September 23, 2014
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Insider's Guide: Sports & Recreation

It may be known for superior golf, but Southwest Florida also boasts top-notch tennis, water sports and more.

 

“I think it’s safe to say that most visiting golfers fantasize about living on one of the 150 courses (most of them private) that sprinkle our coastline from Marco to Sanibel islands. If you’re one of them, it may take several vacations before you buy a home here. In the meantime, here are some tips for getting in some great golf during your stay.

• Some golf resorts offer non-guest play. For example, Greg Norman’s Tiburon at the Ritz-Carlton, Golf Resort has a member for a day program.

• Get a spectator/play ticket at one of the major tournaments held here, such as The Ace Group Classic’s Ultimate Golf Experience.

• Many golf community developers keep their courses open to the public until the official turnover to the owners. Several such communities in Naples and Fort Myers are under development in 2014.

• South Florida PGA’s GolfPass gets players onto many private courses between May and October.

• Check out two of my favorite public courses: the Mustang and Flamingo at Lely Resort Golf & Country Club. They’re as beautiful, challenging and enjoyable as any private course in the region.”

—JOE MORGAN, GOLF HOME GURU

 

Boat Tours and Charters, Watersports and Marinas

 

EVERGLADES CITY

CAPTAIN DOUG’S EVERGLADES TOURS, one mile past the bridge on S.R. 29, (800) 282-9194. Narrated, scenic tour of the Everglades. captaindougs.net

EVERGLADES DAY SAFARI, Fort Myers pick-up: 14900 S. Tamiami Trail, (239) 472-1559 or (800) 472-3069. Pickup locations throughout Southwest Florida. An intense, all-day excursion from the waters of the 10,000 Islands to the swamps of the Everglades. ecosafari.com

EVERGLADES ISLAND AIRBOAT TOURS/TOTCH’S ISLAND TOURS, 929 DuPont St., (239) 695-2333. Descendants of Everglades legend Totch Brown lead airboat tours. airboateverglades.com

EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK BOAT TOURS, 815 Oyster Bar Lane, (239) 695-2591. See mangrove forests, manatees, dolphins, bald eagles and roseate spoonbills. evergladesnationalparkboattoursgulfcoast.com

JUNGLE ERV’S AIRBOAT TOURS, 804 Collier Ave, (877) 695-2820. Guided tours of marine and estuarine environments. jungleervairboatworld.com

 

MARCO ISLAND

BLUE RUNNER CHARTERS, Rose Marina, (239) 253-4805. Offshore wreck and reef fishing for groups of up to six people. Children welcome. bluerunner-charters.com

CAXAMBAS PARK, end of South Collier Boulevard., (239) 642-0004. Boat ramp, four-acre park, restrooms, fuel, bait, concessions and picnic area. 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. colliergov.net

MARCO ISLAND PRINCESS, 951 Bald Eagle Drive, (239) 642-5415. Daily cruises include lunch buffet, sightseeing, sunset hors d’oeuvres and sunset dinner buffet cruises. themarcoislandprincess.com

MARCO ISLAND SEA EXCURSIONS, 705 E. Elkam Circle, (239) 642-6400. Offers support services to meeting planners for all water activities available in the area. seaexcursions.com

MARCO ISLAND SKI AND WATER SPORTS, 400 S. Collier Blvd., (239) 642-2359; 560 S. Collier Blvd., (239) 642-3377; 600 S. Collier Blvd., (239) 394-4344. Dolphin-watch, sunset tours aboard the Calusa Spirit, parasailing, WaveRunners, eco-tours and more. marcoislandwatersports.com

THE MARINA AT FACTORY BAY, 1081 Bald Eagle Drive, (239) 389-2929. Seventy-one floating docks accommodate boats up to 107 feet. Short- or long-term, water, cable, clubhouse with wireless Internet, laundry, showers, restrooms, ice and free pump-out. themarinaatfactorybay.com

ROSE MARINA, 951 Bald Eagle Drive, (239) 394-2502. Half-day and full-day boat rentals, dockage, tackle shop and ship’s store, service boat sales and repair. rosemarina.com

