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Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club

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The Team Behind the Renaissance

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Sorenstam Golf Academy World-Class Cuisine and Great Golf

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

a portion of every tee time supports:

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


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FROM THE EDITOR

Golf Coast Magazine

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Cover Story

A new name, and even better conditions! Come to Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club to see the great changes for yourself.

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CLUB CHAMPION

Premium club fitting equals instant success. 8 of 9 golfers added an average of 21 yards off the tee.

Cover

Our cover features an aerial shot of hole 18 at Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club.

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WELCOME

ON THE WEB

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

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

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GOLF COURSES

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

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COMMUNITY ARTICLES

DIRECTORIES

There’s a little of everything in this issue, including a look back at the Chubb, more from the Golf Home Guru, tips from Steve Anderson, a Sebring travel story, and much more.

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better time to get out and golf. You are holding a phenomenal resource (if we may say so ourselves) to guide you through the best golf courses and services in our area. We are constantly reminded about how privileged we are to work in the golf industry here on the “Golf Coast.” The professionals working in our region are truly changing golf at a national level, and we couldn’t be more excited to witness it first-hand. The game is expanding, attendance at major events is up, and our local economy is growing faster than it has for over a decade. It¹s truly an exciting time! We hope that you keep up to date by checking in at GolfCoastMagazine.com, joining our E-Newsletter and liking us on Facebook. Our writers, led by Mark Cardon, consistently share the local golf stories that effect our community. As the weather warms, be sure to stop by the many great golf facilities that you find in these pages—you’ll have a great time and maybe even a birdie or two! Fairways and greens, Ryan Ruppert and Rose Ruppert


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COVER FROM THESTORY EDITOR

What is Rich Smith’s secret for success at Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club and Port Charlotte Golf Club?

Something great is happening in the golf

industry, and it’s happening in our own back yard. Golf industry leaders who talk about bringing excitement and fun back into the game should start listening to Rich Smith, CEO of Cloud Ten! Marketing Group, LLC. As the new owner of Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club (formerly Bobcat Trail) and Port Charlotte Golf Club, he has already elicited a lot of fun and excitement in six short months, with no plans to stop. An hour spent talking with Smith is a highenergy journey of concepts, ideas and also a hint at an announcement being made in GolfCoastMagazine.com

October that he promises will revolutionize the game of golf. He plans to hold a press conference in Orlando that will impact 29million golfers and 15,500 golf facilities. It’s a secret until then, but it is a project he’s been developing for three years. The fun at Charlotte Harbor National begins when you call the club. PGA Tour player and sportscaster Gary Koch is an honorary member at CHNGC and his voice welcomes golfers with his iconic call on Tiger Woods’ improbable birdie putt in 2001: “Better than most! Better than most! Better than most!” before he extols the virtues of the golf course and club.


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The excitement continues in the renovated clubhouse that includes a new pro shop with top of the line fixtures and additional office space to make the pro staff more accessible to the players. The kitchen has been doubled in size to accommodate more diners at Cahoots Bar and Grill. A large dance floor and an expanded patio overlooking the 18th hole add to the ambiance and is the scene of many parties, or as they are called here, OCCASIONS!!!!

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Caddyshack came through with a guest appearance by Shooter McGavin. The club is jumping. It even hosted three New Year’s Eve parties. Cahoots Bar and Grill is open 6:30 a.m. for breakfast every day and serves lunch and dinner, provides catering, take-out and even a delivery service.

At CHNGC Friday nights are usually packed houses with entertainment including Elvis sightings, and Rat Pack and Rolling Stones tribute bands. Recently the cast of L-R:Dave Hronek, Charlotta Sorenstam, Rich Smith & Jamie Detert make up the TEAM that is passionate about excellence in golf


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All new bunkers and meticulously maintained greens add to the enjoyment of the course. Beginning in March, Charlotte Harbor National will also host a live golf radio show broadcast Saturday mornings from 8-9. It features Dave Hronek, PGA Director of Golf; Charlotta Sorenstam, LPGA Director of Instruction and Rich Smith. The public is invited to participate as audience members. The show can be heard on FM97 or streaming on their website and Facebook page. The renaissance extends to the golf course and beyond. The 4- 1/2 star Golf Digest rated course designed by 1986 PGA Champion Bob Tway is a fun course for beginners but challenging for even the best golfers. Under the direction of Jamie Detert, GCSAA Director of Agronomy, new bunkers are completed on all 18 holes, and the course is in the best shape ever. Mark O’Neal, a club member for 18 years, has witnessed the tremendous improvements over the last six months. He originally was attracted to the GolfCoastMagazine.com

community because of its small size and the relative ease of making a tee time. A member of the men’s golf association, he also feels the members are so friendly that it’s always easy to find a game. O’Neal credits the teamwork of General Manager Ellen Smith along with her husband Rich’s workaholic schedule to the many ways the community has benefitted. “From inside the clubhouse to the golf course, it’s a remarkable change.” He points to the recent great reviews on Golf Advisor. “The last 3-4 months have been nothing but positive,” says O’Neal. Charlotte Harbor National is also home to the world’s 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. Charlotta moved the academy from Orlando and has embraced the North Port community, now calling it home. Her large following


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of students from Orlando, Tampa and Fort Myers have traveled hours for lessons and to play the course. “The most important improvements I’ve seen here is the greens and bunkers are so much better,” says Sorenstam. “For me, playing a course with greens and bunkers in such good shape makes for a totally enjoyable experience.” CHNGC also supports two main charities, Arnie’s Army charitable foundation and Folds of Honor with a portion of each membership and a dollar from each round. In December, the club raised over $15,000 to donate to men’s prostate cancer in honor of Will Frantz, PGA professional emeritus. In announcing the acquisition of Port Charlotte Golf Club Smith said: “It’s a beautiful golf course. The people there are as nice and friendly as the people at Charlotte Harbor National. 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. So many opportunities are in place for members to have two places to play. The clubs are both semi-private and anyone can play but the members will now have two courses to play.” Renovations are scheduled this summer for Port Charlotte Golf Club with the same core values employed at Charlotte Harbor National of exceptional quality, hospitality, charitable giving and lots of fun. As for the big picture to be announced in October, we just can’t wait to hear!

