golf Club

(239) 597-9898 PR

790 Main House Drive, Naples

Olde Hickory Golf & Country Club

(239) 768-2400 PR

14760 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

28501 Matteotti View, Bonita Springs

Panther Run Golf Club

(239) 304-2835 P

6005 Anthem Pkwy, Ave Maria

Pelican Marsh Golf Club

(239) 597-3000 PR

1810 Persimmon Drive, Naples

Pelican Preserve Golf Club

(239) 985-1707 PR

9802 Pelican Preserve Blvd, Fort Myers

Pelican Sound Golf & River Club

(239) 948-4331 PR

4561 Pelican Sound Blvd, Estero

Pelican’s Nest Golf Club

(239) 947-2282 PR

4450 Pelicans Nest Drive, Bonita Springs

The Plantation Golf & Country Club

(239) 561-8650 PR

10500 Dartington Drive, Fort Myers

Quail Creek Country Club

(239) 597-2831 PR

13300 Valewood Dr, Naples

Quail Run Golf Club

(239) 261-3930 PR

1 Forest Lakes Blvd, Naples

Quail Village Golf Club

(239) 598-2815 PR

11719 Quail Village Way, Naples

Quail West Golf & Country Club

(239) 593-4100 PR

5950 Burnham Road, Naples

The Quarry Golf Club

(239) 260-3748 PR

8950 Weathered Stone Drive, Naples

Raptor Bay Golf Course

(239) 390-4600 P

23001 Coconut Point Resort Dr, Bonita Springs





(239) 313-4653 SP

3500 River Hall Pkwy, Alva

Riviera Golf Club

(239) 774-2011 P

48 Marseilles Drive, Naples

Riverbend Golf Course

(239) 240-8125 P

6270 River Club Court North, Ft. Myers

The Rookery at Marco

(239) 642-2796 PR

3433 Club Center Blvd, Naples

Royal Palm Country Club

(239) 775-1315 PR

405 Forest Hills Boulevard, Naples

Royal Poinciana Golf Club

(239) 261-3968 PR

1600 Solana Road, Naples

Royal Wood Golf & Country Club

(239) 774-2213 PR

4300 Royal Wood Blvd, Naples

Sabal Springs Golf & Racquet Club

(239) 731-0101 P

3410 Clubview Drive North Ft. Myers

San Carlos Golf Club

(239) 267-3131 P

7420 Constitution Circle, Ft. Myers

The Sanctuary Golf Club

(239) 472-6445 PR

2801 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

1965 Seven Lakes Blvd, Ft. Myers

Shadow Wood Preserve

(239) 947-4552 PR

7101 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

9151 Littleton Road, North Ft. Myers

Spanish Wells

(239) 992-5100 SP

9801 Treasury Cay Lane Bonita Springs

Spring Run Golf Club

(239) 992-3811 PR

9501 Spring Run Blvd, Estero

Stonebridge Country Club

(239) 594-5200 PR

2100 Winding Oaks Way, Naples

Stoneybrook Golf Course

(239) 948-3933 P

21251 Stoneybrook Golf Blvd., Estero

Talis Park Golf Club

(239) 514-1051 PR

16475 Talis Park Drive, Naples

Terraverde Country Club

(239) 433-7733 P

17000 Terraverde Ct., Ft. Myers

Tiburón Golf Club

(239) 593-2200 P

2620 Tiburón Drive, Naples

TPC Treviso Bay

(239) 302-5738 PR

9800 Treviso Bay Blvd, Naples

TwinEagles Golf & Country Club

(239) 354-1700 PR

11330 Twin Eagles Boulevard Naples

Valenicia Golf & Country Club

(239) 352-0777 P

1725 Double Eagle Trail, Naples

Vanderbilt Country Club

(239) 348-2662 PR

8250 Danbury Blvd Naples

Vasari Country Club

(239) 596-0645 PR

11250 Via Del Vasari Drive, Bonita Springs

Verandah Country Club

(239) 694-7229 PR

12201 River Village Way Fort Myers

Villages at Country Creek

(239) 561-1444 PR 21180 Country Creek Drive, Estero

Vineyards Country Club

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

West Bay Club

(239) 444-2310 PR 4606 W Bay Blvd Estero

The New Westminster Golf Club

(239) 368-1110 SP

2199 Berkley Way, Lehigh Acres

Whiskey Creek Country Club

(239) 481-3021 SP

1449 Whiskey Creek Drive, Ft. Myers

Wildcat Run Golf & Country Club

(239) 947-6066 PR

20300 Country Club Drive, Estero

Wilderness Country Club

(239) 261-5505 PR

101 Clubhouse Drive, Naples

Windstar on Naples Bay

(239) 775-3400 PR

1700 Windstar Blvd, Naples

Worthington Country Club

(239) 495-2278 PR

13550 Worthington Way, Bonita Springs

Wyndemere Country Club