SCUBA MARCO, 1141 Bald Eagle Drive, (239) 389-7889. Full-service dive shop offering certifications, trips and equipment. scubamarco.com

STOP’S MARINE CHARTERS, 385 Angler Drive at Calusa Marina, (239) 394-8000. Personalized fishing, shelling, sightseeing, eco-tours and snorkeling tours for up to six passengers. stopsmarinecharters.com

SUNSHINE TOURS, 951 Bald Eagle Drive, (239) 642-5415. Sightseeing cruises and fishing trips based at the Rose Marina. sunshinetoursmarcoisland.com

 

NAPLES

A & B FISHING CHARTERS, 550 Port O Call Way, (239) 263-8833. Half-, full- and multiday deep-sea charters for up to 10 passengers; half-day and full-day inland fishing trips for up to six passengers. aandbcharters.com

ALL WATER EXCURSIONS, (239) 594-0213. Sunset charters, eco-tours, fishing excursions, luxury charters, party boat trips, water activities and more. Can customize charters. allwaterexcursions.com

BAYFRONT MARINA, Goodlette-Frank Road and U.S. 41, (239) 649-8700. Short- or long-term dockage. 42 slips accommodating crafts up to 40 feet in length. Restrooms, showers, restaurants and shops. bayfrontnaples.com

BAYVIEW PARK, Danford Street off Thomasson Drive, (239) 252-4000. A four-acre park along Naples Bay. Water access, restrooms, picnic shelters and playground. Open sunrise to sundown.

CAPT. MIKE BAILEY, 550 Port O Call Way, (239) 825-4292. Inshore fishing, offshore fishing and eco-tours aboard Ms. B. Haven. fishinnaples.com

CAPTAIN MARVEL CHARTERS, 12th Avenue South and Eighth Street South, (239) 261-7159. A six-passenger charter boat offering full-, half- and multiday deep-sea fishing trips. captmarvel.com

COLLIER BOULEVARD BOATING PARK, Collier Boulevard, north of Marco Island, (239) 252-4000. Two boat ramps. Open sunrise to sundown.

COOL BEANS CRUISES, 292 Capri Blvd., (239) 777-0020. Private charter cruises aboard the Cool Beans catamarans for up to six people. coolbeanscruises.com

COREY BILLIE’S AIRBOAT RIDES, 20610 Tamiami Trail E., (239) 389-7433. Native Seminole Indian tour guide takes you on a 45-minute airboat tour of a 200-acre private piece of the Everglades. cbairboatrides.com

DAY STAR CHARTERS, (239) 417-3474. Private boat charters, deep-sea and backwater fishing, dolphin watches, sightseeing cruises, restaurant trips, three-in-one combination trips and sunset cruises for groups of six or fewer. daystarcharters.com

FLORIDA GULFING ADVENTURES, 2032 Davis Blvd., (239) 431-1770. Learn Florida trout fishing tips and techniques to find more fish and get more bites. Master these techniques and find yourself catching more fish on the next fishing trip. florida-trout-fishing-tips.com

GRAND SLAM LIGHT TACKLE SPORTFISHING, Port O Call Marina, (239) 793-0969. Capt. Will Geraghty offers backcountry and offshore fishing charters. naplessportfishing.com

JETSKI NAPLES, 1200 Fifth Ave. S., (239) 263-4949. Jet Ski rentals and dolphin and nature tours. jetskinaplesflorida.com

MANATEE SIGHTSEEING ECO-BOAT, 525 Newport Drive, (239) 642-8818. Ninety-minute personal eco-boat tour for two to six passengers. Quality visuals of manatees are guaranteed on this waveless ride aboard a covered boat. see-manatees.com

MANGROVE OUTFITTERS FLY SHOP, 4111 Tamiami Trail E., (239) 793-3370. Experienced back-country fishing guides operating out of a full-service fly shop. mangroveoutfitters.com

NAPLES CITY DOCK, 880 12th Ave. S., (239) 213-3070. Newer docks accommodating vessels up to 110 feet. Fuel dock, restrooms, bait and ice, close to restaurants, ships’ store and trolley service. naplesgov.com

NAPLES LANDINGS, 1101 Ninth St. S., (239) 213-1819. Public boat ramp. Metered parking.

