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5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
80
1 Stars
84
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.7
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.7
77.3%
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3.8
89 Reviews (89)
5 Stars
25
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.7
Value
3.6
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.3
73.0%
Recommend this course
65 out of 89 reviews
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3.9
137 Reviews (137)
5 Stars
37
4 Stars
65
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.8
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
78.1%
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6500 yards
Slope 136
Rating 72.4
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Spanish Wells Country Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1979
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gordon G. Lewis (1979) Leon Howard

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis, Bocce

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2017 #1)

Reviews

3.8
849 Reviews (849)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 21
Brunch 9
19th Hole Scenic Views 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 79
Bunkers 44
Narrow Fairways 44
This course/club is great for:
Locals 47
Seniors 37
Playing Multiple Courses 35
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 85
Worth the Drive 20
Near Local Attractions 15

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Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Alright Experience

Course condition was kind of rough... Greens were inconsistent. Staff was friendly and helpful.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bad course

Bag attended sat while I loaded my bag on the cart. I asked him which way to the south course no response. The fairways in poor shape no grass just dollar weeds. The fringe on the greens non existent. Over all bad shape fairways and tee boxes. Would not recommend.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/06/2020

Thank you for your review, Michael. We take your opinions seriously, and are constantly looking to improve the customer experience. Please feel free to reach out to us at info@spanishwellscountryclub.com to discuss this incident further.

Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Nope. Not me. Never again.

Good PGA PASSPORT summer rate, great conditions, poor management. Waited 15 minutes for someone to check us in at the pro shop - (even though the starter told us to hurry up and get right up on the tee). Pace was ridiculously slow in front of us, and to make matters worse we had a twosome from Cypress Woods CC in Naples crawling up our backs and driving into us even though they knew we had nowhere to go. When one of them nearly hit us he drove up to apologize then excused himself -"I'm sorry but...", (the very definition of an insincere apology). I won't forget this course because I play horribly when I'm ANGRY. The pace on the front 9, (South course), was bad enough but then when we made the turn to play the East course as our back 9 we had to queue up and wait because the starter sent a fivesome and two more threesomes out to begin their round of golf from the first tee on East course. Arghhhhh! Naturally there was no Ranger or anyone around to make it right. I love golf and the conditions were better than most community courses but this experience was ridiculous. There are many other courses in SWFL that understand the importance of managing the pace of play. Disappointing. I will never play here again.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 06/22/2020

My husband did reach out to you by email on June 18th @ 9am EDT. No one has replied or called us. To ask us publicly to reach out to you about this incident and then ignore our email is yet another example of the poor management we spoke of. We were referred here by a friend and had high expectations. We will not be able to recommend or golf here again in the future. Courtesy and safety are an essential part of Golf.

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Commented on 06/15/2020

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear about this poor experience. We would love to discuss this further, so please feel free to reach out to us at info@spanishwellscountryclub.com.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Spanish Wells

Great course. Friendly staff. 9 out of 10 compared to private golf course.. definitely will play here again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/15/2020

Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the course and our great staff. We value your feedback, and hope to see you back soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/12/2020

Thank you so much for your 5-star review! We are happy to see you enjoyed our course. We appreciate your feedback, and hope to see you back in the future.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Fair experience

Arrived on time got off 15 minutes late due to overbooking. We were a party of three and they added a single.... not good. No GPS . Would prefer to play elsewhere.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 05/29/2020

Thank you for your review. We apologize for your poor experience. We are constantly looking to improve the customer experience. Please feel free to reach out to us at info@spanishwellscountryclub.com to discuss your concerns further.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Fun Track

I enjoyed my day at Spanish Wells. Starter was great and in a great mood. The course was in good condition for the end of the season here in SWFL. Greens rolled pretty true and were surprisingly quick on some holes. No practice facilities unless you are a member. Putting green was available. No GPS on carts Used my range finder and it was right on the mark from tee to green with the scorecard.

My club was down for the week for maintenance and we got a good rate here and I’m happy we found Spanish Wells. I’ll be back.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/12/2020

Thank you so much for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our course. We value your feedback, and hope to see you back in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs major work

Played South/East. Greens & tees excellent shape; most fairways acceptable but rough generally In very poor shape. Chipping areas around greens abysmal, no/poor grass from greens -5 yards of most greens, plenty of weeds and just dirt- it appears they are working on these areas but by May in FL these areas should in good shape. You have to carry your clubs to/from cartOK COVID and all, but they still have a large sign for tips. Water station at start closed but ice/water available from Snack Bar; water station rest rooms open on South, no water on East and no warning of same. Range is open if you are a member, but they don’t tell you that. Layout is fine, maybe conditioning will improve.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 06/12/2020

Thank you for your review. We take your opinions seriously, and are constantly looking to improve the customer experience. Please feel free to reach out to us at info@spanishwellscountryclub.com to discuss your concerns further.

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

take a pass on this one

really nice layout but the conditions were very rough. Greens were good/great but the rest of the course needs maintenance and water. Many areas were just dirt around the greens.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Average course

They have three 9 holes courses. One was closed for improvement work. Dining/bar facility was closed due to pandemic so I can't really rate 'Off-course Amenities'. The course was average.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not the best condition

Having played there many times this season before the Virus and waiting a month before we played today, the course was not in great condition especially around the greens. Weeds throughout,
They need to get it back into shape

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

South & East

The South course was not in good shape. Weeds were present every 5 feet, and in some sections the grass was burnt out and brown. The East course was in much better shape with no weeds or burnt areas. It was hard to understand how they could be so different. Both are narrow in spots with water in play, but not overly long, so accuracy is more important than driving distance. The staff was friendly, and the snack bar window at the turn is open despite Covid-19.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First rate operation

I was very impressed with the safety measures the staff took to keep everyone safe.
The golf course is tighter than it first appears.
Plenty of challenges and in good enough shape to enjoy. I would return.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Played East and North Courses

Fairways average.....greens decent.....no yardage markers on many holes. Hard to determine yardage in fairways and close to greens.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/03/2020

Thank you for your review. We take your opinions seriously, and are constantly looking to improve the customer experience. Please feel free to reach out to us at info@spanishwellscountryclub.com to discuss your concerns further.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great

Course was great played in a twosome just over 3 hours would play it again anytime highly recommend

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/03/2020

Thank you so much for your 5-star review! We are happy to see you enjoyed our course. We value your feedback, and hope to see you back soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Couldn't play because of the Corona Virus Situation. Had Symptoms and didn't want to go.
As I book a lot at golf now under my name or the name of my husband Hugo Obermeier(own account) I would like to ask you to give us a credit for that play to our account. Thank you

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Commented on 04/03/2020

Thank you for your review. We hope you are feeling better! Please feel free to reach out to us at info@spanishwellscountryclub.com about this matter.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Coronavirus play

Played East and North courses. Both were in great shape. Greens on East were fast on North slow. Son was -2 on North and +2 on East. Will play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 04/03/2020

Thank you so much for your review! We are happy to see you and your son enjoyed our course. We value your feedback, and hope to see you again soon.

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