Estero Florida Golf Courses

Fountain Lakes Golf Course
Pelican Sound Golf & River Club
Villages at Country Creek, The
West Bay Golf Club
Wildcat Run Country Club

Featured Golf Course Review:
Pelican Sound Golf & River Club -- Pelican Sound, a fair challenge for all.
Review by: Michael The three nines at Pelican Sound are quite similar in design (but isn't that true for most Florida golf courses) however they do offer some diverse challenges. The fairways are wide, but don't let that give you a false sense of security. They tend to fall off towards lakes, marshes and palmetto bushes rendering your ball lost or unplayable. The greens are large, slightly elevated and well contoured. Green speeds vary depending on grain direction but are always in excellent condition. Watch out for down hill down grain putts, they will get away from you very easily. The practice facilities are good, providing a aqua range (not my favorite, but tends to be the norm in Florida) a good chipping area with a large bunker and a large putting green. Overall Pelican Sound is a good, challenging and fair golf experience. If you can get a tee-time (high season) it is a good course to add to your rotation.
From Waterloo, Ontario

Golf Courses: Additional Golf Course Reviews:
Manatee County Golf Course -- Local Player Rates Course
Review by: S. Lynch Nice course for any level player. Challanging holes with water and traps to navigate. Does have a lot of winter play as do all courses but grass, greens, tees, are usually well maintained and very playable. Only issues are the aroma from water treatment plant. Does not bother me and it only lasts a couple holes and only if the wind blows the right way. Other issue is that there are not enough carts particularly for twilight play. You pay $27 to play between 2:00-3:00 but may not get a cart until after 3:00 at which time the rates go down again. Unfortuantly, you don't get the further discounted rate.
From Bradenton, FL