Expecting Big Changes For Fort Myers Country Club

By   July 17, 2014

golfersFinally, Fort Myers Country Club golf course is having its first major re-sculpting after it was initially built in 1917. The Fort Myers Country Club will be undergoing a $5.5 million renovation to improve its looks and provide better services and amenities to its members and guests. The remodeling changes are scheduled to be completed in four months.

In the past years, Fort Myers Country Club golf course is being considered as the wettest golf course in the area. Drainage was a major problem in the past. Last year alone, after torrential rains, most part of the golf course was immersed in standing water. The club has to close for 22 days. However, another 25 days, burdened golfers to use cart paths. Another problem being caused by the standing water is the brown spots on the grass. The water and the searing heat are a lethal combination that causes brown spots. It can be quite unpleasant to look at. On part of the management, it was quite frustrating. Members would complain if the club is closed for too long and some would complain about the sodden grounds.

Currently, Wright Construction and Johnson Engineering are handling the construction project under architect Steve Smyers. The construction company has been reshaping the grounds around the course. There is an expected elevation from 3 to 6 feet in areas surrounding the golf course. Newer curves on the course will be added for aesthetic purposes. The seeding of the course needs to begin within the month since grass needs 60-70 days to properly grow.

The main objective is to provide good drainage since it is synonymous to growing good grass. The fairways and putting surfaces will be elevated. 121,000 yards of dirt are currently being used to make the changes. 96,000 yards of dirt actually came from the creation of man-made lakes.

The Fort Myers Country Club’s director of golf, Rich Lamb, is quite excited with expected changes. Golfers would definitely feel challenged while playing on this new golf course. It would definitely be a big change from their previous games in the Fort Myers Country Club golf course. The re-sculpting project is expected to be finished by early November. When the remodeling is finished, the Fort Myers Country Club golf course can be considered as the driest golf course in the area instead of being the wettest, as it is being dubbed in the past years.

Fort Myers Real Estate Market Showing Signs Of Life

By   April 10, 2014

Fort Myers MarketGood news for Southwest Florida real estate, namely folks in the Fort Myers area as according to the latest data from Trulia, the market seems to be looking up. For instance, median home sales prices for Fort Myers from 01/2014 – 04/2014 was almost $152k, which is up 4.6% from the same period last year. This means that Fort Myers homes are now worth about $6,700 more on average. This information is based upon 1,206 sales of Fort Myers homes. Unfortunately, the number of actual home sales was down over 30% from last year.

At the moment, there are around 3,500 Fort Myers real estate listings online, and about 2,900 foreclosures or other distressed properties. The average listing price for Fort Myers homes is about $326k – up about 2% from last week.

The most popular Fort Myers communities for real estate are Mcgregor, Pelican Preserve, Whiskey Creek, Colonial Country Club and Palm Lee Park.

Top Golfing Communities In Naples

By   April 9, 2014

florida golfIf you are an avid golfer then Naples is probably on top of your list as an ultimate travel destination or a place to finally settle for good. Naples is known for its myriad of attractions and luxurious golfing communities. Here you can pick from luxurious and stylishly designed homes overlooking the verdant and expansive golf course. There are a number of golf communities in Naples, but here are the top three that you definitely need to look into.


Quail West Golf Community

Quail West is one of the most widely acclaimed gated golfing communities in Naples. 564 well-designed homesites are spread out over 1,180 acres with lakes, fairways, and nature preserves. The community boasts of two Arthur Hills signature golf courses. It is a low-density community with residences seated on large lots. There is also a grand clubhouse comes with great amenities and conveniences. There is a casual grille room and formal member, glass-enclosed lagoon-style garden and pool, full salon and spa services, state of the art fitness facility, indoor racquetball, luxurious locker rooms, and pro shops for both golf and tennis.

The community of Quail West maintains a small number of golf members. This allows them to play golf in a leisurely manner. There are 2 courses that members can play in. The first one is the Hills’ Preserve Course it covers an expanse of 200 acres that rolls around the forest land. Then the second one is the Lakes Course.

Olde Cypress Golf Community

The central location of Olde Cypress is one of its appeals aside from its championship golf course. This country club community comes with an 18-hole course that was designed Peter Dye. Residents get to enjoy playing on the golf course surrounded by an environmental preserve teeming with native wildlife and flowering plants.

Olde Cypress community offers single-family homes that come with prices ranging from $300,000 to over $1.5 million. This low-density golfing community also has a majestic 38,000 square foot clubhouse located at the center of the community. It is influenced by Spanish designs and offers an exclusive ballroom for members, an English-style pub, and art displays for art aficionados.

This friendly community is close to everything. You can go shopping or dine at the illustrious 5th Avenue. The Florida Gulf Coast University and the Philharmonic Center are just close by. The beautiful beaches of Naples are within reach. For more entertainment and tropical fun, Marco Island is just a few miles away.

The Lely Resort Golf & Country Club Community

Lely Resort Golf & Country Club Community is another golfing paradise in Southwest Florida. The Lely Resort championship golf course offers 54-holes of pure golfing fun. Actually, there are 3 golf course, one private and two public courses. Gary Player designed the private course, while Lee Trevino and Wiliam Graves created the Mustang. Robert Trent Jones Sr. designed the last public course, The Flamingo Island Golf Course.

With these three great choices of golfing communities, Naples becomes an ultimate choice for a staycation.