Measuring Green Speeds

Administrator : May 26, 2017 1:49 pm : Blog

“Why were the greens fast yesterday and slower today?”

Virtually every superintendent in the world hears this question on a weekly basis. The truth is there is no one answer to this question. Green speeds vary depending on many different factors such as nutrient input, insect and disease pressure, height of cut, rates of growth regulators applied and in my opinion, most importantly, moisture levels.

As Superintendents, we can pretty much control or keep in check most of these factors but when it comes to moisture we are at the mercy of Mother Nature.

Now don’t get me wrong, controlling moisture levels was not a daunting task during the past 4 months of no rain. However, as we come closer to our typical summertime rain pattern here in Southwest Florida, maintaining the desired amount of moisture in the soil profile of the greens becomes more and more of a challenge.

This is not a new concept. I’m sure most of you have heard television commentators talk about the golf course softening up and the greens slowing down from the rain the night before as the Pros are able to take aim at the pins and birdie becomes a more common score. As the Superintendent, it’s my primary goal to provide consistent green speeds on a daily basis. We don’t want to experience ups and downs throughout the week and managing moisture is a major part of that.

One of the most important tools that we use to achieve consistent green speeds are portable moisture meters. These meters measure the volumetric water content of the soil. In other words, they tell us how wet the soil is and provide us with a benchmark that lets us know when we need to add water to them.

By using these tools, we can pin point exact locations on the greens that require water and simply use our hose to provide the water rather than running the sprinklers on the entire green and ultimately affecting the green speed.

At Estero Country Club, hard work, the appropriate tools, and some good ol’ fashioned sunshine makes it a little easier to be green!

T.J. Shine
Golf Course Superintendent

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Livin’ La Vida Social

Administrator : April 13, 2017 3:17 pm : Blog


The roads are clearing, restaurants have more available seating…

This can only mean one thing—it’s nearly Easter!

In southwest Florida, we anticipate Easter for reasons other than a renewed spirit. Snowbirds return to their home up north and everywhere becomes a little less crowded. If you’re a year-round resident, why don’t you enjoy this newfound freedom!

We don’t mean to brag but we have some pretty exciting stuff to look forward to! From monthly social events, dinners, drinks, and dancing to our daily life including golf, tennis, and fitness, we have something for everyone!

At Estero Country Club, it truly is all fun and games. Fill your social calendar, enjoy the golf course, and relax! Need some inspiration? Check out everything that we’re offering members, guests, friends and families.

Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary

Did you know that Estero Country Club is a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary”! That’s right! We’re committed to all our members, even the ones that fly and scurry!

“Estero Country Club has shown a strong commitment to its environmental program. They are to be commended for their efforts to provide a sanctuary for wildlife on the golf course property,” said Jim Sluiter, Staff Ecologist for the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Programs.

The green and lush landscape of southwest Florida belongs to all of us, including our wildlife, large and small. We are lucky enough to be sharing our lives in one of the most beautiful places in the world. We believe it’s not only our duty, but our responsibility to do what we can to ensure the sustainability of our course and community. After all, some of the most elegant and rare animals are our next door neighbors!

Check out some of the wildlife that has been spotted at Estero Country Club!

Social Events and Classes

We’re painting the town red (and blue…and purple…and yellow…and—)!

Tap into your creative side with monthly art activities that the whole family can enjoy. Recently, we’ve enjoyed silk painting, card creation, and many other creative activities that have tapped into all of our artistic sides!

We even offer Oil Painting classes from renowned, local artist Regis Bobitski. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or painting novice, everyone enjoys this eight-week journey, offered year round. We are so lucky to have Regis work with our staff and members to create a course that you will never forget. Regis works closely with all students to create incredible works of art. At the end of each session a colordul display of all the art work created graces the hallways of Estero Country Club for our members to enjoy!

Your first steps towards creativity is just around the corner.

It’s All in the Cards

Feeling lucky in southwest Florida? Why not join us for our popular card game nights!

Every month we host weekly events for Bridge, Canasta, Gin Rummy, Mexican Train and more right here in southwest Florida! Every event is eagerly anticipated! In fact, our Bridge nights are one of our most attended activities at Estero Country Club. We welcome all level of players and offer both social bridge and duplicate games on Monday, as well as Couples Bridge on Wednesday evenings. Stay up-to-date with our weekly and monthly activities to join in on the fun!