The dog-leg left 18th, wraps around a lake and is a perfect risk-reward finishing hole Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club at a Glance

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

www.GolfTheNational.com STATISTICS

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

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

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


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Premium Club Fitting Equals Instant Success 8 Out of 9 Golfers Added an Average of 21 Yards Off the Tee by Leonard Finkel With advances in club technology, most golfers could easily hit the ball farther and more accurately, yet a Golf Magazine study found that 90% of US golfers may be playing with improperly fit clubs. Says world-renowned instructor David Leadbetter, “It never ceases to amaze me that golfers buy clubs off the shelf and assume they’re right for them. Whether you’re a great golfer or a casual one, getting a custom club fitting is one of the quickest ways to improve your game.” Club Champion Golf delivers a Tour-quality fitting that produces longer, more accurate shots with a nearly 100% satisfaction rate. Their approach is unbiased; no specific vendor is promoted. The only goal – find the best combination of components to lower your scores. Leadbetter adds, “Club Champion is the #1 premium club fitter, builder and retailer of the best brands in golf. Their master fitters and builders are unrivaled experts. With over 35,000 combinations, Club Champion will build the perfect clubs for you.” A Golf Digest study found that 8 out of 9 Club Champion custom fit golfers lowered their scores by as much as six strokes per round and added an average of 21 yards off the tee. Ranked by Golf Digest among the 100 best club fitters eight times in a row, Club Champion’s unique coupling system allows them to combine any head and shaft together. Golfers hit the precise combination to be custom-built for them. Most stores use fitting carts provided by club manufacturers. While they offer options, golfers are unable to mix-andmatch across carts to determine their ideal combinations. Club Champion offers hundreds of shafts, many not available through most other fitters and retailers. “My new irons have been spectacular,” crows Joe Dresnok (Palm Coast, FL). Joe had a 32.1 handicap prior to his fitting and said it has plummeted 16 strokes per round. “I just can’t say enough about them. I can’t believe that I can hit greens as frequently, anywhere from 150 to 100 yards, much better than I ever could before.” Numerous PGA Tour players have been fit at Club Champion. Because of their unparalleled expertise, PXG Golf sends many of their Tour players into Club Champion studios to fit their premium clubs. Club Champion stands out because they build clubs in-house, to exacting, unrivaled tolerances. Variables such as swing weight, length, lie and flex DO alter performance. PGA Tour veteran Jay Williamson says, “I had access to every brand of shaft and head, but never understood what GolfCoastMagazine.com


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they did for me. I couldn’t experiment like I do at Club Champion. They bring the same level of service players receive on Tour; the newest components and most advanced fitting technology. If you’re committed to golf on any level, I highly recommend it.” Incidentally, Club Champion added an average of 15 yards to Jay’s driving statistics. The experience and know-how combining these intricate parts together is what separates Club Champion from its competition. TaylorMade CEO David Abeles believes, “Club Champion truly is one of the most innovative club fitters in the business. They provide a consumer experience that is undeniably helpful for all golfers to play better. We couldn’t be more thrilled with our partnership with Club Champion.” Chuck Thiry (VP Strategic Partnerships – Cleveland Golf) says, “In our experience Club Champion represents the finest in the art of club fitting and building. We are confident that Club Champion will fit, service and support the most discerning golfers at the highest possible levels.”

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While anyone will benefit from premium club fitting, it’s for the golfer who wants to optimize performance. When Club Champion says you’ll add 20 yards off the tee, they mean it. Using a TaylorMade driver and Callaway irons Gary Lichenstien said, “My distance off the tees has increased by 20 yards consistently, on occasion even more. My average score has dropped about 4-5 strokes on average. I feel over time, I can still pick up a few more strokes.” Whether you’re looking to buy new clubs or just fix your current set, premium club fitting is the answer. Standard price fittings range from $80 for wedges to $350 for an entire bag. Through April 15 at the new Naples location (1040 Collier Center Way), enjoy 50% off full bag fittings and 33% off all other fittings. With 28 studios across the country, at Club Champion, you don’t just buy clubs, you buy guaranteed improvement! For more information, visit clubchampiongolf. com/gcm or call 888-890-3218.


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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

COURSE FACTS

COURSES

Number of Holes: 27 Head Golf Professional: Tyler Arnold, 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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Hibiscus Golf Club

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

COURSE FACTS

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

COURSE AMENITIES

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

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


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Olde Hickory Golf and Country Club The Best Bundled Golf Community in Southwest Florida

The Southwest Florida area—specifically

Ft. Myers to Naples – is chock full of great golf courses. Many of them are open to the public – some only by means of a “stay and play” package, others you simply pat a daily fee. But the best conditioned courses seem to be the ones that are often behind privacy fences and security gates. I’m talking about “bundled” communities, the type of community where belonging to the club – or at least purchasing a membership – is required by all homeowners. Naples is rife with them; they seem to make up the majority of courses in the area. I’ve had the opportunity to visit play and write about several of the courses and believe me, they are by far the best maintained courses in the area. In this economy, it seems that the only golf facilities that are truly flourishing are those at bundled communities. GolfCoastMagazine.com

Olde Hickory in Ft. Myers is one of those; in fact, it may well be the best bundled community in Southwest Florida. And that’s saying a lot with Fiddlesticks next door and The Legends across the street. There are 561 homes at Olde Hickory Golf and Country Club, all proud members of this private, exclusive bundled community. That’ s a low number considering most of their competitors have about 800 homes per 18 holes of golf. The community is conveniently located just minutes from Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW), Interstate 75, Florida’s Gulf beaches, hospitals and medical clinics. Ft Myers residents enjoy world class shopping, dining, entertainment and everything else the Southwest Florida lifestyle has to offer.


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The centerpiece of this masterful bundled Hole #18 is the 18-hole championship community golf course designed by the legendary Ron Garl. At only 6,601 yards from the back tees, it’s not going to overpower anyone, however from the back tees, it will challenge even the best of players. The course opened for play in 1992 and has Bermuda grass greens and fairways. The fairways are well-groomed and the greens roll fast and true. Five sets of tees give golfers of all abilities a chance to enjoy the golf course. Residents can enjoy the convenience of playing a round of golf on their schedule and at their own pace. At only 281 yards, the par 4, 10th hole is the epitome of target golf. Play your tee shot is to a landing area that’s not a whole lot bigger than the green. There’s water on

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the left and woods on the right, so keeping the ball in play off the tee is key. Succeed in this task and all that’s left is a short pitch shot slightly uphill to a triangular shaped green guarded on the left with water and rocks. It may be a short hole, but all pars (or better) are well earned. If you struggle, the friendly PGA Professional staff can offer lessons to help you shave strokes off your game. There’s also a full-service pro shop, driving range, and carefully designed chipping and putting greens making this a golf lover’s paradise. Olde Hickory Golf and Country Club is not without its share of amenities and it all starts in the clubhouse. This newly renovated, 22,000 square foot facility includes a new 2,600 square foot fitness center with state-of-the-art fitness equipment. As a


