Operation Impact Raises the Roof for 3 Veterans

Administrator : November 23, 2015 3:21 pm : Blog, Community

Operation Impact Raises the Roof for 3 Veterans from Estero CC

eccAs Estero County Club at the Vines celebrates its 30 year anniversary, we are reflecting on how thankful we are for such a supportive community. What better way to start the holiday season than with a successful community event that touched the lives of several local veterans.

On October 25, Estero Country Club partnered with Affordable Homeownership Foundation for Operation Impact: Raise the Roof. Not only was the event an incredible success, but it helped raise funds to replace leaking roofs for three local Lee County veterans.

The event started with some words from the first Mayor of The Village of Estero, Nick Batos, and was followed by the Twenty three Guns and Hoses bagpipers and a drum corps and the presentation of the flag by the JROTC from Estero High School. After the opening ceremony, the games began! The day was a whirlwind of fun for a good cause! Activities included a golf scramble, silent auction and dinner!

With your help, we were able to raise $68,500 in in-kind and monetary donations, and over $29,000 the day of the event. This money went above and beyond our expectations! Thanks to your generosity, not only did three local Lee County veterans get new roofs, but the money remaining is going to roof repairs for other local veterans with housing needs. A very special thanks to the Affordable Housing Foundation for partnering with us and creating an event to remember!

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, everyone at Estero Country Club and the Affordable Homeownership Foundation would like to thank the participants, the community, and everyone who supported this generous event. We are so thankful for each and every one of you. The tournament could not have been done without the support of our very own ECC members. Thank you for your continuous support.

Together we were able to provide three, much-needed for three local veterans. Operation Impact: Raise the Roof will return next year so make sure to mark your calendars for October 23, 2016.

Estero Country Club feels so blessed to have such a caring and compassionate community in sunny southwest Florida. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us build a fun, helpful, and bustling community.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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3 Ways to Improve Your Golf Game This Fall

Administrator : October 23, 2015 2:27 pm : Blog

3 Ways to Improve Your Golf Game This Fall from Estero CC

golf swingWe all know the saying, “Practice makes perfect.” However, a little training can go a long way in helping you improve your golf game. Whether you’re an avid player or someone who likes to play casually with friends, your performance can benefit from the guidance of an expert.

Estero Country Club at the Vines is offering 3 unique workshops led by TPI Golf Fitness Certified instructor Rita Pociask during the fall and winter seasons. Not only will it build your confidence, but it also gives you the opportunity to meet people with shared interests and build long-lasting relationships with other members of our fine, friendly community!

Fit “Fore” Golf

We have 3 workshops planned between October and February, and six opportunities to attend them so you can experience them all.

  • October 22 and January 14: Muscle Sense
    Did you know 59% of golfers have poor posture? Muscle Sense is all about improving your alignment, rotation and your ability to stabilize. The right posture will improve your golf swing.
  • November 5 and January 28: Fix Your Miss
    Mobility and stability are crucial to your swing. Fix Your Miss helps you recognize your faults and then guides you through specific exercises that will help correct them.
  • November 19 and February 18: Power Golf
    The final installment in our golf workshop series builds upon your improved posture, mobility, and stability to add POWER! You’ll learn the 10 best exercises that will put the “oomph” behind your swing.

These workshops are all held on the Thursday corresponding with each date at 3:00PM. They last an hour and will include instruction, handouts, and downloadable video clips. The cost is $29 per person per workshop or $69 for a single individual to attend all three. To reserve a spot, participants can sign up online, call the club, or simply drop in!

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Operation Impact: Raise the Roof

Administrator : September 25, 2015 4:53 pm : Blog

Operation Impact: Raise the Roof from Estero CC

Every year America celebrate Veteran’s Day; a time to recognize the servicemen and women who served our country to defend the freedoms and liberties we enjoy today. This year, we have the opportunity to serve them back.

There are several veterans right here in Lee County who are in need of assistance. That’s why Estero Country Club at The Vines is partnering with Affordable Homeownership Foundation Inc. to present Operation Impact: Raise the Roof on October 25, 2015. The fundraiser’s mission is to raise enough money to meet the needs of elderly veterans in Lee County who are living in homes with roofs that are in desperate need of maintenance.

The event starts at noon and will consist of a Putting Contest, Hole-In-One, Team Contests, and a Silent Auction. A dinner and awards reception will be held after the event at 6:00 PM.

Registration fees start at $100 for individual golfers to participate in the events and $50 to attend the dinner. There are sponsorship packages available as well for businesses and individuals who are looking for additional recognition or business opportunities. Click here to register as a participant, sponsor, or both!

If you can’t attend, but feel compelled to help, we have opportunities for that, too! Tax-deductible donations can be submitted directly through the event’s homepage. Any and all support is valued and appreciated not just by ourselves but the veterans your generous offerings will support.

The event will take place right here at Estero Country Club. Our address is 19501 Vintage Trace Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33967.

We hope to see you there!

