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Golf in Southwest Florida

Tiburón Golf Club

2620 Tiburón Drive
Naples , Florida
Tel: 239 594 2040

Lely Flamingo Island Club

8004 Lely Resort Boulevard
Naples , Florida
Tel: 239 793 2600

Old Corkscrew Golf Club

17320 Corkscrew Road
Estero , Florida
Tel: 239 949 4700

Eastwood Country Club

4600 Bruce Herd Lane
Fort Myers , Florida
Tel: 239 321 7487

Dunes Golf & Tennis Club

949 Sand Castle Road
Sanibel Island , Florida
Tel: 249 472 2535's insider take:

With more than 130 courses, southwest Florida suits golfers to a tee (sorry, we couldn't help ourselves). Although the majority are private, there are also several dozen public and semiprivate links (the latter accept nonmember players, especially outside the January–March high season). The nationally known Tiburón Golf Club is the centerpiece of the Naples Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, with two Greg Norman–designed 18-hole layouts known for their wetland water hazards and stacked-sod bunkers. The long (7,288 yards), demanding Gold Course is the site of the annual Merrill Lynch Shootout. Another Naples course, the 7,171-yard Lely Flamingo Island Club, was the vision of Robert Trent Jones, Sr., who did duffers no favors by sculpting hourglass-shaped fairways and undulating greens. Hidden in the countryside east of Fort Myers, the Jack Nicklaus–designed Old Corkscrew Golf Club is considered one of the best new courses in the country. A bear at nearly 7,400 yards, it hosted the 2008 Florida State Seniors Championship. The city of Fort Myers owns the recently renovated 6,772-yard Eastwood Country Club, regarded as one of the best public courses in the region. Set amidst a Sanibel Island wildlife reserve, the Dunes Golf & Tennis Club plays short (5,578 yards), but its ever-present water hazards can leave all but the most precise golfers over par.

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