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Contents

Cover Story The Forest Country Club just completed a $9.7M renovation and is now accepting non-resident members looking to join the premier club in Fort Myers.

8 WELCOME

Where to contact us, plus a letter from our publishers

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The view as you tee off #15 on the Bear Course at the Forest Country Club

WORTHINGTON

Golf course architect Ron Garl completed a major course renovation, making this bundled community more inviting than ever!

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FEATURES

Some of the best local golf courses in SWFL

19 37-43 GAME IMPROVEMENT

Featuring game advice from some of the best area PGA pros; Steve Anderson, Tom Patri, Blaine Lytle, and Trey Sones, as well as Sport Psychologist Dr. Shannon Reece

DIRECTORIES

TIPS FOR SELLING LEE, COLLIER & CHARLOTTE COUNTIES YOUR SWFL HOME 48 LEE & COLLIER MAP

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Award Winning GOLF HOME GURU Joe Morgan shares his tips for sellers in SWFL golf communities.

49 LEE & COLLIER FEATURED COURSES 50 CHARLOT TE COUNT Y COURSES 51 SHOPPING, SERVICES, AND ENTERTAINMENT 52-55 LOCAL GOLF COURSE LISTINGS

MANATEE, SARASOTA COUNTIES 56 57

MAP COURSE DIRECTORY

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58 MAP 59 COURSE DIRECTORY

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WELCOME LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

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Spring is here, and we can’t’s believe it! Gone are

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

those cold winter days, when plunging temperatures forced us to don golf sweaters. Spring is the sweet spot for Gulf Coast Florida Golf, and there are no better places to enjoy it than the beautiful courses featured in this magazine. Every year we get treated to major golf events throughout the winter, and we’re excited that the Gulf Coast is now host to two more tournaments. The LECOM Suncoast Classic, a new Web.com Tour event, was played from February 11-17 at Lakewood National Golf Club – the inaugural event was a huge success, and we look forward to seeing it again next year. Then, in Charlotte Harbor, the LPGA Symetra Tour has added the SKYiGOLF Championship to its schedule, which is being played for the first time at Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club March 3-10. And don’t forget about the Valspar Championship, a PGA Tour event scheduled for March 1824 at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor. It’s great to see that local golf is thriving, and we hope that you stay up-to-date by visiting GolfCoastMagazine.com and subscribing to our e-newsletter. There, you’ll hear from our writers and contributors, led by Mark Cardon, about all the golf news that affects our community. It is our mission to be your roadmap to the golf industry here along the Gulf Coast. If there’s anything that we can do to help you enjoy more Florida golf, or if you have thoughts about how we can improve our publication, be sure to reach out and email us. We can’t wait to hear from you. Fairways and greens, Ryan Ruppert and Rose Ruppert

Golf Coast Magazine is published by Golf Coast Magazine, Inc.; 3X’s a year and distributed along the West Coast of Florida.

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The Forest Country Club

Newly Renovated and Accepting Non-Resident Members By David Theoret Since opening its doors in 1979, The Forest Country Club has strived to offer its Members quality, integrity and value as one of the premier clubs in the Fort Myers area. The Forest is a family oriented, private country club that is member-owned and features two meticulously maintained, 18-hole Gordon Lewis-designed championship golf courses that are recognized as some of the most beautiful – and challenging – in the area. The Bobcat and The Bear golf courses share several common characteristics and will leave you with many lasting memories. As you make your way around both layouts, you’ll encounter fairways lined with oak, palm and Cypress trees, some over 100-years old. You’re also likely to encounter all kinds of wildlife, from alligators to bobcats to bald eagles. There’s a lot of penalty areas in the form of lakes, ponds and streams to contend with as well. The beauty, design and impeccable conditioning of each course will present GolfCoastMagazine.com

a challenge each time you play. Both courses have been renovated over the past few years and have the look and feel that will match any facility in the area. Since it opened in 1980, Forest Country Club’s acclaimed Bear Course has exceeded the expectations of anyone who has set foot on the first tee. The Bear is considered to be more of a challenge although with five sets of tees, you can make the course as challenging and enjoyable as you like regardless of your skill level. Ranked as the hardest hole on the back side, Number 11 is certainly one of the most interesting and challenging on the entire course. Accuracy and distance control are a must off the tee; the shot requires a slight carry over a waste bunker area on the left side. Too far left off the tee and you may find the lake that cannot be seen from the tee. Hit it too far up the right side and you may find lake #2. A third lake comes into


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play on the layup and approach shots on the left; there’s a lot of mounding around the green on that side as well. A trio of bunkers guarding the right side of the green eliminates that as a bailout option. You can see why par is considered a good score here. The Bobcat Course was renovated in 2015 by Lewis’ firm with two goals in mind: improve the aesthetics and playability of the course and reduce water usage substantially through better use of reclaimed water. Aesthetically, new tees have been built; many of which are much larger. Both the tee boxes and fairways have been regrassed with Celebration Bermuda grass. Putting surfaces have been brought up to USGA standards and regrassed with TifEagle Bermuda grass. Bunkers have been rebuilt and filled with new sand. Cart paths have been rebuilt as have four bridges. This ensures that The Forest Country Club will stay at the forefront of private golf properties in the Fort Myers area.

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In an effort to better use of their water resources, The Forest Country Club installed a new Toro Golf Decoder Control system as well as WaterTronics pump stations. Mission accomplished; goals achieved! The Bobcat measures 6,607 yards from the longest tees, not the longest course by any means, but don’t let the length fool you; Bobcat will test even the best of players from the back tees. One of the most memorable holes on the Bobcat Course is Number 6. It’s a double dogleg the goes left and then right as dictated by the water. Long ball hitters who can carry the lake on the left off the tee will have a great chance of getting home in two. The rest of us will play it as a three-shot hole. Your layup shot features water on either side of the fairway, although depending on your ball position you may be able to


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carry the water on the right. That will set up a short chip into the green which slopes gently from back left to front right. Par is a good score here. Should you prefer racquet sports to golf, the Forest’s Tennis Center has six expertly maintained Har-Tru courts, three of which are lit for night play. Tennis players come from all over the area to learn from Tennis Director Fred Kangwa, a former member of the Zambia, Africa Davis Cup team. As for pickleball, it’s one of the fastest growing sports in the nation and The Forest’s pickleball program includes open play, clinics and leagues on four courts. The Forest unveiled an all new fitness center in January 2019. Their goal is to promote an active and healthy lifestyle for all Members. A wide variety of cardio and strength training equipment is available and the twelve station Life Fitness strength equipment circuit will challenge every muscle group in your body. For those who prefer to exercise outdoors, there are classes at the “Fitness Garden” as well as walking and cycling groups. GolfCoastMagazine.com