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member, you’ll enjoy the magnificent view overlooking the driving range and 18th green, while using state-of-the-art cardio and strengthening machines to increase your fitness. If a group is more your thing, Olde Hickory offers several fitness classes provided by Fit Forever, the premier Sports Club Management and Corporate Wellness Company in Southwest Florida. The company has a unique approach to fitness and lifestyle management with classes designed to help older adults maintain their cardiovascular health, strength, and flexibility. Whether you’re a workout warrior or just looking to add some activity to your daily routine, the staff at the fitness center can help you enjoy the benefits of working out in a group setting. If class times don’t fit your schedule, members are still able to bring in workout videos and use the aerobics room. GolfCoastMagazine.com

To many members, a country club is only as good as its dining room and Olde Hickory doesn’t disappoint and it’s always a memorable experience. Executive Chef Werner Dietrich and his culinary team take pride in creating delectable dishes for members and their guests to enjoy. Whether it’s a casual lunch in the Grille Room or a multi-course wine and dine meal in the Dining Room, the food and service are always impeccable. Members also enjoy the club’s themed dinner nights as well as orchestrated dinner and entertainment nights. Step outside the clubhouse and you’ll find two Har-Tru tennis courts. These two surfaces have been completely renovated and are lighted for night play. The club offers women’s, men’s and mixed doubles tennis programs for members. You’ll also find 4 lighted pickleball courts. If you’re not familiar with the game, pickleball is a low impact,


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low stress game played with a perforated, whiffle-like ball and wooden or graphite paddles. The game is easy to learn and can develop into a quick, fast-paced competitive game for all players. Adjacent to the courts is the heated pool and spa. All residents have access to the master pool and spa, in addition to their “community” pool. The master pool is heated during the winter for maximum use and is the perfect place to spend time with friends or guests, especially since food and beverage is available pool side. Olde Hickory Golf and Country Club offers single family homes - many of which overlook the golf course. Choose from one and two story single family homes and attached and detached villas, all with amenities far beyond what you would expect in a bundled community. The guard gate is manned 24/7/365, providing added security and convenience. At Olde Hickory you will find a friendly, small town atmosphere in an attractive natural setting where exceptional service and professionalism are the rule, not the exception and excellence in golf and country club living finds a home. For many current residents, Olde Hickory’s vacation program was the first step towards home ownership. Potential home buyers can experience firsthand all that Olde Hickory has to offer. For more information or to set up a visit to the community, give them a call at 239-768-2400 or visit the Olde Hickory website at www.oldehickory.cc. Olde Hickory is located at 14670 Olde Hickory Boulevard, Fort Myers, Florida.

Olde Hickory At A Glance LOCATION

14670 Olde Hickory Boulevard Fort Myers, FL 33912

STATISTICS

18 Hole Course, Par 72, Designed by Ron Garl Yards Rating Slope Blue 6600 72.5 135 White 6153 70.1 130 Gold 5749 68.4 124 Silver 5176 66.2 111 Green 5080 70.2 121 Red 4683 67.7 117

AMENITIES

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

Instruction by PGA Professionals available.

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

COURSE FACTS

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

COURSE AMENITIES

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

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


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

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


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

COURSE FACTS

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

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

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


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

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

Heron Creek

941-423-6955 www.heroncreekgcc.com

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

Kings Gate Golf Club

941-625-0680 www.kingsgategolfclub.com

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


a Short Drive Away!! Port Charlotte Golf Club 941-625-4109 www.portcharlottegolfclub.com

Port Charlotte Golf Club has a reputation as one of the foremost layouts in Southwest Florida. Featuring undulating greens with TifEagle® Bermuda grass, the course is challenging but player-friendly. The practice area offers nine target greens and a short game and practice bunker area. The clubhouse offers breakfast and lunch. If you haven’t played here lately, you are in for a treat.

Oyster Creek Golf & Country Club

941-475-0334 www.oystercreekgolfclub.com

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

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

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


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A Perfect Day In Paradise By Wayne Mills If you are a golf fan on the Gulf Coast

of Florida there is no better way to spend a day or a few days than at the Chubb Classic, a PGA Tour Champions tournament. Held in Naples, the crown jewel city of Southwest Florida, the Chubb Classic has made it’s home there for 30 years, the longest running Champions Tour event held in one metropolitan area. The Twin Eagles Club, located on 1,115 acres off Immokalee Rd, hosted for the seventh consecutive year and 12th overall. “Hosting this event for over a decade has

been an honor for the Twin Eagles Club and the Ronto Group,” said Andrea Bach, General Manager of the Twin Eagles Club. “This event allows us to represent our community offerings on a local and national scale, which draws new members and residents every year. On top of that, our club will always be proud to support an event that has brought golf’s greatest legends to Naples for 30 years.” The Chubb Classic is contested on The Talon Course, (one of two courses at Twin Eagles) designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus and his son Jack II. The Talon, playing over 7,100 yards from the tips is the perfect Florida course to test these legends of the game. With fairly generous landing areas off the tee the challenge is the approach shots into greens that are invariably guarded by tight bunkering and water hazards allowing for difficult pin placements. Once on


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the green the subtle undulations regularly confound the games best players. On Friday we were very fortunate to have been hosted by the Octagon Group who operate the event for Chubb. We were given VIP passes and Honorary Observer tags that allowed us inside the ropes to follow a threesome of two-time US Open champion Lee Janzen, two-time Masters Champion Jose Maria Olazabal and the pride of Mexico, Esteban Toledo. With balmy temperatures in the low 80’s and a gentle breeze Friday at the Chubb Classic it was a true Naples Chamber of Commerce day. The Talon was in superb condition to test the likes of John Daly, Steve Stricker, Bernard Langer, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Colin Montgomerie, Mark O’Meara, Ian Woosnam, Peter Jacobsen and 70 other great players. Walking inside the ropes with long time professional golfers offers a unique perspective on how they ply their trade. Although PGA Tour Champions Tour events are nocut tournaments which takes some of the pressure off they are playing for big moneythe winner takes home $240,000 out of the $1.6 million purse. Our players were all business on the course. There was very little conversation between the them other than acknowledgment of a good shot and practically none with us Honorary Observers. The only discussions that took place were between the player and their caddy. They were totally focused on every shot.

