2023 Visitors' Guidebook

Golf, Tennis + Water Fun

BY September 1, 2023
Couple kayaking
Cruise local preserves on a guided kayak tour, with groups like Rising Tide Explorers in Naples or CGT Kayaks in Bonita Springs. (Getty Image)

The Gulf’s waterways are teeming with opportunities to fish, wakeboard, waterski and boat; and the year-round sunny skies make for excellent conditions to tee off or play a round of doubles. From golfing to tennis to fishing, around here, you can’t miss. Call or check the organizations’ websites for the latest information.




Port Charlotte/Punta Gorda


Boat Charters, Watersports & Marinas


Fantasea Scuba

3762 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, (941) 627-3888. The operator offers dive courses, equipment rentals and service, plus charters and trips.



Paddle Me Happy

4500 Boulevard, Port Charlotte, (941) 699-6982. Launched in 2022, the tour company offers single and tandem kayak and stand-up paddle board rentals.



Punta Gorda Fly Fishing Charters

(941) 628-7895. Capt. Michael Manis fly fishes through the mangroves and grass flats of Pine Island Sound, Boca Grande and between Matlacha and Punta Gorda.



Smoke & Roses Private Sailing Charters

140 Leland St. S.E., Port Charlotte, (605) 366-7673. Charter this 47-foot sailing catamaran.





Heritage Landing Golf & Country Club

14611 Heritage Landing Blvd., Punta Gorda, (941) 347-2222. The 18-hole course, remastered by Gordon Lewis, features a pro shop and practice facilities.



Kings Gate Golf Club

24000 Rampart Blvd., Port Charlotte, (941) 625-0680. The gated, 55+ community features an 18-hole executive course.



Riverwood Golf Club

4100 Riverwood Drive, Port Charlotte, (941) 764-6661. The Gene Bates-designed par-72 championship course features a heavily wooded front nine and wetlands in the back.



Twin Isles Country Club

301 Madrid Blvd., Punta Gorda, (941) 637-1232. The club is home to a 6,722-yard, par-72, 18-hole golf course, plus Har-Tru clay and Deco-Turf all-weather tennis courts.



Tennis & Pickleball


Gilchrist Park

400 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda, (941) 575-3394. This park along Charlotte Harbor has tennis, pickleball and basketball courts; a playground; fishing pier; and picnic shelters.



Harold Avenue Regional Park

23400 Harold Ave., Port Charlotte, (941) 627-1074. The center features tennis, pickleball and volleyball, as well as picnic and grill areas.



Pickleplex of Punta Gorda

26300 Airport Road, Punta Gorda. Located at Florida SouthWestern State College, the destination offers 24 regulation courts—including a new championship court— with bleachers.



South County Regional Park Recreation Center

670 Cooper St., Punta Gorda. (941) 505-8686. Amenities include lit areas for basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis and pickleball.





Everglades City


Boat Charters, Watersports & Marinas


Capt. Mike Merritt’s Native Guide Service

Various locations, (561) 252-4324. An Everglades City native takes you on a 22-foot Pathfinder.



Everglades Adventures Kayak & Eco Tours

605 Buckner Ave. N., (239) 294-8456. The outfitter offers kayak and canoe rentals, plus tours of the Everglades, including a package with the Ivey House Everglades Adventures Hotel.



Everglades Fishing Charters

406 N Storter Ave. N., (239) 695-2029. Florida native Capt. Becky Campbell has more than 50 years of experience.



Everglades Florida Adventures

815 Oyster Bar Lane, S.R. 29, (855) 793-5542. Enjoy family fun kayaking or on a boat tour.



Everglades Old Time Charters

409 Copeland Ave N., (239) 241-1482. Explore Ten Thousand Islands and Everglades National Park.



Tight Line Fishin’ Charters

Various locations. Hit the water with an eighth-generation Chokoloskee native, Capt. Scout Morris, on a 22-foot Sea Chaser.



