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4.2
215 Reviews (215)
5 Stars
72
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
6
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.6
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
82.1%
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195 out of 215 reviews
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4.2
6 Reviews (6)
5 Stars
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Conditions
3.8
Value
3.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.2
66.7%
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4.2
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Conditions
3.8
Value
3.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.2
66.7%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 5606 yards
Slope 129
Rating 68.8
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The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
I 70 5606 yards 68.8 129
II 70 5249 yards 67.5 120
II (W) 70 5249 yards 72.4 138
III 70 4913 yards 66.1 115
III (W) 70 4913 yards 70.4 129
III/IV 70 4431 yards 36.5 110
III/IV (W) 70 4431 yards 68.2 120
IV 70 3997 yards 62.0 105
IV (W) 70 3997 yards 65.5 109
Scorecard for Dunes
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
I M: 68.8/129 316 101 463 293 361 151 414 270 131 2500 398 153 310 381 442 301 478 185 458 3106 5606
II M: 67.5/120 W: 72.4/138 308 91 435 287 331 133 363 265 124 2337 390 142 284 369 364 274 465 172 452 2912 5249
III M: 66.1/115 W: 70.4/129 291 82 410 278 303 115 343 247 111 2180 367 127 279 345 352 266 407 151 439 2733 4913
III/IV M: 63.5/110 W: 68.2/120 291 82 410 278 250 115 271 171 111 1979 322 127 205 345 352 266 376 151 308 2452 4431
IV M: 62.0/105 W: 65.5/109 226 72 358 260 250 89 271 171 98 1795 322 109 205 255 310 240 376 77 308 2202 3997
Handicap 12 18 6 10 4 14 2 8 16 1 17 11 3 5 13 9 15 7
Par 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 34 4 3 4 4 4 4 5 3 5 36 70
Handicap (W) 10 18 8 6 4 16 2 14 12 1 15 11 3 5 13 9 17 7

Course Details

Year Built 1973
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Tifeagle Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Mark McCumber (1995)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Golf attire required.

Reviews

4.2
215 Reviews (215)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 16
Patio Dining 9
19th Hole Scenic Views 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 50
Forced Carries 18
Narrow Fairways 17
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 31
Advanced Golfers 22
Locals 15
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 16
Near Local Attractions 9
At a Resort 7

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Beautiful

Great course and challenging. Great turkey club at the 19th hole.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The course was totally dried out and the grass brown!

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Golfed with Mark from MN

Started out as a single but Mark came up behind me & we had a wonderful day of golf. Greens were consistent & putting was a key to good round of golf. Really enjoyed the day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course and fun.

A little pricey relative to other courses in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
Minnesota Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Back again and better than ever

I made my way back to the Dunes for my yearly Florida visit. The course was in great condition, even better than last year and I was quite impressed last year. Bunkers seemed a lot cleaner this year and the gator population was much more prevalent. I love seeing gators on the course and I was not disappointed. The back 9 is one of my favorite stretches of holes. A short track but definitely not one you take lightly, I played here two times during my trip and the second round we caught the wind, nothing quite like heavy wind and a lot of water to set your ego straight. I love it here and would recommend to anyone. The price is a little high but the amenities and scenery help create value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
North Carolina Advisor
First Time Playing

Beautiful course lots of water

Beautiful course with tons of water. Most tee shots require a lay up. I loved playing the course. The staff are extremely helpful and course is in great shape.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
South Dakota Advisor
First Time Playing

Island style layout course

This course has a great layout with a lot of challenging water features. Well thought out design that provides a lot of risk reward style shots that include water. The course is fairly spread out and would be a distance to walk. Typical flat Florida course but it is spread out between holes. Would recommend this course and th Tennis facility.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
Minnesota Advisor
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Short, but not a cake walk.

The Dunes is a fun course and one that I highly recommend to anyone visiting this part of town. The course is on the shorter end. Roughly 5600 yards from the tips, but don't discount it. It may sound short but if you are not accurate and controlled, you will be swimming, a lot. It is a great challenge with the irons and keeping your driver in check. I loved my round, I will absolutely be back. The course was in great condition, greens looked great and rolled well.They have some tricky greens so be prepared. What it loses in distance, the course gains in strategic bunkers, water, and undulating greens. The tee boxes were filled in and nicely kept. Some very memorable holes here which you will have a lot of fun with.The clubhouse was really nice, looked like it was brand new. The cost was a little high given they charge $8 for a yardage book. The staff was very nice, everyone was welcoming and the started gave me a quick rundown about the course before I teed up. They also have a range that is very unique. You hit down range into water, I have never seen that before. Plenty of wildlife for people who like that, white sand bunkers and new carts. Sounds like a recipe for a course I would enjoy. There are a lot of homes on the course, some of which are only a blade away from paying for a new window. This course will give you anxiety if you get nervous when homes are near. Give it a try, you will have fun and its a great test. I recommend it.

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

Survived the hurricane nicely

Love this course. Hit it where you want it, or bring some extra balls. Lots of water. Beautiful, challenging layout in great condition.. Friendly staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course value

Staff made great moves to accommodate us running late. Course in great shape ,short but plenty of challenge m

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club on 10/16/2017:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are glad you find the course to be challenging!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The Dunes is a beautiful course I've played on prior trips to Fla. The staff has done a remarkable job cleaning up following Irma (which turned inland just before reaching Sanibel relatively sparing the island).
I was surprised how good the course condition was. Great Staff - they go out of way to see you have an enjoyable round. I've played this course once or twice a year for the past 6 years.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club on 10/16/2017:
Thank you for the 5* review! We are glad to hear that you had such a wonderful experience at the course and we look forward to having you back again soon!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course

Pace of play was slow because of 4 some that was 2 groups in front of us. Teamed up with the person in front us and behind us and was still held up. If you only hit it 175 yards at the most don’t play from tees in front of the back especially with the wind. Fun course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Many lost balls

Water on each hole. Not enough fairway. Playing after Irma, lot a work being done on course while playing. Friendly staff. Greens not that big.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club on 10/13/2017:
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are sorry to hear that you found the course to be too difficult.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club on 10/03/2017:
Thank you!
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

THE course at Sanibel

Anyone visiting Sanibel who is a golfer MUST play the Dunes if at all possible. Lovely setting around beautiful water areas. Very fine condition even though it was quite hot. Pro Shop could not have been nicer. Loved our outing and played in remarkable time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club on 09/29/2017:
Thank you for the 5* review! We appreciate the kind words about the course and look forward to having you back again soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club on 09/28/2017:
Thank you for the 5* review!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Lots of water

Most holes are very tight & mistakes are not forgiven. Leave your driver in the bag on most holes, as I learned the hard way. Course was in nice condition but recent heavy rains made everything very soggy & difficult to hit off tight fairway lies. Challenging greens very hard to read.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club on 09/06/2017:
Thank you for the positive review! We hope you had an enjoyable day on the course!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Really nice course and worth to go to Sanibel Island.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club on 09/06/2017:
We are happy to hear you are willing to make the drive to the course!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great day!

The day after the track was flooded the grounds crew had the course in great shape. Management had plenty of workers on the course, showed that they cared. I played alone and had a great day. Loved the layout, lots of water, but fair!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club on 09/06/2017:
Thank you for the kind words about our staff! We are glad to hear you had a great day!
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