Gator Creek Golf Club offers at 18-hole course designed by Joseph L. Lee. The par 72 layout features 6,912 yards of golf from the longest tees. The course rating is 73.2 and it has a slope rating of 136 on Bermuda grass. The club features a driving range and on-staff pro.
Joe L. Lee (ren) - Mark McCumber 138 / 73.6 Private
Glades Country Club – Naples, Florida www.gladescountryclub.com
This club has two interesting courses to choose from. The Pines is a par 70 with black, blue and gold starting tees, it measures from 4263 to 5410 yards in length. The Pines Course is very tight and features water hazards coming into play on every hole. The toughest hole to play is #7, a 370-yard, par 4, with water all the way down the right side of the fairway and out-of-bounds stakes lining the left side. The Palmetto, a challenging par 55 course measures 1967 yards over 18 holes. Graciously tree-lined with southern pines and a variety of palms, this course is deceptive in its degree of difficulty.
Grandezza – Estero, Florida www.grandezzacc.com
"The 18-hole championship course, described as both beauty and the beast, is as scenic as it is challenging. Rolling fairways lined with woods and dotted with ball catching bunkers offer scene-scapes of lakes and streams. The most difficult hole, #11 a par-5, has an hourglass shape and the only way to play it is to aim for the hips." A community pool and six lighted tennis courts accompany the clubhouse.
Grey Oaks – Naples, Florida www.greyoakscc.com
Members of Grey Oaks enjoy 54 holes of championship golf. Each course is distinctive and provides several sets of tees to accommodate players of all skill levels. Golfing enthusiasts may never tire of the three courses. The first two were designed by Clifton-Ezell and Clifton. The 7,206-yard Pine Course has been named one of the "Top 5 Toughest, Private Golf Courses in Florida," by Florida Trend Magazine and the "Best of the Gulf Shore Golf Course," by GulfShore Life Magazine. The Pine Course features rolling berms, pine hammocks and dramatic elevation changes. The Palm Course centers around a Caribbean-theme complete with meandering lagoons, a tiered rock waterfall, more than 3,000 Palm trees, island greens and sandy white beaches. Designed by Bob Cupp, the world-class Estuary Course, combines style with intricacy on a breath-taking piece of land.
Gulf Harbour Yacht & Country Club – Ft. Myers, Florida www.gulfharbour.com
Gulf Harbour Yacht & Country Club located on the shores of the Caloosahatchee River only 4.5 nautical miles from the Gulf of Mexico, offers a championship 18-hole private golf course designed by renowned architect Chip Powell. Novice and intermediate golfers, as well as players seeking a true challenge can enjoy over 6,700 yards of lush tropical landscaping. The club offers activity for Men’s or Ladies’ Golf Association and a non-competitive program for women.
Hammock Bay – Naples, Florida www.hammockbaygcc.com
A 247-acre golf community featuring luxurious tower condominiums and charming villa homes.
The renowned design team of Peter Jacobsen, PGA tour pro, and Jim Hardy, former PGA and Senior PGA Tour pro created the 18-hole championship golf course. Framed by Southwest Florida's natural beauty, Hammock Bay is a carefree sanctuary ideally situated between sophisticated downtown Naples and the pristine beaches of Marco Island. Envision a desert target-style course with white shells outside the green
Heritage Oaks Golf Club offers a private 18-hole golf course, redesigned in 2006 by well-known architect, Ron Garl. Set among nature preserves where Florida’s wildlife contributes to the natural setting, the course offers a positive experience to golfers at all levels.
Ron Garl (ren. Til Nov. '06) N/A / N/A Private
Hideaway Beach – Marco Island, Florida www.hideawaybeachclub.org
Hideaway Beach is the jewel of Marco Island. Less than 650 families share this 300-acre beachfront community with over two miles of beach. Hideaway Beach is an exclusive guard gated community, offering world-class amenities; including golf, tennis, fitness center, croquet, protected bird sanctuaries and a multi-million dollar beach club with community pool, dining areas and lounge. This Hideaway Beach golf course is a nine-hole executive golf course and has water coming into play on nearly every hole with greens that are guarded by sand bunkers.
Highland Woods Golf and Country Club – Bonita Springs, Florida www.hwgcc.com
The Highland Woods Golf & Country Club championship course was designed and built by noted architect Gordon Lewis. Novice and intermediate golfers, as well as players seeking a true challenge can enjoy the course.
Mr. Lewis used xeric principles (water efficient landscaping) to preserve the integrity of the natural terrain of the Southwest Florida coast while creating this wonderful course.
Champion grass is featured for all greens to establish year-round play and a "true roll" on all holes.
Course facilities include a driving range, short game area, practice putting greens and two course comfort stations. In addition, a cabana snack bar, water station and comfort station are located at the first tee and nine/eighteen greens.
This nearly 7,000-yard, championship-level course is located on the northern shores of Sarasota Bay in southwest Bradenton only minutes from the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport. Next to the world-renowned IMG Academy, the course also serves as their training facility and has helped develop several top PGA and LPGA stars.
Gene Bates '03 139 / 73.5 Private