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Below BDR has compiled a description (alphabetical) of every major golf course community in the Bonita Springs/Estero area. Each neighborhood is broken down by price range, golf information, community info, and a direct golf description.

Bonita Bay

Price:

Condos – $200,000 to $500,000+

High Rise Condos – $700,000 to $2,000,000+

Villas – $200,000 to $1,500,000+

Single Family – $400,000 to $4,000,000+

 Golf:

Courses – 5

Access – Private

Membership – Separate, Social Available

Overview:

Bonita Bay is a master planned community located in Bonita Springs west of US-41 just north of Bonita Beach rd featuring condos, villas, high rise living, and single family estate homes. It has many amenities including 5 golf courses (3 on site 2 off site.) Bonita Bay consists of 230 acres of lakes, 23 miles of biking and walking paths, fitness, 13 tennis courts, pools, 3 waterfront parks and a private beach club. The single family waterfront homes available in Bonita Bay neighbor a full service marina. There are about 90 wet slips and dry storage for 330 boats up to 36 foot in length. Bonita Bay combines the best elements of luxury, waterfront, and golf course living wrapped in a breath taking natural surrounding.

In terms of its golf BonitaBay.com writes “For even the most ardent souls hoping to challenge its design, Bonita Bay embodies everything artistic about the game of golf and features some of the elite Southwest Florida golf courses. Challenging yet fair. Championship yet not intimidating. Famed architects Tom Fazio and Arthur Hills have created five championship courses designed to challenge and accommodate resident-member golfers of every level who enjoy Southwest Florida golf experience.”

The Brooks

Price:

Condos – $100,000 to $500,000+

Villas – $300,000 to $500,000+

Single Family – $350,000 to $2,000,000+

Golf:

Courses – 5

Access – Private

Membership – Bundled, Exclusive, Social

Overview:

The Brooks is another master planned community spread over 2,400 acres. The Brooks offers four separate gated communities with various home types and features. Lighthouse Bay does not include or contain a golf course. Spring Run and Copperleaf are bundled golf communities with included membership and their own courses. Shadow Wood offers various home types and is the most exclusive community within The Brooks. Memberships include two on site courses as well as two off site courses. The Brooks offers the Commons Club which includes tennis, fitness, pools, and beach club. The Brooks is located directly next to the Coconut Point Mall giving it one of SWFL’s best golf course locations.

Country Creek

Price:

Condos – $80,000 to $150,000+

Single Family – $150,000 to $300,000+

Golf:

Courses – 1

Access – Private

Membership – Bundled

Overview: 

The Villages at Country Creek is a 283-acre private country club community offering golf equity membership in the 18-hole golf course that surrounds the neighborhoods, including a full service clubhouse, restaurant, locker rooms, pool, fitness center, Har-Tru tennis courts, pro shop and five community pools. It is located off of corkscrew road west of I-75 conveniently located to Miramar Outlets and Gulf Coast Town Center.

Grandezza

Price:

Villas – $250,000 to $400,000+

Single Family – $250,000 to $1,000,000+

Golf:

Courses –1

Access – Private

Membership – Separate, Social Available

Overview: 

Grandezza is a gated community located adjacent to Germain Arena, Miramar Outlets, and Gulf Coast Town center. It features gorgeous landscape and beautiful lakes along with a 53,000 sqft club house which includes many events, dining, tennis, and swimming pool.

From Grandezza website “Serving as the centerpiece is Grandézza’s 18-hole championship golf course, which provides both exciting golf and an exhilarating test of skill. The course is a showcase of undulating greens, rolling fairways and sharp elevation changes. Designer Darwin Sharp III creates a memorable experience also witnessed by countless species of birds and deer, which share the natural habitat accentuated with stately pine trees. Prior to experiencing this course, the island range provides a glimpse of what lies ahead with its four target greens on the peninsula that range from 80-200 yards and are situated like islands in the water. With golf membership limited to only 400, members can truly enjoy this course in an unhurried pace.”