(239) 263-1700 PR

700 Wyndemere Way, Naples


MAP #119

TEE INFORMATION Yardage/Rating/Slope: Blue: 3976 / 59.3 / 100; White: 3445 / 57.2 / 93; Red: 2840 / 56.0 / 85

Number of Holes: 18 Architect: Ted McAnlis Director of Operations: Joel King General Manager: Denny Burnham Superintendent: Andrew Jordan

COURSE AMENITIES • Clubhouse • Practice Greens • Pro Shop • Snack Bar - Lunch • Golf Club Rental


Oyster Creek Golf 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 meticulouslymanicured greens surrounded by environmentally-protected natural wetlands. 6651 Oriole Blvd. Englewood, FL 34224 941-475-0334 www.oystercreekgolfclub.com

MAP #144

TEE INFORMATION Yardage/Rating/Slope: Men’s White: 3752 / 60.3 / 101; Ladies Red: 3122 / 58.5 / 95





Semi-Private Course



Pinebrook/Ironwood Golf Club BS LULE C AL B NT ILA RE AVA

“ The Experts in the Game and Business of Golf ”

Number of Holes: 18 Architect: Dean Refram Director of Operations: The NFPGA is a group of approximately 1500 PGA Members Joel King and Apprentices serving the needs of the golfers Superintendent: Andrew Jordan

at more than 600 courses in North Florida.


The North Florida Section is the Golf fourth largest inthe thearea’s PGA,finest executive Pinebrook/Ironwood Club is one of • Putting Green courses nestled inside a beautiful community. Between the water-borgeographically comprised of 41 counties. • Pro Shop dered fairways and the 37 bunkers surrounding 18 Champion Bermuda • Walking Allowed Founded ingreens 1916,this the PGA of America has grown 3,706-yard, par-61 course offers a into challenge to golfers of all • Tournaments and Leagues ages largest and handicaps. Thesports amenities include a pro shop, snacks, refreshthe world's working organization. Welcome ments and putting green. • Rental Clubs Available If it’s about golf, choose a PGA Professional for advice! They are the4260 experts in the Circle game and business of golf. Ironwood Bradenton, FL 34209 On the web at: nfpga.com 941-792-3288 www.PinebrookIronwood.com




niversity Park Country Club, the area’s premier semi-private country club is located just minutes from anywhere in Sarasota and Manatee counties. The breathtaking Ron Garl designed championship course is designed to reward the golfer whatever their skill level and provide an exhilarating golf experience against a stunning backdrop of native Florida. Unrelenting attention to detail is evident and these high standards keep the course in top playing condition to maximize player enjoyment of the course. GolfCoastMagazine.com

For the 26th year in a row, the award-winning and challenging 27 holes at University Park have earned Golf Digest’s 4-star rating, with writers enthusiastically calling it a “must play” course. University Park Country Club has been voted “Best Place to Play Golf ” by Sarasota Magazine readers every year since 1993 as well as “Best Golf Course” by Sarasota Herald Tribune readers. Golf Advisor ratings and reviews tell the story and University Park ranked #10 on its 2015 top 25 courses in Florida.

“Best course in town! Amazing staff, practice facilities and course conditions. Best course I played since I got to the area.”

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The outstanding golf experience is enhanced by notable food and beverage service. Golfers are invited to enjoy lunch post or pre round and drinks and conversation are always welcomed on the lakeside café. The award-winning culinary staff and management attract many of the area’s most prominent charitable and corporate golf tournaments, weddings and special events. For the 26th year in a row the beautiful and challenging 27 holes at University Park have earned Golf Digest’s 4-Star Rating with writers enthusiastically calling it a “must play” course.


