DUNES GOLF AND TENNIS CLUB - Sanibel Island (239-472-2535)
Florida Golf Course Review
The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club is a par 70 Mark McCumber design situated on the Southeastern tip of Sanibel Island. Set amidst a wildlife sanctuary sanctioned by the Audubon
Cooperative Society, The Dunes is the island's premier golf destination. This resort course features four sets of tees that play to 5578 yards/123 slope, 5249 yards/111 slope,
4854 yards/106 slope and 4002 yards with a 111 slope for women. Not a long course, the Dunes is noted for its exceptional conditioning and playability - making it a favorite for
visitors to the area. Visually, the course and property are stunning!
This picturesque environment is home to abundant wildlife, including alligators, blue herons, cranes, bald eagles and osprey. On property is an aquatic driving range and practice
green that is situated in front of the clubhouse. There is a fully stocked pro shop, the Greenside Grill Bar and Restaurant, banquet and catering for groups of up to 250 people, and
changing areas with showers for men and women. Memberships are available, and include use of 7 Har Tru tennis courts, a heated swimming pool and other amenities.
GPS units on each golf cart provides accurate information from tee to green. The five par threes here are quite memorable. Every hole on the layout features water in play, as the
meticulously manicured fairways are often flanked by lakes or ponds. This is not a course where one can grip it and rip it off the tee. Frequently, it is necessary to lay up to precise
landing zones to set up for approaches over water. Accuracy is also important greenside, though many green complexes present open fronts. There are only 19 sand bunkers on
the course - but some are quite large and all are strategically located.
This is a lush golfing environment, with extensive tropical foliage including an abundance of palm trees and manicured landscaping. The course meanders through an upscale
residential community, in an absolutely gorgeous area. The tifdwarf Bermuda greens and 419 fairways present excellent playing conditions. Land on the small to medium putting
surface and 1 or 2 putts should be the norm, as contours are mild in nature. We highly recommend a round here! For more information, visit our page for the property on our web
catalog of courses to play in the region - with direct link to their website by clicking here