• Southwest Florida’s First ‘Virtual’ Golf Club Welcomes International Golf Travelers

    golfing-coupleGolf lovers abound in Southwest Florida, which has been considered a haven for local and international golfers. Now these golf aficionados are on the prowl for any pertinent information on their golfing needs. This is where GolfSWFL.com comes in. the website has been striving to provide the much needed information to its local golfers. Now, together with ‘virtual’ GolfSWFL Golf Club®, it is extending its reach to golf tourists, considered as a desirable target audience.

    GolfSWFL.com and ‘virtual’ GolfSWFL Golf Club® collaboration is intended to provide active golfers in Southwest Florida much needed golfing information – such as current pictures and videos of various golf destinations stretching from Marco Island in the south to Sarasota in the north. It will also be providing data on current course conditions for these various golf destinations.

    The GolfSWFL Golf Club® is still considered as a bona fide golf club under a USGA rule even though it has no clubhouse, no golf course, and no real estate. It still holds numerous social events every year. It includes Nine & Dines and socializes at locally organized golf equipment and golf apparel demo days, regular tournaments, Florida Scrambles, and golf travel adventures for camaraderie. These events are usually held in various golf courses in Southwest Florida. Then there is a culminating event each year, which is the club’s ‘Founder Member’s’  annual golf tournament. There is a cash prize of 1 million and also another million going to the SWFL regional charity.

    Southwest Florida Pro’s, snow bird golfers, resident golfers, top golf travel writers and EU golf tourists are contributing their own golfing content to the GolfSWFL.com portal. In this way, many local and tourist golfers can learn from these golfing experts or guru. The members of the Southwest Florida’s first ‘virtual’ golf club (GolfSWFL Golf Club®) are a mix of accomplished golfers, PGA members and junior’s Singles, couples, and beginners. These members are communicating through various social media platforms such as YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. There are also a lot of perks in being an exclusive member.

    Perks For GolfSWFL Golf Club® Members

    Golf Travel Getaways

    • Overnight golf trip to Gasparilla Island

    Members stay at Gasparilla Inn for a night of enjoyment. Enjoy a 19th hole cocktail party at the Beach Club then have your fill of the sumptuous feast offerings right after. On the following day, there will be a tournament at the Gasparilla Golf Club.

    • Weekend Golf Cruise to the Bahamas from Miami

    For $219 one can stay in ocean view stateroom on the Carnival Imagination

    Tournament winners on this golf travel getaways can enjoy Hole in One Prizes such as a VIP Deluxe 10 Day GolfAhoy Circle Hawaii Golf Cruise. The said cruise is valued at $7,349 per person during the low season. On peak season, it is valued at $8,849 per head. The services include Butler Service in a Penthouse Suite aboard ship. Then there is also a 3 night pre-cruise stay in Beach Cottage accommodations and also golfing privileges at the Turtle Bay Golf and Spa Resort. However, the said prize does not include airfare.

    Golf Doctor And Spa

    There are a lot of doctors who loves to play golf and are also members of the GolfSWFL Golf Club® thus other members can chat comfortably about their golf stroke aches and pains. Also a local SWFL Spa offers various spa treatments intended for golfers.

    GolfSWFL Travel

    News and reviews are also being provided for hotel golf packages, airfares, and car rental rates. Allowing members to easily plan their golf vacation in Southwest Florida.

    Free Seven Day Golf Equipment Classified Advertising

    If you want to sell your old clubs then you can do it for free on the GolfSWFL.com classified section. It is perfect for trading golf gear with other golf aficionados. A convenient Google driving direction tool is also provided to easily deliver or pick up the item.

    SWFL Regional Sections Within The Directory

    The SWFL regional section is perfect for scouring golf happenings in Port Charlotte, Sanibel, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Marco Island, Naples, Sarasota, Cape Coral, Estero, and Venice. Advertorials intended for Southwest Florida are available on various topics such as:

    • Golf Tournaments
    • Arts & Culture
    • Golf Community Real Estate
    • Golf Course Directory
    • Golf Lessons
    • Travel & Lifestyle Magazines
    • Tournament Hole-In-One Prizes/Insurance
    • Golf Shops
    • Golf Spas
    • Golf Sports Medical
    • Golf Villa Rentals
    • Overnight Golf Getaways
    • Wine and Dine
    • Golf Radio and TV
    • Golf Resorts and Hotels

    The GolfSWFL.com and ‘virtual’ GolfSWFL Golf Club® are truly doing their best to provide the best golfing experience for its local and international members.

  • Fort Myers City Golf Course Renovation

    A public meeting will be conducted by the City of Fort Myers in order to discuss the proposed renovation of the 130-acre golf course of the city. The schedule of the public meeting is set on Thursday from 4:30 pm to 6 pm. Location will be at the New Hope Presbyterian Church located off 382 McGregor Boulevard.

    Various important details of the renovation will be discussed like the construction of a new storm water detention and retention basin. The renovation project will definitely include repairs to the fairways, sand traps, roughs, greens, pathways, and tees of the golf course. Improvements will also be made to the utility services, drainage, and the irrigation systems within the golf course.

    Golf architect Steve Smyers will lead the golf course renovation project together with Patrick Andrews, his chief design associate. According to Smyers, some features of the old golf course will definitely be altered, but he also said that the challenge that the course provides and its character will still be the same just like how Donald Ross had originally laid out when the course opened in 1917.The team will still be using the golf course plan laid out by Ross in 1916 to retain the course’s historic integrity.

    Construction cost is estimated to be about $5.8 million. Reopening schedule of the newly-renovated golf course is set on November 1. Residents in Fort Myers are anxiously awaiting this, as they feel it will increase the value of their Fort Myers real estate (fortmyersrealestate.com)


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