Marco Island


Boat Charters, Watersports & Marinas


Breakwater Adventures

149 S Barfield Drive, (305) 902-4772. The captains offer private boat tours, plus wakeboarding, tubing and shelling.



Dolphin Explorer

951 Bald Eagle Drive, (239) 642-6899. Cruise the Gulf on an eco-tour on this 47-foot catamaran that brings you up close with dolphins.



Key West Express

951 Bald Eagle Drive, (239) 463-5733. Running to and from Key West, air-conditioned boats with a full bar depart from Fort Myers Beach and Marco Island.



Marco Island Princess

951 Bald Eagle Drive, (239) 642-5415. Sunset, nature and history cruises are available.



Marco Island Water Sports

400 S. Collier Blvd., 600 S. Collier Blvd., 560 S. Collier Blvd., (239) 642-2359. Eco-tours are available, plus parasailing, paddle boards, banana boats and WaveRunners.



The Marina at Factory Bay

1081 Bald Eagle Drive, (239) 389-2929. Find 72 large short- or long-term boat slips and a clubhouse with Wi-Fi, laundry, showers and ice.



Scuba Marco

1141 Bald Eagle Drive, (239) 389-7889. A full-service dive shop offers certifications, trips and equipment.





Hammock Bay Golf Club

1370 Borghese Lane, (239) 389-6600. The club features an Audubon gold-certified, 18-hole, par-72 championship course designed by Peter Jacobsen and Jim Hardy.



The Rookery at Marco

3433 Club Center Blvd., (239) 389-6600. This 18-hole, 7,100-yard course was recently re-designed by acclaimed golf course designers Peter Jacobsen and Jim Hardy.




City of Marco Island Racquet Center

1275 San Marco Road, (239) 394-5454. The center offers lighted, hard-surface courts and clay courts, plus indoor racquetball courts.





Boat Charters, Watersports & Marinas


All Water Excursions

Various locations, (239) 594-0213. The company offers sunset charters, eco-tours, fishing excursions, luxury charters and party boats.



Bayfront Marina

Goodlette Frank Road and U.S. 41, (239) 434-2300. The marina offers short-term or long-term dockage, with 33 slips for crafts up to 40 feet, plus restaurants and shops.



Cool Beans Cruises

377 Capri Blvd., (239) 777-0020. Book a private catamaran charter.



Corey Billie’s Airboat Rides

20610 Tamiami Trail E., (239) 389-7433. A native Seminole guide tours you through a 200-acre private piece of the Glades.



Grand Slam Light Tackle Sportfishing

550 Port O Call Way, (239) 571-2878. Capt. Will Geraghty offers backcountry and offshore fishing charters.



Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club

7065 Hamilton Ave., (239) 775-0506. Near Rookery Bay, this boathouse can hold 325 boats up to 55 feet long. The yacht club is Clean and Resilient Marina Program-approved, and features a public fuel dock and a bait shop.



Island Sailing Naples

800 12th Ave. S., (239) 398-1483. Here, you can charter a sailboat.



Manatee Sightseeing Eco-Tourism Adventure

525 Newport Drive, (239) 642-8818. Manatee sightings are guaranteed on this covered boat ride.



Mangrove Outfitters Fly Shop

1947 Davis Blvd., (239) 793-3370. Backcountry fishing guides operate out of the full-service fly shop.



Ms. B. Haven Fishing & Eco Charters

550 Port O Call Way, (239) 825-4292. Offers inshore and offshore fishing and eco-tours.



Naples Bay Resort & Marina

1500 Fifth Ave. S., (239) 530-5134. The marina has 97 slips, a fuel dock, boat rentals, overnight boat dockage, and a ship’s store and boutique.



Naples Beach Water Sports

280 Vanderbilt Beach Road., (239) 572-2953. Parasailing, paddle boards, banana boats and WaveRunners are available.



Naples City Dock

880 12th Ave. S., (239) 213-3070. Docks can accommodate 30- to 60-foot vessels. Fuel dock, restrooms, bait and ice; ship’s store and trolley service.