7671 The Park Blvd. University Park, FL 34201 1.8 miles west of I-75, exit 213.

www.universitypark-fl.com STATISTICS

Number of Holes: 27 Par-72 10+1 Emerald 6446 Platinum 6095 Gold 5607 Ruby 5338 Bronze 4875

10+19 6598 6205 5720 5456 4949

19+1 6725 6161 5727 5432 4862


Architect: Ron Garl General Manager: Laurie Evans Head Golf Professional: Ashley Hayden Head Teaching Pro: Sue Ertl Superintendent: Curtis Nickerson

Visit University Park Country Club located just 1.8 miles west of I-75 on University Parkway (Exit 213). For Tee Times call (941) 359-9999. For Club Membership call Ann Backus at (941) 355-3888 x234. Visit our website: www.universitypark-fl.com to be included in special e-news and rate promotions.




For Membership Opportunities contact Kim LeBlanc kim@golfinvenice.com or call her at 941-468-3462

General Manager




Award-Winning Courses 12 Awards since 2016 2019 - 2021 Venice Chamber Business of the year finalist

2017-2021 Gondolier Best of Venice Awards 2016, 2017, 2019 & 2020 Herald Tribune Readers Choice awards

Waterford Golf club 941-484-6621

Capri Isles Golf club 941-485-3371

Calusa Lakes Golf club 941-484-8995

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 5-Day Advance Tee Time Junior Golfers Welcome

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Spectacular Golf is Just a Short Drive Away!! 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 top-notch.

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. The practice facilities and learning center are without question the largest and finest in the region.

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. Oyster Creek offers meticulously-manicured greens surrounded by environmentally-protected natural wetlands.

Rotonda Golf & Country Club 941-697-2414 www.rotondagolf.com

Five Golf Courses & 99 Holes of Great Golf! Rotonda Golf & Country Club has been awarded a “Beginner Friendly Certification” from the National Golf Course Owners Association as well as numerous Charlotte Sun Herald’s Reader’s choice awards.

Yardage /Rating /Slope

(941) 625-6911 SP 18






27 Holes/72

Type: P=Public P= PR=Private, SP= Semi-Private, R=Resort, E=Executive


Practice Fac. Food Rental Clubs Pro Shop Lessons Page



Type Hole

Map Number



Deep Creek Golf Club

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1260 San Cristobal Ave., Punta Gorda, FL ; Exit 170 off I-75, east on Kings Hwy, R on Sandhill, R on SanCristobal


Oyster Creek Golf & Country Club

(941) 475-0334 E 18

66511 Oriole Blvd, Englewood, FL; I-75 to Exit 191 River Road to Pine, left on Pine to SR776, left on 776, south 2 miles


Rotonda Golf & Country Club - Long Marsh

(941) 698-0918 SP 18

100 Rotonda Circle, Rotonda West, FL 33947; Exit 191 off I-75, Country Road 775 just north of Boca Grande Island Rotonda Golf & Country Club - Palms

(941) 697-8118 SP 18



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Rotonda Golf & Country Club - Hills

(941) 697-2414 SP 18



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Rotonda Golf & Country Club - Links

(941) 697-8877 SP 18



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Rotonda Golf & Country Club - Pinemoor

(941) 697-7006 SP 18



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135 137 122


117 108 166







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

101 Mocassin Wallow Golf Club

(941) 723-0500


9680 Buffalo Road, Palmetto

151 Peridia Golf & Country Club

(941) 758-2582


4950 Peridia Blvd East, Bradenton

144 Pinebrook/Ironwood Golf Club

(941) 792-3288


4260 Ironwood Circle, Bradenton

105 University Park Country Club

(941) 359-9999


7671 The Park Blvd, University Park

SARASOTA COUNTY COURSES 160 Boca Royale Country Club

(941) 474-7475


1601 Englewood Road, Englewood

107 Calusa Lakes Golf Club

(941) 484-8995


1995 Calusa Lakes Boulevard, Nokomis

108 Capri Isles Golf Club

(941) 485-3371


849 Capri Isles Boulevard, Venice

135 The Meadows

(941) 371-0982


3400 Longmeadow, Sarasota

166 Venice East Golf Club

(941) 493-0005


107 Venice East Blvd, Venice

117 Waterford Golf Club

(941) 484-6621


1454 Gleneagles Drive, Venice


(941) 955-0151


105 Big Summer Golf Card

(941) 923-2232


137 International Barter Exchange

(941) 955-6100

1161 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

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