My wife and I have just returned from a fortnight in Sanibel and we had the pleasure of playing this course on six occasions. The course is interesting with a wide variety of different holes. Fairways, rough and bunkers were all well-kept and greens were quick and true. I accept that the tees were by no means the best we have played on, but we were both always able to find a flat spot from which to tee.
Do not be fooled into thinking this is an easy course. My wife hits shortish but straight and seldom lost a ball. On the other hand, I off a 6 handicap managed to find plenty of water, particularly on a number of tight second shots and off one-or-two tricky tees. Recovery shots around the greens are not easy either. This is a good test of golf without being a course that destroys your confidence or spoils your holiday!
This is an excellent place for relaxing holiday golf in interesting surroundings. In particular it was good to see that the ladies' tees (and the gold ones for those men who wanted forward tees) were far enough forward to ensure ladies could play without having ferocious carries over rough or water to fairways - something which always spoils the experience for most couples.
We played around 8.00 am each time and we were never rushed or in the midst of heavy traffic. Consequently we could enjoy the tranquility and early-morning sun and we had time to take in, not just the lovely views, but also the bird and general wildlife - including numerous pelicans, sea eagles, alligators and a particularly startling large green iguana!
Everyone we met on the course was friendly and helpful and on occasions we joined with other couples for parts of rounds. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff who went out of their way to make us welcome. The "new owners" are working hard to develop the course and we have no complaints about what they are doing. We hope to return to Sanibel and when we do, we will certainly enjoy playing the course again.