NAPLES MARINA & EXCURSIONS, 12345 Tamiami Trail N., (239) 592-1200. Offers narrated boat cruises and kayak and canoe rentals in a mangrove estuary. Scuba trips available. cruisefishdive.com

NAPLES PRINCESS, 550 Port O Call Way, (239) 649-2275. See the homes of Port Royal or watch the sunset aboard the Naples Princess, a 105-foot yacht. Daily cruises include lunch buffet, sightseeing, sunset hors d’oeuvres and sunset dinner cruises. naplesprincesscruises.com

NAPLES WATERSPORTS, 550 Port O Call Way, (239) 774-0479. Powerboat and other water recreation vehicles available for rent. naples-boatrentals.com

PURE NAPLES, 1200 Fifth Ave. S., (239) 263-4949. Sightseeing and sunset cruises aboard Double Sunshine, bay fishing aboard Naples Explorer and deep sea fishing aboard Lady Brett. purenaples.com

SCUBA OUTFITTERS OF NAPLES, 1949 Davis Blvd., Suite 2, (239) 280-5500. Five-Star PADI Dive Center offering education and equipment, indoor heated pool. scubaout.com

SCUBADVENTURES, 971 Creech Road, (239) 434-7477. Scuba training, equipment sales and rentals, and snorkeling. scubadventureslc.com

SOUTH BAY MARINA, 179 South Bay Drive, Suite 4, (239) 597-2063. Marina with fuel, bait, tackle, concessions, boat rentals and charters. southbaymarinafl.com

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA ECOTOURS AND EVENTS, (239) 776-9050. Pick-ups: Granada Shoppes, 1016 Immokalee Road; Naples Plaza, 2115 Tamiami Trail N. Naples-based eco-tour company offering journeys into the Everglades and the Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. Boat tours and air boat rides. southwestfloridaecotours.com

SWEET LIBERTY, City Dock, 880 12th Ave. S., (239) 793-3525. Beachcombing, dolphin tours, cocktail cruises and eco-tours on a 53-foot catamaran. sweetliberty.com

 

BONITA SPRINGS

BIG HICKORY SEAFOOD GRILLE AND MARINA, 26107 Hickory Blvd., (239) 992-0991. Pontoon boats, charter, kayaks, bait, supplies, fuel and slips. Landing for the Great Calusa Blueway canoe and kayak paddling trail.

BONITA BOAT RENTALS AND BEACH RESORT, 26395 Hickory Blvd., (239) 992-2137. Pontoon boats for rent for 10- and 12-passenger groups. Rates start at $95 for two-hour rental, up to $260 for a full day. bonitabr.com

BONITA JET SKI AND PARASAIL, 27908 Hickory Blvd., (239) 992-0487, (239) 825-7559. Jet skis, chairs, cabanas, umbrellas, paddleboards/boats, kayaks, sailboats and parasailing. bonitajetski.com

FISH TRAP MARINA INC., 4794 Bonita Beach Road, (239) 992-6055. Bait, tackle, rod and reel repairs, and backwater charter fishing.

HIGH HOPES CHARTERS, depart from Bonita Beach, (239) 273-6122. Private charter fishing aboard a 24-foot center console for up to four passengers. highhopescharters.com

IMPERIAL RIVER BOAT RAMP, 27551 Tamiami Trail S., (239) 707-1874. Park, restrooms and fishing pier. Parking $5 per vehicle. Sunrise to sunset; boat ramp open 24 hours.