Highland Woods

Price:

Condos – $100,000 to $200,000+

Villas – $200,000 to $300,000+

Single Family – $250,000 to $550,000+

Golf:

Courses – 1

Access – Private

Membership – Bundled

Overview: 

Highland Woods is a bundled golf course community located just off of US-41 across from Bonita Bay. This neighborhood features an excellent golf course along with renovated clubhouse with fitness and dinning.

Hunters Ridge

Price:

Villas – $100,000 to $200,000+

Single Family – $200,000 to $400,000+

Golf:

Courses – 1

Access – Private

Membership – Separate, Dinning Available

Overview: 

Hunters Ridge is a low density golf course community located on 275 acres in Bonita Springs. The location provides excellent access to both Naples and Bonita Springs shopping, dinning, and entertainment. Hunters Ridge offers quality and great golf at an affordable price.

Mediterra

Price:

Villas – $600,000 to $2,000,000+

Single Family – $800,000 to $7,000,000+

Golf:

Courses – 2

Access – Private

Membership – Separate, Member Owned

Overview: 

Mediterra is known to be one of the most preeminent golf and luxury lifestyle communities through both Bonita Springs and Naples. Mediterra offers an appealing Mediterranean style gorgeously laid among Italian countryside landscape covering nearly 2,000 acres that will truly transport its residents. This exclusive community offers a 25,000 sqft luxurious club house as well as an accompanying beach club located on Bonita Beach. Other featuers include eight miles of trails, multiple pools and spas as well as five tennis courts. Mediterra still has around 50 new home sites to accompany the existing inventory.

Miromar Lakes

Price:

Condos – $250,000 to $400,000+

Villas – $200,000 to $450,000+

Single Family – $350,000 to $5,000,000+

Golf:

Courses – 1

Access – Private

Membership – Separate, Social Available

Overview: 

Located between corkscrew and alico road Miromar Lakes is ideally located to experience all that SWFL has to offer. The community features waterfront condos, villas, and various levels of grand estate homes. This amenity driven community not only features golf but also a tennis club, spa, and award winning on-site beach club that features over 30,000 sqft of beach, lounges, pool, and eateries. All of this is spread over 700+ acres of lake.

On the golf: “For those who prefer the great outdoors, Miromar Lakes boasts the only Arthur Hills’ ‘Signature’ championship golf course in Southwest Florida providing golfers with a truly unique experience. The award-winning Miromar Lakes Golf Clubhouse was designed to be an amenity that brings people together and functions as a comfortable gathering place for residents.”

Palmira

Price:

Villas – $125,000 to $300,000+

Single Family – $300,000 to $1,000,000+

Golf:

Courses – 3 – 9 hole

Access – Private

Membership – Golf, Social Plus, Social

Overview: 

Palmira is a Bonita Springs country club community. That features coach, single family, and estate homes spread over lush lakes and golf courses. Home owners have access to a fantastic community center which includes large pool, fitness, and grille. Palmira features a youthful energy not common to typical golf course communities. Golf Club members have access to 36,000 sqft club and 27 holes of golf.

“Palmira has 27 holes of impeccably maintained championship golf, a large and luxurious clubhouse, beautiful grounds and the Renaissance Center with amenities any resort would envy.”

Pelican Landing

Price:

Condominiums – $50,000 to $200,000+

Villas – $200,000 to $400,000+

Single Family – $300,000 to $2,000,000+

Golf:

Courses – 2

Access – Public

Membership – Separate, Social Available

Overview: 

The beautiful Pelican Landing community encompasses 2,365 acres in BonitaSprings, Florida. It is bordered on the south by Spring Creek, a designated ‘Outstanding Florida Water,’ and on the west by Estero Bay, an aquatic preserve leading to the Gulf of Mexico.” It features single family, villa, and condo living with all of these adjacent communities having the ability to join the golf and country club Pelican’s Nest. Pelican’s Nest Golf Club has received a 4-star rating by Golf Digest and the New York Times.

