There are many reasons why vacationers from around the country flock to the shores of Sanibel and Captiva Islands every year. The weather is great no matter the season, there are plenty of outdoor parks for the entire family to enjoy, numerous places to grab a sweet treat, and the area maintains a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Regardless of what you like to do while on vacation, you’re sure to find it just minutes away from any of our Sanibel Island rentals.
If you want to get in touch with nature, you could head down to the beach or visit a local nature preserve. However, one of the most exciting ways to get outdoors is to get involved with Sanibel Island golf!
There are quite a few courses on the islands themselves or just a short drive away that will help you perfect your golf game regardless of your skill level. During your stay in one of our Sanibel vacation rentals, visit at least one of these golf courses near Sanibel Island.
Sanibel and Captiva Island Golf Courses
Dunes Golf and Tennis Club
The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club offers a breathtaking 18-hole championship course situated in the middle of an Audubon Society-protected wildlife preserve. It simply doesn’t get more picturesque than this! When you want to experience this unique golfing opportunity for yourself, you’ll be able to book your tee time five days in advance; tee times are available from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Depending on the season, rates can vary from $64 to $175. After you’ve finished your game, come inside and enjoy a delicious bite to eat at The Dunes’ clubhouse.
Although the course is open to the public, you may consider becoming a member if you plan to be in the area a lot. Are you staying for the summer? A single membership will cost you $699. Experience the Dunes Golf and Tennis Club at 949 Sand Castle Road on Sanibel Island.
The Sanctuary Golf Club
Calling itself “Sanibel Island’s Premier Lifestyle Club,” The Sanctuary Golf Club sits right within the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, giving you a unique and picturesque landscape to enjoy as you navigate the course. The course was designed by Arthur Hills and offers over 6,600 yards for you to try to master. After your game, taste the culinary stylings of Chef Derek Bryner in the Clubhouse. Enjoy a casual meal in the Grill Room or treat yourself to an upscale experience in the Veranda. The club also provides plenty of social programs and a full-scale wellness center.
To learn more about tee times or membership costs, you can fill out the information form on The Sanctuary’s website. The Sanctuary Golf Club is located at 2801 Wulfert Road in Sanibel Island.
Sanibel Island Golf Club
The Sanibel Island Golf Club offers nearly 6,300 yards of course to discover, all situated within some of the most visually pleasing terrains you’ll find on the island. This course presents a challenge for all skill levels, great for enjoying a game of golf with your family and friends. After you’re done with your game, enjoy a meal at the Malia Island Fusion restaurant right on site. Public tee times are available throughout the day, ensuring you can easily fit a game into the rest of your schedule.
Rates can vary depending on the year, but you can expect to pay around $150 for 18 holes. If you’re interested in becoming a member of Sanibel Island Golf Club, you can fill out the information form located on their website. Visit Sanibel Island Golf Club at 1100 Par View Drive.
South Seas Golf Course
If you want to venture out of Sanibel, FL, for a while and travel to the neighboring island of Captiva, you can access the South Seas Golf Course. You’ll find yourself on the South Seas Island Resort premises, but don’t worry; you don’t have to be staying here to enjoy the golf course. This 9-hole course is great for getting a quick game between the other things on your “must-see” list. The course was designed by Chip Powell and offers a stunning view of the Gulf and u unique challenges for any player who visits.
Tee times are available daily from 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. It is highly recommended that you make a reservation, which you can do up to seven days in advance. Once your game is done, you’ll have several tempting restaurants, including Crooked Snook, Attitudes Beach Bar, and Harborside Bar and Grill. Visit at 5400 Plantation Road on Captiva Island.
Golf Courses Near Sanibel Island
Kelly Greens Golf Club
In addition to the aforementioned Sanibel Island golf courses, you can also find some impressive facilities just a short trip away from the island. Kelly Greens Golf Club in nearby Fort Myers is a prime example. You’ll find an 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course that presents a challenge and a fun game to all skill levels. This golf course is Audubon certified and has a breathtaking view from every hole.
Once you’re done golfing, grab a quick bite at the snack bar or sit down to a lovely meal at the Osprey Lounge and Grill. You’re encouraged to reach out to the club directly for information on tee times, rates, and membership opportunities. Experience Kelly Greens at 12300 Kelly Greens Boulevard in Fort Myers.
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The Shell Point Golf Club
Also located in Fort Myers is the Shell Point Golf Club, just minutes away from all of our Sanibel and Captiva Island condo rentals. It’s hard to find a public golf club as well cared for and well-equipped as this one. When you arrive, you’ll find a par 71 championship course designed by architect Gordon Lewis and has been Audubon-certified. Enjoy the challenges and the views from every hole as you navigate the greens and fairways. When it’s time to dine, you can go casual at the Breezeway Café or opt for something more refined at the Banyan Grille.
Rates for golf can change by the month, but you can typically expect to pay around $70 to $90 for 18 holes. If you’re interested in a single membership, annual dues come near $3,000. Visit at 17500 On Par Boulevard in Fort Myers.
Buying or Selling?
Golfing simply has to make the top of the list when it comes to the best Sanibel Island things to do. Luckily, there are tons of Sanibel and Captiva vacation rentals nearby for those who want easy access to the area’s best courses. Perhaps you’ve already stayed in some local Sanibel vacation rentals and are considering moving to the area permanently. On the other hand, you might be looking to sell a property in the area. Either way, Gopher is here.
Our experienced team can help you navigate booking our Sanibel Island rentals, purchasing a property, or selling a current residence. We can also fill you in on all the best things to do on Sanibel Island and walk you through the entire process of renting, buying, or selling. To learn more about our Sanibel and Captiva vacation rentals, contact Gopher today!