THE COLONY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB (239-390-4710)
Florida Golf Course Review
The Colony Golf and Country Club is one of a group of dynamic, upscale golf properties in Southwest Florida that are owned and operated by WCI
Communities. The others are Tiburon (2 courses) in the Naples area, Pelican Preserve in Fort Myers, Raptor Bay near Bonita Springs, and the Venetian in
Venice. Members and guests enjoy playing privileges on some of the best layouts in SW Florida - with each featuring manicured conditioning and top notch amenities.
We have visited quite a few courses in Southwest Florida in the past several years, and we would be hard pressed to name a facility that is any better than
The Colony Golf & Country Club. Expanding 809 lush tropical acres, this breathtaking landscape is home to architect Jerry Pate's finest creation. Native
grasses, plentiful palms, palmetto and moss draped oak hammocks line the secluded fairways, with significant water features along the way. Members of
the club and WCI are privileged to play one of Florida's finest!
On property is a full service clubhouse with well stocked pro shop, restaurant/lounge and dining area, plus an array of membership amenities such as a
pool area and tennis courts. The property is exquisitely landscaped and Seaside Dwarf Paspalm is the turf utilized throughout the layout providing
excellent playing surfaces from tee to green.
There are 6 sets of tee boxes - all with measurements to the center of the green with distances and slopes measuring 6802 yards/139 slope, 6423
yards/130 slope, 6120 yards/127 slope, 5930 yards/122 slope for men and a whopping 140 for women, 5196 yards/109 for men and 124 for women, and
4985 yards with a slope of 121 for ladies hitting from the forward tees. 100, 150 and 200 yard markers are posted in the fairways of all par fours and fives,
and pin placement sheets are posted on each golf cart.
Thirteen holes have water in play in some shape or form, and 93 sand bunkers are situated along the rolling, manicured fairways or greenside. The green
complexes are sloping with collection areas and swales awaiting mis-hit approaches, creating some tricky up and down situations. Golfers with a right to left
shot shape will love (or hate) the front nine, as 3 holes dogleg left around water hazards - creating some risk-reward opportunities. There is generally
ample room off the tee on most of the 4 and 5 pars. Golfers will be treated with cart rides over wooden bridges and through conservation areas, with
abundant native wildlife throughout.
Interesting routing and terrain, great hole designs and immaculate conditioning and service - highly recommended! For more information, visit our listing
page for this course, with map, directions and all the technical info on the course and property, by clicking here. Also - See our prompt at the top right corner of this review for a direct link to this course's web site.