Old Corkscrew Golf Club

4.6689529412 4.7 stars from 5 (712)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7393 yards
  • Slope: 153
  • Rating: 77.6
  • Layout

  • 17320 Corkscrew Rd, Estero, FL 33928, Lee County
  • (239) 949-4700
  • (239) 949-9713
  • www.oldcorkscrew.com
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Year built: 2007
Architect(s): Jack Nicklaus (2007)
Type: Private
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7393 yards 77.6 153
Blue 72 6617 yards 74.0 146
White 72 6262 yards 72.0 144
Green 72 5728 yards 69.7 139
Gold (W) 72 5161 yards 69.7 123

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Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 712 Reviews
5 stars:
486
4 stars:
164
3 stars:
43
2 stars:
13
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

657 out of 708 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive near the airport convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views a bucket list/top 100 pick   Challenges include undulating greens water hazards bunkers   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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"Bring you’re short game"


JeffEngle's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2018
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Reviewed on

Very tough course. Greens can be brutal with a ton of slope.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



jnowork's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"corksrewed"


mills1's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Great golf course, very challenging, greens seemed very hard to hold even with wedges,maybe because of the time of year right before the rainy season.defintly would play agaun


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"One Tough Track"


KFRyan's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
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Reviewed on

This golf course is very challenging but a lot of fun to play. My three some was very lucky to paired with very knowledgeable member who was extremely helpful in explaining Mr. Nicklaus’s design and how each hole should be played. The greens and the course condition were phenomenal and had a wonderful afternoon of Golf.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Kenklaft's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
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Reviewed on

Slow play - 5 hours - 4 groups of ——- in front of us


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u735146480's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


I recommend this course


"Difficult course, but unbelievably awesome experience"


gcgoodson's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course and experience from top to bottom. Staff was friendly and always looking to accommodate their guests, from the starter, to the bag drop folks, and the people in the pro shop. Many opportunities to get drinks and snacks on the course from the snack cart. GPS carts were great (and probably a must for a 1st timer).

We teed off 15 minutes early and played by ourselves (two-some). We played from the white tees which i think was around 72.0/138. And from conversations with other golfers in the area, we knew that this was going to be a difficult course in relation to the other courses we’d played in the area.

It definitely was challenging and you had to think about every shot you took. For reference, I shot a 83 at Stoneybrook and a 79 at Panther Run in the two previous days, and ended up shooting an 88 here. As a lover of golf, this was by far my most favorite course of the three.

I was looking for a challenge and I definitely got my fair share on the back nine. But the condition of the course was awesome. The greens, though fast and undulating, were in great shape and provided a fun challenge (they weren’t out of control ridiculous). The layout of the course was awesome and spread out.

As an avid birdwatcher, the wildlife on the course was great too. I expected to see more gators, but we might have only seen 1 or 2. Plenty of birds to go around.

My father played the course and thought it was awesome and beautiful, but as a more novice (but experienced) golfer, he was a little frustrated with the course. When you get in trouble, you’re in real trouble. It’s tough around the green. Bottom line is that it’s a difficult course. It’s not a course that you see that the next hole is a par 4 and automatically pull out the driver. I teed off with a handful of irons on several par 4s. I had to get creative with my sand wedge a handful of times.

I would go back here over and over again. I loved the challenge. I’m not sure if I could get my father to go back. But this was a memorable course for me and will remember this course much more than the other two courses we previously played.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course




u000005105873's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000001639730's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Really tough course"


yomo45's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed the course..It was really tough...would love to play again and would hit strategically to spots....ground facilitated

Run outs into trouble


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"where I go to get beat up"


Jim1611283's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2018
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Reviewed on

Solid course, thx Jack N. Extremely challenging. I go here to take in a well designed course. I don't have expectations of ever lowering my cap when I play here. Lots of variety, very natural and fun.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


ShamrockTopper's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed the layout among perfect Florida landscape. Multiple tee boxes made it playable for me and daughter.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Less than ideal"


bpawluck's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the second time playing in the last 4 months and both times the greens had been heavily sanded, almost unplayable. Fairways and around the greens could could use more grass, a lot of hard pan. Great layout, but not its best.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"What a find!"


pmonge's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was one of the best public

Courses I have ever played. Very hard and with quirky greens but it was really fun and scenic. I can't wait to come back. Staff was great and we got paired with 2 really great guys.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


u390328487's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoyed the overall experience. Course conditions were excellent and the staff were most welcoming and helpful. I believe the course was designed to challenge the experienced low handicap golfers. Because I am a higher handicap golfer, the course was often more frustrating than fun.

I would recommend Old Corkscrew to those golfers who have developed the skills to appreciate a champions course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u735146480's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


I recommend this course


"Very good, challenging layout"


u000006307294's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoyed this course. Way more interesting than your typical FLAT Florida golf course. Elevation changes, great mix of long and short holes, and nice variety overall. But be ready for a challenge, especially if (as the day I played) the wind is up. Some tight holes and a few peculiarly small greens, but that's what makes it interesting. Fast greens with a tad bit of crabgrass in a few limited spots, but otherwise in really great condition - perfect fairways. A little pricey even for a really strong course (a similar quality course in Cincinnati would cost $100 less), but I've found that typical of this market: public golf is just really expensive in this area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Challenging course with undulating fast greens"


u1730533's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course with challenging layout (bunkers and hazards well placed to make each shot interesting). Greens were lightening fast and undulating in true Jack Nicholas fashion. Course was a little expensive but worth it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Pace of play ruined the round for our group"


henryg129's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We were a threesome and we had a slow threesome in front of us and a fast twosome behind us. It was "hurry up and wait" the entire round and never saw a ranger the entire time. I believe one of the players in the group in front of us actually worked at the course. He was wearing the same shirt as the starter. Played Valencia course the next day for the same $$ and the ranger came around several times and made sure the slower group in front of us kept a good pace of play. Staff was friendly and course condition was just "ok" but for the money it should be very good the excellent. Premium price without the premium experience.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course



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