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Estero Country Club Named Best in Southwest Florida

Administrator : August 28, 2015 2:52 pm : Blog, Uncategorized

Estero Country Club Named Best in Southwest Florida from Estero CC

ECC 25th Annual 1The News Press recently awarded Estero Country Club this year’s title of Best Country Club in Southwest Florida. We’re proud to be considered the number one social club for fun, rest and relaxation in the region, and named as such by the newspaper’s vast readership! Colleen Sowerby and Gina Delevieleuse accepted the award on behalf of the club at the ceremony located at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at Coconut Point on July 22, 2015.

Estero Country Club was created to be a community where you can have fun, stay healthy and build lasting relationships with our staff and members. If you’re a new member or looking to become one, there are so many different benefits that we offer here at the Vines in Estero.

Our golf courses are the talk of the region, but we also feature other sports and forms of entertainment. Our programs include classics like Rummy, Bingo, Mah Jong and Bridge. Our members indulge in the arts through painting and yoga classes, and oh! The places we go! We embark on frequent excursions such as lighted canoe tours, trips to see the Philharmonic and other great locations and events within southwest Florida.

Our dining experience is diverse and exquisite. Depending on your mood, you can relax in the warm, casual atmosphere of Mulligan’s Bar or enjoy dinners in our traditional dining room draped in pristine linens and elegant silver.

Our view is remarkably green with soothing water fountains and memorable, wedding-worthy views, but our most attractive feature truly is the people. Our staff and members are what make us—in your own opinion—the best country club in southwest Florida.

“Estero Country Club at The Vines is very excited about our recent award,” Membership Sales Director Colleen Sowerby said. “We look forward to celebrating with our members this club achievement during our 30th Anniversary celebration season this fall.”

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ECC Celebrates Great Golf in SWFL

Administrator : July 29, 2015 4:48 pm : Blog

ECC Celebrates Great Golf in SWFL


Southwest Florida is home to some of the best golf courses in the country. An area with a year-round sunny disposition and beachfront view has made Estero and beyond a big name in the golf community. Players far and wide are taking a special trip down to the Naples, Fort Myers, and Estero areas to experience our courses.

The golf market in Southwest Florida has seen a significant rise in yearly players, seasonal and regular. Memberships are growing and our course is always being used. Our par 72 course sits on 105 acres surrounded by 38 acres of lakes. Designed by renowned golf course designer Gordon Lewis, the course features six sets of tees to challenge the skills of players at every level. Estero Country Club also offer an outstanding practice range, as well as large putting and chipping greens.

“With more than 80 championship golf courses in the Naples area, Naples is the self-titled Golf Capital of the World, claiming to have more holes per capita than any other community.” says Forbes. The Southwest Florida economy is strong, growing thanks to interest from businesses and organizations from all over the world. The area grows and with it, our prestigious golf market. Whether for sport, pleasure, or to extend your professional good graces and treat prospects to a few rounds, Estero Country Club welcomes members and guests to enjoy our course.

We have more exciting things happening in the world of golf at Estero Country Club. Join us for golf lessons from an esteemed professional! Estero Country Club at The Vines is the winter home of teaching golf professional Bob Prange. He has been 2004 Teacher of the Year in the Indiana PGA Section, and a Top PGA Instructor by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine. Call 267-7003 for appointments and schedules for Bob Prange lessons.

Hone your skills on and off the course. Estero Country Club is home to some of the best golf instructors in the area. They are available for lessons, discussions, or even some helpful tips. Feel good on the course and bring your best game. We have all your needs covered from a pristine green course to a complete Golf shop.

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Southwest Florida is Heating Up

Administrator : June 26, 2015 12:26 pm : Blog

Southwest Florida is Heating Up


Southwest Florida is neck deep in summer and while it’s prime time for some fun in the sun, it’s imperative that you stay safe while doing so. Our afternoons are creeping high up in the 90s, sometimes even getting in the triple digits. While you’re practicing your swing on the course or court, walking around the lake, or just doing some gardening, be mindful of your body and the dangers this excessive heat can cause.

High heat can cause several health complications. One of the most common is heat stroke. Protect your body from heat stroke and be aware of symptoms; this may include:

• Body temperature of 104°F or higher
• Headaches, confusion or trouble thinking clearly
• Hallucinations
• Skin redness and warmth
• Vomiting or diarrhea
• Muscle cramps or weakness

We’re not saying not to get out there and move though! Stay active but stay cautious. When you’re on the green or practicing your swing on the courts remember the following:

• Play sports in the early morning or wait for dusk to avoid the afternoon where the temperatures are at their highest.
• Take frequent breaks to cool your body down.
• Drink plenty of fluids and reapply sunblock as needed.
• Wear loose, light-weight clothes.

Stay safe this summer and spend happy days and nights at Estero Country Club. We are proud to be hosting so many fun summer events including our July 4th Celebration. Make sure you stop by and celebrate with us. Also, don’t forget to look out for the Best of SWFL, winners announced July 23rd. Estero Country Club was lucky enough to be nominated for Best Country Club. We are so grateful for our wonderful members and residents that help us keep Estero Country Club great. Keep your fingers crossed for us southwest Florida!


