For many travelers, a trip anywhere on the map simply wouldn’t feel complete without a tee time or two built into the itinerary. Those who are heading to Sanibel and Captiva Islands for their next adventure will find they have plenty of great options to choose from when it comes to hitting the links in island style. While the courses here are designed to inspire golfers to improve their short and long game alike, the difference lies in the surroundings. These islands are known and loved for their rugged terrain that houses wildlife of all kinds. Taking time to enjoy a round of golf here comes with just as many opportunities to take in the breathtaking scenery and catch glimpses of incredible creatures too. The following are a few of the many golf course options you won’t want to miss out on the next time travel plans bring you in this direction.
Enjoy a Round at South Seas Golf Course When You’re Visiting Captiva Island
Golfers looking forward to time on Captiva Island will find the South Seas Golf Course is a must-try. It’s also the island’s exclusive golf course! Located at 5400 Plantation Road, South Seas Golf Course offers guests 9-holes to conquer at the north end of the island. Complete with great views from every angle, this course was designed by Chip Powell and is considered one of the top five short courses in the entire world.
Savor Time on the Greens When You’re on Sanibel Island
If you’re a golf enthusiast who happens to be planning on spending the majority of their time on Sanibel Island, you’ll find there are a few more options when it comes to enjoying a round of golf or two during your stay. Dunes Golf & Tennis Club is found at 949 Sandcastle Road and offers guests access to 18 holes across a course designed by Mark McCumber. This is the place to be if you’re looking to hone your skills while also savoring spectacular scenery. Dunes Golf & Tennis Club sits just next to the iconic J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, providing golfers with great opportunities to make the most of nature-watching as well!
Another course that borders the refuge is The Sanctuary Golf Club. Easily accessible at 2801 Wulfer Road, The Sanctuary Golf Club is a par-72 course designed by Arthur Hills that sprawls across more than 6,650 acres of lush landscape. There’s no shortage of scenery here and golfers of all skill levels will find a round is well worth their while.
Looking for an 18-hole par-70 course to enjoy on Sanibel Island? Golfers will find it at Sanibel Island Golf Club. Located at 1100 Par View Drive, this course enjoys a place along the scenic Sanibel River and is loved for its challenging setup as well as the amazing views just waiting to be savored.
Book your tee time at a Pine Island Golf Course
Locals also love to golf at Alden Pines Country Club as it is open to the public and it’s serene setting. The course is also known for its wildlife so you will be sure to experience unique birds and the sounds of nature on your day on the links. For a tee time before 1:00pm, it is $25 (cart & tax included) and drops to $20 after 1:00pm. Alden Pines is a great course to play if you are looking for a challenging yet playable course for you and your group, not to mention some incredible views and beautiful weather.
Book Your Getaway Today
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