Old Corkscrew Golf Club

Jewel of Naples

A cornerstone of the Southwest Florida golf experience, there are no homes on this course. A natural well-balanced layout with an excellent mixture of water, trees and bunkers.

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Old Corkscrew Golf Club
  • Course Info Old Corkscrew Golf Club is a semi-private golf club with daily access to the public.
  • Location – Southwest Florida Gulf Coast, about 30 minutes south of the Southwest Florida airport (SWI) near Fort Myers, about 2 1/2 hours south of the Tampa airport and 2 hours west of the Miami airport. Google Maps Link
  • Lodging – Nearest lodging is along Interstate 75, seven miles to the west.

Old Corkscrew Golf Club, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course, is a cornerstone of the Southwest Florida golf experience. Routing through dense forest and marshland,  there are no houses on the course, further strengthening the core mission.

According to the Golf Magazines 2016-17 public course rankings,  Old Corkscrew ranks #21 in Florida.

Nicklaus designed the course to leverage the intrinsic characteristics of the land here through the oak, pine and cypress trees.  Old Corkscrew rewards the shot-maker more than the power-hitter.

Locals compare this course to the ultra-private Jack Nicklaus course in the area, The Concession.   Except for immaculate manicuring you get a similar natural well-balanced layout with an excellent mixture of water, trees and bunkers.   The lack of homes here is a considerable plus.

A fundamental golf course with superb layout combined with a magnificent natural feeling makes Old Corkscrew a terrific alternative to the real-estate development courses that dominate Southwest Florida.  It’s seven miles inland from Interstate 75 and only 20 minutes from the Southwest Florida airport.  It’s refreshing while being serene.

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