It’s not just Bridge, our members enjoy many other card games, including Gin Rummy and B.I.N.G.O, our two other most popular card games.

The fun never stops at Estero Country Club! Become a team player or go solo for our card game nights! Make sure to check our Facebook page regularly for updates on events! If you’re a member, check out our weekly newsletter as well to see everything that you have to look forward to!

Day Excursions

Our favorite part of southwest Florida is its vast opportunities! You can search near and far, down every street, curve, and plaza is something exciting to explore.

Find your new favorite spot with us! We host monthly day excursions to some of southwest Florida’s most popular places. Take a trip to the Barbara B. Mann to see professional performances, take a walk on the wild side with day trips to the Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, FL, take a piece of tourism with you on our Florida-famous Trolley trips to 5th Ave in Naples for an evening of fun, get in the holiday spirit with lighted canal tours at Fisherman’s Village in Punta Gorda, or even make the most of local talent at the Naples Philharmonic and much, much more!

If you have a favorite spot that you’d like to share with your local members, we are always eager to hear from recommendations and suggestions from members. Thank you for your support and excitement!

Click the links below and check out some of our favorite places to visit!

Staying Social in Southwest Florida

We are so proud of the social program that we’ve built right here in southwest Florida. Many of our members are from northern states looking to make a change. It has always been our goal to create a country club that feels like home. Our members enjoy regular events and have made friends that feel like family!

If you’re looking for a fit in southwest Florida, give us a call! Estero Country Club is always looking for more members! When you’re here, you’re home!

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Settling in Southwest Florida

Administrator : March 15, 2017 2:17 pm : Blog

Settling in Southwest Florida

There’s no place like home. Southwest Florida is offering guests and residents alike the chance to bask in the sun, improve their golf swing, and experience the best that life has to offer.

Estero Country Club is offering the lifestyle amenities, sport, and good times that everyone can enjoy. Take a look at everything we have to offer.

Golf

Have you heard the latest news? Estero Country Club is excited to announce that our very own golf course will be receiving a restoration during the summer months of 2018.

Golf at Estero Country Club is about to get even better! We are committed to providing a great game with great people. Golf is not just a game in southwest Florida, it’s part of our lifestyle. While some associate Florida with sandy beaches and non-stop sunshine, we associate it with great golf! Visitors from all over the world flock to our sunny coast to hone their skill and swing to their heart’s content. Residents and guests alike will spend their summer out on the green, improving their golf game, and hoping to beat their opponents in a friendly, competitive game.

Estero Country Club offers a pristine, green course for members and guests. Playing at 7,072 yards from its championship tees, our par 72 course sits on 105 lush acres surrounded by 38 acres of sparkling lakes. The course features six sets of tees to challenge the skills of players at every level. We also offer an outstanding practice range, as well as large putting and chipping greens.

Tennis

When you love a game, you want to live it. At Estero Country Club, “Love” is not just a tennis term, it’s a description of our feelings towards such a competitive, complex game. Tennis is a great way to challenge yourself and those around you. We want you to have the best tennis experience in Estero, so we have compiled a great course and variety of events so you can stay fit and active with your friends. Join our group of players and experience the same passion and drive for the game! Our members enjoy lighted courts, fun competition, lessons, and leagues that have tennis enthusiasts all over southwest Florida eager to join.

When you choose Estero Country Club, you’re choosing fun and friendly competition. The U.S. Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Professional Staff at Estero Country Club consistently seek to provide the tennis experience that meets and exceeds our member’s expectations.

Are you ready to hit the courts?

Fitness

Whether you’re looking to maintain your golf swing, exercise your muscles to improve your tennis game, or enhance your strength and cardiovascular health, Estero Country Club’s Fitness Center offers a variety of equipment to promote a healthy lifestyle.

Choose from self-guided workouts, personal training, or have fun in a group fitness class. It is OUR goal to help YOU reach your goals. Stop in for a class or for an introduction to our center! With a private code, members can enjoy 24 hour access to our facilities. Your fitness doesn’t wait for anyone!

Feel like some company? At Estero Country Club, no one works out alone! Browse through our Fitness classes , including Stretch & Flex and Yoga. Stretch & Flex is ideal for the golfer or tennis player that wants to improve their swing without exacerbating shoulder or arm issues. Extend your golf game and focus on strengthening your body and mind. Our fitness team crafts workout to target your core, including abs, gluts, and back, as well as exercises to engage your whole body. Increase your balance, strength, flexibility and range of motion for your game as well as day-to-day life.