Naples Nantucket Yacht Group

850 Central Avenue, Suite 110, (239) 331-6868. Book private charters on yachts like the 95-foot Sunseeker.



Naples Princess

550 Port-O-Call Way, (239) 649-2275. See Port Royal or watch the sunset aboard a 105-foot yacht.



Nauti Exposures

(239) 313-1024. This mobile kayak rental company also offers tours.



Port of Naples Marina

550 Port-O-Call Way, (239) 774-0479. In addition to a tackle shop, food and space for events, the marina offers boat rentals and cruise charters.



Pure Florida

1200 Fifth Ave. S., (239) 263-4949. Book a sightseeing or sunset cruise aboard the Double Sunshine; go deep-sea or backwater calm bay fishing; take a dolphin, eco- or island shelling-tour; rent a jet ski or deck boat; or enjoy a private charter.



Rising Tide Explorers

1295 Capri Blvd., (239) 734-3231. Join the area’s only biologist-guided kayak and boat tours to explore the estuary in the Rookery Bay Research Reserve. Paddle through mangrove tunnels, watch birds return to roost during a Southwest Florida sunset and find unique shells on remote beaches. Kayak rentals are available, with free delivery, to explore on your own.



Scuba Outfitters of Naples

950 Third Ave. N., (239) 280-5500. This five-star PADI TecRec Dive Center offers dive education and equipment.




971 Creech Road, (239) 434-7477. The dive shop offers scuba training and equipment rentals.



South Bay Marina

179 South Bay Drive, Suite 4, (239) 597-2063. This marina has fuel, bait, tackle, concessions, boat rentals and charters.



Sweet Liberty

880 12th Ave. S., Located in Crayton Cove in Old Naples at the Naples City Dock, (239) 793-3525. Beachcombing, dolphin tours, sunset cruises, cocktail cruises and eco-tours are available on a 53-foot catamaran.





Bear’s Paw Country Club

2500 Golden Gate Parkway, (239) 263-3007. The award-winning 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature championship course features amenities like a clubhouse and fitness center.



Bonita Bay Club Naples

3700 Wildwood Blvd., (239) 353-5100. The club is home to two Tom Fazio-designed Audubon International Signature golf courses.



Club Pelican Bay

707 Gulf Park Drive, (239) 597-2105. The club features a 27-hole, par 36 championship course, plus a practice facility and adult leagues.



The Club at Mediterra

15755 Corso Mediterra Circle, (239) 254-3000. At the Audubon International Silver Signature Sanctuary-certified golf club, you’ll find Tom Fazio-designed courses, plus tennis, bocce, pickleball, wellness facilities and a private beach.



Cypress Woods Golf & Country Club

3525 Northbrooke Drive, (239) 593-3392. The club features a par-72, Gordon Lewis-designed, 18-hole course and pro shop.



Eagle Creek Golf & Country Club

11 Cypress View Drive, (239) 793-0500. The golf community sits on 300 acres with an award-winning course.



Glen Eagle Golf & Country Club

1403 Glen Eagle Blvd., (239) 354-3167. The club features a Gordon Lewis-designed, par-70 course.



Grey Oaks Country Club

2400 Grey Oaks Drive N., (239) 262-5550. The club is home to three championship courses, a 30,000-square-foot wellness center, tennis, pickleball and bocce.



LaPlaya Golf Club

333 Palm River Blvd., (239) 254-5001. The 18-hole, par-72, 6,902-yard course is at LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort.



Lely Resort Golf & Country Club

8004 Lely Resort Blvd., (239) 793-2600. Has three championship courses.



Naples Grande Golf Club

7335 Premier Drive, (239) 659-3700. The club features private instruction from 2021 South Florida PGA Teacher of the Year Mark Durland.



Naples Lakes Country Club

4784 Naples Lakes Blvd., (239) 919-1150. The club offers an Arnold Palmer Signature Course with six sets of tees ranging from 4,516 yards to 6,708 yards.



The Old Collier Golf Club

790 Main House Drive, (239) 254-7240. Designed by Tom Fazio, this course has 18 holes of lush greens mixed in with 267 acres of wildlife sanctuary.



