Bonita Bay East - Sabal Course

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4.9
Value
4.9
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.9
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 6813 yards
Slope 139
Rating 73.3
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tee V 72 6813 yards 73.3 139
Tee V-IV 72 6637 yards 72.5 138
Tee IV 72 6406 yards 71.4 136
Tee IV-III (W) 72 6212 yards 75.8 135
Tee IV-III 72 6212 yards 70.5 134
Tee III 72 5924 yards 69.1 130
Tee III (W) 72 5924 yards 74.2 132
Tee III-II (W) 72 5622 yards 72.5 129
Tee III-II 72 5622 yards 67.7 127
Tee II 72 5401 yards 67.1 116
Tee II (W) 72 5401 yards 71.3 126
Tee II-I 72 5128 yards 65.8 114
Tee II-I (W) 72 5128 yards 69.8 123
Tee I (W) 72 4852 yards 67.9 120
Scorecard for Sabal
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Tee V M: 73.3/139 362 414 181 533 323 457 550 218 414 3452 197 575 423 189 414 509 351 197 506 3361 6813
Tee V-IV M: 72.5/138 362 388 181 509 323 434 527 218 392 3334 181 555 423 167 414 509 351 197 506 3303 6637
Tee IV M: 71.4/136 342 388 170 509 300 434 527 194 392 3256 181 555 382 167 396 486 328 174 481 3150 6406
Tee IV-III M: 70.5/134 W: 75.8/135 342 356 170 509 300 407 503 173 362 3122 181 524 353 167 396 486 328 174 481 3090 6212
Tee III M: 69.1/130 W: 74.2/132 313 356 142 477 276 407 503 173 362 3009 170 524 353 137 366 458 301 158 448 2915 5924
Tee III-II M: 67.7/127 W: 72.5/129 313 335 104 477 276 379 476 142 336 2838 145 470 353 137 342 458 301 158 420 2784 5622
Tee II M: 67.1/116 W: 71.3/126 288 335 104 450 249 379 476 142 336 2759 145 470 326 112 342 429 275 123 420 2642 5401
Tee II-I M: 65.8/114 W: 69.8/123 288 299 104 420 249 348 411 142 336 2597 113 425 326 112 308 429 275 123 420 2531 5128
Tee I W: 67.9/120 255 299 96 420 221 348 411 123 310 2483 113 425 294 90 308 410 246 93 390 2369 4852
Handicap 13 9 17 5 11 1 3 15 7 12 2 6 18 4 10 14 16 8
Par 4 4 3 5 4 4 5 3 4 36 3 5 4 3 4 5 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 13 9 17 1 11 7 3 15 5 16 2 10 18 4 6 12 14 8

Course Details

Year Built 1998
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Fazio (1998) Jan Bel Jan Beau Welling (1998)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range 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.

Reviews

4.9
61
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Wildlife and Open Fairways

Really enjoyed Sabal course. Round came with lunch, which was tasty. We got it to go and ate on the course. Ice towel and water stations on the course helped us beat the heat.

Saw lots of dear and hawks and an alligator. Course had pretty generous, open fairways which was a welcome change (for me). Staff very friendly

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great conditions, Great place to play, Great lunch, Great views

Pleasant staff whether ProShop, Bag drop, carts, ranger, resturant.

Course very well maintained, always see 20 people working whether cutting grass,, bunker maintenance, weed control, rangering.

'Bring your vacuum' ... the fairways remind you of a green carpet! Picturesque holes - front nine easier then back nine. Wide fairways, side water. If hitting from back tees, you got a test. Front tees no test till 10 thru 18 as hitting over preserves or close in side water. Some rolling mounds on some holes. Side gulleys exist both off fairways and greens. Better in them then water!

Fast greens to put. Practice putting green will show you that as it continues to the course. Could get dry with no rain and this will impact course. Yes there's shade at tees.

Good eatery there for lunch or an after round liberation.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Beautiful course!

Sabal is a beautiful course. When you come to the holes surrounding the large lake it is amazing! Gorgeous sights from any point on the 4 holes that work their way around the lake. It can be easier if you play a shorter course from a closer tee. If you choose a harder tee then you will encounter more challenges.

Great practice facility too.

