COPPERHEAD GOLF CLUB ( 239-369-8200)
Florida Golf Course Review
CopperHead Golf Club near Fort Myers is a Gordon Lewis design featuring island tees, whispering pines and elevated greens, along a terrain that is
distinctively different from typical layouts in the Lehigh Acres area. The front side presents pine-lined fairways with environmentally protected natural
areas, reminiscent of the close-by Everglades. On the back golfers will encounter wider landing areas on the abundant fairways, but greenside shots will
demand accuracy on approaches to the well protected putting surfaces. Generally speaking, the greens are oversized and mildly undulating.
Five sets of tees play to yardages and slopes measuring 6680 yards/136 slope, 6163 yards/129 slope, 5729 yards/125 slope, 5261 yards/118 slope for
men and 124 for women, and 4687 yards with a slope of 114. While not overly long, the layout does feature a couple of monster four pars - the 444 yard
seventh and the 472 yard 13th. With the exception of the 249 yard 14th, the par threes are reasonably short and quite score-able. Accuracy is the name
of the game on this challenging design, especially with water in play on 13 holes, including a couple of forced carries.
On course golfers will find color coded pin placements that indicate front, middle and back hole locations. 150 yard stakes are visible on both sides of the
fairways on all par fours and fives, and red, white and blue markers indicate the 100, 150 and 200 yard areas. Cart paths are also marked, as are the tee
boxes. Hole diagrams on the scorecards will help golfers locate the water hazards, and the 69 sand bunkers/waste areas that dot the property.
With competitive pricing ($55 including cart prime time in January 2005), Copperhead is a good value for the Ft Myers area. On property is a full service
snack bar and pro shop, along with driving range and practice green. The CopperHead Golf Vacation Villas are available for stay and play packages, with
unlimited golf and other amenities. For more info on the course and the Villas, visit our page for CopperHead, with direct link to their website plus a map and directions, by clicking here