Need to focus on stretching? Estero Country Club’s gentle yoga includes classical postures and breathing to improve balance, increase strength, and open you body, mind, and spirit. Yoga is one of the most popular forms of fitness for seniors. The ancient art aims to improve overall mental and physical well-being!

Estero Country Club is growing strong, together!

Our classes are held year-round on Tuesday and Thursdays. Fitness has no age limit either! Our classes are open to all ages and fitness skill. Keep an eye out for additional fitness activities as well! We regularly pair fun with fitness!

Lifestyle

After you spend your day outside, take a load off with our many activities. Choose from fun games, social events, and outings with your family and friends. Variety is the spice of life! Our Lifestyle Activities include:

  • Painting Class
  • Bridge
  • Gin Rummy
  • Mah Jongg
  • B.I.N.G.O.
  • And various Day Excursions!

Take a walk on the wild side! Estero Country Club is proud to be a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” alongside the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses, an Audubon International program. It’s not just about providing an incredible course; we are dedicated to ensuring the livelihood of all the animals we share our space with.

Southwest Florida is enjoyed by all of us including creatures large and small. Our team believes that it’s our responsibility to work towards environmental sustainability and to protect our most precious wildlife. After all, we share southwest Florida with some of the most interesting, rare animals in the world!

Check out what wildlife you can see at Estero Country Club!

Southwest Florida Summers at ECC

We’ve got something special just for you, your friends, acquaintances, and of course, your family! Participate at Estero Country Club with a Summer Golf Membership! Enjoy unlimited play, range, and reciprocal privileges at area clubs. Ah, summer that time of year we all look forward to kicking back, enjoying the weather, and finally relaxing without traffic and the difficulty getting to eat at a local restaurant. To make it even better, what about a summer golf membership you can use to enjoy the practice facilities, play golf, and tennis!

For more details, call 239-267-7000! We look forward to seeing you!

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Estero Country Club Teeing Off for Golf Course Refurbishment

Administrator : February 17, 2017 10:26 am : Blog

First it was Naples Grande, then it was Mediterra, and now it’s Estero County Club’s turn! Golf courses across southwest Florida have been given some pretty incredible makeovers. One of the largest projects was Naples Grande, a complete course redesign that included the involvement of famed golfer Jack Nicklaus.

Estero Country Club is excited to announce that our very own golf course will be receiving a restoration that is set to start during the summer months of 2018.

Award-winning golf course designer, Gordon Lewis will return to Estero Country Club at the Vines to be part of the restoration process. Currently playing at 7,072 yards from its championship tees, our par 72 course sits on 105 lush acres surrounded by 38 acres of sparkling lakes.

Our course features seven sets of tees to challenge the skills of players at every level. Members and guests can enjoy an outstanding practice range, as well as large putting and chipping greens.

The golf course restoration  will bring Estero Country Club to the next level with the latest golf course amenities and continue to challenge southwest Florida residents and visitors.

Who’s Involved

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“If you’ve never played a course designed by architects such as John Sanford, Mike Dasher, Gordon Lewis, Gary Koch and Bill Amick, you haven’t fully experienced great Florida golf.” says Ed Schmidt on Golf Advisor.

Gordon Lewis, a veteran golf-course architect in Naples, says most of his work today is restoration on existing courses. We were lucky to have such an esteemed name attached to our golf course in the beginning and we count our blessings to have him return for regrassing the fairways and redoing the greens.

Estero Country Club’s golf course is timeless, according to Gordon Lewis, and we couldn’t agree more. We are looking forward to sprucing up the greens for our members and guests.

Gordon Lewis has made his name, creating complex, gorgeous courses that challenge and inspire even the most seasoned golfer. We can’t wait to see the finished product!

Golf at Estero Country Club

Golf is a cornerstone in our community. It’s an activity almost anyone can partake in. Golf is an exercise of both body and mind, emotionally as well as physically. At Estero Country Club, it is our pleasure to provide the best course in the area.