The Forest Country Club and its Members recently approved a 9.7M clubhouse renovation and expansion project which will coincide with the club’s 40th Anniversary. The project began in April 2018 and all work is slated to be completed by March 2019. The newly designed 40,000 square foot clubhouse will feature a transitional, contemporary design and expanded indoor and outdoor dining areas with resort style seating and fire pits. The Club’s Formal Dining Room can accommodate up to 300 Members and their guests. This new open concept will allow conversation and company to flow freely from the dining room to the member’s lounge, located just past the lobby. The kitchen has also been redesigned and will feature new stateof-the-art equipment. The new clubhouse will be the perfect place for a wedding or special event. With spectacular views of both Championship golf courses, Members and their guests will delight in The


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Club’s dining venues while enjoying magnificent Southwest Florida sunsets. Their Executive Chef and Special Events team will work together with you to ensure your guests have the experience of a lifetime! Currently, The Forest has about 500 Members; that’s not a lot of golfers for a 36-hole complex. Consequently, preferred tee times are not hard to come by. Neither is finding a game. There’s a weekly calendar of events for men, women and couples, allowing you to renew old friendships or start making new ones. Or both! What makes the Forest Country Club unique is the love for the community created within the club. The Forest recognizes that the majority of people join a club to create long lasting friendships. Members golf and enjoy other sports together, dine together, vacation and entertain together, celebrate holidays, birthdays and anniversaries together and participate in charitable organizations together. Members can also participate in over 40 events each year from the theater, mystery dinners, sporting events and live concerts and performances. The Forest is looking for new Members who want to enjoy all of the benefits The Club has to offer. You’ll find a vast array of amenities and a Membership category designed to fit your needs. The Forest offers a number of Membership plans, everything from a Preview Membership to Individual, Family and Executive Golf Memberships to Sports, Tennis and Social Membership.

LOCATION AND CONTACT 6100 Club Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33908 Call: (239) 482-1310 www.theforestcc.com EXPERIENCE THE FOREST Member for a Day Preview the membership experience by becoming a member for a day. Speak to Director of Membership, Shannon Mattes, to arrange a tour of the property, amenities, and to experience the golf 1 course for yourself. Renovation Highlights To mark it’s 40th anniversary, The Forest invested $9.7M to expand and renovate its clubhouse, “Redefining Tradition”. •

Sophisticated, contemporary designed new 40,000 sqft Clubhouse with expansive views of both Golf Courses Indoor and outdoor dining and social areas equipped with soft seating and fire pits Well-equipped fitness center with group classroom and personal training Luxurious men’s and ladies’ lounges and locker rooms

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Worthington Country Club in Bonita Springs, FL is a big part of the Worthington community. It’s a “bundled” community meaning your membership is included with every home purchase. Worthington is dedicated to offering quality golf, distinctive service, outstanding social and recreational activities and providing its residents and members with quality lifestyle opportunities. As a Worthington member, you’re entitled to take advantage of all golf, tennis facilities, the resort style pool with full cabana service and bocce courts. Bocce is big and their bocce facilities are state of the art and are lit for night play. There’s a lot going on outside of golf and tennis including fitness classes, Mahjong, bingo and walking to name a few. GolfCoastMagazine.com

Members can choose a casual dining experience poolside in the Cabana or move indoors to the Pub or Windsor Dining Room for great food, drink and camaraderie. The Course offers 6 sets of tees with yardage ranging from 4,574 to 6,730 yards - the opportunity to enjoy all of the pleasures the game of golf has to offer. In 2018, a major golf course renovation was completed by Ron Garl, Golf Course Architect. During the golf course renovation, a new chipping area with a practice green, bunker and a large putting green were all redesigned and enlarged. Greens and bunkers were reconstructed to USGA specifications; all greens were regrassed with TifEagle Bermuda and the fairways regrassed with Celebration


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Worthington Country Club A Whole New Look and Feel! Bermuda. A new state of the art irrigation system was installed. Regardless of your talent level, if you’re a golfer who appreciates a day on the course, you’ll be rewarded with what Worthington has to offer. The course is meticulously maintained, and the grounds are well manicured, giving Worthington a look and feel that will rival any private country club in South Florida. Worthington is truly a firstclass club in southwest Florida. Tennis is another popular sport at Worthington Country Club with their Har-Tru Clay courts which are illuminated for night play. Worthington’s tennis program includes activities for all levels of players from beginners to advanced players and includes clinics, team practices, doubles leagues and daily round robins.

Worthington has a large Activity Center complete with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, an exercise room, locker areas, and plenty of options for fitness classes and personal training. Worthington Country Club invites its Members to embark on a personal journey of fitness and enjoy a lifestyle change that will improve one’s quality of life. After your workout, relax by Worthington’s resort-style swimming pool and enjoy the beautiful Florida weather. The Cabana offers casual dining and a fireplace. If you’re looking to relocate to the area or are looking for a winter residence, consider Worthington Country Club; it’s a community with everything you need. Check out their website at www. worthingtoncc.net.


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Premium Club Fitting = Instant Success Aging Golfers Recover Lost Distance - Overcome Injuries Through Custom Club Fitting by Leonard Finkel It’s no secret that age and injury can drastically affect a golfer’s game, making for less enjoyable rounds. The good news - with a professional club fitting, most golfers can hit farther and more accurately so they can once again enjoy the game. Surprisingly, a Golf Magazine study found that 90% of U.S. 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.” The discrepancy between potential and actual performance is much greater for older golfers. Similarly, those recovering from injuries may have movement restrictions hindering their swing. Both groups can uniquely benefit from a fitting. By working with their exact swing mechanics, a master club fitter can maximize what’s working without putting pressure on injuries or areas of the swing that may be declining. One such fitter, Club Champion, has a proven history of success. Sherwood Schoch (85,Topton, PA) was a Navy pilot and Olympic athlete who holds the record at his club for shooting under his age. At 84, he shot 74, after being fitted at Club Champion. “From the initial fitting forward, it’s been a game saving experience,” Schoch shared. “Between health and age, I was on the brink of throwing in the towel, but no more. Now it’s a rare round if I don’t shoot my age. The fitting changed my world!” Schoch’s fitter Brett Castleberry said, “We went with a lighter shaft, but needed a heavier swing weight to create more lag. It increased his clubhead speed by 3-mph and helped him make better and more consistent contact. As a result, he gained 15 yards on his irons.” As for overcoming Schoch’s physical problems, Castleberry continued, “We went with graphite shafts for two reasons. It was lighter, and it helped dampen vibrations which helped us address the problem with his hands.” Club Champion 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.”

