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“convenient but needs work”

Sanibel Island Golf Club
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Owner description: Located just off of the shores of Southwest Florida, Sanibel Island is home to some of the area's best resorts, real estate, and recreation. Known for its gorgeous views of the Gulf of Mexico, Sanibel Island's incredible natural setting makes it the perfect atmosphere to enjoy the game of golf. Today's featured course, Sanibel Island Golf Club, plays like a championship course should: challenging each aspect of your game throughout a fabulous 18-hole layout. Rated 69.9, measuring a slope of 129, and lush with indigenous wildlife, it is truly one of the finest playing experiences in the Sunshine State. Playing just over 6,000 yards from the back tees, Sanibel Island Golf Club's semi-private layout is an uncompromising tropical paradise perfect for the player of any skill or ability level. Each hole brings with it picturesque views, natural challenge, and ideal conditions to play your best golf. Proper course management and shot execution are a must on Sanibel Island, as the beauty throughout can quickly turn into hazards and difficulty. With forced carries over water, cleverly placed bunkers, well protected greens, and a vast array of abundant wildlife, a round at Sanibel Island Golf Club is everything you want - and more. Like most great golf facilities, the course at Sanibel Island is just one aspect of this incredible destination. Make sure to check out the golf shop which carries a variety of apparel and equipment that'll help improve your performance and your look. Sanibel Island Golf Club is also home to the Sanibel Island Tennis Club featuring state-of-the-art Hyrdo-Grid Tennis Courts that'll make you feel like a pro. After your day of the fun, the Blue Coyote Supper Club is the perfect place to grab a great meal, a delicious drink, and toast your scores. Beautiful weather, a gorgeous setting, and an tremendous facility, let Sanibel Island Golf Club play host to your next great round of golf.
Oakville, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
317 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“convenient but needs work”
Reviewed May 16, 2012

if you are staying on Sanibel this course is very conveniently located. However if you are an avid golfer this is not a great course to play. They do not provide pin placements, nor even colour the flags so you have no idea where the flag position is on the green- never seen a course not do that! further there are no rakes in the sand traps, they are on some of the carts they rent you but not all of them - hence you will find many footprints in the traps! Also, they do not marshal on the course so if you get behind some slow players you are going to be there for a very long time. Also the greens are extremely slow.
So if they just invested a little money ie put colored flags on the greens, put rakes in the traps, cut the greens and roll them more frequently, and marshall the course - then it would be good. But they add to these insults by charging you far more than the quality of the course should be. Better off to drive just off the island and play at shell point

Visited March 2012
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed May 13, 2012

Pretty course and a good deal. Only paid $29 each. Lots of water for a beginner like me but I only lost 3 balls. Greens were tricky, very slow. They probably could have used some work. Rental clubs were pretty nice. Only saw one small gator in one pond. A bird stole an unopened granola bar from my cart!

Visited May 2012
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Colchester Vermont
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“good deal after 3PM”
Reviewed April 8, 2012

this course needs work on the greens. at 49$ after 3PM is an OK deal. the holes are interesting and laid out nicely. greens shaggy. tees flat and OK. no driving range.

Visited March 2012
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Spring Lake, Michigan, United States
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“watch out for the water!”
Reviewed April 7, 2012

my son and I are duffers, but we were treated like pros. we played first thing in the morning and had a wonderful time - the course is as scenic as it is fun.

Visited April 2012
Thank Susan C
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Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Average course for an over average price”
Reviewed March 30, 2012

Played Breahview during prime season on Sanibel. The course was in average shape with slow bumpy greens.Staff was not that friendly. The course itself is fairly forgiving with only a few challenging holes. I willl stick with the Dunes as my first choice for golf on Sanibel even though slighty more expensive. The value was just not there at Beachview..

Visited March 2012
1 Thank Tom R
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