Try using the GolfBoards if you want a challenge. Tougher than it looks but quite fun. You are standing the entire time and in the sun so it is not for the weak.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

The greens were super fast but very true. A Pleasure.

Great track with exceptional Greens. Sand was perfect.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Great course. Very quick, but very beautiful greens.

If you get a chance to play this course, don't pass it up.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Lightning Fast Greens

A beautiful, well maintained golf course with greens that were running at 13 the day we played. A challenging but fun experience.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

best greens in town

This course is a nice getaway from tbe typical boring florida course surrounded by a cheaply built cookie-cutter housing development. The conditions are phenomenal. I work at another course in the area, and always recommend this place. The staff was nice. The restaurant is great too.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Very fast, undulating green surfaces.

Fazio courses, well conditioned and a relative bargin given some of the other courses in the area and their green fees. I will go back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

must play course when in Florida

Nice layout- peaceful calm settings with wildlife- very fair course even from long tees-excellent greens- real quick but consistent! Will play again when back in Naples

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Floridas Shadow Creek

From the 1 st hole to the 18 th the views only got better. Fabolus greens and fairways.A Fazio Gem.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Great Golf Experience for the Money

My guest and I golfed Bonita Bay East (Cyprus Course) on Tuesday February 26th. We found the staff very friendly and helpful. The course was very forgiving off the tee block with wide landing areas. The degree of difficulty was increased by pin placements, bunkers around the greens and very fast (running 12 on the stimp meter) but rue greens. Course conditions, although not pristine, were in very good condition. The Players Assistant did an excellent job at keeping the pace of play at 4 hours even... very enjoyable. Cart girl was friendly and the price of product was reasonable. We will be back.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Greens fast and roll out great.

Friendly staff. Great practice facilities. Fairways and greens great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Design and condition of the course are good

The people playing this course were very slow in front of us, and we were pushed by the people following us for 18 holes. They even hit into us on a par 3, while we were still on the green! Playing golf already 6 weeks in Naples and booking with you, we did not experience such a horrible behavour. We did not enjoy playing in Bonita Bay, as our game was disturbed by the people behind us for 18 holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Picturesque course

Very well maintained course. Very playable off the tees but you have to be carefull coming into the greens. Greens are fast running 13 on the stemp meter at 13 with subtle breaks throughout. Fun to putt. Wildlife all around. We saw many wild turkeys and deer throughout the round. Marshall told us they also have bobcats and a panther on the course. Really enjoyable day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0

Sabel = my favorite of the two

I really enjoyed my round. It starts a little open and easy (like the sister course) but gets a bit tighter earlier. In fact this 18 switches it up well -easy/tough. The traps are not deep and there is little water but it does make you think and each hole is very separate from the others + no houses. The Par 5 (11th) is a brute into the prevailing wind! The greens are (like the sister course) very fast and quite sloppy - look out!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Solid Course

Great value for such a good course. I played Valencia earlier in the week and wished I would have just played BBE Cypress twice.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0

OK - if a bit odd

I would probably rate 3.75 for the course as it was not quite what I expected and not that appealing to me. If you bomb it from the tee you will be fine as there is virtually no trouble off the tee. Approaches into tricky greens are key. The green surfaces undulate but not crazily and the roll is true and fast. The back nine is more picturesque than the front. 3 of 4 Par 3 holes are long and tough. With the course conditions and reasonable rate I would recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

The course wasgreat and the greens were outstanding.

We teeed off at 2:45 and we were able to get 18 in while it was dusk while we putted. There were no hold ups and the greens were fast and true. A great valur for an afternoon tee time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Best greens for a public course i have played

I have been lucky enough to play some of the greatest courses in the US, but these two courses have the best greens i have ever putted on. By far the best two courses that a person can get on in South Florida. They only negitinve is that it is a non tipping course and with the amazing service you recieve there it is uncomfortable to not be able to tip the staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor

Lightning fast, truest greens we played!

Played most of the top courses in SW Florida (Tiburon, Twin Eagles, Old Corkscrew, TPC Treviso Bay, ... ) and Bonita Bay - Sabal ranks right up there among the best. On the day we played the greens were running 12+ and very true. As always, if you can get on the course at a discounted price then it makes the whole experience even more enjoyable!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average

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