Florida golf is world renowned because of it’s incredible year round weather, beautifully designed golf courses, and unmatched golf club facilities.
It’s no wonder the Florida area is home to many of the best PGA Tour players, like Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas. The “Florida Swing” is a series of consecutive tournaments in the state, and a favorite of players and fans alike.
Living in Southwest Florida means having access to all of these amazing golf courses. Many people even choose to live on the golf courses here, creating a peaceful, resort-style life for themselves.
It can be hard to narrow it down because there are so many world class golf courses here.
These are five of the best golf courses in Southwest Florida to play, enjoy, and maybe even live nearby.
Bonita Springs, Florida
26740 Sammoset Way
The Bonitas Fairways Golf Club is the perfect place to hone your skills, have a fun day on the course, or learn the game of golf.
This short but challenging executive-style golf course is located right in the heart of Bonita Springs. The expert design and use of surrounding foliage, unique terrain, and local lagoons, this par-61 golf course is a test that provides great views.
There’s also a full sized putting green, a fully stocked pro shop with friendly staff, and a bar and grill to enjoy, even if you’re not there for golf.
Bonita Springs, Florida
4450 Pelican's Nest Drive
To play on and live nearby Pelicans Nest Golf Club is to play and live in a Florida paradise.
Designed by legendary architect Tom Fazio, this golf course has attracted many of golf’s greats, like Gary Player and Lee Trevino. The demanding, but very playable layout has made the 36-holes here one of the most desirable private golf courses to join in the area.
The golf course here has seven different sets of tee boxes, making it a suitable challenge for golfers at every skill level.
The Pelicans Nest Golf Club is also a very popular social club for the members here, many of whom live near or on the golf course. The impressive clubhouse here, named The Nest at Naples, has many different dining options. The Grill Room was designed for casual gatherings, the main dining room can hold up to 150 people, the outdoor veranda is able to host over 200 people, and the gazebo here offers a spectacular view while enjoying a post round beverage.
Bonita Springs, Florida
9801 Treasure Cay Ln
Because the Spanish Wells Country Club has 27-holes, there are three different 18-hole layout combinations you can choose to play from.
It’s a tropical oasis here with fairways that are lined with palm trees and mature oak trees, perfectly manicured greens guarded by strategically placed bunkers, and blue ponds that carve their way through the holes here.
This semi-private course has incredible amenities and competitive rates, especially for the quality of the golf course. More than just a golf club, there’s a bocce league, a heated pool, tennis courts, and a fitness center. After a day full of whatever recreation you choose, stop by the 32,000 square foot clubhouse that features a menu designed by Chef Scott Savage, who once had his very own cooking show on NBC.
1600 Solana Rd
The exceptional Royal Poinciana Golf Club is one of the finest, and most exclusive clubs in Southwest Florida.
This is a fully private golf club, with members only being welcome by invitation only. For locals that live here, the community is so tight knit that a recommendation is always close by for those interested in joining.
There are two golf 18-hole golf courses here for members to enjoy. The first is the Pines Course, with elevated and complex greens, and the second is the Cypress Course, which feels like more of a challenge with its smaller greens and fairways that feel much more narrow off the tee.
There’s a commitment to excellence at this member only golf club that’s also a social club, with eight HydroGrid soft tennis courts, four pickleball courts, elegant indoor and outside dining options, and a superior bridge program.
2620 Tiburon Dr
Designed by The Shark himself, PGA Tour legend Greg Norman, the Tiburon Golf Club is consistently rated one of the best golf facilities in Florida.
There are two 18-hole golf courses here, Black and Gold, both offering exceptional and unique layouts. The course is of such high calibre, both the LPGA and PGA Tours make stops here every year, creating an exciting buzz within the community.
The property, including the course, clubhouse, and other facilities, is known for its uncompromising quality, picturesque views, and incredible staff service. That’s exactly why the course hosts so many weddings throughout the year. There’s also fitness facilities, tennis courts, a spa, and an incredible dining experience provided by Sydney’s Pub.
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