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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. While anyone will benefit from premium club fitting, it’s for golfers who want to optimize performance. Bill Rees (68, Poland, OH) was playing poorly. Age was robbing him of distance. He thought it might be his equipment. After playing his new clubs Bill stated, “My investment in equipment paid off. I’m playing far better and much more consistently. My good shots are better, and my misses not nearly as severe. My average drive went from around 225 yards to 240 yards, which was the distance I hit it when I was younger. For someone who is serious about golf, this is the way to go. Club Champion exceeded my expectations.”

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Ranked by Golf Digest among the 100 best club fitters nine years in a row, Club Champion’s unique coupling system allows them

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to combine any head and shaft together. Golfers hit the precise combination to be custom built for Sherwood Schoch them. 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. The experience and know-how combining these intricate parts together is what separates Club Champion from its competition. When Club Champion says you’ll add 20 yards off the tee, they mean it. Legendary instructor Hank Haney believes, “There isn’t anyone who can’t benefit from club fitting. With the advances in custom fitting to optimize your equipment, everybody can achieve more distance. At Club Champion, you get a truly professional fitting. They can prove it works. For somebody not to take advantage of Club Champion’s expertise, they’re wasting a tremendous opportunity.” With more than 50 studios across the country including Tampa, Naples and Orlando, at Club Champion, you don’t just buy clubs, you buy guaranteed improvement! More information at clubchampiongolf.com or 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

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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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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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 6465 / 71.6 / 120 White 6074 / 69.5 / 116 Gold 5692 / 67.5 / 113 Red 5191 / 70.1 / 113 Green 3900 / 59.8 / 99 COURSE FACTS Head Professional: Troy Speckman, PGA Golf Course Superintendent: Jason Craft, GCSAA GOLF LESSONS Private Lessons $50 for 30 mins or $95 for 1 hour Lesson Series: Six 30 Minute Lessons for $250 Six Hour Lessons for $475 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.

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

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

The San Carlos 2019 Summer Pass Single, Family and JR Passes Available Single: $300 Family: $400 Junior: $150 For More Benefits and to sign up, Visit Us at: SanCarlosgolfclub.com or calL us: (239) 267-3131 GolfCoastMagazine.com


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MAP #208

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Yardage/Rating/Slope: Champions 7314 / 75.6 / 143 Players 6652 / 72.6 / 137 Tradition 6085 / 69.6 / 130 Legends 5515 / 67.2 / 116 Challenger 4928 / 68.8 / 114 Competitor 4555 / 67.0 / 107 Futures 3438 / 60.8 / 93

COURSE FACTS

Designer: Jed Azinger, Gordon Lewis Head Golf Professional: Jeff Nixon PGA Golf Course Superintendent: John Vuknic, GCSAA

COURSE AMENITIES

• Driving Range • Pitching/Chipping Area • Walking Allowed • Driving Range • Pro Shop

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Stoneybrook Golf Club Stoneybrook Golf Course in Estero, Florida is a magnificent championship golf course with a reputation for excellent greens and superb golf course conditions. This challenging par 72 course was designed by the widely renowned architects Jed Azinger, and Gordy Lewis. With seven sets of tees, Stoneybrook offers a golf course for everyone and is one of only 200 courses nationwide to be certified “BEGINNER FRIENDLY” by the National Golf Course Owners Association. Stoneybrook Golf Club, from the Champions Tees, is one of the longest golf courses in Southwest Florida. Wide and generous fairways wind through immense preserve areas and crystal clear lakes leading to large undulating greens protected by imposing bunkers and rolling mounds. Also, Stoneybrook Golf Club has been fully renovated with new greens in 2010 and new tee’s and fairways over the past two years. Stoneybrook is a true championship test in a beautiful setting… A destination golf course for golfers of every skill level. 21251 Stoneybrook Golf Blvd. Estero, FL 33928 239-948-3933 www.stoneybrookgolfestero.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: 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

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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 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


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Yardage/Rating/Slope: Gold: Blue: White: Green: Red:

6754/71.8/119 6344/70.0/116 6076/68.5/114 5378/67.5/110 4971/67.5/105

COURSE FACTS Number of Holes: 18 Chairman: Rich Smith Director of Golf: Mark Faulkner, PGA Director of Instruction: Charlotta Sorenstam, LPGA Director of Agronomy: Brad Wright, GCSAA

COURSE AMENITIES • Chipping Area • Club Storage • Clubhouse • Driving Range • Golf Lessons • Practice Greens • Pro Shop • Restaurant • Golf Club Rental

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The Golf Links of Charlotte Harbor Voted Best Charlotte County Golf Course Five years in a row Formerly known as Port Charlotte Golf Club, the course has earned a reputation as one of the foremost layouts in Southwest Florida. Two distinctive nines incorporate rolling fairways with plenty of open landing areas for the novice players, but from the back tees it will challenge the most experienced golfer. If you are new to the game of golf or just want to improve your game, there are world-class PGA & LPGA professionals on staff. A semi-private country club, The Golf Links is open to the public seven days a week. Memberships are available. The restaurant offers panoramic views of the golf course along with great food and entertainment. The clubhouse is available for weddings, corporate events or banquets. Other amenities include a full-service pro shop, and driving range. Plan your next tournament here, or just drop by for a round of golf to see all of the improvements we’ve made to fulfill our promise of exceptional quality, superb hospitality, charitable giving and lots of fun. 22400 Gleneagles Terrace Port Charlotte, FL 33952 941-625-4109 www.portcharlottegolfclub.com