Pelican Marsh Golf Club

1810 Persimmon Drive, (239) 597-3000. This is a challenging, award-winning golf course and certified Audubon Sanctuary.



Tiburón Golf Club

2620 Tiburón Drive, (239) 593-2200. The lauded club features two Greg Norman-designed, 18-hole courses and hosts the annual QBE Shootout, CME Tour Championship and the Chubb Classic events.



TPC Treviso Bay

9800 Trevis Bay Blvd., (239) 302-5738. The 18-hole course features 7,367 yards of lush greens, plus PGA TOUR-designed practice facilities.



Vanderbilt Country Club

8250 Danbury Blvd., (239) 348-2662. This par-72, 18-hole championship golf course was re-designed by Kipp Schulties.



Wilderness Country Club

101 Clubhouse Drive, (239) 261-6060. The Arthur Hills-designed, 18-hole course joins a clubhouse and tennis facilities.



Tennis & Pickleball


Arthur L. Allen Tennis Center

735 Eighth Ave. S., (239) 213-3060. The center features 12 lighted Hydro-grid Har-Tru courts and leagues, clinics and lessons.



East Naples Community Park

3500 Thomasson Drive, (239) 252-4414. Home to the Minto US OPEN Pickleball Championships, the park offers 64 pickleball, racquetball and basketball courts.



Emilio Sanchez Academy Florida

2035 Sanchez-Casal Way, (239) 263-1818. The tennis academy houses 38 tennis courts and a club.



Naples Grande Tennis Club

475 Seagate Drive, (239) 597-3232. Ranked as one of the top 50 tennis resorts in the world, the club hosts 15 championship courses with instruction from Naples Tennis Academy.



Pelican Bay Community Park

764 Vanderbilt Beach Road, (239) 598-3025. The park has lighted clay tennis and racquetball courts.



Veterans Community Park

1895 Veterans Park Drive, (239) 252-4682. The park features 14 pickleball courts, plus lighted bocce, tennis and racquetball courts.



Vineyards Community Park

6231 Arbor Blvd. W., (239) 252-4105. Here, you will find comfort-cushioned tennis courts.





Bonita Springs


Boat Charters, Watersports & Marinas


Bonita Bay Marina

27598 Marina Pointe Drive, (239) 495-3222. Located on the Imperial River, the marina features a waterfront restaurant open in season, boat lifts, dry boat storage, a fuel dock, and a fully stocked ship’s store.



Big Hickory Seafood Grille & Marina

26107 Hickory Blvd., (239) 992-0991. The marina features pontoon boats, kayaks, bait, supplies, fuel and slips, and is the landing site for the Great Calusa Blueway canoe and kayak paddling trail. Temporarily Closed.



Bonita Jet Ski & Parasail

27890 Hickory Blvd., (239) 399-5277. Find jet skis, chairs, cabanas, umbrellas, paddleboards, kayaks, parasailing and jet ski dolphin tours.



CGT Kayaks, Inc

27300 Old 41 Road, (239) 221-8218. The outfitter specializes in Imperial River paddling and offers kayak, SUP rentals and guided tours.



Ebb-N-Flow SUP Tours & Rentals

4279 Bonita Beach Road S.W., (239) 221-7853. Arrange SUP, kayak or bike rentals, or book tours of Turkey Bay. Also services Naples.



Get Hooked Charter Fishing

27598 Marina Pointe Drive, (239) 691-1464. Capt. Matt DeAngelis offers inshore saltwater fishing.



Cruise Fish Dive

28811 South Tamiami Trail, Suite 3, (239) 592-1200. The company offers narrated boat cruises in a mangrove estuary, kayak and canoe rentals, fishing charters, helicopter tours, dive certifications and scuba trips.



Paddle Naples Tours & Rentals

Estero Blvd., (239) 301-8888. Launch from Big Hickory Island in Estero Bay for guided kayak, stand-up paddleboard and fishing tours, and rentals.



