Southwest Florida Golf Course Communities
As the self-proclaimed “Golf Capital of the World,” Naples’ assertion is far more than an eager boast according to a 2013 report that ranked it #1 in the United States for the most golf holes per capita: approximately 212 people per hole. Add seventh ranked Fort Myers/Bonita Springs/Estero with 393 people per hole, and it’s easy to see why Southwest Florida is a veritable mecca for golf enthusiasts. Florida’s love of golf is steeped in rich history. With courses dating back to the early 1900s and a boom in the 1930s, Florida’s golf history is thought to be among the oldest in the nation. While some of the original Southwest Florida courses like the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club and the Fort Myers Country Club remain intact, albeit modernized, the industry has experienced a significant shift in the design and construction of golf courses as well as an additional key element: communities.
Modern Golf CommunitiesNo longer just an 18-hole course, today’s courses are surrounded by gated communities that feature posh country clubs, estate homes, hi-rise condos, and attractive amenities like tennis courts, pools, spas, beach clubs and marinas. With 185 golf communities throughout the Southwest Florida region, avid and casual golfers alike can find a home on a golf course that suits their preferences. There are many factors that go into choosing a golf community, including whether you want a membership included in the price of your home (bundled), or you prefer to pay an additional initiation fee for an optional membership (Private Equity/Non-Equity). Additional factors include the type of home you’re looking for as well as amenities you want in your gated community. If you’re interested in a golf home, call the Link Team at (239) 357-5058 or contact us online to get your search started.
This information including, but not limited to, any information about the size or area of lots, structures, or living space such as room dimensions, square footage calculations, or acreage is believed to be accurate, but is not warranted or guaranteed. This information should be independently verified before any person enters into a transaction based upon it.