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3.6
172 Reviews (172)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
60
3 Stars
45
2 Stars
26
1 Stars
23
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.5
Layout
3.9
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.6
72.1%
Recommend this course
104 out of 172 reviews
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3.3
6 Reviews (6)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.2
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.5
66.7%
Recommend this course
4 out of 6 reviews
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3.6
10 Reviews (10)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.6
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.6
70.0%
Recommend this course
7 out of 10 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 70
Length 6006 yards
Slope 129
Rating 69.9
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Sanibel Island Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6006 yards 69.9 129
White 70 5482 yards 67.2 125
Gold 70 4813 yards 63.7 115
Red (W) 70 4336 yards 66.2 114
Scorecard for Sanibel Island Golf Club
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: 70.1/133 395 374 152 377 395 148 362 395 522 3120 285 325 338 155 329 433 165 370 486 2886 6006
White M: 67.6/126 374 346 144 337 348 140 296 313 491 2789 273 307 326 146 302 408 151 358 422 2693 5482
Gold M: 64.3/115 W: 69.4/127 330 301 129 317 272 96 232 296 458 2431 267 261 314 168 293 355 112 313 338 2421 4852
Red M: 62.1/110 W: 65.7/114 278 281 114 282 268 92 224 200 368 2107 265 256 302 135 286 323 95 313 333 2308 4415
Handicap 12 8 18 6 4 16 2 14 10 13 5 11 17 7 1 15 3 9
Par 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 5 35 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 35 70

Course Details

Year Built 1976
Greens Bermuda grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Truman Wilson

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Reviews

3.6
172 Reviews (172)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
Dinner 15
Amazing Food 10
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 42
Narrow Fairways 29
Bunkers 24
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 37
Locals 27
Advanced Golfers 22
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 22
Near Local Attractions 13
Convenient to the City 8

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

If convenience is your priority

The greens fees are to be expected for a vacation location. You get the convenience of not having to leave the island to play. For the money, however, you would expect better tee box grooming, ball washers, and greens not burnt out. Looks are more in line with an overplayed public course.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful flora and fauna

The iguanas were the best.... a great play... only thing wrong was the heavy traffic across the bridge 45 min wait.... but the staff was very accommodating.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course conditions have improved since 2018. Still have a ways to go but they are making nice progress. Excellent pace of play, under 4 hours.

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

Much improved

Since last year the greens and tee boxes grass improved as well as the Fairwys. This course is a work in progress by dedicated owners. Rescuing a treasure, long term project. Recommend playing here. Challenge for all the clubs in your bag

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pass on this course

I was looking forward to playing this course, but really disappointed, no driving range, poor putting green and no chipping area.
Course was in OK condition, except for the greens, some bad patches and the hole looked like it hadn't been changed in 2 weeks. For the the price it was a $50 course at best. I expected much better, I give it a pass.

Roy Albon

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace 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

Much improved over last year

I see there is a recent review involving the condition of this course, I have played this course multiple times a year for a matter of years and this trip provided the best conditions yet. Still some work to be done, some greens had some damage and a few GUR in the fairways, but compared to last year they have made some significant strides. I was very impressed. No, there is not a driving range. If you want one on the island, you will have to go to the aqua range where you essentially are working off of feel. The chipping and putting green was great in my opinion, that was where I noticed the changes immediately. A few less trees on the back 9 provides some more water views, I saw the crocodile on the tee box of 3 which was pretty cool, staff continues to be top of the line. Very nice people who are genuinely glad to see you at their course, they appreciate the business and there is something to be said for that. I really enjoy this course, Not the longest track ever but 6000 is respectable, especially for being on the island. A few houses being worked on and built provided for some noise but there is only so much anyone can do about that. Give it a shot, I love running around this track.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Just fun

Great people fun course. Eagled 17 birdied 18!
Go for it have fun.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Christmas Golf

All three golfers had a great time on the course. All the holes were different and fun to play. The greens were excellent and rolling true. The staff were very friendly and helpful. A great value for the money. We will be back soon.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bad greens - foul smell !

I did not like the quality nor the speed of the greens! Big differences from green to green.Most disturbing was the fact that the sprinklers were running while going through the halfwayhouse and we could not avoid to drive through the spray of smelly water!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Sanibel Island Golf Club

Course is in good shape. Challenging but still fun. Very friendly staff.
Glad I chose to play this course. Past reviews by others do not represent current condition of course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not too much water

Have played this course a number of times over the last 3 years... they have put in some improvements and the wildflowers are very pretty. Tee boxes still in relatively poor shape and the fairways were pretty stressed out from the unusually dry winter. If you are looking for a nice round of golf and can get a discount on their rack rate -- not a bad course to play -- especially when its not too busy.

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

Vacation golf

This course is a “must play” when visiting Sanibel Island. Beautiful course with a challenging layout. I really enjoyed all the Florida wildlife on the course. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Even though they called it the “off season”, the greens and fairways where in perfect condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Way over priced for what it is.

Super friendly staff. Would never say anything but great things about the staff. The course was really disappointing however. Fairways were junk and the greens were worse.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Better Than Expected

Before traveling to Florida, like most people I was looking at the different courses and reading reviews. I saw many negative reviews about Sanibel Island Golf Course and was concerned, but since we were staying on the island, I decided to give it a go. Quite honestly, the course was in pretty good shape. Some burn spots on the greens, but really did not impact how the greens rolled. Us northerners come to Florida and expect these perfect lush golf courses, probably unfair expectation for early March, but the truth is Sanibel Island was a lot better than most courses up north in March and it was a windy 70 degree day. A bit pricey especially since there is no driving range and no drinkable water on the course. But, I'll play it again some day. I liked the layout of the course and the people were great.

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

Fun casual island course

Low key place with friendly service in the pro shop. Course condition was OK but could use a little more water to green it up. Also need some amenities on the course, at least some water. Count on some traffic during the season. Easy to get to and would recommend for all golfers.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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