Estero, Florida, after all, has undergone dramatic shifts in the past thirty years. What was once a sleepy area on the Gulf of Mexico has emerged at the forefront of a technology and business boom. More and more families are settling in and digging their roots in southwest Florida. Additionally, many people are choosing Estero, Florida and southwest Florida to enjoy their retirement. This delicate blend of individuals makes for a compassionate community that is, and always has been, built on kindness.

We want to remain a safe place in southwest Florida. A community where people of all ages can come and enjoy the sunny outdoors. Whether you’re a member or a seasonal guest, you are always welcome here.

Mark Your Calendars

2018 will mark the unveiling of our brand new course! Estero Country Club is excited to move this project forward to provide an enhanced golf experience for our members and guests.

In the meantime, don’t worry; there will be plenty of golf to be played! In fact, you can take a virtual tour of our current course today, but don’t get too attached! Our future has big things planned for the course!

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Finding a Fit in Southwest Florida

Administrator : January 16, 2017 2:20 pm : Blog

Finding a Fit in Southwest FloridaThere is something special about communities where you find the perfect fit. Some communities may be too big, other areas are too small, but southwest Florida fits just right!

Estero Country Club is just right for people who want to enjoy the beauties of southwest Florida surrounded by friends – old and new. There is great value in a membership to Estero Country Club.

To maintain a high level of exclusivity and member satisfaction, Estero Country Club has limited Equity Golf Memberships available. This established member-owned country club is one of the finest golf experiences and operations in Southwest Florida. Estero Country Club is on solid ground financially and is a winter home for many international visitors as well as Americans who have chosen Estero Country Club from the many options.

Whether you are ready to take the next step in your life or retirement, or want to raise your family in a safe, fun area that has the luxury of nature’s most gorgeous habitats, Estero Country Club is waiting for you. Welcome to the sunshine state where golf is in the plenty, tennis is swing-ready, and the dining is out of this world.

Estero Country Club is a true country club experience where members gather season after season to enjoy the friendship and company of their fellow members. When you choose Estero Country Club, you’re choosing home.

What To Expect

With a membership at Estero Country Club, you can enjoy the following activities, amenities, and look forward to the best of times.

  • 18-Hole, Gordon Lewis Designed Course with Practice Range, Putting Green and Chipping Area
  • 365 Day Tee Time Availability
  • Leagues for Men, Women, and Couples
  • Limited Golf Equity Memberships
  • Exceptional TifEagle Greens
  • Diverse Tennis Programming on Five Har-Tru Courts
  • 24 Hour Fitness Center
  • Casual to Elegant Dining
  • Jam Packed Social Calendar

What’s Around?

Not only is Estero, Florida a beautiful place to live, it’s bustling with activity. When you choose this golden nugget on the Gulf Coast, you’re choosing a host of seasonal and regular activities. Are you a baseball fan? Great news, there is Spring Training for the Minnesota Twins and the Boston Red Sox just around the corner. Baseball is an integral piece to American culture. Soak up the sights, the sun, and a great day at the ball game!

We’re dedicated to having fun while staying fit. Choose from the best golf courses in the world. Estero Country Club, in particular, offers an 18-hole, Gordon Lewis designed course that is a local favorite. Thinking of a more refreshing type of sport? We are in close proximity to six pristine beaches, all hugging the west coast of Florida. Dig your toes in the sand and enjoy a gorgeous sunset every evening.

What’s a beautiful place without exquisite dining? Enjoy the luxury of choice! With 118 restaurants to choose from, eating out will quickly become your go-to activity with family and friends near and far. That’s right! Invite your favorite people to come visit you in paradise. Southwest Florida Regional Airport (RSW) is becoming one of the largest airports in the area. Thanks to low-cost airfare and a great location, RSW is the perfect spot to pick up the relatives and begin making memories.

Choosing Southwest Florida

We want to make your transition to Estero Country Club as simple as possible. Whether you’re moving house, or want to join a social, active community, call a member of our team! We’d love to introduce you to current members, families, and show you what Estero Country Club is all about.

Sign up for your Trial Membership today!

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Goodbye December… Hello 2017!

Administrator : December 14, 2016 1:18 pm : Blog

goodbye decemberCan you believe it is already the middle of December?! 2016 has absolutely flown by and to be honest, we’re finding it a little difficult to say goodbye. Here at Estero Country Club we have had an absolutely incredible year. From a prosperous January, to celebrating our 30th anniversary, from a year that took golfing at ECC to the next level; we’ve truly seen it all.

