Bonita Fairways

1.7402571429 1.7 stars from 5 (112)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 61
  • Length: 3400 yards
  • Slope: 101
  • Rating: 60.1
  • Layout

  • 9751 W Terry St, Bonita Springs, Florida 34135, Lee County
  • (877) 266-4825, (239) 947-9100
  • (239) 495-6789
  • www.bonitafairwaysgolf.com

Year built: 1993
Architect(s): Gordon G. Lewis
Type: Public
Style: Executive
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 61 3400 yards 60.1 101
White 61 2790 yards N/A N/A
Red (W) 61 2305 yards N/A N/A

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 1.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 1.8 stars from 5
Value: 1.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 1.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 112 Reviews
5 stars:
16
4 stars:
51
3 stars:
28
2 stars:
12
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

97 out of 111 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city   Great for seniors beginners locals   Challenges include water hazards bunkers narrow fairways   Great for drinks  

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Reviews


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"Terrible"


Stephen8642928's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/02/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course continues to go downhill. The tees are dust bowls, sand traps concrete, fairways stink and greens so bad that we had to laugh at most of the rolls. Maybe for someone who doesn't take golf serious or playing for the first time it just might work. Skip this place and find someplace else for a few bucks more.

The owner had no incentive to fix since the place is usually full. I can actually see the course converting to condos.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Go somplace else"


Stephen8642928's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Usually play this course from October to May and never saw the course look this awful. Recommendation: Skip playing this course until they improve the condition from awful to at least good. If they increase the price, which you know they will, don't waist either your time or money.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Pay attention"


u129252419's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I use to like playing this course in the off season, but with all the play during snowbirds season the course has become worn and the ragged.<br/> The owner needs to start paying attention or it will eventually get him in the end and cost more.<br/> Also, with all the construction going on it makes it difficult to stay focused.<br/> Oh, be careful of the gator. I was just five feet from the gator when it decided to head in the other direction. They've been warned and I doubt they'll do anything about it.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"great little course"


huuge55's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

I had a great round on this little course, staff were very friendly and helpful - from Fred who made sure my rental clubs were on the buggy, to Jenny in the restaurant who is extremely efficient. The course is short, I could have used a pitching wedge on most par 3's but by some omission mine was not supplied, so I ended up choking my 9 iron or using the SW. Course is in good condition. Great practice for accuracy of shot and for your short game. Drove the 2 longest greens with my 3 wood. Apart from some slow play, HIGHLY recommend.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good course to work irons"


u000004514247's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/21/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A good variety of hole distances. Good for sharpening iron game.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Improve Your Short Game"


bsflbob's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course to improve on your short game! The 9th and18th are nice "island"challenges. The staff is very friendly. Be sure to get on their mailing list, occasionally they have a night golf scramble which is a lot of fun.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Value"


borgo's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairly easy course, I think it would be great for beginners, Café was simple and pleasant, Great Value, Fantastic Experience!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"sharpen your short game"


mikedahood12's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2014
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course offers multiple chances to focus on your short game, but retains the need to pull driver out of the bag once or twice. Fairways are generous and in good shape in early Summer.. Greens are also in good shape and somewhat larger than you might expect. Water and/or sand can come into play on most holes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"It was a good time"


Mike9304933's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was fast, but allowed for most clubs to get used at least once. We were able to get a full round in in a little over two hrs. I plan on taking my wife there later on....long enough that I can enjoy it but it is short and fast enough to keep her attention and not become frustrated.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Any port in a storm"



2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was in better condition than in the past but that is not saying much. The course is fine for iron practice.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Bonita Fairways"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lovely little course this, nice greens, booked it on Golf Now, got a good price and wasn't dissapointed, friendly staff too.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A number of tree and water hazards to challenge the average golfer."


muskieclark's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My partner and I were able to finish 18 holes in 2 hours and 10 minutes! Everything went smoothly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Awesome!"


cartercindy55's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We love the course. Everyone is attentive from the moment you arrive to the time you leave. It's great place to go!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A fair test for the average or below average golfer"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2014
First time playing Played as a single Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The day we played, the course was not very busy. As the course is surrounded by residential homes, it appeared that a good portion of the residents were gone for the summer. We were greeted by a very friendly employee at the pro shop, which of course makes you feel like your important to them and their business. I have encountered some other courses in the off season, where the staff appears to not be happy to opening up their course to outsiders. Being an executive style course, your going to get mostly par 3's. As a 17 handicap, I tried to make the most of it by playing from the tips. Especially making more of a challenge on the 3's. There were nice driver holes too, and set up for both fading and drawing the ball. All in all I will probably go back, next time I'm visiting the area, especially if I see a value on golf now.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Great place to play golf with my 88 year old dad"


mikekeister's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/19/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great course to take my 88 your dad for a round of golf. There are many lengthy holes and there are many short holes. This is his favorite place to play. Staff is always great and we look forward to having the bar re-opned very soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Nice place for beginners and close to the beaches"


WeberK's avatar
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2014
First time playing

Reviewed on

Nice place for beginners, good to practice long and short distance. Challenging with some narrow holes and water hazards. Very friendly staff. The only area we missed is a sep. pitching and chiping area, even the driving range could be in a better condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great time"


u000006901274's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great time. Brought my nephews who were beginners. Staff was great.<br/> Great for beginners and practice for short game.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Another Great Day In Florida"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Much more than I expected. Great job of getting 18 holes in such a nice area. At 73 years young it provided me what I expected.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice Round"


jaknoe1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fast greens! We had a good time. Played at a nice steady rate.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great little course"


u000007417365's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great course for the average golfer who does not have a long distance drive.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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