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Fort Myers / Sanibel


Florida

Golf


The area is known for its award-winning beaches, world famous shelling, spectacular sunsets and all the best that Mother Nature has to offer.
The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel also provides a golf mecca known for its rich golf history, championship courses designed by legends and an endless selection of choices available year-round in this tropical paradise.

From golf resorts to public municipal courses to exclusive clubs that allow public play, area courses provide opportunities for golfers of all levels. Many have views of the Gulf of Mexico, have won awards for their commitment to the preservation of the environment and all have worked to protect the area’s wildlife.

According to the National Golf Foundation, the area has one of the top holes-per capita rankings, with an endless list of choices and quality layouts that make golf easily accessible to visitors.

In addition to resorts known for their championship courses, most accommodations in the area will recommend nearby courses for their guests. Visitors may also select from the extensive list of public courses.

Local golf resorts

For many of the following listings you'll find the web link further below in our link list.

The Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, Bonita Springs
One of the area’s newest courses, Raptor Bay is the first resort course to receive the Audubon International Gold Certification. Designed by golf legend Raymond Floyd, the 18-hole course is designed in harmony with its lush, natural setting. The course is available to resort guests as well as to the public.

South Seas Island Resort, Captiva Island
The newly redesigned Captiva Island Golf Club at South Seas Island Resort is designed by Chip Powell and ranked one of the Top-Five Short Courses in the world by the Professional Golfers Association. The course recently completed $4 million in upgrades and offers guests nine holes with stunning views on the Gulf of Mexico. Course is open to resort guests.

The Gasparilla Inn & Club Located on Gasparilla Island in southwest Florida, the newly renovated Gasparilla Inn and Club at Boca Grande recently received the designation as a "Historic Hotel of America." Golfers set their own pace on this Pete Dye, 18-hole course that offers views of Charlotte Harbor from every hole. Course is open to resort guests. For information call 941-964-2201 or visit www.gasparillainn.com.

Additional courses open to the public include:

Alden Pines Country Club, Bokeelia, Gordon Lewis-designed course

Fort Myers Beach Golf Club, Only course on Fort Myers Beach

Beachview Golf Club, Sanibel Island, Member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program

Bonita Fairways Country Club, Bonita Springs

Bonita Springs Golf Club, Bonita Springs

Burnt Store Marina Golf Club, Punta Gorda, Championship layout

Copperhead Golf Club, Lehigh Acres, Municipal course designed by Gordon Lewis

Coral Oaks Golf Course, Cape Coral, Named Best Course in Cape Coral by Fort Myers News-Press

Country Creek Golf Course, Estero

The Dunes Golf & Tennis, Sanibel Island, Abundance of wildlife

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Source: Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau; Image courtesy of the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau www.FortMyersSanibel.com
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