Sweetwater Adventures

27598 Marina Pointe Drive, (239) 405-7155. Near the Imperial River; here, you can partake in sightseeing and fishing.





Bonita Bay Club

26660 Country Club Drive, (239) 495-0200. The club features multiple 18-hole, par-72 certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary courses designed by Arthur Hills and Tom Fazio, Har-Tru tennis courts, gel-surface pickleball courts and a championship croquet court.



Bonita Fairways Golf Club

26740 Sammoset Way, (239) 947-9100. The club features an 18-hole, par-61 executive course designed by Gordon Lewis.



The Colony Golf & Country Club

4101 Pelican Colony Blvd., (239) 390-4700. Former U.S. OPEN champion Jerry Pate designed the 18-hole, par-72 championship course.



Hunters Ridge Golf & Country Club

28400 Hunters Ridge Blvd., (239) 992-4900. This private club has an 18-hole championship course.



Palmira Golf Club

28501 Matteotti View, (239) 949-4466. Designed by Gordon Lewis, this 27-hole private course allows members to choose their own difficulties when playing.



Saltleaf Golf Preserve

23001 Coconut Point Resort Drive, (239) 390-4600. Formerly Raptor Bay Golf Club, this newly renovated course balances 144 acres of native vegetation and aquatic preserves.



Spanish Wells Golf & Country Club

9801 Treasure Cay Lane, (239) 992-5522. This club features 27 holes of championship golf courses designed by Gordon Lewis and Bruce Howard. It also offers Har-Tru tennis courts, bocce courts, pickleball lessons and a
fitness center.



Tennis & Pickleball


Peak Performance Pickleball Academy

27200 Kent Road, (239) 333-1668. Co-owned by US OPEN champion Simone Jardim, the academy offers lessons, clinics, and day camps at the Bonita Springs YMCA.



Pelican Landing Tennis Center

24501 Walden Center Drive, (239) 947-5977. The center features 12 renovated Har-Tru courts.



The Club at Barefoot Beach

105 Shell Drive, (239) 992-0024. The full-service beach club features two Har-Tru tennis courts.



Cape Coral/Pine Island


Boat Charters, Watersports & Marinas


Southwest Florida Yachts Inc.

5991 Silver King Blvd., Suite 108, (239) 257-2788. Charter a yacht or learn at this American Sailing Association certification facility, which features courses in powerboat and sailing instruction.



Gulf Coast Kayak

3916 Ceitus Parkway, (239) 283-1125. Embark on kayak and SUP rentals, tours and fishing excursions. Previously based in Matlacha, the business is temporarily operating from Serenia Kayak Launch.





Alden Pines Country Club

14261 Clubhouse Drive, Bokeelia, (239) 283-2179. The only golf course on Pine Island has a par-71 course with 18 holes. Currently Closed.



Coral Oaks Golf Course

1800 NW. 28th Ave., Cape Coral, (239) 573-3100. The public course features one of the largest practice facilities in the area.



Tennis & Pickleball


Camelot Park

1718 SW. 52 Terrace, Cape Coral, (239) 573-3100. This 6.4-acre park offers tennis and pickleball courts, horseshoe pits, a playground and picnic shelters.



Joe Stonis Park

3444 Ceitus Parkway, Cape Coral, (239) 573-3128. The 7-acre park features tennis, pickleball and shuffleboard courts.





Boat Charters, Watersports & Marinas


Estero River Outfitters

20991 S. Tamiami Trail, (239) 992-4050. With this company, you can canoe, kayak or paddleboard along the Estero River.





Breckenridge Golf & Tennis Club

20091 Wimbleton Court, (239) 992-5959. The club features an 18-hole, par-3 golf course, lighted Har-Tru tennis and pickleball courts.



The Club at Grandézza

11481 Grande Oak Blvd., (239) 948-3569. The club features a par-72 course with rolling fairways.



Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club

18520 Miromar Lakes Blvd. W., (239) 425-2340. This is an 18-hole, 7,100-yard, par-72 Arthur Hills Signature course.



Old Corkscrew Golf Club

17320 Corkscrew Road, (239) 949-4700. The Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course is certified as an Audubon International Silver Signature member.



