Sabal Springs Golf & Racquet Club

Golf Advisor Icon
Ratings Index
Tooltip Information Icon
3.5
146
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
58
3 Stars
43
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.9
Layout
3.5
Friendliness
3.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.2
71.6%
Recommend this course
114 out of 146 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
5.0
1
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
5.0
Value
5.0
Layout
5.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
1 out of 1 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
3.6
27
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
3.8
Layout
3.5
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
3.8
66.7%
Recommend this course
18 out of 27 reviews
Read Reviews

About

Holes 18
Par 60
Length 3279
Slope 95
Rating 58.9
Type Semi-Private
Book a Tee Time at
Sabal Springs Golf & Racquet Club
Powered by GolfNow.com
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 60 3279 yards 58.9 95
White 60 2929 yards 57.0 90
Red 60 2196 yards 53.0 83
Scorecard for Sabal Springs
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 58.9/95 115 138 221 166 191 257 112 102 124 1426 336 108 184 290 163 233 134 106 299 1853 3279
White M: 57.0/90 115 124 221 137 168 201 112 102 124 1304 294 108 175 223 122 206 112 106 279 1625 2929
Red W: 53.0/83 70 85 210 61 107 136 88 87 111 955 214 92 93 184 91 196 86 92 193 1241 2196
Handicap 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Par 3 3 4 3 3 4 3 3 3 29 4 3 3 4 3 4 3 3 4 31 60

Course Details

Year Built 1988
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Paspalum Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gordon G. Lewis

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

3.5
146

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
19th Hole Scenic Views 6
Patio Dining 6
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 27
Narrow Fairways 17
Bunkers 10
This course/club is great for:
Seniors 19
Locals 14
Beginners 13
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 16
In the 'Burbs 6
Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Poor Customer Service

We are known as "Golf Nowers", so we checked in 24 minutes before our tee time and we were told we were way too early. We would have to wait 15 minutes before they could give us a cart key. We were told we would be paired up with another "Golf Now" twosome. @ minutes before our tee time, the pro shop person told us that his boss was "feeling generous "and let us tee off. No respect for golf now, or just for golfers in general. I played here twice last year and thought they might have been just having an off day in the pro shop, but this has happened twice again this year. I will not be playing here again.... There are too many other courses that treat people with respect.......

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

We were a foursome of senior ladies out for a fun day of golf. Course is perfect for a friendly game, not too serious. Booked 18 holes, but We quit after 9 holes because it was just too hot and humid. We were very disappointed that we were unable to finish the course. Will definitely play there again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

great shape at Sabel

this course was in very good shape on the greens and tee boxes over this time last year. the staff deserves a lot of credit for this since southwest florida has had only 5 inches of rain since November. my wife and I played in Clewiston, lake placid and sebring all of which were not in as good of shape as Sabel Spring

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice day fast play

Be sure to bring your confirmation number from golf now!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

I played this course with three buddies. Overall I really liked the layout, and it was very playable. My one complaint is that the fairways and greens were pretty hard. The greens rolled nicely but they didn’t really take incoming balls all that well because they were just so firm. Staff were friendly and pace of play was good. Overall I would recommend the course but it could be so much better if the fairways and greens had been watered more.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Terrible GM - Dave Stewart

I’ve got to say, I’m extremely disappointed in this course and Dave Stewart, the general manager. This morning, my buddy and I had a 7:21 tee time at this course and we were met with information that a 8:00AM shotgun tournament was scheduled for today. My buddy arrived first to putt and chip before the round. Dave took the time to yell from the clubhouse to my buddy on the putting green that he wanted us to “play slow” and “take our time” today. When I arrived and went into the clubhouse to pay, the pro shop cashier took our money, and Dave took the time to tell us to “slow down” and “don’t catch the members” today as a “favor.” This is the 2nd time my group has gotten this information. We were confused by this, because we couldn’t imagine why a 7:21 tee time was available before a shotgun tournament, but we agreed and went ahead to the first tee. No sooner after my buddy hit his first shot did Dave come around again to the tee box explaining the SAME INFORMATION he’s relayed multiple times to our group. At this point, I offered a solution of going out on a different hole to get try and avoid the shotgun, to which he stated, “you guys are fine right here.” He said “you won’t catch them [members], but don’t catch them.” We attempted to explain that telling us to slow our pace multiple times before a round and telling us not to come into contact with his members was not good business, and he shouldn’t have the 7:21 tee time available. The shotgun tournament was also not listed on the booking information for the tee time, as we wouldn’t have booked the time. He said it “never is,” but it “happens every weekend.” We tried to explain to him that it’s wrong to tell us to slow our pace of play 3x before a round, and if he couldn’t accommodate us, that would have been something to explain before we paid. He then kicked us off the course saying that we “didn’t need to play today.” He was unwilling to take ownership of his bad decision to offer a tee time before a shotgun tournament and unwilling to take the necessary steps to make this right. He just said “this is a private course” and “I don’t like your attitude” like we were beneath him. I was very disappointed, because this is a situation that I, as a seasoned golfer, have experienced before. However, other golf courses (more well managed, I suppose?) know how to handle the situation. Other courses have told us upon arrival that they are having a shotgun or scramble tournament and they can’t accommodate us, they APOLOGIZE and take responsibility, and offer a solution, whether thats an alternative time or alternate date. Dave wanted to take our money and tell us how to play golf, trying to squeeze as much money out of their day as possible. That tee time never should have been available, and it seemed like Dave was telling us these things to try and get us off the course so he didn’t have to deal with the potential member problems. He ultimately got his wish, and kicked us off the course at the drop of a hat. This is bad business, with a GM that treats public players like they are scum. A GM that doesn’t take responsibility for poor business decisions, who has no problem HARASSING public golfers about their pace of play so that the ambience isn’t ruined for his delicate members. I won’t be back, and it’s a shame that there is such a poor excuse of a GM running things over there.

