Golf

Club Pelican Bay’s private, championship golf course is nestled in the heart of the Pelican Bay community.

Famed golf course architect Arthur Hills designed the layout, utilizing the natural landscape, including the lakes and ponds, and enhancing the setting with sculptured and contoured fairways, elevated tees and other visually appealing elements.

Arthur Hills was among the first group to play a “test run” round on December 28, 1979. The course officially opened on January 2, 1980. Thanks to the stewardship of Bob Bittner, Director of Golf Operations since our opening, the course has not needed any major renovations.

Each of the 27 holes – the Club, Pelican and Bay courses – is 36 par and features Bermuda grass. Golfers enjoy warm Gulf breezes, the sight of shorebirds such as pelicans and herons, and seven sets of tees on each nine.

Club Pelican Bay has been certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary since 2016 and won 2015 Florida Golf Course of Year from Celebration Bermudagrass.

Men's and Ladies Golf

The Men's and Ladies' Leagues have large groups and active participation. Members of all skill levels are invited to join them.

Men play 18 holes on Wednesday and Saturday mornings, while Ladies can play 9 or 18 on Tuesday mornings.

Golfers may ride or walk. Everyone is encouraged to play from the set of tees most aligned with their handicap. (We utilize Rule 3-5 from the USGA rulebook to permit the use of separate tees during all of our competition.)

Golf Staff prepare official scorecards for all outings, and winners earn Golf Shop credit. The competitions may include match play, better ball or a variety of team events.

Along with these weekly outings, there are special events throughout the year, including member/guest days, mixed couples events and our biennial Founders Fund Tournament. Each special tournament includes a luncheon following play.

Practice Facilities

Club Pelican Bay practice facilities offer members and their guests a number of ways to warm up before a round or improve their game when not on the course.

Our two-sided range ensures that we maintain optimal grass conditions. Golfers can aim at five separate target greens, each protected by bunkers. For long game and driving accuracy, the mowing patterns of the center of the range look like a fairway, enhancing the sensation of playing on the course.

For short game practice, golfers can utilize three separate chipping and pitching greens that feature four bunkers as well as a large practice putting green.

The practice facility is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Golf Shop

Play well on the course, and look good while you're at it, by stopping by our Golf Shop before a round.

We have selected the finest equipment, balls, accessories and performance attire to ensure your round is enjoyable.

Ask our knowledgeable staff for a complimentary club fitting and learn about the revolutionary technology in lines such as Titleist, TaylorMade, Ping, Callaway and Cobra. Watch for special Demo Days throughout the year to see the latest direct from the manufacturer.

Hitting the right ball for your swing is important, too. Chat with us about your ball flight and how well you hold the greens, and we will recommend the appropriate ball for your game.

How you feel can also affect your game as well, so we carry fashionable clothing that also provides sun protection, allows for movement and keeps you cool. Come see the selection from Fairway and Greene, Peter Millar, E.P. Pro, Sport Haley, Zero Restriction and other brands.

Our Golf Shop also carries golf-related merchandise such as glassware that makes the perfect gift for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays and other special occasions.

Please speak with us about any special requests, and we will do our best to obtain any golf item that you need.

Coming in Spring 2018

Our new Golf Shop is under construction and will feature an even larger selection of merchandise to make your golf game the best it can be. Watch for our Grand Opening announcement closer to the building's completion.

Golf Instruction

Learn golf fundamentals or tweak your game in our relaxed and friendly environment. We offer individual and group lessons for beginners and advanced players looking to hone their skills and enhance their enjoyment of the game.

In our “Game Improvement Series” clinics, we work with Members once a week for an hour. We focus on a different topic each week, including driving, fairway woods, chipping and putting. Members may sign up for one or more of the clinics, which are $20 each. Please see the schedule of upcoming clinics and register by calling 239-597-2105.

For more individual instruction, Members may schedule a private one-on-one lesson with any of our PGA or LPGA Professionals. Golf lessons are customized based on the Member’s needs and skill level. Please complete the form below or call 239-597-2105 to request a lesson.

A Word From Our Members

"We have recently become members at the Club at Pelican Bay and what a wonderful new experience this has been. All of the staff and membership have made us feel so welcomed. We have been invited to play golf with numerous people and have already created some great friendships. The golf course is always in excellent condition and is challenging but fun to play. The only downside that we can see is having to discipline ourselves not to overindulge at so many of the fun dinner/dance events. The food has been absolutely wonderful! We both look forward to the beautiful new facilities that are planned, especially the fitness center… we are going to need it!"

- Steve and Hope Roe

“We joined the Club in January, 2011. We expected it would take awhile to get to meet people and feel like members. But everyone has been so friendly! I played golf three times a week all season and never lacked a game. I also played bridge and joined the ladies' champion interclub team. Tom says he likes the courses better every time he plays them. The golf and clubhouse staffs always call us by name and help with anything we need. They are all wonderful. We feel joining was definitely a great decision. Only regret is that we didn't do it sooner.”

- Tom and Sue Dapp

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