The Colony at Pelican Landing

Price:

High Rise Condos – $450,000 to $3,000,000

Single Family – $900,000 to $2,500,000+

Golf:

Courses – 1

Access – Private

Membership – Separate, Social Available

Overview: 

The Colony at Pelican Landing is an individual high end luxury community offering luxury residences and high rise condo living set within Pelican Landing, a large 2000+ acre community spread over Estero Bay in Bonita Springs. It is conveniently located including to sites such as Coconut Point Mall. Amenities include Beach Park accessed only by boat, two clubs including bay club and golf club, bocce ball, sailing, kayak park, spa & fitness center, marina, and tennis center. The golf course is for members only and is “Designed by renowned golf course architect and former U.S. Open champion Jerry pate, this 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course is distinguished by its sweeping paspalum fairways spanning approximately 6,802 yards. Pate’s masterpiece winds through the community lending spectacular water and preserve views.The beautiful Pelican Landing community encompasses 2,365 acres in BonitaSprings, Florida. It is bordered on the south by Spring Creek, a designated ‘Outstanding Florida Water,’ and on the west by Estero Bay, an aquatic preserve leading to the Gulf of Mexico.”

Pelican Sound

Price:

Condos – $150,000 to $450,000+

Single Family – $400,000 to $800,000+

Golf:

Courses – 3 – 9 hole

Access – Private

Membership – Separate, Social Available

Overview: 

Pelican Sound is a gated golf course community located in Estero, Fl  directly on the Estero River just north of the Coconut Point Mall. On recreation – “Twenty-seven holes of challenging golf, six Har-Tru tennis courts, a fitness center, pools, nature trails and a canoe park will keep you active and fit. Our two dining venues at the Golf Club and River Club offer a variety of dining experiences and social events which will fill your days and nights with naturally prefect opportunities for forging new friendships.

Quail West

Price:

Villas –$1,000,000+

Single Family – $1,000,000 to $9,000,000+

Golf:

Courses – 2

Access – Private

Membership – Separate, Social Available

Overview: 

Quail West is a private golf and country club community located conveniently in Bonita Springs. It features world class golf, 5-star dinning, and above all else a lifestyle that is truly desirable. It has many amenities to accompany the championship level golf including the Grand Clubhouse which at an exquisite 70,000 square feet is an oasis. The club is renovated and member owned and features full service salon, tennis courts, Olympic sized pool, solarium entertaining pool, and an excellent dinning room.

Quail West has two world class golf courses designed by Arthur Mills. The facility is full service and state of the art having hosted the ACE Group Classic Championship.

Spanish Wells

Price:

Villas – $250,000 to $350,000+

Single Family – $300,000 to $750,000+

Golf:

Courses – 3 – 9 holes

Access – Private

Membership – Separate, Social Available

Overview: 

Originally founded in 1979 Spanish Wells Golf and Country Club is one of Bonita Springs first luxury communities offering great golf and luxury amenities including the newly completed 32,000 square foot clubhouse which includes dinning, pro shop, lounges, and a pool.

On the golf: “Spanish Wells provides members three courses for a combined 27 holes of championship golf. With play ranging from 4,800 to 6,800 yards from multiple tee locations, the courses are challenging, yet fair. Lined with towering pines and palms and complete with a new state-of-the-art irrigation system, our 27 holes ensure a low member-to-hole ratio, and a variety of play options that creates plenty of tee time opportunities.”

StoneyBrook

Price:

Condos – $100,000 to $150,000+

Single Family – $170,000 to $400,000+

Golf:

Courses – 1

Access – Public

Membership – Separate, Pay as you Play

Overview: 

Stoneybrook is a golf community located in Estero, Fl adjacent to Miramar Outlets and FGCU. It offers an affordable golfing experience that is open to the public. Members have increased privileges and discounted rates. Stoney’s lounge is also a popular entertainment destination.