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

Perfect Weather and Fast Play Today

Nice time at the course today. I got teamed up with 2 nice guys today with similar golf skills to me so we often played the same shots. Yes, we had perfect,. cool weather with not much wind and to top it off the 7? foot gator on the big lake along the 18th hole topped off our great day. Will play again there soon

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Challenging Course

Course was in excellent shape, fairways and greens

Pace of play was excellent, not too busy at that time

(we played on a Monday at 2:15 pm)

Staff was really friendly

I would play again

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice story course but pay attention. Tight and lots of water. But that too is ok. greens are a little slow Just figure it out. Had a great time Will be back. I would recommend this place. For the money on Golf Now it was great even after my wife beat me

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

Great place to play golf

They should have logo balls for us collectors. Course was fun and in good shape employees were courteous

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Golf Now be aware

Course was OK , but the staff said we had to golf at our tee-off time even though there was over a half hour gap between tee-offs where no body was playing. We were told that we had to play with Golf Now players only at our tee-time , the next time we play there. Well there will be NO NEXT TIME.!!!!!!!!!!!

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not Golf Now Fans

Course is in fair shape. There were few golfers on the course yet we are not allowed to tee off 1 minute before our tee times. They would not acknowledge our names....just we are "Golf Now". Bar not open, no water or ice available on a hot day.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Sabal Springs - Too Many Water Holes!

The course was beautiful, the pace was great, and we did enjoy our game despite losing so many balls because of all the water on the course. Even the fellow we golfed with who was a much better golfer than we are said he wouldn't go back because of the water and layout. We don't mind the odd hole with water but this was a bit much. Too bad because it was pretty and close to where we are staying. Maybe it was just too challenging for us. We didn't really use the amenities so only rated it average.

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

good pace

this time of year the coares play slow

Sabal pace on Friday was very good

greens are in great shape

for a par 60 there's some nice part 4s

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Tight Challenge for a rusty swing

The course is in good shape. Greens are small and sloped. I can see how it would be a very tight course for a beginner or a snowbird with a rusty swing.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Small but challenging! Really steps up your short game!

Lots of water and great to get your short game in check. Greens are a real challenge as well because of the slops.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Nearby Courses
Fort Myers, Florida
3.7247823529
100
Fort Myers, Florida
3.7247823529
100
Fort Myers, Florida
3.7247823529
100
North Fort Myers, Florida
0.0
0
North Fort Myers, Florida
0.0
0
Fort Myers, Florida
4.2690823529
727
North Fort Myers, Florida
5.0
1
Fort Myers, Florida
1.5659
129
Cape Coral, Florida
3.8690941176
173
Fort Myers, Florida
4.7793823529
195
Fort Myers, Florida
4.0818294118
203

Stay & Play Offers

$199 Starting price
Valid dates: Oct 19, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018
The package includes overnight accommodations, unlimited rounds of golf for two players, daily American breakfast for two at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar and 10% savings offered at the Golf Shop.
3410 Clubview Dr, North Fort Myers, Florida 33917, Lee County
(239) 731-0101
Course Layout
Now Reading
New Cookie Policy
WE AND OUR PARTNERS USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, PERFORM ANALYTICS, PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THESE COOKIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR COOKIE POLICY.
CONTINUE