30 years ago, Estero Country Club began in the heart of a growing area. Over the years we have swelled, shifted, and become the active, happy community that you know today. This year, we remembered our roots, hosting events, activities, and parties to celebrate our anniversary and everything it stands for.

Estero Country Club is proud to be part of this community. We would not be where we are without our loyal members, our strong staff, and the countless men and women, businesses, organizations, and fundraisers that choose ECC as their venue for everything from private parties, weddings, to a fun day out on the course.

We want to celebrate the end of the year with you! Join us as we take a look back at a successful year and fun future!

Happy and Healthy in SWFL

The year started off great for southwest Florida! In February, NBC News named Naples, Florida, our southern neighbors, the happiest and healthiest city in the United States! Out of fifty states, thousands of cities and their health initiatives, Naples was where researchers found the most smiling faces and healthiest people.

Naples is a high well-being place, Dan Witters, Research Director of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, told TODAY. People in Naples really like their communities.

The top five communities included:

  • Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, Florida
  • Salinas, California
  • North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida
  • Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Barnstable Town, Massachusetts

Junior Golfers at Estero Country Club

Over the summer, golf was in high demand! Estero Country Club’s Assistant Golf Professional, Tom Donovan didn’t get enough golf at ECC, so he offered his expertise to the Boys Golf Team at the Community School of Naples. The boy’s team had a successful year, finishing second at Regional’s and advancing to the State Finals. There were strong teams, but the team played their best and advanced the Community School of Naples to the state tournament for the first time in three years!

Community School of Naples wasn’t the only local team that made headlines! The Estero High School Girls Golf team dominated the Districts and played a nail biting game at Regionals. After finishing second at the Districts, the team moved on to Regionals. While the team did not advance to the State Finals, Kim Egozi moved on to State as an individual. They participated in a state wide tournament in Sebring in September, finishing third, and completed their dual-meet season 11-1. To top it all off, the girl’s snagged the winning title as the Conference Championship.

Junior Golf has risen exponentially in recent years, encouraging the youth of southwest Florida to get out there and play!

It’s Not Over Yet!

Don’t think we’ve already shut the door on 2016! Estero Country Club still has a lot planned before 2017 greets us. We will be hosting a New Year’s Eve party that you will never forget! Join us for a night of food, fun, and festivities to welcome 2017 in style!

Thank you to everyone who’s helped us on our path to success. Our members are the vital veins of our community. Thank you for supporting us, staying loyal, and for always being there with a helping hand.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday!

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LPGA CME Group Tour Championship Wraps Up in SWFL

Administrator : November 21, 2016 4:10 pm : Blog

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The 2016 CME Group Tour Championship wrapped up in Naples, Florida this past Sunday. The Tiburon Golf Club hosted the LPGA tour from Thursday, November 17th to Sunday, November 20th for a weekend of surprises, a bit of drama, and great golf.

LPGA in Naples, Florida

One of the biggest surprises of the day was first-time LPGA Title Winner, Charley Hull. The 20-year-old from England ended with -19.

Feels great to be a winner on the LPGA tour, Hull told NBC Golf. It’s wicked to do it at 20.

There were plenty of winners at the LPGA tour! Ariya Jutanugarn won the CME Globe $1 million jackpot, the Rolex Player of the Year Award and the LPGA money-winning title.

My dream come true, Jutanugarn said. I never think my name can be on this trophy, and, right now, I’m really proud of myself.

Not every face was a smiling one by the end of the tournament, but the spirit of the game lives on with the professionalism and sportsmanship we all saw on Sunday from both the winners and those who didn’t quite meet their target.

Another winner was the weather! Naples, Florida has been home to the tour for the past 4 years, and will continue to host the fantastic sport in the future.

Tiburon and the Ritz-Carlton are wonderful partners and hosts to CME Group as well as the LPGA Tour, Dennis Baggett, Senior Director, LPGA Tour Properties told Naples Daily News. We couldn’t ask for a better home here in Naples. The tournament has begun discussions for a continued partnership for many years to come. We hope to be able to provide further announcements in the coming months.

Future Players at ECC

At Estero Country Club, we believe that sportsmanship and strong character building can start anywhere, even the course! Golf is alive in southwest Florida. Get front row seats to the next generation of golfers!