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Number of Holes: 18 PGA Pro Emeritus: Will Frantz Chairman: Rich Smith, PGA Director of Golf: David Hronek,PGA General Manager: Ellen Smith, CMAA Director of Instruction: Charlotta Sorenstam, LPGA Director of Agronomy: Jamie Detert, GCSAA

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• World-class instruction and practice facility • Pro Shop • Restaurant and lounge • Golf Club Rental

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Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club Over $2M in renovations. Come see the difference! The renaissance of this highly-rated golf course (4 1/2 stars, Golf Digest) is not to be missed! Considered one of the more challenging layouts in the area, new bunkers and renovated greens and fairways add to the playability, enjoyment and excitement. Charlotte Harbor National will play host to a Symetra Tour event in early March, 2019. The recently renovated clubhouse features a new pro shop with top of the line equipment and Cahoots Bar and Grill, a lively place for the perfect meal or to enjoy the never ending list of top quality entertainment on Friday nights. Nestled conveniently halfway between I-75 and US-41 off exit 179 in North Port, Charlotte Harbor National is only minutes from Sarasota, Venice, Fort Myers & the gulf islands. A semi-private country club, with memberships available, Charlotte Harbor National is open to the public seven days a week. A portion of each guest round supports the Folds of Honor, which provides scholarships to military families. 1350 Bobcat Trail North Port, FL 34288 941-429-0500 www.GolfTheNational.com


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Born to Be Wild - Finn Scooters by Sun Mountain Sports The FinnCycle is a two-wheeled cycle with an electric motor and lithium battery offering 36 holes of play on a single charge. The cycle has front and rear suspension for a comfortable ride. The golf bag sits along the center-line of the cycle offering easy club access and stability. Braking is with a hydraulic disc brake. Single riders are not only unique and fun but also speed up play. Look for FinnCycles at local courses this spring. finnscooters.com

PING Sigma 2 Putters The 10-model Sigma 2 family of PING putters is designed for the golfer who prefers a putter on the softer side of the spectrum with the lively response of a firm face. Plus, a newly designed adjustable-length shaft comes standard on every putter in the line. Studies show that 8 of 10 golfers are playing with the wrong-length putter, and that consistency improves when you can customize the length of your stroke and posture. ping.com

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COOLSHOT PRO STABILIZED Golf Laser Rangefinder The new COOLSHOT PRO STABILIZED laser rangefinder provides a major advantage for golfers who rely on accurate distance measurements before taking a shot: Unshakable confidence. Nikon’s COOLSHOT rangefinders can also help you learn the distance capabilities of each club in your bag. One-push continuous measurement with First Target Priority Mode enables easy distance assessment to bunkers, fairway ends, dogleg corners and more. nikongolf.com


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Toptracer Range

Toptracer Range delivers the same ball-tracking technology that traces the shots of the game’s best players on TV. Driving ranges equipped with Toptracer Range technology offer a fun, engaging, tech-driven experience that appeals to seasoned players, even first-time golfers. Toptracer Range redefines the driving range experience – from a functional training day to an exciting experience for everyone. TopTracer.com

Lamkin Fingerprint Technology With a comfortable hightraction feel, Fingerprint Techology eliminates the need for coarse textures and instead promotes lighter grip pressure to generate comfort, greater swing speed, control and distance. Lamkin has been the favorite grip for almost 100 years. LamkinGrips.com

Sydney Elizabeth Bold & Beautiful Sydney’s vibrant designs are perfect for the resort lifestyle of SW Florida. Hot pink starfish, aqua pineapples, and prancing flamingos and a colorful coral reef skort come in two lengths and have matching polos and tees. All fabrics are moisture wicking. SydneyElizabethGolf.com

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Zero Friction Distance Pro GPS Glove Providing accuracy and convenience, and powered by Bluetooth®, the device sits on the glove flap and weighs less than half an ounce. As you approach your shot, the read-out gives front, center and back distance to the green. With over 35,000 golf courses programmed worldwide, you will never be left without accurate distance. And the best thing is it’s one size fits all in men’s and women’s sizes, taking the guess work out of buying a glove or the perfect gift for a golfer. ZeroFriction.com

KT Tape An elastic sports tape designed to relieve pain while supporting muscles, tendons and ligaments. It helps reduce pressure to the tissue and alleviate discomfort or pain. Correct taping also provides support to muscles by improving the muscle’s ability to contract, even when it is weak. KTTape.com

Jack Grace USA

Stand out in the crowd with these premier golf saddle shoes. With 500 + interchangeable and stylish swap-able saddles, you can match your outfit, or your mood and express your style whether it be patriotic, camoflage, bling, stripes, polka dots, or team colors. You can even have your logo custom printed. The possibilities are endless. Most of all these golf shoes are comfortable and durable and available for both men and women. JackGraceUSA.com

Exotics EXS by Tour Edge - How sweet it is! Packed with technology, the EXS hollow-body iron set features a thin, lightweight forged Cup Face that incorporates SpiderWeb VFT to expand the sweet spot across the face, and extreme toe weighting to elongate the sweet spot. LaunchPad Technology absorbs shock and creates more spring off the clubface. The hollow body design offers great perimeter weighting and increased face flex on long irons. According to Tour Edge: Pound for Pound, Nothing Else Comes Close! TourEdge.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!! The Golf Links of Charlotte Harbor 941-625-4109 www.portcharlottegolfclub.com

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

Oyster Creek Golf & Country Club

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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Some Tips for Selling Your SWFL Golf Home! By Joe Morgan-GOLF HOME GURU As you may have noticed, most of my articles are targeted at BUYERS of Naples/Southwest Florida golf community homes. In an effort to somewhat “even the playing field”—and, more importantly, because we still have another couple of key-season months for owners to market their homes for sale—I want to devote this article to some tips for our local golf community real estate SELLERS. But, BUYERS, you can also learn from this article…so please read on. Selling a home in a SWFL golf community can sometimes be a little more complicated than the normal home sale. Why? Because their selling prices and annual carrying costs are most often higher than in non-

golf communities, and their community amenities are normally more extensive…so they require additional marketing expertise. As with the sale of any home, your asking price is the paramount factor in how quickly your golf home will get sold. But, determining the correct asking price for a home in a golf community may require some additional evaluations and decisions. Here are some key considerations that you will need to address… • What is my home’s “market value”? Make sure that your real estate agent reviews the most recent 3-6 months’ “comp” sales in your neighborhood. After adjusting each of these “comps” for your home’s advantages and/ or deficiencies, you’ll be able to get a realistic feel for what it’s worth, i.e. its “market value”. This is the key decision that you’re going to make, so don’t get greedy…price it no more than 5% over your agent’s calculated “market value” in order to maximize showings and potential offers. The most critical period for getting the attention of other agents and prospective buyers is when your home is initially listed, so don’t start high with a plan to reduce it if you’re not getting showings. Starting out too high will just result in more discounting and additional days on the market…and will cost you many opportunities.


