Sanibel Island Golf Club

3.1842941176 3.2 stars from 5 (161)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6006 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 69.9
  • Layout

  • 1100 Par View Dr, Sanibel Island, Florida 33957, Lee County
  • (239) 472-2626
  • (239) 472-9546
  • sanibelislandgc.com

Year built: 1976
Architect(s): Truman Wilson
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Bermuda grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.1 stars from 5
Value: 3.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 161 Reviews
5 stars:
16
4 stars:
54
3 stars:
43
2 stars:
26
1 stars:
22

recommend this course

96 out of 161 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive near local attractions convenient to the city   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals advanced golfers   Challenges include water hazards narrow fairways bunkers   Great for drinks dinner amazing food  

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4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Not too much water"


10mallozzijj's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Vacation golf"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Way over priced for what it is."


u803711438's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2018
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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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



u302153796's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2018
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Better Than Expected"


u129372168's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Fun casual island course"


Brighap's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2018
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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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u993934689's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Christmas Day golf"


u441289793's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing this course which all three of us liked. The layout was great and each hole is different. It was a rare course open on Christmas Day. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Hurricane damage to trees was all cleaned up. The conditions were good considering the weather and recent hurricane but the fairways could use some water and greens were somewhat sandy and slow. For the price the course was a very good value.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u256649037's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/08/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Playing on Sanibel Island"


HansWillis's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This golf course and the people who run it are excellent.

The course is challenging and the scenery is Beautiful.

There is some hurricane damage but it looks like it has improved the fairways and greens a lot with the extra water. I never found a bad lie I did not deserve.

play this course and enjoy the views and the solitude. I played as a single and finished my round in less then 3 hours. Awesome experience.

Enjoy Hans


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course needs work"


Lee8378202's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

We were excited to golf at Sanibel. And when we arrived we were basically the only ones on the course. But we soon found out why. The course was in terrible condition. Every green looked like it had had acid poured on it. There was more sand than grass on them. This course has great potential. The setting is beautiful. We were also challenged by the placement of the pins and the proximity to water. And the course is very tight. It kind of reminded me of the Key West Golf Course (which is in great shape), except the overall condition of the course was like playing golf in a cow pasture. If I owned any one of the beautiful houses on this course I would be very upset to be on such a rough course in a very desirable area. We won't be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"unkempt and neglected course"


Guido7709052's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

i had played this course in july 2017. Service for cleaning the club was bad. I had missing the service with drinks and snacks. The golf course has an very sad designed and unkempt and neglected.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



Wesselsa's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2017
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Stay Away"


bhigginswroman's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Yes, the rate is cheaper than the Dunes on the island but you get what you pay for there and Sanibel Island isn't worth playing. The only positive comment I can make i that the staff is friendly.

If you decide to play the course, please get something to drink in the pro shop or around the corner outside. They do not have water coolers on the course.

Guy in the pro shop told me their greens were "transitioning' from winter grass that was overseeded to the grass coming n for the summer. The actual transition was from grass to dirt.

Number #9 green was totally dead, no grass, just dirt. Greens looked like they had been verticut so putts rarely stayed online.

Layout was okay and I'm sure the course at one time was worth playing but I won't be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Could be a solid track"


griffinturner's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Per the staff this used to be a dog track but has improved! I would agree bc most of the greens are in really bad shape as well as half the tee boxes. Solid layout and time will tell if the course can find its way...needs persistent tlc. We paid $59 a person including cart. Don't pay over $40 at this time.


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course



u837774455's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course



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