Pelican Sound Golf & River Club

4561 Pelican Sound Blvd., (239) 948-4331. The club’s 27-hole private courses range from 4,600 to 7,100 yards.



Shadow Wood Country Club

22801 Oakwilde Blvd., (239) 992-6000. The private club features three championship courses, Har-Tru tennis courts, bocce ball courts and clubhouses.



Stoneybrook Golf Club

21251 Stoneybrook Golf Blvd., (239) 948-3933. The 18-hole, par-72 course is 7,353 yards long.



Villages at Country Creek

21180 Country Creek Drive, (239) 947-3840. The 3,871-yard, par-61, 18-hole course was designed by Gordon Lewis.



West Bay Club

4606 West Bay Blvd., (239) 444-2310. The 18-hole Pete and P.B. Dye-designed golf course also features a tennis center.



Wildcat Run Golf & Country Club

20300 Country Club Drive, (239) 947-6066. The club features an 18-hole, par-72 Arnold Palmer-designed golf course and Har-Tru tennis courts.



Tennis & Pickleball


The Club at Rapallo

8551 Via Rapallo Drive, (239) 949-3347. Located at Coconut Point, the club features a tennis center.



Estero Park & Recreation Center

9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd., (239) 533-1470. Find nine indoor pickleball courts.



Fort Myers


Boat Charters, Watersports & Marinas


Ace Performer

16842 McGregor Blvd., (239) 565-4860. Kayak, paddle board, windsurfing, wing foil and kiteboarding lessons, rentals and equipment sales. Ask about wearable, swimmable mermaid tails.



Adventures in Paradise

14341 Port Comfort Road, (239) 472-8443. Find eco-tours, dolphin watching, sunset cruises and fishing, plus trolley access.



Calusa Fishing Adventures

17543 Taylor Drive, (941) 677-3474. Capt. Mark Yimin leads custom inshore and night fishing.



Capt. Paul Hobby Fishing Charters

13371 Electron Drive, (239) 850-2088. The charter specializes in light tackle and fly-fishing for snook, redfish and tarpon.



Endless Summer Charters

14341 Port Comfort Road, (239) 610-5173. The company offers back-bay, inshore and offshore charters, eco-tours, sightseeing tours and sunset cruises.



Gaea Guides—Guided Kayak Nature Tours

Five locations to launch from, (239) 694-5513. Certified Florida Master Naturalists lead clinics and bird, manatee, full moon, sunset kayak tours.



Gulf Coast Kayak

4120 Pine Island Road, (239) 283-1125. Kayak through the Matlacha Pass Aquatic Preserve on the Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail.



Kayak Excursions

17950 John Morris Road, (239) 788-0173. The kayak and SUP company offers paddle rentals and sales, tours, lessons and fishing.



J.C. Cruises

1300 Hendry St., (239) 334-7474. Hop on a triple-deck paddle wheeler on the Caloosahatchee River.



The Marina at Edison Ford

2360 W. First St., (239) 895-7703. The marina offers 45 public slips, pump-out services, electrical hook-ups, showers and restrooms. There’s also a Pinchers restaurant. Temporarily Closed.



Offshore Sailing School

6338 Presidential Court, Suite 201, (888) 454-7015. Find beginner to advanced cruising, coastal navigation, liveaboard cruising, offshore sailing and more.



Royal Shell Port Sanibel Marina

14341 Port Comfort Road, (239) 437-1660. The marina offers 95 stationary docks, dry storage, a ship’s store, a boardwalk, and canoe and kayak tours. There are also showers, laundry and a restaurant onsite.



Marriott Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa

17260 Harbour Pointe Drive, (239) 466-4000. The harbor has boat slips, WaveRunner, canoe and kayak rentals, dolphin adventure tours and dinner cruises on the Sanibel Harbour Princess.