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Janzen, 53, an Orlando resident who went to Florida Southern, had finished 10th the week before in Boca Raton. He started off his round on the 10th tee with a sloppy three putt bogey 5. He birdied the next hole and went on to shoot sixunder par 66 for the round. Janzen would ultimately finished tied for second at 15 under par for the three round tournament. Olazabal finished at 7 under for the week and Toledo at 5 under. Although every player in the field is over 50 years old (and some over 60) these guys can all still really play. They all have great tempo to their swings, strike the ball solidly every time, are great course managers and make an extraordinary number of putts. When hitting drivers they regularly get them out there 280-300 yards and are hitting a lot of 7 irons from 180. Being up close and personal is an enlightening experience to just see how these guys manage their games. Yes, distance is important particularly to leave the shortest club in their hands for approach shots and to be able to reach par 5’s in two but positioning is most important. There were plenty of times they played short or wide into greens to avoid trouble. Their ability to control distance and trajectory is just amazing.


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Since Twin Eagles and Chubb have been working together on the event for many years they have the administration down to a science making for a very comfortable, easy and relaxed vibe everywhere. Champions Tour tournaments are generally more mellow than regular PGA Tour stops but the Chubb Classic is pure enjoyment all day long. From the nearby off-property parking to the comfortable shuttles to the friendly ticket takers to the marshals, to the signage, the entire Chubb Classic is very easy to navigate.

As part of our VIP package we were treated to access to the Legends Lounge above the 18th green which provided a much appreciated respite at the turn (we started on the 10th hole) for excellent food and beverage and a great view down on the 18th green. After finishing up our round on the 9th hole with handshakes all around we retired to the Taste of SW Florida area, another of our VIP perks. In a cordoned off area the Taste had numerous vendors offering all sorts of food treats from BBQ, to seafood, to pretzels and cookies all washed down with lots of different craft beer and spirits. Adjacent to the Taste was access to a club demo area at the driving range presented by PGA Superstore with access to top line pro equipment by some of the big name club manufacturers. All in all our visit to the Chubb Classic was just a perfect day in paradise.

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David Frost on the Chubb Classic We got the chance to speak to David about his experience on the PGA Tour Champions. Competitively, what’s the difference between the PGA Tour and the PGA Tour Champions? On the PGA Tour you are still trying to establish yourself. When you come to the Champions Tour, you have a history and people understand who you are and that you’re able to win. Southwest Florida loves having the Chubb Classic here in our backyard – are there any points on the course that you’d highlight for the spectators? The first tee is always nice and lively – it’s a nice little setup where the crowd stands down the right side and behind you on the tee box. Eighteen is one of the toughest finishing holes on our tour, so it makes it very exciting.

We’ve come to really connect with the First Tee Kids because of our tournament at Pebble Beach each year. When you get there, you see the kids’ enthusiasm. For that to trickle down to the chapters is incredible. The kids work very hard to be there, and it’s unbelievable to read the stories that they write about how golf has changed their life.

You have two passions in life – golf and wine. Can you tell me a little more about your winery? Having golf to earn a living from is something that I could’ve never imagined. I’m third generation in the wine business. My grandfather bought a winery in 1932 that was The First Tee Program is an integral part of this event and the established in 1693. The passion PGA Tour Champions, can you tell for wine was always there, so I started my own winery that really us a little about your experience overdelivers for the price point. with the First Tee kids?


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GREAT Real Estate Opportunities In SWFL Golf Communities! By Joe Morgan-GOLF HOME GURU Since 2006, I’ve had the good fortune to show thousands of Southwest Florida (Naples; Bonita Springs; Estero; Ft. Myers) golf community single family homes and condos to hundreds of prospective buyers and tenants. These showings have included residences in almost-80 different golf communities, and sales in over-50

various golf communities. The needs, wants, and objectives of every customer have been personalized by their own individual situation…and my goal has always been to help each one of them find the golf home/golf community that will best fit their personal budget, golfing habits & ability, and family lifestyle. But, even with their diverse backgrounds and preferences, nearly every customer has asked me the same basic—and extremely important—question…”Is NOW the right time to buy a home in a Southwest Florida golf community?” With the roller coaster ride that both the national real estate market and our local area have experienced during the past 12-years, the honest answer to this question has obviously been very fluid, depending upon when it was asked. But, to formulate an answer to this question for the current period of time, I’d like to start with these key general observations regarding the current condition of SWFL golf communities…

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• Many prices are still at VALUE levels—Our local real estate market started it’s turnaround 5-6 years ago, and prices have been increasing since then. However, unlike the “bubble” years, this growth has been modest and controlled, and local golf community real estate prices are—in most cases—still significantly below their peak years. • Interest rates are still relatively close to historic low levels—All types of mortgages are still hanging around the 4.0% mark, and even lower. Actually, 60%+ of our buyers pay cash. • Spectacular golf homes are still available—Even though the inventory in all of our golf communities is significantly below what it was during the recession, many of the available single family homes and condos (resale and new construction) feature fabulous upgrades and amenities, decorator furnishings, and incredible golf course views. • Golf communities are much healthier now—A significant number of local golf communities encountered major financial problems during the housing downturn. However, strong real estate and membership sales, coupled with new ownerships, new developers, creative new builder relationships, much-needed changes in bylaws, and significant reductions in membership fees have dramatically improved their profitability and their prospect of on-going financial success. These favorable conditions have actually imposed a need for urgency on the part of anyone who is currently planning to buy in one of our local golf communities, because… • Professional investors—recognizing opportunities—re-entered the real estate market and gobbled up many of the best bargains, sometimes buying multiple condo units at once. • Rapidly-improving sales during each of the past 5-6 years have significantly reduced single family home and condo inventory in golf communities, in most cases down to a 6-12 month inventory level. Some subdivisions within these communities have even lower availability.


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• Some of the best value homes on the market are once again experiencing multiple offers, and/or selling prices that exceed asking prices. In addition, many Southwest Florida real estate experts feel that our local home sales will get even stronger if the stock market’s current growth somewhat slows down, or goes thru a correction. They feel that the rapid, sustained growth of the stock market— although creating wealth for our potential buyers—has “discouraged” them from purchasing vacation homes because they didn’t want to pull their money out of a consistent growth market. However, a gradual stock market correction may encourage them to diversify into more real estate.