Find your inspiration and read more about the CME Group Tour Championship highlights here!

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Growing the Game of Golf in Southwest Florida

Administrator : November 1, 2016 1:19 pm : Blog

Growing the Game of Golf in Southwest FloridaAs we complete our summer at Estero Country Club, we take the time to reflect on this year’s supported efforts to “grow the game of golf” in our wonderful community. Despite all the doom and gloom you read in print and social media about the dying art of the game of golf – golf is alive and well at ECC!

This summer, we’ve seen the junior golf community flourish thanks to a dedicated group of young players, ECC’s golf professionals, and the support of southwest Florida! Estero Country Club will proudly continue to support junior golf and grow the game.

Today’s junior is tomorrow’s member!

Growing Golf in the Community

The community had quite a busy season, on and off the course! Estero Country Club’s Assistant Golf Professional, Tom Donovan clear doesn’t get enough of golf at Estero Country Club, as he also coaches the Boys Golf Team at the Community School of Naples. The boy’s team recently finished second at Regionals and will be advancing to the State Finals, at the Mission Inn and Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills from Oct. 28-29.

csnregional2016After finishing second in the district tournament, the Community School of Naples’ golf team, earned their spot in the regional tournament, hosted at Verandah Golf Club. While the game started tough, +13 for the first 4 holes, Harrison Ornstein inspired the team with birdies on three holes in a row. As word spread to the rest of the team, the boys’ confidence grew and they played the remaining 14 holes at +10, giving the team a total of 311, 23 over par.  

Despite a strong finish, it was a close game from the rival teams. The boys didn’t let that sway their intent, and they ended up edging out Bishop Verot (312) and district rival Seacrest (314), advancing the Community School of Naples to the state tournament for the first time in three years!

The individual scores were:  

  • Harrison Ornstein – 73
  • Josh Braverman – 73
  • Tommy Amendola – 82
  • James Phelps – 83
  • Mason Messina – 85

Overall, it was great playing by every member of the team!

“We were struggling as a team,” Tommy Donovan told the Naples Daily News at last year’s tournament. This year looked a little brighter for the boys, as they soared to the State tournament.

We can’t wait to see the results of the State tournament October 28th and 29th at Mission Inn.

ecc-girls-golfEstero Country Club saw another team rise in the game of golf! Last month, The Estero High School Girls Golf team dominated the Districts and played a nail biting game at Regionals. After finishing second at the Districts, hosted at the Vineyards Country Club’s South, the team moved on to Regionals at Golf Hammock Golf Club in Sebring. While the team did not advance to the State Finals, Kim Egozi moved on to State as an individual.

Estero High School had a busy season! They participated in a state wide tournament in Sebring in September, finishing third, and completed their dual-meet season 11-1. To top it all off, the girl’s snagged the winning title as the Conference Championship. Southwest Florida also saw the rise of another Junior Golf star, Canterbury School’s Brittany Shin won the A-6 individual girls golf title Monday at Bradenton Country Club

All those southwest Florida teams showed grace, perseverance, and courage on the course this season. Estero Country Club is honored to be designated practice course for Estero High School, and we’re so proud of our very own Tom Donovan for lending his expertise to the Community School of Naples.

Here’s to another great year!

Sowing the Seeds of Golf at Estero Country Club

At Estero Country Club, we believe that sportsmanship and strong character building can start anywhere, even the course! Golf is alive in southwest Florida. Get front row seats to the next generation of golfers!

Whether you’re a junior golfer or seasoned golf aficionado, you can perfect your game and improve every swing with Estero Country Club. Take a tour of our course, or give us a call today to learn more: 239-267-7000!

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Junior Golfers on Par in Southwest Florida

Administrator : October 20, 2016 10:37 am : Blog

TJunior Golfers on Par in SWFL he Estero High School Girls Golf team chose Estero Country Club to practice their swing and strengthen their skills this season and all of their hard work has certainly paid off!

The Girl’s Golf team dominated the Districts and played a nail biting game at Regionals. After finishing second at the Districts, hosted at the Vineyards Country Club’s South, the team moved on to Regionals at Golf Hammock Golf Club in Sebring. The game was rousing, but even though the team will not be advancing to State, player Kim Egozi will move on to the State Finals as an individual. As if that wasn’t enough for these strong players, the team participated in a state wide tournament in Sebring last month and finished third! Estero High School has completed their dual meet season 11-1, as well as snagging the winning title as the Conference Championship.

