Bonita Bay East - Sabal Course

4.6500000000 4.7 stars from 5 (60)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6813 yards
  • Slope: 139
  • Rating: 73.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
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
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 60 Reviews
5 stars:
41
4 stars:
17
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

56 out of 59 reviews


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


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course!"


Rosemarie7982129's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


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


Jackson909's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 3/18/2013
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Great track with exceptional Greens. Sand was perfect.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course. Very quick, but very beautiful greens."


joefaz49's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 3/17/2013
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If you get a chance to play this course, don't pass it up.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Lightning Fast Greens"


romanfed's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 3/13/2013
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A beautiful, well maintained golf course with greens that were running at 13 the day we played.

A challenging but fun experience.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"best greens in town"


Kubrian's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 3/12/2013
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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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very fast, undulating green surfaces."


longiron3019's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 3/3/2013
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Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"must play course when in Florida"


tonarling1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 3/2/2013
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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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Floridas Shadow Creek"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 2/28/2013
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From the 1 st hole to the 18 th the views only got better. Fabolus greens and fairways.A Fazio Gem.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Golf Experience for the Money"


Cannuck124's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2013
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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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Greens fast and roll out great."


trakker888's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 2/24/2013
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Friendly staff. Great practice facilities. Fairways and greens great shape.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Design and condition of the course are good"


traude123's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/24/2013
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The people playing this course were very slow in front of<br/> us, and we were pushed by the people following us for<br/> 18 holes. They even hit into us on a par 3, while we were<br/> still on the green! Playing golf already 6 weeks in Naples<br/> and booking with you, we did not experience such a<br/> horrible behavour. We did not enjoy playing in Bonita Bay,<br/> as our game was disturbed by the people behind us<br/> for 18 holes.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Picturesque course"


bfoley002's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 2/22/2013
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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.<br/> 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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Sabel = my favorite of the two"


None's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 2/22/2013

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Solid Course"


asnyder81's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 2/21/2013
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Great value for such a good course. I played Valencia earlier in the week and wished I would have just played BBE Cypress twice.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"OK - if a bit odd"


None's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 2/19/2013

Reviewed on

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.<br/> With the course conditions and reasonable rate I would recommend.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"The course wasgreat and the greens were outstanding."


Hodskins's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 2/16/2013
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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.


Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Best greens for a public course i have played"


Markd1975's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 2/10/2013
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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.<br/> 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.


Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Lightning fast, truest greens we played!"


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Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 2/7/2013

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course plays well and is well laid out."


taboogolfer's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 2/5/2013
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This was a course none of us(4) had played before. Each of us selected a course based upon reputation, playing conditions, and level of difficulty. This course was my choice.<br/> The Sabol course far exceeded our expectations. It was/is well maintained and in great condition. We played a morning round on a day that was warm and sunny with limited cloudiness. We all have a handicap around 16 so we knew or expected our scores would be slighty higher than the norm because of our unfamiliarity. Sand traps, water barriers, sloping greens and length were as the courses' reputation. The greens, although very well maintained, were very fast. We likened it to putting on a marble floor or a sheet of glass. This aspect made the round go a little longer (timewise). It also increased our frustration in keeping the ball on the green and keeping our scores down, as well. We played three other courses in the Ft. Myers area during our week here. We felt that the greens, although very difficult, were not realisitic to regular play for any level of player.<br/> We, however,still felt that this course was rated to at least a 4.6 out of 5 rating. We would definitely play this course again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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