Vasari

Price:

Condos – $100,000 to $300,000

Villas – $300,000 to $500,000+

Single Family – $500,000 to $800,000+

Golf:

Courses – 1

Access – Private

Membership – Bundled

Overview:

Vasari golf and country club is a master planned gated community located in Bonita Springs and spread over 375 acres including a 40 acre lake. Included with the par 72 golf course are practice range, 6 har tru tennis courts, state of the art fitness, and pool with spa.

On the golf: “designed by architect Gordon Lewis, and currently being renovated by architect Billy Fuller, Vasari Country Club features a championship 18 hole golf course winding between beautiful nature preserves and pristine lakes. Scheduled to re-open in the fall of 2010, Vasari will feature fast, undulating Champion greens to ensure an exceptional putting surface. Vasari will challenge even the most experienced player, but the multiple sets of tees will allow players of all skill levels to have an enjoyable round.”

West Bay Club

Price:

High Rise Condos – $400,000 to $2,000,000+

Villas – $200,000 to $350,000+

Single Family – $450,000 to $2,000,000+

Golf:

Courses – 1

Access – Private

Membership – Separate, Multi-tier, Beach Club Included

Overview: 

The West Bay Beach & Golf Club is located in Estero, FL on Estero Bay. West Bay has many features including 500+ acres of wetland preserve divided into 5 parks allowing for all kinds of activity including kayaking. Other amenitites include tennis, pool, fitness, and the beach house an included beach club located on 200’ of Bonita Beach.

On the golf: “This Pete and P.B. Dye Course was designed and built with respect to the abundant wildlife in the surrounding 500-acre nature preserve. Golfers at all levels, from touring pros to weekend enthusiasts, will be excited by the challenging, innovative design.Twelve of the course’s 18 holes are adorned by water features. Strategically placed bunkers and tight, yet well-defined, fairways will push golf to the next level.”

Wildcat Run

Price:

Villas – $200,000 to $300,000+

Single Family – $400,000 to $1,000,000+

Golf:

Courses – 1

Access – Private

Membership – Separate, Social Available

Overview: 

“Wildcat Run Golf and Country Club is a private member owned Club located between Naples and Fort Myers, Florida. Founded in 1985, Wildcat Run is known as one of the most prestigious private country clubs in Southwest Florida. Amenities include an exceptional Arnold Palmer 18-hole golf course, a state of the art fitness center, five Har-Tru tennis courts and a spacious clubhouse that comfortably accommodates the many dining and social activities of this vibrant community.”

On the Golf: “Wildcat Run offers a beautiful 18 Hole Championship Golf Course designed by Arnold Palmer. The course is ranked as one of Southwest Florida’s best. A challenging but fair golf course, Wildcat Run offers a measured test of the game for every level of player. Six different sets of tees create the right course for every handicap range. Length ranges from 7018 to 5285 yards on our Par 72 golf course. Our practice facilities offer seven target greens on the full range and a putting and chipping green in the short game area.”

Worthington Country Club

Price:

Condos – $100,000 to $200,000+

Villas – $200,000 to $250,000+

Single Family – $200,000 to $500,000+

Golf:

Courses – 1

Access – Private

Membership – Bundled

Overview:

Worthington Country Club is one of Bonita Springs best values featuring attractive home prices and bundled amenities. Along with the Championship course Worthington also includes 10 har tru tennis courts, large clubhouse with recent renovation, grill room, pro shop, fitness center, and 6 swimming pools.

On the golf: “Our claim to fame is our fantastic championship golf course. Renovated by Chip Powell with ‘Tiff Eagle’ greens and drainage systems. Showers can come down hare but in minutes the sun usually comes back out. Its amazing how fast you can get back on the course. The course is challenging for the advanced golfer and fun for the beginner too! Our pros schedule lots of tournaments and mixers to keep you on top of your game.”