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The Health Benefits of Golf

Administrator : May 15, 2015 4:11 pm : Blog

The Health Benefits of Golf

ECC_Aerials017Golf is a mental and physical sport that is keeping Florida fit! Estero Country Club is home to an enormous golf course that is yours. Get healthy, stay healthy, and go green on the golf course. 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, at any age. Along with a large green, we also have a practice range and putting/chipping greens to choose from.


The pleasures of golf are integral to life at the Estero Country Club. While we offer a variety of club memberships, our Golf Equity memberships are limited. Estero Country Club is not a bundled community so we’re pleased that our members play unlimited golf. Golf is excellent exercise for the body and mind at any age. Get out on the green with friends and family, have a friendly competition, and improve your game.

According to Harvard Medical School, the health benefits are from far more than your swing, but your walk as well. “Golf can be good for your health and safe for your heart. These health benefits don’t come from swinging your club, but from walking. Walking an average course for a round of golf can be as much as four miles. If you walk 18 holes three to five times a week, you’ll get an optimal amount of endurance exercise for your heart. If you pull your clubs or carry them, you’ll burn more calories per round, and benefit even more.”

Avoid injuries by doing the following:

  • Use the right equipment and always make sure it’s in good condition.
  • Protect yourself from the sun! Always wear sunscreen/sunblock, a hat, and appropriate clothing.
  • Drink water plenty of water throughout the game.
  • Lift and carry clubs safely and, when necessary, use a buggy.
  • Due to excessive Florida heat, consider playing in the early morning or late afternoon/evening.
  • Stop playing immediately when an injury occurs.

Estero Country Club looks forward to seeing you out on the green!

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Summer Trial Memberships

Administrator : April 30, 2015 2:13 pm : Blog

Summer Trial Memberships

Exteriors_C30A5215The Summer months may be coming but, let’s be honest, the weather is already here! Make the most of the summer with our Summer Trial Membership. Estero Country Club is excited to announce that there are a limited number of Summer Trial Memberships available for May 15 through September 30! The Summer Membership Benefits Include:

  • 4 day Advance Tee Times – ForeTees access
  • Unlimited Driving Range and Practice Facility Use
  • Tennis Privileges with no Court Fees
  • Social, Dining, Fitness and Lifestyle Amenities
  • Member charge only
  • Credit card required for delinquent account only
  • Cart fee is $24.00 per person
  • Member can have up to 3 guests at reciprocal rate per person (includes cart)-(guest rounds limited to 6 times per person)
  • Dues paid can be credited towards membership fees if application initiated by November 1 (new club fiscal year)
  • Summer Trial Membership available only once in a lifetime
  • Membership dues for the summer period: $495 Single, $595 Family

Take advantage of this limited offer and make the most of your summer. Estero Country Club is providing discounts on Club amentities so that you can enjoy our services and events at an affordable price. Our amenities highlight all of the great things you can find and experience in Southwest Florida. From golf to fitness, to tennis to fine dining, spend your time in your favorite place. Explore the great outdoors and thrive in that summer sun. Don’t forget to put on that sunblock though! Estero Country Club is improving the quality of life in Estero, Florida and we are opening it up to members all over the area. Contact our offices for further information. Become part of our family today!

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Village of Estero is Born

Colleen Sowerby : March 27, 2015 1:24 pm : Blog

Village of Estero is Born


March 17th 2015 was a monumental day for Southwest Florida. No, not just because of St. Patrick’s Day, it marked the first Village of Estero Council Meeting and swearing in! The Village of Estero became Southwest Florida’s ninth municipality. Estero Country club would also like to extend a special congratulations to Nick Batos, the new (and first!) Estero Mayor! “To be selected by my peers, to be the mayor it was quite humbling.” Said newly elected Mayor Batos.

“When you get a community that gets behind something like this and is able to have such a strong support for it, you know you’re doing the right thing to get it that way. We’re happy that we’re here although it’s just the beginning. Now the hard work starts.” Mayor Nick Batos told the Naples Daily News.

Estero is one of the fastest growing areas in Southwest Florida, made even more unique by how young it is. In fact, 65% of all Estero housing units are less than 13 years old and about 80 % of all Estero commercial properties are under 10 years of age, according to the feasibility study. This is a great opportunity for anyone from young families to retirees. With Florida Gulf Coast University just around the corner, people from all walks of life are flocking to Estero for the weather, opportunity, and lifestyle this great city has.

Estero Country Club is so excited and proud to be a part of this rising area. We look forward to seeing what the future has in store for us. There’s something special about Estero; once you’re here, you’re home. Estero residents are finding the lifestyle they’ve always wanted, surrounded by good friends, fun, and of course, the sun! It’s no wonder that more and more people are coming here with the intent of making Estero their home for life.

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