 

CAPE CORAL/PINE ISLAND

FLORIDA SAILING AND CRUISING SCHOOL, 6095 Silver King Blvd., Cape Coral, (239) 656-1339. An American Sailing Association certification facility. Courses in powerboat and sailing instruction. flsailandcruiseschool.com

MATLACHA BOAT RAMP, 4577 Pine Island Road NW, Matlacha, (239) 283-4110. Two-slip boat launch with parking. Access to Matlacha Pass. Parking $10. 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. leeparks.org

 

ESTERO

ESTERO RIVER OUTFITTERS, 20991 Tamiami Trail S., (239) 992-4050. Canoe or kayak the Estero River to Estero Bay. Rentals and launch. esteroriveroutfitters.com

 

FORT MYERS

ADVENTURES IN PARADISE, 14341 Port Comfort Road, (239) 472-8443. Ecotours, dolphin watches, sunset cruises and fishing. Trolley access. adventuresinparadise.com

BACK COUNTRY FISHING CHARTERS WITH CAPT. PAUL HOBBY, (239) 850-2088. Light-tackle and fly-fishing for snook, redfish and tarpon. fishinghobby.com

COLGATE OFFSHORE SAILING SCHOOL, 16731 McGregor Blvd., (239) 454-1700. Beginner to advanced cruising, coastal navigation, live-aboard cruising, offshore sailing adventures, performance sailing and racing, and more. offshoresailing.com

DAVIS BOAT RAMP, 2227 Davis Blvd., (239) 690-5030. Community boat to dusk.

J.C. SIGHTSEEING AND DINNER BOAT CRUISES, 1300 Hendry St., (239) 334-7474. Lunch, dinner and sightseeing tours aboard a 600-passenger, triple-deck paddle wheeler on the Caloosahatchee River and more. jccruises.com

MULLOCK CREEK MARINA, 18501 Mullock Creek Lane, (239) 267-3717. No bridges to the Gulf. Bait, tackle, ice, concessions and fuel available. Open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week.

PUNTA RASSA BOAT RAMP, 15001 Punta Rassa Road, (239) 765-6794. Trailer and car parking, $10 per 24-hour day. Restrooms, two double ramps, fish cleaning stations.

SCUBAVICE DIVE CENTER, 12600 McGregor Blvd., (239) 481-4733. Scuba instruction, snorkel lessons, service, sales and rentals. scubavicedivers.com

TEAM ARCURE, 1439 S. Larkwood Square, (239) 225-5211. Guided fishing in Pine Island Sound. Offers fly-fishing and light tackle charters and instruction. teamarcure.com

 

FORT MYERS BEACH

CAPTAIN TONY’S FISHING ADVENTURES, 18800 San Carlos Blvd., (239) 415-0515. Night, full- and half-day fishing charters. capttonys.com

FISH TALE MARINA, 7225 Estero Blvd., (239) 463-3600. Full-service marina with dry or wet storage, ship’s store, rentals, charters and service. thefishtalemarina.com

FUN RENTALS, 1901 Estero Blvd., (239) 463-8844. Rent Harley motorcycles, WaveRunners, bicycles and scooters. funrentals.org

GETAWAY MARINA, 18400 San Carlos Blvd., (239) 466-3600. Half-day, full-day and night fishing trips. Boat rentals. getawaymarina.com/private.htm

PARADISE PARASAIL, 1160 Estero Blvd., (239) 463-7272. For all ages, fly up to four people at a time. Group and child rates. paradiseparasail.com

RANALLI PARASAIL AND WATERSPORTS, 2000 Estero Blvd. at DiamondHead Beach Resort, (239) 565-5700. Parasailing, WaveRunner dolphin tours, cabana and umbrella rentals. ranalliparasail.com

SALTY SAM’S MARINA, 2500 Main St., (239) 463-7333. Waterfront dining, fishing and sailing charters, daily Key West ferry, boat rentals, fuel, dockage, ship’s store, service, storage and repair. saltysamsmarina.com, seakeywestexpress.com

SEAHORSE SCUBA, (239) 872-6295. Private instruction and certification for adults and children, PADI. seahorsescubaftmyers.com

