Golf Courses in Southwest Florida
SouthWest Florida is often called the golf capital in the world. There are over 150 golf courses and more in the planning stages. Most of the golf courses are designed by famous designers such like Greg Norman, Gordon G. Lewis, Arthur Hills, Jack Nicklaus. Exceptional weather all allows year-round golfing at its finest. Many of the golf courses are private or semi-private, but there are still some excellent public offerings. Prices vary between $20 to over $200 per round depending on the season and the course. See the Map of Southwest Florida Golf Courses so you can find the best option for you.
Does Bundled Golf Make Good Sense?
When you live in a Bundled Golf Community, you must be a member of the Country Club. The term “bundled” is used because the purchase of each home is bundled with membership to the golf club without any additional initiation fee. This is a very affordable way of playing golf on a regular basis. Since everyone shares in the cost, membership fees are lower than a non-mandatory club where membership is elective. A concern on the part of some folks is that this would result in too many players. However, in reality not every homeowner does play golf and not everyone is in residence at the same time. And, the bundled golf communities are smaller – having many fewer doors than the equity golf communities.
In the case of Highland Woods, there are 799 doors as opposed to over 3000 doors at area equity clubs. The actual number of active regular players however varies. The Chelsey Point Tee Time System is used and typically any person can play two to three times a week without a problem during the very busy season, January through March. One of the major benefits of membership is the ability to play at over 50 other courses “off- season” as well as having open tee times at the home course pretty much whenever you want them.
Perhaps the biggest benefit is to your wallet
Membership in neighboring Equity Clubs such as Bonita Bay, Pelican Landing and Shadow wood requires a hefty initiation fee and annual dues much higher than the $5,822 cost of Highland Woods – $14,220 at Bonita Bay; $9,780 in Shadow Wood and $9,800at Pelican’s Nest. Remember, during reciprocal season, you can play at any of these courses as well as many, many more.