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• How much inventory is available? Most SWFL golf communities currently have about a 6-month to 1-year inventory of homes on the market. But, there are some that have as high as a 3-year inventory based on their current sales velocity. An abnormallyhigh inventory in an entire golf community typically indicates problems that go far beyond over-priced homes…possibly reflecting unacceptable membership and/or HOA requirements; high annual dues/fees; excessive special assessments; mandatory golf memberships; developer/member problems; lack of available golf memberships; etc. These conditions tend to get worked out over time, so it might be best to hold off on selling your home during this period, if you can. However, if you have to sell right away, your primary options are lower-than-normal pricing on your home, special incentives, and/or extraordinarily-creative marketing. • What are the advantages of my home? In my opinion, golf course homes require more promotion, marketing, and advertising than non-golf homes because they have a bigger story to tell. Golf course view is the most important feature of your golf community home, and it needs to be emphasized in MLS, as this is the vehicle that feeds all of the major real estate websites (realtor.com; zillow. com; etc.). It also needs to be featured in all magazine ads, handout brochures, postcards, etc. Make sure your agent promotes all of your home’s advantages, but put your focus on your view of the golf course…that’s the #1 priority of golf community home buyers. A big, panoramic golf course (and lake) view will get you additional dollars for your home; but, if you’re located on a cart path, tee box, or green—in an area that golf carts and 5:30am lawn mowers frequent—you may have to settle for a little less than normal. In addition to the quality of your golf course view, realistic pricing of your home also requires objective input from your agent regarding the extent of outdoor road noise and the status of indoor updates/upgrades… especially, kitchen appliances and counter tops, baths, floors, window/door storm protection, and air conditioning. • What are the strengths of my golf community? In order to maximize the attractiveness of your home, make sure that your real estate agent also aggressively promotes the major advantages of your golf community. Does it have lower golf fees and annual costs than its competitors? Does it have a championship length golf course? Does it have newer and better amenities, and/or


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additional amenities…i.e. pickle ball, bocce ball, walking paths, etc.? Does it have fewer golfers; hence, easier access to the golf course? Does it have less road noise from major streets and highways? Stress your community’s advantages in all marketing materials. • What are surrounding golf communities doing? Quite often, you’ll have to make your pricing decisions based on what’s also happening in nearby competing golf communities. If they’ve gotten aggressive in attracting new buyers, you may have to match their “incentives”— ie free membership transfer fee; free annual golf fee for the first year; etc.—or, come up with your own incentives, in order to get your home sold. All of the above considerations are integral to the success of selling your home in a

Southwest Florida golf community. Hiring a qualified, professional real estate agent to help you make sound “business decisions” will ultimately SAVE YOU TIME AND MONEY!

Joe Morgan—better known as the GOLF HOME GURU—specializes in real estate sales in Naples/Southwest Florida golf communities. He’s a 10-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 or selling in a SWFL golf community, please visit his ultra-comprehensive and user-friendly website, GolfHomeGuru.com, and contact him at 239/438-6426 (Cell/Text), and Guru@ GolfHomeGuru.com. Also, check out the EXCLUSIVE “GURU Top 25 SWFL Golf Communities” page on his website.”.

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

For Lesson Information, Contact Steve at 239-218-5349 leftguygolf@gmail.com

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Master Swing Tips by Steve Anderson, PGA Master Professional Many amateur golfers struggle with their short chip and pitch shots around the green. The most common error is that they hit ‘at’ the ball, and slow down at impact. This can cause inconsistent shots that rarely end up close to the hole. Professionals ‘accelerate’ the club through the ball and beyond impact, and realize the ball is simply in the way of the swing. The great Gary Player had a thought that I use with my own students that gets them hitting great shots almost immediately. He said to; “strike a match” when hitting these shots. Think about how you slide a match across the cover when trying to light it. You place it on the striking line and then slide it across. Your finger accelerates the match the whole way until it ignites. You can almost hear the ‘whoosh’ sound. When hitting a chip or pitch, try to make your club do the same thing, accelerating through ‘after’ impacting the ball for a few feet. This way your club is picking up speed as it strikes the ball, and that will always lead to much crisper shots and improved accuracy. 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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Master Swing Tips by Steve Anderson, PGA Master Professional A common feature among top players is the position of their club when it’s halfway back in their take away. Photo one shows my student Gayle with her club in the proper, straight back position. A checkpoint I use is that the shaft of her club is across, or parallel to the tips of her toes. This will make it easier for her to return to the ball squarely, and have the club swing Photo 1 straight through toward her target. Photo two shows us simulating her club swinging back too far around her. This is known as ‘inside’ too much. When the club swings back around you too much, it will be much harder to square it up at impact, and you’ll get many big pushes or hooks. Think of shooting a bow and arrow. If you pull the string back straight, it’ll then snap the arrow through straight, without you having to make any compensations. 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. Photo 2 GolfCoastMagazine.com


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Three Stations of The Swing By Tom Patri I call my three vital stations the three cross roads to success. 1- The Launching Pad ( some call it the set up ) - All systems must be a go here or you will develop a cancer within your motion. I believe most swing cancers begin within the set up. Become a set up expert - Grip, Aim, Stance, Posture. 2- The motion of the backswing. The late and great PGA Professional Bill Strausbaugh Jr. loved the Forefront Drill - He had a student set up and then place the club head 24-36 “ in front of the ball and swing back over the ball . For all of you out there who currently perform some type of dysfunctional backswing, video yourself doing the forefront drill . You will be shocked at how the ills of your backswing are minimized if not gone completely. 3- The Strong Post Up ( you might call it the finish position ). I believe practicing all the ultra complete positions associated with a Strong Post Up will pay huge dividends. After all this is a “ target side orientation “ in a target game! One more note I love practicing these three vital stations of the golf motion in front of a mirror indoors several million times a day. “ See-n-feel “ make it real! Please share this with all of your golf friends, tell them TP said so! Tom Patri is the President and Founder of TPGOLF. He is a former Met PGA Teacher of the Year as well as a former South Fl. PGA Teacher of the Year. Tom is a Golf Tips Magazine Top 25 Instructor in America. He teaches at Esplanade in Naples, Fl. Nov ~April and is The Director of Instruction at The Hawthorns Golf and CC in Fishers, IN. May ~ Oct . You can reach Tom for all your coaching needs at tpatri@ mindspring.com / 239-404-7790 GolfCoastMagazine.com

