South Melbourne Beach, Florida
7500 S Hwy A1A
Aquarina Country Club www.aquarinagolf.com
A semi-private, 18-hole, par 70-championship golf course designed by Truman Wilson featuring beautiful, natural Florida landscape and wildlife. Member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for golf courses, this course offers golf play for all players.
Bear’s Paw Country Club - Naples, Florida www.bearspawcc.org
Famed golfer, Architect Jack Nicklaus, designed bear’s Paw Country Club 18-hole course. This course has narrow fairways that are tree lined and bordered by a thick cut of rough. There are water hazards that come into play on several holes. This course has several elongated greens that are difficult to read because of all their subtle breaks.
Complete with a practice range, short game practice area and putting area, the course is ideal for all types of experienced and recreational golfers.
The Bent Tree Golf Club offers an 18-hole golf course, initially designed by Bill Lewis and greens redesigned by Ward Northrup in 1994. The par 72 layout retains the natural beauty of wooded areas, sparkling lakes and streams found on the
Boca Royale Country Club offers a beautifully designed 18-hole Championship golf course, designed by T. A. Anderson, Steven R. Smyers and Carter Morrish. The course offers a challenge for both the novice player and professional alike complete with driving range, putting green, practice facility with a sand bunker and a full service pro shop. The recently renovated facility offers 18 holes with new Champion Ultradwarf greens, four tee box locations and excellent putting surfaces, towering oaks, cypress, palms, exotic Melaleuca trees and lush green fairways along with native birds and wildlife. Our course commands close to 150 acres of lakes, golf course greenery and tropical nature preserves and is a beautiful landscape of woodlands, sand and water.
Private lessons and group clinics are available to both members and the golfing public.
Steven R. Myers 127 / 70.4 Public
The Bonita Bay club has five outstanding 18-hole courses, including a pair of Tom Fazio designs that opened in 1997 and 1998. These courses have their own distinct design, but each has fairly wide landing areas on the fairways and many natural hazards. The Marsh Course has more hazards and is tighter than the other courses. The Creekside Course is more open and features less trouble. Both the Bay Island Course and the Marsh Course require play through swamplands, around lakes and have interesting elevation changes. The Bay Island Course was selected by "Golf Digest" as the 15th "Best in State" course for 1997-98. The Florida State Amateur is annually played on these courses. Both Tom Fazio designed courses, Cypress and Sabal, feature forgiving fairways and large, fast greens. Bunkers are deep, both on the fairways and greens.