So, the obvious answer to the question is… NOW is definitely a GREAT TIME to buy your “dream” golf home in Southwest Florida! And, one more tip for those of you that are TRULY SERIOUS BUYERS…the March/ April/May period is your BEST TIME to negotiate a GREAT PRICE because the Sellers know that their prospective buyers are about to head north, and they won’t return until the next January/February! Joe Morgan--better known as the GOLF HOME GURU—specializes in SWFL golf communities’ real estate, and is an Award-Winning real estate agent with Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. For help Buying or Selling in a golf community, visit his comprehensive and user-friendly website, www. GolfHomeGuru.com, and contact him at 239/4386426 (Cell); Guru@GolfHomeGuru.com.

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Master Swing Tips by Steve Anderson, PGA Master Professional

You may have heard the golf analysts on TV saying; “He has great lag in his swing!” If you’re not sure of what that is, here’s a quick explanation of what it is and how it can help your game.

The photo shows one of my great students named Gil, about half way down into his downswing. Gil consistently bombs them out there well over 300-yards. His hands are nearing waist high, but if you look at his club and specifically the clubhead, you’ll see that it’s still behind his head. His club is, ‘lagging’ behind, meaning it’s coming down last. The club is still cocked back over 90-degrees. It’s easy to see that he’s stored up his power and that right at the ball there will be a tremendous unleashing (un-cocking) of the club into the ball which will give him great power. Most high-handicappers tend to un-cock the club too soon and they, ‘lose their angle’ coming down. The club has already un-cocked before impact so they don’t have a lot of power as they strike the ball. Try pulling your arms and hands down to increase your lag and you’ll be bombing them out there in no time.

Steve Anderson is a PGA Master Professional and is the Director of Instruction for Hampton Golf. Steve teaches at River Hall Country Club in Ft. Myers, Florida and is the author of 4 best-selling books on golf. He can be contacted through his web site; www.MirrorImageGolf.com or by email at; leftguygolf@gmail.com.


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Top of Swing Master Swing Tips by Steve Anderson, PGA Master Professional The top of the swing is one of the more individual positions of the swing. Just looking at the Tour Pros you can see that quite clearly. Jack Nicklaus had his arms and club in a very upright position. Ben Hogan was very flat. Dustin Johnson has his wrists in a bowed position while John Daly has a huge overswing. These and many great players have their own individual positions at the top, and they can all be considered correct. The majority of good players however share some positions that can make it easier for them, (and you) to return the club squarely to the ball, and that’s what I prefer to teach my own students. The photo of me, (a lefty), shows a few checkpoints that can improve your own ball-striking and consistency. My left forearm and elbow are pointing directly down, in a vertical position. My right arm is at a 45-degree angle, and my club is pointing down my target line. These positions make it easier to drive down into the ball with power and accuracy, and can keep your swing simple and repeatable which is always a good thing.

Steve Anderson is a PGA Master Professional and is the Director of Instruction for Hampton Golf. Steve teaches at River Hall Country Club in Ft. Myers, Florida and is the author of 4 best-selling books on golf. He can be contacted through his web site; www. MirrorImageGolf.com or by email at; leftguygolf@gmail.com. GolfCoastMagazine.com


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3 Strategies to Cure the Yips in Golf Do you struggle with executing short putts, getting off the tee with ease, or feeling confident with your shots around the green? The challenge in working with golfers who suffer from the yips is not eliminating the physical yip, but overcoming the bad thoughts (of hitting a poor shot or getting a poor outcome) that are producing the yips. The solution is to address the root cause, not the symptom. Your shots are a reflection of your thoughts. Therefore, you must fix your thinking in order to fix your swing. Here are 3 strategies to help free you from the yips 1 - Reset Your Self-Image The first step to overcoming your yips is to stop thinking of yourself as a golfer with a yip problem. This may sound silly because it’s so simple, but it works. Fixating on how many times you’ve yipped will simply set you up to repeat those yipped shots. The more you begin to see yourself as a golfer who can swing freely, because you invest time thinking about when you have (instead of when you haven’t), the more that better self-image will become your reality, and the more you will produce better shots.


2 - Reset Your Expectations Prior to any shot with which you have struggled, you need to actively remain in control of your thoughts. Are you expecting to yip, or are you expecting to swing freely? The choice is yours. You can talk yourself into hitting a good shot just as easily as you may be in the habit of talking yourself into hitting a bad one. Take active control of your expectations and make sure they are directing you toward the shot you want to hit every time. 3 - Reset Your Routine How you think about and prepare to hit every shot is within your control, and will determine the quality and consistency of your shots. A good pre-shot routine enables you to play without the noise of technical swing thoughts. Unfortunately, golfers with the yips are often overly focused on fixing their technique to solve their problem. The solution is simplifying your pre-shot thoughts to how your good swing feels, rather than how to technically swing the club correctly. Good feel in the practice swing will enable you to focus on repeating that same good feel when you’re over the ball. This approach will keep your mind in play, rather than practice mode on the course. If you struggle with the yips, confidence, a bad attitude or some other mental interference that’s preventing you from consistently playing at your best, don’t you think it’s time to start playing great? Consider joining my new Mental Game Boot Camp that runs monthly at the Tiburón Golf Club in Naples, FL. Mention Golf Coast Magazine and get a special $79 bonus with your enrollment. To learn more visit http://bit.ly/BootCampGCMagazine Sport Psychologist, Dr. Shannon Reece teaches golfers how to play great using her proven mental formula. Her tactics help golfers of all levels reach their potential by leveraging their assets into championship form. For more information please call 239-431-6810 or visit trainingforoptimalperformance.com.

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Experience the Citrus Golf Trail By Ryan Ruppert

Relatively speaking, I’m a newcomer

to Florida. I’ve loved living in the state and have been to all the biggest destinations – from Tampa, Sarasota (my home), to Naples on the ‘Golf Coast’, to Orlando, Palm Beach, Jacksonville, Miami, and even Tallahassee. Admittedly, I didn’t know what – or better, where – Sebring was. Just a short drive from anywhere on the ‘Golf Coast’, Sebring is an incredible destination where you can take advantage of exceptional golf at value prices. In fact, golfers can stay and play for as little as $99 per person including golf, room, and a complimentary breakfast.

This year I was invited to the Citrus Golf Trail Media Classic – and since it’s unlikely that I’ll be invited back (bad behavior), I thought that I’d share the incredible experience that is the Citrus Golf Trail. We checked into the Inn on the Lakes in Sebring. It’s a quaint family owned hotel centrally located in Sebring, between two large and beautiful lakes. I couldn’t believe how modern and beautiful the room was when I checked in, it was the perfect place to relax after a long day. After checking in, we quickly departed to the Sun ‘N Lakes Golf Club. The club has consistently been ranked among the best in Florida, and it lived up to its reputation. Sun ‘N Lakes features 36 holes – the Deer Run Course designed by Don Dyer and the Turtle Run Course designed by Charles Ankrom.