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Tips from the Pros at Alico Family Golf AlicoFamilyGolf.com

Blaine Lytle, PGA

“We all do it, enter that Sunday morning round of golf with confidence, pictures of a perfect drive, that second shot two feet from the cup then sinking the putt for that ground shaking roar and starting your round one under par. Reality for most of us is we start with a playable tee shot, leave the approach shot 10-20 yards short, pressure to get it close builds, dub the chip shot or blade it across the green, get it on then two putt for that punch in the gut double bogey. The following putting drill will not only build confidence but help diminish the pressure of that third shot onto the green. Place 5 balls in a line from 2’ to 15’. Practice putts from shortest to longest, you will gain confidence on the green and relieve pressure knowing you only want to get within 15’ of the hole.”

“My name is Trey Sones. I am a Teaching Golf Pro at Alico Family Golf Center. In 1994/1995 I was ranked 9th in the world as an amateur according to Golf Digest. Here is a simple drill using two ailment rods. Place one on the ground to the target and one parallel to the target on the ground. You will set up to the ball just inside the target rod and your feet line with the ailment rod parallel. Using a pitching wedge, you want to bring the club head back with the head of the club just outside the alignment rod along your feet line parallel to the ground. Hold that position then rotate to the top of your golf swing feeling the club head feeling slightly open at the top. Then rotate all the way through the ball as if you were hitting a baseball staying level to the finish. This drill will help with swing plane and balance.”

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Use Your Imagination to Play Great Golf

If you had a chance to read the article in the last issue then you know that your imagination is one of your important inner tools.You’ve witnessed professional golfers, like Jason Day, using their imaginations as part of their pre-shot routine. I teach golfers of all levels how to guide their imaginations in a successful direction by using a proven pre-shot routine too. But did you know that how you think about your game off the course can be just as important to your success as how you think when you’re actually playing the game? Consider the number of times you’ve commiserated about missed shots over drinks with your golf buddies after a round. The habit of focusing on what went wrong can undermine your ability to consistently improve your scores. All you’re doing is reinforcing memories of the moments and shots you don’t want to repeat in future rounds. Negative reinforcement doesn’t work. Even trying to just forget about a bad round is a big missed opportunity to gain some ground in your next one. You can start using mental imagery when you’re at home to train your mind to perform better the next time you’re on the course. All you need is a simple strategy designed to use the power of your imagination to conduct a more productive post-round reflection. Replace the Bad with Better Step #1 - After you’ve completed your round, find a quiet place where you won’t be interrupted and invest 5-10 minutes to reflect on your game.


Step #2 - Identify a shot from your round that resulted in disappointment. It could have been when you made a poor club choice, when you lacked confidence over a short putt and pulled it, when you rushed your shot, or when you lost a ball in a hazard. Select one to start. Step #3 - Objectively assess the situation you’re recalling, and ask yourself the following reflective questions — • What did I do correctly in that moment? • What can I now see and learn from the experience? • If I had an opportunity to replay the shot, what might I do differently, or what other options could I consider? Step #4 - Next, replay the shot in your mind using a better approach you’ve just considered. Step #5 - Repeat the process, going over every moment that left you frustrated or disappointed with your game, using your imagination to rewrite the narrative in your mind. By doing so, you’re imagining yourself staying in the power seat of your game. If you commit to making this strategy part of your post-round habits you’ll find that the next time you’re feeling challenged by the game you’ll be more prepared to find a good solution, pick a smarter shot, feel more confident about the situation and more. When you use your imagination to rehearse better play you’re actively priming your mind to help you play better under similar situations that will come up in future rounds. Get into the habit of imagining what you’d like to do more of rather than wasting time bemoaning the things you hope you don’t repeat. Would you like to learn more about how mental game training can improve your consistency from tee to green? Call me 239-431-6810 to set up a FREE CONSULT CALL to chat about your game. I look forward to connecting with you! 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.

Dr. Shannon Reece Call Today: (239) 431-6810 TrainingForOptimalPerformance.com


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Alico Family Golf (239) 334-4653 P 9 27 200 16300 Lee Road, Fort Myers, FL;

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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

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

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Streamsong Resort (844) 600-5084 R 18 24 1000 Streamsong Dr., Bowling Green, FL ; I-75 Exit 170, Kings Hwy to Co Rd 661; Hardee Co 663 N to Streamsong Dr.

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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

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

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

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World Woods Golf Club (352) 796-5500 P 18 17590 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34614

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Exit 161 Jones Loop Road, Burnt Store Rd to Royal Tee The Forest Country Club (239) 482-1310 PR 36 202 6100 Club Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33908; I-75 to Alico Rd, N on S Tamiami Hibiscus Golf Club (239) 774-0088 P 18 203 5375 Hibiscus Dr, Naples, FL 34113; 41 South to Rattlesnake Hammock Rd. Quail Run Golf Club (239) 261-3930 PR 18 205 1 Forest Lakes Blvd, Naples, FL 34105 ; I-75 Exit 107, Follow Pine Ridge Rd to Forest Lake Blvd.

mile south of Alico Road to Constitution Blvd. Stoneybrook Golf Course (239) 948-3933 P 18 208 21251 Stoneybrook Golf Blvd, Estero, FL 33928; I-75 to Corkscrew Rd, East to Stoneybrook Golf Blvd.

I-75 - West to Randall Blvd., N on Approach Blvd. Worthington Country Club (239) 495-2278 PR 18 226 13550 Worthington Way, Bonita Springs, FL 34135 ; I-75 to Exit 116, East on Bonita Beach Rd, R on Bonita Glade

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Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club (941) 429-0500 SP 18 72 6748-4800/73.0 • • • • • 29 110 1350 Bobcat Trail, North Port, FL, 34288; I-75 to exit 179, 2 miles west on Toledo Blade.