Scubavice Diving Center

12600 McGregor Blvd., (239) 481-4733. The center specializes in scuba instruction, snorkel lessons, service, sales and rentals.



SkyHigh Jetpacks & Flyboards

17590 East St., (239) 699-2487. Hover above the water with a flying hoverboard or water-powered jet pack.



Manatee Kayaking Company

10901 Palm Beach Blvd., (239) 913-9993. The two-hour tour travels down the Orange River for an up-close look at manatees.





The Club at Renaissance

12801 Renaissance Way, (239) 561-4170. The private club features an 18-hole golf course designed by Arthur Hills and championship red clay tennis courts, as well as pickleball courts and bocce ball courts.



Colonial Country Club

9181 Independence Way, (239) 747-0035. The club has an 18-hole, par-72 championship course.



The Golf Club at Crown Colony

8851 Crown Colony Blvd., (239) 933-6623. This is an 18-hole, certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.



Cypress Lake Golf Club

6767 Winkler Road, (239) 481-1333. The member-owned club features one of the area’s oldest private golf courses, designed in 1959 by Dick Wilson and renovated in 2017.



Del Tura Golf & Country Club

18621 N. Tamiami Trail, (239) 731-7814. The club offers a 27-hole presidential course, a pro shop and an onsite restaurant.



Eastwood Golf Course

4600 Bruce Herd Lane, (239) 321-7487. The course, which includes a driving range and practice green, is located only 15 minutes from Southwest Florida International Airport.



The Forest Country Club

6100 Club Blvd. SW, (239) 482-8378. The club features two tree-lined courses punctuated by lakes and streams and a renovated clubhouse.



Fort Myers Country Club

3591 McGregor Blvd., (239) 321-7488. The club’s course has been open since 1917 and hosts the Yuengling Open, a pro-am golf tournament that began in 1963.



Golfview Golf & Racquet Club

14849 Hole-in-One Circle, (239) 489-2264. Golfers can drive across the 4.5-acre lake on four holes or stay inland with shorter tee shots.



Heritage Palms Golf & Country Club

10420 Washingtonia Palm Way, (239) 278-9090. Play on two 18-hole championship courses.



Gulf Harbour Yacht & Country Club

14500 Vista River Drive, (239) 433-5111. One of Fort Myers’ most prestigious country clubs has an 18-hole championship golf course; eight Hydro-Grid clay courts; a wellness center, with a spa and salon; casual and formal waterfront dining; and a deep-water marina.



Herons Glen Golf & Country Club

2250 Herons Glen Blvd., (239) 731-4520. The club has a recently renovated 18-hole course by Ron Garl.



The Hideaway Country Club

5670 Trailwinds Drive, (239) 275-6232. The club features an 18-hole, par-67 course that is open to the public in summer.



The Landings Yacht, Golf & Tennis Club

4425 S. Landings Drive, Suite 100, (239) 482-3211. Located on 250 acres of riverfront, the club features an 18-hole, 3,078-yard golf course, lighted Har-Tru tennis courts and a full-service marina.



Lexington Country Club

16257 Willowcrest Way, (239) 437-3380. Kipp Schulties designed the private course with water hazards, large greens and enhanced



Pelican Preserve Golf Club

9802 Pelican Preserve Blvd., (239) 985-1647. Here you’ll find 27 holes of championship golf by renowned course architect Chip Powell.



Sabal Springs Golf & Racquet Club

3410 Clubview Drive, (239) 731-0101. Enjoy play on this semi-private, 18-hole, 3,274-yard, par-60 course.



San Carlos Golf Club

7420 Constitution Circle, 267-3131. This is an 18-hole, semi-private course with an aqua driving range, pitching and chipping area, a putting green and PGA professional instruction available.