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We played nine holes from each course. The courses were challenging and designed like many of the best courses here on the coast. The designers used water, clever layout, and the beautiful landscape to create an exceptional experience. The Deer Run Course features length and challenging green complexes, while the Turtle Run Course puts more emphasis on accuracy than distance. At the end of the day we went to Cowpoke’s Watering Hole to celebrate a great day of golf. We need to talk about Cowpoke’s. Cowpoke’s is an institution in Sebring that’s been around for over 30 years. It’s not for the faint of heart. If you love steak and you think that the gator you saw on the course looked tasty – then Cowpoke’s is the place for you. You’ll get fried food, including gator, tender steaks, heavy drinks, and a great country style atmosphere. If you serve a phenomenal ribeye, you’ll get a good review from me, so Cowpoke’s gets five stars for providing a delicious indulgence of southern style cooking.

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Next on our list of attractions was Pinecrest Country Club. Pinecrest was designed by Donald Ross in 1926 and has been recently restored. It’s surrounded by and is a part of Florida’s history. The most visible historical point is the Pinecrest Hotel – which was a major destination when the rich and famous would take the train to vacation in Sebring. Frequent guests at the hotel included Al Capone, Babe Ruth, and Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Pinecrest Country Club itself was part of history in the late 50s, when it hosted the first nationally televised PGA event, the World Championship of Golf. Players included Sam Snead, Gardner Dickinson, Don January and the winner, Dr. Carey Middlecoff. The course at Pinecrest is stunning. There are no condos or homes bordering the fairways, instead, the course winds through natural wooded areas and orange groves. The course features false


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fronts on many of the greens and bunkers, one of Donald Ross’ signatures. After a great nine holes, we headed over to River Greens Golf Course. It’s a truly unique 6400-yard course with lots of water, drivable par fours, and several great risk/reward opportunities. This is a course that calls for strategy and accuracy, and you’re guaranteed to have a fun time.

Another day in Sebring brought more great food and drink. We had the chance to visit Eighteen East, a restaurant and bar that was founded by a retired police officer from Indiana. It’s a wonderful place to enjoy a laid-back meal with Midwest classics. We also enjoyed a gourmet meal at Chicanes, the hotel restaurant at the Inn on the Lakes. This is a great place to enjoy a high-end meal in a luxurious setting. I highly recommend the ribeye (you

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may notice a pattern in my heart attack inducing eating patterns), which was cooked to perfection! Our final round in Sebring was at the Highlands Ridge Golf Club, where we played the North course. This course is among my favorites in Florida because of the natural beauty of the setting. It was designed by Dave Harman who patterned it after the Kauri Cliffs in New Zealand. It’s a great track that plays 7141 yards with a rating of 74.7 and a slope of 138 from the black tees. It’s a challenging course and a great way to conclude three days of championship golf. How do you conclude an epic golfing trip with great friends? You go to an internationally renowned racetrack. Our final stop in Sebring was the Sebring International Raceway. It’s America’s oldest road racing track, with over six decades of storied history. The legendary circuit evolved from Hendricks Field, a World War II airbase used to train B-17 combat crews. Sebring is a phenomenal place to visit in March – because on the third Saturday of March, the giants of sports car racing are challenged to one of the world’s most grueling endurance tests. For 12 hours, the best in the sports car racing scene drive the 3.74-mile track for glory.

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The race is second only to Le Mans in international prestige. There’s a lot happening out in central Florida, and you don’t want to miss it. Visit Sebring for great golf, incredible attractions, and some of the best value that you’ll find in the state. For more information on Inn On The Lakes visit: innonthelakes.com or call (800) 531-5253. To make reservations at Chicanes visit: chicanerestarant.com or call (863) 314-0348. For more information on Sun ‘N Lake Golf Club go to: www.sunlakegolfclub.com or call (863) 385-4830. For more information on Cowpokes visit: www.cowpokeswateringhole. us or call (863) 314-9459. For Pinecrest Country Club visit: www.golfpinecrest. com or call (863) 543-7555. River Greens Golf Course visit: www.rgreens.com or call (863) 453-5210. Eighteen East Restaurant visit: www.beststeakaround or call (863) 453-1818. Highlands Ridge Golf Club visit www.highlandsridgegolf. com or call (863) 471-1171. And finally, for Sebring International Raceway visit: www.sebringraceway.com or call (800) 626-RACE. Or for information on these and other Sebring locations, go to: www. visithighlandscounty.com.


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The mevo is a personal launch monitor with multi-sport capabilities designed for athletes to practice with a purpose. Mevo was developed by FlightScope, an industry leader in the development and manufacturing of sports technology. Data parameters include: carry distance, club head speed, ball speed, smash, vertical launch angle, spin, height and flight time. FlightScope.com

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Tour Edge Exotics clubs have been an unheralded favorite of pros for years. The HotLaunchL3, is an affordable new driver with the ability to have you hit to farther and straighter. A forged titanium head and Cup Face technology, are the keys to longer and straighter. Tour Edge plans to have up to 1,000 custom fitting centers across the country that will feature the new mobile HL3 custom fitting bag and a 48 hour guaranteed delivery on custom fit orders. TourEdgeGolf.com

CHIPPO GOLF Why didn’t I think of this? The perfect marriage between corn hole and golf, Chippo was named the Best New Product of the 2018 PGA Show. The party game can be set up anywhere and played by all ages, combining fun with practice - and even a little betting and sipping. ChippoGolf.com

Shot Scope V2 GPS Watch In one lightweight design, V2 is the best GPS watch, the best performance tracker and has the best post-round analytics platform available. Shot Scope V2 is the future of golf technology. $250 ShotScope.com

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OnCore Golf Balls

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Exit 161 Jones Loop Road, Burnt Store Rd to Royal Tee Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club (941) 429-0500 SP 18 72 6748-4800/73.0 • • • • • 8 110 1350 Bobcat Trail, North Port, FL, 34288; I-75 to exit 179, 2 miles west on Toledo Blade. Hibiscus Golf Club (239) 774-0088 P 18 204 5375 Hibiscus Dr, Naples, FL 34113; 41 South to

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6476 / 71.1 / 131 • • • • • 17