SNOOK BIGHT YACHT CLUB AND MARINA, 4765 Estero Blvd., (239) 765-4371. Wet and dry storage, rental boats, boat repairs and maintenance, laundry, fine dining restaurant, members’ benefits and live bait. snookbightmarina.com

 

NORTH FORT MYERS

MARINATOWN YACHT HARBOUR, 3446 Marina-town Lane, (239) 997-7711. Live-aboard marina with 135 deep water slips, laundry facilities, showers and restrooms, water, power, wireless Internet hookup and pump-out service. marinatown.net

 

SANIBEL/CAPTIVA ISLANDS

CAPTIVA CRUISES, (239) 472-5300. Daily trips to Cabbage Key, Useppa, Boca Grande and Cayo Costa. Wildlife cruises, sunset cruises with live entertainment, sailing charters. captivacruises.com

JENSEN’S TWIN PALM RESORT, Captiva Island, (239) 472-5800. Water taxi service to outer islands. Boat rentals and charters. gocaptiva.com

SANIBEL HARBOUR RESORT AND SPA, 17260 Harbour Pointe Drive, (239) 466-4000. 13 boat slips, WaveRunner, canoe and kayak rentals, and dolphin adventure eco-tours. Dinner cruises offered on the 100-foot Sanibel Harbour Princess. sanibel-resort.com

’TWEEN WATERS MARINA, 15951 Captiva Drive, (239) 472-5161. Dockage, charter boats and kayaking excursions, plus canoe, kayak and bicycle rentals. tween-waters.com

ULTIMATE CHARTERS, (239) 542-9315. Light-tackle fishing, sightseeing and shelling cruises around Sanibel, Captiva and Pine Island. ultimatecharters.com

 

Golf

 

MARCO ISLAND

HAMMOCK BAY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, 1370 Borghese Lane, (239) 389-6600. 18-hole course. marcoislandmarriott.com

THE ROOKERY AT MARCO, 400 S. Collier Blvd., (239) 389-6600. An 18-hole, 7,180-yard, par-72 course at the Marco Island Marriott. rookeryatmarco.com

 

NAPLES

ARROWHEAD GOLF CLUB, 2205 Heritage Greens Drive, (239) 596-1000. An 18-hole, par-72, 6,850-yard course. arrowheadgolfnaples.com

BONITA BAY EAST, 3700 Wildwood Blvd., (239) 353-5100. Two Tom Fazio-designed Audubon International Signature golf courses. bonitabayclub.com

THE CLUB PELICAN BAY, 707 Gulf Park Drive, (239) 597-1183. Three nine-hole golf courses. theclubpelicanbay.com

CORAL ISLE GOLF CENTER, 4748 Championship Drive, (239) 732-6900. Putting and chipping greens. coralisledrivingrangenaplesmarco.com

CYPRESS WOODS, 3525 Northbrooke Drive, (239) 593-3392. Par-72, Gordon Lewis-designed, 18-hole course, pro shop. cypresswoodsgolf.com

FOREST GLEN GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, 3855 Forest Glen Blvd., (239) 348-1332. An 18-hole, 6,532-yard, par-72 course. forestglengcc.com

GLEN EAGLE GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB, 1403 Glen Eagle Blvd., (239) 354-3167. An 18-hole, 5,600-yard, par-70 course. gleneaglecountryclub.com

HIBISCUS GOLF CLUB, 5375 Hibiscus Drive, (239) 774-0088. An 18-hole, par-72 course with PGA instruction. Clubhouse with pro shop. hibiscusgolf.com

LAPLAYA GOLF COURSE, 9891 Gulf Shore Drive, (239) 254-5001. An 18-hole, par-72, 6907-yard course open to guests of the LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort. laplayaresort.com

LELY RESORT GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB, 8004 Lely Resort Blvd., (239) 793-2600. Three championship courses. lelyresortgolfandcountryclub.com

THE NAPLES BEACH HOTEL & GOLF CLUB, 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., (239) 261-2222. Par-72, 6,488-yard championship course. Warm-up range, short-game area, 14,500-square-foot putting green. naplesbeachhotel.com

