Old Corkscrew Golf Club

4.5727647059 4.6 stars from 5 (684)
  • 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 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 684 Reviews
5 stars:
470
4 stars:
154
3 stars:
41
2 stars:
13
1 stars:
6

recommend this course

631 out of 680 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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"Too Hard"


brid4322's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2018
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Reviewed on

Old corkscrew has green complexes that are too hard for anyone to play with a handicap above single digit. Cannot recommend to anyone


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Nicklaus at his most diabolical"


TimGavrichGA's avatar
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Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

To put it simply, Old Corkscrew is as difficult a golf course as you are likely to play. But to architect Jack Nicklaus' credit, it is also a fun spot to tee it up.

A successful outing at OC begins with selecting the right set of tees, and erring on the side of playing it forward if you find yourself between sets. Not only is it demanding off the tee, its greens are the most boldly contoured of any Nicklaus set I have played. Playing from the correct side of the fairway and landing in the correct spot on the firm, pristine putting surfaces is essential to scoring close to your handicap. But to compliment the difficulties, there are some holes where you can score. The par fives are gettable and there are two short par fours where practically every player will have a wedge (or less) into the green. If you can exercise patience and bear down at the right times, you will feel a sense of accomplishment for surviving a course that has taken its share of scalps.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course




Mark4723892's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Amazing Experience"


Bigwindog's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course was an amazing layout. There were some very difficult holes. There was a nice range and good short game/putting facilities. Club house was okay. Every hole was visually pleasing. It was in great condition. Do note it is a tough track, but if you are looking for a good test that is absolutely amazing, this is a must. 100% make this part of your Naples or Fort Myers experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u987853580's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u831702393's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Special golf course"


Robert55o's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A very special environment to play challenging golf and enjoy amazing surroundings. Jack Nicholas signature course that you need to play more than once. Great conditions in an old school setting. Amenities beyond the course were simple and unassuming but the course was great. Pace was a bit slow as they allowed too many twosomes, but still a great round. Cart person didn’t quite understand how to stay out of range and not to approach golfers while they were playing /swinging...but other than that was a very friendly person . A must play cousse despite beating us up a bit!!!! LOL . Will definitely return and won’t try to shoot for the pinsnext time!!!!!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



PeterSea's avatar
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Beautiful"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course with excellent training facilities. Staff ay the dropoff area are very friendly.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Difficult but fun!"


roncloyd's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/04/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

A great layout in an awesome setting. It felt like playing a round in a nature preserve. No houses, and no developments of any kind around the course distracting from the appeal of the course.

The difficulty of the course is around the greens. Many sharp edges that repeal the ball away from the greens and towards hazards and trouble. Slight mishits are really punished as a result. If one is playing well and hitting fairways and into the proper section of the green, good scores can be had. Miss a little, and you pay the price. Short and intermediate putting is fair, long putts from the wrong green section are a real challenge. It is fair off of the tee.

The greens were awesome - fast and true. Probably in the 11-11.5 range the day I played. The remaining course conditions were solid as well. Bag staff were quite friendly as were the folks in the pro shop and the starter.

A must play if you are visiting the Ft Myers / Naples area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


u279870760's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Old Corkscrew is a great place to play golf; no neighborhoods - just terrific scenery. It is a fair course but that does not mean it is an easy course. You will be challenged! I will be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Gotta play it!"


djohnston57's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is probably my 4th or 5th round there. Our group varied from a 12 handicap to a 24 handicap. While it can be difficult, it still was enjoyed by all. It was even the favorite (of the 5 courses) we played for one of the higher handicappers. I recommend it-at least once.


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


"Great risk reward course"


uVAOT8270VA's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a challenging course no matter what handicap you is. It tends to wear you down going into the last few holes. The ending hole par four 18th requires a shot over the water to pull off a par, with the hole tucked in the back left corner. What a great hole!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Great day"


cweis317's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course. Sand and water everywhere, so huge penalty if you don't keep it straight. Elevated greens are in great shape. Greens are very fast and lots of slopes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



u815485181's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course!!! Wanted to play but wasn’t going to pay the 195.00 but got to play it for 79.00 through GolfNow.Would love to play it again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"nice course 10 minutes east of miromar outlets"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

very friendly staff, good driving range and practice facilities, nice course design, but course not in perfect shape (maybe still because of hurricane Irma?), greens very good, overall I had expected more from description / reviews and homepage ...

got green fee 6 hours before teetime for 80$ (single player), for me it is worth what I paid but not normal price


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Way to spend the day!"


jeff123's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of my favorite courses in the Naples/Boneta area. It is a challenging course that has one of the highest slope ratings in Florida but offers a beautiful layout. The greens are fast and true. I definitely didn’t conquer this course but will keep trying, The head pro named Bill was one of the nicest people that I have encountered at a resort course in years. He went way out of his way to make us feel at home and arrange our outing the best he could to accommodate our schedule. I will be back.


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


"Best Public Golf Course in SWFL"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/02/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was the first time playing this course ... and it will not be my last. Played it with my two sons. The three of us have handicaps that are single digit, teen and 25. We all loved it. It was very challenging and somewhat humbling but very enjoyable. It gave me a few areas of my game to work on improving. Pay attention to the slope and do not be hesitant to play at shorter overall yardage than you typically do. Gorgeous layout.


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


"One of the Best"


u274405752's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/02/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Great course having played many Nicklaus designed layouts I will say this tops them all. It’s beautiful, challenging, fair test demanding all your clubs with perfect greens and is in great condition. Greens are awesome tough for sure but bunkers are set such that your misses still give you a chance for par assuming you put and chip well. This layout has no homes around it providing the best scenery around... par fives are tough yet gettable and the par threes are fun. Love this course...

Staff is solid and the practice area is excellent.

I played with my son we are both 2hncp players and would highly recommend this course. Keep in mind play the proper tees/ yardage’s for your ability to make this more fun...it’s hard from the tips be aware...but very fair from the white tees..

Good luck


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



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