The team has showed incredible strength and drive, both on and off the course. Estero Country Club’s not done with the season yet, though! Estero Country Club’s Assistant Golf Professional, Tom Donovan clear doesn’t get enough of golf at Estero Country Club, as he also coaches the Boys Golf Team at the Community School of Naples. The boy’s team recently finished second at Regionals and will be advancing to the State Finals, at the Mission Inn and Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills from Oct. 28-29.

Golf is a game for every age. From physical fitness to character growth, the game instills confidence, good sportsmanship, and courage. Particularly for the youth of southwest Florida, benefits of golf are endless.

Health and Wellness

Staying active and healthy outdoors is great advice for any age. For the youth, in particular, it is about instilling exercise and healthy activity as a habit. Develop the “Healthy Habit” now and it will become a lifelong passion. According to The First Tee, between playing golf, walking the course, and carrying your bag, a 150-pound person burns 350 calories and walks over 10,000 steps. Now, that’s healthy!

Quality Bonding Time

The hustle and bustle of the work week is a lot to deal with. Take some time to put away the phone, close your laptop, and spend quality time with the Junior Golfer in your life. Golf is a participatory sport that encourages perverseness, honesty, and courage.

Character Building

Golf is as challenging as it is fun. The highs and lows of the game, parallels the real world very closely. Staying focuses and managing emotions when the game gets tough establishes the importance of positivity, perspective, and the reward of a job well done!

Junior Golfers Abound

The benefits of enrolling your children into one of our many Junior Programs is endless. We have the facilities and instruction to offer a fun, green golfing experience. Check out what lessons will be best for your future championship winner.

Estero Country Club offers a pristine, green course for members and guests. Playing at 7,072 yards from its championship tees, our par 72 course sits on 105 lush acres surrounded by 38 acres of sparkling lakes. The course features six sets of tees to challenge the skills of players at every level. Stop by and experience southwest Florida’s favorite golf community.

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What’s Happening at Estero Country Club

Administrator : September 28, 2016 11:54 am : Blog

ecc-calendarThe summer may be technically ending but that doesn’t mean we have to say goodbye to the sunshine! In fact, Estero Country Club has plenty events coming up that will keep your calendars full and your social life bursting!

Check out the latest fun that’s coming to southwest Florida.

Mark Your Calendars

Are you a bookworm that would love to discuss your love of all things paperback? Come and join our Book Club for lunch and a discussion at the Club, starting at noon. We will be hosting two, October 6th and November 3rd.

  • October 6th: “Jade Dragon Mountain” by Elsa Hart
  • November 3rd: “The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles & Their Secret World War” by Stephen Kinzer

We are committed to all of our member’s happiness. That means taking care of your health! That’s why we’re offering flu shots! Stop by the Presidents’ Room, Thursday, October 20th, from 10am to 2pm and receive your flu shot. Most insurances and Medicare accepted. Remember, it’s better to get the shot than the flu!

It’s time for the spookiest time of year! Come join us for a night full of tricks, treats, and get ready to boogy! Friday, October 28th, Estero Country Club will be hosting a Halloween Party. Reservations are available from 5:30 to 8:30! Costumes are, of course, encouraged!

Every Day is Great at ECC

When your family and friends come to visit this holiday season, make sure to show them the best sides that southwest Florida has to offer! Estero Country Club has everything in one cohesive and compassionate community.

Join our group of tennis players and experience the same passion and drive for the game that you have! Our members and guests enjoy brightly lit courts, fun competition, lessons, and leagues that have tennis enthusiasts all over the nation eager to get their rackets and start swingin’!

Love swinging more than just a tennis racket? Strut your stuff out on the course! Southwest Florida is home to some of the best golf courses in the country, including our own. Estero Country Club has a year-round sunny disposition and beachfront view, making it one of the biggest names in the golf community.

At Estero Country Club we believe that variety is the spice of life, that’s why we offer Lifestyle Activities including:

  • Painting Class
  • Bridge
  • Gin Rummy
  • B.I.N.G.O.
  • And more!

Become a Member Today!

Feeling out of the loop? Become a member of Estero Country Club today! Contact us to get exclusive services, events, and friendly sport competition by joining our community today!

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