NAPLES GRANDE GOLF CLUB, 7540 Golden Gate Parkway, (239) 659-3700. Designated as one of the 10 best new golf courses in Florida by Travel + Leisure Golf. Private instruction led by South Florida PGA Teacher of the Year Mark Durland. waldorfastorianaples.com

NAPLES LAKES COUNTRY CLUB, 4784 Inverness Club Drive, (239) 732-6700. An Arnold Palmer Signature course. Six sets of tees ranging from 4,516 yards to 6,708 yards. napleslakesfl.com

QUALITY INN AND SUITES GOLF RESORT, 4100 Golden Gate Parkway, (239) 455-4038. A family-friendly, 18-hole, par-72, 6570-yard course with lighted driving range. naplesgolfresort.com

RIVIERA GOLF CLUB, 48 Marseille Drive, (239) 774-2011. An 18-hole, par-62 course. Three sets of tees ranging up to 4,521 yards. rivieragolf.com

TIBURÓN GOLF CLUB, 2620 Tiburón Drive, (239) 594-2201. Two 18-hole courses. Home of the Rick Smith Golf Academy. tiburongcnaples.com

VALENCIA GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB, 1725 Double Eagle Trail, (239) 352-0777. An 18-hole, near 7,000-yard, par-72 course. valenciagolfandcountryclub.com

VANDERBILT COUNTRY CLUB, 8250 Danbury Blvd., (239) 348-2662. Par-72, 18-hole championship golf course. vanderbiltcountryclub.com

 

BONITA SPRINGS

BONITA FAIRWAYS, 9751 W. Terry St., (239) 947-9100. An 18-hole, 3,400-yard, par-61 executive course. Newly designed holes by Gordon Lewis. bonitafairways.com

HUNTERS RIDGE GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB, 12500 Hunters Ridge Drive, (239) 947-6467. An 18-hole, 6,636-yard championship course. huntersridge.net

RAPTOR BAY GOLF CLUB, 23001Coconut Point Resort Drive, (239) 390-4600. Ranked among the top 10 favorites by Gary Van Sickle, senior writer for Sports Illustrated. First resort course in the world to receive Audubon International’s Gold Signature Sanctuary Certification. raptorbaygolfclub.com

 

CAPE CORAL/PINE ISLAND

ALDEN PINES COUNTRY CLUB, 14261 Clubhouse Drive, Bokeelia, (239) 283-2179. A 5,663-yard, par-71 course with 18 holes. aldenpinesgolf.com

CORAL OAKS GOLF COURSE, 1800 NW 28th Ave., (239) 573-3100. An 18-hole, 6,623-yard, par-72 course. coraloaksgolf.com

HUNTER’S RUN EXECUTIVE GOLF COURSE, 1006 SE Fourth Place, (239) 574-4454. A nine-hole, 1,765-yard, par-30 course.

 

ESTERO

GRANDÉZZA GOLF CLUB, 11481 Grande Oak Blvd., (239) 948-3569. The course is defined by undulating greens, rolling fairways and sharp elevation changes. grandezzacc.com

MIROMAR LAKES GOLF CLUB, 18520 Miromar Lakes Blvd. W., (239) 482-7644. An 18-hole, 7,400-yard, par-72 Arthur Hills Signature championship course. miromarlakes.com

OLD CORKSCREW GOLF CLUB, 17320 Corkscrew Road, (239) 949-4700. A Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course and certified Silver Audubon International Signature Sanctuary. oldcorkscrew.com

PELICAN SOUND GOLF AND RIVER CLUB, 4561 Pelican Sound Blvd., (239) 948-4331. Three nine-hole courses ranging from 4,600 to 7,100 yards. pelicansoundgrc.com

STONEYBROOK GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB, 21251 Stoneybrook Golf Blvd., (239) 948-3933. An 18-hole, par-72, 7, 353-yard course. stoneybrookgolfestero.com

VILLAGES AT COUNTRY CREEK, 21131Country Creek Drive, (239) 947-3840. An 18-hole executive course.villagesatcountrycreek.org