Shell Point Golf Club

17500 On Par Blvd., (239) 433-9790. The club features a Gordon Lewis-designed 18-hole course.



Terraverde Country Club

17000 Terraverde Circle, (239) 433-7733. The club has a nine-hole, 1,260-yard course.



Tennis & Pickleball


Fort Myers Racquet Club

1700 Matthew Drive, (239) 980-7116. It offers eight lighted tennis courts at the Sam Fleishman Regional Sports Complex.



Rutenberg Community Park

6500 South Pointe Blvd., (239) 340-0397. The 40-acre park features eight tennis courts.



Wa-Ke Hatchee Park Recreation Center

16760 Bass Road, (239) 432-2154. The center offers tennis and pickleball courts, plus a dog park, playground and pavilion.



Fort Myers Beach


Boat Charters, Watersports & Marinas


Captain Tony’s Fishing Adventures

18800 San Carlos Blvd., (239) 980-1064. Book night, full-day and half-day charters.



Estero Island Parasail

Multiple locations, (239) 887-0095. Find flights for first-timers and for thrill-seekers.



Excursions Marina

18450 San Carlos Blvd., (239) 297-7011. This new location includes a full marina, offering kayak and paddleboard rentals, lessons and tours, plus boat rentals, excursions, tiki cruises, sailing trips and private charters, including inshore fishing.



Gulf Star Marina

708 Fishermans Wharf, (239) 463-9552. Opened in 2020 and said to be the first smart marina in the U.S., the facility offers high-tech, automated dry storage for boats up to 40 feet.



Fish Tale Marina

7225 Estero Blvd., (813) 295-4387. The marina offers dry or wet storage, ship’s store, rentals and charters.



Mid-Island Water Sports

Multiple locations, (239) 765-0965. Located at the Sandpiper Gulf and Wyndham resorts, the center offers JetSki and SUP rentals, parasailing and WaveRunner dolphin tours. Temporarily Closed.



Ranalli Parasail

61 Avenue C, (239) 565-5700. Find parasailing and WaveRunner dolphin tours, cabana and umbrella rentals.



Rebel Water Sports

1010 Estero Blvd., (239) 677-6782. Book dolphin tours, WaveRunners or banana boat rides. Temporarily Closed.



Salty Sam’s Marina

2500 Main St., (239) 463-7333. The marina offers waterfront dining, fishing and sailing charters, a daily Key West Express ferry, boat rentals, fuel, dockage, a ship’s store, service, storage and repair.



Snook Bight Marina

4765 Estero Blvd., (239) 221-2800. Find dry storage, rental boats, repairs and maintenance.



Sanibel/Captiva Islands


Note: Many locales on Sanibel and Captiva were affected by Hurricane Ian. Call for latest info.


Boat Charters, Watersports & Marinas


Captiva Cruises

11401 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, (239) 472-5300. Find daily trips to places like Cabbage Key and Useppa Island, plus sunset, shelling, dolphin and wildlife cruises and private charters.



Jensen’s Twin Palm Marina & Cottage

15107 Captiva Drive, Captiva, (833) 668-7768. The full-service marina includes boat rentals, charters, water taxi and historic guest cottages. Temporarily Closed.



The Marina at ’Tween Waters

15951 Captiva Drive, Captiva, (800) 223-5865. The marina offers dockage, charter boats and kayaking excursions, plus canoe, kayak and bicycle rentals.



Sanibel Marina

634 N. Yachtsman Drive, Sanibel (239) 472-2723. The full-service designated Clean Marina offers charters, rentals and an onsite restaurant.



YOLO Watersports

11534 Andy Rosse Lane, Captiva, (239) 472-9656. Find tubing, WaveRunners, flyboarding, paddleboarding and parasailing, plus rentals for sailboats, SUP, surfboards and beach equipment.





Captiva Course

South Seas Island Resort, 5400 Plantation Road, Captiva, (866) 565-5089. The Gulfside, nine-hole, 1,394-yard, par-27 course was designed by Chip Powell and features a pro shop. Temporarily Closed.



The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club

949 Sand Castle Road, Sanibel, (239) 472-2535. The club features pickleball courts, Har-Tru tennis courts, driving range and newly regrassed fairways.



Sanibel Island Golf Club

1100 Par View Drive, Sanibel, (239) 822-1012. The club includes an 18-hole, par-70, semi-private course.


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