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

The Golf Links of Charlotte Harbor (941) 625-4109 SP 18 72 6754-4971/18 • • • • • 28 198 22400 Gleneagles Terrace, Port Charlotte, FL 33945; US 41 to Conway, right into entrance

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

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

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

Rotonda Golf & Country Club - Long Marsh (941) 698-0918 SP 18 72 27 Holes/72 • • • • • 62 121 100 Rotonda Circle, Rotonda West, FL 33947; Exit 191 off I-75, Country Road 775 just north of Boca Grande Island

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

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SHOPPING Edwin Watts 5247 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231 | www.edwinwattsgolf.com | (941) 922-1006 | Ad Page 63 Golf & Casual Shop 11900 South Cleveland Avenue, Ft. Myers | www.ftmyersgolfshop.com | (239) 936-8753 | Map #216, Ad Page 2 SERVICES /ENTERTAINMENT Amuni Financial, Inc. 720 Second Ave. S., St. Petersburg, FL 33701 | www.amuni.com | (800) 868-6864 | Map #59, Ad Page 9 Club Champion 2486 W. Brandon Blvd., Brandon, FL 33511 | www.clubchampiongolf.com | Ad Page 16 Club Champion 1040 Collier Center Way, Unit 13, Naples, FL 34110 | www.clubchampiongolf.com | Map #227, Ad Page 16 Fahrenheit10 www.Fahrenheit10.com | Email:info@Fahrenheit10.com | 941-955-0151 | Ad Page 26 Golf Home Guru - Joe Morgan www.golfhomeguru.com | Email: Guru@GolfHomeGuru.com | (239) 438-6426 | Story Page 34 Gucciardo Law Group PA www.guccilawfl.com | (941) 361-1574 | Ad Page 51 International Barter Exchange 1161 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236 | www.IBEBarter.com | 941-955-6100 | Ad Page 20 Personal Golf Fan www.PGFan.com | 888-938-6672 | Ad Page 21

PGA South Florida Section, Southwest Chapter Contact: Bill Harley, PGA, President | Email: Bill.Harley@WildcatRunCC.com | (239) 495-3031 | Ad Page 18 Play Away Travel www.ClubCorpTravel.com | 866-659-3380 | Ad Page 7 INSTRUCTION Steve Anderson - Mirror Image Golf www.MirrorImageGolf.com | Ad Page 37 Dr. Shannon Reece Training For Optimal Performance www.trainingforoptimalperformance.com | (239) 431-6810 | Article Page 42 Tom Patri tpatri@mindspring.com | www.tompatri.com | Article Page 40


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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 Audubon Country Club

(239) 596-1000 P 2205 Heritage Greens Dr, Naples (239) 566-9800 PR 625 Audubon Blvd, Naples

Bay Colony Golf Club

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

Bear’s Paw Country Club

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

Bentley Village Golf Club

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

Bonita Bay Club

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

Bonita Bay Club East

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

Bonita Fairways Golf Course

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

Bonita National Golf & Country Club

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

Calusa Pines Golf Club

(239) 283-5522 P 11460 Royal Tee Circle, Cape Coral

Cape Royal 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

13050 Cross Creek Blvd, Ft. Myers

Cypress Lake Country Club

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

Cypress Woods Golf & Country Club

(239) 592-7860 P

3 525 Northbrooke Dr. Naples

Del Tura Golf Club

(239) 621-6209 P

18621 North Tamiami Trl, North Ft. Myers

The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club

(239) 472-3355 P

9 49 Sand Castle Road, Sanibel Island

Eagle Creek Golf & Country Club

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

Eagle Lakes Golf Club

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

Eagle Ridge Golf Club

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

Eastwood Golf Course

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

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NAPLES AREA COURSES El Rio Golf Club

(239) 995-2204 P

1 801 Skyline Drive North, Ft. Myers

Estero Country Club at the Vines

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

Esplanade Golf & Country Club

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

Fiddlers Creek

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

Fiddlesticks Country Club

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

Forest Glen Golf Club

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

The Forest Country Club

(239) 482-1310 PR 6100 Club Blvd, Fort Myers

Fort Myers Country Club

(239) 321-7488 P

Fountain Lakes Golf Course

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

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

3 591 McGregor Boulevard, 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

Hibiscus Golf Club

(239) 774-0088 P 5375 Hibiscus Drive, Naple

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


54 COURSES CHARLOTTE | COLLIER | LEE NAPLES AREA COURSES 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

Moorings Country Club

(239) 261-0909 PR 2500 Crayton Road Naples

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

1 7320 Corkscrew Road, Estero

Olde Florida Golf Club

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

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


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NAPLES AREA COURSES Raptor Bay Golf Course

(239) 390-4600 P

2 3001 Coconut Point Resort Dr, Bonita Springs

River Hall Country Club

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

Riviera Golf Club

(239) 774-2011 P

4 8 Marseilles Drive, Naples

Riverbend Golf Course

(239) 543-2200 P

6 270 River Club Court North, Ft. Myers

The Rookery at Marco

(239) 642-2796 P

3 433 Club Center Blvd, Naples

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

San Carlos Golf Club

(239) 267-3131 P 7420 Constitution Circle, Ft. Myers

The Sanctuary Golf Club

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

Sanibel Island Golf Club

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

Seven Lakes Golf & Tennis

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

Shadow Wood Preserve

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

Shell Point Golf Club

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

Six Lakes Country Club

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

Spanish Wells

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

Spring Run Golf Club

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

Stonebridge Country Club

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

Stoneybrook Golf Course

(239) 948-3933 P 21251 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

Tiburรณn Golf Club

(239) 593-2200 P 2620 Tiburรณn Drive, Naples

1 7000 Terraverde Ct., Ft. Myers

TPC Treviso Bay

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

TwinEagles Golf & Country Club

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

Valenicia Golf & Country Club

(239) 352-0777 P

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

1 725 Double Eagle Trail, Naples

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) 495-2278 PR 1 3550 Worthington Way, Bonita Springs

Wyndemere Country Club

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


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130 Buffalo Creek Golf Course