 

FORT MYERS

COLONIAL COUNTRY CLUB, 9181 Independence Way, (239) 768-2825. An 18-hole, 7,537-yard, par-72 championship course. colonialgolfclub.com

CROSS CREEK COUNTRY CLUB, 13050 Cross Creek Blvd., (239) 768-1922. An 18-hole, semi-private executive course. crosscreekcountryclub.com

CROWN COLONY GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB, 8851 Colony Crown Blvd., (239) 590-9044. An 18-hole, Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary. crowncolonygcc.com

EAGLE RIDGE, 14589 Eagle Ridge Drive, (239) 768-1888. An 18-hole, 6,500-yard championship course with pro-shop and snack bar. playeagleridge.com

EASTWOOD GOLF COURSE, 4600 Bruce Herd Lane, (239) 321-7487. An 18-hole, 6,772-yard, par-72 course. cityftmyers.com/eastwood

FORT MYERS BEACH GOLF CLUB, 4200 Bay Beach Lane, Fort Myers Beach, (239) 463-5700. An 18-hole, 3,091-yard semi-private executive course. fmbgolfclub.com

FORT MYERS COUNTRY CLUB, 3591 McGregor Blvd., (239) 321-7488. Host to The Coors Open, a Pro-Am golf tournament that began in 1963. cityftmyers.com/countryclub

GATEWAY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, 11360 Championship Drive, (239) 561-1036. Hosts five major tournaments and 11 casual tournaments throughout the year. gatewaygolf.com

GOLFVIEW GOLF AND RACQUET CLUB, 14849 Hole-in-One Circle, (239) 489-2264. The low-handicap golfer may opt to drive across the 4.5-acre lake on four holes, while the less skilled can stay inland with shorter tee shots. golfview-grc.com

HERITAGE PALMS GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, 10420 Washingtonia Palm Way, (239) 278-9090. Two 18-hole championship courses. Voted Lee County’s No. 1 Country Club for Golf Course and Restaurant three years by subscribers of The News-Press in Fort Myers. hpgcc.com

THE HIDEAWAY COUNTRY CLUB, 5670 Trailwinds Drive, (239) 275-6232. An 18-hole, par-67, presidential-length, 5,002-yard course. Open to the public in summer. thehideawaygolf.com

LEXINGTON COUNTRY CLUB, 16257 Willow Crest Way, (239) 437-3380. Water hazards come into play on 17 holes. There are also 88 sand bunkers on the course. lexingtoncountryclub.com

RIVERBEND GOLF AND RIVER CLUB, 6270 Riverclub Court, (239) 240-8125. An 18-hole, semi-private, executive, par-60, 3,075-yard course. golfriverbendnow.com

SAN CARLOS GOLF CLUB, 7420 Constitution Circle, (239) 267-3131. An 18-hole, semi-private course. Practice facilities include an aqua driving range, pitching and chipping area, practice bunker and a large putting green. sancarlosgolfclub.com

TERRAVERDE COUNTRY CLUB, 17000 Terraverde Circle, Fort Myers. (239) 433-7733. Three nine-hole, 1,260-yard courses. terraverdecountryclub.net

 

NORTH FORT MYERS

DEL TURA GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB, 18621 N. Tamiami Trail, (239) 731-7814. A 27-hole, Presidential course. Amenities include a full-service restaurant and recently remodeled pro-shop. delturagolfclub.com

EL RIO GOLF CLUB, 1801 Skyline Drive, (239) 995-2204. An 18-hole, par-60, 3,004-yard executive course.

HERONS GLEN GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB, 2250 Avenida Del Vera, (239) 731-4520. An 18-hole, par-72, 6,375-yard semi-private course. hggcc.com

PELICAN PRESERVE GOLF CLUB, 9802 Pelican Reserve Blvd., (239) 985-1707. Twenty-seven holes of championship golf by renowned course architect Chip Powell. pelicanpreservelifestyles.com

SABAL SPRINGS GOLF AND RACQUET CLUB, 3347 Sabal Springs Blvd., (239) 731-0101. Semi-private, 18-hole, 3,279-yard, par-60 course.