Rattlesnake Hammock Rd. Mission Inn Resort (800) 874-9053 R 18 72 EC: 7015/73.8/136 • • • • • 49 17 10400 CR 48, Howey-In-The-Hills, FL 34737; On CR 48 0.2 miles past San Luis Blvd. Olde Hickory Golf & Country Club (239) 768-2400 PR 18 72 6600-4682/71 • • • • • 18 221 14670 Olde Hickory Blvd., FL, 34112; I-75 to exit 131, Fiddlesticks Blvd to Olde Hickory Quail Run Golf Club (239) 261-3930 PR 18 205 1 Forest Lakes Blvd, Naples, FL 34105 ; I-75 Exit 107, Follow

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5087 / 65.7 / 112 • • • • • 3

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4873 / 63.3 / 113 • • • • • 22

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6423 / 71.0 / 121 • • • • • 25

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7145 / 74.2 / 132 • • • • • 27

Pine Ridge Rd to Forest Lake Blvd. 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 San Carlos Golf Club (239) 267-3131 P 18 207 7420 Constitution Circle, Ft. Myers, FL 33912 ; Off US41, 1 mile south of Alico Road to Constitution Blvd. TwinEagles Club (239) 354-1700 PR 36 209 11725 Twin Eagles Blvd, Naples, FL 34120 ; I-75 to Immokalee Rd, East to Twin Eagles Blvd Valencia Golf & Country Club (239) 352-0777 P 18 210 1725 Double Eagle Trail, Naples, FL 34120; Exit 111 off I-75 - West to Randall Blvd, N on Approach Blvd. World Woods Golf Club (352) 796-5500 P 18 37 17590 Ponce DeLeon Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34614; Veterans Expressway to Hwy 98, then 1/4 mile East

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CHARLOTTE COUNTY Deep Creek Golf Club (941) 625-6911 SP 18 72 5836-4746/70 • • • • • 36 172 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 • • • • 19 152 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 • • • • 36 119 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

Port Charlotte Golf Club (941) 625-4109 SP 18 72 6754-4971/18 • • • • • 20 198 22400 Gleneagles Terrace, Port Charlotte, FL 33945; US 41 to Conway, right into entrance

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

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SHOPPING Edwin Watts 5247 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231 | www.edwinwattsgolf.com | (941) 922-1006 | Ad Page 63 Club Champion Golf (2 locations) 7720 Turkey Lake Rd, Ste 100, Orlando, FL 32819 | (407) 745-5660 | Ad Pages 12 & 13 1040 Collier Center Way, Unit 13, Naples, FL 34110 | (888) 340-7820 | Ad Pages 12 & 13 www.clubchampiongolf.com | Florida Aerial Services Team www.fastaerial.com | (800) 723-7425 | Ad Page 57 Golf & Casual Shop 11900 South Cleveland Avenue, Ft. Myers | www.ftmyersgolfshop.com | (239) 936-8753 | Map #212, Ad Page 5 Golf Home Guru - Joe Morgan www.golfhomeguru.com | Email: Guru@GolfHomeGuru.com | (239) 438-6426 | Story Page 34 Personal Golf Fan www.PGFFan.com | (888) 938-6672 | Ad Page 17 The Water Caddy | www.TheWaterCaddy.com | Email: thewatercaddy@gmail.com | Ad Page 53 SERVICES /ENTERTAINMENT Chubb Classic The Twin Eagles Club | www.ChubbClassic.com | (239) 593-3900 | Story Page 30

Old 41 Restaurant 25091 Bernwood Drive, Unit 1, Bonita Springs | (239) 948-4123 | Map #214, Ad Page 7 Visit Sebring www.VisitSebring.com | (863) 402-6909 | Article Page 42 INSTRUCTION Steve Anderson - Mirror Image River Hall Golf & Country Club | www.MirrorImageGolf.com | Ad Page 39 Dr. Shannon Reese Training For Optimal Performance www.trainingforoptimalperformance.com | (239) 431-6810 | Article Page 40


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Alden Pines Country Club Alico Family Golf

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

Audubon Country Club

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

Arrowhead Golf Course

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

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

Bay Colony Golf Club

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

Bear’s Paw Country Club

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

Bentley Village Golf Club

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

Bonita Bay Club

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

Bonita Bay Club East

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

Bonita Fairways Golf Course

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

Bonita National Golf & Country Club

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

Calusa Pines Golf Club

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

Cedar Hammock Golf & Country Club

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

The Club at Mediterra

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

The Club at Olde Cypress

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

The Club at Pelican Bay

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

The Club at Renaissance

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

The Club at the Strand

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

Colliers Reserve Country Club

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

Colonial Country Club

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

Copperhead Golf Club

(239) 369-8200 P

Copperleaf Golf Club

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

Coral Oaks Golf Course

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

2 0910 Copperhead Drive, Lehigh Acres

Country Club of Naples

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

Countryside Golf Club

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

Cross Creek Country Club

(239) 768-1922 P

Crown Colony Golf & Country Club

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

Cypress Lake Country Club

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

13050 Cross Creek Blvd, Ft. Myers

Cypress Woods Golf & Country Club

(239) 592-7860 P

3 525 Northbrooke Dr. Naples

Del Tura Golf Club

(239) 621-6209 P

18621 North Tamiami Trl, North Ft. Myers

The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club

(239) 472-3355 P

9 49 Sand Castle Road, Sanibel Island

Eagle Creek Golf & Country Club

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

Eagle Lakes Golf Club

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

Eagle Ridge Golf Club

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

Eastwood Golf Course

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

El Rio Golf Club

(239) 995-2204 P

Estero Country Club at the Vines

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

Esplanade Golf & Country Club

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

Fiddlers Creek

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

1 801 Skyline Drive North, Ft. Myers

Fiddlesticks Country Club

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

Forest Glen Golf Club

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

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NAPLES AREA COURSES Fort Myers Country Club