(941) 776-2611

Type

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

8100 Erie Road, Palmetto

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

SP

126 Heritage Harbour Golf Club

(941) 746-2696

P

114 IMG Academy Golf Club

(941) 758-1464

SP

192 Legacy Golf Club

(941) 907-7920

P

8255 Legacy Boulevard, Bradenton

149 Manatee Golf Club

(941) 792-6773

P

6415 53rd Avenue W, Bradenton

101 Mocassin Wallow Golf Club

(941) 723-0500 SP

9680 Buffalo Road, Palmetto

151 Peridia Golf & Country Club

(941) 758-2582 SP

4950 Peridia Blvd East, Bradenton

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

E

5240 Esplanade Blvd W, Lakewood Ranch 790 Stone Harbour Loop, Bradenton 4350 El Conquistador Pkwy, Bradenton

4260 Ironwood Circle, Bradenton

141 Sara Bay Country Club

(941) 355-7658 PR

7011 Willow Street, Sarasota

105 University Park Country Club

(941) 359-9999 SP

7671 The Park Blvd, University Park

SARASOTA COUNTY COURSES

156 Bent Tree Country Club

(941) 371-8200 PR

106 Bobby Jones Golf Club

(941) 365-4653

P

160 Boca Royale Country Club

(941) 474-7475

SP

107 Calusa Lakes Golf Club

(941) 484-8995 SP

108 Capri Isles Golf Club

(941) 485-3371

SP

849 Capri Isles Boulevard, Venice

110 Charlotte Harbor National Golf Club (941) 429-0500

SP

1350 Bobcat Trail, North Port

4700 Bent Tree Boulevard, Sarasota 1000 Circus Boulevard, Sarasota 1601 Englewood Road, Englewood 1995 Calusa Lakes Boulevard, Nokomis

157 Heron Creek Golf & CC

(941) 423-6955 SP

5301 Heron Creek Boulevard, North Port

135 The Meadows

(941) 371-0982 SP

3400 Longmeadow, Sarasota

128 Mission Valley Golf & CC

(941) 488-7747

1851 Mission Valley Boulevard, Nokomis

PR

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

8954 Misty Creek Drive, Sarasota

112 Pelican Pointe Golf & CC

(941) 496-4653

SP

625 Center Road, Venice, FL

136 Sarasota National Golf Club

(941) 496-8676

SP

25510 National Blvd, Venice

113 Serenoa Golf Club

(941) 925-2755 SP

116 Tatum Ridge Golf Links

(941) 378-4211

SP

6733 Serenoa Drive, Sarasota, FL 421 North Tatum Road, Sarasota

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

250 Venice Golf Club Drive, Venice

166 Venice East Golf Club

(941) 493-0005

E

107 Venice East Blvd, Venice

180 Village Green Golf Club

(941) 922-9500

P

3500 Pembrook Drive, Sarasota

117 Waterford Golf Club

(941) 484-6621 SP

1454 Gleneagles Drive, Venice

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111 Cathy Schmidt, LPGA

(941) 720-9080

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(941) 955-0151

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116 Golf Academy at Tatum Ridge

(941) 812-0137

421 North Tatum Road, Sarasota

www.TheGolfBootCamp.com

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

7671 The Park Blvd, University Park

200 Edwin Watts Golf

5935 Factory Shops Blvd, Ellenton

(941) 722-9000

137 International Barter Exchange (941) 955-6100

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1161 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota


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Bay Palm Golf Complex (813) 840-6904 MIL 1803 Golf Course Avenue, MacDill AFB Cheval Golf & Athletic Club (813) 949-4231 SP 4312 Cheval Blvd, Lutz Chi Chi Rodriquez Golf Club (727) 726-4673 P 3030 McMullen Booth Rd, Clearwater Countryside Country Club (727) 796-2153 PR 3001 Countryside Blvd, Clearwater Cove Cay Golf Club (727) 535-1406 SP 2612 Cove Cay Drive, Clearwater Crescent Oaks Golf Club (727) 937-4653 SP 4312 Cheval Blvd, Lutz East Bay Golf Club (727) 581-3333 P 702 Country Club Drive, Largo East Lake Woodlands GC (727) 784-8576 PR 1055 East Lake Woodlands Blvd, Oldsmar The Eagles Golf Club (813) 920-6681 SP 16101 Nine Eagles Drive, Odessa Fox Hollow Golf Club (727) 376-6333 SP 10050 Robert Trent Jones Pkwy, Trinity The Groves Golf & Country Club (813) 996-0161 SP 7924 Melogold Circle, Land O’Lakes Heritage Harbor Golf & CC (813) 949-4886 SP 19502 Heritage Harbor Pkway, Lutz Heritage Isles Golf & CC (813) 907-7447 SP 10630 Plantation Bay Drive, Tampa Hunter’s Green Country Club (813) 973-1000 PR 18101 Longwater Run Dr, Tampa Mainlands Golf Club (727) 577-4847 P 9445 Mainlands Golf Club, Pinellas Park Pebble Creek Golf Club (813) 973-3870 SP 10550 Regents Park Drive, Tampa Pinecrest Golf Course (727) 584-6497 P 1200 Eighth Avenue SW, Largo Plantation Palms Golf Club (813) 996-4653 SP 23253 Plantation Blvd, Land O’Lakes Seminole Lake Country Club (727) 391-6255 SP 6100 Augusta Boulevard, Seminole Silver Dollar Trap & Golf Club (813) 920-3884 SP 112711 Silver Dollar Drive, Odessa Summerfield Crossings Golf Club (813) 671-3311 SP 13050 Summerfield Boulevard, Riverview Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club (813) 972-1991 PR 5811 Tampa Palms Blvd, Tampa Tarpon Springs Golf Course (727) 934-5191 SP 1100 Tarpon Woods Boulevard, Palm Harbor Tarpon Woods GC (727) 784-7606 SP 1100 Tarpon Woods Blvd, Palm Harbor Timber Greens GC (727) 372-0789 SP 6333 Timber Greens Blvd., New Port Richey TPC Tampa Bay (813) 949-0090 P 5300 Lutz Lake Fern Road, Lutz Wentworth Golf Club (727) 942-4760 SP 2990 Wentworth Way, Tarpon Springs Westchase Golf Club (813) 854-2331 P 11602 Westchase Golf Drive, Tampa

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