 

SANIBEL/CAPTIVA ISLANDS

CAPTIVA ISLAND GOLF CLUB at South Seas Island Resort, 5400 Plantation Road, (866) 565-5089. A Gulf-side, nine-hole, 1,394-yard, par-27 course open to guests of the resort. southseas.com

THE DUNES GOLF CLUB, 949 Sandcastle Road, (239) 472-2535. An 18-hole, par-70, 5,570-yard course. dunesgolfsanibel.com

SANIBEL ISLAND GOLF CLUB, 1100 Par View Drive, (239) 472-2626. An 18-hole, par-70, semi-private course. beachviewgolfclub.com

 

Tennis

 

MARCO ISLAND

THE CITY OF MARCO ISLAND RACQUET CENTER, 1275 San Marco Road, (239) 394-5454. Two hard-surface courts and six Har-Tru clay courts, all lighted. Two indoor racquetball courts. cityofmarcoisland.com

 

NAPLES

ARTHUR L. ALLEN TENNIS CENTER, 735 Eighth St. S., (239) 213-3060. Twelve lighted Hydro-grid Har-Tru courts. Leagues, clinics, lessons and other social events available to all. allentenniscenter.com

EAST NAPLES COMMUNITY PARK, 3500 Thomasson Drive, (239) 793-4414. Eight lighted clay tennis courts, two lighted racquetball courts, soccer and softball fields, walking trail, lighted skate park, roller hockey rink and community center. colliergov.net

GOLDEN GATE COMMUNITY PARK, 3300 Santa Barbara Blvd., (239) 252-6128. Four lighted tennis and racquetball courts, baseball and soccer/football fields, playground, paved fitness trail, boat ramp, bocce and shuffleboard courts. colliergov.net

MARY C. WATKINS TENNIS CENTER, 851 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., (239) 435-4351. Six Har-Tru clay courts and pro shop. naplesbeachhotel.com

THE NAPLES COMMUNITY TENNIS CENTER. 5450 YMCA Road, (239) 0383. Ten lighted Har-Tru tennis courts and full-service pro shop operated by Naples Community Tennis. naplescommunitytennis.com

VETERANS COMMUNITY PARK, 1895 Veterans Park Drive, (239) 566-2367. Four lighted tennis courts, four racquetball courts and more. colliergov.net

VINEYARDS COMMUNITY PARK, 6231 Arbor Blvd., (239) 353-9669. Four lighted, comfort-cushioned tennis courts and four racquetball courts. Hosts ralleyball for kids. colliergov.net

 

FORT MYERS

BAY OAKS RECREATION CENTER, 2731 Oak Road, Fort Myers Beach, (239) 765-4222. Four outdoor tennis courts operated by the town of Fort Myers Beach. leeparks.org

BROOKS COMMUNITY PARK, 50 South Road, off U.S. 41 just south of Page Field, (239) 229-1610. Four tennis courts at a 10-acre park. Dawn to dusk daily.

FORT MYERS RACQUET CLUB, 1700 Matthew Drive, (239) 931-0015. Eight lighted clay courts, two hard courts, club house with snack bar.

RUTENBERG COMMUNITY PARK, 6500 South Pointe Blvd., (239) 229-1610. Eight tennis courts on a 40-acre park. Baseball and football.

WA-KE HATCHEE PARK RECREATION CENTER, 16760 Bass Road, (239) 432-2154. Four tennis courts, four pickle ball courts, dog park, playground and pavilion.

 

SANIBEL/CAPTIVA ISLANDS

BEACHVIEW TENNIS CLUB, 1100 Par View Drive, (239) 472-9099. Five Hydro-grid courts, pro-shop. beachviewgolfclub.com

THE DUNES TENNIS CLUB, 949 Sandcastle Road, (239) 472-3522. Seven Har-Tru courts, clinics, full-service pro shop, weekly tournaments. dunesgolfsanibel.com/tennis

 

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