(239) 321-7488 P

Fountain Lakes Golf Course

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

3 591 McGregor Boulevard, Ft. Myers

Foxfire Country Club

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

Gateway Golf & Country Club

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

Glades Country Club

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

Glen Eagle Golf & Country Club

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

Golden Gate Country Club

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

Golf Club of the Everglades

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

The Golf Lodge at the Quarry

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

Golfview Golf & Racquet Club

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

Grey Oaks Golf & Country Club

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

Gulf Harbour Yacht & Country Club

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

Hammock Bay Golf & Country Club

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

Heritage Bay Golf and Country Club

(239) 353-7056 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

Imperial Golf Club

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

1 006 SE 4th PI, Cape Coral

The Island Country Club

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

Kelly Greens Golf & Country Club

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

Kensington Golf & Country Club

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

Lake Fairways Country Club

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

Lakewood Country Club

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

Landings Yacht, Golf & Tennis Club

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

LaPlaya Golf Club

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

Legends Golf & Country Club

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

Lehigh Resort Club

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

Lely Resorts

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

Lexington Country Club

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

The Links of Naples

(239) 417-1313 P

1 6161 Tamiami Trail E, Naples

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

3 501 Avenida del Vera N. Ft Myers

Majestic Golf Club

(239) 369-8216 P

3 50 Homestead Rd S. Lehigh Acres

Marco Shores Country Club

(239) 394-2581 PR 1450 Mainsail Dr Naples

Miromar Lakes Golf Club

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


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

(239) 369-1322 P

Moorings Country Club

(239) 261-0909 PR 2500 Crayton Road Naples

6 70 Milwaukee Blvd, Lehigh Acres

Myerlee Country Club

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

Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club

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

Naples Grande Golf Club

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

Naples Heritage Golf & CC

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

Naples Lakes Country Club

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

Naples National Golf Club

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

Old Corkscrew Golf Club

(239) 949-4700 P

Olde Florida Golf Club

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

1 7320 Corkscrew Road, Estero

Old Collier Golf Club

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

Olde Hickory Golf & Country Club

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

Palmetto-Pine Country Club

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

Palmira Golf Club

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

Panther Run Golf Club

(239) 304-2835 P

Palmira Golf & Country Club

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

6 005 Anthem Pkwy, Ave Maria

Pelican Marsh Golf Club

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

Pelican Preserve Golf Club

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

Pelican Sound Golf & River Club

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

Pelican’s Nest Golf Club

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

The Plantation Golf & Country Club

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

Quail Creek Country Club

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

Quail Run Golf Club

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

Quail Village Golf Club

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

Quail West Golf & Country Club

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

Raptor Bay Golf Course

(239) 390-4600 P

River Hall Country Club

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

2 3001 Coconut Point Resort Dr, Bonita Springs

Riviera Golf Club

(239) 774-2011 P

4 8 Marseilles Drive, Naples

Riverbend Golf Course

(239) 543-2200 P

6 270 River Club Court North, Ft. Myers

The Rookery at Marco

(239) 642-2796 P

3 433 Club Center Blvd, Naples

Royal Palm Country Club

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

Royal Poinciana Golf Club

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

Royal Wood Golf & Country Club

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

Sabal Springs Golf & Racquet Club

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

The Sanctuary Golf Club

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

Sanibel Island Golf Club

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

Seven Lakes Golf & Tennis

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

Shadow Wood Preserve

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

Shell Point Golf Club

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

Six Lakes Country Club

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

Spanish Wells

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


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NAPLES AREA COURSES Spring Run Golf Club

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

Stonebridge Country Club

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

Stoneybrook Golf Course

(239) 948-3933 P

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

TPC Treviso Bay

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

1 7000 Terraverde Ct., Ft. Myers

TwinEagles Golf & Country Club

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

Vanderbilt Country Club

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

Vasari Country Club

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

Verandah Country Club

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

Villages at Country Creek

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

Vineyards Country Club

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

Westminster Golf Club

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

Whiskey Creek Country Club

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

Wildcat Run Golf & Country Club

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

Wilderness Country Club

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

Windstar on Naples Bay

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

Worthington Country Club

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

Wyndemere Country Club

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


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MANATEE COUNTY COURSES

Type

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COURSES

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

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

8100 Erie Road, Palmetto

114 132 192 149 101 151 144 103 141 126 105

4350 El Conquistador Pkwy, Bradenton

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

111 116 105 181 137

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

SP PR P P SP SP E SP PR P SP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

TAMPA BAY COURSES

38 Cheval Golf & Athletic Club

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

2

Cove Cay Golf Club

(727) 535-1406

6 7 8

SP

2612 Cove Cay Drive, Clearwater

The Eagles Golf Club

(813) 920-6681 SP

16101 Nine Eagles Drive, Odessa

East Bay Golf Club

(727) 581-3333

Fox Hollow Golf Club

(727) 376-6333 SP

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

P

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

SP

7924 Melogold Circle, Land O’Lakes

(813) 949-4886 SP

19502 Heritage Harbor Pkway, Lutz

Heritage Isles Golf & CC

(813) 907-7447

SP

10630 Plantation Bay Drive, Tampa

Isla Del Sol Y&CC

(727) 864-2714

PR

6000 Sun Blvd., St. Petersburg, FL

12

Lexington Oaks Golf Club

(813) 907-7270

SP

26133 Lexington Oaks Blvd, Wesley Chapel

14

Mainlands Golf Club

(727) 577-4847

P

9445 Mainlands Golf Club, Pinellas Park

19

Pinecrest Golf Course

(727) 584-6497

P

1200 Eighth Avenue SW, Largo

9

Heritage Harbor Golf & CC

10 11

23 Seminole Lake Country Club

(727) 391-6255 SP

6100 Augusta Boulevard, Seminole

25 Seven Hills Golf Club

(352) 688-8888 SP

10599 Fairchild Road, Spring Hill

27 Silver Dollar Trap & Golf Club

(813) 920-3884

SP

112711 Silver Dollar Drive, Odessa, FL

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

13050 Summerfield Boulevard, Riverview

30 Tarpon Springs Golf Course

(727) 934-5191

SP

1100 Tarpon Woods Boulevard, Palm Harbor

42 Tarpon Woods GC

(727) 784-7606

SP

1100 Tarpon Woods Blvd, Palm Harbor, FL

46 Timber Greens GC

(727) 372-0789

SP

6333 Timber Greens Blvd., New Port Richey, FL

36 Westchase Golf Club

(813) 854-2331

P

11602 Westchase Golf Drive, Tampa, FL

36 World Woods GC

(352) 796-5500

P

17590 Ponce De Leon blvd., Brooksville, FL

SHOPPING | SERVICES/ENTERTAINMENT | INSTRUCTION

51 Blue Collar Golf Shop

(727) 542-9228

54 Bob VanSweden Golf

(941) 812-0137

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

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

11225 Race Track road, Oldsmar

61 John Hayes Golf

(727) 692-4679

2987 N. McMullen booth Road, Clearwater

2

(727) 480-9049

2612 Cove Cay Drive, Clearwater

Shriver Golf Academy

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

4647 4th Street North, St. Petersburg

56 T&D Golf Stores

(813) 888-5433

4205 West Waters Avenue, Tampa

57 T&D Golf Stores

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

56 Trust In God Products

(813) 888-5433

4205 West Waters Avenue, Tampa


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